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  • Juliana 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
  • Juliana 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Detail
  • Juliana 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Detail
  • Juliana 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Detail
  • Juliana 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Detail
  • Juliana 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Detail
  • Juliana 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Detail
  • Juliana 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Detail
  • Juliana 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Detail
  • Juliana 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Detail
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JulianaJoplin
2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
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Joplin 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike

Not strictly a XC bike, and not only a trail bike, the Juliana Joplin 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike follows in the footsteps (or tire marks) of its big brother, the Santa Cruz tallboy, and provides a ride that pedals like an XC racer and handles terrain like an all-mountain bike. Almost ideal for cyclists who spend most of their rides pedaling and primarily use the lift to access sidecountry networks, the Joplin 2.0 goes everywhere, and benefits from a carbon frame, more spacious geometry, and an XE build kit, which features Shimano XT in all-mountain matrimony with Race Face finishing bits and a RockShox dropper.

The biggest difference between the Joplin and the Tallboy is in the shock tune. The setup is custom for lighter riders since Juliana calculates that typical women cyclists are around 30lb lighter, on average, than men. No more having to send your shock to a shop to get a custom tune or using all of that VPP travel. If you're wanting extra traction and a more forgiving ride over roots and babyhead rocks, the 27.5+ on this build is the way to go. If you're looking for quick acceleration and a nimble feel, good news, a wheel swap lets you run larger diameter 29er wheels and tires.

A flip chip sits in the suspension link and can be positioned allowing the shock mount to move a few millimeters. Repositioning the shock attachment point and extending or reducing the fork length effectively accounts for the difference between 27.5+ and 29-inch wheel/tire systems, keeping the geometry as static as possible across wheel sizes. Headtube and seatube angles as well as travel remains the same after wheels are swapped, chips are flipped, and forks adjusted.

The 68-degree headtube angle strikes a perfect balance between downhill, lean back steep confidence and cross-country agility. Since the flip chip allows that number to stay the same whether you're running a 29in wheels with a 120mm fork or 27.5+ with 130mm, the bike will handle very similarly and your wheel size decision can be distilled into your riding style and terrain. The frame's chainstays and reach are up-to-date with the stays just over 17-inches and reach bumps up dramatically across all sizes. Confidence and high speed stability improve without losing the nimbleness that had us gushing for the original Tallboy/Joplin.

VPP travel sits at 4.5-inches and we find that for a 27.5+ or 29er bike, this is a great do-it-all amount. And that's the beauty of the Joplin, it's essentially two frames in one: a 29er with long, stable geometry capable of racing or eating up big miles on epic days or as spec'd here, a plus-size steam roller grabbing traction on kitty litter and floating over babyheads. Small details matter too and we love the fact that you can run a bottle cage inside the triangle. We don't always like caring packs, especially on short hot laps after work or basically anytime we don' have to. The repositioned links, first used on the Hightower and Bronson, allow for this as well as a lower standover height, and an additional stiffness to the already stiff Boost back end.

This latest version of VPP continues to impress and it is our favorite one yet. The new VPP's curve resembles a flattened check mark which leads to less dramatic ramping on either end of the arc and, with the women's specific lighter tune, you'll be able to peg the fun meter more often. Off the top, the suspension is more sensitive for better bump compliance keeping the tires glued to the ground for more traction through trails that resemble creek beds and loose minefields. The excellent anti-squat properties give a firm feel during accelerations so it's quick off the line and over the top of climbs without having to flip the switch on the shock. Since the shock's ramp-up is linear through the stroke, there is no weirdness going on with mid-stroke wallow and the bike continues to feel bottomless during hucks to flat and on fast, hard g-outs.

Juliana's industry-leading carbon fiber construction makes its way into Joplin 2.0 Carbon 27.5+ R. Although this version uses a more value focused grade of carbon fiber than the super high end Carbon CC frame, this only requires more material to be used to achieve the same strength. It does carry a bit more weight, but in every other aspect it's held to the same astoundingly high standards as Juliana's Carbon CC level frames. The upshot is that you get a frame that's every bit as stiff and strong with a price-point that doesn't break the bank.

The frame's two carbon triangles are built as whole pieces rather than glued together from various bits. This method saves weight and increases structural integrity by allowing Juliana to wrap carbon continuously through and around key junctures. This process reinforces the frame with less material eliminating the artificial stress points that result from bonded construction methods. Finally, the carbon is also compacted from inside and out for a more even finish that avoids any wrinkles, excess material build-up, and resin pooling for even more weight savings.

Looking at the particulars of the "XE" kit, you'll find its 1x11 drivetrain has a mixture of Shimano XT rear derailleur, Race Face cranks, and E13 11-speed cassette. This combination delivers an excellent balance of power transfer, wide gear range with the 9 to 46-tooth cassette, and the crisp, reliable shifts of Shimano XT. Another impressive feature is the Fox 34 Float Elite fork, which maintains precise handling across rough terrain with its 34-millimeter stanchions and 130 millimeters of smooth, supportive travel.

  • Fast and comfortable trail machine from Juliana
  • 110mm of smooth, responsive VPP travel
  • Long, slack geometry offers stability through big lines
  • Stiffness and durability thanks to carbon frame
  • 1x11 drivetrain with wide range 9 to 46-tooth cassette
  • Fox 34 Float fork with 130mm of smooth travel
  • Plush plus-sized wheels boost traction and add float
  • Juliana takes Santa Cruz tech and specs women's touch points and shock tunes
Tech SpecsGeometry
Tech Specs
Frame Material
Carbon C
Suspension
VPP
Rear Shock
FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
Rear Travel
110mm
Fork
FOX 34 Float Performance Elite 130
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS
Shifters
Shimano XT M8000
Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT M8000
Crankset
Race Face Turbine
Chainring Sizes
30t
Crank Arm Length
[small] 170mm, [medium, large] 175mm
Cassette
E13 TRS Race 11-speed
Cassette Range
9-46t
Chain
Shimano SLX M7000
Brakeset
Shimano XT M8000
Rotors
Shimano RT86 Ice Tech - 180mm
Handlebar
Santa Cruz XC Carbon
Handlebar Width
750mm
Grips
Juliana
Stem
Race Face Turbine Basic
Stem Length
50mm
Saddle
Juliana Primiero
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth
Wheelset
[rims] Race Face AR 40
Hubs
[front] Novatec D641, [rear] Novatec D642
Front Axle
15 x 110mm
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm
Tires
[front] Maxxis Rekon EXO 3C TR, [rear] Maxxis Rekon EXO TR
Tire Size
27.5 x 2.8in
Recommended Use
cross-country, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime on frames
Geometry

29 - 120mm Travel Fork

 
SML
a Seat Tube
15.3in16.5in17.7in
b Effective Top Tube
22.6in23.7in24.5in
c Stack
23.4in23.7in23.7in
d Reach
15.9in16.9in17.7in
e Stand Over
27.7in27.8in27.8in
f Head Tube
3.5in3.9in3.9in
g Head Tube Angle
68o68o68o
h Seat Tube Angle
73o73o73o
i Bottom Bracket Drop
1.6in1.6in1.6in
j Bottom Bracket Height
   
k Chainstay
17in17in17in
l Wheelbase
43.9in45.1in45.9in

27.5+ - 130mm Travel Fork

 
SML
a Seat Tube
15.3in16.5in17.7in
b Effective Top Tube
22.6in23.8in24.6in
c Stack
23.4in23.8in23.8in
d Reach
15.9in16.8in17.6in
e Stand Over
27.6in27.7in27.7in
f Head Tube
3.5in3.9in3.9in
g Head Tube Angle
68o68o68o
h Seat Tube Angle
73o73o73o
i Bottom Bracket Drop
1.3in1.3in1.3in
j Bottom Bracket Height
   
k Chainstay
17in17in17in
l Wheelbase
44.1in45.2in46in
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