2017 NAHBS: Curtis Inglis’ 29+ Retrotec Funduro Hardtail

Each year when NAHBS rolls around, many builders use the opportunity to build themselves a new bike. This year was Curtis Inglis‘ time for a new hardtail. Over the years, Curtis has experimented with the Funduro model, altering the bottom bracket drop and angles ever-so-slightly to dial in what he feels like is the ultimate hardtail geometry. As a pretty tall dude, he decided to give the 29+ platform a spin, resulting in a bike with a large stance and aggressive geometry.

Over the past few days, Curtis has been riding this show bike and not exactly babying it. He’s got one of those new White Industries headsets on the bike, along with White hubs, cranks and a Paul stem, PIKE fork, XTR rear mech, with a Thomson dropper.

  • This bike does that rad scaling up thing, where you can’t really tell it’s a huge 29+ frame. Initially I wondered if the fork was not a Pike, but maybe a Revelation, because everything else is so huge. My Funduro lust has not decreased in the slightest.

    • Yup. It looks like a regular 27.5 until you see how short the crank arms and seat are compared to the rest of it!

      • Chris Valente

        Seriously. Such a beautiful bike and yet, the BB looks like it’s about a foot off the ground!

    • Tom Urquhart

      Yeah, I’m a tall dude with a history of very ugly bikes. He made me a funduro bike that looks great and scales perfectly.

  • Cool trick with the stuff sack and toe strap on the DT bottle cage. Also, VERY COOL BIKE. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ ?

    • AdamBike99

      An upcycled Thomson bag, no less!

  • AdamBike99

    I love how some humans can make incredible engineering and craftsmanship look like it’s “no big deal.” Curtis’ work continues to blow my mind, and it only adds to his aura that he truly shreds on his own creations. Can’t wait to see this one- and Curtis- at the show!

  • 9stevey

    such a beautiful bike. I think Curtis has my army green and orange Retrotec with him on that trip. Really hoping you might shoot some pictures of it too!!

  • caliente

    These bikes are SOOOO pretty. As a short-legged person, I wouldn’t feel a ton of confidence unless I ordered a 26″.This one otoh… http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2685/4128498518_b4d5e3eec8_c.jpg

  • Harry

    Seems to be the year of the W.I. headsets!

  • bikecow

    I love the way that bottom 10mm spacer flares to meet the headset so perfectly in #9

  • Tyler Morin

    What a rad looking bike!!! Love the blue xtr pedals.

  • The may well be the first MTB I’ve ever seen that truly speaks to me. What a beautiful bike. Just perfect.

  • Matt O’Donnell

    It’s 4am and I’m about to hop in the car to drive from Oakland to SLC and these pictures are getting me amped!