While it’s always a blast to plow a long travel bike through rough rocky descents, sometimes it’s just as fun to see how much more you can do with less. For those who prefer to pump and jump their way down the trails, Colorado’s Guerrilla Gravity has trimmed down their Megatrail all-mountain bike into something a little more playful than plush.
Like all of Guerrilla Gravity’s suspension bikes, the new SS model offers two travel settings- in this case the Trail Mode gives you 135mm and Gravity Mode kicks it up to 145mm. Between those numbers is a bike that should be a snappy jumper, but could also tackle just about any trail short of a chunky double black diamond.
Guerrilla Gravity is all about customization, so there are several components specs to choose from or the option to go full custom on your build…
The Megatrail SS frame is made of aluminum, and it’s designed and fabricated in-house in Denver, Colorado. The bike runs 27.5” wheels, and for the ‘mid-fat’ crowd the rear end can accommodate tires up to 2.8” wide. The rear end is BOOST spaced with a 148x12mm Syntace universal axle and derailleur hanger.
Guerilla Gravity stuck with a threaded 73mm BB shell to avoid potential creaks, a 1x specific design, and an ISCG05 mount so you can run a chain guide. The Megatrail SS frames use long-lasting Enduro Maxx bearings, and weigh in at 6.6lbs (size medium, no shock).
The company’s own Freedom Linkage is based on the horst-link design, but tuned to maximize tunability: The linkage itself provides an ideal starting platform that offers pedalling support, sensitivity and ramps up to resist bottoming out. The linkage is also designed with both air and coil shocks in mind, leaving the door open for riders to fine-tune the bike with whatever style/brand they prefer.
Following the on-bike storage trend, Guerilla Gravity’s optional Frame Storage kit straps a spare tube and levers to the SS’s seatmast in front of the BB shell. They also squeezed in bottle cage mounts atop the down tube.
The Megatrail SS is available in three different builds (see website for full specs and geo). The Ride 2 starts out at $3195 USD, the Ride 1 sells for $4195, and the top-end Race goes for $5195. A frameset is also available for $2195, which you can then build upon as desired. It should be noted that these prices are for a raw finished frame- there are lots of colors to choose from, but paint is going to cost you extra.
The Megatrail SS comes in S/M/L sizes, and is available online.