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Woot! My Juliana just came in.

Nick2011-09-15 06:17:14 +0000 #1
I've been waiting for the new Santa Cruz Juliana since May. She arrived today. What a beauty! This will be my first time riding full suspension and clipless, so I'll need lots of practice. After much research and deliberation, I decided to try the Crank Brothers Candy 3s and see how I do with them. Unfortunately, it's pouring rain today so I can't take her for an inaugural ride .

The folks at my LBS were wonderful in terms of helping me research, giving advice, and setting everything up for me. They did a starting fit and even taught me how to use the clipless -- I practiced on the trainer. I must say that they have superb service. Several staff members spent a lot of time with me from when I first started inquiring, to my initial order, through to the build and set up of the bike.
indysteel2011-09-15 06:22:38 +0000 #2
Oooh, pretty! Let me know what you think of the bike. It's at the top of my short list of FS bikes. I'm riding a Specialized Myka HT that I actually like despite it having few bells and whistles. The Juliana would be a big step up.
Nick2011-09-15 06:23:23 +0000 #3
Hi Mary Ann, I'll be sure to post updates! I considered the Myka when I was first researching entry level mtbs, but just didn't like the fit and feel when I tried one at the LBS. I found several reviews from women my size raving about their Juliana.That is what eventually led me to ordering the Juliana, even though no-one in this region carries one I could try. I had to buy sight unseen, but so far am happy with the decision. She felt great on the trainer. We'll see how she does on the trails...
Catrin2011-09-15 06:46:44 +0000 #4
Congratulations on the new bike!
Nick2011-09-15 06:37:11 +0000 #5
Thanks, Catrin! You've inspired me with all your recent adventures...
bellissima2011-09-15 07:33:35 +0000 #6
Awesome bike! I love the color
sgtiger2011-09-15 07:08:34 +0000 #7
Nick, I agree that it is a beautiful color. It looks like it'd be very fun to ride too. I can't wait to read your first ride report.



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