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Bronson V2 MY15


The Bronson is the reference for all-mountain riding and racing, and one of our most versatile and popular models ever. 

With a 67° head angle, 150mm of VPP™ travel and 27.5" wheels, the Bronson screamed onto the Enduro World Series scene like a Group B rally car.

The winning formula is Bronson's ability to deliver massive uphill capability too, thanks to a balanced geometry and efficient pedaling platform that speeds you between liason stages.

Now availble at an unprecendented carbon entry price point for R and S builds, the Bronson sets the all-mountain standard once again.

Looking for a heavier hitter?  Then take a look at the Nomad.

Prefer something a touch lighter and more agile?  The 5010 could be right up your street.

Or how about Bronson geometry in lower cost package?  The single-pivot Heckler shares a Bronson-esque geometry and hits everything just as hard.

Proud owner of a new Bronson? Take a minute to register it with us. 


Geometry and Sizing

Size Chart

5'0" — 5'5"
5'5" — 5'10"
5'10" — 6'1"
6'1" — 6'6"

Geometry Table

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

Head Tube Angle67°67°67°67°67°67°67°67°
Seat Tube Length407mm16.02"432mm17.01"470mm18.5"508mm20"
BB Height346mm13.62"346mm13.62"346mm13.62"346mm13.62"
Chainstay Length439mm17.28"439mm17.28"439mm17.28"439mm17.28"
Head Tube Length90mm3.54"100mm3.94"100mm3.94"120mm4.72"
Top Tube Length554mm21.81"584mm22.99"610mm24.02"635mm25"
Seat Tube Angle73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°
Standover Height718mm28.27"731mm28.78"733mm28.86"749mm29.49"

Tech Info

Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurClamp
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post30.9mm
Eye to Eye length200mm
Fork Compatibility150-160mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.4"
Brake Typesdisc
Water Bottle Mounts2x bottle cage mounts

Shock Setup

Shock: Fox Float CTD Evolution

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)90 psi12-15 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)110 psi12-15 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)130 psi12-15 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)150 psi12-15 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)170 psi12-15 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)190 psi12-15 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)210 psi12-15 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)230 psi12-15 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)255 psi12-15 mm
280lbs (127kg)280 psi12-15 mm
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