Furtado Carbon X01 Mountain Bike
The redesigned Juliana Furtado turns any stretch of trail or road into your playground. With 130mm of rear travel in a 27.5in wheel platform, the Furtado begs to pop off that trailside feature and take the most playful lines back to the trailhead. Juliana updated the Furtado this season, changing the geometry and echoing changes to other frames with the lower-link VPP design for more efficient pedaling and more fun on the descents. This build pairs the Furtado Carbon CC frame with SRAM's X01 Eagle drivetrain and RaceFace for a bike that’s ready for the feature-packed trails of your local mountain or park.
Juliana's updates to the geometry of the Furtado make it more playful than ever with slacker headtube and steeper seat tube angles, as well as size-specific chainstay lengths. The slacker front end provides confidence when descending and greater stability in technical terrain. With 15mm longer reach in this year’s model, Juliana compensated to make the seat tube 2-degrees steeper, which means all those improvements at the front end don’t come at the cost of climbing efficiency. The short chainstays liven up the back end, so you can nimbly wind through the trees or hit features, while the proportional length ensures that rides of all heights get the same grin while coming down the mountain. While maintaining the 130mm rear travel, the 2021 model now comes spec’d with a 140mm fork for that extra pop when you need it. We all have our preferences for how a bike handles, so the flip chip in the rear linkage allows you to vary between high (steeper) and low (more slack) geometry settings with the turn of a hex key.
This year’s Furtado is only available in carbon, and this particular bike utilizes Juliana's Carbon CC layup, which makes for a resoundingly stiff frame for swift acceleration and unflappable poise when you're pointing it down lines that question your confidence, while saving on average 250grams. Juliana specs this build with SRAM's X01 Eagle drivetrain, RockShox Pike Ultimate Fork and Reverb Stealth Dropper. The combination of this trail finery creates a bike that begs for another lap as you chase daylight down the mountain.
- Juliana's fun-loving 27.5in trail bike sees some updates
- Progressive geo with slacker head tube and longer reach
- Steep 77-degree seat tube for efficient pedaling
- Chainstay length varies with frame size for optimal handling
- Lower-link VPP suspension has a smoother, more predictable feel
- Carbon C frame offers legendary strength and stiffness
- Built with SRAM's X01 Eagle drivetrain and RaceFace wheels
- Universal derailleur hanger makes it easier to find replacements