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Santa Cruz BicyclesBronson
Carbon CC 27.5 X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike

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Bronson Carbon CC 27.5 X01 Eagle Mountain Bike

Positioned between the agile and playful 5010 and the big-hitting Nomad, the Bronson strikes a perfect balance for riders seeking a bike 27.5-wheeled bike that truly does everything well. Enduro racing, jumps, and gravity trails are well within its realm, but so are all-day pedalfests deep in the mountains. That's why it's been a favorite of ours (and many other riders) since we threw a leg over the first generation way back in 2013. Now in its third generation, the Bronson is an ultra-refined package as you expect from a modern Santa Cruz. This XO1 bike features Santa Cruz's industry-leading CC carbon frame, their smooth and predictable lower-link VPP suspension, and a parts kit that leaves little to be desired—even for serious riders and racers.

The third generation Bronson receives the lower-link VPP treatment that's now widespread in the Santa Cruz lineup. 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 and overall bump absorption. The revised suspension maintains the same efficient pedaling and climbing performance of previous generations, but with increased traction on rough trails and descents, letting you ride harder if you please.

The Bronson also sees some significant changes to geometry, pushing it further into the gravity spectrum. The reach and wheelbase are longer and the head tube is slacker, providing more stability during high-speed sections and technical descents. Santa Cruz knows that pedaling prowess matters, so they incorporated a steeper 75.3-degree seat tube angle to balance the long and slack geo. Combined with the efficient VPP platform, the bike tackles tough climbs with ease. The geometry is also adjustable via a flip-chip in the linkage, allowing you to tune the handling to suit the trail at hand.

Fortunately for us, one thing that hasn't changed is Santa Cruz's reliable carbon frames. This frame uses their top-tier CC carbon, manufactured in their exclusive facility to protect the advanced carbon layup techniques they developed. A one-piece layup is used to eliminate overlapping joints, meaning less material is required because there is no need to bond or wrap those joints. This sheds unnecessary weight. Carbon is wrapped seamlessly between tubes for better distribution of loads and impact energy, resulting in a stronger frame. The layup also allows them to integrate full-length carbon tubes for internal cable routing. Routing your cables is simple and quick, no need to fish for cable or use a guideline. Another benefit of Santa Cruz's layup is that they can achieve maximum compaction of the carbon layers. This prevents resin migration, resulting in a strong frame that is almost as smooth on the inside as it is on the outside. The frame is backed by a lifetime warranty to the original owner.

This build kit is worthy of a few call-outs. The Eagle XO1 drivetrain offers precise shifting and long-term reliability, with a wide range cassette and 50t bailout gear that help you conserve energy on lung-busting climbs. Top of the line RockShox suspension provides supple damping to help you ride faster, while powerful Code RSC brakes let you control that speed and make even the most minute adjustments thanks to their easily-modulated lever feel.

  • Santa Cruz's 6-inch travel, do-it-all trail weapon
  • Aggressive geometry is slacker and longer than before
  • Flip-chip lets you fine-tune the geometry to suit the trail
  • 6in of VPP travel absorbs big hits and rugged rock gardens
  • Lower-link driven shock provides better traction and support
  • Carbon CC frame reduces weight while retaining stiffness
  • One inch shorter seat tube for running longer dropper posts
  • Features an XO1 build kit with top-level RockShox fork and shock

Tech Specs
Frame MaterialCarbon CC
Rear ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate
Rear Travel150mm
ForkRockShox Lyrik Ultimate
Front Travel160mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40 IS
ShiftersSRAM XO1 Eagle, 12-speed
Rear DerailleurSRAM XO1 Eagle, 12-speed
CranksetSRAM X1 Eagle Carbon
Chainring Sizes32t
Crank Arm Length[x-small] 165mm, [small] 170mm, [medium - x-large] 175mm
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB
Bottom Bracket TypeEnglish threaded
CassetteSRAM XG-1295 XO1 Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette Range10 - 50t
ChainSRAM XO1 Eagle, 12-speed
BrakesetSRAM Code RSC
Brake Typehydraulic disc
RotorsAvid Centerline 180mm
HandlebarSanta Cruz AM Carbon
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale lock-on
StemRace Face Aeffect R
SaddleWTB Silverado Team
SeatpostRockShox Reverb Stealth
Wheelset[rims] Race Face ARC Offset 30
HubsDT Swiss 350, 28h
Front Axle15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle12 x 148mm Boost
Tires[front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C EXO TR
Tire Size[front] 27.5 x 2.5in, [rear] 27.5 x 2.4in
Pedalsnot included
Extrasdowntube protector, shuttle bumper, swingarm protector, shock fender
Recommended Useenduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty[frame] lifetime

150mm Travel Fork // LOW

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150mm Travel Fork // HIGH

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