Santa Cruz Joplin 2.0 SLX 2017

Price $3,699
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Description

Part endurance racer, part rowdy trail bike—the Joplin is ridiculously fun. The original model redefined what people thought a 29er could be. This latest version breaks the mold all over again.

Conventional wisdom always held that a big-wheel bike like this was good for one thing—covering lots of ground quickly. We’ve never had much use for conventional wisdom. Yes, the Joplin is a fine cross-country/endurance machine. With its light-yet-stiff carbon frame, efficient VPP® rear suspension, and 29-inch wheel option, this bike can be an absolute race weapon—but the Joplin is more than that.

The Joplin has always been, to reduce this thing to a single word, fun. As in the uncontrollable-giggling-spontaneous-high-fiving kind of fun. We cranked the knob on that particular trait to 11 this year with a ground-up redesign that increases the bike’s composure on descents, adds a bit more small-bump suppleness to the mix and improves its handling in tight turns.

The new Joplin also gives you the option of running either 29er or 27.5+ wheels. If you’re looking for quick acceleration and a nimble feel, go 29er. If you’re wanting extra traction and a more forgiving ride over roots and babyhead rocks, go 27.5+. It’s your choice.

Is the Joplin a cross-country racer? Sure. A trail bike? Absolutely. Is it fun? Oh, hell yes.

Product Details

  • Riding Style: Trail
  • Material: Carbon
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX Shadow

Specifications

FRAME MATERIAL Carbon C
FORK FOX Rhythm 120
SHOCK Fox Float Performance
About
Front Dérailleur Shimano SLX M7000
Rear Dérailleur Shimano SLX M7000 Shadow+
Shifters Shimano SLX M7000 SL
Crankset Shimano SLX M7000 26/36t
Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
Cassette Shimano SLX M7000
Chain Shimano SLX M7000
Brakes SRAM Level T
Headset Cane Creek 10 Series
Bars Race Face Ride 760mm; 35mm clamp
Stem Race Face Ride; 35mm clamp
Grips Juliana single sided lock-on
Front Hub Novatec D711; 15x110mm
Rear Hub Novatec D712; 12x148mm
Rims WTB STP i23 TCS; 32h
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR; 29x2.3
Rear Tire Maxxis Crossmark 2 DC EXO TR; 29x2.25
Tubes Stans Sealant
Seat Post Race Face Ride 31.6x400mm
Saddle Juliana Segundo Saddle

Store Info

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