Santa Cruz Bronson

Overview

Living up to the hype

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

Sizing

SM 5'0"-5'5" | MD 5'5"-5'10" | LG 5'10"-6'1" | XL 6'1"-6'6"


Rider Feedback


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.