Bronson Carbon CC GX Eagle Mountain Bike
Sitting in the middle spot of Santa Cruz's 27.5-wheeled lineup, the Bronson strikes a perfect balance between the playful nature of the 5010 and the plow-through-everything mentality of the Nomad. This makes it a great choice for pretty much any ride, be it an epic mission on remote forest singletrack, or party laps with friends on your favorite downhill trails. For these reasons the Bronson is a favorite here at the office, which is why we've put together this custom bike build using components we know and trust—all while passing as much value as possible to our customers.
This 3rd generation Bronson uses the lower-link VPP design that's become the norm across Santa Cruz's lineup. The bike maintains the same 150mm rear travel as previous generations, but with a more predictable feel and a smooth progression that's free of harsh bottom-outs as you approach the end of the travel. The revised suspension maintains the same efficient pedaling and climbing performance of previous generations, but ultimately offers better traction when the going gets rough, along with easier setup and tuning of your rear shock.
The Bronson's geometry is right line with modern all-mountain bikes, with a 65-degree head tube that inspires confidence on technical descents, and a steeper 75.3-degree seat tube angle that positions you comfortably over the pedals on tough climbs. The geometry is adjustable via a flip-chip in the linkage, letting you fine-tune the geometry to suit your preferences, though the "low" position has been our default choice for most rides.
The frame's CC carbon construction remains the hallmark of Santa Cruz's carbon frames, offering legendary strength and ride-tuned stiffness that only comes from the experience and mastery of carbon layups and materials. Riders can expect unflappable responsiveness on demanding terrain, and a comfortable feel when you're riding for hours at a time. It's backed by Santa Cruz's excellent lifetime warranty, so you won't hesitate to stay on the gas a little longer to nab that PR on your favorite stretch of trail or catch a little more air on that next lip.
- A tried and true all-mountain bike to conquer any trail
- 6in of front and rear travel to soak up the big hits
- Lower-link VPP suspension offers a smooth, predictable feel
- Geometry is confident on the downs and comfortable on the ups
- Carbon CC frame offers exceptional strength and ride feel
- GX Eagle drivetrain has a gear for any pitch
- e*thirteen wheels and tires for bombproof reliability
- Compatible with tires up to 2.8-inches wide