Santa Cruz Bicycles


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Entre le Tazmon et le Bronson, 20 ans d’innovation technologique ont contribué à faire évoluer le mountain bike !

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.


  • Espacement d'essieu arrière 148 mm
  • 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
  • Roues de 27,5 po
  • Les roulements à contact oblique optimisent la rigidité
  • Montage de porte-bidon avec triangles avant pour amortisseurs à réservoir
  • Les pivots d'essieu de serrage se verrouillent en position sans boulon de fixation
  • Doubles pivots étanches pour prolonger la durée de palier
  • Pattes entièrement en carbone et montages de disque
  • Cadre entièrement en carbone et bras oscillant
  • ISCG05 tabs (carbon frames only)
  • Bras oscillant en caoutchouc moulé et protection de tube diagonal
  • Tailles : S, M, L, XL
  • Acheminement de câble de tube de selle extérieur et dissimulé
  • Pédalier fileté

Build & Price

Geometry & Sizing

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

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

Tube de direction supérieur66°66°66°66°66°66°66°66°
Longueur de tube de direction395mm15.55"420mm16.54"460mm18.11"495mm19.49"
Hauteur de pédalier341mm13.43"341mm13.43"341mm13.43"341mm13.43"
BB Drop13mm0.51"13mm0.51"13mm0.51"13mm0.51"
Longueur de la base432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"
Longueur de tube supérieur90mm3.54"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"
Longueur de tube supérieur573mm22.56"596mm23.46"618mm24.33"651mm25.63"
Angle de tube de direction74°74°74°74°74°74°74°74°
Hauteur d'enjambement727mm28.62"731mm28.78"734mm28.9"747mm29.41"

Tech & Support

Infos technologiques

Système de suspensionVPPTM
Dérailleur avantDirect to Frame
Casque/tube supérieurmixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Tube de selle31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Longueur entraxe200mm
Compatibilité de fourche150-160mm
Boîte de pédalierStandard
Taille maximum de pneu2.4"
Types de freinsDisque
Montages de bouteilles d'eau1x bottle cage mount

Shock Info

Amortisseur: Fox Float Performance

Poids du cyclistePression d'airAffaissement d'amortisseur
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

Amortisseur: Fox Float DPX

Poids du cyclistePression d'airAffaissement d'amortisseur
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

Garantie et inscription

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! 


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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