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Juliana Joplin Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Complete Mountain Bike - 2017

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Juliana Joplin Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Complete Mountain Bike - 2017
Juliana Joplin Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Complete Mountain Bike - 2017 description:
The Juliana Joplin Carbon 27. 5+ X01 Carbon CC Complete Mountain Bike is the product of two strains of DNA. The most prominent is, of course, the model's immediate predecessors. The first leg of this history is the Joplin line itself, which has become a wagon-wheel staple because of its ability to clean climbs as fast as the goddess of rock for which it's named lived her mercurial life. The longer story is a bit more complicated. It involves the developmental curve of the genre-defining Tallboy, which culminates today in some modern touches like Boost spacing, enduro-inspired suspension links, and Santa Cruz's protean flip chip. The key difference between the Joplin and the Tallboy is in the shock tune, with the former lightening up a bit for lighter riders. Juliana calculates that typical women cyclists are around 30lb lighter than men, so the Joplin's lighter shock tune allows lighter riders to take full advantage of the bike's 4. 5in of VPP travel. In the end, it's a tale of suspension and geometry that's dramatic enough to rival the biography of fast-living young rock stars; however, like any good story, it has an O. Henry twist. In this case, that surprise ending is the flip chip. The flip chip sits in the upper link and can be rotated to allow the shock mount to migrate. Being able to reposition the shock attachment point effectively accounts for the 9mm difference in radii between 27. 5+ and 29in tires, keeping the geometry as static as possible across wheel sizes. The latest Joplin is Juliana's first use of Santa Cruz's flip chip, which originally debuted on the Hightower. If that model was its testing ground, then the flip chip has moved one step closer to perfect with the Joplin. Changing the Hightower results in a slight change in head tube angle; the Joplin's head tube stays the same for 27. 5+ and 29in wheels. Compared to the previous Joplin, the newest model takes just a bit off the top of the head tube, dropping 2. 2 degrees to fall from the sta...



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