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 Aluminum S hits the sweet spot in value versus performance, featuring SRAM's smooth-shifting GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, SRAM Code R four-piston hydraulic disc brakes paired to 200mm front and 180mm rear rotors, and a Race Face Aeffect bar and stem combo. A tubeless-ready Race Face wheelset wrapped in Maxxis Minion tires ensure confident traction, and the Fox 36 fork and RockShox Super Deluxe shock complement the VPP suspension design, giving you the stiffness and response needed for pushing your limits on gravity-fueled descents.
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Performance, 160, 27.5|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe R|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face AR Offset 30 27.5|
|Hubs||DT 370, 32H|
Front: Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.50 DHF 3C EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.40 DHR II EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB - 170mm (XS,S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle 12sp|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Aeffect R|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R 50mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R w/ Avid Centerline rotors, 200mm Front, 180mm Rear|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6|
|Accessories & Extras||Stans Sealant 2oz|
* Subject to change without notice.