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

Joplin

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Reach New Heights

When the trail beckons you to traverse above tree line and into unmarked territory, the Joplin is ready to take you there. With its 120mm of VPP™ travel and 29-inch wheels, it’s the ultimate climbing partner to help you reach any summit. And when it’s time to point downhill, its head tube angle and slack geo will navigate the most rocky terrain. Whether you’re out on a solo adventure or a soul-lifting ride with friends, the Joplin will let you soar to new heights.

Key Features

Available In: Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel size: 29-inch
Front Travel: 130mm
Rear Travel: 120mm

Design Details

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29-inch wheels

The reduced rolling resistance and larger footprint of 29-inch wheels inspires confidence climbing over obstacles and helps you cover ground efficiently.

120mm VPP™ travel

VPP™ suspension can be optimized to strike the right balance between pedaling efficiency and all-out bump chomping prowess. That means wherever you see "VPP™" you know it's tuned to perform exactly how it should for the purpose it's designed for.

Glovebox

Place your ride essentials securely beneath a new high-quality latch and panel in the downtube. The Glovebox comes with a fitted Tool Wallet and Tube Purse, tailored for the frame to keep your tools close to hand.

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Full carbon C and CC frame

CC frames use the very best materials and production processes available. We tailor stiffness for every size to make sure everyone gets the same ride quality. Smaller riders require less reinforcement, and that's remedied with our size-specific frame stiffness tunes.

Made to last many lifetimes

The legendary fit, finish and quality construction put this into a league of its own. The frame, bearings and optional Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty and any service is easy to do with our Rider Support pledge.

The Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4
The Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4

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Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4 Proportional Geometry Explainer
Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4 Proportional Geometry Explainer

Fit for smaller riders: Proportional Geometry and frame stiffness tune

Chainstay length and seat tube angle are matched to the frame size (STA steepens and rear center grows as frame size increases) so that every rider, no matter what height, gets the same balance of geometry and handling characteristics.

We tailor stiffness for every size to make sure every rider gets the same ride quality. We take out carbon material as the sizes get smaller where less stiffness is needed. Smaller riders require less reinforcement on frames, and that's remedied with our size-specific frame stiffness tunes.

Geometry

All units are in millimeters or degrees.

XSSM
Reach | hi/lo405/403430/428455/453
Stack | hi/lo601/603610/612619/621
Head Tube Angle | hi/lo65.7/65.565.7/65.565.7/65.5
Seat Tube Length 370/370380/380405/405
Front Center | hi/lo708/708737/737766/766
BB Height | hi/lo335/332335/332335/332
BB Drop | hi/lo38/4138/4138/41
Wheelbase | hi/lo1138/11381167/11671199/1199
Rear Center | hi/lo430/431430/431433/434
Head Tube Length 95/95105/105115/115
Top Tube Length | hi/lo555/556579/580602/603
Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo76/75.776.3/7676.7/76.4
Standover Height | hi/lo680/676693/691696/693
Tallboy Frame Render

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.

The Joplin is available in sizes extra small - medium (XS-M).

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.

Joplin 4 Size Chart
Joplin 4 Size Chart
The Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4
The Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4
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The Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4
The Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4
Hailey Elise riding the Juliana Joplin 4
The Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4
The Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4
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The Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4
The Juliana Bicycles Joplin 4

Joplin Frame Specifications

Suspension SystemVPP
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length190mm
Stroke45mm
Fork Compatibility130mm
Fork Offset44mm
Brake MountPM 180mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.5"
Max Chainring Size36t
Water Bottle Mounts1
Shock Mounting Bushing Front30x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear30x8

Suspension Setup

R

FORK: Rockshox Pike Base 130

Rider WeightAir PressureRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)4012
120lbs (54.4kg)5011
140lbs (63.5kg)6011
160lbs (72.6kg)709
180lbs (81.8kg)808
200lbs (90.7kg)908
220lbs (99.8kg)1007
240lbs (108.8kg)1206

SHOCK: Fox Float Performance

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 13-14.5mm8
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 13-14.5mm8
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 13-14.5mm7
160lbs (72.6kg)18029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
200lbs (90.7kg)22529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
220lbs (99.8kg)24529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
240lbs (108.8kg)27029-32%, 13-14.5mm5
260lbs (117.9kg)29029-32%, 13-14.5mm4

S

FORK: Fox Performance 34 130

Rider WeightAir PressureRebound (from closed)
120-130 (54-59kg)6413
130-140 (59-64kg)6912
140-150 (64-68kg)7411
150-160 (68-73kg)7810
160-170 (73-77kg)839
170-180 (77-82kg)888
180-190 (82-86kg)927
190-200 (86-91kg)976
200-210 (91-95kg)1025
210-220 (95-100kg)1064
220-230 (100-104kg)1113
230-240 (104-109kg)1162
240-250 (109-113kg)1201

SHOCK: Fox Float PerformanceAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 13-14.5mm
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 13-14.5mm
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 13-14.5mm
160lbs (72.6kg)18029-32%, 13-14.5mm
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 13-14.5mm
200lbs (90.7kg)22529-32%, 13-14.5mm
220lbs (99.8kg)24529-32%, 13-14.5mm
240lbs (108.8kg)27029-32%, 13-14.5mm
260lbs (117.9kg)29029-32%, 13-14.5mm

GX AXS

FORK: Rockshox Pike Select Plus 130

Rider WeightAir PressureRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)4012
120lbs (54.4kg)5011
140lbs (63.5kg)609
160lbs (72.6kg)709
180lbs (81.8kg)808
200lbs (90.7kg)907
220lbs (99.8kg)1005
240lbs (108.8kg)1204

SHOCK: Fox Float Performance Elite

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 13-14.5mm8
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 13-14.5mm8
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 13-14.5mm7
160lbs (72.6kg)18029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
200lbs (90.7kg)22529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
220lbs (99.8kg)24529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
240lbs (108.8kg)27029-32%, 13-14.5mm5
260lbs (117.9kg)29029-32%, 13-14.5mm4

X01

FORK: Rockshox Pike Ultimate 130

Rider WeightAir PressureRebound (from closed)Compression: LSC,HSC (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)4012-5, middle
120lbs (54.4kg)5011-5, middle
140lbs (63.5kg)609-5, middle
160lbs (72.6kg)709-5, middle
180lbs (81.8kg)808-5, middle
200lbs (90.7kg)907-5, middle
220lbs (99.8kg)1005-5, middle
240lbs (108.8kg)1204-5, middle

SHOCK: Fox Float Factory

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 13-14.5mm8
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 13-14.5mm8
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 13-14.5mm7
160lbs (72.6kg)18029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
200lbs (90.7kg)22529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
220lbs (99.8kg)24529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
240lbs (108.8kg)27029-32%, 13-14.5mm5
260lbs (117.9kg)29029-32%, 13-14.5mm4

X01 AXS RSV

FORK: Rockshox Pike Ultimate 130

Rider WeightAir PressureRebound (from closed)Compression: LSC,HSC (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)4012-5, middle
120lbs (54.4kg)5011-5, middle
140lbs (63.5kg)609-5, middle
160lbs (72.6kg)709-5, middle
180lbs (81.8kg)808-5, middle
200lbs (90.7kg)907-5, middle
220lbs (99.8kg)1005-5, middle
240lbs (108.8kg)1204-5, middle

SHOCK: Fox Float Factory

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 13-14.5mm8
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 13-14.5mm8
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 13-14.5mm7
160lbs (72.6kg)18029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
200lbs (90.7kg)22529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
220lbs (99.8kg)24529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
240lbs (108.8kg)27029-32%, 13-14.5mm5
260lbs (117.9kg)29029-32%, 13-14.5mm4

Geometry

All units are in millimeters or degrees.

XSSM
Reach | hi/lo405/403430/428455/453
Stack | hi/lo601/603610/612619/621
Head Tube Angle | hi/lo65.7/65.565.7/65.565.7/65.5
Seat Tube Length 370/370380/380405/405
Front Center | hi/lo708/708737/737766/766
BB Height | hi/lo335/332335/332335/332
BB Drop | hi/lo38/4138/4138/41
Wheelbase | hi/lo1138/11381167/11671199/1199
Rear Center | hi/lo430/431430/431433/434
Head Tube Length 95/95105/105115/115
Top Tube Length | hi/lo555/556579/580602/603
Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo76/75.776.3/7676.7/76.4
Standover Height | hi/lo680/676693/691696/693
Tallboy Frame Render

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.

The Joplin is available in sizes extra small - medium (XS-M).

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.

Joplin 4 Size Chart
Joplin 4 Size Chart

FAQ's

The geometry chart shows two settings - how do I adjust that?

There's a "flip chip" on the link where the shock mounts. Just remove the lower shock bolt and flip the chips to the setting you desire.

Should I ride my Joplin in Hi or Lo setting?

You should definitely try both, but we typically recommend starting in High. In the High setting, the bike rides a little higher in its travel and supplies the rider with more mid-stroke support. In the Low position, the shock rate becomes more progressive, particularly at the end of the stroke, and there’s some bottom-out resistance to be gained.

What is the recommended fork?

Our geometry is based off of a 130mm fork with a 44mm offset. We wouldn't recommend less travel than that, as the steering will be too twitchy and the BB will get a bit low. 140mm is the max travel fork we recommend.

What's the largest rear rotor that will fit on the Joplin?

The Joplin will fit up to a 220mm rotor. The frame is 180mm-direct, so that's the minimum size that's compatible.

Is there chainguide compatibility?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chain guide mounting. Most guides/bash guards that follow the ISCG-05 standard should fit.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

This bike uses integrated headset cups. The upper up is 41mm and the lower cup is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.For Chris King this is a DropSet.3

Does the Joplin use the SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH)?

The frame is UDH-compatible, but comes with our own machined aluminum hanger. You can replace it with another Santa Cruz hanger or a SRAM UDH.

What rear shock sizes will fit the Joplin?

The Joplin uses a a 190x45mm shock with 8x30 hardware front and rear.

What can I store in the glovebox?

The glovebox comes with two bags - a tube purse and a tool wallet. You should be able to fit a superlight tube, a small pump, tire lever, and misc odds and ends in these two bags.

What is the difference between the C and CC Carbon?

CC frames use the very best carbon materials available. C Carbon frames have all the same features but the trade off for a little less $ is a little more weight. Both versions are made in our own factory, are just as strong and stiff as one another. And both feature our lifetime warranty.

What's the max tire width for rear of the Joplin?

We recommend a 2.5" max on the rear.

Exploded Diagrams

Lower Link Hardware

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 1
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 1

A

1X SHOCK BOLT M8X1.25X43
26-18289

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 20NM

B

1X SHOCK BOLT M8X1.25X45
26-22461

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 20NM

C

1X PIVOT AXLE COLLET, 10X1.0X69
08-23721

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 13.6NM

D

2X M5X0.8X20 SHCS SS
26-15946

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 7.5NM

E

2X M5 WASHER SS
26-12652

F

2X M5 TAPERED WASHER
26-15632

APPLY GREASE TO OUTER SURFACE

G

1X PIVOT AXLE COLLET, 10X1.0X81
08-23720

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 13.6NM

Upper Link Hardware, Shock Hardware, and Seat Collar

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 2
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 2

A

1X SEAT COLLAR SCB 36.4, TYPE 2 SCB
34-20201

B

2X SCREW M10X23 DP
26-20122

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 15.8NM

C

1X M5 WASHER SS
26-12652

D

1X M5X0.8X20 SHCS SS
26-15946

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 7.5NM

E

1X M5 TAPERED WASHER
26-15632

APPLY GREASE TO OUTER SURFACE

F

1X PIVOT AXLE COLLET, 10X1.0X81
08-23720

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 13.6NM

Glovebox

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 3
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 3

A

2X WB SCREW, M5 X 9
26-21360

B

1X STORAGE HATCH
26-22843

C

1X M3X6 BHCS, STAINLESS, BLACK
26-22358

APPLY LOCTITE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.5NM

D

1X STORAGE BULKHEAD
30-22620

INSTALL INSIDE DT

E

2X STORAGE BEZEL NUT
30-23225

INSTALL INSIDE DT

F

1X STORAGE BEZEL BASE TYPE1
30-23054

G

4X M3X8 BHCS, STAINLESS, BLACK
26-23284

APPLY LOCTITE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.5NM

Downtube Protector and Seat Tube Fender

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 4
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 4

A

1X M4X12 BHCS BLACK
26-18382


Torque: 0.65NM

B

1X DT PRO TYPE 7
30-24189

C

2X M4X12 BHCS BLACK
26-18382


Torque: 0.65NM

D

1X FENDER, TYPE 5, EXTRA SHORT
30-23094

Rear Triangle Components

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 5
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 5

A

1X SS PROTECTOR
30-17031

B

1X BURGTEC AXLE 173.7
08-22209

C

1X TA DROP OUT
23-23491

D

1X BOLT, TA DROP OUT
26-23492

SCREW IS REVERSE THREADED, DO NOT GREASE THREADS
Torque: 25NM

E

1X CS PRO TYPE 5
30-20361

F

1X M3X12 BHCS
26-15939

APPLY GREASE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.65NM

Upper Link

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram Upper Link
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram Upper Link

A

4X 6900 2RS BEARING MAX
11-12681

B

1X SPACER 10X12.8X35.25
26-22561

C

2X PIVOT DUST SHIELD
26-18690

APPLY GREASE TO INNER SURFACE

D

1X UPPER LINK TALLBOY5
29-24191

E

2X WASHER 10X19X3
26-15533

APPLY GREASE TO INNER SURFACE

Lower Link

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram Lower Link
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram Lower Link

A

4X PIVOT DUST SHIELD
26-18690

B

1X FLIP CHIP M8x2 THREADED ECCENTRIC
26-21451

APPLY GREASE TO CYLINDRICAL SURFACE

C

1X SPACER 10X13X30.5
26-18691

D

1X SETSCREW M5X0.8X5
26-15532

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS, TIGHTEN UNTIL FLUSH

E

1X FLIP CHIP M8x2 THRU
26-21452

APPLY GREASE TO OUTER SURFACE

F

1X GREASE FITTING M6
26-12678


Torque: 9NM

G

4X 6900 1ZR MAX FILL BEARING
11-18385

H

1X LOWER LINK TALLBOY5
29-24190

I

1X SPACER 10X13X41.5
26-18692

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