The leader of the Rat pack

Ridden by Ratboy since the day it was born, 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 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 it the go-to choice for those seeking a skeleton key bike to unlock unfamiliar trails with ease.


  • 27.5
  • Olive
  • FOX 36 F160 Factory, 160mm, 27.5"
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 165mm (XS)
    SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (S,M,L,XL)
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM Code RSC
  • Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser - 800mm
  • Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Hope
  • KS LEV Integra (100mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (XS)
    KS LEV Integra (125mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (S)
    KS LEV Integra (150mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (M)
    KS LEV Integra (175mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (L,XL)
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • Maxxis Minion DHF II 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 30 27.5"
    Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Stan's Sealant

Santa Cruz Bronson CC X01