Bronson 2.1 Carbon CC X01 Eagle Reserve Mountain Bike - 2018 by Santa Cruz Bicycles
The Bronson Carbon CC X01 Eagle Reserve complete mountain bike represents one of Santa Cruz's most beloved trail bikes at the top of its game. With 27. 5-inch wheels, a generous 6in of VPP travel, and a build kit that's equal parts lightweight and hard-hitting, this is a machine with very few limitations and an endless appetite for challenging trails. From its inception, the Bronson has been a bike that's defied convention. And just like its predecessor, the latest Bronson packs a wallop courtesy of its generous but measured suspension travel, as well as its nimble geometry and 27. 5-inch wheels. Equally capable as an enduro racer or an extremely versatile trail bike, there's very little that the Bronson doesn't do exceptionally well. A large part of the formula is, of course, the Bronson's 6in of VPP suspension. As with all VPP bikes, the Bronson's counter-rotating links are carefully arranged to resist activation by pedaling forces, all but eliminating unwanted bobbing under power. This being the latest iteration of VPP, it's tuned to provide more midstroke support than previous generations of the VPP platform, giving the rider a better feel for the terrain, and a livelier ride feel. It's a balance that Santa Cruz has mastered, allowing for the requisite efficiency for all-day rides, while still taking advantage of sufficient travel to tackle the hardest trails you could possibly hope to find. When comparing the Bronson's geometry to those of some of its noteworthy competitors, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Bronson appears conservative on paper. As is the case with much of Santa Cruz's lineup, the goal with the Bronson is excellence, not extremity. The 66-degree head angle provides the necessary stability for charging full-bore into enduro race stages, while remaining quick enough to change direction to be forgiving should you mistakenly find yourself on a poorly-chosen line. At 17 inches, the chainstays strike a nice balance between being s...
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