Born unto the world as a race-bred endurance machine, the Juliana Joplin has evolved into something more, finding its stride in a genre-defying category that includes all the best traits of XC and trail riding. The result is a bike that's composed on tricky descents, supple through bumpy flats, and strikingly fast when it's time to crank things up. Add the ability to run the stock 27.5-inch wheelset with fat 2.8-inch tires or switch to 29-inch for speedy pursuits, and you have an unassumingly fun bike that allows you to ride wherever you please. Featuring a reliable mix of components from SRAM, Race Face, RockShox and Fox, the Joplin D+ aluminum is made for women who are ready to take mountain biking to the next level.
Part endurance racer, part rowdy trail bike—the Joplin is ridiculously fun. The original model redefined what people thought a 29er could be. This latest version breaks the mold all over again. Conventional wisdom always held that a big-wheel bike like this was good for one thing—covering lots of ground quickly. We’ve never had much use for conventional wisdom. Yes, the Joplin is a fine cross-country/endurance machine. With its aluminum frame, efficient VPP™ rear suspension, and 29-inch wheel option, this bike can be an absolute race weapon—but the Joplin is more than that. The Joplin has always been, to reduce this thing to a single word, fun. As in the uncontrollable-giggling-spontaneous-high-fiving kind of fun. We cranked the knob on that particular trait to 11 this year with a ground-up redesign that increases the bike’s composure on descents, adds a bit more small-bump suppleness to the mix and improves its handling in tight turns. The new Joplin also gives you the option of running either 29er or 27.5+ wheels. If you’re looking for quick acceleration and a nimble feel, go 29er. If you’re wanting extra traction and a more forgiving ride over roots and babyhead rocks, go 27.5+. It’s your choice. Is the Joplin a cross-country racer? Sure. A trail bike? Absolutely. Is it fun? Oh, hell yes.
Whether crushing monster climbs or railing sketchy descents, the Juliana Roubion C R has all the ingredients for making every ride your best. Roubion's 6-inches of VPP suspension creams crusty sections of trail while retaining a lively, playful feel throughout the travel stroke, and the modern frame design offers increased maneuverability and pedaling efficiency for all-day, all-terrain jaunts into the backcountry. A Fox Rhythm fork and Fox Float Performance shock smooth small bumps and inspire confidence through rock gardens, and SRAM Level T brakes help you maintain composure on hair-raising descents. For the carbon C model, Juliana used a slightly less-expensive carbon fiber to put top-tier performance within reach. The result is a frame that's just marginally heavier and every bit as stiff, durable, and fun as the top-level carbon CC version.
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