Not to be typecast
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 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.
- 13.1kg / 28.88lbs
- Carbon CC
- RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 160mm 27.5
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate
- Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12spd
- Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec
- E13 TRSr, 32T, Boost, 170mm (XS-M), 175mm (L-XL)
- Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51
- Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/Quick Link
- E13 BSA BB
- Shimano XTR M9120
- Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors, Centerlock, 180mm
- Chris King DropSet 3 Black
- Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800
- i9 A35
- Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
- i9 Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap, Centerlock, 28h
- i9 Hydra, 12x148, MicroSpline, Centerlock, 28h
- Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim - 27.5 28h
- DT Competition Race (28)
- Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR 27.5"x2.5"
- Maxxis Minion DHR2 EXO TR 27.5"x2.4"
- Stans Sealant 2oz
- RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
- WTB Silverado Team Saddle