Santa Cruz has released details about their new women-specific range of mountain bikes called Juliana Bicycles.
The four bike line up (Nevis, Origin, Joplin, Furtado) includes nine different spec models and range from a $1,650 hardtail to a $5,999 carbon fiber full suspension bike. 26, 650b and 29inch wheels all make an appearance and frames are available from XS – L catering for women 4’8” to 6’1”.
The range was initially devised in 1999 through a collaboration with former Olympic mountain biker Juliana Furtado and Santa Cruz Bicycles and resulted in the first ever women-specific mountain bike ‘Juliana’. Today it has evolved to become the largest range of mountain bikes dedicated to women.
Designed with female-geometry in mind the range comes equipped with Juliana women-specific saddles and slimmer handlebar grips to suit smaller hands. Bar, stem and crank length are also tailored to the rider’s height to improve fit.
First impressions of the bikes seem very promising. Far from taking the shrink and pink approach, it’s a welcome relief to see high-end, trail ready bikes built for the more experienced female rider.
Full information on the range will be announced early next week, see the image gallery on the right for a taste of what’s to come.
Origin Primeiro. The original ‘Juliana’ model. Also designed for smaller women with frame sizes available in XS-M. The XS frame features 26inch wheels whereas the S and M both come with 29inch. Available in two spec ranges Segundo and Primeiro