When 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 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.
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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.
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.