Description of Santa Cruz BRONSON 2.0 AL 27.5" MTB Frame - 2017 - matte black & slate blue
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 aluminium version of the Bronson includes all the features you'll find on their C and CC-level carbon frames, but in an attractive, strong, aluminum package.
Fact Sheet of Santa Cruz BRONSON 2.0 AL 27.5" MTB Frame - 2017 - matte black & slate blue
Santa Cruz BRONSON 2.0 AL 27.5" MTB Frame - 2017 - matte black & slate blue