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Santa Cruz BicyclesBronsonBronson Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame
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October 4, 2019
- I've used it several times
The Bronson is an absolute beast. I immediately noticed how smooth it made bumpy descents. The bike ate up washboard and braking bumps like they weren't even there. This bike was designed for the down, so its no surprise that it feels a little sluggish on the up. That said, I did some big climbs on this bike and it seem to handle them well and not take to much out of me. I did find that the bike bops a little even with the rear shock locked out as you climb which means you are losing efficiency. But the reward at the top of a climb on this bike is well worth it as this bike is flat out FUN when it rolls down hill. The 27.5 wheels are playful and corner easily. The SRAM X01 drivetrain provides super fast smooth shifting. For sizing: I'm 6'2", 33" inseam and was happy to be riding a XL.
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
October 21, 2018
Santa Cruz has done it again
- I've put it through the wringer
I have been a long time Santa Cruz fan, because they make the funnest bikes out there. The new Bronson has found a remarkable balance of pedaling effeciancy and traction while climbing, and being composed and predictable on descents. The new, lower link suspension design has increased small bump sensitivity and keeps the center of gravity super low, which helps when cornering.
September 27, 2018
What should the steer tube be cut to on the XL Bronson?
October 24, 2018
The max recommended steerer tube length on any bike is the stem, plus 35mm of spacers.