Part Joplin endurance racer, part rowdy trail bike…
price: $4499 save 0% weight: 28.46 LBS / 12.91 KG
The 2017 Juliana Joplin 29 Carbon S8 is ridiculously fun. The original Joplin model redefined what people thought a 29er could be. This latest version breaks the mold all over again.
Yes, the Joplin makes for one fine cross-country/endurance machine. With its light-yet-stiff carbon frame, efficient VPP3 rear suspension, and it’s 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, called fun. As in the uncontrollable-giggling-spontaneous-high-fiving kind of fun. Juliana 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 different diameter 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.
So for this Carbon-C Juliana model in particular, the frame is every bit as stiff and strong as their top-tier carbon CC-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams more, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this top-level Carbon material in key places allowed them to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
Check out the Juliana Joplin 29 Carbon S review, sizes, pricing and more at Cambriabike.com.
|FRAME MATERIAL||Performance Carbon Fiber|
|FORK||Fox 34 Float Performance 120mm travel|
|SHOCK||Fox Float Performance|
|Shifter / Dérailleurs||Sram GX1 1 x 11|
|Crankset||Race Face Aeffect AL|
|Bottom Bracket||Included w/ crankset|
|Cassette||Sram , 10-42t|
|Brakes||Sram Level TL|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40; Integrated|
|Bars||Race Face Ride Flat Bar, 760mm|
|Stem||Raceface Turbine Ride|
|Grips||Single sided lock-on|
|Front Hub||Novatec D541 110×15|
|Rear Hub||Novatec D542 148×12|
|Rims||Race Face AR 24|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion DHF Exo TR; 2.3|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Ardent Race Exo; 2.35|
|Saddle||Joplin Segundo Saddle|
|Seat Post||Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel (125mm travel on size small)|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||lifetime on Joplin frame|