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If in doubt, take a Bronson out

You know what’s hard about choosing what model of Santa Cruz suits you? It’s having to narrow down what kind of riding you want to do. But what if you don’t want to be pinned down by labels? What if you want to just be a mountain biker in the broadest sense of the word? What if you want to choose how you ride rather than what to ride? If this sounds familiar, then try a Bronson.

Our demo crew have a saying, ‘If in doubt, take a Bronson out’. 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) show that the spectrum is a loop not opposite points on a scale. 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.

From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each generation of Bronson rider redefines expectations of what a mountain biker is.

  • Thrasher in need of a micro-machine? Check out the 5010
  • Big fan of the Bronson but want pedal-assist? Check out the Heckler eMTB
  • Love the Bronson and want to see what Juliana has to offer? Check out the Roubion
  • Proud owner of a Bronson? Find all the Rider Support info you need to keep enjoying it

Key Features:

Available in: Carbon C and Carbon CC
Wheel Size: MX
Front Travel: 160mm
Rear Travel: 150mm
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€ 5.499 EUR   | Weight: 33.02 lbs / 14.98 kg
 

Please note: Price, Weight, and Parts Spec information is subject to change.

 

R

€ 5.499 EUR  

33.02 lbs / 14.98 kg

S

€ 6.399 EUR  

32.53 lbs / 14.76 kg

GX AXS

€ 7.999 EUR € 7.199

32.36 lbs / 14.68 kg

GX AXS RSV

€ 9.199 EUR € 8.299

32.28 lbs / 14.64 kg

X01

€ 8.699 EUR € 7.399

31.1 lbs / 14.12 kg

X01 AXS RSV

€ 10.699 EUR € 9.099

30.9 lbs / 14.02 kg

Materiaal
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Materiaal
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Materiaal
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Materiaal
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Materiaal
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Materiaal
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Rear Shock
FOX Float X Performance 230x60

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ 230x60

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ 230x60

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ 230x60

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate 230x60

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate 230x60

Vork
RockShox Lyrik Base, 160mm

Vork
FOX 36 Float Performance, 160mm

Vork
FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm

Vork
FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm

Vork
FOX 36 Float Factory, 160mm

Vork
FOX 36 Float Factory, 160mm

Achter derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Achter derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Achter derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd

Achter derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd

Achter derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Achter derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters
GX AXS Controller

Shifters
GX AXS Controller

Shifters
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Shifters
GX AXS Controller

Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Ketting
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Ketting
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Ketting
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Ketting
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Ketting
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Ketting
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Trapas
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Trapas
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Trapas
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Trapas
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Trapas
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Trapas
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Balhoofd
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Balhoofd
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Balhoofd
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Balhoofd
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Balhoofd
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Balhoofd
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Achterband
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Achterband
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Achterband
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Achterband
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Achterband
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Achterband
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Voorband
Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Voorband
Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Voorband
Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Voorband
Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Voorband
Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Voorband
Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Voornaaf
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

Voornaaf
DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 28h

Voornaaf
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Voornaaf
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Voornaaf
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Voornaaf
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Front Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29", 28h

Front Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29", 28h

Achernaaf
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Achernaaf
DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 36t, 28h

Achernaaf
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Achernaaf
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Achernaaf
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Achernaaf
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30 27.5"

Rear Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30 27.5"

Rear Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 27.5"

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|HD 27.5", 28h

Rear Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 27.5"

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|HD 27.5", 28h

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Remmen
SRAM G2 R

Remmen
SRAM Code R

Remmen
SRAM Code RS

Remmen
SRAM Code RS

Remmen
SRAM Code RSC

Remmen
SRAM Code RSC

Crank
SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crank
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crank
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crank
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crank
SRAM X1 Carbon Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crank
SRAM X1 Carbon Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Handlebars
Burgtec RideWide Alloy Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Burgtec RideWide Alloy Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Stuurpen
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stuurpen
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stuurpen
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stuurpen
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stuurpen
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stuurpen
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Zadel
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Zadel
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Zadel
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Zadel
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Zadel
WTB Silverado Medium Ti

Zadel
WTB Silverado Medium Ti

Zadelpen
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

Zadelpen
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

Zadelpen
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Zadelpen
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Zadelpen
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Zadelpen
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Handvatten
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Handvatten
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Handvatten
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Handvatten
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Travel
160/150mm

Travel
160/150mm

Travel
160/150mm

Travel
160/150mm

Travel
160/150mm

Travel
160/150mm

Wielmaat
MX

Wielmaat
MX

Wielmaat
MX

Wielmaat
MX

Wielmaat
MX

Wielmaat
MX

Geometry

XSSMLXL
Reach 405430455475500
Stack 594617626635649
Head Tube Angle 64.7°64.7°64.7°64.7°64.7°
Seat Tube Length 370380405430460
Front Center 722757786811842
BB Height 344344344344344
BB Drop 1029/1029/1029/1029/10
Wheelbase 11491188122112491284
Rear Center 427431435438442
Head Tube Length 110100110120135
Top Tube Length 536570599623653
Seat Tube Angle 77.6°77.2°77.1°76.9°76.7°
Standover Height 701709731729728

Units

cm

Frame Sizing

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.

Units

cm

142 - 155cm
142 - 155cm

XS

155 - 165cm
155 - 165cm

S

165 - 175cm
165 - 175cm

M

175 - 185cm
175 - 185cm

L

185 - 196cm
185 - 196cm

XL

Veronique Sandler riding the new Bronson MX
Riding the Bronson in the forest
Digging at the dirt jumps with the new Bronson
Jumping the Bronson mixed wheel mountain bike
Veronique Sandler on mountain bike trails on the Bronson
Veronique Sandler riding the new Bronson MX
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Design Details

Upper link and shock with 150mm of travel

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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.

Bronson CC mixed wheel mountain bike in Paydirt Gold

Maintenance Information

Reserve Wheels

How to find your serial number

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

File a claim for a Santa Cruz product

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

Bronson Tech Support

Suspension SystemVPP
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length230mm
Stroke60mm
Fork Compatibility160mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.6"
Max Chainring Size36t
Water Bottle Mounts1
Shock Mounting Bushing Front30x8 (standard bushing)
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear30x8 (roller bearing)
Brake Mount180 PM
Fork Offset37mm (XS) | 44mm (S-XL)
Fork Offset (Rockshox Lyrik)42mm (S-XL)

Download the shock setup PDF for this bike and get even more detailed sag, high/low rebound, and high/low compression recommendations for shocks below and get recommendations for the fork in each build.

Tobin O. getting ready for a ride, putting on his shoes while his mechanic check over his 2022 Blur
Tobin O. getting ready for a ride, putting on his shoes while his mechanic check over his 2022 Blur

Lifetime Warranty and Support

Missing a ride sucks. That's why we build the very best bikes and offer legendary rider support for life so that you don't.

We design our bikes to last, to be easy to work on and we make sure to provide the parts and information so you can make your bike last for many lifetimes.

We take No Missed Rides seriously, so we keep stock of every small part and spare to keep you rolling. Head over to the shop to find what you need.