• NZ Mountain Biker

NEWS: The new Juliana Furtado

Much like it's brother, the Santa Cruz 5010, the Juliana Furtado is your go-to. Enough travel to take on anything, and not so much travel that you can just point-and-shoot. The latest iteration of the Furtado sees the bike transition to Juliana's lower-link VPP configuration, a slightly slacker head angle, as well as varying chainstay lengths that vary depending on your frame size.



"The Furtado isn’t a bike. It’s the bike.

The Furtado is more than a bike, it’s your partner in grime. From winding singletrack to burly rock gardens, the unmatched maneuverability of the Furtado makes it the perfect dirt-partner for every escape.

Re-designed for 2020, this year’s Furtado bumps up the capability to the do-it-all (then do it again) frame. The 27.5” inch wheels fitted with grippy 2.4” tires turn loose lines into velcro, letting you weave through trails with the confidence of a kid wearing a cape.

The 130mm rear travel and 140mm front travel floats over chunky trails while the lower link suspension keeps the traction high, letting you push the pedals without worrying about slipping or sliding.

Size-specific chainstay lengths coupled with a relaxed 65 degree headtube angle create a bike that twists and turns, letting you tackle the unknown with the confidence to commit. From the lighter-tuned rear suspension that ensures full-use of the travel to the nimble geometry and selection of build kits, the Furtado puts you in control.

Make every second carved from a busy day count. Snake through the tight switchback, then eye up the ledge that’s had your number for far too long. The question was never if you’ll clear it, but when. The Furtado’s balanced design and controlled feel turns to-do lists into just-did-that lists, and questions of when into exclamations of let’s do it again."