Part endurance racer, part rowdy trail bike…the Joplin is ridiculously fun. A luxurious endurance ride and raucous little trail bike all at once, the Joplin is a Jackie of all trades and mistress to no one. Mastery of speed and distance is the name of the game here. 29-inch wheels are proven to roll quicker than smaller sizes, with the added benefit of smoothing out the rough stuff with greater ease — just the ticket for going that little bit faster and further than you’ve gone before. The Joplin also delivers surprisingly quick acceleration and a nimble feel for a big-wheeled bike. Make no mistake, this is a punchy climber with great geometry for charging uphill. Naturally suited to cross-country ventures, the lightweight carbon and 110mm VPP-travel turns multi-day expeditions into effortless Grand Tours. Backed up by a lifetime warranty no matter how far or hard you go, the Joplin is the kind of rock-rolling royalty that never grows old.
The Joplin Carbon C S sits at the entrance to Santa Cruz' carbon mountain bike legacy, built with quality components that add a touch of trickle-down performance from their pricier counterparts. A Fox 34 Float 120mm fork leads the way with smooth control over rocky and rooty trails, followed by a very capable Fox Float DPS shock for composure over bigger hits. Race Face rims wrapped in dirt-clawing Maxxis tires help you clean sketchy sections of trail thanks to the tubeless design that allows lower tire pressure, giving you more traction when you want it most. A SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain keeps you moving with 12-speed gearing, while SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes inspire confidence with plentiful stopping power. A Juliana Segundo saddle and RockShox Reverb dropper seatpost complete this all-around trail machine.
|Fork||FOX 34 Float Performance 120|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face AR Offset 27 29"|
|Hubs||DT 370, 32H|
Front: Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Crossmark II 29X2.25 DC EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB (XS-S, 170mm; M-L, 175mm)|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride 35x760 bar|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R 50mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Level TL w/ Avid Centerline 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||Juliana Segundo 17|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6|
|Accessories & Extras||Stans Sealant 2oz|
* Subject to change without notice.