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Dream Build: Mixed-Wheel Guerrilla Gravity Shred Dogg – Video

The littlest big bike you can build

It’s been a while since we published our mixed-wheel Yeti SB140 Dream Build, and anyone who’s tried to buy so much as a derailleur lately knows why that might be. Components are in short supply. Many of us have had to put our own dreams on hold while, in a bitterly ironic twist, we might have more time to ride than ever.

So, we hope that this Dream Build will be a light at the end of that tunnel. We hope that the careful cinematography of Beta’s video editor, Satchel Cronk, will remind you to savor those moments when they come. And we hope that Dream Master, Ryan Palmer’s densely stocked, sparsely decorated workshop will inspire you to organize your tools.

The build he’s working on today is the brainchild of Beta’s gear editor, Travis Engel. The Guerrilla Gravity Shred Dogg is an aggressive 130mm-travel 27.5-inch trail bike, meant for a 150mm fork. As we learned on the Dream Build Breakdown of that SB140, that 20mm extra fork travel means you can size-up the front wheel and size-down the front travel with only a minor impact on stock geometry. But the Shred Dogg doesn’t stop there. Its modular headset and short chainstays mean it can go toe to toe with any purpose-built mixed-wheel bike on the market. 

Photos: Satchel Cronk

The spec on this build might seem like a scattered mix between practical and posh, but everything was chosen for a reason. Travis has been putting this unique Shred Dogg through its paces in some of the California woodlands that have yet to burn this year, and he’ll have a full ride report soon.