This is the bike that was once the one and only Santa Cruz Juliana, hence the ‘where it all began…’ tag on the Juliana site.
One of the big selling points of the Origin range, apart from quality frame and components, is the sizing. There is an XS offering, suitable for riders from 4”8 to 5”1 – in a market place where there are limited options for smaller riders, this welcome indeed!
The S and M models – there is no L option – have 29er wheels, but to complement the smaller frame and corresponding parts, the XS runs with the traditional 26”.
This is where it started. First launched in 1999, the original Juliana model continues to evolve as the women’s reference for beautifully simple suspension design in smaller sizes.
Suspension; Fox Float 100mm rear shock, Fox Float 32 120mm front shock
Group set; Shimano Deore
Brakes; Shimano Deore
Wheel size; 29” on S and M, 26” on XS
Frame material; Aluminium
Sizes; XS (4”8 to 5”1), S (5”0 to 5”5), M (5”4 to 5”10)
Colour; Persimmon (a gloriously sunny orange) or Pearl White