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2018 Santa Cruz Bronson R - Carbon

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2018 Santa Cruz Bronson R - Carbon


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.

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  • 13.35kg / 29.44lbs
  • FOX Rhythm 34 150
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • SRAM NX Long Cage
  • Race Face Aeffect 32T
  • SRAM XG1150 CS 10-42T
  • SRAM PC1110
  • SRAM Level T
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Cane Creek 10 ZS Headset
  • Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise
  • Race Face Ride 50mm
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • SRAM MTH 716 15x110mm
  • SRAM MTH 746 12x148mm
  • WTB ST i25 TCS 27.5
  • DT Competition (28)
  • Sapim Secure Lock Brass Nipples 14mm (28)
  • Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.3 DHF EXO TR
  • Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5x2.3 EXO TR
  • Stans Sealant 2oz
  • RF Aeffect 31.6 Dropper
  • WTB Volt Race