People expect more from products these days. We can’t all afford to have a bevy of bikes in our garage all built for a single purpose. Guerrilla Gravity decided it was time to make a bike that promised good riding without compromise. Their new Megatrail is something different than most bikes on the rack at your local bike shop. You see, the Megatrail frame can be setup to run 26- or 27.5-inch wheels (or 26 front, 27.5 rear combo). More than just slapping on a different wheel size, the Megatrail’s rear triangle has been optimized to run either.
“When we started talking about the idea of making an aggressive trail/all mountain/enduro/ride-everything bike, we started with the thought that the current crop of bikes were making too much compromise. They either climbed well, or descended well, but not really both. Turning the gears on that idea for awhile, and learning from the performance of the GG/DH, we came up with the idea that this sort of bike needed an adjustment to cover the bases instead of making an “all season tire.” It should have one mode that’s more trail and climb friendly that makes the bike very efficient, yet still very shreddable, and a second mode that cranks the Rad up to 11 for gnarly Enduro race stages, bike park laps, long routes that are mostly descending (ie Moab Enchilada), etc.” – Matt of Guerrilla Gravity is their Chief ‘Enginerd’ and a former Aerospace and Auto Racing Engineer.
The frame is built on modern geometry utilizing a roomy cockpit design for short stems and wide bars, slack head angles and a low bottom bracket. Both the front and rear triangles are optimized for either wheel size (26 or 27.5). With input from Cane Creek, the suspension was built around the DB Air CS, optimized for air shocks to provide small bump sensitivity, support while pedaling and progression for hard bottom out resistance.
- 1.5-inch head tube, Cane Creek compatible
- Optional, replaceable ISCG05 chainguide mount
- 12×142 Syntac rear axle
- High quality Enduro Maxx bearings
- Stealth cable routing for adjustable-height seat posts
- Threaded bottom bracket
- Frame Weight: 7lbs, size Medium, no shock
- 150mm travel
- 13.2-inch BB height
- 66.5-degree head angle
- Leverage curve tuned with mid stroke support for climbing efficiency
- 160mm travel
- 12.7-inch BB height
- 65.5 head angle
- Leverage curve tuned for more bump compliance and grip
- Can be engaged with a simple bolt location adjustment
“This mode is a radical departure from most aggressive “do it all” bikes, but we developed this mode to feel like a mini DH bike that can still pedal. BB height is set to the same sagged height as the GG/DH, along with tuning the leverage curve to also feel like a shorter travel GG/DH.’ – Matt of GG.