Furtado

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Meet the one bike to rule them all. Meet the new Furtado.

The Furtado is more than a bike, it’s your partner in grime. From winding singletrack to burly rock gardens, the unmatched maneuverability of the Furtado makes it the perfect dirt-ally for every escape.

Re-designed for 2020, this year’s Furtado bumps up the capability to the do-it-all (then do it again) frame. The 27.5” inch wheels fitted with grippy 2.4” tires turn loose lines into velcro, letting you weave through trails with the confidence of a kid wearing a cape. The 130mm rear travel and 140mm front travel floats over chunky trails while the lower link suspension keeps the traction high, letting you push the pedals without worrying about slipping or sliding. Size-specific chainstay lengths coupled with a relaxed 65 degree headtube angle create a bike that twists and turns, letting you tackle the unknown with the confidence to commit. From the lighter-tuned rear suspension that ensures full-use of the travel to the nimble geometry and selection of build kits, the Furtado puts you in control.

Make every second carved from a busy day count. Snake through the tight switchback, then eye up the ledge that’s had your number for far too long. The question was never if you’ll clear it, but when. The Furtado’s balanced design and controlled feel turns to-do lists into just-did-that lists, and questions of when into exclamations of let’s do it again.

Are you looking to bump up your travel and your wheel-size? Check out the Maverick. If your style is a little bit cross country, the Joplin might be your jam.

Key Features:

Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel Size: 27.5"
Front Travel: 140mm
Rear Travel: 130mm

Geometry

Units

mm

XSSM
Reach400mm425mm450mm
Stack572mm590mm604mm
Head Tube Angle65.7°65.7°65.7°
Seat Tube Length370mm380mm405mm
Front Center699mm733mm764mm
BB Height338mm338mm338mm
BB Drop16mm16mm16mm
Wheelbase1128mm1162mm1193mm
Rear Center423mm423mm426mm
Head Tube Length100mm120mm135mm
Top Tube Length524mm555mm585mm
Seat Tube Angle77.9°77.6°77.4°
Standover Height690mm707mm706mm

Units

mm

Units

cm

Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

Units

cm

142 - 155cm
142 - 155cm

XS

155 - 165cm
155 - 165cm

S

165 - 175cm
165 - 175cm

M

Maintenance Information

Reserve Wheels

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Furtado Tech Support

Suspension SystemVPP
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length210mm
Stroke50mm
Fork Compatibility140-150mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.6"
Max Chainring Size36t
Water Bottle Mounts1
Shock Mounting Bushing Front25x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear30x8
Brake Mount180 PM

Download the shock setup PDF for this bike and get even more detailed sag, high/low rebound, and high/low compression recommendations for shocks below and get recommendations for the fork in each build.

Rockshox Super Deluxe

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)115 psi14-16 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)140 psi14-16 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)160 psi14-16 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)180 psi14-16 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)205 psi14-16 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)225 psi14-16 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)245 psi14-16 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)270 psi14-16 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)290 psi14-16 mm

Fox Float DPS Performance Series

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)115 psi14-16 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)135 psi14-16 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)155 psi14-16 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)180 psi14-16 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)200 psi14-16 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)220 psi14-16 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)245 psi14-16 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)265 psi14-16 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)285 psi14-16 mm

Can I fit a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting. Most chainguides on the market that are made for this standard should work.

I see that all sizes of Furtado have different chainstay lengths- can I buy a different swingarm for mine so I can get a longer/shorter/radder length than my bike comes with?

No, there's only one swingarm for all sizes. The chainstay length is changed by moving the pivots and shock mount in the front triangle, to effectively shorten the rear center on different sizes.

I'd like to replace my rear wheel axle, what size is required?

The Furtado uses a 173.7x12 axle with 1.0mm thread pitch. Note that this is a new size for us, and longer than the axles used on our trail bikes previously.

Is this bike coil shock compatible?

Yes it is. Keep in mind that on a shorter-travel platform, you'll need a pretty firm spring to keep from bottoming out too much with a coil, as you don't have the advantage of an air spring's ramp-up. However the 5010 has a rising rate linkage and will work better with a coil than most bikes in this travel range.

The geometry chart shows two settings- how do I adjust that?

There's a "flip chip" on the link where the shock mounts. Just remove the lower shock bolt and flip the chips to the setting you desire.

Anka Martin's 2022 Roubion next to her land cruiser with an open rooftop tent
Anka Martin's 2022 Roubion next to her land cruiser with an open rooftop tent

Lifetime Warranty and Support

Missing a ride sucks. That's why we build the very best bikes and offer legendary rider support for life so that you don't.

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If you know the difference between a wrench and a spanner then we have a host of simple-to-follow guides for the basic service jobs.

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We design our bikes to last, to be easy to work on and we make sure to provide the parts and information so you can make your bike last for many lifetimes.

We take No Missed Rides seriously, so we keep stock of every small part and spare to keep you rolling. Head over to the shop to find what you need.