For the bold.
Mountain biking can take you on some absolutely stunning and incredible adventures, but once in a while, it can trap you in some heart-palpitating storms far from any shelter, in rough and rocky places, being pelted with hail while you nervously count the seconds between lightning strikes and thunder. When your adventures take you to places that the faint of heart avoid at all costs, you need a burly bike that will carry you through the quest without hindering you. Designed so you never have to worry about whether your bike can handle the next rock garden ahead, the Juliana Roubion 2.1 Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame is hungry for steep downhills, big hits, drops, and getting rowdy. With long and slack geometry, 150mm of VPP suspension, and 27.5in wheels, it's no wonder you feel so bombproof descending through chunder and shale on a Roubion.
An essential piece to the puzzle in an aggressive all-mountain bike is the balance of slacked geometry with a pedal friendly suspension platform. The Roubion achieves this pedal-ability in a long bike by pairing their super slack 66-degree head tube with a steeper 74-degree seat tube, so you won't have a problem staying forward when climbing, so you can lay down maximum power, and reduce the ever-dreaded pedal bob. This steep seat tube angle also helps you keep your upper body in the perfect attack position for sharp corners, or rocky and rooty descents, so you have ultimate control in tracking in tough lines. To contrast, the slack 66-degree head tube angle stretches out your wheelbase for a long ride that lends its self to smoothness and stability descending. The Roubion is a beefier bike that can handle larger blows than the Furtado or Joplin, but find its self in a happy medium with a little less travel and more efficient pedaling than Juliana's new super enduro beast, the Strega.
Juliana harnesses VPP to smooth out the chunky rocks you encounter on the Roubion, and with their FOX Float Factory DPX Kashima rear shock, fine tuned to a lighter weight rider, you know the rebound won't feel too harsh or jostle you around. A lighter shock tune is ideal for most ladies on the trail, since we're on average 30lbs lighter than the guys out there, who warrant a heavier tune. The light tune helps to keep out suspension sensitive when we're pedaling over rocks and roots. VPP ramps up suspension absorption, so that the rear end is able to stay stiff when pedaling uphill, and is able to soak up blows descending. The Roubion is designed to be the ultimate bike for aggressive all-mountain riders.
Juliana has been in the game for many years, with bikes that hit the nail on the head for just about any rider out there, and it's done with ultimate respect for the rider. There aren't any dumbed-down builds, soft geometry or lazy carbon layups in Juliana bikes, their engineers know that women ride just as hard as the guys we share the trails with, and embrace us with high performance bikes that can handle the whole mountain. Speaking of high end carbon layups, the Roubion 2.1 Carbon CC frame uses Juliana's highest level of carbon, which is stiffer and lighter weight than their mid level Carbon C manufacturing. Incredibly skilled workers in the Juliana factory use one-piece carbon layup and curing to create CC level frames, which means the front triangle is assembled and cured together, rather than assembling pieces with messy joints to be sanded and prettied up later. While curing the carbon, an internal bladder presses against the exterior mold, which reduces resin pooling and over all material, to land you with a lighter, stiffer, and more durable frame. In the unlikely event that you take your bike beyond the limits that frame can take, Juliana stands behind their carbon and bearings with a lifetime warranty so you're never left behind in the dust.
- Long travel all-mountain bike for steep descents and rock gardens
- Super slack 66-degree head tube for smooth descents
- 74-degree seat tube angle for superior climbing efficiency
- Carbon CC construction saves weight and ups the stiffness
- 6in of aggressive all-mountain ready VPP suspension
- Lifetime warranty on carbon and bearings, so you're never left in the dust.