If in doubt, take a Bronson out.
From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, if you wanna send it the Bronson delivers.
The 150mm-travel bike can go deep on any landing and the VPP™ suspension design makes sure that there's no wasted energy when heading back up for another go. If you value style at speed or want to have fun feeling fast, then mixed wheels (29" up front, 27.5" out back) are the right choice. The larger front wheel provides more traction and stability that'll make you feel more confident squaring off the turns and diving for the inside lines. But a 27.5-inch tire in the rear means this bike still loves getting up on the back wheel and into the air.
- SRAM Eagle Transmission - stronger, better shifting, wirelessly
The next generation SRAM Eagle Transmission specced on our CC-carbon models is a radically robust, fully integrated, and interdependent wireless transmission. Built around the universal constant of the wheel axle itself, the Full Mount hangerless attachment creates a far stronger connection to the frame and the super strong derailleur provides unprecedented strength. Shifting under load is made possible due to a combination of X-SYNC technology and cassette mapping, creating seamless shifts even during your hardest power output. The new AXS Pods are extremely ergonomic and highly customizable, so shifting gears is light and intuitive. It's simply the most advanced transmission and nearly as tough as the mountain itself.
- 150mm VPP™ travel
The 150mm-travel bike has enough travel to go deep on any landing and the VPP™ suspension design makes sure that there's no wasted energy when heading back up for another go.
- Mix of both worlds
The mixed wheel configuration of a 29-inch wheel up front provides traction and stability, while the 27.5" rear wheel allows for quick back wheel steering and lifting.
- Geo to match
The Bronson's chainstay length is matched to frame size so every rider, no matter their height, gets the same balanced geometry and bike fit.
- Coil or air
The Bronson frame fits all sizes and types of rear shocks.
- Made to last many lifetimes
The legendary Santa Cruz fit, finish, and quality construction put this into a league of its own. The frame, bearings, and optional Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty and any service is easy to do with our Rider Support pledge.
- Tough Carbon Frame
Why scrap a frame when a simple bearing service can make one last a lifetime? That's our stance on sustainability at least, and it's why our carbon fiber doesn't just mean lighter, it means tough as hell, lifetime warranty, and crash replacement support.
If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.
A larger size frame will be more stable and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs. stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.
Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.
|Reach | hi / lo (mm)||405 / 402||430 / 427||455 / 452||475 / 472||500 / 497|
|Stack | hi / lo (mm)||594 / 595||617 / 619||626 / 628||635 / 637||649 / 651|
|Head Tube Angle | hi / lo||64.7° / 64.5°||64.7° / 64.5°||64.7° / 64.5°||64.7° / 64.5°||64.7° / 64.5°|
|Seat Tube Length | hi / lo (mm)||370 / 370||380 / 380||405 / 405||430 / 430||460 / 460|
|Front Center | hi / lo (mm)||722 / 722||757 / 757||786 / 786||811 / 810||842 / 842|
|BB Height | hi / lo (mm)||344 / 341||344 / 341||344 / 341||344 / 341||344 / 341|
|BB Drop (front) | hi / lo (mm)||10 / 13||29 / 32||29 / 32||29 / 32||29 / 32|
|BB Drop (rear) | hi / lo (mm)||10 / 13||29 / 32||29 / 32||29 / 32||29 / 32|
|Wheelbase | hi / lo (mm)||1149 / 1154||1188 / 1189||1221 / 1222||1249 / 1249||1284 / 1285|
|Rear Center | hi / lo (mm)||427 / 432||431 / 432||435 / 436||438 / 439||442 / 443|
|Head Tube Length | hi / lo (mm)||110 / 110||100 / 100||110 / 110||120 / 120||135 / 135|
|Top Tube Length | hi / lo (mm)||536 / 542||570 / 575||599 / 604||623 / 627||653 / 657|
|Seat Tube Angle | hi / lo||77.6° / 76.9°||77.2° / 76.7°||77.1° / 76.6°||76.9° / 76.5°||76.7° / 76.4°|
|Standover Height | hi / lo (mm)||701 / 698||709 / 706||731 / 727||729 / 726||728 / 725|
|Frame Size||Rider Height (in)||Rider Height (cm)|
|X-Small||4'8" - 5'1"||142 - 155|
|Small||5'1" - 5'5"||155 - 165|
|Medium||5'5" - 5'9"||165 - 175|
|Large||5'9" - 6'1"||175 - 185|
|X-Large||6'1" - 6'5"||185 - 196|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Select+, 160mm -or- Fox 36 Performance Elite|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 230x60|
Front Rim: Reserve 30|HD 29"
Rear Rim: Reserve 30|HD 27.5"
Front Hub: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h
Rear Hub: DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB|
|Crankset||SRAM GX Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t|
|Chainrings||SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Code Bronze Stealth|
Front Rotor: SRAM HS2 200mm
Rear Rotor: SRAM HS2 180mm
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Carbon|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm|
|Seatpost||OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 -or- Reverb Stealth -or- Fox Transfer|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Medium, CroMo|
|Charger||SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery|
* Subject to change without notice.
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