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The second iteration of the Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon bike is nothing but outstanding, and still the reference for all-mountain riding and racing, and one of Santa Cruz Bikes most versatile and popular models ever. The most visible upgrade is the completely new VPP link arrangement, with the lower link tucked neatly above the bottom bracket, fully-recessed and protected from impacts. The box-section upper link now mounts cleanly to the top tube and enhances lateral stiffness, while the shock rate has been refined to deliver greater small bump sensitivity and a more progressive mid-stroke. The seat tube angle has been steepened, placing the rider right above the cranks and perfectly in position to lay down the power, and a slacker 66 degree head tube angle combines with a 20-25mm longer top tube and shorter chainstay length to create a rally-ready geometry. The Bronson uses a one-piece, continuous carbon fiber lay-up, which allows interlocking fibers to wrap between tubes and removes any excess material from the frame, producing lightweight performance. Santa Cruz put a lot of emphasis on the performance and ride characteristics of their VPP suspension design, with adjustability of shock rates for individual designs, superb pedaling and bump smoothing characteristics. The new frame has all the trimmings demanded today: new Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors, ISCG-05 carbon tabs, dropper seatpost internal cable routing and a 73mm threaded BB for creak-free riding. Welcome to the Santa Cruz Bronson, a new perspective on what a 6-inch travel bike can conquer. Lifetime Frame Warranty. Shock pump is sold separately.

Frame: Carbon C chassis, tapered head tube, forged upper link.
Rear Shock: Fox Float Performance DPS, 150mm
Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance, 150mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
Wheels: Race Face AR 27 rims laced to Novatec D641 110x15mm front hub and Novatec D642 148x12mm rear hub with DT 14/15 gauge spokes, alloy nipples
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO 27.5x2.3, Tubeless Ready
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR2 EXO 27.5x2.3, Tubeless Ready
Cassette: SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50t, 12-speed
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle, 32t
Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle
Brakes: SRAM Guide R with Avid Centerline 180mm Rotors
Handlebars: Race Face Aeffect R 780mm, 35mm clamp
Stem: Race Face Ride
Saddle: WTB Volt Race
Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth Dropper
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on