Juliana Furtado 2.1 Carbon R Complete Mountain Bike - 2018

Brand: Juliana

Price: $3,899.00

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Juliana Furtado 2.1 Carbon R Complete Mountain Bike - 2018

For a majority of dedicated trail riders, mid-travel bikes hit the sweet spot between terrain-smoothing plushness and quick-turning agility, making them superior for hitting the dirt in search of punchy climbs, swooping berms, and flowing descents. Filling the role of spirited trail bike, the Juliana Furtado 2. 1 Carbon R Complete Mountain Bike emphasizes quick-handling playfulness over brute force and bottomless travel, meaning it's better equipped for the needs of real world riders seeking a well-balanced bike that's both intuitive and fun to ride. Representing the smaller sibling to Juliana's enduro-bred Roubion, the second-gen Furtado emphasizes surgical precision on trail networks where uphill switchbacks, technical rock gardens, and narrow openings between trees pose a challenge to your handling skills. That being said, the Furtado doesn't sacrifice much in the way of descending composure from the longer travel Roubion, thanks to a reinvigorated geometry that's longer, slacker, and low-slung. The 67-degree head tube angle keeps you confident when you're opening it up at higher speeds and dropping into steep descents littered with boulders and roots. Sitting at only 13. 1 inches, the exceptionally low bottom bracket keeps you glued to the trail when you're roosting around corners and sweeping berms. Furthermore, the Roubion has ridiculously short chainstays of only 16. 7 inches, meaning it's quick to change direction when you're diving into tight corners. It's packing 130-millimeters (just a tick over five inches) of VPP suspension, which balances responsive pedaling with bump-smoothing sensitivity over rock gardens and forest roots. Because it's a firm pedaling platform, the VPP suspension works nicely with the Furtado's balanced trail manners, meaning it's always eager to pedal without losing momentum to unwanted bobbing motion. Moreover, the engineers at Juliana made the Furtado's 130 millimeters of travel feel a bit deeper than the numbers suggest, me...

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