Juliana Furtado

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Juliana Furtado. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

18 reasons to buy

  • Handling was described as nimble.
  • Furtados were great on XC and trails, but also handled some downhill.
  • Lively climbing abilities impressed reviewers.
  • On the way downhill, Furtados were highly maneuverable and responsive.
  • A stable ride quality made long, uneven descents more tolerable.
  • Standover has been lowered even further than that of previous years’ models.
  • Juliana’s women-specific builds fit some owners better than ‘unisex’ bikes.
  • Clearance welcomed plus-size tires up to 2.8” wide.
  • The Maxxis Minion DHF / DHF II tire combo was satisfyingly grippy.
  • Multiple (10x) build options suited customization and varying budgets.
  • Comes in “normal” (2.3” tires on 27mm rims) or “plus” (2.6” on 35-37mm rims).
  • A flip-chip keeps BB heights consistent across average and plus tire sizes.
  • The Furtado’s XS to M sizes suited rider heights from 4’8” to 5’9”.
  • SRAM’s NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain performed well on an economical groupset.
  • Furtado frames come in Aluminum, Carbon and High-End Carbon (CC) options.
  • Fox’s DPX2 Float Performance Elite shock featured expansive tuning options.
  • Carbon rims on Reserve models contributed to a fleet-footed feel.
  • The new maroon hue was a pleasure to view.

3 reasons not to buy

  • An owner felt their D model’s fork was a little too stiff for smaller riders.
  • The absence of a dropper-post was felt on D models.
  • On R models, SRAM Guide T brakes were reliable but lacked nuance.

Bottom line

Juliana makes mountain bikes for women. In the Furtado’s case, the Santa Cruz 5010 gets the treatment with more appropriate bars, saddle, standover, reach and cranks. By all reports, it climbed and descended well. Sometimes, the Furtado was capable on downhill but really more at home on cross-country and trails. Thoughtful touches include shorter cranks on smaller sizes. The Furtado is customized to shorter riders, 4’8” to 5’9”. There is no size ‘L’. This was seen as a stellar all-round bike. Reviewers recommended something beefier with longer travel for those accustomed to plummeting down raucous descents. All in all, pros and owners loved the Furtado. Whoa nelly!
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Expert Reviews

87/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews

Juliana Furtado R Carbon C Review

It’s nippy, agile and playful, making it one of the most capable all-rounders we’ve tried.

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Juliana Furtado Carbon 27.5+ S Review

…an excellent mid-travel women’s trail bike… If you’re seeking a versatile all-around trail bike that performs on all but the rowdiest of terrain we think the Furtado is a great option to consider.

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Bike Magazine

Review: Juliana Furtado X01 CC with Reserve 27

Versatility is the name of the Furtado’s game, which can be seen with 12 build options… the nimbleness created a consistent and trustworthy feel even over the hairiest chunder.

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The Nimble, Playful Juliana Furtado Is Your New Singletrack BFF

I could write this ride review in three words: playful, lively, fun. Done!

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Mountain Flyer

Tested: Juliana Furtado X01+

If you …want only one bike that can do it all, you will be hard-pressed to find a better option than the Furtado… It will quietly crush your everyday riding needs with confidence and a dash of humility.

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User Ratings

97/100 based on 6 ratings
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