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.
- 150mm VPP Travel: The 150mm-travel bike has enough travel to 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.
- Mix of Both Worlds: The mixed wheel configuration of a 29-inch wheel up front provides traction and stability, while the 27.5" rear wheel allows for quick back wheel steering and lifting.
- Geo to Match: The Bronson's chainstay length is matched to frame size so every rider, no matter their height, gets the same balanced geometry and bike fit.
- Coil or air: The Bronson frame fits all sizes and types of rear shocks.
- Many to last many Lifetimes: The legendary Santa Cruz fit, finish and quality construction put this into a league of it's own. The frame, bearings and optional Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty and any service is easy to do with our Rider Support pledge.
- Tough Carbon Frame: Why scrap a frame when a simple bearing service can make one last a lifetime? That's our stance on sustainability at least, and it's why our carbon fiber doesn’t just mean lighter, it means tough as hell, lifetime warranty and crash replacement support.
- Details Matter: The details are completed by a neat mud flap to protect the rear shock plus tidy cable routing within the frame and swingarm, and rubberized DT protectors to shrug off strikes.
|Frame||Carbon C MX 150mm Travel VPP™|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+|
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Cassette||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t|
|Chain||Shimano XT, 12spd|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano XT 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5, 3C, Maxx- Grip, EXO, TR (27.5” tire on size XS)|
|Front Hub||Industry Nine 1/1 or DT Swiss 350, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h|
|Rims||Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 Carbon Rims|
|Rear Hub||Industry Nine 1/1 or DT Swiss 350, 148x12, Microspline, 6 Bolt, 28h|
|Rotors||Shimano XT RT86, Ice Tech, 203mm/180mm|
|Brakes||Shimano XT 8120|
|Crankset||Shimano XT M8120 32t|
|Handlebar||Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6|
|Grips||Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar|