Santa Cruz Bronson C R 2018


Santa Cruz Bronson C R 2018


SRP: £3899. Other build kits are available starting from £3299. Please see Santa Cruz website for other kits and we can give you a price. 

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.

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Rear Derailleur    SRAM NX 11 speed Long Cage
Shifters    SRAM NX 11 speed
Brakes    SRAM Level T
Rotors    Avid Centerline - 180mm
Crankset    Race Face Aeffect 32t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)
Cassette    SRAM XG1150 CS 10-42t
Chain    SRAM PC1110
Handlebar    Race Face Aeffect R - 35x780mm, 20mm Rise
Stem    Race Face Ride - 50mm
Grips    Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips - Black
Headset    Cane Creek 10 ZS Headset
Seatpost    Race Face Aeffect - 31.6x125mm (S-M), 150mm (L-XL)
Saddle    WTB Volt Race
Front Tyre    Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR - 27.5x2.3"
Rear Tyre    Maxxis Minion DHR2 EXO TR - 27.5x2.3"
Wheels    F: Novatec D711 - 15x110mm
R: Novatec D462 - 12x148mm (XD)
Rim: WTB ST i25 TCS
Spoke: DT Competition
Sealant    Stan's Sealant

  • 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
  • Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket