Santa Cruz's most notorious thriller, the Bronson, is ready for action no matter what role it's cast into. The Bronson has the biggest personality in our range. From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each new generation redefines expectations of what a 150mm bike can do.
The new lower-link mounted shock configuration opens up greater possibilities for maximum bump performance, a supportive mid-stroke, and a barely detectable bottom out. It’s like our most capable all-around bike just had a set of afterburners bolted on.
With 150mm of VPP travel on 27.5-inch wheels, the Bronson continually rides the sharp edge between agility and stability. Ideal for negotiating tech-gnar one moment and fast flowing terrain the next, the 160mm fork travel and 65-degree head angle ensure handling remains refined. Meanwhile, the redesigned, one-piece swingarm keeps the rear wheel tracking on point however twisted you get.
There’s plenty of room to run up to 2.8-inch tires on plus rims. We offer build kit options for “regular” 27.5 and Plus using 2.6 tires. It feels like the sorta big is the sweet spot between the Velcro-like traction of plus tires and the traditional feel of a supportive casing on standard-width tires.
Its versatility makes it the go-to choice for those seeking a skeleton key bike to unlock unfamiliar trails with ease.
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Performance Elite|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Air RCT|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 10-50 tooth, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Bottom Bracket||73mm threaded|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC|
|Brake Rotors||Avid Centerline 200mm front 180mm rear|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Bars||SCB AM Carbon|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R, 50mm length|
|Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 350, 15mm x 110mm|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 350, XD driver, 12mm x 148mm|
|Rims||Santa Cruz Reserve 30|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition|
|Front Tire||Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, 2.5" 3C EXO TR|
|Rear Tire||Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II, 2.4" EXO TR|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth|