If in doubt, take a Bronson out.
You know what's hard about choosing what model of Santa Cruz suits you? It's having to narrow down what kind of riding you want to do. But what if you don't want to be pinned down by labels? What if you want to just be a mountain biker in the broadest sense of the word? What if you want to choose how you ride rather than what to ride? If this sounds familiar, then try a Bronson.
Our demo crew have a saying, 'If in doubt, take a Bronson out'. The 150mm-travel bike can go deep on any landing and the VPP suspension design makes sure that there's no wasted energy when heading back up for another go.
If you value style at speed or want to have fun feeling fast, then mixed wheels (29" up front, 27.5" out back) show that the spectrum is a loop, not opposite points on a scale. The larger front wheel provides more traction and stability that'll make you feel more confident squaring off the turns and diving for the inside lines. But a 27.5-inch tire in the rear means this bike still loves getting up on the back wheel and into the air.
From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each generation of Bronson rider redefines expectations of what a mountain biker is.
- Size X-Small: 27.5-inch
- Sizes Small – X-Large: 29-inch front / 27.5-inch rear
|Frame||Carbon C MX 150mm Travel VPP|
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+|
|Rims||RaceFace ARC Offset 30 Rims|
|Hubs||Front: Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h
Rear: Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, Microspline, 6 Bolt, 28h
|Tires||Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.5", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR (27.5" tire on size XS)
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano XT 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Crankset||Shimano XT M8120 32t|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t|
|Chain||Shimano XT, 12spd|
|Brakes||Shimano XT 8120|
|Rotors||Shimano XT RT86, Ice Tech, 203mm/180mm|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt|
* Subject to change without notice.