A 1:25000 scale map, a weather forecast, and the Roubion. Three things you shouldn't hit the high mountains without. And while we can't guarantee you won't get lost or soaked, we're pretty sure there's no better bike to tackle ancient alpine terrain.
And whether blind racing or just blindly enjoying the trails as they come, the Roubion's MX wheel combo feels like the best mix since Aperol met spritz. A 29-inch front wheel serves up high-speed stability and high-rolling confidence. Meanwhile, the 27.5-inch rear makes for an intuitive and highly maneuverable rear end that loves to get sideways around the most ragged of switchbacks.
This bike is rapid, so when it comes to stopping power and control we've mixed things up here also. A 200mm front and 180mm rear brake rotor pairing ensure you shouldn't overcook the corners no matter how hot you're coming in. The Roubion's chainstay lengths are all specifically sized for the XS, S, and M frames too, meaning handling remains consistent across the range. And like all Julianas, each shock is tuned to work better for slightly lighter riders than equivalent Santa Cruz models.
- Size X-Small: 27.5-inch
- Sizes Small – Medium: 29-inch front / 27.5-inch rear
Frame Carbon C MX 150mm Travel VPP
Fork FOX 36 Float Performance, 160mm
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Rims RaceFace AR Offset 30 Rims
Hubs Front: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6 bolt, 28h
Rear: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 28h
Spokes Sapim Race
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.5", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR (27.5" tire on size XS)
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle DUB, 32t
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Brakes SRAM Code R
Rotors Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm
Handlebars Burgtec Alloy Bar, 800mm, 30mm Rise
Tape/Grips Juliana House Grip, 30mm or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
Saddle Juliana Segundo Saddle or WTB Volt
Pedals Sold separately
* Subject to change without notice.