Tribes: Ascend/Grav Cycle

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Grav Cycle
General Information
Health Pool 1,400
Energy Pool 100
Top Speed 55 m/s (100 m/s)
Passengers 1
Primary Weapon
Type Bomblet Launcher
Fire Rate 0.1 seconds per bomblet
Reload Time 2 seconds
Projectile Speed 180 m/s
Projectile Live Time 10 seconds
Projectile Hitbox 0.5 meters
Splash Radius 4 meters
Magazine Size 12
Ammo Infinite
Credits Free

The Grav Cycle, is an anti-gravity motorcycle in Tribes: Ascend, and is one of the three vehicles that can be driven. To purchase the Grav Cycle, any player, regardless of their armor class, may go up to a vehicle station and select the Grav Cycle. It will spawn on the vehicle pad, and automatically place the player into the cycle as the driver, which also controls the bomblet launcher. Another player can ride the vehicle, and can fire their weapon normally. Since only 4 cycles are allowed per team (on official servers), if the cycle is not occupied for 30 seconds, it will explode.

What the Grav Cycle lacks in armor and damage power, is made up for in speed. This vehicle is very quick and can easily run over unsuspecting players. The downside is that the Grav Cycle can not take a hit very well, with only 1,400 health. The Grav Cycle is also not one of the easiest vehicles to control.

In order to cause damage to a player by trying to run them over, the Grav Cycle must be going at least 30 m/s, and will do between 100 - 1,000 damage depending on the speed of the vehicle. If a player is successfully run over, the driver will earn the Road Kill accolade. If there is a passenger on board, and they get a kill, the driver will receive a Vehicle Assist accolade, and vice versa if the driver gets a kill.

If the Grav Cycle is destroyed, it will eject the player(s) without killing them, however, the players can still take damage while on the cycle.

Damage Table

Below are the damage values for the Grav Cycle.

Bomblet Launcher
Base Damage 180
Beowulf 360
Deployables 225
Generator 225
Grav Cycle 225
Player 225
Sensor 450
Shrike 225
Turret 450
Splash Damage 90 - 225


  • The Grav Cycle originates from Tribes 2, however, a weapon has been added.
  • While the Grav Cycle does not display the Bomblet Launcher's maximum ammo, it is assumed to be infinite, however, it actually only holds 10,000 bomblets.
  • The Bomblet Launcher inherits 20% of the vehicle's velocity.
  • Players can get the Grav Cycle into the bays of the Diamond Sword base on the map Crossfire.

Special Accolades

The following accolades can be earned with the Grav Cycle.

Road Kill Vehicle Assist