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.
SRAM Eagle Transmission: The next generation SRAM Eagle Transmission spec'd on our CC-carbon models is a radically robust, fully integrated and interdependent wireless transmission. Built around the universal constant of the wheel axle itself, the hangerless attachment mounts directly to the frame for a stronger connection and the derailleur provides unprecedented reliability in case of impact. Shifting under load is made possible due to a combination of X-SYNC technology and cassette mapping, creating seamless shifts even during your hardest power output. The new AXS Pods are ergonomic and customizable, so shifting gears is light and intuitive. It's simply the most advanced transmission and nearly as tough as you are.
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.
Frame: Carbon CC
Fork: FOX 34SC Float Factory, 120mm
Rear Shock: FOX Float Factory, 190x45
Rims/Wheels: Reserve 28|XC 29"
Hubs: Industry Nine 1/1, XD, Centerlock
Tires: Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO
Crankset: SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB
Chain: SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd
Chain Guide: OneUp Chainguide
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd
Cassette/Rear Cogs: SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t
Shifters: SRAM AXS Pod Bridge
Handlebars: Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8x760, 7mm Rise