La Ruta 27.5+ | 29

The La Ruta 27.5 Plus Boost builds upon our standard La Ruta but is based on the 148 boost industry standard optimizing the bike for both 27.5 Plus and 29 standard wheels. Constructed from seamless cold-worked stress-relieved (CWSR) 3Al/2.5V titanium tubing, and our unique 6Al/4V titanium flex plate, the La Ruta 27.5 Boot is a lightweight full-suspension frame that delivers 60mm of active, pivot-less suspension, with the inherent smoothness that Titanium is known for. Combined with the cushion, traction, and incredible acceleration of the 27.5 Plus tires, the La Ruta 27.5 Plus is a unique machine that gives our customers their choice of riding 27.5 Plus or 29!

Features

La Ruta 27.5 Plus Boost standard features:

  • Frame weight ~ 2160g / ~4.75lbs in size Medium (includes shock)

  • Paragon Slider dropouts for tire-clearance and rear-center adjustability

  • Boost 148x12mm rear spacing allows for stronger, stiffer rear wheel, and shorter rear-center and improved chain-line clearance for plus sized tires

  • BSA Bottom bracket (73mm standard)

  • 30.9mm Seatpost

  • 6Al/4V Shock mount, cross-braced for rigidity

  • Post-mount rear brake

  • Welded water bottle bosses

  • Fox CTD Kashima Boost-Valve Shock or Rockshox Monarch RT3

  • Hand-made brushed white-bronze Funk head-badge

  • Media blasted finish with brushed decals

Pricing

 Baseline:

  • La Ruta Plus frame pricing: $4695 (includes rear shock).

  • Complete builds start at $6495.00

  • Sample build sheet can be found here.  NOTE:  Funk Cycles can work with many customer choices on builds.  Contact us for more details.

 

Frame options:

  • Custom geometry – no charge

  • Full-length housing guides – no charge

  • Add extra water bottle bosses – no charge

  • Curved over-sized down tube – $200 

  • Di2 Internal Routing – $350

 

Finishing options:

  • Media blast satin frame, brushed decals – no charge

  • Hand-brushed finish with blasted decals – $300

  • Customized decals / artwork / anodizing starting at $75 

Geometry

This is the baseline La Ruta Plus 27.5 geometry.  NOTE:  ~80% of all of our frames are CUSTOM GEOMETRY!  As part of the process we will work with you on a geometry that suites what you are looking.  There is NO CHARGE for Custom Geometry!

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The History of The La Ruta

In early 2001, Daryl Funk began work on a new design for a cross-country mountain bike. The benefits of building from titanium were widely recognized – light-weight, smooth ride-quality, durability – but the only titanium bikes being built were either hardtails or short-travel softtails, like the Moots YBB designed by Kent Eriksen. The titanium softtail designs generally offered crude suspension performance with poor small-bump compliance, insufficient travel for large bumps, and significant pedaling-feedback / bobbing. John Castellano at Ibis had recently made some notable improvements with his Silk-Ti design that used chainstays made from 1/4 inch titanium plate, yet this bike still offered limited travel and did not address the issue of pedaling-feedback. Daryl’s insight was to combine some of these ideas with the platform shocks that were being developed to create a true pivotless full-suspension Titanium frame that would remain active under pedaling loads without bobbing.  The results of these efforts have created a platform with the following benefits and features:

  • Approximately 2" of travel

  • Zero Pivots.  Nothing to Maintain, Nothing to Squeak and Nothing to Weigh Down the Ride

  • The ability to leverage modern day shocks with tune-able dampening, rebound, lockout, etc.

We continue to strive to improve the La Ruta, incorporating the latest advancements in the industry like rear thru-axles and taking advantage of the wider platform and tire setups that come with Boost and Super Boost standards. 

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