Our Demo Bikes

We are super excited to announce our 2022 best-in-class demo fleet with three exciting partners! First up- and coming back from last year- is Revel Bikes; based in Carbondale, Colorado, Revel is a fan favorite with their super plush, well-built and efficient bike lineup.  With impeccable quality and high-end builds, our Revel demos were some of our clients’ favorites.

 

Also from Colorado… and also from last year is another one of our favorite partners: Guerrilla Gravity!  Known for building burly carbon frames at their “Shredquarters” in downtown Denver, GG bikes can handle just about anything you throw at them.  With modern geometry and a rock solid frame construction, we can’t wait for you to throw a leg over our GG demos this year on trips from Sun Valley to Revelstoke.

 

New for 2022- and mostly new to the United States- is Propain Bikes!  Propain burst on the scene last fall with their beautifully built Tyee enduro bike and Hugene trail bike, and we’re going to bring you both of them for this year’s trips.  Propain sports amazing frame quality, great builds, and modern geometry in order to put together some of the slickest bikes available today.  Take a look below for our full lineup including a brief description, bike specs, and our expected build kits:

GUERRILLA GRAVITY

Smash: 150F/145R Travel

The Smash is the quintessential trail bike, taken up a notch: if you’re looking for a beefier bike that can handle long climbs, but also shines when the descents get rowdy, this is the bike for you. With an aggressive geo and an efficient pedaling platform, this bike can handle anything you throw at it.  From the high desert trails in Fruita to the high country descents of Monarch Crest, you can’t go wrong if you choose to ride the Smash on any of our US-based trips… or maybe even up in BC!  HTA: 64.7*, STA: 77*.

 

Expected Build Specs:

  • 150mm Fox Factory 36 fork
  • Fox Factory Float X rear shock
  • Shimano XT 12-spd drivetrain
  • Shimano XTR 4-piston brakes
  • Bike Yoke Revive dropper post
  • Stan’s Flow EX Wheelset

Sizes Available: Medium, Large, XL

PROPAIN BIKES

Hugene: 140F/140R Travel

New to the scene in 2021, Pinkbike described the Hugene as the “most balanced trail bike” of their field test… and that’s saying something.  This bike will be at home as much on the trails at Sun Valley as it will in the Colorado high country, as the geometry is meant for long rides and steep descents.  Nice and light, this is a go-to bike for lots of our destinations in 2022!  HTA: 65.5*, STA: 76*.

 

Expected Build Specs:

  • 140mm Pike Ultimate
  • RS Deluxe Ultimate
  • Newman Evolution A 30
  • SRAM X01 12-spd drivetrain
  • Formula Cura 4-piston brakes
  • BikeYoke Revive 160mm dropper

Sizes Available: Medium, Large, XL

Tyee: 170F/160R Travel

We’ve had this bike in our hands for a few months now, and we’ve put it through the ringer- long descents in Mexico this winter, big rides in Colorado, and some of the most technical stuff you can shake a stick at in Utah.  To us, this bike performs like a “long travel trail bike”; meaning it’s at home on big rides, but provides enough travel for when you need it.  This bike will be popular on rides like Revelstoke and Monarch Crest.  HTA: 64.5*, STA: 77*.

 

Expected Build Specs:

  • 170 Lyrik Ultimate
  • RS Super Deluxe Ultimate
  • Newman Evolution E.G.30
  • SRAM X01 12-spd drivetrain
  • SRAM CODE RSC 4-piston brakes
  • BikeYoke Revive 160mm dropper

Sizes Available: Medium, Large, XL

REVEL BIKES

Rascal: 140F/130R Travel

The Rascal is one of the best 29’er trail bikes on the market and was our clients’ favorite bike from 2021: with 130mm of rear travel and a 140mm fork up front, it can handle just about any terrain you throw at it.  With the CBF suspension platform and a beefy Fox Factory setup, it’ll blow you away the first time you hop on the bike whether you’re climbing tech or plowing through rock gardens.  If you’re looking for a do-it-all trail bike for your trip, this should be at the top of the list. HTA: 66*, STA: 75*.

 

Expected Build Specs:

  • 140mm Fox Factory 36
  • Fox Factory Float X Rear Shock
  • Industry Nine Enduro-S wheels
  • Shimano XT 12-spd drivetrain
  • Shimano XT 4-piston brakes
  • Raceface Turbine 150mm dropper

Sizes Available: Small, Medium, Large, XL

Rail 29: 160F/155R Travel

Newly released (last week!), the Rail 29 is Revel’s entry into the Enduro segment.  We haven’t had a chance to ride one just yet, but we’re expecting an efficient pedaling platform and a super plush suspension feel, just like the Rascal and the Rail 27.5.  Having experience with Revel over the last couple of years, we wouldn’t hesitate to ride this bike on any of our 2022 trips… whether it’s big rides in the Sun Valley backcountry or hitting the Whole Enchilada full tilt. HTA: 65*, STA: 76*.

 

Expected Build Specs:

  • 160 Fox Factory 36
  • Fox Factory Float X Rear Shock
  • Industry Nine Enduro-S wheels
  • Shimano XT 12-spd drivetrain
  • Shimano XT 4-piston brakes
  • Raceface Turbine 150mm dropper

Sizes Available: Medium, Large, XL

Please note:  For our Squamish, Revelstoke, and Brevard trips we will likely have a slightly different demo bike set available for our trips in 2022 due to geography and the driving distance from our home base in Colorado.

 

For Squamish, we have a local demo partner that will be offering Norco, Rocky Mountain, Forbidden and Orbea.  In Revelstoke, we’ll do our best to have our demo fleet available for your trip, but we may have to supplement that with a selection of bikes from Specialized, Trek, Pivot and Kona.  And in Brevard, we should have our Revel bikes available but may have to supplement the fleet with options from Santa Cruz and Transition.