Juli Furtado 2When the Juliana Brand launched in 2013, the Nevis was one of the four new models that helped kick start the women’s mountain bike market. At the time, it was a simple aluminum hardtail, which utilized 26″ wheels on the smaller sizes, and 29″ wheels on the bigger sizes.

Today, they released a new Nevis, which has been carbonized and imbued with a more racing oriented pedigree. 

Juliana Ambassador Lydia Tanner_Nevis CC XX1 ENVE build

Juliana sponsors a range of impressive women racers – everyone from EWS contenders like Anka Marton to XC crusher Kelli Emmett, as well as a number of highschool XC racers in the NICA program. Their input was pivotal in creating this low slung lightweight hardtail.

With that pedigree in mind, they stripped the frame down to a matte finish to help shave a 1/4 pound in paint weight. Claimed weight for this frame is a respectable 2.1 lbs for a frame only. They also built the Nevis around a 27.2 mm seatpost, for added compliance on long rides.
Juliana Nevis 2016 Geometry

Juliana Nevis Sizing

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The frame utilizes 27.5″ wheels to balance racing and fun, but holds true to it’s XC roots by pairing a 69 degree head angle with a 100mm fork.

The bike will be available in three different sizes – S, M, and L, which should accommodate riders between 5′ and 5’11.

There will six different build kit options available and prices start as low as $2,799 for a complete. A frame only option will also be available for $1,899. All frames come with a lifetime (and crash replacement) warranty.

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  1. I love SC and all but they really should stop pretending to make women’s-specific bikes. This is nothing but a Highball 27.5 with “Juliana” instead of “Santa Cruz” on the downtube. Oh, and it looks like a different headtube badge. Way to pander, SC.

  2. Yeah, it does seem kinda lame to slap a different logo on a men’s frame. Why not just have an option for women’s specific build kits?

  3. The idea that women need a specific frame geo is debatable. The idea that the average woman has long legs and a short torso seems far from spot-on. In fact many women I see have very short legs and long-ish torsos. I still think the Lg in this should be 29er.. my .02

  4. If I was a woman, I’d choose the julianna just for the name, since it costs the same as a highball. So who cares if it’s the same.

  5. Makes me wonder if companies do weight specific tuning based on frame size and whatever. Seems that heavier folk just get a bike made more for DH and lighter folk get something more for XC, to ride the same mountains.

  6. A shame they’ve done away with the XS size, especially with 26″ wheels. There are few, if any, quality hardtail options for small (5’ish) women. Market driven, I suppose, but still too bad.

  7. Female here with short legs and long torso……thank you Santa Cruz for sticking a girls name on a guys bike and making it my size with decent not super girly colors! My Joplin (tall boy with siren red paint, super sexy) has changed my riding style 100% for the better. When I bought it, they didn’t make a tall it in size small. And the Juliana saddle is by far the best women’s saddle I have ever had; my second fav is specialized Ariel.

  8. nice to see her smiling face, reminds me of my childhood when she was crushing the women’s xc field.

    i’m going to buy my wife one of these

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