Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon R - 2018

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 ...(Read More)

Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon R
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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.

Specs

Frame Santa Cruz Carbon, 150 mm travel, 148x12mm thru-axle
Fork FOX Rhythm 34 150
Headset Cane Creek 10 ZS Headset
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance DPS
Rims/Wheels WTB ST i25 TCS 27.5
Hubs Novatec D711 Front Hub 15x110 (Front); Novaec D462 Rear Disc Hub 12x148 (HG) (Rear)
Spokes DT Competition (28)
Tires Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.3 DHF EXO TR (Front); Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5x2.3 EXO TR (Rear)
Crankset Race Face Aeffect
Chainwheel 32 Tooth
Chain SRAM PC1110
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Long Cage
Rear Cogs SRAM XG1150 CS 10-42T
Shifters SRAM NX
Handlebars Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem Race Face Ride 50mm
Brake Levers SRAM Level T
Brakes Avid Centerline 180mm Rotors
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Seat Post Race Face Aeffect Dropper 31.6

Part Numbers

Option MPN Store SKU
Gloss Olive/Black / Small
Gloss Olive/Black / Medium
Gloss Olive/Black / Large 58-18133-055-4-553-102201 210000038236
Gloss Olive/Black / X-Large
Gloss Carbon/Sriracha / Small
Gloss Carbon/Sriracha / Medium
Gloss Carbon/Sriracha / Large
Gloss Carbon/Sriracha / X-Large