Guerilla Gravity has added a Revved Rear Triangle Kit to their modular frame platform allowing owners of The Smash, Megatrail, Gnarvana and Shred Dogg to convert their bike to the 120mm travel Trail Pistol. The Revved Carbon rear end is claimed to be 50% stiffer (torsionally) and around 300g lighter than the 6061 aluminum rear triangles that come stock on the aforementioned longer travel bikes.
Guerilla Gravity Revved Rear Triangle Kits
Guerilla Gravity’s Revved Carbon used to be reserved for their front triangles only, and that is still the case for all of their models with the exception of the 120mm travel Trail Pistol which is now Fully Revved. What does that even mean? Well, both the front and rear triangles make use of Revved Carbon Technology, a patent-pending process that uses an advanced resin to create thermoplastic carbon fiber frames that claim to be 300% more impact resistant.
Now, Guerilla Gravity are bringing that technology to all of their frames with a Revved Carbon rear triangle kit that endows any of their bikes with the 120mm travel Trail Pistol rear-end. The conversion relies also on running a 50mm stroke shock, so customers will also need to buy a new shock, or get the stroke length of their current shock adjusted.
The increased torsional stiffness of the Revved Carbon rear triangle is said to improve pedaling efficiency due to reduced energy loss through torsional flex, and also the potential ability to keep up with Yoann Barelli, though the latter is of course not guaranteed. Also notable is the fact that the Revved Carbon rear triangle features a molded rubber chainstay protector with a recessed fit. That last bit is important since the recessed fitment should prevent your shoes from catching on the guard, having the edge peel, and it adds more clearance between the stay and the crank.
Pricing & Availability
The Revved Rear Triangle kit will leave you $1195 USD out of pocket. That may sound a lot for a swingarm, but is actually not so bad when you consider that it sort of gives you an entirely new bike to ride (and a new complete Trail Pistol will cost you around $6,095 USD). The kit ships within 1-2 weeks following order placement. It comes pre-assembled straight out of the GG Colorado manufacturing facility and includes everything needed for a quick swap (e.g. axle, derailleur hanger, cable ties).