Description of Santa Cruz BRONSON 2.0 CARBON CC X01-AM Mountainbike 2016 - matte carbon & grey
When Santa Cruz introduced Bronson, it took the market by storm, redefining what people expected from a 150 mm trail bike. Equally at home in the Trans-Provence as it was on The Ridge, updating and improving it was going to be no small feat.
The most visible upgrade is the completely new VPP® link arrangement. The lower link tucks neatly above the bottom bracket, fully-recessed and protected from impacts. Meanwhile the box-section upper link now mounts cleanly to the top-tube and enhances lateral stiffness as a result. Shock rate's been refined in the process too, delivering greater small bump sensitivity and a more progressive mid-stroke.
Geometry has also evolved subtly to meet demand from riders for a bike of this ilk. The seat tube angle's been steepened, placing the rider right above the cranks and perfectly in position to lay down the power. Meanwhile a one-degree slacker 66 degree head tube angle combines with a 20-25 mm longer top tube and shorter chainstay length to create an evermore rally-ready geometry than its predecessor.
This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed Santa Cruz to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
Fact Sheet of Santa Cruz BRONSON 2.0 CARBON CC X01-AM Mountainbike 2016 - matte carbon & grey
Santa Cruz BRONSON 2.0 CARBON CC X01-AM Mountainbike 2016 - matte carbon & grey
Santa Cruz Bikes
approx. 12,60 Kilogram (manufacturer information)
Bronson 2.0 Carbon CC 27.5"
FOX Float X Factory EVOL
Cane Creek 40
RockShox Pike RCT3 150 Solo Air
Raceface Turbine Basic | 35 mm clamp
Santa Cruz Carbon Bar | 800 mm width, 35 mm clamp, 20 mm rise, 9° backsweep, 235 g weight
Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
WTB Silverado Team
Rockshox Reverb Stealth | 150 mm travel (125 mm travel on size small)
Race Face Turbine | 32T
SRAM XG-1180 | 11-speed, 10-42
SRAM Guide RSC | with Centerline rotors | 180/180 mm
Standard: Easton ARC 27 or ENVE: MSeries 60/40 (selectable decal colour (orange/white/neonyellow/blue/mint) during the ordering process)
Standard: DT Swiss 350 Boost 15x110 mm / 12x148 mm or ENVE: Industry Nine Torch Boost 15x110 mm / 12x148 mm