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.
Santa Cruz Bronson XTR Reserve: Specifications
|Weight||13.01kg / 28.68lbs, 27.5″ or 13.01kg / 28.68lbs, 27.5+”|
|Wheel Size||27.5″ or 27.5+”|
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Factory, 160mm, 27.5″|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe RCT|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12spd|
|Shifters||Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec|
|Crankset||Shimano XTR M9120 148, 32t – 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Cassette||Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51|
|Chain||Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/Quick Link|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR M9120|
|Brake Rotors||Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors, Centerlock, 203mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 110 IS Integrated Headset|
|Bars||SCB AM Carbon|
|Stem||Race Face Turbine R 50mm|
|Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 240, 15×110, Centerlock, 28h|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 240, 12×148, Micro Spline, 28h|
|Rims||Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim – 27.5 28h, or Santa Cruz Reserve 37 27.5″ Carbon, 27.5+|
|Spokes||DT Competition Race (28)|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion 27.5×2.50 DHF 3C EXO TR, 27.5 or Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5″x2.6″, 3C Terra EXO TR, 27.5+|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Minion 27.5×2.40 DHR II EXO TR, 27.5 or Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5″x2.6″, 3C EXO TR, 27.5+|
|Tubes||Stans Sealant 2oz|
|Seat Post||Rockshox Reverb Stealth, Discrete Lever, 31.6|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|