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 R 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 Rhythm 34 120mm fork leads the way with smooth control over rocky and rooty trails, followed by a Fox Float Performance DPS shock for great all-around composure. WTB 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 NX Eagle drivetrain keeps you moving with 12-speed gearing, while SRAM Level T hydraulic disc brakes inspire confidence with plentiful stopping power. A Juliana Segundo saddle and Race Face Aeffect dropper seatpost complete this all-around trail machine.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
|Fork||FOX Rhythm 34 120|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29" Rims|
Front: SRAM MTH 716, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 32h
|Spokes||DT Competition (32)|
Front: Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Crossmark II 29X2.25 DC EXO TR
SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB
170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)
|Chain||SRAM CN NX Eagle 118L Power Lock, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1230 11-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride 35x760|
|Stem||Race Face Ride 50mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Level T, Avid Centerline 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||Juliana Saddle Segundo 17|
|Seat Post||Race Face Aeffect 31.6mm Dropper|
|Accessories & Extras||Stans Sealant 2oz|
* Subject to change without notice.