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.
|Fork||FOX 36 F150 Performance|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS Headset|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face AR 27 27.5 32h|
|Spokes||DT Competition (28)|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.3 DHF 3c EXO TR; Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5x2.3 EXO TR|
|Crankset||SRAM GX Eagle 32T|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Ride Stem|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6|
|Weight||13.19kg / 29.07lbs|
* Subject to change without notice.