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We are not one to judge a book by its cover but we are here to tell you the Juliana Strega Carbon C XE Complete Mountain Bike does actually ride as good as it looks. All it wants to do is have you pilot it through the biggest lines at the park or take it out for that backcountry epic you have planned for months. Named after the Italian word for witch, we think your riding partners will be green with envy at first glance and spellbound with your new found aggression of attacking the trails.
Juliana crafted a bike that is without equal in the women's market, and we know of no other bike that is this capable with its 170 millimeters of VPP travel. For the demanding rider desiring a long-travel bike to progress their skills across jumps, scary steeps, and technical alpine terrain, the Strega is willing and able. If getting butterflies in your stomach when you are about to drop in on the weekend shuttle, or playing rock-paper-scissors on the lift to see who goes first is what you live for, you have met your match.
One of the first things you'll notice with the Strega is its reconfigured VPP suspension, driven by a lower-link mounted shock that marks a radical departure from the likes of the Roubion, Furtado, and Joplin. This shock location takes cues from the Santa Cruz V10, which is renowned as a World Cup DH weapon of choice. Translated to the Strega, the lower shock placement makes it feel more linear and supple throughout its stroke, allowing it to never be phased over the roughest terrain and provide a bottomless feel like that of a good DH bike. Juliana does take the extra step of employing a custom shock tune designed for the lighter builds of female riders, meaning it'll be more active and not as harsh as shock tunes for the average male.
Geometry wise, the numbers have the Strega at a black diamond inspiring 65-degree head tube angle in the high geometry setting making it the slackest women's bike on the market. Not too long ago this was in the realm of DH only, however, realizing that many female riders desire a long-travel bike that can actually pedal uphill, the designers at Juliana engineered it with a pedal-friendly 74.5-degree seat tube angle again in the higher geometry setting. This allows you to power up steep climbs and string together sections of trails on the map, especially with the superb gear range of the Shimano drivetrain and e13 9-46t cassette.
Juliana lets you choose your own adventure and engineered the Strega with a flip-chip on the linkage that changes the bike's geometry from its burly trail rated 65-degree head tube angle to a downhill-dedicated 64.6 degrees, as well as lowering the bottom bracket and slightly elongating the wheelbase for rock-solid high speed stability. We really like the special fender that blocks detritus from reaching the shock. Juliana engineers clearly ride and they spec smart details that show it like the custom shuttle guard, ensuring your Carbon C frame doesn't get damaged from banging it around on truck tailgates or overzealous lift operators.
Speaking of its Carbon C frame, the Strega Carbon C XE is slightly heavier than the Carbon CC frame, but doesn't sacrifice any of the strength or stiffness that's made Juliana frames legendary. We will gladly save the cash and buy lift tickets for the season or upgrade parts down the road. Juliana achieves this fine-tuned balance of stout construction and weight by using a slightly heavier and less expensive carbon fiber in the lay-up of its Carbon C frames. And seeing it's custom built for hard-charging females, low standover heights (as low as 27.7 inches for the XS frame) and size-specific droppers make the most of the bike's slack and aggressive geometry without compromising fit.
- Otherworldy control across rowdy terrain and big hits
- Downhill-inspired geometry and pedals efficiently for trail use
- 170mm of VPP travel with a smooth, linear shock feel
- Lower-link mounted shock elevates it into gravity realms
- Women's-specific shock tune increases performance for
- Carbon C frame packs value
- Bolt-on shuttle guard, downtube protector, and shock fender
- Female-friendly touch points include saddle and grips
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