Santa Cruz Bronson C S

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 SRAM GX 1x11 drivetrain has the goods on the climbs and the descents. Shimano brakes keep the fun under control and thoughtful add-ons, like a Reverb Stealth dropper post, ensure that your love affair with the Bronson is more than skin deep. With RaceFace components and a WTB saddle, you're set to rally.

Features & Info

Geometry chart

Santa Cruz Bronson 2.0 geometry chart

27.5-inch/650B wheels

Pedals sold separately

Specifications

Frame
Santa Cruz Carbon C, 150mm-travel, 148x12mm thru-axle
Fork
Rock Shox Pike RC 150 Solo Air, 150mm-travel
Headset
Cane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
Rear Shock
Choose from drop down menu
Rims/Wheels
Easton AR 27
Hubs
SRAM; Front: MTH 716; Rear: MTH 746
Spokes
DT Swiss Champion
Tires
Maxxis Minion DHR2, tubeless: 27.5x 2.3
Crankset
Raceface Aeffect SL
Chainrings
32T
Chain
SRAM PC1130
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX
Rear Cogs
SRAM XG1150, 11-speed: 10-42
Shifters
SRAM GX
Handlebars
Race Face Chester, 785mm, 35mm clamp
Tape/Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Stem
Raceface Turbine Basic 35mm clamp
Brake Levers
Shimano SLX M675
Brakes
Shimano SLX M675, Shimano RT66 180mm rotors
Saddle
WTB Volt Race
Seat Post
Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm-travel (125mm travel on size small)
Accessories & Extras
Includes Stan's NoTubes sealant for tires