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    Juliana/Santa Cruz "Furtado" XC FS model


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    This is the watershed moment... even though it's only on the "women's specific" line from SC. We will see this as a Blur soon (I assume), and then it's on like a gorilla from your favorite NES game.

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    Re: Juliana/Santa Cruz "Furtado" XC FS model

    It is basically a 650b TRc, even the geometry is the same. Only the chainstays are longer to take 650s


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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    It is basically a 650b TRc, even the geometry is the same. Only the chainstays are longer to take 650s


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    More BB drop too, I'd assume.

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    Very very cool. My wife will be super excited about this. Time for a companion to her Nomad C. I expect we'll see a Bronson TRc released next week as there has been chatter on the SC boards about a new bike on June 1st.

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    If it's a carbon bike they had to make a new mold for it, right? Which means this will almost certainly be the next Blur as well.

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    The question is can I use that rear end on the old BLTc to get a proper 650b fit in the older frame w/o limiting travel for a large/meaty tire like the pending Conti TK 2.4...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyrod74 View Post
    More BB drop too, I'd assume.
    That might be a problem for me. One of the benefits I got from converting my TRc to 650b was raising the BB height, since the BB was too low for the east coast rocky trails I ride.

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    Re: Juliana/Santa Cruz "Furtado" XC FS model

    13.1, so exactly the same geometry as the 26 trc


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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    It is basically a 650b TRc, even the geometry is the same. Only the chainstays are longer to take 650s
    Does it mean same front triangle and new rear?
    Then, will the (longer) rear triangle fit TRc front..? Just a thought although I'm sure even if it fit SC will not allow us to do so (and they will not sell the Furtado rear separately).
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    I find that very interesting, as well as very revelling on Santa Cruz' s part of their interest in 650b. I'm betting in 2014, we are going to see alot more models from SC ( as well as other brands, don't need Specialized to authenticate the wheel size like some might believe) with the bigger wheels. I'm wondering if SC only has to make a slightly longer rearend and different linkage, rather that a whole bike....I converted my XCc a year and a half ago, awesome bike, a dedicated 650b/ 27.5 bike could only be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by softailteamrider View Post
    Does it mean same front triangle and new rear?
    Then, will the (longer) rear triangle fit TRc front..? Just a thought although I'm sure even if it fit SC will not allow us to do so (and they will not sell the Furtado rear separately).
    I believe it's a new front triangle. BB drop and standover are both the same as the TRc, which means different geometry (to get the same numbers relative to the ground with larger wheels.) Headtube is also shorter on the Juliana.

    I think this is a good thing for 650B fans, because it means SC has made a significant investment in carbon molds. I think we'll see this same platform with an XL size added released as an updated Blur TRc (or maybe they'll call it a Bronson XC, or give it a new name).

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    Damn... I wonder how long it will take for my fiance to sell her pivot 5.7 and get this bike instead. Over/under on 3 months.

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    What about a 650B Superlight? Not fancy enough? (I would ride one...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding View Post
    What about a 650B Superlight? Not fancy enough? (I would ride one...)
    I have one on the way Of course, it's a conversion... but I'm with you, a sub-$1000 650b FS frame/shock would really be a nice option.

    The BB on the 26" version is 12.3", which makes it an ideal conversion (that and the tire clearance). I'll likely need to remove the cable stop on the back of the seattube, but as I will never have a front derailleur on the bike it's a nonissue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyrod74 View Post
    I have one on the way Of course, it's a conversion...
    Please post picts (new thread if necessary). I want a new FS, but maybe I should save money and just ride my 26" RM ETRS-X70 frame with 650B front wheel I already own (and NEVER ride)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding View Post
    Please post picts (new thread if necessary). I want a new FS, but maybe I should save money and just ride my 26" RM ETRS-X70 frame with 650B front wheel I already own (and NEVER ride)...
    Will do. It will likely be late next week before I can post it.

    It will be a very cool bike, though. Shooting for 23 lbs or less. Hopefully less.

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    Unless your running a large volume tire, removing the cable stop is unnessessary. I have never had any tire rub anywhere on mine(2012 large Blur XCc) Ive ran 2.1 Kenda Nevegals( which I hated) and currently run 2.25 Racing Ralph's. But maybe your talking about the Superlight...so forget what I said, dont know about the clearence on those.

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    Check out the full line up of bikes.

    Juliana Bicycles | The Original Women's Mountain Bike

    Looks like the Blur counterpart is the Joplin and it is still 29".
    The Origin is the SuperLight and the Nevis is a hardtail. They are 29" as well except for the XS frames which come in 26". I think this is an interesting thing that SantaCruz is doing. It all make a lot of sense. Perhaps it's hedging its bets, but an XS 26er make a lot more sense than an upside down "riser" bar for a 29er.
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    I've read your posts, and you seem to absolutely love your Blur XCc 650b. What sort of improvements would you hope to get from a dedicated 650b Blur?
    Thanks in advance.
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    I converted my XCc a year and a half ago, awesome bike, a dedicated 650b/ 27.5 bike could only be better.

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    The Joplin looks like the Tallboy counterpart.

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    Wow. That's a lot of bikes. A small Tallboy and 27.5 Blur for ladies... There might be a few jealous dudes for a little while...

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    I would guess that most guys wouldn't ever buy a bike that said 'Juliana' on it, although it would not matter to me at all and would actually be a little amusing.

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    Dont have to ride a Juliana, if your a guy, check out the Solo.

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    Re: Juliana/Santa Cruz "Furtado" XC FS model

    Why? I will ride Juliana any time. Riding solo might not be so much fun.

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