Santa Cruz Bronson 2018

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MBR Test Winner
MBR 10/10
Living Up To The Hype
When we introduced Bronson, it took the market by storm, redefining what people expected from a 150mm trail bike. Equally at home in the Trans-Provence as it was on The Ridge, updating and improving it was going to be no small feat.

The most visible upgrade is the completely new VPP® link arrangement. The lower link tucks neatly above the bottom bracket, fully-recessed and protected from impacts. Meanwhile the box-section upper link now mounts cleanly to the top tube and enhances lateral stiffness as a result. Shock rate’s been refined in the process too, delivering greater small bump sensitivity and a more progressive mid-stroke.

Geometry has also evolved subtly to meet demand from riders for a bike of this ilk. The seat tube angle’s been steepened, placing the rider right above the cranks and perfectly in position to lay down the power. Meanwhile a one-degree slacker 66 degree head tube angle combines with a 20-25mm longer top tube and shorter chainstay length to create an evermore rally-ready geometry than its predecessor.

Product Details

  • Riding Style: Enduro
  • Material: Alloy
  • Wheel Size: 650b
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX
  • Frame Features
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • Full carbon frame and swingarm
  • 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Direct mount rear derailleur option


Colours Gloss Olive / Black
Gloss Black / Sriracha
ForkFOX Rhythm 34 150 - 27.5ShockFox Float Performance DPSRear DerailleurSRAM NX 11 speed Long CageShiftersSRAM NX 11 speedCranksetRace Face Aeffect 32t - 170mm (S)
Race Face Aeffect 32t - 175mm (M,L,XL)CassetteSRAM XG1150 CS 10-42tChainSRAM PC1110BrakesSRAM Level TRotorsAvid Centerline - 180mmHandlebarRace Face Aeffect R - 35x780mm, 20mm RiseStemRace Face Ride - 50mm
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Grips - BlackHeadsetCane Creek 10 IS Integrated HeadsetSeatpostRace Face Aeffect - 31.6x125mm (S-M), 150mm (L-XL)SaddleWTB Volt RaceFront TyreMaxxis Minion DHF EXO TR - 27.5x2.3"Rear TyreMaxxis Minion DHR2 EXO TR - 27.5x2.3"WheelsF: Novatec D711 - 15x110mm
R: Novatec D462 - 12x148mm (XD)
Rims: WTB ST i25 TCS - 27.5
Spokes: DT CompetitionSealantStan's Seala

Store Info

Bespoke Cycles is run by cyclists for cyclists. We are passionate about our cycling, enjoying everything from our Sunday spin to competing in road and off road events at both local and world level. We have years of workshop experience and offer repairs and service on all makes of bikes.

We are the sole distributer for Santa Cruz Mountain Bikes in the Republic of Ireland. Please contact us to order these specialist build bikes.

We specialise in Cannondale, Lapierre, ,Santa Cruz, Ridgeback, and many other top brands.

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