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Santa Cruz BicyclesBronsonCarbon 27.5+ S Mountain Bike
Item # SNZ00IS
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July 11, 2019
Great Build Great Bike
- I've used it several times
I'm a huge fan of Santa Cruz's lineup and this bike is no exception. With the new lower linkage rear suspension system Santa Cruz has managed to create a mid long travel bike climb really well. I typically don't lock my suspension out on any bike when I climb and compared to the previous version this suspension system delivers significantly less bob. The 27.5+ tires definitely don't roll as well on the way up but grip corners really well on the decent. And the lower linkage really does preform much better at the top and more consistently through the stroke. Overall this bike is a blast to ride and delivers some of the snappy feel you may get out of a 5010 with the hard charging feel of a Megatower. I am 6'2" 175 with a 34" inseam. I typically ride and XL but can still comfortably ride a L with some adjustment for a bit more playful feel. I usually run pretty stock shock tune in the front but I would recommend 20-30 psi more than your body weight in the rear.
November 7, 2018
27.5's get it done
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
27.5's get it done Right from the start let's get this straight, I'm going to be comparing the Bronson to my Ibis HD4. These two 27's crush the dowhills and work really well in the turns. The main difference in my opinion is the rear linkage. The VPP linkage for the Bronson is nice and subtle over the small bumps, but I feel when climbing it simple runs into a ledge then decides it wants climb up and over. The DW link on the HD4 feels like it will climb over the edges better. If you are to ride both bikes down the road and pedal over a bunch of 2x4's the Bronson will feel a bit smoother if you like to stay seated in the saddle and just smash over it. Overall this is a great ride, that you can spend the day pedaling around just keep in mind that it's more suited for pointing it down the mountain rather than up it. Pros: Lifetime frame warranty Crushes the downhill Sweet colors Cons: While standing in the climb it feels like it sacks out the rear end Limited aftermarket shock options Pedal efficiency climbing square edges and rocks Rider Details: 5'9"32" inseam / 172 lbs Size Ridden Large