Bronson Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame by Santa Cruz Bicycles
Beefy gravity bikes are fun -- that is until we've got to pedal them up tedious fire roads to earn the descents, and while we'll argue they've gotten much more pedal-friendly than in years past, it's hard to compete with the versatility of Santa Cruz's all-mountain bruiser -- the Bronson Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame. With its head held high, the Bronson struts its stuff walking the coveted line between the big-hitting Nomad and the playful trail 5010, offering a bit more travel than its trail compadre, and pedalability that blows past the Nomad when its time to earn it. Ask any rider who's thrown a leg over a Bronson and pedaled it on the trail and you'll get almost universal praise on how versatile the bike is, pedaling efficiently on epic backwoods rides while still capable on enduro race courses and even handling bike park laps. This third-generation of Bronson takes hits the trail with geometry tweaks that follow the longer-slacker trends, but beyond the numbers, it also receives a lower-link driven shock, inspired by the latest gen Nomad, that's sure to keep this bike at the top of the trail heap and further solidify its aggressive, all-mountain status. A quick glance at the geo chart on this third-gen Bronson reveals longer and slacker numbers that will help keep the bike more composed as it's put through its paces on rougher and steeper terrain. It's not enough to detract from its all-around versatility, so it's still a great option for riders that desire a plush, slack, long-travel bike that won't be a handful on days with big climbing, and you'll be glad you're on one when the trail points down. Santa Cruz lengthened the reach by approximately 15mm across the board for more confidence at higher speeds and better rider balance between the wheels, along with a centimeter lower standover height for a better fit with shorter riders and the ability to run longer dropper posts. The head tube angle kicks back from the previous generation's slack 66 degrees to a..
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