Juliana Bike Launches New Joplin 29er

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New Juliana Joplin launches

New 110mm travel Juliana Joplin in ‘ultraviolet’ and 29er mode
120mm fork and 110mm rear travel for race/trail inbetweenyness

Showing that the guys don’t get all the fun new bikes, Juliana bikes today launched the Joplin, which is the Juliana version of the new Santa Cruz Tallboy 3

According to Juliana, “It’s got all the great updated engineering and geometry traits of the new Tallboy (which also launches today) but we believe the Joplin continues to occupy its own particular niche when it comes to offering choices for women who ride.”

The new Joplin features a new, ‘light’ suspension tune which makes it more appropriate to lighter women riders and “offers a plusher ride out of the box”. Complete bikes will also get the Juli Furtado tested anatomical saddle keeps things pretty cush too. There’s also the unique ‘Ultraviolet’ paintjob and matching grips. The bike also gains the lower standover that the Tallboy3 gets.

Complete bikes come in around 26lb or so


Flipchips – run the bolt forward for Plus tyres
And rearwards for appropriate handling for 29in wheels
Not a bad place to be test-riding the new Joplin
OK, that’s enough showing-off, you two…

UK Prices:

JOPLIN 2 CC (Float Performance Elite)Colour: Ultraviolet Sizes – Sm, Med, Lg Frame only: £2799
XT AM / 34 Performance Elite 29″ 120 or 27.5+” 130 £4999
XO1 AM / 34 Performance Elite 29″ 120 or 27.5+” 130 £5399
XX1 AM / 34 Performance Elite 29″ 120 or 27.5+” 130 £5699
XTR AM / 34 Performance Elite 29″ 120 or 27.5+” 130 £5999
Shock Upgrade – Float Factory £80
Fork Upgrade – 34 Factory 29″ 120 Kashima (no 27+ option) £100
Fork Upgrade – BOS Dizzy 29″ 120 (no 27+ option) £120

Although there’s no XS size (due to the bigger wheels) the standover is only 17mm more than XS Furtado (and 6mm lower than the size small Furtado)

Aneela leading the charge through some Scottish gnarr

Second up, Juliana Bicycles is launching “Going Places”, a three-part video series that places the spotlight on different Juliana riders that showcases “some of the best mountain bike guiding companies in the world”.

“Going Places” is a platform to share their stories and motivation for guiding people in the places they call home. The first video features the brand new Joplin in Scotland, in the hands of Glaswegian “fun-maker” Aneela McKenna from Go-Where. Andy gets a look-in too.

Here’s the video – which does a great job of selling the Highlands to us.

Stay tuned in May for more in the Going Places guiding series… In the meantime, watch the video and get your Scottish-English translation dictionary at the ready. For more on the series, head over to here to see what theyr’e talking about: http://www.julianabicycles.com/en/us/going-places

Further videos will follow once Juliana Bikes has caught up with Anka Martin in New Zealand and Melissa Munro of Trans-Provence


Take that, California!
The Joplin in 27Plus mode with 130mm fork too

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