Juliana Joplin Alloy

Part endurance racer, part rowdy trail bike—the Joplin is ridiculously fun. The original model redefined what people thought a 29er could be. This latest version breaks the mold all over again.

Conventional wisdom always held that a big-wheel bike like this was good for one thing—covering lots of ground quickly. We’ve never had much use for conventional wisdom. Yes, the Joplin is a fine cross-country/endurance machine. With its light-yet-stiff carbon frame, efficient VPP® rear suspension, and 29-inch 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, fun. As in the uncontrollable-giggling-spontaneous-high-fiving kind of fun. We 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 either 29er or 27.5+ 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.

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.

Use: Trail

Frame Features

  • Custom ‘light’ suspension tune for a plusher feel
  • Low standover height for better maneuverability
  • 148mm Rear Hub Spacing
  • Accepts both 29er and 27.5+ wheel/tire combos
  • Juliana anatomical women's saddle
  • Sizes: S, M, L
  • 73mm Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Collet axle pivots - lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Double sealed pivots with grease ports for low maintenance
  • Full carbon frame and swingarm

UK Pricing

  • Frameset Pricing
  • £1,799 Coral
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Build Kit Specs

  • D [Wheelsize: 29] - 2018

    Rear DerailleurSRAM NX 11 speed Long Cage
    ShiftersSRAM NX 11 speed
    BrakesSRAM Level
    RotorsAvid Centerline - 180mm
    CranksetRace Face Aeffect 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-L)
    CassetteSRAM PG1130 11-42t
    ChainSRAM PC1110
    HandlebarRace Face Ride Lo-Rise - 35x760mm
    StemRace Face Ride - 50mm
    GripsJuliana grips - Coral
    HeadsetCane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
    SeatpostRace Face Ride
    SaddleJuliana Segundo
    Front TyreMaxxis Minion DHF EXO TR - 29x2.3"
    Rear TyreMaxxis Crossmark II DC EXO TR - 29X2.25"
    WheelsF: Novatec D711 - 15x110mm
    R: Novatec D462 - 12x148mm (HG)
    Rim: WTB ST i23 TCS
    Spoke: DT Competition
    SealantStan's Sealant

    Available Upgrades

    SeatpostKS LEV Si + £200
  • D+ [Wheelsize: 27.5+] - 2018

    Rear DerailleurSRAM NX 11 speed Long Cage
    ShiftersSRAM NX 11 speed
    BrakesSRAM Level
    RotorsAvid Centerline - 180mm
    CranksetRace Face Aeffect 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-L)
    CassetteSRAM PG1130 11-42t
    ChainSRAM PC1110
    HandlebarRace Face Ride Lo-Rise - 35x760mm
    StemRace Face Ride - 50mm
    GripsJuliana grips - Coral
    HeadsetCane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
    SeatpostRace Face Ride
    SaddleJuliana Segundo
    Front TyreMaxxis Rekon EXO TR - 27.5x2.8"
    Rear TyreMaxxis Rekon EXO TR - 27.5x2.8"
    WheelsF: Novatec D711 - 15x110mm
    R: Novatec D462 - 12x148mm (HG)
    Rim: Race Face AR 40 - 32h
    Spoke: DT Competition
    SealantStan's Sealant

    Available Upgrades

    SeatpostKS LEV Si + £200
  • R [Wheelsize: 29] - 2018

    Rear DerailleurSRAM NX 11 speed Long Cage
    ShiftersSRAM NX 11 speed
    BrakesSRAM Level T
    RotorsAvid Centerline - 180mm
    CranksetRace Face Aeffect 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-L)
    CassetteSRAM XG1150 CS 10-42t
    ChainSRAM PC1110
    HandlebarRace Face Ride Lo-Rise - 35x760mm
    StemRace Face Ride - 50mm
    GripsJuliana grips - Coral
    HeadsetCane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
    SeatpostRace Face Aeffect - 31.6x125mm (S-M), 150mm (L)
    SaddleJuliana Segundo
    Front TyreMaxxis Minion DHF EXO TR - 29x2.3"
    Rear TyreMaxxis Crossmark II DC EXO TR - 29X2.25"
    WheelsF: Novatec D711 - 15x110mm
    R: Novatec D462 - 12x148mm (XD)
    Rim: WTB ST i23 TCS
    Spoke: DT Competition
    SealantStan's Sealant
  • R+ [Wheelsize: 27.5+] - 2018

    Rear DerailleurSRAM NX 11 speed Long Cage
    ShiftersSRAM NX 11 speed
    BrakesSRAM Level T
    RotorsAvid Centerline - 180mm
    CranksetRace Face Aeffect 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-L)
    CassetteSRAM XG1150 CS 10-42t
    ChainSRAM PC1110
    HandlebarRace Face Ride Lo-Rise - 35x760mm
    StemRace Face Ride - 50mm
    GripsJuliana grips - Coral
    HeadsetCane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
    SeatpostRace Face Aeffect - 31.6x125mm (S-M), 150mm (L)
    SaddleJuliana Segundo
    Front TyreMaxxis Rekon EXO TR - 27.5x2.8"
    Rear TyreMaxxis Rekon EXO TR - 27.5x2.8"
    WheelsF: Novatec D711 - 15x110mm
    R: Novatec D462 - 12x148mm (XD)
    Rim: Race Face AR 40 - 32h
    Spoke: DT Competition
    SealantStan's Sealant

Shock Setup

Shock: Fox Float Factory

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)110 psi12-15 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)130 psi12-15 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)150 psi12-15 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)175 psi12-15 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)195 psi12-15 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)215 psi12-15 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)235 psi12-15 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)260 psi12-15 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)280 psi12-15 mm
280lbs (127kg)300 psi12-15 mm

Bearing Adjustment Guideline

Please refer to the new Bearing Adjustment Guide - Angular Contact & Radial Bearings to ensure your bearings are optimised to run smoothly.

Geometry

29/Low Setting

  S M L
Reach 405mm - 15.94" 430mm - 16.93" 450mm - 17.72"
Stack 594mm - 23.39" 603mm - 23.74" 603mm - 23.74"
Head Tube Angle 68° 68° 68°
Seat Tube Length 390mm - 15.35" 420mm - 16.54" 450mm - 17.72"
Front Center 684mm - 26.93" 713mm - 28.07" 733mm - 28.86"
BB Height 330mm - 12.99" 330mm - 12.99" 330mm - 12.99"
BB Drop 40mm - 1.57" 40mm - 1.57" 40mm - 1.57"
Wheelbase 1116mm - 43.94" 1145mm - 45.08" 1165mm - 45.87"
Chainstay Length 432mm - 17.01" 432mm - 17.01" 432mm - 17.01"
Head Tube Length 90mm - 3.54" 100mm - 3.94" 100mm - 3.94"
Top Tube Length 574mm - 22.6" 603mm - 23.74" 623mm - 24.53"
Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73°
Standover Height 705mm - 27.76" 706mm - 27.8" 707mm - 27.83"

27.5+/High Setting

  S M L
Reach 403mm - 15.87" 428mm - 16.85" 448mm - 17.64"
Stack 595mm - 23.43" 605mm - 23.82" 605mm - 23.82"
Head Tube Angle 68° 68° 68°
Seat Tube Length 390mm - 15.35" 420mm - 16.54" 450mm - 17.72"
Front Center 687mm - 27.05" 716mm - 28.19" 736mm - 28.98"
BB Height 328mm - 12.91" 328mm - 12.91" 328mm - 12.91"
BB Drop 33mm - 1.3" 33mm - 1.3" 33mm - 1.3"
Wheelbase 1120mm - 44.09" 1148mm - 45.2" 1168mm - 45.98"
Chainstay Length 432mm - 17.01" 432mm - 17.01" 432mm - 17.01"
Head Tube Length 90mm - 3.54" 100mm - 3.94" 100mm - 3.94"
Top Tube Length 575mm - 22.64" 604mm - 23.78" 624mm - 24.57"
Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73°
Standover Height 702mm - 27.64" 703mm - 27.68" 704mm - 27.72"
Geometry Diagram

Size Guide

S
5'0"5'4"
M
5'4"5'9"
L
5'9"6'0"

Warranty & Registration

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Juliana Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for lifetime of the original, registered owner. In order to confirm that you are the original owner, we require that you register on our Warranty page at the time of purchase. Frames produced prior to Model Year 2016 are covered under the previously stated five-year warranty. Warranties do not cover custom finishes.

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Juliana Bicycles frame bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: send your used bearings back to Juliana Bicycles in an envelope marked "Warranty Bearing Replacement", and be sure to include your return address. We'll turn your package around within 48 hours, and cover the shipping back to you. That's it!

No-Fault Replacement

Juliana Bicycles will make replacement parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the bike.

About the Juliana Bicycles Brand

We are Juliana Bicycles and we create mountain bikes at the forefront of women's cycling.

We take huge pride in the fact that all our bicycles are designed, tested and hand built in California with the help of our friends at Santa Cruz Bicycles.

We believe in delivering the best trail riding experience possible by trusting in proven geometries and engineering. We utilize leading carbon fiber technology and proprietary VPP(TM) suspension to keep things light and efficient on our race-winning flagship models.

Input from our family of riders ensures the Juliana approach defines the details and finishing kits of every bike. Because that's what simply makes sense. Together we stay at the leading edge of women's cycling, and stay true to our goal of keeping things uncomplicated, feminine and fun.

Multiple World Champion Juli Furtado led the way for women in mountain biking with the original Juliana model in 1999. We've since grown into a fully fledged women's line within the Santa Cruz family, distinguished by a creative freedom, allure and spirit that's uniquely Juliana.