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Santa Cruz BicyclesBronsonBronson Carbon R Mountain Bike

Santa Cruz BicyclesBronsonBronson Carbon R Mountain Bike

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Why We Like The Bronson Carbon R Mountain Bike

When we’re unsure of our trail regimen for the day, we reach for the new Santa Cruz Bronson to get us through the big climbs and unfamiliar descents that wait for us up on the mountain. This 150mm travel trail bike features stable geometry and a 29in front wheel that helps us plow through bomb holes and stay upright over drops, while the 27.5in wheel out back allows for quick cornering and precise split-second moves. Having the best of both worlds sounds pretty good to us, especially knowing it comes with the legendary refinement and rugged reliability that Santa Cruz frames are known for.


The fourth-generation Bronson has a frame that’s purpose-built to work around a 27.5in and 29in wheel combo, offering a better ride than scrappy mullet conversions that can have undesirable effects on the bike’s geometry and handling. The revised wheels bring the mixed wheel size game into the park and enduro lineup, giving riders a bike that's nimble in the corners but rolls over the chunder all day long. The bike maintains the same 150mm of VPP rear travel as the previous generation, but the suspension has lower anti-squat values to help enhance the bike’s traction and overall smoothness.


This Bronson also sees longer and slacker geometry, but Santa Cruz didn’t go too crazy with it and the bike still has that agility that riders loved about the previous model. Our favorite change is the chainstay length that varies per size, ensuring every size of rider gets the same balanced geometry and fit. The reach and wheelbase are longer and the head tube is slacker, providing more stability during high-speed sections and technical descents. Santa Cruz knows that pedaling prowess matters, so they incorporated a steeper 77.1-degree seat tube angle on a size medium to balance the long and slack geo. Combined with the efficient VPP platform, the bike tackles tough climbs with ease. The geometry is also adjustable via a flip-chip in the linkage, allowing you to tune the handling to suit the trail at hand.


Lucky for all of us, one thing that hasn't changed is Santa Cruz's carbon frames, which is a good thing if you're after the legendary strength and unwavering stiffness of their renowned carbon layups. This particular Bronson benefits from the Carbon C layup, which uses a bit more material than CC frames but still accelerates quickly and offers unflappable poise when pummeling through rough terrain. It's backed by Santa Cruz's excellent lifetime warranty, so you'll have extra peace of mind while riding particularly fast on your favorite stretch of trail and shuttling downhill laps on the mountain pass.


*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.


Details

  • Mixed-wheel trail bike for park rats and big mountain pedalers
  • 29er up front rolls over obstacles with ease
  • 27.5 rear wheel preserves the bike's playful handling
  • 150mm of VPP rear travel paired with a 160mm RockShox Lyrik Select fork
  • Updated suspension kinematics for greater traction
  • Slack head-angle and steep seat-angle for better pedaling & descending
  • Included flip-chip for tunable geometry changes
  • Carbon C frame offers excellent stiffness and durability
  • Item #SNZK1DL

Tech Specs

Frame Material
Carbon C
Suspension
VPP
Rear Shock
FOX Float X Performance
Rear Travel
150mm
Fork
RockShox Lyrik Select
Front Travel
160mm
Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS
Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05
Crankset
SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB
Chainring Sizes
32t
Crank Arm Length
[x-small] 165mm, [small, medium, large, x-large] 170mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB
Cassette
SRAM PG1230 NX Eagle
Cassette Range
11 - 50t
Chain
SRAM NX Eagle
Brakeset
SRAM G2 R
Brake Type
4-piston hydraulic
Rotors
200mm Avid Centerline
Handlebar
Burgtec Alloy
Handlebar Width
800mm
Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3
Stem Length
[x-small] 42mm, [small, medium, large, x-large] 50mm
Saddle
WTB Silverado Race Saddle
Seatpost
SDG Tellis Dropper
Seatpost Length
[x-small] 100mm, [small] 125mm, [medium] 150mm, [large, x-large] 170mm
Wheelset
[rims] RaceFace AR Offset 30
Hubs
[front] SRAM MTH 716, Torque Cap, 32h, [rear] SRAM MTH 746, 32h
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tire Clearance
27.5 x 2.6in
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxGRIP EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C EXO TR
Tire Size
[front] 29 x 2.5in, [rear] 27.5 x 2.4in
Pedals
not included
Extras
downtube protector, chainstay protector, shock fender, shuttle guard
Claimed Weight
32.89lb
Activity
trail, enduro, bike park
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame] lifetime

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