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.
Travel: 150mm Rear, 160mm Fork (will take 150-170mm)
Headset: Integrated IS41/52
Seat Clamp: 36.4
Shock: 200 / 55
BB: 73mm Threaded
Max Tyre: 2.8"
Chainline Spec: Boost Only
Brake Mounts: Post Mount
Water Bottles: Yes one inside main triangle
27.5" (650b), 27.5+
Frame Material Details
Carbon CC with internal cable routing and built in chainstay protection
RockShox Super Deluxe RCT
FOX 36 Float Factory
Head Tube Diameter
Cane Creek 110 IS Integrated
SCB AM Carbon
Race Face Turbine R, 50mm length
Santa Cruz Palmdale
Shimano XTR M9120 with Shimano XTR IceTech Centerlock 203mm Rotors
Shimano XTR M9120
Shimano XTR M9100 SL, I-Spec, 12-speed
Shimano XTR M9100 SGS
Shimano XTR M9120, 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)
Shimano XTR with QuickLink
Shimano XTR, 10-51 tooth, 12-speed
Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon, 28 hole Plus Size Option: Santa Cruz Reserve 37 Carbon
Front: DT Swiss 240, 15mm x 110mm, Centerlock Rear: DT Swiss 240, 12mm x 148mm, HG, Centerlock
DT Swiss Competition Race
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, 2.5" 3C EXO TR Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II, 2.4" EXO TR Plus Size Option Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, 2.6" 3C Terra EXO TR Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II, 2.6" 3C EXO TR
WTB Silverado Team
RockShox Reverb Stealth, discrete lever
Standard single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Boost, 12mm x 148mm
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Industry Blue/Gold Primer Grey/Silver
Lifetime frame and bearings
28 lb 10.9 oz (13,010 g)
This model coming out in the Fall of 2018 Photos do not show the XTR model Internal cable routing VPP suspension Lower-link mounted shock configuration