La Ruta 29+

The La Ruta 29+ extends the great tradition of our standard La Ruta into the exciting and growing world of 29+ bikes. Constructed from seamless cold-worked stress-relieved (CWSR) 3Al/2.5V titanium tubing, and our unique 6Al/4V titanium flex plate, the La Ruta Plus 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 rollover-ability of the massive tires, the La Ruta Plus is a unique machine that is an absolute blast to ride.

Features

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

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

  • Super-Boost 157x12mm rear spacing allows for stronger, stiffer rear wheel, and shorter rear-center

  • BSA Bottom bracket (83mm standard, 56mm chainline)

  • 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 $7195.00

  • 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 (as shown)

  • 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 29 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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