Santa Cruz Bronson CC XT AM

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Santa Cruz Bronson CC XT AM

5,040.00 6,300.00

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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.  

Frame MaterialCarbon CC

ForkRock Shox Pike RCT3 150 Solo Air

ShockRock Shox Monarch Plus RC3


Front DérailleurShimano XT M8020 Side Swing

Rear DérailleurShimano XT M8000 GS

ShiftersShimano XT M8000 SL

Chainring Size24/34 tooth

CranksetRace Face Turbine SL

Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset

CassetteShimano XT M8000, 11-40t

ChainShimano SLX M7000

BrakesShimano XT M8000

Brake RotorsShimano RT86 Ice Tech; 180mm

HeadsetCane Creek 40

BarsSanta Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp

StemRaceface Turbine Basic 35mm clamp

GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on

Front HubDT Swiss 350 110x15 Torque CapDT Swiss 350 110x15 Torque Cap

Rear HubDT Swiss 350 148x12DT Swiss 350 148x12

RimsRace Face ARC 27m60/40 ENVE Rims with custom color options

SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted

Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF EXO TR; 27.5x2.3

Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR2 TR; 27.5x2.3

TubesStans Sealant

Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M-L), 170mm (XL)

SaddleWTB Silverado Team

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