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: Minor signs of shoe rub on chainstay and crankset, paint imperfections on frame.
Drivetrain: Cleaned, tuned and inspected for wear or damage.
Brakes: Cleaned and inspected for damage or excessive wear.
Wheels: Trued wheels and inspected for damage or excessive wear.
Suspension: Suspension cleaned and inspected for damage and wear.
Frame Material Details
FOX Float X Factory EVOL
RockShox Pike RCT3 150 Solo Air
Head Tube Diameter
mixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Cane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
Santa Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp
Race Face Turbine Basic 35mm clamp
Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
SRAM Guide RSC
SRAM X01 1x11
Race Face Turbine
Included w/ crankset, Standard, Threaded
Sram XG1180, 11sp, 10-42
Easton ARC 27
Front DT Swiss 350 100x15, Rear DT Swiss 350 148x12
DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Maxxis Minion DHR2, TR, 27.5x2.3
WTB Silverado Team
Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel (125mm travel on size small)