The second iteration of the Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon CC is nothing but outstanding and still sets the bar for all-mountain riding and racing.

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.

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.

  • Boost 148mm rear axle spacing
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors
  • Internal cable routing for dropper seat post
  • 73mm threaded BB for creak-free riding