Juliana Bicycles Joplin Full Suspension Carbon Mountain Bike
Juliana Bicycles Joplin Full Suspension Carbon Mountain Bike

Joplin

  • Overview
  • Bike Builder
  • Geometry and Sizing
  • Technical Support
  • Warranty

A little bit (cross) country. A little bit rock and roll.

The Joplin is a bit of an XC wild child, a light bike that’s heavy on capability with a “let’s go” attitude to any trail.

Let’s go fast. Let’s go far. Let’s go until your legs are ready to give up, and then go some more. Let’s make every second count. Let’s carve rides out of busy days and put those lines on the map on your done list. 

The Joplin’s 29-inch wheels and lean frame float over washboard bumps with the same ease it devours jagged ledges. A geometry bred for long days in the saddle is blended with 130mm of travel in the front and 120mm in the rear, creating a capable climber that doesn’t flinch when roots get ragged and rocks start to roll. The lower link VPP suspension offers a responsive pedaling platform that’s ready to get up and go the moment you are. Whether you’re flossing rock gardens or making the rider in front of you your next hare, the Joplin is one rapid little trail fox that will take you farther than you thought you could and give you the confidence to go bigger than you thought you would.

With a size range that starts at XS, this bike brings big-wheel benefits to those of us in the fun-size category too. And yes, every size in the line fits a water bottle inside the main triangle because XS doesn’t mean “do things by half”. Tying up the package is a range of component builds that weave the line between fun and fast, creating a bike that’s ready to race the distance or just race the clouds home.

So, what are you waiting for?  Let’s go!

 

Key Features:

Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel Size: 29er
Front Travel: 130mm
Rear Travel: 120mm

Geometry

XSSM
Reach 400425450
Stack 592601610
Head Tube Angle 65.7°65.7°65.7°
Seat Tube Length 370380405
Front Center 699728757
BB Height 335335335
BB Drop 383838
Wheelbase 112911581187
Rear Center 436436436
Head Tube Length 90100110
Top Tube Length 539567596
Seat Tube Angle 76.8°76.7°76.6°
Standover Height 681696708

Units

cm

Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

Units

cm

142 - 155cm
142 - 155cm

XS

155 - 165cm
155 - 165cm

S

165 - 175cm
165 - 175cm

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Maintenance Information

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Something not right? Use our warranty claim form to file a claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible.

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Joplin Tech Support

Suspension SystemVPP
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length190mm
Stroke45mm
Fork Compatibility130-140mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.6"
Max Chainring Size36t
Water Bottle Mounts2
Shock Mounting Bushing Front20x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear30x8
Brake Mount180 PM

Download the shock setup PDF for this bike and get even more detailed sag, high/low rebound, and high/low compression recommendations for shocks below and get recommendations for the fork in each build.

Fox Float Performance

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)110 psi13-14.5 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)135 psi13-14.5 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)160 psi13-14.5 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)185 psi13-14.5 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)210 psi13-14.5 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)235 psi13-14.5 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)260 psi13-14.5 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)285 psi13-14.5 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)310 psi13-14.5 mm

Can I fit a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting. Most chainguides on the market that are made for this standard should work.

I want to change my rear shock. Any limitations?

The Joplin rear shock size is 190x45mm.  The front hardware is 8x20, and the rear hardware is 8x30 (bearing compatible). The Joplin is compatible with most air shocks, with the exception of the Fox Float X2 and Cane Creek shocks. Coil shocks are not compatible. For the best performance, we recommend sticking to the following:  Fox Float DPS, Fox Float DPX2, Rockshox Deluxe or Rockshox Super Deluxe.

Should I ride my Joplin in Hi or Lo setting?

You should definitely try both! We recommend starting with the Hi setting for the Joplin but if you have steeper trails where pedal strikes are less of a concern, give Low a try.

What are the main differences between the Juliana Joplin and Santa Cruz Tallboy?

The Joplin is spec'd with a shock that is tuned for lighter riders, a Juliana women’s saddle, and Juliana grips. It is offered in 6 kits.

What is the recommended fork?

Our geometry is based off of a 130mm fork with a 42 or 44mm offset. We wouldn't recommend less travel than that, as the BB will get a bit low.

What is the maximum tire size?

29 x 2.6. You’ll need to flip the axle chip to the long setting to do this.

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