Some people want a garage full of bikes for every occasion. Others want just one that’s good for any occasion. The Furtado is that bike. The balance of 130mm VPP travel and a 66.5-deg head tube angle delivers a ride that’s nimble on tight technical stuff yet perfectly poised on tricky descents too. The upper-link driven VPP design is engineered to be ultra-responsive. A firm initial stroke creates tight pedaling performance straight off the bat, while Juliana’s lighter shock tune remains supple enough to handle small bumps and keep things feeling playful. Deeper into the travel the progressive shock rate delivers a subtle bottom-out resistance that makes it feel like there’s more travel than there actually is. The Furtado Aluminum R+ is suitable for almost all types of riders and trails with its wide 12-speed gearing and extra-plump tires. Thanks to a tubeless-ready WTB/SRAM wheelset and 2.6-inch Maxxis Minion tires it has a unique personality that ranges from feisty dance partner on hot laps to trusty companion on more far-flung adventures. SRAM's NX Eagle drivetrain is quiet while providing excellent chain-hold, and Level T hydraulic brakes have impressive stopping power. A wide Race Face handlebar and short stem combo deliver precise steering control that's followed by the Fox 34 Rhythm's 130mm of smooth suspension travel. A Fox Float DPS rear shock makes easy work of chunky singletrack, too, letting you pedal through the chunder and fly down technical descents with confidence. Juliana's own grips and saddle round out this excellent sure-footed trail machine.
Part endurance racer, part rowdy trail bike…the Joplin is ridiculously fun. A luxurious endurance ride and raucous little trail bike all at once, the Joplin is a Jackie of all trades and mistress to no one. Mastery of speed and distance is the name of the game here. 29-inch wheels are proven to roll quicker than smaller sizes, with the added benefit of smoothing out the rough stuff with greater ease — just the ticket for going that little bit faster and further than you’ve gone before. The Joplin also delivers surprisingly quick acceleration and a nimble feel for a big-wheeled bike. Make no mistake, this is a punchy climber with great geometry for charging uphill. Naturally suited to cross-country ventures, the lightweight carbon and 110mm VPP-travel turns multi-day expeditions into effortless Grand Tours. Backed up by a lifetime warranty no matter how far or hard you go, the Joplin is the kind of rock-rolling royalty that never grows old. The Joplin Carbon C S sits at the entrance to Santa Cruz' carbon mountain bike legacy, built with quality components that add a touch of trickle-down performance from their pricier counterparts. A Fox 34 Float 120mm fork leads the way with smooth control over rocky and rooty trails, followed by a very capable Fox Float DPS shock for composure over bigger hits. Race Face rims wrapped in dirt-clawing Maxxis tires help you clean sketchy sections of trail thanks to the tubeless design that allows lower tire pressure, giving you more traction when you want it most. A SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain keeps you moving with 12-speed gearing, while SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes inspire confidence with plentiful stopping power. A Juliana Segundo saddle and RockShox Reverb dropper seatpost complete this all-around trail machine.
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