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Juliana Furtado Segundo Complete Bike
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Where the Joplin is an endurance racer or cross-country rider's ideal; the Furtado Segundo answers the wishes of new-school mountain bikers. No, this Juliana is not a huck-yourself ticket to the ER room, but a highly capable ascender and descender that forgoes wagon wheels in favor of nimbler 27.5in rollers that're perfect for backcountry adventures or the latest progressive trail. Give its name, it should come as no surprise that Juli Furtado was instrumental in the development of this bike. Unlike the Primeiro carbon fiber frame, the Segundo opts for optimized hydroformed aluminum to help keep its price lower, with only a slight weight penalty. The component mix consists of Shimano SLX, Fox Racing Shox, and Race Face for the goal of achieving extreme value without compromising performance. The Segundo shares the same 125mm Virtual Pivot Point suspension design found on the Primeiro. The latest generation of VPP rear suspension uses upper and lower links that flatten out the shock rate and provide a more active feel to the early part of the suspension travel. The suspension also allows the rear wheel to move up and back as you ride over a bump, and it balances the downward force of pedaling with the pulling force of the chain through its link configuration. The resulting movement makes it easier to roll over a bump or through a dip, and the suspension doesn't change whether you're in the saddle or not. The Juliana Furtado Segundo has a carbon fiber upper link that shaves weight and enhances lateral stiffness. It's counterpart on the bottom is alloy, and it has easily-serviceable grease ports. The pivots for both links have stout 15mm locking collet axle-pins so they won't creak or loosen, and they run on intricately-sealed bearings that should last the life of the frame. The VPP suspension of this Juliana is damped by a Fox CTD Evolution rear shock -- a lightweight, reliable shock that features an intuitive interface for simple, on-the-fly suspension tuning....