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  • Santa Cruz Bicycles 2.1 S Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
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Santa Cruz BicyclesBronson
2.1 S Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
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Description

Ready to rally.

The Bronson 2.1 S complete mountain bike is a finely tuned piece of no-nonsense machinery that's ready to take on just about any trail you'd ever hope to ride. Its versatility comes courtesy of 27.5in wheels, a generous 6in of VPP travel, a durable aluminum frame, and a build kit that features SRAM's groundbreaking, range-enhancing GX Eagle drivetrain.

From its inception, the Bronson has been a bike that’s defied convention. And just like its predecessor, the latest Bronson packs a wallop courtesy of its generous but measured suspension travel, as well as its nimble geometry and 27.5in wheels. Equally capable as an enduro racer or an extremely versatile trail bike, there’s very little that the Bronson doesn’t do exceptionally well.

A large part of the formula is, of course, the Bronson’s 6in of VPP suspension. As with all VPP bikes, the Bronson’s counter-rotating links are carefully arranged to resist activation by pedaling forces, all but eliminating unwanted bobbing under power. This being the latest iteration of VPP, it’s tuned to provide more midstroke support than previous generations, giving the rider a better feel for the terrain, and a livelier ride feel. It’s a balance that Santa Cruz has mastered, allowing for the requisite efficiency for all-day rides while still taking advantage of sufficient travel to tackle the hardest trails you could possibly hope to find.

When comparing the Bronson’s geometry to those of some of its noteworthy competitors, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Bronson appears conservative on paper. As is the case with much of Santa Cruz’s lineup, the goal with the Bronson is excellence, not extremity. The 66-degree head angle provides the necessary stability for charging full-bore into enduro race stages, while remaining quick enough to change direction to be forgiving should you find yourself on a poorly-chosen line. At 17in, the chainstays strike a nice balance between being short enough to turn quickly, and long enough to maintain weight on the front wheel, especially when hanging off the back in steep chutes. A bottom bracket height of 13.4 inches is plenty low to remain planted in huge berms and off camber corners, but it’s just high enough to minimize the risk of pedal strikes. While there are other bikes that are longer, slacker, and lower, the Bronson is all about balance, a trait that it has by the truckload. Unlike bikes like the Nomad or the Hightower LT, which are tailored for specific applications, the Bronson delivers just about anywhere you take it.

As befits an overachieving utilitarian steed, this version of the Bronson is built from aluminum, which is both impervious to rust and highly resistant to impact damage. This choice of materials also results in a more modest asking price, which makes it both an enviable starting point for new riders, and an unimpeachable choice for seasoned riders as well.

The value-packed S build begins with a worthy suspension package from FOX: a 36 Performance fork and the Float Performance air shock. This setup offers a supple stroke, on-the-fly adjustments at the flip of a lever, and easy tuning for both suspension gurus and those less experienced. SRAM’s exceptional GX Eagle 12 speed groupset provides the enormous gear range required for grueling climbs, while the Guide R brakes provide modulation and control in the face of unpredictable terrain. The Rockshox Reverb dropper post enables the necessary on-the-fly saddle height adjustment for taking advantage of Eagle's superlative bailout gear on the climbs or the confidence of SRAM's latest stopping system on rowdy descents. The whole package rolls on a hand built wheelset comprising tubeless-ready Race Face AR 27 rims laced to Novatec hubs.

Please note, because the alloy version of the Bronson uses an integrated headset, the headtube measurement is 10 millimeters longer than what's included on the geometry chart, as to match the same headtube measurement as the carbon frame with its external lower cup and internal upper cup installed. Other than this headtube measurement, everything indicated on the geometry chart is accurate.

  • Santa Cruz's all-mountain masterpiece
  • Aggressive geometry is slacker, longer, and lower
  • Aluminum frame for dependable strength at affordable price
  • Responsive VPP suspension with 150mm of plush travel
  • SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with massive gear range
  • FOX 36 Performance fork tracks precisely in rough terrain
  • FOX Float DPS Performance shock with EVOL for better traction
Tech SpecsGeometryWeight
Tech Specs
Frame Material
Aluminum
Suspension
VPP
Rear Shock
FOX Float DPS Performance
Rear Travel
150mm
Fork
FOX 36 Performance
Front Travel
150mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle
Front Derailleur
n/a
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle
ISCG Tabs
ISCG 05
Crankset
32t SRAM GX Eagle
Bottom Bracket
SRAM GXP Team
Cassette
10 - 50t SRAM GX Eagle
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle
Brakeset
SRAM Guide R
Brake Type
hydraulic disc
Rotors
Avid Centerline
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect R 35
Handlebar Rise
20mm
Handlebar Width
780mm
Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on
Stem
Race Face Ride
Saddle
WTB Volt Race
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth
Seat Collar
Santa Cruz
Wheelset
Race Face AR 27
Hubs
Novatech
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR2
Tire Size
27.5 x 2.3in
Pedals
not included
Recommended Use
enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime on frame
Geometry
 
SMLXL
a Seat Tube
15.5in16.5in18.1in19.5in
b Effective Top Tube
22.5in23.4in24.3in25.6in
c Stack
23.1in23.4in23.8in24.2in
d Reach
16in16.7in17.5in18.7in
e Stand Over
28.6in28.8in28.9in29.4in
f Head Tube
3.5in3.9in4.3in4.7in
g Head Tube Angle
66o66o66o66o
h Seat Tube Angle
74o74o74o74o
i Bottom Bracket Height
13.4in13.4in13.4in13.4in
j Bottom Bracket Drop
    
k Chainstay
17in17in17in17in
l Wheelbase
44.9in45.8in46.8in48.1in
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Weight

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Grams

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M
n/a
n/a
L
n/a
n/a
XL
14080g
496.66oz
Does not include pedals.

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