Why We Like The Juliana Joplin Carbon CC X01 Eagle AXS Reserve Mountain Bike
For riders who want a capable trail bike with some XC flavor, it doesn’t get much better than the Joplin Carbon CC X01 Eagle AXS Reserve Mountain Bike. With 120mm of rear travel, the Joplin has a spritely feel on the climbs and plenty of pop on the down, plus it borrows the lower-link VPP suspension platform from Juliana’s trail bikes for smooth descending traction. 29in wheels front and rear eat up square-edge hits when we’re out on backcountry trail rides, plus they roll quickly for post-work XC loops. Juliana found the perfect balance on the Joplin’s head tube angle at 65.5-degrees (low position), providing descending stability to align with modern trends, yet retaining maneuverability for tight terrain in remote locations. We also love the Glovebox storage system which lets us store tools, nutrition, and even a layer in the bike’s downtube for extra supplies on long rides.
This top-tier build utilizes the Carbon CC frame construction from Juliana which delivers industry-leading durability along with an impressively low weight. We’re big fans of the X01 Eagle AXS electronic shifting components from SRAM for its low-maintenance design and instant shifts for last-minute gear changes. Reserve 30 SL carbon wheels accelerate quickly and provide incredible stiffness and durability for a premium ride feel. SRAM’s G2 RSC brakes strike the perfect balance between weight and power, providing consistent braking over long descents without any unnecessary weight. The Pike Ultimate fork from RockShox delivers 130mm of travel that feels poised on climbs and flat sections yet still delivers reliable stability over the descents. This build is a super capable option as a dedicated trail bike for riders who prefer flatter, undulating terrain or as an efficiency-focused addition to an existing quiver.
*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- XC-inspired trail bike delivers pop, play, and pedaling efficiency
- 120mm of VPP travel is supportive on climbs and capable on descents
- Pike Ultimate fork with 130mm of travel provides an agile ride feel
- 29in wheels eat up desert tech and hold their momentum on XC loops
- SRAM X01 Eagle AXS delivers instant electronic shifting
- Fox Float Factory DPS shock provides a wide range of adjustments
- Glovebox in-frame storage lets us bring our gear without wearing a pack
- Reserve 30 SL wheels are reactive on the trail and have a lifetime warranty
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