Pässilä Bicycles Debuts Titanium Line of Bikes for 2020

Feb 20, 2020
by Pässilä Bicycles  

PRESS RELEASE: PÄSSILÄ BICYCLES

Pässilä Bicycles is a small rider owned bike company from Finland. The company was founded by a group of five friends and mountain bikers to create 'something else'. We've been in business since 2018 specializing in titanium bikes and frames. Over the course of the past two years, we've been building up our titanium frame range and thought it's time to properly introduce them to the Pinkbike community.

All our frames are manufactured in the far east by one fabricator. Trust us, we've heard all the preconceived opinions and stories about far east subcontracting and can't deny, we were very similarly opinionated when we started. Fortunately, the reality has proven us wrong and the projects we've done with our manufacturing partner have taught both of us a great deal. The quality and craftsmanship of the work on both ends is the key to everything.

All our frames are fabricated per order basis, giving our customers a lot of room for customizing the frame to fit their needs. All the details of the frame can be selected in our web store or by directly contacting us. The delivery time of each frame is about 5 - 8 weeks depending on the time of the year. As it's often said, in life everything that requires some patience and time is usually worth it.

For the year 2020, we have 5 titanium frames and complete bikes in our range. Rämäkkä Long and Rämäkkä Regular enduro and trail frames/bikes, Kytö trail and adventure frame/bike, Roteva adventure frame/bike and Töyrä pump track, dirt jump and slopestyle frame/bike.

All our frames are 1 499.00 € / $1 624.00 / £1 245.00 and completes start from 3 199.00 € / $3 465.00 / £2 655.00 (prices including Finnish VAT). We currently sell only to European Union countries via our web store. If you'd like to order outside the EU, just give us a shout via our web site, no problem.

bigquotesNow you can choose your preferred amount of slack from 62 degrees to 65 degrees head tube angle. Now how about that?

Rämäkkä Long and Rämäkkä Regular - titanium enduro and trail hardtails. The currently over-hyped long, low and slack has been in the DNA of our lineup from the very beginnings in form of Rämäkkä Long and Rämäkkä Regular frames. These were the first two models that started our story. Rämäkkä was designed to prove that you can replace mediocre rear suspension and extra weight with a superb frame material and awesome geometry. Rämäkkä has proven just that to us and many others.

There are two geo-versions of Rämäkkä to choose the one that best suits ones riding style. You can also choose the correct fork length and travel (to keep the designed bottom bracket height), max tire size and internal or external cable routing. If you're ready for some full-rigid action, our sturdy Pässilä Bicycles titanium fork goes well with Rämäkkä and
Rämäkkä Long and Rämäkkä Regular Features
• Modern geometry for enduro and trail riding.
• Custom head tube angle 62-65 degrees.
• Max tire size 29x3.0 inches.
• Custom fork travel/length to keep the bottom bracket height as designed.
• Lightweight, 2.0 kg size Large.
• Full-rigid option with Pässilä titanium fork.
• Frame 1 499.00 € / $1 624.00 / £1 245.00.
• Complete bikes from 3 199.00 € / $3 465.00 / £2 655.00.
Long Geometry
Regular Geometry
takes the weight and the fun-factor to a whole another level.

For 2020, we've increased the max tire size 29x3.0 inches (optional), modified the chainstay lengths between sizes, added the Extra Large sizing and last but not least: now you can choose your preferred amount of slack from 62 degrees to 65 degrees head tube angle.

R m kk Long
R m kk Regular

R m kk Long
R m kk Regular pre-build

Kytö trail and adventure hardtail was introduced in early 2019. This frame has been designed for quick post-work trail rides as well as for long Sunday (or Friday-to-Sunday) epics. The Kytö geometry makes the ride comfortable, but not too comfy to keep it fun for the trail attacks. If you like the full-rigid experience, you can get Kytö with our Pässilä Bicycles titanium fork. Like all our titanium frames, Kytö is built to order, crafted just for you.
bigquotesThe Kytö geometry makes the ride comfortable, but not too comfy to keep it fun for the trail attacks.
Kytö Features
• Geometry designed to be comfortable yet fun for long rides and fast trails.
• Internal or external cable routing (like in all our frames)
• Max tire size 29x3.0 inches.
• Custom fork travel/length to keep the bottom bracket height as designed.
• Lightweight, 2.1 kg size Large.
• Full-rigid option with Pässilä titanium fork.
• Frame 1 499.00 € / $1 624.00 / £1 245.00.
• Complete bikes from
3 199.00 € / $3 465.00 / £2 655.00.
Kytö Geometry

Kyt

Kyt chainstay

Roteva adventure hardtail is the latest addition to our range. This frame was designed to be your trusted companion for bike packing and winter adventures. You can choose between the 197x12 mm rear axle and 190x10 mm QR. There's room for 27.5x4.5" or 26x5.0" tires. There are enough water bottle mounts for long bike packing hikes. It also has rear rack mounts on the frame and front rack mounts on the fork along with optional dropper post cable routing. You can get it with or without the Pässilä Bicycles titanium fork.
bigquotesRoteva was designed to be your trusted companion for bike packing and winter adventures.
Roteva Features
• Geometry designed to keep you going on your bike packing adventures. Strip off the carrying gear and you have trail monster ready rock.
• Room for 27.5x4.5" or 26x5.0" tires.
• 197x12 mm rear axle and 190x10 mm QR
• Enough water bottle and rack mounts for bike packing.
• Rohloff Speedhub version also available (Contact us if interested)
• Lightweight, 2.1 kg size Large.
• Frame 1 499.00 € / $1 624.00 / £1 245.00.
• Complete bikes from
3 199.00 € / $3 465.00 / £2 655.00.
Roteva Geometry


Roteva
Roteva

bigquotesTöyrä frame is able to handle hard hits without a flinch.

Töyrä pumptrack, dirt jump and slopestyle frame was launched in spring 2019. Töyrä was designed to be the dream tool of every dirt jump and slopestyle rider. The titanium material absorbs the rough stuff with ease and the frame is able to handle hard hits without a flinch. The frame comes without the weight penalty of the more traditional DJ bike materials, weighing only 1750 grams. The frame size can be customized. You can choose the desired reach of the frame, fork length, head tube angle, seat tube length and have it with or without the ISCG-05 tabs.
Töyrä Features
• Custom geometry: reach, fork length, the head tube angle and seat tube length.
• Max 26x2.3 tires.
• 135x12 mm through axle rear.
• BSA threaded bottom bracket.
• Light weight, 1.75 kg.
• Frame 1 499.00 € / $1 624.00 / £1 245.00.
• Complete bike
4 149.00 € / $4 494.00 / £3 454.00.
Töyrä Geometry

T yr

T yr

For more details about our products, please visit our web store


67 Comments

  • 35 0
 That DJ is gorgeous, but $4500 for a complete bike can't see many takers
  • 21 1
 €1499 for the frame or €4149 for a full build?! €2,650 difference?

Sure that can't be right? Not like its geared or even got 2 brakes!
  • 5 1
 @jlawie: To be fair, the bike is specced really well. Pike DJ, Carbon MTB cranks, Atlas Pedals and Cockpit, and a Code R.
  • 2 0
 @jlawie: I’m surprised that a higher end wheel set wasn’t used, though
  • 5 0
 Uber high end dj/street bike is like an oxymoron. It is extremely sexy but not a tail whip out a concrete bowl type. Smooth sailing!
  • 28 12
 If I had all the money, I'd fk with people by showing up with a Ti DJ frame, lowered 36Grip2 with shock wiz and some stupid German lightweight axle, carbon rims, aero spokes, profile hubs, latex tubes with tire wiz on both vavles, Diretissima brake on hydro gyro, carbon bars, Reverb AXS, stupid carbon Tune saddle, pedals with Ti axles, Quark powermeter in X0 cranks, dumbest stem mount for the most expensive Garmin, water bottle with dumb German carbon bottle cage looking like wires, and... Sram AXS gearing, dumb ceramic speed pulleys and BB - all running on 12sp cassette made of 11t sprockets. I'd call that bike... THE DEFILER!

The issue is, unlike MTBers who could think... "hmmm... there may be something in it" and say "oh actually I have this Garmin on my Gravel bike" - the Dirt Jumpers would just tell me: " You're an idiot..." Culture differences...
  • 5 10
flag learningcycles (Feb 20, 2020 at 4:22) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns:
And typically the nicer the bike gets usually the worst the rider is.
  • 18 5
 @mattrix2: This rule doesn’t really work in my experience. The best riders Who I rode with in each discipline tend to have really good bikes. They are never tip top but they are often very good bikes. It’s always the wannabies amd pretenders that suck... if you think about it, if you observe people closely, it’s not a matter of the bike, because you can find genuinely nice and humble folks on Yetis or SWorkses, but it is the fokkers who try to appear what they are not, who are the really annoying ones. For me personally, there’s nothing worse than folks who evidently look down on others, they can’t help themselves, they don’t even try to hide it,: either for owning a better bike or owning a worse bike and looking down on anyone who has a better bike but rides worse than them. It’s nothing more but cluelessness. Folks who can’t really ride and never rode with folks who are very good, have no clue what being good means. If you haven’t been riding with folks who do double backflips, and you can barely clear a big jump without dying, and have some shitty personality, you will look down on people who can’t jump at all. That is because I think I am good and they posers with better opportunities (like better bike - as if available practice time wasn’t more precious) they should be better according to my sick worldview, impregnated through and through with minority complex. If I rode with folks who are sick riders I would know I am
Worthless, and have no business laughing at folks on Yetis for being worthless
  • 3 2
 @jorgeposada: not at all. As with every other kind of bike, if you spend more money on quality parts, you get a better result. If I could only keep carbon wheels on one of my bikes, it would be my DJ no question.
  • 4 4
 @crs-one: which carbon rims are safe with 50+ PSI?
  • 4 4
 @WAKIdesigns: We Are One Coup. Also, lifetime warranty, more secure bead seat, no warping, massive stiffness, etc. As someone who typically wrecks multiple aluminum rims in a year, it's been a massive improvement. Makes me wonder if maybe a super beefy titanium frame would last longer than the 1-9 months I'm getting out of steel frames. Wouldn't want people thinking I'm a poser though...
  • 2 3
 @crs-one: I am not buying ANY carbon rims (maybe if they look like latest ZIPP or CBros) but I am glad it worked out for you and you are happy with them. I have Spank Spoon 32 for 50€ on my DJ and if I ever wreck one, which I doubt, I will gladly replace it with the same rim. EX511 that I wrecked last year on my Enduro bike was the first rim I wrecked since 2008 and second rear rim I have ever wrecked. And that was by hitting a 3" tall, brick shaped rock at 40km/h. Wheel was still rideable for the rest of the weekend. Rim actually remained straight, it just got a deep dent. I may actually keep it as a DH wheel run on tubes and DH tires. If I wreck an alu rim, I get a new one within 2 working days. No questions asked Smile
  • 1 1
 ti is a super specific client base. They're out there, they're all over 40 and most of them are either rich or didn't have kids.
  • 1 8
flag jorgeposada (Feb 20, 2020 at 10:38) (Below Threshold)
 @crs-one: Is the sky blue also, any other advice?
  • 7 1
 @jorgeposada: for real? Talking down on someone for sharing advise based on someone asking a question? f*ck off.
  • 3 1
 @jorgeposada: I agree, nice parts working well seems pretty obvious. I was replying to your comment stating a high-end DJ bike is an oxymoron. Just because you don't see the benefits of spending a few bucks on that kind of bike doesn't make it a contradiction.
  • 1 3
 @WAKIdesigns: thats what all the peasants say
  • 1 0
 @mattrix2: that can't possibly be true, cuz i have a badass bike...
  • 1 2
 @sherbet: Who ???? is it that time of the month sensitive one's , grow a pair.
  • 1 1
 @crs-one: My DJ bike is 100% custom and worth 3k on paper. Some of us have manufacturers baking if you reach such a level , if not be your guest and $$$$, understand.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I don't know man. I'd go with the eewing cranks, intend fork set to 90mm, 29er front, 24x3.0 on the rear, e-tap shifted, that carbon bar stem combo ugliness and flu onyx hubs. Other than that, your specs sound spot on.
  • 1 0
 @brassinne: if they make Ewings with Power meter it’s fine.
  • 11 0
 so many waterbottles.... this must be a bestseller....
what a good value
Passila Fatbike: 4,2k € / 3 waterbottles = 1,4k/waterbottle
tested Norco sight: 4k € / 2 waterbottles (1 tall, 1 tiny) = 2k/waterbottle
yesterdays Ibis Ripmo: 4,4k € / 1 waterbottle = pretty expensive/waterbottle
  • 1 0
 They could of put at least 2 more bottle mounts maybe even 3 on that frame. slackers
  • 1 0
 so many umlauts... take my money!
  • 5 0
 I’m just not sure I understand this kind of business model - essentially manufacturer is making the frame after the customer orders it and many attributes of the design looks very similar to many of the ‘open source’ stuff like what Sick did with the Ti stuff but with custom geo and a few small feature changes.

As the Ti companies often offer direct sale why not just do that and cut the middle man out if you just want frame only?

If they had bought frames in bulk, or made in-house and could leverage economies of scale to reduce pricing or provide quick delivery etc then that would be pretty cool, but this is just a bit meh.
  • 2 0
 was thinking they look like leftover sick frames......
  • 3 0
 @nojzilla: Well its not so much that, its that there probably isnt many manufacturers that will work on a single-frame order basis from Taiwan and I imagine they have certain parts as 'stock' like headtubes, dropouts, chainstay bridge etc (or they all buy from the same parts manufacturer) as Ti is a pretty expensive material to manipulate.

People approach the company with their geometry, a few visual tweaks etc but its always going to look similar to other frames manufactured by the same people - Sick did exactly the same thing, so these Ti frames will all look similar I suppose.

Still, the pricing here isnt actually bad, they seem professional, it looks really, really nice, you will probably get better support that buying direct and they will make sure the geometry you choose isnt completely terrible so there is plenty of stuff to like.
  • 1 0
 £1,245 for a custom ti frame that looks as good as this is cheap by today's standard. If only I hadn't recently bought a sweet new steel frame. Maybe in a few years...
  • 2 0
 Agreed. I'd say that there is a good chance that these are made in Xi'an, by XACD. They have a notorious psycho named as one of their main sales reps, but if you can get past him, you'll get yourself a Ti hardtail with your custom geometry and feature for $1200 or less (much less if you negotiate). They have 30 years of titanium frame experience, and white label several thousand frames a year.
  • 1 1
 Because if you try to order one from waltly yourself they most likely wont answer because these small companies are ordering enough frames
  • 1 0
 @tremeer023: yeah and nah... it’s Lynskey that is a weird company...
  • 6 0
 The natural finnish on the frame looks nice.
  • 1 0
 Something is wrong with the geomtery charts of the Rämäkkä Regular frame. Reach/Stack/Seat Angle/TT length do not match (at least for a XL sized frame). TT should be 23 longer if the other measurements are correct.

I assume the seat angle is not the effective seat angle, it is the angle of the bended tube which has an offset in relation to the BB. This would result in a much steeper effective seat angle of ~79° (at stack height).
  • 4 0
 Damn it! Now I need to change my pants.
  • 3 0
 Hands down winners of most scandinavian letters in company and product names competition. Kudos!
#åäöftw
  • 2 0
 One could expect they send a kilo of Lakrice with the frame...
  • 2 0
 With regards to a custom ti frame, it would have been nice to see what the welds are like, shame they didn't show them. That said this is dirt cheap for a custom ti frame...
  • 1 0
 The people who comment "that bike is way too expensive for what it is." Are the same people who hook up Honda Civics and say "It's just as fast as that Lambo but only cost me a fraction of that Lambo..."
  • 3 1
 Kingdom called...they want their Vendetta back...plus they are cheaper too!?
  • 1 0
 The geometry between any of the vandetta models are completely different from these. Also, they're all made in the same factory in China
  • 1 0
 @Mntneer: you do know that you can have a custom frame and change anything you want right?
  • 2 0
 I have a weakness to Ti like kryptonite is to superman...looks a beaut
  • 1 0
 Nice frames, go scandinavia! Wouldn't mind that pump track frame myself. Very good tire clearances all around.
  • 1 0
 Ti frames and all these waterbottle mounts, pubes is gonna have a field day
  • 1 0
 Can I have mine with 2014 pikes like the title pic please thanks. happily pay $1000 more
  • 1 0
 Sorry, just can’t sell the classic. ????
  • 1 0
 Ti frames are always a looker

But big question

How do you pronounce these names? #ReadyToExplainAtTheTrailhead
  • 1 0
 Honestly, turn google translate to Finnish and type in the words its pretty close (only works for single words, it will f-up Finnish grammar horribly). Closer than what I could explain in text at least.
  • 1 0
 @Tobsa: Fancy seeing you here
  • 3 1
 Just buy direct from China and save 50%
  • 2 0
 Hnnggggghhhh. Must resist the urge to buy one.
  • 1 0
 That gusset on a fat bike looks like a mud collector...
  • 8 0
 There's no mud when it's below freezing, I don't see the issue :p
  • 1 0
 @Losvar: you don't like to ride when its warmer then below freezing? Smile
  • 4 1
 @Losvar: Freezing is so last decade, freezing is over man look outside winter has became a tale of old people now. As much as it makes me sad since I am a winter guy :'(
  • 1 0
 @Losvar:
True, and the snow just melts away.
  • 2 0
 MY GOD ITS BEAUTIFUL!
  • 1 0
 If we buy complete do we get those sweet mismatched rotors too?
  • 1 1
 i know its the trend and all, but did they have to go with such immense chainstays on the hardtails?
  • 1 0
 62 HTA - Straight Doctahawkin!
  • 3 0
 When geometry and Ti are the only selling points and you can’t ride anyways...
  • 1 0
 THATS GONNA BE A NÖ FROM ME DOG
  • 1 0
 That Fatty!
  • 1 0
 Looks sick!
  • 1 0
 SO NICE!!!! Dayum
  • 1 0
 Oh yeah, very nice.

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