Santa Cruz Bronson C R

2016
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Description

When we introduced Bronson, it took the market by storm, redefining what people expected from a 150mm 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 20-25mm longer top tube and shorter chainstay length to create an evermore rally-ready geometry than its predecessor.
By using a slightly-less-expensive carbon fiber, we were able to put performance within reach of more riders than ever before, lifting the race pace of World Cup athletes and privateers alike. The stiffness, durability, and strength are identical between the two materials, but the C-level carbon weighs in at about 280 grams more than the top-end, CC carbon.
A Shimano XT/SLX 2x10 drivetrain has the good on the climbs and the descents. With RaceFace components and a WTB saddle you're set to rally.

Features & Info

Geometry chart

27.5-inch/650B wheels

Pedals sold separately

Specifications

Frame
Santa Cruz Carbon C, 150mm travel, 148x12mm thru-axle
Fork
Rockshox Sektor Gold RL 150mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
Headset
Cane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing
Rims/Wheels
WTB STi23 TCS
Hubs
SRAM MTH 716
Spokes
DT Swiss Champion
Tires
Maxxis Minion DHR2
Crankset
Shimano M627-B
Chainrings
22/36
Chain
KMC X10.93, 10sp
Front Derailleur
Shimano M617D, 2x10, Side Swing
Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT M8000 GS
Rear Cogs
Shimano SLX HG81, 10sp, 11-36
Shifters
Shimano SLX M670
Handlebars
Race Face Ride 760mm, 35mm clamp
Tape/Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Stem
Race Face Ride, 35mm clamp
Brake Levers
Shimano Deore M615
Brakes
Shimano Deore M615
Saddle
WTB Volt Race
Seat Post
Race Face Ride 31.6x400mm
Accessories & Extras
Inclues Stan's NoTubes sealant for tires