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 R+ is suitable for almost all types of riders and trails with its wide 12-speed gearing and extra-plump tires. Thanks to a tubeless-ready WTB/SRAM wheelset and 2.6-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 Eagle drivetrain is quiet while providing excellent chain-hold, and Level T hydraulic brakes have impressive stopping power. A wide Race Face handlebar and short stem combo deliver precise steering control that's followed by the Fox 34 Rhythm's 130mm of smooth suspension travel. A Fox Float 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 sure-footed trail machine.
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