2023 Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC Review
- Price: $5149
- Frame: Carbon fiber
- Wheels: 700c/650b Aluminum
- Gear: 2×11
What we like about it: A gravel road bike designed for women.
What we don’t like about it: It’s probably not as fast as those regular road bikes.
Juliana Bicycles is a brand that has been dedicated to designing high-performance bicycles for women since its founding in 2013. The brand has been challenging the status quo by creating bicycles that cater to women’s needs, with a focus on geometry, suspension, and handling. The development of the QUINCY series is a testament to Juliana’s commitment to providing the best riding experience for women. The series was created with gravel riding in mind and has quickly become a popular choice among female riders seeking to explore the great outdoors.
The 2023 Juliana QUINCY GRX/Carbon CC is a top-of-the-line gravel bike designed to tackle various terrains. This bike comes equipped with a full carbon frame that is lightweight, durable, and designed to absorb impact and vibrations. The GRX group provides precise shifting and reliable braking, while the wide-range cassette and compact chainset make it easy for riders to tackle steep climbs and fast descents. The QUINCY’s ample tire clearance also makes it a perfect choice for exploring dirt roads and rugged terrain, making it a versatile bike that is great for adventurous female riders.
I recently took the 2023 Juliana QUINCY GRX/Carbon CC for a spin on both paved roads and gravel paths, and I have to say, it was an absolute joy to ride. Another thing that needs to be prepared in advance is booking accommodation. This time, I still booked accommodation on Skyscanner, hoping for a good rest. The comfortable geometry of this bike, specifically designed for women, made me feel right at home from the moment I hopped onto the saddle.
On paved roads, the Juliana QUINCY GRX/Carbon CC is an absolute rocket. I could feel the power of every pedal travel and I found myself effortlessly cruising at speeds I never thought possible on a gravel bike. The bike’s lightweight carbon frame, combined with its responsive GRX groupset, made for a smooth and fast ride that left me feeling invigorated and empowered. The soft tires give me a very comfortable cushioned feel. Even though there is no cushioning system on this gravel road bike, the ride still stays soft.
The Juliana QUINCY GRX/Carbon CC shines on gravel roads. I took the bike on some bumpy, rutted roads and it handled them with ease. The comfortable upright riding position allowed me to stay relaxed and focused, even in challenging situations. The generous tire clearance made for a smooth ride, even on the most challenging terrain.
One thing I love about the Juliana QUINCY GRX/Carbon CC is that it seems to encourage me to push my limits. The bike’s clean lines give me a sense of confidence and clarity, making it easy for me to take on new challenges and explore uncharted territory.
Over time, I’ve found myself loving this bike more and more. Its comfortable geometry allows me to ride for hours on end without feeling fatigued, and the bike’s intuitive design allows me to easily adapt to different terrains and conditions.
Overall, my experience with the 2023 Juliana QUINCY GRX/Carbon CC has been nothing short of amazing. This bike truly proves the amazing engineering and design that goes into creating the perfect ride. Whether you’re looking to ride on the sidewalk or explore the great outdoors, this bike is the perfect adventure companion for any adventure.
The 2023 Juliana QUINCY GRX/Carbon CC has top-of-the-line componentry that makes it a true powerhouse. The full carbon CC frame is both lightweight and durable, providing a stable and comfortable ride. The wheelset features Easton ARC Offset 25 700c rims laced to i9 1/1 hubs, providing a smooth ride on all terrains.
The GRX 11-speed group, combined with the Shimano Ultegra HG800 cassette and SLX M7000 chain, provides reliable and precise shifting, making this bike the perfect choice for any adventure. Hydraulic disc brakes provide consistent and powerful braking, even in wet or muddy conditions. Overall, the component configuration on the Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC is a true testament to the quality and attention to detail that goes into creating the perfect gravel road bike.
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What do we like about it?
- Lightweight CC Frame: The full carbon frame is both lightweight and strong, making the bike easy to handle and navigate on any terrain.
- COMFORTABLE GEOMETRY: The bike’s geometry is designed specifically for women, providing a comfortable and upright riding position that reduces fatigue on long rides.
- Wide tire clearance: The Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC can accommodate tires up to 700x40c, allowing the rider to tackle a wide variety of terrain with ease.
- Responsive and precise shifting: The Shimano GRX 11-speed group, combined with the Shimano Ultegra cassette and SLX chain, provides reliable and precise shifting on any terrain.
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes provide strong and consistent braking capability, even in wet or muddy conditions.
- Ergonomic Design: The Ergon Women’s SR10 Sport Gel Saddle and Easton EA70 AX Road Stem provide ergonomic support for a more comfortable and efficient ride.
- Clean and simple alignment: The bike’s clean alignment gives the rider confidence and clarity, allowing them to focus on the road ahead.
- HIGH-QUALITY COMPONENTS: The Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC features top-of-the-line components that provide reliable and high-performance riding, leaving a lasting impression.
What don’t we like about it?
- Speed: May not be able to get as fast as a regular road bike.
- Is the Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC suitable for long rides?
Yes, the Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC is designed for long-distance riding. It has a comfortable geometry and ergonomic design. The bike’s wide tire clearance and stable ride also make it suitable for exploring different terrains.
- Is Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC suitable for beginners?
While the bike is suitable for beginners, its high-performance components may require a bit of a learning curve. However, the comfortable geometry and stable ride make it a great bike for all levels of riders.
- How does the Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC perform on technical terrain?
The bike’s wide tire clearance, stable ride, and hydraulic disc brakes make it the perfect choice for technical terrain. Riders can confidently navigate rocky or bumpy roads with ease.
- Can I use the Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC for commuting?
Although the bike is designed for gravel riding, it can be used for commuting as well. However, the wide tires may not be suitable for paved surfaces and riders may need to switch to narrower tires to improve efficiency on paved surfaces.
- What heights does Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC fit?
The size chart for Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC is as follows:
(These sizes are only a general guide, the true fit may vary from person to person and the easiest way to find your size is best to go for a test ride.)
|4’7″ – 5’2″||49CM|
|5’2″ – 5’7″||52CM|
|5’5″ – 5’9″||54CM|
Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC Specs
|Frame||QUINCY GRX / Carbon CCColor: Gloss Fog|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Ultegra BB|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Handlebar||Easton EA70 AX Road Bar|
|Saddle||Ergon Women’s SR10 Sport Gel Saddle|
|Seatpost||Easton EC70, 27.2, Zero Offset, 350mm|
|Grips||Velo Bar Tape|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX, 11spd|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX Braze-On, 11spd|
|Crank||Shimano GRX 11spd, 48/31|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX 810 Shifters/Flat Mount Brakes|
|Cassette||Shimano Ultegra HG800, 11-34t|
|Chain||Shimano SLX M7000, 11spd|
|Rims||Easton ARC Offset 25 700c|
|Front Hub||i9 1/1, 12×100, Centerlock, 28h|
|Rear Hub||i9 1/1, 12×142, 11spd, Centerlock, 28h|
|Tires||Maxxis Rambler, 700x40c|
|Bicycles||Click View||Drivetrain||Frame material||Groupset|
|2023 Giant Revolt Advanced Pro 1||Click View||2 × 12 electrons||Carbon Fiber||Sram Rival eTap|
|2023 Canyon Grail CF SLX 8 Di2||Click View||2 × 11 electrons||Carbon Fiber||Shimano GRX Di2, GRX 800|
|2023 BMC URS 01 FOUR||Click View||1 × 12 electrons||Carbon Fiber||Sram GX Eagle AXS, Rival eTap|
|2023 3T Exploro Primo Rival AXS 2×12||Click View||2 × 12 electrons||Carbon Fiber||Sram Rival eTap|
Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC vs. Giant Revolt Advanced Pro 1
The comparison between the two bikes shows that the latter has a higher price tag and higher quality components. The same carbon fiber frame and carbon fiber fork are used, but the Giant Revolt uses a lighter and stronger carbon fiber wheelset design. This makes the gravel road bike lighter overall, but also greatly increases the overall cost of the bike.
In terms of wheel size options, the Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC offers a small 650b wheel size option for smaller sizes. This approach ensures that shorter riders can maintain the same riding position as other medium and larger frames. This design allows its frame to cater to a wider range of heights without the need to modify the frame size because of the oversized wheel diameter.
Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC vs. Canyon Grail CF SLX 8 Di2
Canyon has incorporated a lot of high-tech products into this gravel road bike, such as double-layered handlebars. A raised head tube and a comfortable cushioned seat tube have earned it a very high asking price. Like our test bike, they have put in a lot of effort to accommodate shorter riders.
As for the shifting components, Canyon uses a hybrid electronic shifting kit to make this bike a 2×11 speed electronic shifting gravel road bike. Designed for gravel road bikes, the GRX package provides excellent climbing and trail capability without losing speed. What is not easily noticed is the aggressive frame geometry of the Canyon Grail CF SLX 8 Di2, which gives the rider a very forward riding position on this bike. This bike is perfect for gravel race racing, but if you’re a non-race rider who craves comfort, then this bike would be a great choice.
Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC vs. BMC URS 01 FOUR
BMC uses a very bright fork design, which makes this gravel road bike highly recognizable. The bike is made of the same material as the test bike, carbon fiber frame, carbon fiber fork, and aluminum wheelset. BMC has chosen to use Sram components, which are not specifically designed for gravel road bikes, but this bike has a mix of road and mountain bike 1× components, which is a good choice in my opinion. Its compatibility should be good as evidenced by its sales.
The 1x drivetrain is considered very suitable for gravel bikes, as it lacks a front derailleur and avoids issues with chain derailment. However, there are still many who believe that a 1x drivetrain is inadequate for road bikes, possibly affecting the overall speed or climbing performance of the bike. The choice ultimately depends on personal preference.
Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC vs. 3T Exploro Primo Rival AXS 2×12
Unlike the other gravel road bikes on the list, this one uses all road bike components, so it may be lacking in climbing ability. However, the quest for speed is certainly superior to the other gravel road bikes. The thick, wind-breaking tube shape and large drop-offs show off the bike’s speed, and the low-frame aluminum wheelset gives it a more balanced performance.
Our test bike, the Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC, is more suited to comfortable gravel riding or touring, and not so much for speed. So you should be able to choose which gravel road bike is more suitable for your riding style according to your preference.
The Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC is a top-of-the-line gravel bike designed specifically for women. Its full-carbon CC frame, wide tire clearance, and hydraulic disc brakes make it a versatile bike that can handle both paved and gravel roads. The bike’s comfortable geometry and ergonomic design, combined with high-quality components such as the Shimano GRX 11-speed group, provide riders with stable and smooth riding, suitable for long-distance riding and gravel races. QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC is a perfect bike for adventurous female riders who want to explore the great outdoors.
These are our tests of the Juliana QUINCY GRX / Carbon CC. According to our tests, it is a good value for money and a well-balanced gravel road bike, and it is designed specifically for female riders. If you happen to need a comfortable riding experience.
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