Living Up To The Hype
When Santa Cruz 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.
- 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
- 150mm (6″) VPP™ suspension
- 27.5″ wheels
- Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
- Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
- Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
- Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
- Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
- Full carbon frame and swingarm
- ISCG05 tabs (carbon frames only)
- Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
- Sizes: S, M, L, XL
- Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
- Threaded Bottom Bracket
Framesets: (all prices shown are GST inclusive)
Bronson CC (Carbon C) RockShox Monarch Plus RT3 – $4790*
* Make the most of your new bike – get it built by the experienced professionals at Bike Culture for $200.
Complete bikes: (all prices shown are GST inclusive)
Bronson 2 C R, FOX Float Performance DPS (R 27.5 kit, FOX Rhythm 34 150) $6,790
Bronson 2 C S, FOX Float Performance DPS (S 27.5 kit, FOX 36 Performance F150) $7,890
Bronson 2 CC XE, FOX Float Perform Elite DPS (XE 27.5 kit, FOX 36 Performance Elite F150) $8,590
Bronson 2 CC X01, FOX Float Perform Elite DPS (X01 27.5 kit, FOX 36 Performance Elite F150) $9,960
Wheelset Upgrade: (all prices shown are GST inclusive)
Reserve wheelset: Available on any model at X01 level or above: + $1,650
ENVE wheelset: Available on any model at X01 level or above: + $2,790
Pricing current at time of publication. Please give us a call or email to check current pricing and availability. Or better still, call in to the shop to see for yourself!