Santa Cruz Bronson
The Santa Cruz Bronson is one of the most revolutionary and recognizable mountain bikes out there. It set the standard for fun and performance in the full-suspension 27.5 category, and it stands to reason that the third generation would build on the impressive Bronson legacy, while seamlessly taking it to the next level. One ride on the new Bronson is all it takes to feel the subtle evolution and noticeable performance gains built into the new platform. More, better everything. From the bottom of the mountain to the top and back down, this bike never feels out of its element.
- 150mm (5.9") VPP™ suspension
- 160mm Fox 36 Suspension fork
- 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
- 15mm x 110mm thru-axle fork
- 27.5" wheels - (fits up to 2.8” tires)*
- 30mm or 37mm internal rim width options from the factory
- 2.4”/2.5” or 2.6” tire options from the factory
- 65.4° Headtube - 75.3° Seattube - 430mm Chainstays
- C and CC Series frame options use Mid and High modulus Carbon fiber respectively
- Internal routing of derailleur and seat post and brake lines
- ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
- Sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL
- Threaded Bottom Bracket
- Lifetime Warranty
- Lifetime bearing replacement
- Complete bikes start at $3,499 with Alloy frame option
|XS||4’8” - 5'1”|
|SM||5’1” - 5'5”|
|MD||5’5" - 5'9"|
|LG||5’9" - 6’1"|
|XL||6’1" - 6'5"|
The third generation Bronson will absolutely blow your mind.
More than just a facelift - the 3.0 generation is a total redesign from the ground up.
Maintaining everything we loved from the previous model, the new Bronson brings a heap of bonus features, and thoughtful improvements.
A burly trail bike that climbs like a devil - with near DH level descending prowess. Yes please!
This bike is so good, it's hard to wish for anything more.
for '19, the Bronson gets a boost in front travel, from 150mm to 160mm.
Rear travel remains at 150mm - but with massively improved VPP kinematics.
Rear suspension small bump compliance is the first noticeable performance improvement - followed by the smooth linear stroke depper in the travel.
Frame features galore - as if the CC carbon frame weren't already tough enough, SC added downtube protection for rough shuttle tracks.
Paint colors and finishes are absolutely gorgeous.
Everything about the Bronson's new geometry is refined to perfection - and the bike maintains an athletic posture.
Cable routing has been strong on previous generations, but the '19 model takes it one step further.
As if the 2.5" DHF on a 30mm rim weren't confidence-inspiring enough - SC gives the option of a 2.6" on 35mm rim from the factory.
Fortunately, the Bronson isn't limited to the elite - Alloy framed versions and C carbon frames keep the price well within reach.
Integrated frame protection keeps high-risk areas protected.
A true all-mountain machine.
Matte primer gray is the 2nd frame color option for 2019.
Borrowing designs from the V10 and Nomad, a lower shock position produces various benefits.
The Rockshox Super Deluxe is an amazing shock - Compression lockout is standard on CC bikes
One BIG improvement is the addition of SRAM Code RSC brakes with 180/200 centerline rotors. They'll stop.
This CC X01 Reserve bike utilizes the new GRIP 2 damper for increased tunability.
Links are CNC Alloy, with stout pivot bearings, and a lifetime bearing replacement warranty to the original owner.
A 32t chainring gives just the right range for most riders when paired with the 12 speed Eagle drive kit.
Previously Nomad territory - the 30mm version of the venerable Reserve wheel now finds a home on the Bronson as well.
More protection for those less-than-ideal line choices.
Room for improvement? See for yourself. Call or stop by the shop to setup a demo.
High-speed or low-speed, Bronson don't care. It's composed and lively at all velocities.
Planted traction, and smooth, predictable cornering. It's a frisky bike but not too wild.
The Bronson will take you anywhere you've wanted to go.
Rides well with friends