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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.