Pässilä Bicycles Releases Juntu Titanium Hardtail

Nov 11, 2021
by Pässilä Bicycles  


PRESS RELEASE: Pässilä Bicycles

Pässilä Bicycles' Juntu downcountry hardtail frame will complement the Pässilä titanium hardtail frame line up. Juntu is a progressive hardtail designed for short travel suspension forks and it is a frame we have been wanting to develop for quite some time. Light and durable material combined with Pässilä design and fine craftsmanship make this frame stand out. It has a carefully thought out geometry for both the longer distances and the downhills you may encounter. The sliding dropouts give this frame the possibility to adjust the geometry to provide either more agility and playfulness or more traction for the uphills and stability for the downhills. Pässilä Juntu is all about covering the distance and having fun.

Pässilä Juntu frame is designed for 120 and 130 mm suspension forks.

Juntu offers durability and adjustability in a light package.

bigquotesPässilä Juntu is all about covering the distance and having fun.

Juntu Geometry and Details

Sizing and Geometry:

Frame Details:

• Progressive geometry.
• Grade 9 titanium alloy frame.
• Sliding dropouts.
• Designed for 120 and 130 mm suspension forks.
• Available in two sizes.
• Available for pre-order.
• Frame weight 2.0 kg in size S2
• Price excluding VAT 1612.10 € / ~1866.50 USD

About Pässilä Bicycles
Pässilä Bicycles is a small rider owned bike company. The company was founded by a group of five friends and mountain bikers to create something else. We have been riding our bikes with the same group for three decades. Pässilä was founded 2018 and we specialize in titanium hardtail frames. We come from the middle of (nowhere) Finland.



For more information head over to passilabicycles.com.




112 Comments

  • 77 2
 "progressive hardtail designed for short travel suspension forks" Yes. Like it.

"Downcountry" NO. NO. [sprays water]. BAD BIKE INDUSTRY
  • 22 0
 Specialized rubbing hands together planning a sizing label lawsuit
  • 6 0
 Blame Mike Levy.
  • 1 0
 Downcountry...smh Guess they'll do anything for marketing!
  • 22 0
 this is my dream hardtail frame materialized. If I had stinking amounts of money and this came in S3 i'd have one for sure.
  • 29 0
 Hi! Thank you for the comment! We have the custom titanium frame option available also. We decided to keep Juntu sizes in two because we’re a small company and this is what we can keep in stock.
  • 101 2
 @passilabicycles: awesome! can i please be a brand ambassador so we can write off the other part of my comment? my brand ambassador CV includes an insta account of several followers (i deleted the app though the other day because it was distracting me too much), sub par bike handling and people skills; I like dogs though, and I'm almost 70% sure I used that semicolon correctly, that's got to count for something!
  • 37 0
 @GumptionZA: A tempting offer!
  • 2 0
 @passilabicycles: lovely frame! Where is it made? Do you weld your own?
  • 4 0
 @tall-martin: We weld our prototypes but our production frames are manufactured in Asia.
  • 10 0
 @GumptionZA: Can confirm semi colon used properly. haha Smile
  • 4 3
 @passilabicycles: that’s a shame, it’d be far more interesting if they are made locally.
  • 2 0
 @passilabicycles: I came to check out the welds, very nicely done.
  • 14 0
 @nurseben: not sure Asia or Finland are local to the US...?
  • 2 0
 @passilabicycles: Love the bike! Is it possible to have fixed rear dropouts using your custom titanium frame option?
  • 3 0
 @DBone95: Hi! Yes, it is possible. Contact us info@passilabicycles.com if you want more details.
  • 2 0
 @passilabicycles: thanks! You guys are on the list for my next bike : )
  • 1 0
 @GumptionZA: Shhhhhh, you're giving away my secrets.
  • 1 0
 @passilabicycles: props to waltly!
  • 1 0
 @nurseben: But also far more expensive. Wink
  • 14 0
 Perkele!
  • 2 0
 Saatana!
  • 2 0
 came here to see these lol
  • 2 0
 Salmiakki
  • 9 0
 “The company was founded by a group of five friends and mountain bikers to create something else.” This reads like the company accidentally created bikes, having started out intending to make refrigerators. Haha
  • 8 0
 "So then what if we put wheels on it...."
  • 33 0
 That’s right. We were making some out of this world refrigerators before bikes. You should’ve seen the angles on those…
  • 7 0
 Huge thanks to the pinkbike.com community for your comments! Keep them coming if you have something to say. We knew we were looking for trouble calling Juntu a downcountry frame. Yet this is the least s*** we’ve received so far here . Actually the amount of positive comments is unreal! We’re onto something with Juntu perhaps. We think so but you guys all over the world will be the judges. Thanks!
  • 7 0
 Absolutely stunning bike. Those welds look incredible and the geo looks amazing.
  • 8 4
 Digging lots about this bike but straight post and 77deg seat angle on a hardtai?!l I guess no one rides to trails on flat paths… I have a 31” inseam with a 75.5 straight and it’s too steep for any length of riding on flattish stuff. That’s full crazy town steep.
  • 5 0
 You also have to factor in the reach and the stack. The S2 has a 485 reach and a 645 stack, it might not be as bad as you think on flat ground.
  • 3 0
 77 deg is fine - my bike has exactly this (and a 62 degree ht - Titus Loco Moto ) and is not an issue on flat paths whatsoever. I have the same inseam as you too. this figure as the other comment is only a fraction of the geo to be considered.
  • 6 0
 Great stuff from Passila, sublime looking frame, the welds on these Passila frames are fantastic, love mine Ramakka
  • 19 3
 ä – Here you can keep it for later.
I'm in a good mood today so you can also have ÄöÖüÜß.
  • 3 2
 @colincolin: ironic your a German/or has a German flag pulling someone up on there grammar lol
  • 10 0
 @threeofswords: wow, a double Muphry's law in the wild!
  • 4 0
 @colincolin: be honest, even you German people don't believe in ß anymore
  • 2 0
 @jaycubzz: bet you’re German too Wink
  • 4 0
 That looks insanely cool. Will there be a steel version as well, like with the Ramakka / Hamari?
  • 5 0
 Hi there. That would be awesome but to be honest, we don’t know just yet.
  • 7 0
 @passilabicycles: thanks, if you do at least you will have one customer for sure Smile
  • 3 0
 That thing looks like a weapon (only in a good way) for epic weekend rides in which the long route is chosen instead of short cuts!
  • 5 0
 I want
  • 3 0
 I wish I could justify adding another bike to the quiver right now. This would be on the short list.
  • 3 0
 Hardtail Party first look review Is pretty good if you want some hands on details.
  • 2 0
 lovely looking bike, good to see seat post with a decent steep angle for climbing, sliding dropouts too as standard a great detail
  • 2 0
 Awesome bike. Looks like lots of fun!
I have to admit that I'm bias as I'm the lucky owner/keeper of a Rämakkä, which I love.
  • 3 0
 Very interested in this frame, great price point for ti!
  • 2 1
 So with that STA/HTA this is for the rider looking to ride long steep ascents and long, steep rowdy DH on their hardtail with 120mm fork?? Who is this rider?
  • 9 4
 Long forks dive too much on an aggressive hardtails and can send you over the bars. On a FS bike the rear end compresses and keeps the HTA about the same. One a HT when the fork bottoms out your HTA goes from 65deg to 70+ deg.
  • 6 2
 @ctrailbiker: absolute bullshit, ive been riding a 63 ht, 150mm fork hardtail all year and NEVER had any issues you speak of, maybe tune your fork better?
  • 4 4
 @y9pema: Maybe you need to ride some black trails
  • 3 0
 @ctrailbiker: HTA is fine if the STA wasn't where it is. Imagine as that 120mm fork compresses what the STA becomes?? This is why I'm hoping as someone is bombing that rowdy descent on their hardtail with 120mm fork, their a$$ isn't on the seat.
  • 3 2
 @y9pema: That's why your bike is speced with a 63 HTA instead of the 65-66 deg you would see on an FS bike with similar travel (eg. SC Hightower, 65.5 deg HTA)

As for fork tune, you can either enjoy 130mm of travel on a 150 fork or 120mm of travel on a 120 fork.
  • 1 0
 @ctrailbiker: LOL, which ones?
  • 8 0
 @yupstate: On a hardtail you are never seated descending (on anything serious), so STA is not a factor on the downs, other than being out of the way.
  • 2 2
 @y9pema: Something with steep ledgy drops where you front wheel goes in a hole right when your back wheel is hitting the lip of the drop. On a FS bike your weight is back over the wheel and the suspension compresses. That's a situation where some might prefer a shorter fork on a equivalent HTA hard tail. Not as much of an issue on a super slack 63 deg bike like yours, but on a 65-67 deg HTA HT, I prefer a shorter travel fork along with a high stack.

On longer fox forks, I have to dial up the LSC in those situations, I don't need to mess with RS forks as much fwiw.
  • 2 0
 @ctrailbiker: if you was on a small reach then yeah, but longer reaches help..
  • 2 0
 @yupstate: why would they be sorted in the first place lol
  • 2 5
 @threeofswords: you guys aren’t catching my sarcasm. Why the hell are you riding a hardtail with a 120mm fork on long steep ascents and long gnarly descents??? That’s what long, steep and slack geometry is for and it has no place on a hardtail with a 120mm fork. Would you want a full suspension bike with a 68* HTA and 73* STA that has 170mm of travel? No? Why the opposite then?
  • 1 0
 @yupstate: because, like, hardtail, hardcore man
  • 3 0
 @ctrailbiker: I read this all the time and agree that in some cases it is true. For example if you are landing a jump both wheels at the same time or cornering in a berm where both the front and rear are loaded at the same time in a semi equal amount. When riding steeps or transitions off or big rolls though I would argue that it makes little difference. Even on a FS bike your rear suspension is going to be largely unloaded when your front wheel is heavily loaded so the front dive will be similar. Note that I do ride both an aggressive hard tail and a FS trail bike on black and double black trails. There is not question that when the going gets fast and rough a FS bike will out run a HT but I think the fork dive point is overplayed in many cases. For each loading case think about how much load there really is on the rear wheel. No load means no sag. Let the debate begin!!
  • 2 0
 @NealWood: granted a FS will have fork dive on steep ledge sections as well. I think the higher speed of a FS bike also makes it less likely for that front tire to fall in a hole. The context here is why would anybody want a slack ht with a 120 fork? A short fork having less dive is one of many reasons somebody might like this bike. The position of the posters seems to differ based on whether the view this as an enduro ht with a short fork or a short travel ht with slacker geo. This is the type a bike I would grab for a 30+ mile day on rugged trail. It would also make a great single speeder (hence the sliding dropouts) I definitely wouldn’t spring for a ti frame for a long forked bike with big tires and heavy duty fork…I’d go for steel or FS.
  • 2 1
 @ctrailbiker: ride them, don’t read about them. My 160mm x 64.5 hta hardtail is a beast on descents. It will keep up with my Yeti SB 5.5 until it gets really rough. NEVER even close to OTB on it after thousands of miles.
  • 1 0
 @ctrailbiker: and before a canned response, its been down black trails, done bike park days, etc…
  • 2 0
 @yupstate: because any mediocre rider can take a modern Enduro sled down what you described. But it is more fun and challenging to do it on a burly hardtail. The rider is ALWAYS the most important part of the equation. Pushing skills on a less capable bike makes me better on my big squishy bike. Same as jumping and progression on rough tech on big squishy makes me smoother when I take the big hardtail out in the rough…yin and yang!
  • 1 0
 @SprSonik: didn’t mean to offend ur fanboyness
  • 1 0
 @SprSonik: even more fun on short travel slack ht
  • 3 0
 @SprSonik: So like, the bike is ankle weights, or like one of those donuts the baseball players put on their bats when they're on deck?
  • 1 0
 @yupstate: a little extra training effect, and a lot more fun Wink
  • 2 0
 @ctrailbiker: I raced to 2nd in an Enduro on one of those short travel hardtails. Then I bumped the fork from a SC34 to an Ohlins 160 coil. The short travel was more agile, the long travel is more fun.
  • 2 0
 @ctrailbiker: as to being a fanboy, nah, I just love riding all sorts of bikes, and if I am not having fun, what is the point... Was simply pointing out that the "conventional wisdom" of forums is often completely incorrect when you try it in the real world. I have had keyboard racers tell me my set up won't work (won't climb, won't corner, wil throw me over the bars)...yet I have set PRs on tight and twisty single track on it, on trails I have ridden on at least 10 different bikes. And it was the most fun bike I've ridden down Snow Summit.
  • 1 0
 @SprSonik: I get it. Our thinking is the same, I was coming at it from the other direction. Having ridden a Paradox with a 130mm fork all summer, I get the appeal of a bike like the Junto.
  • 2 0
 That looks soooo nice. Its a bit like a stanton sherpa Ti but way better geometry. WANT
  • 2 0
 Absolutely stunning object. I wish I could justify the money for one.
  • 3 0
 I’m actually shocked at how reasonably priced they are.
@passilabicycles does the murska have internal routing for a dropper post? It is an incredibly appealing bike that I might be able to justify buying. Big Grin
  • 3 0
 @Afterschoolsports: Hi there! Thanks for asking. Yes Murska has all of the cables internal. Contact us info@passilabicycles.com if you’d like to know more details.
  • 2 0
 @passilabicycles: thanks I missed it first time in the frame details because I didn’t scroll sideways. Whoops.
  • 3 0
 Stunning
  • 1 0
 Why buy this, when you can get a two-decade old Cove Hummer off Craigslist from some sleazy a*shole for twice the price?!
  • 2 0
 That bike makes me want a hardtail again!
  • 1 0
 Change the head tube angle to 66.5 and shorten the chainstays to 415-430, and that would make a killer single speed!
  • 1 0
 Beautiful attention to detail!
  • 1 0
 Are you still making your ti suspension corrected fork?
  • 2 0
 Love it. Well done.
  • 1 0
 Short seat tubes. They get it.
  • 2 0
 Sooo nice looking.
  • 1 0
 make it in steel at 1/3 of the TI price and expect to sell a lot of them,
  • 1 0
 wheel size?
  • 4 0
 from bb height, cs length and the year were living i'd say 29
  • 4 0
 26"
  • 7 0
 Hi there! Juntu takes up to 29x2.6 and 27.5x2.8 wheels/tires. But maybe even bigger according to Hardtail Party. youtu.be/w6PRIC0Zm64
  • 1 0
 @pipm1: x 4.8"
  • 1 0
 @passilabicycles: Do you guys ship complete bikes ? 3
  • 2 0
 @alexisalwaysonfire: Yes we do. If you order a frame, fork and the component set from us, we build the bike up for you.
  • 4 5
 Downcountry bikes with 1,000 gram tires - too funny. Sorry, but that's a trail bike.
  • 1 1
 what is the difference from TI frames from Ali express?
  • 1 2
 I'm guessing Paragon Machine Works dropouts so...why not say so?
  • 1 0
 They look like them but appear to lack the lovely brass hex thread stops, so likely a no-name dropout.
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