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Santa Cruz BicyclesBronson
Carbon 27.5 R Complete Mountain Bike
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Bronson Carbon 27.5 R Complete Mountain Bike

Whether we're taking a gander across the office here at Competitive, or scanning the trails at our local network, there's one thing we'll always be able to find: a Santa Cruz Bronson. And it's no wonder the bike is such a fan favorite — its 150mm of VPP suspension and capable geometry has become synonymous with all-mountain fun, cready to conquer backcountry adventures chasing your line down deer trails just to find out where they go, while still holding its own when its time for a game of BIKE at the park. This enduro-sled has been a longtime favorite of ours since its release in 2013, and this newest version (now in its third generation) receives a new lower-link VPP design inspired by the Nomad, longer and slacker geometry that's also adjustable, and compatibility with up to 2.8in wide "plus" tires in order to meet the increasing versatility riders demand from a modern mountain bike. With these changes, the Bronson Carbon 27.5 R Complete Mountain Bike is ready to tackle big terrain with even more speed, confidence, and of course, fun.

The most noticeable difference with the new Bronson is the transition to a lower-link VPP design like the one found on the Nomad and V10. The bike maintains the same 150mm rear travel as previous generations, but the lower-link VPP allows a more linear suspension curve for better sensitivity throughout the stroke, resulting in better small-bump absorption while retaining good mid-stroke support and smooth bottom out progression. The revised suspension maintains the same efficient pedaling and climbing performance of previous generations, but increases traction on rough trails and descents, letting you push your limits with more confidence than ever.

The Bronson also sees some significant changes to geometry that push it further into the enduro spectrum. The reach and wheelbase are longer and the head tube is slacker, providing more stability during high speed sections of trail and long, technical descents. The geometry is also adjustable via a flip chip in the linkage, allowing you to tune the handling to suit the trail at hand. Of course, Santa Cruz understands that pedaling prowess matters on an all-mountain bike, so they balanced the long and slack geo by steepening the seat tube angle to 75.3-degrees in the high geometry position and 75-degrees in the low position. This puts the rider in a better position for putting power down to the pedals and combined with the inherent efficiency of the VPP platform, the bike tackles tough climbs very well for a bike with six inches of travel.

The last major change is the increased tire clearance on the frame. The new Bronson can accept up to a 2.8in tire. This version comes with a 2.5 up front and 2.4 in the rear for more precision and lower rolling resistance, but if you want the extra rock-crawling capabilities and plushness of the high volume plus tires you have the freedom to do so. For 2.8in tires, it's advised that you run the geometry flip-chip in the high position.

Lucky for all of us, one thing that hasn't changed is the bombproof construction of Santa Cruz's carbon frames, which is a good thing if you're after the legendary strength and unwavering stiffness of their renowned carbon layups. This particular Bronson benefits from the Carbon C layup, which makes for a resoundingly stiff frame for swift acceleration and unflappable composure while sending it across rough terrain. It's backed by Santa Cruz's excellent lifetime warranty, so you'll have extra peace of mind while riding particularly fast on your favorite stretch of trail and shuttling downhill laps on the mountain pass.

  • The redesigned fan-favorite is more capable than ever before
  • Confidently slay any trail with 150mm of deep, efficient travel
  • New lower-link VPP suspension improves plushness and sensitivity
  • Power through descents with stability from longer, slacker geometry
  • Steeper seat tube angle keeps things pedal-friendly on the climbs
  • Adjustable geometry via flip chip suits a wide range of terrain
  • Clearance for up to 27.5 x 2.8in "plus" tires
  • Carbon C frame offers legendary strength and stiffness
Tech SpecsGeometry
Tech Specs
Frame Material
carbon fiber
Suspension
VPP
Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Rear Travel
150mm
Fork
RockShox Yari RC
Front Travel
160mm
Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-spd
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-spd
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05
Crankset
SRAM NX Eagle
Chainring Sizes
32t
Crank Arm Length
[extra small] 165mm, [small] 170mm, [medium, large, extra-large, extra-extra large] 175mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB
Bottom Bracket Type
English Threaded
Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12-spd
Cassette Range
11 - 50t
Chain
SRAM NX Eagle
Brakeset
SRAM Guide T
Brake Type
post-mount hydraulic disc
Rotors
Avid Centerline, 180mm
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect R
Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem
Race Face Ride
Saddle
WTB Silverado Race
Seatpost
Race Face Aeffect
Wheelset
WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0
Hubs
SRAM MTH 746
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF, 3C EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR II, 3C EXO TR
Tire Size
[front] 2.5 x 27.5in, [rear] 2.4 x 27.5in
Recommended Use
enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime on frame
Geometry

150mm Travel Fork // LOW

 
XSSMLXL
a Seat Tube
14.57in14.96in15.94in16.93in18.11in
b Effective Top Tube
21.3in22.6in23.54in24.45in25.83in
c Stack
23.07in23.43in23.82in24.17in24.69in
d Reach
15.16in16.34in16.89in17.91in19.09in
e Stand Over
27.24in27.56in28.23in28.15in28.15in
f Head Tube
3.94in4.33in4.72in5.12in5.71in
g Head Tube Angle
65.165.165.165.165.1
h Seat Tube Angle
7575757575
i Bottom Bracket Height
13.39in13.39in13.39in13.39in13.39in
j Bottom Bracket Drop
0.55in0.55in0.55in0.55in0.55in
k Chainstay
16.93in16.93in16.93in16.93in16.93in
l Wheelbase
44.65in45.94in46.89in47.83in49.29in

150mm Travel Fork // HIGH

 
XSSMLXL
a Seat Tube
14.57in14.96in15.94in16.93in18.11in
b Effective Top Tube
21.3in22.6in23.54in24.45in25.83in
c Stack
22.99in23.35in23.7in24.06in24.61in
d Reach
15.31in16.5in17.17in18.07in19.25in
e Stand Over
27.32in27.72in28.39in28.39in28.35in
f Head Tube
3.94in4.33in4.72in5.12in5.71in
g Head Tube Angle
65.465.465.465.465.4
h Seat Tube Angle
75.375.375.375.375.3
i Bottom Bracket Height
13.54in13.54in13.54in13.54in13.54in
j Bottom Bracket Drop
0.39in0.39in0.39in0.39in0.39in
k Chainstay
16.93in16.93in16.93in16.93in16.93in
l Wheelbase
44.65in45.94in46.89in47.83in49.29in
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