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-size, 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 Bronson the go-to choice for those seeking a skeleton key to unlock unfamiliar trails.
- Carbon CC frame
- RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 160mm fork
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate rear shock
- 12-speed Shimano XTR drivetrain
- Santa Cruz Reserve 37 27.5" Carbon rims and i9 Hydra hubs
- RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post
Wider than standard yet narrower than fat, plus-size rims and tires hit the sweet spot in grip, stability, and speed, giving you more confidence on technical terrain. Compared to a standard tire you’ll feel grip in places you wouldn’t expect thanks to a bigger contact patch and greater rollover clearance. More air volume allows lower tire pressures which softens bumps and increases float on sand or snow. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the benefits of plus-size tires and rims will amplify your mountain biking fun.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 160mm 27.5|
|Headset||Chris King DropSet 3 Black|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate|
Front: 15 x 110mm Boost thru-axle
Rear: 12 x 148mm Boost thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Santa Cruz Reserve 37 Carbon 27.5"|
|Hubs||i9 Hydra, Torque Cap, Center Lock, MicroSpline|
|Spokes||DT Competition Race|
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.6", 3C Terra EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5 x 2.6", 3C EXO TR
|Crankset||E13 TRSr, Boost|
|Bottom Bracket||E13 BSA BB|
|Chain||Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/Quick Link|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR M9100 SGS|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51T|
|Shifters||Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800mm|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR M9120|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm|
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