Let Nothing Stop You.
The Juliana Roubion 2.1 Carbon CC X01 Eagle complete bike has earned a devoted following worldwide of women who shred, hard. With responsive 27.5 inch wheels and plenty of travel to take on technical trails in total control, this is an ideal steed for those who are constantly pushing their riding to new heights.
Part of what’s earned the Roubion such a rabid fanbase is its 150mm of VPP suspension. As with all VPP bikes, the Roubion’s counter-rotating links are carefully arranged to resist activation by pedaling forces, all but eliminating unwanted bobbing under power. This being the latest iteration of VPP, it’s tuned to provide more midstroke support than previous generations of the VPP platform, giving the rider a better feel for the terrain, and a livelier ride feel.
The rest of the Roubion’s formula for excellence is largely down to its impeccably refined geometry. The 66 degree head angle is stable and predictable when diving into steep chutes, and it’s quick enough to make easy direction changes, which is easily appreciated when the trail throws a surprise your way. At 17 inches, the chainstays strike a nice balance between being short enough to turn quickly, and long enough to maintain weight on the front wheel, especially when hanging off the back on descents. At 13.4 inches, its bottom bracket height is plenty low to remain planted in bike park style berms and off camber corners, but it’s just high enough to keep your pedals from hitting rocks and trail debris. Where some other bikes go to extremes, the Roubion’s strength is its balance, of which it has plenty to spare.
The Rubion is built using Juliana’s top tier CC carbon fiber construction. By using some of the finest, and strongest, raw materials available, Juliana is able to make its CC level frames extremely lightweight, while maintaining outstanding impact resistance, exceptional stiffness, and just the right amount of finely tuned flex to cancel out trail chatter. Of course, balancing these factors requires true mastery of carbon fiber, and the design team at Juliana has proven time and time again that their command of carbon fiber construction is unsurpassed in the bike industry. The result is a frame that will hold up to years of hard riding, will provide a comfortable ride, and will do so at a very competitive weight.
This Roubion build delivers components that are similarly ready to tackle any trail you face. It begins with a class leading suspension from Fox. The fork is a 36 FLOAT FIT4 Performance Elite unit with 150mm of travel, paired with the new FLOAT DPX2 Performance Elite air shock. This setup offers a supple stroke, on-the-fly adjustments at the flip of a lever, and easy tuning for both suspension gurus and those less experienced. SRAM’s phenomenal X01 Eagle 12 speed groupset provides the gear range necessary to take on big climbs and all-day rides, while the Guide brakes provide modulation and control in the face of unpredictable terrain. The Rockshox Reverb dropper post enables the necessary on-the-fly saddle height adjustment, while the Santa Cruz carbon fiber handlebar offers a perfectly tuned balance of stiffness and flex that simply surpasses many of the best aftermarket carbon fiber handlebars available.
- Long travel trail bike to continuously push yourlimits
- 6 inches of VPP travel with a shock tune for lighter riders
- 74-degree seat tube angle optimizes pedaling efficiency
- Longer reach shifts weight forward for better traction
- Carbon CC frame saves weight without sacrificing strength
- X01 Eagle drivetrain includes the ultimate bailout gear
- Q & A
You had me at BRAPP!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This bike had me at hello, and that hello was the sound of my yelling BRAPP while whizzing through the woods and feeling so over joyed with excitement. I LOVE Bikes, and this bike is a magical dream machine. It climbs relatively well in trail mode, and then switch it to PARTY more and full squish for descents for so much fun on the down hills.