The 2016 Juliana Furtado Carbon R Complete Mountain Bike delivers trail shredding speed, bombproof durability, and components specifically chosen to suit smaller riders. There are a few reasons that women the world over choose the Furtado. First, 27. 5in wheels are the sweet spot between the rolling speed of 29ers and the responsiveness of 26ers. Second, 125mm of rear wheel travel lands right between short travel race rockets and more aggressive, gravity oriented machines. Third, the perfectly neutral geometry will climb, descend, and handle with the best of them. The head angle sits at 68 degrees, which is slack enough for high speed stability but aggressive enough for responsive climbing. At 17. 1 inches, the chainstays are long enough to provide plenty of climbing grip, but short enough to keep the Furtado carving turns with ease. And finally, the light, stiff carbon fiber chassis is ready for just about anything. Juliana's industry leading carbon fiber construction makes its way into the Furtado Carbon S, although this version uses a slightly lower grade of carbon fiber than the higher end Carbon CC frame. This requires more material to achieve the same strength, so it's about a pound heavier for a medium frame, but in every other aspect, it's held to the same astoundingly high standards as Juliana's Carbon CC level frames. The end result is that you get a frame that's every bit as stiff and strong, with a much more palatable price tag. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub assemblies. In addition to saving weight, this ensures that the Furtado is as strong as possible because the fibers wrap uninterrupted through the tube junctions instead of terminating in artificial stress points, which happens with other construction methods. If you were to cut it in half, you'd find that the inside of the tubes have the same perfectly smooth finish as the outside. That's a result of construction techni...