by Dave Anderson
June 4, 2014
There’s a new Juliana in town; the Roubion is based on the Santa Cruz Bronson and is aimed at women who like to “schralp the gnar”.
Named after a french town on a stage of the Trans Provence race, the bike is a 150mm/150mm Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) 650b All Mountain bike that’s been ridden by Anka Martin in the Enduro World Series as part of its development.
As standard the Roubion will be supplied with a Fox Float CTD Kashima with the option to upgrade to a Cane Creek Double Barrel Air, and X01 and XX1 options.
No UK pricing has been confirmed.
Also tucked away on the Santa Cruz UK stand was the new BOS Dizzy, a 29er air sprung, closed cartridge fork, with 100mm or 120mm travel that weighs in at a claimed 1580g.
The fork uses a light 15mm thru axle design which sits in a sleeve in the dropout to help maintain stiffness. Compression damping is available via the nice big red knob on top of the right hand leg and offers three settings: soft, medium and hard.
UK pricing £999.