If you've spent time pedaling on any trail system in the past few years, chances are good you've seen your fair share of Santa Cruz Bronsons out there. The Bronson is everywhere, and it largely owes its omnipresence to its geometry, which is slack and long but shows flashes of a trail bike's nimble responsiveness when the situation demands. With 2016's all new Bronson 2. 0 Carbon CC Float X Mountain Bike Frame, Santa Cruz took that all mountain geometry and pushed it even further in both directions. The Bronson 2. 0 is slacker, longer, and lower to stick lines across everything from rock gardens to steps. It's also got a steeper seat tube and a more aggressive, dexterous rear end, which translate to deft maneuvering and spirited trail manners. In short, the Bronson 2. 0 is an even more all mountain version of what many already consider the all mountain standard. While the list of changes is long, the headline is definitely the head tube, which slacks out by an extra tick on the protractor compared to the previous Bronson, dropping from 67 to 66 degrees. This change helps to bridge the gap between Bronson and Nomad, and it's complemented with a corresponding increase in top tube length, increased dropper range up to 150mm of travel, and a lower bottom bracket a combination that allows for short stemmed, point and click confidence while traversing lines that would cause even the previous Bronson to hesitate. The Bronson 2. 0's lines are bigger, its steps are droppier, and it effectively erases the rooty terrain that trail and XC bikes have to pick through with delicate care. The Bronson 2. 0's seat tube is steeper by almost a full degree in order to position the engine read: your hips up over the cranks. The revised geometry keeps you on top of the pedal stroke and relocated links allow for a shorter chainstay, which makes for more power transferring efficiency. The back end is finished with the new 12 x 148mm axle standard, ensuring that the extra watts pr...