If in doubt, take a Bronson out
You know what’s hard about choosing what model of Santa Cruz suits you? It’s having to narrow down what kind of riding you want to do. But what if you don’t want to be pinned down by labels? What if you want to just be a mountain biker in the broadest sense of the word? What if you want to choose how you ride rather than what to ride? If this sounds familiar, then try a Bronson.
Our demo crew have a saying, ‘If in doubt, take a Bronson out’. The 150mm-travel bike can go deep on any landing and the VPP™ suspension design makes sure that there’s no wasted energy when heading back up for another go.
If you value style at speed or want to have fun feeling fast, then mixed wheels (29” up front, 27.5” out back) show that the spectrum is a loop not opposite points on a scale. The larger front wheel provides more traction and stability that’ll make you feel more confident squaring off the turns and diving for the inside lines. But a 27.5-inch tire in the rear means this bike still loves getting up on the back wheel and into the air.
From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each generation of Bronson rider redefines expectations of what a mountain biker is.
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Select, 160mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float X Performance|
|Rims/Wheels||RaceFace AR Offset 30 Rims|
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5, 3C, Maxx- Grip, EXO, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
|Crankset||SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Handlebars||Burgtec Alloy Bar|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3|
|Brakes||SRAM G2 R|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt|
|Seat Post||SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6|
* Subject to change without notice.