Santa Cruz 2017 Bronson2-CC XO1 Eagle-AM Pike RCT3
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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.
This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
|Fork||Rock Shox Pike RCT3 150 Solo Air|
|Rear Shock||Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3|
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 350 110x15 Torque Cap|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 350 148x12|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted|
|Rims||Race Face ARC 27|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40|
|Inner Tubes||Stans Sealant|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR; 27.5x2.3|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR; 27.5x2.|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Carbon|
|Bottom Bracket||Included w/ crankset|
|Shift Levers||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Chainring Size||32 Tooth|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1295; 10-50t|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle Powerlock|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RSC|
|Brake Rotors||Avid Centerline; 180mm|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp|
|Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on|
|Stem||Raceface Turbine Basic 35mm clamp|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|
|Seatpost||Rockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M-L), 170mm (XL)|