Santa Cruz Bicycles

Bronson

Gloss Carbon & Sriracha
Gloss Olive & Black

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.

Proud owner of a new Bronson? Take a minute to register for your lifetime warranty. 

 

Features:

  • 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

Build & Price

Geometry & Sizing

S
5'0" — 5'5"
M
5'5" — 5'10"
L
5'10" — 6'1"
XL
6'1" — 6'6"

All measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 544.4mm axle-to-crown height.

SMLXL
Reach405mm15.94"425mm16.73"445mm17.52"475mm18.7"
Stack586mm23.07"595mm23.43"605mm23.82"614mm24.17"
Head Tube Angle66°66°66°66°66°66°66°66°
Seat Tube Length395mm15.55"420mm16.54"460mm18.11"495mm19.49"
BB Height341mm13.43"341mm13.43"341mm13.43"341mm13.43"
BB Drop13mm0.51"13mm0.51"13mm0.51"13mm0.51"
Wheelbase1141mm44.92"1165mm45.87"1189mm46.81"1223mm48.15"
Chainstay Length432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"
Head Tube Length90mm3.54"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"
Top Tube Length573mm22.56"596mm23.46"618mm24.33"651mm25.63"
Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°74°74°74°74°
Standover Height727mm28.62"731mm28.78"734mm28.9"747mm29.41"

Tech & Support

Tech Info

Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurDirect to Frame
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length200mm
Stroke57mm
Fork Compatibility150-160mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.4"
Brake TypesDisc
Water Bottle Mounts1x bottle cage mount

Shock Info

Shock: Fox Float Performance

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)130 psi16-19 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)150 psi16-19 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)165 psi16-19 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)185 psi16-19 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)200 psi16-19 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)220 psi16-19 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)235 psi16-19 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)255 psi16-19 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)270 psi16-19 mm
280lbs (127kg)290 psi16-19 mm

Shock: Fox Float DPX

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)145 psi16-19 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)165 psi16-19 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)180 psi16-19 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)200 psi16-19 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)215 psi16-19 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)235 psi16-19 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)250 psi16-19 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)270 psi16-19 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)285 psi16-19 mm
280lbs (127kg)305 psi16-19 mm

Warranty & Registration

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for lifetime of the original, registered owner. In order to confirm that you are the original owner, please register using our Warranty Registration Form at the time of purchase. Frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 will be covered under the previously existing 5 year warranty. Warranties do not cover custom finishes. 

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: fill out the Warranty Bearing Replacement Form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt, and we'll get a new set of bearings out to you within 48 hours! 

Handlebars

Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are warranted for a period of five years from the date of purchase. 

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement frame parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the bike.

File a Warranty Claim

Something not right? Use our Warranty Claim Form to file a warranty claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible. 

 

If you have any other questions, or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department

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