Santa Cruz Bronson
The Bronson is a legend, and for good reason. Bronson helped to define a new era of full-suspension mountain bikes. 150mm of travel front and rear, with a ridiculously stable 66 degree head angle, and 432mm chainstays, Bronson keeps the rubber side down, and the frown upside-down.
- 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
- 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
- 27.5" wheels
- Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
- Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
- Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
- Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
- Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
- Full carbon frame and swingarm
- ISCG05 tabs (carbon frames only)
- Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
- Sizes: S, M, L, XL
- Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
- Threaded Bottom Bracket
|SM||5’0” - 5’5”|
|MD||5’5" - 5’10"|
|LG||5’10" - 6’1"|
|XL||6’1" - 6'6"|
Capable enough for rugged high-country rides, and bike park days, but frisky enough for a sunset rally in the front range. Stout, stable and predictable without having a dull character. It never feels out of place or overwhelmed. Bronson is a confident bike with just enough playfulness to keep you searching for those creative lines. Rider feedback on the uphill? Riders are generally surprised by the pleasantness of how the Bronson climbs. The VPP settles nicely into it’s travel but doesn't feel wallowy or uncontrolled. Traction is excellent on rough climbs, but just be aware that the bottom bracket height is a little bit lower than some bikes. Pedal strikes maybe common first, but some minor adjustments of your pedal stroke can easily eliminate this. (high-engagement hubs are extremely helpful) The benefits of the low BB on the downhill and while cornering are well worth any drawbacks when pedaling through the rough stuff.
The 2018 Santa Cruz Bronson CC, in gloss olive and black - Spotted out in the wild at Liar o' the Bear.
This is a lightweight, capable steed ready to take on just about any trail. Built around 27.5 inch wheels and 150 mm of the VPP suspension.
This particular Bronson is the flagship SRAM XX1 build with reserve 30 carbon fiber wheels.
Gold coated Fox factory Kashima stanchions are a sign of the highest quality suspension.
Santa Cruz prints their own decals in-house, to make sure colors are a perfect match.
The new DPX2 rear shock Provide consistent damping and much easier setup than its predecessor.
All XX1 Reserve bikes include Industry Nine hubs for lightweight, smooth rolling, made-in-the-USA-quality and lightning-fast engagement.
The 27mm internal width on the Reserve rim it makes a perfect bed for the minion DHF front tire.
The Maxis DHF is definitely the number one tire for Colorado's front range.
Simple, but brilliant cable routing makes your life easy and keep things looking clean.
Santa Cruz is 800 mm wide carbon fiber handlebar Is clamped in place by the 35mm Raceface Turbine R alloy stem. Beautiful.
SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes provide excellent stopping power and all sorts of adjustability.
Four-piston calipers and 180mm rotors are a necessity on a beast like this.
Take it all the way to the top of the mountain with a 30t chainring and the 50 tooth rear cog.
This 12 speed drivetrain simply has no competition. XX1 Is nearly flawless in every way.
Plenty of room in a nice clean cockpit, all it needs now is a bell!
The Reserve 30 carbon rims come with Santa Cruz's lifetime warranty. These things are tough!
The Minion DHR rails turns and rips in every direction - even while stopping.
The Rockshox Reverb dropper seat post is a reliable and smooth operating unit. Golden bike shop is capable of servicing 100% of the parts in this post in-house.
The new 1x lever upgrade is a huge bonus. Better ergonomics, and super reliable.
Santa Cruz has refined the popular VPP suspension better than anyone else out there. It's stiff, silent, and trouble-free.
Oh yeah, did we mention a lifetime bearing replacement for the original owner on all Santa Cruz bikes? External bottom bracket cups will keep you on the trail and out of the bike shop.
The flagship model comes with Cane Creek 110 series headset - Just in case you were wondering.