Short-travel Fun: Looking Into the Juliana Wilder and Joplin!

With so many choices of bikes you can choose to purchase, not all of them are made to fit every rider out there. Some bikes may be too progressive, some too long, some too short, etc. When a bike comes from the factory, it may not be totally suitable for the rider which leads to more money coming out of pocket to help tailor a more fitting ride. Luckily, there are brands out there who know this is a problem so they make adjustments from the factory to help better fit their customer base. One of these brands is Juliana Bicycles. With the women’s segment growing within the sport (WE LOVE TO SEE IT!), Juliana is addressing some issues that women may have when looking for a new bike. In fact, Juliana easily makes some of the best women-specific bikes available on the market today. A lot of people look at Juliana Bicycles and think that they are carbon copies of Santa Cruz Bicycles, but there are some tweaks that make them a great candidate for many women looking to get a new bike to hit the trails on. But what makes a Juliana Bicycle so unique? Tune in to find out.


These particular builds shown on the Juliana Wilder and Joplin both have the new SRAM GX AXS Transmission systems, SRAM Level Stealth brakes, RaceFace ARC wheels with DT Swiss 370 hubs on Maxxis Tires, Fox DPS Performance Elite shocks, Fox 34 forks, carbon Santa Cruz 35 handlebars, and many other high-spec parts that are in no need of replacement any time soon. Although the part specs are somewhat similar, there are some obvious differences between the two bikes, really making them both purpose built bikes.


Join Jenson USA Gear Advisor Pro Ethan as he goes over Juliana’s Wilder and Joplin!

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Some of the Wilder’s main highlights:

  • Available in 3 sizes (S/M/L)
  • 29’’ Wheels
  • 115mm rear travel 
  • 120mm front travel 
  • 74.9-75.1 degree seat tube angle (size-specific) 
  • 67.1 degree head tube angle 
  • 12x148 rear hub spacing (Boost) 
  • threaded bottom bracket 
  • full internal cable routing 
  • Universal Derailleur Hanger 

Some of the Joplin’s main highlights:

  • Available in 3 sizes (XS/S/M) 
  • 29’’ Wheels 
  • 120mm rear travel 
  • 130mm front travel 
  • Santa Cruz "Glovebox" in-frame storage 
  • Flip chip for adjustable geometry 
  • 76-76.7ºº seat tube angle in hi, 75.7º to 76.4º in low (size-specific) 
  • 65.7º head tube angle in hi, 65.5º in low 
  • 12x148 rear hub spacing (Boost) 
  • threaded bottom bracket 
  • full internal cable routing 
  • Universal Derailleur Hanger

Links to products:

Juliana Wilder

Juliana Joplin

Juliana Bicycles

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