The Roubion LT link makes the Juliana Roubion what it always should have been.
The stock suspension on the Juliana Roubion isn’t especially progressive, which makes it easy to bottom out when riding aggressively. Hence why the stock shock ships with volume spacers installed. Borrowing from the Santa Cruz Nomad LT’s design philosophy, we developed the Roubion LT link to add progression over stock.
This more progressive link maintains all the pedaling characteristics that the stock Roubion layout has, while adding much-needed descending performance. Along with increased bottom out resistance, the link greatly increases small bump sensitivity. As a result, there is much more traction over rough terrain and no harsh bottom outs. As one of our testers put it, “it was pretty rad how well the rear tire tracked the ground. It made me laugh actually.” On top of that, the link puts the BB height approximately 2.5mm lower than the low setting on the stock link, which translates to a lower center of gravity, improving cornering and makes the bike feel more stable. Increasing the rear wheel travel to 160 mm also makes the suspension feel more balanced with 160 and 170mm forks.
The Roubion LT link makes an already well-rounded bike even more versatile, and opens up shock and tuning options for riders. With the stock Roubion link, Juliana actually recommends NOT running a coil shock. Now with our link, coils can easily be run without over-springing and volume spacers can be removed. The link also adds shock clearance, so larger diameter shocks such as the Float X2 can more comfortably fit in the frame.