Santa Cruz Bronson R Aluminum

Santa Cruz Bronson R Aluminum
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When we introduced Bronson, it took the market by storm, redefining what people expected from a 150mm trail bike. Equally at home in the Trans-Provence as it was on The Ridge, updating and improving it was going to be no small feat.

The most visible upgrade is the completely new VPP® link arrangement. The lower link tucks neatly above the bottom bracket, fully-recessed and protected from impacts. Meanwhile the box-section upper link now mounts cleanly to the top tube and enhances lateral stiffness as a result. Shock rate’s been refined in the process too, delivering greater small bump sensitivity and a more progressive mid-stroke.

Geometry has also evolved subtly to meet demand from riders for a bike of this ilk. The seat tube angle’s been steepened, placing the rider right above the cranks and perfectly in position to lay down the power. Meanwhile a one-degree slacker 66 degree head tube angle combines with a 20-25mm longer top tube and shorter chainstay length to create an evermore rally-ready geometry than its predecessor.

Bottle cage moutn within fron triangle that fits piggyback shocks

Collet Axle Pivots lock in place without pinch bolts. 

Full Carbon Frame and swingarm 


Frame Aluminum
Fork FOX Rhythm 34 150
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance DSP
Rims/Wheels WTB ST i25 TCS 27.5
Hubs Novatec D711 Front Hub 15x110;
Spokes Novatec D462 Rear Disc Hub 12x148 (XD)
Tires Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.3 DHF EXO TR
Crankset Race Face Aeffect 32T
Chain SRAM PC1110
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Long Cage
Shifters SRAM NXR
Handlebars Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm rise
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem Race Face Ride 50mm
Brakes SRAM Level T
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seat Post RF Aeffect 31.6 Dropper
Weight 13.87kg / 30.58lbs

* Subject to change without notice.