Juliana Maverick

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Wheel Size
Number of Gears
31.01, 32.77, 33.17 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

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

20 reasons to buy

  • The Juliana Maverick’s frame is constructed of high-quality carbon.
  • The bike is available in three sizes: small, medium and large.
  • The saddle, suspension tune and grips are women-specific on the bike.
  • The bike’s long wheelbase provides riders with excellent stability for descents.
  • The Maverick’s 29” wheels easily roll over obstacles on technical climbs.
  • The bike comes standard with a 29” x 2.4” wheel and tire set up. The bike can also run a 27.5” x 2.8” set up.
  • The bike has a flip chip allowing riders to adjust the geometry of the bike to a high or low position.
  • The aggressive 77.1° seat tube angle, low bottom bracket, long reach, big wheels and sturdy fork inspire confident descents on the Maverick.
  • The threaded bottom bracket is easy for users to maintain on the Juliana Maverick.
  • The Maverick has a climb setting on the rear Fox shock.
  • A guard protects the rear shock from debris and dirt.
  • The VPP suspension linkage provides an excellent climbing platform. Experts found the Maverick is capable of tackling both steep and technical climbs.
  • The long wheelbase and VPP suspension linkage offer riders a feeling of stability, riding the Juliana Maverick.
  • The Maxxis Minion tires provide superb traction over wet and muddy trails when riding the bike.
  • Experts found the bike agile and easy to maneuver with its short chainstays.
  • Internally routed cabling, a simplistic color tone and a crisp frame design give the Maverick a clean and attractive appearance.
  • All models of the Maverick utilize SRAM Eagle drivetrains that allow riders to smoothly shift between gears.
  • The 180mm rotors paired with the SRAM G2 R, Code R or Code RSC brakes provide excellent stopping power.
  • Juliana provides riders with a lifetime warranty on the Maverick’s frame.
  • A water bottle easily fits on the Maverick.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Juliana does not make a size XS of the Maverick.
  • Experts found the bike does not absorb trail chatter or ride as plushly as some of its competitors.
  • The Juliana Maverick is expensive.

Bottom line

The Juliana Maverick is designed to traverse a wide variety of trails. It is agile and aggressive, according to experts. It is compatible with 29” or 27.5” wheels and tires. Riders can adjust the geometry with a flip chip. The suspension has a climbing mode. The bike is expensive to most, but the price includes a lifetime warranty on the carbon frame. The Juliana Maverick is limited to sizes small through large.

Expert Reviews

70/100 based on 1 expert reviews

Juliana Maverick C R Review

Juliana is held in the same high regard as its prestigious partner brand, Santa Cruz, and the Maverick promises great things.

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Bike Magazine

Bible Review: Juliana Maverick X01CC Reserve

If you’re willing to ride actively and precisely and user your legs as suspension, the Hightower will be enough bike for just about any trail.

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Bike Magazine

First Ride: Juliana Maverick

The Maverick is undeniably a very fun bike, but for me it’s also a very locale-specific bike.

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Get Bossy on the Juliana Maverick X01 CC

This bike is a trail-slaying party—fun, fast, and eager to take rowdy downhill lines.

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First Ride: Juliana’s New 29er – The 2020 Maverick

My initial impressions are that the Maverick is well-suited to someone who wants a bike that’s fast and efficient for long days in the saddle but won’t have you wishing for something burlier on the descents.

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