Juliana Maverick

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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.
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Expert Reviews

70/100 based on 1 rated expert review

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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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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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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Girl With a Singletrack Mind

Juliana Maverick Review

If I was purely looking for a race bike, the Maverick would probably be the sensible option, given that the laws of physics dictate that 29” wheels are going to roll faster than 27.5” ones, and playfulness is less of a priority.

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Industry Whips: Anka Martin’s Juliana Maverick

I love how this bike can be set up as a burly descending machine or lightened up quite a bit for more of a all day, xc, trail loving machine.

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Cranky Betty

Bike Test – Juliana Maverick 2020

This bike would be at home in trail centres, natural singletrack or probably bike parks and you would enjoy every minute I think.

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