Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon Enduro Race Bike Enduro Mountainbike Magazine 650b world series

Two decades of evolution at Santa Cruz brought us here. An entirely new frame, new wheel size and new perspective on what a 6″ travel bike can conquer.
Bronson is not some rehashed 27.5″ tribute act to anything else in our range. It stands alone as testament to the years of designing and refining at our old Bronson Street facility.

Locked up for months of secret testing, Bronson breaks straight onto the scene as the Syndicate’s race bike for their Enduro World Series campaign.
Here are the facts:

  • 27.5″ (650b) wheels
  • 142 mm rear axle spacing.
  • New molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors.
  • 2 x bottle cage mounts.
  • Forged upper link.
  • Forged aluminum lower link with angled grease ports: offset for chainguide clearance.
  • Collet axle pivots: lock in place without pinch bolts.
  • Angular contact bearings: all pivots.
  • Direct mount rear derailleur hanger option: standard hanger comes as stock.
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts.
  • Co-molded aluminum hardware on frame pivots: no bonding.
  • Carbon ISCG-05 tabs.
  • Routing for Reverb Stealth.
  • 73mm threaded BB: creak-free riding and easy installation.
  • Geometry:

    Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon Enduro Race Bike Enduro Mountainbike Magazine 650b world series Geometry

    Alu version:

    Santa Cruz Bronson Alu Enduro Race Bike Enduro Mountainbike Magazine 650b world series

    Prices & Availability (tbc):

      SC Bronson Carbon: June, 2013
      SC Bronson Alu: May, 2013
      Frame kit carbon (with Fox CTD): starting at 3099 Euros
      Frame kit aluminium (with Fox CTD): starting at 2199 Euros
      Bronson Carbon: from 2,4 kg (size M)

    Photos & info: Press release Santa Cruz.

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    About the author

    Robin Schmitt

    Robin is one of the two founders of 41 Publishing, a visionary and go-getter. While he now enjoys every second on the bike – whenever his busy schedule allows – he used to race against the clock at enduro events and a few Downhill World Cups. Besides that, Robin practises kung fu and Zen meditation, plays the cello or with his dog (which actually belongs to his girlfriend), travels abroad and still reviews numerous bikes himself. Progressive ideas, new projects and major challenges – Robin loves exploring undiscovered potential and getting to the bottom of new trends.