Since the day it was born the Bronson has had the biggest personality in Santa Cruz's range of bikes. 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. 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. Santa Cruz offers build kit options for “regular” 27.5 and Plus using 2.6 tires. It feels like 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.
The Bronson Carbon CC X01 employs Santa Cruz's top-tier carbon technology to create the park and trail dream machine. Lightweight, power-packed components like SRAM's X01 Eagle drivetrain and Code RSC brakes function at a level that allows more focus on riding through instinctive feel, while a tubeless-ready Race Face/DT Swiss wheelset wrapped in Maxxis Minion tires boost confidence through predictable traction. Steering input translates through a Santa Cruz carbon bar and Race Face Aeffect stem, and is followed by a Fox 36 Performance Elite fork and RockShox Super Deluxe Air shock that supply big-hit stability with precise control to keep you loose and on-point. For even better response and acceleration, choose the optional Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon wheelset and feel your trail bike ascend to a new level of performance.
|Frame||Bronson Carbon CC|
|Fork||Fox 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm, 27.5|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Air RCT|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Please select wheelset from dropdown menu|
Front: Maxxis Minion 27.5 x 2.50 DHF 3C EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion 27.5 x 2.40 DHR II EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle 12sp|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Handlebars||SCB AM Carbon|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R 50mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC w/ Avid Centerline 200mm front, 180mm rear rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6|
|Accessories & Extras||Stans Sealant 2oz|