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Forks:

RockShox Revelation RC

Description: Motion Control damper with Rapid Recovery rebound and DebonAir air spring.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression
Offset:
  • 27.5: 37 mm
  • 29: 51 mm (42 mm available by request)
Weight: 2000 grams (4.4 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 4

RockShox Yari RC

Description: Motion Control damper with Rapid Recovery rebound and DebonAir air spring.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression
Offset:
  • 27.5: 46 mm (37 mm available by request)
  • 29: 51 mm (42 mm available by request)
Weight: 2120 grams (4.7 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 4

RockShox Pike RC

Description: Lightweight trail fork, excellent for mid-travel and weight-conscious applications. Features RockShox’s latest Charger 2 damper.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression
Offset:
  • 27.5: 46 mm
  • 29: 51 mm (42 mm available by request)
Weight: 1870 grams (4.1 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 10
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

RockShox Lyric RC

Description: Upgrades you to a stiffer chassis compared to the Pike, which offers a more consistent feel on longer DH runs.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression
Offset:
  • 27.5: 46 mm
  • 29: 51 mm
Weight: 2060 grams (4.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 10
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

RockShox Lyric RC2

Description: For those that want even more adjustability on their Lyrik. Both Red and Black forks lowers are available.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression
Offset:
  • 27.5: 46 mm
  • 29: 51 mm (42 mm available by request)
Weight: 2160 grams (4.8 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

Fox 36 Performance Elite Grip2

Description: All of the damper adjustments for the ultimate control over your ride. The stiffest fork chassis out there means unparalleled steering precision.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, high-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression
Offset:
  • 27.5: 37 mm
  • 29: 44 mm
Weight: 2080 grams (4.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Fox 36 Factory Grip2

Description: Combining the same damper of the Performance Elite forks, but adding the slippery Kashima stanchion coating. Also, it’s orange!
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, high-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression
Offset:
  • 27.5: 37 mm
  • 29: 44 mm
Weight: 2080 grams (4.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

MRP Ribbon

Description: An even stiffer chassis than the Lyrik with a highly-tunable dual-air spring and twin-tube damper. Made in ColoRADo!
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, Ramp Control, independently adjustable negative and positive air chambers, internally adjustable travel
Offset:
  • 27.5: 44 mm
  • 29: 46 mm
Weight: 1920 grams (4.2 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

Cane Creek Helm

Description: A burly fork that favors aggressive riders with its stiff chassis and highly-tunable platform.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression, independently adjustable negative and positive air chambers, internally adjustable travel
Offset:
  • 27.5: 44 mm
  • 29: 51 mm
Weight: 2040 grams (4.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

Shocks:

Rockshox Deluxe RT

Description: Lightweight inline shock featuring a DebonAir spring.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, two-position Open/Pedal switch
Weight: 360 grams (0.8 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 5

Rockshox Super Deluxe RC3

Description: Adds an oil reservoir which prevents heat build-up on longer descents.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, three-position Open/Pedal/Lock switch
Weight: 465 grams (1.0 lb)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT Coil

Description: Coil shock for improved small bump compliance.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression two-position Open/Pedal switch
Weight: 965 grams (2.1 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

Fox Float Factory DPX2

Description: Lightweight reservoir-equipped air shock.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, low-speed compression, three position Open/Medium/Firm switch
Weight: 450 grams (1.0 lb)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Fox DHX2

Description: Lightweight DH-oriented coil shock. We use the lightweight orange spring.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, high-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression, two position Open/Firm switch
Weight: 710 grams (1.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Cane Creek DB Coil Inline

Description: Fully adjustable, lightweight coil option. A great fit for those that want the suppleness of a coil shock on a shorter travel trail bike.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, high-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression, two position Climb Switch
Weight: 700 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Cane Creek DB Air CS

Description: Air shock that is highly-tunable. The air spring is a great fit for heavier riders.
Adjustments: Low-speed rebound, high-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression, two position Climb Switch
Weight: 545 grams (1.2 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

PUSH ElevenSix

Description: Fully made in ColoRADo coil shock down to the smallest hardware and internal components. Custom tuned damper for your riding style and bike with two independently adjustable damper circuits. Setit up for Climb/Descent, Flow/Chunk, Trail/Bike-park, or anything else you want. We use the Sidestack version for additional water bottle clearance.
Adjustments: Each circuit has independently adjustable low-speed rebound, high-speed rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression
Weight: 965 grams (2.1 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 11

Brakes:

SRAM Level T

Description: Base-level two-piston brake with adjustable reach and plenty of power.
Weight: 790 grams (1.7 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 3

SRAM Guide RS

Description: Lightweight four-piston brake improves the stopping power and control while the Matchmaker-ready clamp sets you up for a clutter-free handlebar setup.
Weight: 610 grams (1.4 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 5

SRAM Guide RSC

Description: Improves on the Guide RS by adding a contact point adjustment so you can fine tune the braking bite on both ends of your bike.
Weight: 670 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

SRAM Code R

Description: Downhill-ready four-piston brake features tool-free reach adjust and maximum power for the longest descents around. The Matchmaker clamp cleans up clutter on your bars.
Weight: 750 grams (1.7 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

SRAM Code RSC

Description: Compared to the Code R, the Code RSC adds SRAM’s Swinglink and Contact Point Adjustment to fine-tune the braking bite and feel.
Weight: 700 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Shimano XT 8000

Description: Two-piston brake with comparable power to the Guide RS and that trademark Shimano lever feel.
Weight: 610 grams (1.4 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

Shimano XT 8020 4 Piston

Description: The heavy-weight XT brakes for maximum power. This brake pairs the Saint brakes's DH-power with the XT lever body.
Weight: 660 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

Shimano XTR 9120

Description: Four-piston brake with comparable power to the Guide RS and that trademark Shimano lever feel.
Weight: 630 grams (1.4 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Drivetrain:

SRAM NX Eagle

Description: Solid base-level 12 speed performance.
Shifter/Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle
Cassette: SRAM XG1230 11-50 (454% range)
Crankset: SRAM Descendant Dub 6k w/ 32t chainring
Chain: KMC 12 Speed
Weight: 2085 grams (4.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 3

SRAM GX Eagle

Description: Compared to NX, GX brings weight savings and upgraded fit and finish.
Shifter/Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette: SRAM XG1275 10-50 (454% range)
Crankset: SRAM Descendant Dub Carbon w/ 32t ring
Chain: KMC 12 Speed
Weight: 1700 grams (3.8 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

SRAM X01 Eagle

Description: Compared to GX, X01 uses high quality materials to save additional weight and further refine fit and finish, which creates a crisp lever feel.
Shifter/Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle
Cassette: SRAM XG1295 10-50 (454% range)
Crankset: SRAM Descendant Dub Carbon w/ 32t ring
Chain: KMC 12 Speed
Weight: 1595 grams (3.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

Shimano XT 8000 / e*thirteen

Description: For the Shimano diehards. Lightweight 11-speed setup combining Shimano’s nifty double upshift with the weight savings of e13’s cassette and crankset.
Shifter/Derailleur: Shimano XT
Cassette: e13 TRS+ 9-46t (511% range)
Crankset: e13 TRS Crankset w/ 30t ring
Chain: KMC 11 Speed
Weight: 1650 grams (3.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

Shimano XTR 9100 / e*thirteen

Description: 1x12 with a 10-51 cassette. Legendary for its balance of weight and durability. We use the e*thirteen TRS Race crankset for even more weight savings. Shimano’s nifty double upshift with the weight savings of e13’s cassette and crankset.
Shifter/Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Shimano XTR 10-51t (510% range)
Crankset: e13 TRSr Crankset w/ 30t ring
Chain: KMC 12 Speed
Weight: 1510 grams (3.3 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

* All drivetrains use KMC chains that offer a high performance, universal fit.


Chainguide/Bashguard:

MRP 1x

Description: Lightweight upper guide without any bash protection.
Weight: 35 grams (0.1 lbs)
Choose If: You want basic chain security for pedally, bumpy trails.

MRP XCg

Description: Lightweight bashguard that relies on the narrow/wide-style chainring for retention.
Weight: 100 grams (0.2 lbs)
Choose If: You flow through rocky terrain and are prone to bashing chainrings on rocks.

MRP AMg

Description: Chainguide with integrated bashguard.
Weight: 130 grams (0.3 lbs)
Choose If: You want the ultimate in security and protection.

MRP AMg Carbon

Description: Replaces the AMg’s aluminum backplate with a lightweight carbon plate.
Weight: 100 grams (0.2 lbs)
Choose If: You want the ultimate in security and protection and want to save a few grams.

Dropper Post:

See Dropper Fitment Guide here

SDG Tellis

Description: Smooth operation, easy to service, and reliable. Comes with 1x remote.
Weight:
  • 125 mm travel: 610 grams (1.3lbs)
  • 150 mm travel: 650 grams (1.4 lbs)
  • 170 mm travel: 690 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 6

BikeYoke Revive

Description: Silky smooth operation combined with the Revive function allows you to bleed the post any time it starts getting saggy so you can spend more time riding. Comes with 1x remote.
Weight:
  • 160 mm travel: 625 grams (1.4 lbs)
  • 185 mm travel: 665 grams (1.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 8

9Point8 Fall Line

Description: Reliable, long-travel dropper option. Comes with the Digit 1x remote. Offset post head available by request.
Weight:
  • 175 mm travel: 665 grams (1.5 lbs)
  • 200 mm travel: 770 grams (1.7 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 8
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 6

Wheels:

DT Swiss M1900

Description: A great base-level wheelset featuring the DT Swiss 370 hub with 24 points of engagement.
Internal Width: 30mm
Engagement: 24 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1925 grams (4.2 lbs)
  • 29: 2025 grams (4.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 3

DT Swiss XM1501

Description: Excellent balance between weight, price, and durability. Features the DT Swiss 240 hub with 36 points of engagement (upgradeable to 54).
Internal Width: 30mm
Engagement: 36 points (upgradeable to 54)
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1700 grams (3.7 lbs)
  • 29: 1800 grams (4.0 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 9
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

DT Swiss XMC1200

Description: Durable, light (250 g lighter than the XM1501), and strong carbon wheelset. Features the DT Swiss 240 hub with 36 points of engagement.
Internal Width: 30mm
Engagement: 36 points (upgradeable to 54)
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1450 grams (3.2 lbs)
  • 29: 1550 grams (3.5 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 9

DT Swiss M1700

Description: Solid mid-level wheelset for 27.5 Plus tires that uses DT Swiss's 350 hubs with their patented ratchet system.
Internal Width: 35mm
Engagement: 18 points (upgradeable to 36 or 54)
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1925 grams (4.2 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 6
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 7

Industry Nine Trail 270

Description: Made in America wheelset lacing the high quality Hydra hubs, crazy-high engagement, and endless customizability (email us for options).
Internal Width: 27mm
Engagement: 120 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1560 grams (3.4 lbs)
  • 29: 1650 grams (3.6 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Industry Nine Enduro 305

Description: Made in America wheelset lacing the high quality Hydra hubs, crazy-high engagement, and endless customizability (email us for options). The more durable counterpart to the Trail 270s.
Internal Width: 31mm
Engagement: 120 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1695 (3.7 lbs)
  • 29: 1795 (4.0 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Industry Nine Backcountry 360

Description: Made in America wheelset lacing the high quality Hydra hubs, crazy-high engagement, and endless customizability (email us for options). Choose this wheelset for 27.5 Plus tires.
Internal Width: 36mm
Engagement: 120 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1790 grams (3.9 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

Industry Nine Grade 300

Description: Made in America wheelset lacing the high quality Torch hubs, crazy-high engagement, and endless customizability (email us for options). The downhill rated, heavy-duty wheelset for extended bike park use or heavier riders that are hard on wheels.
Internal Width: 30mm
Engagement: 120 points
Weight:
  • 27.5: 1925 grams (4.2 lbs)
  • 29: 1995 grams (4.4 lbs)
GG’s Value Rating: 7
GG’s *Bling* *Bling* Rating: 10

**All wheels use a 15x110 front axle and 12x148 rear axle, with a 3 mm dish to the non-driveside.**

Tires:

Maxxis Minion DHF

Description: The gold standard in aggressive tires. Perfect for the loosest terrain.
Weight:
  • 27.5 x 2.3: 870 grams (1.9 lbs)
  • 27.5 x 2.5: 930 grams (2.1 lbs )
  • 27.5 x 2.6: 920 grams (2 lbs)
  • 27.5 x 2.8: 1020 grams (2.3 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.3: 980 grams (2.2 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.5: 1070 grams (2.4 lbs)
Choose If: You want a front tire that can handle any terrain at any speeds.

Maxxis Minion DHRII

Description: Designed as a rear tire but popular as a front tire. Excellent braking control in steep terrain.
Weight:
  • 27.5 x 2.3: 790 grams (1.8 lbs)
  • 27.5 x 2.4: 930 grams (2.1 lbs)
    • Best option if choosing as a front tire
  • 27.5 x 2.8: 1000 grams (2.2 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.3: 890 grams (2 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.4: 970 grams (2.1 lbs)
    • Best option if choosing as a front tire
Choose If: You want a front tire that’s easier to ride (less lean angle is required to engage the side knobs) than the DHF. The best all-around rear tire for wetter climates.

Maxxis Aggressor

Description: Our favorite rear tire. Easy rolling with a ton of climbing and braking traction.
Weight:
  • 27.5 x 2.3: 820 grams (1.8 lbs)
  • 27.5 x 2.5: 960 grams (2.1 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.3: 930 grams (2 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.5: 1050 grams (2.3 lbs)
Choose If: You want the best rear tire for drier climates.

Maxxis Rekon

Description: Great all-purpose trail tire. Fast-rolling, lightweight, and excellent on both ends of a trail bike or as a rear tire paired with a more aggressive front tire.
Weight:
  • 27.5 x 2.6: 730 grams (1.6 lbs)
  • 27.5 x 2.8: 790 grams (1.8 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.4: 790 grams (1.8 lbs)
  • 29 x 2.6: 800 grams (1.8 lbs)
Choose If: You want a lightweight, easy-to-ride setup or your terrain doesn’t require beefier tires.

* Tire weights vary quite a bit: +/- 20 grams is common

**All wheels and tires on our complete bikes come setup tubeless using xxx sealant**