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Santa Cruz Bicycles Bronson Carbon S Mountain Bike

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Bronson Carbon S Mountain Bike

Positioned between the agile and playful 5010 and the big-hitting Nomad, the Bronson strikes a perfect balance for riders seeking a bike 27.5-wheeled bike that truly does everything well. Enduro racing, jumps, and gravity trails are well within its realm, but so are all-day pedalfests deep in the mountains. That's why it's been a favorite of ours (and many other riders) since we threw a leg over the first generation way back in 2013. Now in its third generation, the Bronson is an ultra-refined package as you expect from a modern Santa Cruz, and comes with a workhorse parts kit that's ready for season after season of hard riding.

The third generation Bronson receives the lower-link VPP treatment that's now widespread in the Santa Cruz lineup. The bike maintains the same 150mm rear travel as previous generations, but the lower-link VPP allows a more linear suspension curve for better sensitivity and overall bump absorption. The revised suspension maintains the same efficient pedaling and climbing performance of previous generations, but with increased traction on rough trails and descents, letting you ride harder if you please.

The Bronson also sees some significant changes to geometry, pushing it further into the gravity spectrum. 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 75.3-degree seat tube angle 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 makes for a resoundingly stiff frame for swift acceleration and unflappable poise while pummeling across 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.

  • Smash rocks or jump over them with Santa Cruz's all-mountain machine
  • Aggressive geometry is slacker and longer than before
  • Flip-chip lets you fine-tune the geometry to suit the trail
  • 6in of VPP travel absorbs big hits and rugged rock gardens
  • Lower-link driven shock provides better traction and support
  • Impressively stiff Carbon C frame makes for precise handling
  • "S" build level features worthy parts for hard riding
  • Item #SNZK19P

Frame Material
Carbon C
Suspension
VPP
Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Rear Travel
150mm
Fork
Fox 36 Float Performance
Front Travel
160mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05
Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB
Chainring Sizes
32t
Crank Arm Length
[x-small - medium] 170mm, [large, x-large] 175mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB
Bottom Bracket Type
English threaded
Cassette
SRAM XG-1275 GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette Range
10 - 52t
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Brakeset
SRAM Code R
Brake Type
hydraulic disc
Rotors
[front] 200mm Avid Centerline, [rear] 180mm Avid Centerline
Handlebar
Burgtec Alloy
Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3
Stem Length
50mm
Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, [x-small] 100mm travel, [small] 125mm travel, [medium] 150mm travel, [large, x-large] 170mm travel
Wheelset
[rims] Race Face AR Offset 30, 32h, [spokes] Sapim Race
Hubs
DT Swiss 370
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxGrip EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C EXO TR
Tire Size
[front] 27.5 x 2.5in, [rear] 27.5 x 2.4in
Pedals
not included
Extras
downtube protector, shuttle bumper, swingarm protector, shock fender
Claimed Weight
31lb 3.7oz
Recommended Use
enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame] lifetime

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