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.
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.
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.
By using a
slightly-less-expensive carbon fiber, we were able to put performance
within reach of more riders than ever before, lifting the race pace of
World Cup athletes and privateers alike. The stiffness, durability, and
strength are identical between the two materials, but the C-level carbon
weighs in at about 280 grams more than the top-end, CC carbon.