Mikell Bovawrote a review of Santa Cruz Bicycles Bronson Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame on October 4, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Bronson is an absolute beast. I immediately noticed how smooth it made bumpy descents. The bike ate up washboard and braking bumps like they weren't even there. This bike was designed for the down, so its no surprise that it feels a little sluggish on the up. That said, I did some big climbs on this bike and it seem to handle them well and not take to much out of me. I did find that the bike bops a little even with the rear shock locked out as you climb which means you are losing efficiency. But the reward at the top of a climb on this bike is well worth it as this bike is flat out FUN when it rolls down hill. The 27.5 wheels are playful and corner easily. The SRAM X01 drivetrain provides super fast smooth shifting.
For sizing: I'm 6'2", 33" inseam and was happy to be riding a XL.