The geometry tweaks Santa Cruz wrestled into the Bronson 2. 0 Carbon S Complete Mountain Bike have only been rideable by the general public for a matter of weeks, now, but they've already had an impact on the industry meta conversation. We aren't immune, either. With the addition of a Boost 148 rear axle, slacker head tube, longer chassis, and more power oriented seat tube tilt, the already impressive Bronson assumes the epic scope of Orff's Carmina Burana. When that impressive frame is loaded out with SRAM's one by shifting and Shimano's under rated SLX brakes, the all mountain dominance only starts to sound better and better. Of the body of geometry tweaks, the most impressive alteration may be the head tube, which slacks out by an extra tick on the protractor to drop from 67 to 66 degrees. This change is complemented with a corresponding increase in top tube length, a lower bottom bracket, and a raised lower link a combination that allows for short stemmed, point and click confidence while traversing lines and dropping steps that would cause even the previous Bronson to hesitate. Conversely, the Bronson 2. 0's seat tube gets steeper by almost a full degree in order to better position the engine read: your hips up over the Race Face 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 further stiffened 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 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 suspension curve described a deep U, VPP3's curve resembles a flattened check mark, with le...