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-size, 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 Bronson the go-to choice for those seeking a skeleton key to unlock unfamiliar trails.
- Carbon C frame
- Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 160mm fork
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock
- 12-speed Shimano XT drivetrain
- Reserve 30 27.5-inch Carbon rims
- RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Carbon C 27.5/27+ 150mm Travel VPP|
|Fork||Fox 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm, 27.5"|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+|
|Rims/Wheels||Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon|
Front: DT Swiss 350, 15 x 110, 28h
Rear: DT 350, 12 x 148, MicroSpline, 28h
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF II 27.5 x 2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5 x 2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
|Crankset||Shimano XT M8100|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano XT 68/73mm|
|Chain||Shimano XT, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51T|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3|
|Brakes||Shimano XT 8120 w/Shimano XT RT-86, Ice Tech, 203mm/180mm|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth|
* Subject to change without notice.