MEGATRAIL REVIEWS

Dirt Rag Editor's Choice

Dirt Rag: 2015 Editor's Choice

The sum total of those attributes made this bike an absolute ripper for me. Light and efficient enough to use for all-around trail rides... In fact, I liked the Megatrail so much I couldn’t help but select if for my 2015 Editor’s Choice award—it’s the best bike I rode in 2015.

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VitalMTB First Ride

VitalMTB: First Ride

To be honest this is the bike I have been waiting for someone to make for years. After riding and racing DH for 10+ years I have always wished my trail bikes mimicked the low, stable, slack and fast feeling of a DH racer. While many bikes come close, very few hit the mark. However the Megatrail, with the simple turn of one bolt, becomes that bike.

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Stuck in the Spokes Review

Stuck in the Spokes

The Megatrail does compete with the latest greatest carbon AM/Enduro bikes... If you dig small homegrown, made in the USA companies, and want something that’s not like all the other bikes on the trail, the Megatrail may be for you.

I give the Megatrail a grade of A+

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Stuck in the Spokes Review

Blister Gear Review

The Megatrail is a pretty adaptable player in four very different roles, and it’s damn good at all of them. You can get plow or pop in either travel or geometry setting... The frame is, to put it lightly, stiff as f*ck. In no situation did I ever feel like precision or lateral overloading were coming into question. I flexed out the wheels, but the weird chattery load and unload you get from a bendy wendy frame just never happened... With the custom build options, Guerrilla Gravity provides a very personalized ride at prices similar to what’s available from the McMega brands. And the ride quality is head and shoulders above a lot of them.

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Singletracks Megatrail Review

Singletracks

I’ll be honest: I don’t think I’ve ever been as impressed with any bike as I was with the Megatrail... with the versatility to take it on lunch rides, in the backcountry, or to the bike parks and resorts.

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Stuck in the Spokes Review

Pinkbike

For how plush the Megatrail feels on the descents I was pleasantly surprised by the bike's climbing abilities... the Megatrail will chug along, grinding up and over whatever rocks and roots come its way... I'd venture to say that the Megatrail is a prime example of a modern freeride bike, and I don't mean that in a negative way. Guerrilla Gravity have built a jack-of-all trades.

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Stuck in the Spokes Review

LocalStash.net

In the midst of the flurry of new standards that has everyone in a tizzy, there is a distinct appeal to the clean, common-sense design of the Megatrail... The rather understated design looks simple at first glance, revealing craftsmanship the closer you examine the details. Use of widely available standards including a 1.5 head tube, threaded 73mm bottom bracket, and Syntace 142 x 12 dropouts means the whole spectrum of component choice is available when building this frame up... The stand-out feature of riding the Megatrail geometry is the extended top tube, which manifests itself in the feeling of an extended “sweet spot” when maintaining your center of gravity on the bike...

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Downhill News Review

Downhill News

Overall the Megatrail is a confidence inspiring trail bike that is built like and rides like a downhill bike. This is a trail bike that can last for years of trail riding without issue. Having a bike that lasts more than a few seasons under serious riding is a rarity these days. If you are looking for a park capable trail bike that you can ride just about anywhere that will stand the test of time and not hold you back in anyway the Megatrail is a bike you should take a serious look at. We would gladly recommend the Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail to a friend. It has been a blast to ride.

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VitalMTB User Review

Member Review: Love at First Ride

I've been riding, building, and racing mountain bikes most of my 33 years. Without reservation, this one is my favorite. I love the geometry: the longish TT (size medium) mates perfectly with a 35mm stem, 800mm bars,and my 5'10" frame. It does not climb like a bike of its heft or trail/gravity orientation, especially with Climb Switch engaged. Pointed down is where she really shines of course... I sold my Bronson C to buy this bike and it was the right move. VPP what now? Single-pivot all the way. Like-minded riders in the market for a trail bike that can really be thrown around are well-advised to give the Megatrail a look. You get to spec every color and component, support American small business, and ride away with more bike for your dollar than the big boys will give you. What's not to love?

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VitalMTB User Review

Member Review: Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail

Every time I ride this bike I am blown away by its ability to slay rock sections and rough terrain. It feels so stable at speed yet is very agile in the corners. It definitely rewards an aggressive riding style, it seems like the harder you push it the better it works. One of the main differences I've found is the incredible amount of traction at the rear wheel. The rear wheel stays hooked up far longer than anything I've ridden before...

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MTBR User Review

Member Review: Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail Review

The frame is seriously stiff, more so than the carbon bikes I tried. And that’s good because at my weight (245 lbs) most frames are pushing their limits on high-G corners. Not any more though.

I was a little worried that this bike would be too much travel for where I ride (Orange County) but it turns out to be just right for how I ride. It climbs as well or better than all of the bikes I tested in terms of traction and it absolutely crushes them on the downhill. Wheelies and manuals are easy, it rails corners, it’s very stable in the air, and brilliant in rock gardens. It’s happiest at speed but plenty flickable for slow, tight singletrack.

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MTBR User Review

Member Review: I rode the Megatrail, here's what I think...

One last note on the climbing is the bike has a lot of rear wheel traction on very steep sections, even when leaning forward. Having seat time on a new Nomad, I found the Nomad front end would wander and then you lean forward to correct, which allowed the rear wheel to spin incredibly easy.

The bike was super playful and really allowed you to make sketchy last minute decisions that actually worked! I cannot emphasize enough how playful the Megatrail is!

After dwelling on my ride for the last week I have come to some conclusions on the bike. The Megatrail is about having your cake and eating it too. It climbs like a (Specialized) Stump Jumper and descends better than an Enduro. It's comfortable for all day riding, doesn't wear you out on the climbs, and is very forgiving when you make terrible line choices.

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Member Review: Megatrail Ride Impressions

Megatrail Feedback

I've determined you guys are in league with the Devil and/or Dick Cheney. There's simply no way a small outfit like yours can make stunningly great bikes. It's impossible. I mean fvck, you don't even have an engineering department or a marketing team...well, technically you do, its just that you only have one person departments. More importantly, I bet you don't have a legal department or host of lawyers on retainer, always on guard and looking out for "your best interest" (i.e. perceived copyright infringements). So clearly, dark sorcery is involved for you guys to have this kind of success - even the ever cynical RM is giving you e-handjobs over the MT.

So yeah, I've never, ever, been this stoked to ride a bike. It's riding qualities continue to amaze, as now I can gap/hop all sorts of sh!t now that was previously unpossible for me and my (severely) limited skillset. And it's just murderous at speed...you can ride it on slower, tightish stuff (which like spaulding stated, the bike does surprisingly well) but at man speeds, it makes almost all my fvcks fall to the wayside - leaving me with none give. It shows how much hard work you guys put into this design, as it just couldn't been easy to get right. Looking at Linkage graphs doesn't tell half the story imo, as it can't convey certain real world ride characteristics IMO. That, and I don't really understand what I'm looking at, altho it doesn't seem I'm alone in this, as I'm consistently surprised at what some name-brand bike companies throw out there as a great design.

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