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The Juliana Furtado is truly a single bike that is capable of adapting to its surroundings and leading you on adventures in the backcountry or right out of the garage. But after two years on the market, it needed a little sprucing up and Santa Cruz Bicycles designed one hell of a fun whip.
Canyon has partnered with a third party in the U.S. to help it establish a system for customer service, technical support and warranty. Since Canyon doesn’t sell its bikes through a traditional brick-and-mortar retail model, having the right process in place to field customer inquiries is imperative.
Female influences have been a constant throughout Yeti Cycles’ heritage–over the years it’s sponsored some of the fastest women in the sport, the likes of Juli Furtado, Marla Streb, Tara Llanes, Jill Kintner and Rosara Joseph–but until now it hasn’t marketed a bike specifically for that demographic.
The July issue of Bike shows up on newsstands today, right about when the weather is warming up in most parts of the country. But in Southern California, it’s been sunny and 68 all year long. The endless summer is one reason why mountain bikers look past the traffic, materialism and crowds, and instead see possibilities for year-round riding in shorts and tees.
The women’s version of the Stumpy sports a carbon frame with alloy rear triangle, a different paint job and saddle, shorter cranks, narrower handlebars and a lighter tuned rear suspension, but the geometry is identical to the 650b men’s bike.
The Archipelago ride is a staple of the San Diego mountain-bike scene. This year, the ‘Arch’ ride tallied 49 miles and nearly 6,000 feet of climbing as it snaked point-to-point from Carlsbad to Mira Mesa, almost all on dirt–a good portion of which was singletrack–in a display of the county’s excellent connectivity.
Specialized has tweaked its popular Rumor women’s-specific trail bike to give it a few modern touches like snappier geometry, more travel and 27.5-inch wheels. The changes reflect Specialized’s evolving philosophy to offer multiple wheel sizes on its popular mountain bikes, whereas the company was previously firmly planted in the 29er camp.