The Joplin has tall wheels, short travel, and its crosshairs aimed squarely at the pedal-for-fun XC crowd. You can ride it all day, go race it, do intervals in the evening, or just get a hot lap in during your lunch break. With a lower-link VPP suspension, moderate geometry, and an over-the-top attitude, this little bike packs every design element possible into 120mm of 29-inch wheeled fun. The Joplin C R is the transition point where enthusiasts become lifers. Once you get the carbon bug, it’s hard to shake. The smooth lines, light weight, and stiff chassis all draw you in as ‘want’ becomes ‘need.’ But seriously, carbon is a mainstay in modern mountain bikes because it works. It shaves weight, is endlessly moldable, and looks so sleek. The Joplin C R takes the R build kit and gives you a carbon frame to personalize to your heart's content.