Part endurance racer, part rowdy trail bike—the Joplin is ridiculously fun.
The original model redefined what people thought a 29er could be. This latest version breaks the mould all over again.
This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fibre. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
Conventional wisdom always held that a big-wheel bike like this was good for one thing—covering lots of ground quickly. We’ve never had much use for conventional wisdom. Yes, the Joplin is a fine cross-country/endurance machine. With its light-yet-stiff carbon frame, efficient VPP® rear suspension, and 29-inch wheel option, this bike can be an absolute race weapon—but the Joplin is more than that.
The Joplin has always been, to reduce this thing to a single word, fun. As in the uncontrollable-giggling-spontaneous-high-fiving kind of fun. We cranked the knob on that particular trait to 11 this year with a ground-up redesign that increases the bike’s composure on descents, adds a bit more small-bump suppleness to the mix and improves its handling in tight turns.
The new Joplin also gives you the option of running either 29er or 27.5+ wheels. If you’re looking for quick acceleration and a nimble feel, go 29er. If you’re wanting extra traction and a more forgiving ride over roots and babyhead rocks, go 27.5+. It’s your choice.
Is the Joplin a cross-country racer? Sure. A trail bike? Absolutely. Is it fun? Oh, hell yes.
- Custom ‘light’ suspension tune for a plusher feel
- Low standover height for better maneuverability
- 148mm Rear Hub Spacing
- Accepts both 29er and 27.5+ wheel/tire combos
- Juliana anatomical women’s saddle
- Sizes: S, M, L
- 73mm Threaded Bottom Bracket
- Collet axle pivots – lock in place without pinch bolts
- Double sealed pivots with grease ports for low maintenance
- Full carbon frame and swingarm
Joplin 2 CC (Carbon C), Float Performance Elite – $4690
Joplin 2 CC (Carbon C), Float Factory– $4790
Joplin 2 C R1 AM with FOX Float Performance / FOX Rhythm 120 29 build – $6490
Joplin 2 C R2 AM with FOX Float Performance / FOX Rhythm 120 29 build – $6690
Joplin 2 C S AM with FOX Float Performanc / 34 FOX Float Performance 120 29 build – $7490
Joplin 2 C S AM+ with FOX Float Performance 27.5+ kit / 34 FOX Float Performance 130 29/27.5+ build – $7490
Joplin 2 CC (Carbon C) XT AM with FOX Float Performance Elite / FOX Float Performance Elite 120 29) build – $9490
Joplin 2 CC (Carbon C) X01 AM with FOX Float Performance Elite 29 kit / FOX Float Performance Elite 120 29 build – $10090
Joplin 2 CC (Carbon C) X01 AM+ with FOX Float Performance Elite / FOX Float Performance Elite 130 29/27.5+ build – $10090
Joplin 2 CC (Carbon C) XX1 AM with FOX Float Factory / FOX Float Factory 120 29 build – $11590
Available on any model at XT level or above: + $2750
Pricing current at time of publication. Please give us a call or email to check current pricing and availability. Or better still, call in to the shop to see for yourself!