Part endurance racer, part rowdy trail bike…the Joplin is ridiculously fun. A luxurious endurance ride and raucous little trail bike all at once, the Joplin is a Jackie of all trades and mistress to no one.
Mastery of speed and distance is the name of the game here. 29-inch wheels are proven to roll quicker than smaller sizes, with the added benefit of smoothing out the rough stuff with greater ease — just the ticket for going that little bit faster and further than you’ve gone before.
The Joplin also delivers surprisingly quick acceleration and a nimble feel for a big-wheeled bike. Make no mistake, this is a punchy climber with great geometry for charging uphill.
Naturally suited to cross-country ventures, the lightweight aluminum and 110mm VPP travel turn multi-day expeditions into effortless Grand Tours.
Backed up by a lifetime warranty no matter how far or hard you go, the Joplin is the kind of rock-rolling royalty that never grows old.
The Joplin Aluminum D sits at the entrance to Santa Cruz' mountain bike legacy, built with quality components that belie their entry-level notions.
A RockShox Recon 120mm fork leads the way with satisfying control over rocky and rooty trails, followed by a very capable Fox Float DPS shock for composure over bigger hits.
WTB rims wrapped in dirt-clawing Maxxis tires help you clean sketchy sections of trail thanks to the tubeless design that allows lower tire pressure, giving you more traction when you want it most.
A SRAM NX 11-speed drivetrain keeps you moving with wide-range gearing, while SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes inspire confidence with plentiful stopping power.
A Juliana Segundo saddle and Race Face bar/stem combo complete this all-around trail machine.
|Weight||13.87kg / 30.59lbs|
|Fork||RockShox Recon RL 120|
|Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Long Cage|
|Crankset||Race Face Ride, 30t - 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1130 11-42T|
|Brake Rotors||Avid Centerline 180mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Bars||Race Face Ride 35x760 bar|
|Stem||Race Face Ride 50mm|
|Front Hub||SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h|
|Rear Hub||SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h|
|Rims||WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29" Rims|
|Spokes||DT Competition (32)|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF EXO TR|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Crossmark II 29X2.25 DC EXO TR|
|Tubes||Stans Sealant 2oz|
|Seat Post||Race Face Ride, 31.6 400mm|
|Saddle||Juliana Saddle Segundo 17|
Pedals sold separately
|Dijon / Small||192219102115||58-19147-103-2-577-638701||52651|
|Dijon / Medium||192219102122||58-19147-103-3-577-638701||52650|