Santa Cruz Bronson Mountain Bike

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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.


Key Features

Material:Carbon C
Wheel Size:MX
Front Travel:160mm
Rear Travel:150mm

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.


Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.


Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.



Design Details


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.

Geometry - High

Head Tube Angle64.7°64.7°64.7°64.7°64.7°
Seat Tube Length370mm380mm405mm430mm460mm
Front Center722mm757mm786mm811mm842mm
BB Height344mm344mm344mm344mm344mm
BB Drop10mm29/10mm29/10mm29/10mm29/10mm
Rear Center427mm431mm435mm438mm442mm
Head Tube Length110mm100mm110mm120mm135mm
Top Tube Length536mm570mm599mm623mm653mm
Seat Tube Angle77.6°77.2°77.1°76.9°76.7°
Standover Height701mm709mm731mm729mm728mm



Geometry - Low

Head Tube Angle64.5°64.5°64.5°64.5°64.5°
Seat Tube Length370mm380mm405mm430mm460mm
Front Center722mm757mm786mm810mm842mm
BB Height341mm341mm341mm341mm341mm
BB Drop13mm32/13mm32/13mm32/13mm32/13mm
Rear Center432mm432mm436mm439mm443mm
Head Tube Length110mm100mm110mm120mm135mm
Top Tube Length542mm575mm604mm627mm657mm
Seat Tube Angle76.9°76.7°76.6°76.5°76.4°
Standover Height698mm706mm727mm726mm725mm





  • Weight - 13.97kg / 30.8lbs
  • Material - Carbon CC
  • Fork - FOX 36 Float Factory, 160mm
  • Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd
  • Shifters - SRAM GX AXS Controller
  • Crankset - SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB 32t
  • Cassette - SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain - SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
  • Brakes - SRAM Code RSC
  • Brake Rotors - Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm
  • Headset - Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Bars - Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
  • Stem - Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Grips - Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
  • Front Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h
  • Rear Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, 6 Bolt, 28h
  • Rims - Reserve 30 V2 Carbon Rims
  • Spokes - Sapim Race
  • Front Tire - Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5, 3C, Maxx- Grip, EXO, TR (27.5” tire on size XS)
  • Rear Tire - Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
  • Tubes - Stan's Sealant
  • Seat Post - RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6 or OneUp Dropper V2
  • Saddle - WTB Silverado Medium Stainless Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt


  • Weight: 14.68kg / 32.37lbs
  • Material: Carbon C
  • Fork: FOX 36 Float Performance, 160mm
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 32t
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R
  • Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Bars: Burgtec Alloy Bar
  • Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Grips: Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6 bolt, 28h
  • Rear Hub: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 28h
  • Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 Rims
  • Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5, 3C, Maxx- Grip, EXO, TR (27.5” tire on size XS)
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
  • Tubes: Stan's Sealant
  • Seat Post: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6 or Race Face Aeffect
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt