Bronson 2.1 Carbon CC XX1 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 by Santa Cruz Bicycles
As trails evolve and riders continue to progress, tackling more technical terrain at higher speeds, so too have the demands placed on equipment and the need for more capable bikes. One machine that's defined the all-mountain genre as a backcountry brawler since its beginning, one that won't hold you back on the climbs or while pedaling on all-day epics and doesn't back down to a lift access weekend or that post ride shuttle is Santa Cruz's Bronson. So, we were slightly apprehensive when Santa Cruz announced a complete redesign of the Bronson Carbon CC 27. 5 XX1 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike and feared that it would in some way detract from its amazing versatility. After a few rides, our reservations were cast aside and we now know better than to question Santa Cruz's motives. Those new features include clearance for plus-sized tires, longer, slacker geometry, and a lower-link driven shock inspired by its big brother the Nomad. These revisions are a godsend for the modern trail rider and they allow the Bronson and its pilot the ability to attack gnarly singletrack and park lines with more speed and confidence than ever before without sacrificing a lightweight and efficient pedaling rig for new trail network exploration. Glancing over the geo chart reveals a third-gen Bronson that's longer and slacker, pushing it deeper into the gravity end of the riding spectrum. Amazingly, this redesign doesn't alter its all-around versatility, so it's still ideal for the rider that desires the trophy truck plushness of a supple, long-travel rig on rugged trails while still remaining nimble and playful on tamer ones or those with big climbs and more pedaling. Santa Cruz lengthened the reach by approximately 15 millimeters across all sizes for a more confident and comfortable position at higher speeds. Additionally, it trimmed a centimeter from the standover height offering better clearance for smaller riders and the opportunity to run longer travel dropper posts. The head...
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