Description of Santa Cruz BRONSON 2.0 CARBON CC 27.5" MTB Frame - 2017 - slate blue & orange
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 27.5" MTB Frame - 2017 - slate blue & orange
Santa Cruz BRONSON 2.0 CARBON CC 27.5" MTB Frame - 2017 - slate blue & orange
Santa Cruz Bikes
for Wheel Size:
Disc brake mount:
Max. tire size:
Recommended front travel:
150 - 160 mm
ZS44/28.6 | EC49/40
Derailleur clamp diameter:
Direct to Frame | Sideswing
200x57 mm shock with 21,8x8 mm bushings
Seat Clamp diameter:
Bottom Bracket type:
12x148 mm Boost thru axle
ISCG-05, internal cable guide for remote dropper posts
Changeable derailleur hanger:
Included in delivery:
frame incl. RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 shock, thru axle and seat clamp