Just right is how we’d describe the Santa Cruz Bronson long-travel bike. There are bikes that are longer, bikes that are slacker, and bikes that are blingier. But the Bronson is about consistent performance. Ride it on your favorite enduro bike courses and rough trails and it hardly breaks a sweat. All-day rides are just as easy, as 150 mm suspension and lower-link VPP suspension make for an ever-capable all arounder. The 2020 Santa Cruz Bronson C enduro bike is the just-right bike ready for wherever your ride leads you.
The Bronson finds itself in its third generation, and all of it has to do with its reputation as an all-day ableist. This starts with Santa Cruz’s lower-link mounted shock configuration and VPP kinematics. Found on just about every other Santa Cruz around, this suspension promises a supportive mid-stroke, smooth bottom out, and just-right damping through rocky descents. This is paired to a stout C-grade carbon frame and rear swingarm with low standover clearance, excellent dropper post clearance. Out back there are also ISCG 05 tabs, a molded chainstay protector that matches the bottom bracket and downtube protectors, and clearance for up to a 27.5 x 2.8” plus tire. Yes, the Santa Cruz Bronson can take plus tires, a beneficial bit of versatility for any trail rider.
For many people, a 150mm travel all-mountain bike might seem like “too much bike”. It’s definitely more capable than a normal trail bike; its slack head tube angle means it requires a bit more weight on the front wheel in corners to make it grip. What’s surprising about the Bronson is how well it rides over a myriad of terrain. The Bronson has always been playful and poppy, it’s just that this new one is better than ever at getting down the hill with pace.
The Santa Cruz Bronson C – R Build is available in five sizes (XS-XL), two colorways.
Santa Cruz Bronson R – RockShox Yari RC 160 mm fork, RockShox Super Deluxe Select 150mm shock, SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain with an 11/50t cassette, SRAM Guide T brakes, and a SDG Tellis dropper seatpost. R build kit receives a WTB ST i30 27.5” to SRAM MTH wheelset and Maxxis Minion 27.5 x 2.5” tires. It retails for $4399.
All Santa Cruz models receive a lifetime frameset warranty, as well as a lifetime warranty for all pivot bearings.
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