Why We Like The Wilder Carbon S Trail Mountain Bike
Blending the spritely feel of an XC race bike with touches of trail bike attitude, the all-new Juliana Wilder has quickly established itself as our first choice for tackling local race series or heading out for big-mileage days in the mountains. This speed machine is Juliana's first dedicated cross-country race bike, featuring the lightest frame Juliana has ever made paired with an all-new Superlight suspension layout that propels you forward while holding traction through loose rocks and roots.
Suitable for the dedicated racer, the Wilder fits two water bottles (some sizes fit three bottles), and its geometry promotes speedy climbing and confident descending. The Wilder is built for big days where pedaling efficiency matters, but getting down the mountain fast and safely matters more. Built with a differently tuned suspension compared to the Blur, the Widler utilizes a lighter shock tune and touchpoints designed for smaller and lighter riders than its Santa Cruz counterpart.
The Wilder geometry keeps the bike as responsive as it is playful. The 120mm fork and 115mm rear travel put the head-tube angle at a supportive and slack-for-its-class 67.1-degree mark. The modern 75.1-degree seat-tube angle lets us confidently pedal up steep hills and messy singletrack, while the excess rear travel makes for a longer wheelbase, so we flow over chunky terrain with more confidence than ever.
Spec on the Wilder is curated to give us a durable and upgradeable platform to get us through season after season of hard riding. A full SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain delivers plenty of range, plus full integration with the entire Eagle lineup. The wheels are supplied by DT Swiss and Raceface—proven names on race day and for day-to-day riding. The Maxxis Rekon Race Wide Trail tire gives us tons of grip and low rolling resistance for our fast-paced rides. Suspension performance is handled by FOX, with their Performance lineup—much of the same tech as the Factory models, minus the steep price tag.
*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Juliana's aggressive XC bike for training and race days
- 115mm of rear travel is efficient and comfortable
- Flex-stay design won't sacrifice watts while pedaling
- FOX Performance suspension offers premium tech at a lower price point
- Tuned women's specific suspension and spec
- Modern XC geometry gets us over obstacles and quickly up climbs
- Carbon C frame is durable and offers a great ride feel
- Room for two water bottles in the main triangle
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