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bronson Trail/Enduro 27.5,27.5+

Build
Bronson C R
  • Bronson C R
  • Bronson C S
  • Bronson C XT
  • Bronson C XT Reserve
  • Bronson CC X01
  • Bronson CC X01 Reserve
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Colour
Industry Blue
  • Industry Blue
  • Matte Olive
  • Olive
  • Primer Grey
  • Red Tide
  • RedTide
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The leader of the Rat pack

Ridden by Ratboy since the day it was born, the Bronson has the biggest personality in our range. From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each new generation redefines expectations of what a 150mm bike can do.

The new lower-link mounted shock configuration opens up greater possibilities for maximum bump performance, a supportive mid-stroke, and a barely detectable bottom out. It’s like our most capable all-around bike just had a set of afterburners bolted on.  

With 150mm of VPP travel on 27.5-inch wheels, the Bronson continually rides the sharp edge between agility and stability. Ideal for negotiating tech-gnar one moment and fast flowing terrain the next, the 160mm fork travel and 65-degree head angle ensure handling remains refined. Meanwhile, the redesigned, one-piece swingarm keeps the rear wheel tracking on point however twisted you get.

There’s plenty of room to run up to 2.8-inch tires on plus rims. We offer build kit options for “regular” 27.5 and Plus using 2.6 tires. It feels like the sorta big is the sweet spot between the Velcro-like traction of plus tires and the traditional feel of a supportive casing on standard-width tires.

Its versatility makes it the go-to choice for those seeking a skeleton key bike to unlock unfamiliar trails with ease.

  • Looking for a more nimble option? take a look at the 5010 - with 130mm travel
  • Need more travel for bigger hits? The 170mm Nomad could be just the ticket
  • Or how about the Heckler with the same wheel size and travel, but packing a motor to maximise your trail time.

Frame Features

  • Wheel size: 27.5" or 27.5"+
  • Front travel: 150mm
  • Rear travel: 150mm

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Build Options

Bronson CC Frame Only: £3,299 Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Full Build Specs

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  • Bronson C
    R
    £4,499
  • Wheelsize
  • 27.5
  • Colours
  • RedTide
    Olive
  • Fork
  • RockShox Yari RC, 160mm, 27.5"
  • Shock
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (XS,S,M)
    SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 175mm (L,XL)
  • Bottom Bracket
  • SRAM DUB
  • Cassette
  • SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Guide T
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm
  • Handlebar
  • Burgtec Alloy
  • Stem
  • Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
  • Seatpost
  • SDG Tellis
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Race
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF II 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
  • Wheels
  • F: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
    R: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
    Rims: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 27.5"
    Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Bronson C
    S
    £5,299
  • Wheelsize
  • 27.5
  • Colours
  • RedTide
    Olive
  • Fork
  • FOX 36 Float Performance, 160mm, 27.5"
  • Shock
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (XS,S,M)
    SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 175mm (L,XL)
  • Bottom Bracket
  • SRAM DUB
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Code R
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm
  • Handlebar
  • Burgtec Alloy
  • Stem
  • Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Seatpost
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth (100mm) (XS)
    RockShox Reverb Stealth (125mm) (S)
    RockShox Reverb Stealth (150mm) (M)
    RockShox Reverb Stealth (170mm) (L,XL)
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Pro
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF II 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h
    R: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h
    Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 27.5"
    Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Bronson C
    XT
    £6,099
  • Wheelsize
  • 27.5
  • Colours
  • RedTide
    Olive
  • Fork
  • FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm, 27.5"
  • Shock
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • Shimano XT M8100, 32t - 170mm (XS,S,M)
    Shimano XT M8100, 32t - 175mm (L,XL)
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Shimano XT
  • Cassette
  • Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
  • Chain
  • Shimano XT, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • Shimano XT 8120
  • Rotors
  • Shimano XT RT-86, Ice Tech, 203mm/180mm
  • Handlebar
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser - 760mm
  • Stem
  • Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Seatpost
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth (100mm) (XS)
    RockShox Reverb Stealth (125mm) (S)
    RockShox Reverb Stealth (150mm) (M)
    RockShox Reverb Stealth (170mm) (L,XL)
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF II 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 28h
    Rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 30 27.5"
    Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Bronson C
    XT Reserve
    £7,099
  • Wheelsize
  • 27.5
  • Colours
  • RedTide
    Olive
  • Fork
  • FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm, 27.5"
  • Shock
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • Shimano XT M8100, 32t - 170mm (XS,S,M)
    Shimano XT M8100, 32t - 175mm (L,XL)
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Shimano XT
  • Cassette
  • Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
  • Chain
  • Shimano XT, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • Shimano XT 8120
  • Rotors
  • Shimano XT RT-86, Ice Tech, 203mm/180mm
  • Handlebar
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser - 760mm
  • Stem
  • Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Seatpost
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth (100mm) (XS)
    RockShox Reverb Stealth (125mm) (S)
    RockShox Reverb Stealth (150mm) (M)
    RockShox Reverb Stealth (170mm) (L,XL)
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF II 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 28h
    Rims: Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon
    Spokes: Sapim D-Light
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Bronson CC
    X01
    £6,599
  • Wheelsize
  • 27.5
  • Colours
  • RedTide
    Olive
  • Fork
  • FOX 36 Float Factory, 160mm, 27.5"
  • Shock
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 165mm (XS)
    SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (S,M,L,XL)
  • Bottom Bracket
  • SRAM DUB
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
  • Chain
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Code RSC
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm
  • Handlebar
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser - 800mm
  • Stem
  • Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Headset
  • Hope
  • Seatpost
  • KS LEV Integra (100mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (XS)
    KS LEV Integra (125mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (S)
    KS LEV Integra (150mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (M)
    KS LEV Integra (175mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (L,XL)
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF II 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 30 27.5"
    Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Bronson CC
    X01 Reserve
    £7,799
  • Wheelsize
  • 27.5
  • Colours
  • RedTide
    Olive
  • Fork
  • FOX 36 Float Factory, 160mm, 27.5"
  • Shock
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 165mm (XS)
    SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (S,M,L,XL)
  • Bottom Bracket
  • SRAM DUB
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
  • Chain
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Code RSC
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm
  • Handlebar
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser - 800mm
  • Stem
  • Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Headset
  • Hope
  • Seatpost
  • KS LEV Integra (100mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (XS)
    KS LEV Integra (125mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (S)
    KS LEV Integra (150mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (M)
    KS LEV Integra (175mm) w/Southpaw Matchmaker (L,XL)
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF II 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rims: Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon
    Spokes: Sapim D-Light
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant

Geometry

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  • Imperial
  • Metric

High

    XS S M L XL
  Rider Height 4'8"+1.42m+ 5'1"+1.55m+ 5'5"+1.65m+ 5'9"+1.75m+ 6'1"+1.85m+
A Reach 389mm15.31" 419mm16.5" 436mm17.17" 459mm18.07" 489mm19.25"
B Stack 584mm22.99" 593mm23.35" 602mm23.7" 611mm24.06" 625mm24.61"
C Head Tube Angle 65.4°65.4° 65.4°65.4° 65.4°65.4° 65.4°65.4° 65.4°65.4°
D Seat Tube Length 370mm14.57" 380mm14.96" 405mm15.94" 430mm16.93" 460mm18.11"
E Front Center 703mm27.68" 737mm29.02" 761mm29.96" 785mm30.91" 821mm32.32"
F BB Height 344mm13.54" 344mm13.54" 344mm13.54" 344mm13.54" 344mm13.54"
G BB Drop 10mm0.39" 10mm0.39" 10mm0.39" 10mm0.39" 10mm0.39"
H Wheelbase 1134mm44.65" 1167mm45.94" 1191mm46.89" 1215mm47.83" 1252mm49.29"
I Chainstay Length 430mm16.93" 430mm16.93" 430mm16.93" 430mm16.93" 430mm16.93"
J Head Tube Length 100mm3.94" 110mm4.33" 120mm4.72" 130mm5.12" 145mm5.71"
K Top Tube Length 541mm21.3" 574mm22.6" 598mm23.54" 621mm24.45" 656mm25.83"
L Seat Tube Angle 75.3°75.3° 75.3°75.3° 75.3°75.3° 75.3°75.3° 75.3°75.3°
M Standover Height 694mm27.32" 704mm27.72" 721mm28.39" 720mm28.35"  

Low

    XS S M L XL
  Rider Height 4'8"+1.42m+ 5'1"+1.55m+ 5'5"+1.65m+ 5'9"+1.75m+ 6'1"+1.85m+
A Reach 385mm15.16" 415mm16.34" 429mm16.89" 455mm17.91" 485mm19.09"
B Stack 586mm23.07" 595mm23.43" 605mm23.82" 614mm24.17" 627mm24.69"
C Head Tube Angle 65.1°65.1° 65.1°65.1° 65.1°65.1° 65.1°65.1° 65.1°65.1°
D Seat Tube Length 370mm14.57" 380mm14.96" 405mm15.94" 430mm16.93" 460mm18.11"
E Front Center 703mm27.68" 737mm29.02" 761mm29.96" 785mm30.91" 821mm32.32"
F BB Height 340mm13.39" 340mm13.39" 340mm13.39" 340mm13.39" 340mm13.39"
G BB Drop 14mm0.55" 14mm0.55" 14mm0.55" 14mm0.55" 14mm0.55"
H Wheelbase 1134mm44.65" 1167mm45.94" 1191mm46.89" 1215mm47.83" 1252mm49.29"
I Chainstay Length 430mm16.93" 430mm16.93" 430mm16.93" 430mm16.93" 430mm16.93"
J Head Tube Length 100mm3.94" 110mm4.33" 120mm4.72" 130mm5.12" 145mm5.71"
K Top Tube Length 541mm21.3" 574mm22.6" 598mm23.54" 621mm24.45" 656mm25.83"
L Seat Tube Angle 75°75° 75°75° 75°75° 75°75° 75°75°
M Standover Height 692mm27.24" 700mm27.56" 717mm28.23" 715mm28.15" 715mm28.15"

* Effective top tube
** Seat Tube length measured from center of BB to top of seat tube

Size Guide

xs
4'8"142 — 5'1"155cm
s
5'1"155 — 5'5"165cm
m
5'5"165 — 5'9"175cm
l
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
xl
6'1"185 — 6'5"196cm

Shock Setup

Super Deluxe Air RCT

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)120 psi14-17 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)140 psi14-17 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)160 psi14-17 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)180 psi14-17 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)200 psi14-17 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)220 psi14-17 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)240 psi14-17 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)260 psi14-17 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)280 psi14-17 mm
280lbs (127kg)300 psi14-17 mm

FAQS

The geometry chart shows two settings- how do I adjust that?

There's a "flip chip" on the lower link where the shock mounts. Just remove the lower shock bolt and flip the chips to the setting you desire

Can I mount a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting. Most chainguides on the market that are made for this standard should work.

Can I put a front derailleur on?

No, this bike is not compatible with front derailleurs.

I want to put the shock from my old bike on there, can I do that?

We always recommend the stock shock, as we've spent a lot of time tuning for each particular frame. But if you must, these are the specifics you need to keep in mind:
210x55 Metric shock
30x8mm rear hardware (bearing compatible) 20x8 front hardware
Note- Fox Float X2 and Cane Creek Double Barrel Air will not fit in the Bronson/Roubion

Is this bike coil shock compatible?

A coil shock will fit in the Bronson, but we recommend an air shock. While progressive, the suspension is biased more towards air shocks and not quite progressive enough to work well with a coil in our opinion.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

This bike uses integrated headset cups. The upper up is 41mm and the lower cup is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.

What kind of rear brake mount does it use?

This bike uses a 180mm post mount. You cannot run a smaller rotor than that. If using 180mm rotor, your caliper will bolt straight to the mount. For 200 or 203 rotors you will need a 20mm or 23mm Post Mount adapter

What size seatpost does the Nomad/Bronson use?

31.6mm. We spec/recommend the Reverb without the Connectamajig to maximize the amount of seatpost insertion available.

What's the difference between the "Plus" version and the "regular" version?

The Bronson will fit up to 27.5x2.8" tires, but we sell it in two configurations:
"Normal" configuration comes with 2.4" rear and 2.5" front tires on 30mm rims. This setup will offer the most precise handling, and is your best bet if you see yourself wanting to use heavier duty tires (Double Down, DH casing, etc).
"Plus" configuration comes with 2.6" tires front and rear, on 35-37mm rims (depending on kit). These tires offer a good combination of grip/cushion without giving up too much in the way of support and precision. The rims will also work excellently with 2.8" tires if you're after the true rock-crawling Plus experience.

Where can I demo the newest model of this bike?

Well have the newest version available for demo at the Factory in Santa Cruz, California. We also suggest contacting your local Santa Cruz retailer to check for demo availability in your area.

Won't my BB be too high if I put 2.8" tires on my bike?

Thanks to the flip-chip on the link, you can adjust the bb height to account for the different tire diameters. You can achieve the same bb height with the plus configuration as you do with the standard one.

Frame Specs

Suspension SystemVPP
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length210mm
Stroke55
Fork Compatibility150-170mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.8"
Chanline SpecBoost
Brake TypesPost Mount
Water Bottle Mounts1 inside main triangle

Bearing Adjustment & Service Documents

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