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Santa Cruz 2016 Bronson 2 CC  (stock image used, photo/s of actual bike to follow)

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  • Santa Cruz 2016 Bronson 2 CC XT 1X AM Fox 36 - Ex Demo
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Santa Cruz 2016 Bronson 2 CC XT 1X AM Fox 36 - Ex Demo

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RRP £5,149.00

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Quick Overview

The Bronson 2 is one of the best all-round full suspension bikes available! Santa Cruz took the successful original Bronson and re-worked the geometry to be longer and slacker, they’ve added Boost hub spacing and improved the popular VPP link arrangement.

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When Santa Cruz introduced the 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 ever more 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 fibre. Using this material in key places allowed Santa Cruz to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.


'When it comes to finding the ideal balance between geometry and the amount of suspension travel, the designers at Santa Cruz have hit the sweet spot with the Bronson' - Pinkbike. 


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This is an Ex-Demo bike and shows signs of use. It has been serviced and will be ready to ride with no servicing or parts required. Please see details for full specification. Image used for illustration only, more images of actual bike will follow. Please call or e-mail for more information.


Frame Features

  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Full carbon frame and swingarm
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
Build Kit Features
  • Shimano XT 1x drivetrain
  • Fox 36 Float 160mm RC2 fork
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost
  • Shimano XT brakes
  • Hope Tech Enduro wheels

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Additional Information

Model Number SCBRN2BLK
Brands Santa Cruz
Gender Mens
Age Adult
Model Year 2016
Colour Black/Grey
Frame Full carbon frame and swingarm, 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension, 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
Fork Fox 36 Float 160 RC2 Kashima
Rear Shock Fox Float X Factory EVOL
Shifters Shimano XT M8000 SL (right hand only)
Derailleur (Rear) Shimano XT M8000 GS RD
Brakes Shimano XT M8000
Crankset Shimano XT M8000 32T w/BB 165,,
Cassette Shimano XT M8000 CS 11-42
Chain Shimano HG70011
Hub Front Hope Pro2 Evo
Hub Rear Hope Pro2 Evo 148x12 BOOST
Rims Hope Tech Enduro
Handlebar Renthal Fatbar Lite 20mm rise, cut to 720mm wide
Stem Renthal Apex 35mm reach
Headset Hope 2F tapered
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seatpost Rockshox Reverb Stealth
Pedal None incl.
Wheel Size 27.5inch
Number of Gears 11
Ready to ride
Every bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. More details can be found here.
Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals, rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
This process has a lead time of around 1-2 working days
Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible.
Making sure you are home
Once fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
Taking Delivery
Any mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
First Check-Over
After a few weeks of riding (depending on riding style and conditions), a new bike will need a check-over to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic. It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of the bicycle.
We can carry out the first check-over free of charge, at our Newcastle store (NE16JE). If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to get the bicycle to and from our store for this work to be carried out. This complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories.
All bikes must be booked in for the first service & must be clean or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable. You can book this by calling 0191 261 4191. Proof of purchase will need to be presented when the bicycle is dropped off for the first check-over.
Bike Servicing
Bicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.

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