Santa Cruz Bronson CC X01 Kit (2016) [CLOSEOUT]
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When Santa Cruz 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 their 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 Santa Cruz to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
- Rock Shox Pike RCT3 150 Solo Air Fork
- SRAM X01 Derailleur
- SRAM Guide RSC Brakes
- Raceface Turbine, 32t Cranks
|Frame Material||Carbon CC|
|Fork||Rock Shox Pike RCT3 150 Solo Air|
|Shock||Fox Float X Factory EVOL|
|Rear Dérailleur||SRAM X01|
|Shifters||Sram X01 1x11|
|Crankset||Raceface Turbine, 32t|
|Bottom Bracket||Included w/ crankset|
|Cassette||Sram XG1180, 11sp, 10-42|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RSC|
|Brake Rotors||Avid Centerline; 180mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing|
|Bars||Santa Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp|
|Stem||Raceface Turbine Basic 35mm clamp|
|Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on|
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 350 110x15||Industry Nine Torch 110x15|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 350 148x12||Industry Nine Torch 148x12|
|Rims||Easton ARC 27||m60/40 ENVE Rims with custom color options|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR2, TR, 3c, 27.5x2.3|
|Seat Post||Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel (125mm travel on size small)|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|