Saving weight means little without retaining an appropriate level of stiffness and responsiveness too. So we’ve taken all the acceleration and out-of-the-saddle sprint qualities of a carbon XC race rocket and fused them with a rear-end that still rails corners like a hardcore trail bike.
This unique XC-trail attitude is also reflected in the geometry. The head tube angle (67.1 degree) and reach (425mm) is a little steeper and shorter than a Joplin to meet the demands of aggressive climbing, yet the Wilder’s seat tube angle is a touch slacker and the chainstays a little longer than a Joplin too in order to retain that familiar Juliana confidence on descents. And talking of chainstays, each chainstay length is specific to the individual frame size; meaning riders of every height enjoy the same handling and performance no matter what.
Beyond the details, there are some bigger features that amplify this XC wild child’s abilities. Rapid rolling 29-inch wheels are paired with a 120mm fork to tame the feral lines and smooth the sketchiest of passing manoeuvres. There’s even room for two water bottles within the front triangle for bigger training and racing days.
XC focused, downhill ready
115mm of Superlight suspension, 120mm of front travel
Light Carbon Frame
At 1857g (w/o shock) size medium the Wilder is the lightest bike we've ever made
Two Water Bottles
Two water bottle mounts inside the front triangle to support those all-day pedalfests
Built for climbing
The head tube angle (67.1 degree) and reach (425mm) is a little steeper and shorter than a Joplin to meet the demands of aggressive climbing
Geometry to match
Each chainstay length is specific to the individual frame size; meaning riders of every height enjoy the same handling and performance no matter what.
Reserve 28|XC wheels
Replaces the Reserve 25 model, better bead retention, Reserve’s lightest wheelset: Lighter, wider, shallower. Meant for newer Maxxis Widetrail 2.4" XC tires which are popular for elite racers.
S TR - KIT
Material Carbon C
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance DPS 190x45
Fork FOX 34SC Performance, 120mm
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Rear Tire Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO, TR
Front Tire Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO, TR
Sealant Reserve Tubeless Sealant
Front Hub DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 28h
Front Rim RaceFace AR Offset 27 29"
Rear Hub DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 36t, 28h
Rear Rim RaceFace AR Offset 27 29"
Front Rotor Avid Centerline 180mm
Rear Rotor Avid Centerline 180mm
Brakes SRAM Level TL
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t
Handlebars SRAM Atmos Flat Bar, 760mm
Stem SRAM Atmos 6k Stem, 60mm
Saddle Juliana Segundo Saddle
Seatpost SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
Grips ESI Chunky Grips
Wheel Size 29"
If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.
A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.
Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.
Eye to Eye length
Max Tire Size
Max Chainring Size
Water Bottle Mounts
Shock Mounting Bushing Front
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear
Download the shock setup PDF for this bike and get even more detailed sag, high/low rebound, and high/low compression recommendations for shocks below and get recommendations for the fork in each build.