Juliana Furtado

Juliana Furtado Womens Mountain Bike

Juliana Bikes is the sister company of Santa Cruz. Given that, you won’t be surprised to find out that the Juliana Furtado is the woman’s version of the Santa Cruz 5010. You’ll find the same 130mm front and rear travel, same frame material and component build options, same pricing, and even the same geometry on both the Furtado and 5010–proof women can ride a “men’s” bike and men can ride a “woman’s” bike.

Why choose a Juliana Furtado over a 5010? First off, sizing — while the bike geometries are identical, the Juliana Furtado has the added bonus of coming in size XS for riders 4’8″ – 5’1″.  Also, you’ll find women’s-specific features at the touch points, with Juliana-branded grips and saddle. Plus, the suspension is tuned for lighter riders. The women’s-specific features are unique to the entire Juliana line, so if you like the Santa Cruz Tallboy, Bronson, or Nomad, be sure to check out the women’s counterparts: the Juliana Joplin, Roubion, and Strega, respectively.

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Key Specs:

  • Category: Trail
  • Travel: 130mm front /130mm rear
  • Wheel Size: 27.5″
  • Smallest Frame Size: XS (4’8″ – 5’1″)
  • Standover: 27.09″ (688mm)
  • Reach: 15.35″ (390mm)
  • Frame Material: Carbon fiber
  • Price: from $3,899

Key Components:

  • Fork: Fox 34 Float Rhythm EVOL
  • Shock: Fox Float Performance DPS
  • Drivetrain: SRAM NX 1×11
  • Brakes: SRAM Level T
  • Seatpost: Race Face Aeffect Dropper
  • Wheelset: WTB ST i25 TCS
  • Saddle: Juliana Segundo Saddle

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# Comments

  • Leah Barber

    Hiya Rowdy_Burns, funny you should ask – I was actually concurrently working on a women’s budget mountain bike list when I was researching these bikes and I planned to include the Norco Charger – so defintely worth a test ride. If she doesn’t mind pushing a little extra weight, I’d try a 27.5+ hardtail like the Trek Roscoe 8 (1×11, 120mm Judy, dropper, and 2.8″ tires) or Diamondback Rely 2 27.5+ (similar build). Happy riding!

  • mongwolf

    Thanks Leah for the nice list. I’m taking notes for my daughters-in-law (or as we prefer to say daughters-in-love). My wife is also starting to make some comments of wanting to start riding. So that might mean three bike purchases in the coming year or so. As such, I may buy used to get them all started. It seems the older models of the Ibis Mojo (HD or otherwise) might be good for gals because of the shorter cockpit. Do you have any other favorites from over the years?

    • Leah Barber

      Hi mongwolf, im so happy to hear about all these women in your life getting into mountain biking! thats awesome! used bikes are a great (smart!) way to start, women’s specific bikes will probably be harder to find resale or on ebay though. ive always been a fan of santa cruz, though i did have to do some minor mods to get the reach right. while i have not ridden all the bikes on this list, ive never ridden a bike that has fit me “off the rack” better than my old trek wsd. hopefully you can help them get to some shops/demo days to try a few on for size, “just looking” at shops is part of the fun right? happy shopping!

  • mongwolf

    Thanks to tips Leah. I knew nothing about the Trek wsd. And I have always seemed to gravitate towards Santa Cruz bikes simply because they use a threaded BB. All the gals are fairly short 5’3 – 5’4″. Yes, hopefully, we can have some fun together shopping and test riding. I may try to make the purchases as gifts for birthdays and Christmas together.

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