Santa Cruz 16 Bronson CC 2.0 27.5 Frame - Carbon Grey


redefining what people expected from a 150mm trail bike.åÊEqually 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 VPPå¨ linkåÊarrangement.åÊåÊThe lower link tucks neatlyåÊabove the bottom bracket, fully-recessed and protected fromåÊimpacts.åÊåÊMeanwhile the box-section upper link now mountsåÊcleanly to the top-tube and enhances lateral stiffness as a result.åÊShock rate‰۪s beenåÊrefined in the process too, deliveringåÊgreater small bump sensitivity and a more progressive mid-stroke.

Geometry has also evolved subtly to meet demand from riders foråÊa bike of this ilk.åÊåÊThe seat tubeåÊangle‰۪s been steepened, placing the rider right above the cranks andåÊperfectly inåÊposition to lay down the power. Meanwhile a one-degree slacker 66 degree headåÊtube angle combines with a 20-25mm longer top tube and shorter chainstayåÊlengthåÊto 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 offåÊmore than half a pound from the frame.

  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • Full carbon frame and swingarm
  • 150mm (6") VPP‰ã¢ suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility