The re-designed frames follow the geometry of the Santa Cruz models to a T, but are catered to the female market with a slight difference in component selection, and are only available in sizes extra-small, small, and medium.
The new Furtado is the “go-to model for all-around riders,” according to Juliana. And, with 130mm of travel and a 66.5-degree head tube angle, the bike appears poised to be just that. The Furtado frame continues to use the upper-link driven VPP platform.
The frame gains clearance for 2.8-inch tires and has a build option that includes 2.6-inch tires front and back on the 27.5+ models, fitted to 35mm and 37mm internal width rims, respectively.
The Furtado line starts with a 32-pound aluminum build option for $2,700. This build includes a Rock Shox Recon, a SRAM NX Eagle 11-speed drivetrain, Level brakes, and WTB rims.
The Furtado tops out with a $9,500, 29-pound build with a Shimano XTR 12-speed drivetrain and XTR brakes, a Fox 34 fork, and Santa Cruz carbon handlebars and Reserve wheels.
Reach has grown by 15mm across all three sizes, extra small, small, and medium. And the bike’s geometry been slacked out by 0.5 to 0.8-degrees in the high and low geometry settings, compared to the previous model. The head tube angle moves from 66.2 to 66.5 degrees in the low to high position and the seat angle changes from 74.9 to 75.2 degrees.
Juliana’s newest Roubion is aimed at the rough trail seeking and enduro racing females out there.
The rear shock has been moved to the VPP’s lower link on the frame for 150mm of travel, with a 160mm fork leading the bike. The rear triangle has been pushed open on this frame to allow 2.8-inch tires.
The reach grew 15mm across the Roubion line as well, along with a long, low, and slack treatment. The adjustable geometry settings on the Roubion results in a 0.3-degree change in angles. The head tube moves from 65.1 to 65.4 degrees and the seat tube from 75 to 75.3 degrees.
Buyers can get the all-mountain bike for $3,500 with an aluminum frame, 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, SRAM Guide T brakes, a Rock Shox Yari fork, and WTB rims.
The top-spec, carbon Roubion goes for $9,900 with Santa Cruz Reserve carbon wheels and handlebars, and a Shimano XTR groupset. Like the other Santa Cruz XTR-equipped builds, it won’t be available until fall, as Shimano is most likely catching up on production of the new drivetrain.
Most builds of the updated Juliana bikes are available now at Santa Cruz and Juliana dealers.