With the recent popularization of one by setups, we can't help but feel that the drivetrain has been revolutionized for the better. By updating its classic all mountain frame, Santa Cruz makes sure that the all new Bronson 2. 0 Carbon CC X01 Complete Mountain Bike has a revolutionary geometry to match. The tweaks to go from the Bronson to the Bronson 2. 0 include a longer, lower, slacker chassis and a more aggressive pedaling platform for a bike that rides harder, cleans bigger lines, and throws even more power into the trail when you're not content to let gravity do the work for you. Paired with SRAM's most popular one by shifting, the Bronson 2. 0 represents the future of all mountain tech. 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 is complemented with a corresponding increase in top tube length, expanded dropper range, a lower bottom bracket, and a raised and hidden lower link a combination that allows for short stemmed, strike free, point and click confidence while traversing lines that would cause even the previous Bronson to hesitate. 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 produced by the improved pedaling position and shorter chainstays aren't lost to wheel flex. Despite its slacker head tube and longer geometry, the back end changes help the Bronson 2. 0 pop over rocky cruxes and maintain diesel speed across hardpack. The Virtual Pivot Point 3 VPP3 suspension system represents the latest update to Santa Cruz's classic VPP. Where the old suspe...