Santa Cruz Bronson C R

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Bronson C R

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2016 Santa Cruz Bronson C R

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 and Information

Specification Description
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

* Subject to change without notice.


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Option Manufacturer's Part Number
Kalimotxo/Yellow / Small 58-16113-016-2-535-580901
Kalimotxo/Yellow / Medium 58-16113-016-3-535-580901
Kalimotxo/Yellow / Large 58-16113-016-4-535-580901
Kalimotxo/Yellow / X-Large 58-16113-016-5-535-580901
Matte Carbon/Grey / Small 58-16113-016-2-536-580901
Matte Carbon/Grey / Medium 58-16113-016-3-536-580901
Matte Carbon/Grey / Large 58-16113-016-4-536-580901
Matte Carbon/Grey / X-Large 58-16113-016-5-536-580901
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