Saving weight means little without retaining an appropriate level of stiffness and responsiveness too. So we’ve taken all the acceleration and out-of-the-saddle sprint qualities of a carbon XC race rocket and fused them with a rear-end that still rails corners like a hardcore trail bike.
This unique XC-trail attitude is also reflected in the geometry. The head tube angle (67.1 degree) and reach (425mm) is a little steeper and shorter than a Joplin to meet the demands of aggressive climbing, yet the Wilder’s seat tube angle is a touch slacker and the chainstays a little longer than a Joplin too in order to retain that familiar Juliana confidence on descents. And talking of chainstays, each chainstay length is specific to the individual frame size; meaning riders of every height enjoy the same handling and performance no matter what.
Beyond the details, there are some bigger features that amplify this XC wild child’s abilities. Rapid rolling 29-inch wheels are paired with a 120mm fork to tame the feral lines and smooth the sketchiest of passing manoeuvres. There’s even room for two water bottles within the front triangle for bigger training and racing days.
|Frame||Carbon CC 29" 115mm Travel VPP™|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Factory DPS|
|Fork||FOX 34 Step Cast Factory, 120mm|
|R. Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd|
|Shifters||SRAM GX AXS Shifter|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Rekon Race, 29"x2.4WT, 3C, EXO|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Rekon Race, 29"x2.4WT, 3C, EXO|
|Front Hub||Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, Centerlock, 24h|
|Rims||Santa Cruz Reserve 28 XC 29" Carbon Rims|
|Rear Hub||Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, Centerlock, 24h|
|Rotors||SRAM CLX Centerlock Rotors, 180mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Level TLM|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB 32t|
|Handlebar||Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Flat Bar|
|Saddle||Juliana Primiero Saddle|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6|
|Grips/Bar Tape||ESI Chunky Grips|