Some people want a garage full of bikes for every occasion. Others want just one that’s good for any occasion. The Furtado is that bike. The balance of 130mm VPP travel and a 66.5-deg head tube angle delivers a ride that’s nimble on tight technical stuff yet perfectly poised on tricky descents too. The upper-link driven VPP design is engineered to be ultra-responsive. A firm initial stroke creates tight pedaling performance straight off the bat, while Juliana’s lighter shock tune remains supple enough to handle small bumps and keep things feeling playful. Deeper into the travel the progressive shock rate delivers a subtle bottom-out resistance that makes it feel like there’s more travel than there actually is.
The Furtado Aluminum D is suitable for almost all types of riders and trails and is built with components that belie their entry-level notions. Thanks to a tubeless-ready WTB/SRAM wheelset and grippy 2.3-inch Maxxis Minion tires it has a unique personality that ranges from feisty dance partner on hot laps to trusty companion on more far-flung adventures. SRAM's NX 1x11 drivetrain is quiet while providing excellent chain-hold, and Level hydraulic disc brakes put capable stopping power in your fingertips. A wide Race Face handlebar and short stem combo deliver precise steering control that's followed by the RockShox Recon's 130mm of smooth suspension travel. A Fox DPS rear shock makes easy work of chunky singletrack, too, letting you pedal through the chunder and fly down technical descents with confidence. Juliana's own grips and saddle round out this excellent trail machine.
|Fork||RockShox Recon RL 130|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||WTB St i25 TCS 2.0 27.5"|
Front: SRAM MTH 716, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 32h
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 27.5x2.3
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR 27.5x2.3
|Crankset||Race Face Ride (XS-S, 170mm; M-L, 175mm)|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Long Cage|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1130 11-42T|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride 35x760 bar|
|Stem||Race Face Ride 50mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Level w/ Avid Centerline 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||Juliana Saddle Segundo 17|
|Seat Post||Race Face Ride, 31.6 400mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Stans Sealant 2oz|
* Subject to change without notice.