Bike Check | Josh’s Bronson

Art’s employee: Josh Job
Position: Service Lead / Warranty Coordinator
Bike: Santa Cruz Bronson cc 

SC Bronson

About the rider: 

Height: 6’1”

Inseam: 31”

Weight: 210 lbs

Years Riding MTB: 10 years

Riding Style: Loose and Playful


Josh started riding BMX in 6th grade aboard the classic Schwinn Super Stock II. After riding BMX through high school, Josh was introduced to mountain biking through his good friend Bud Luther. He soon replaced skate park sessions with laps at his home trails in the Sequoia National Forest. Josh’s roots in BMX manifested into a playful and sendy style on his trail bike.

About the bike: 

Given Josh’s playful style, 27.5″ wheels were the only option. The Bronson’s quiver-killing capabilities and Santa Cruz’s lifetime warranty were huge selling points for Josh. While the build appears relatively stock, look closely and you’ll see some pro touches, like the XTR levers paired to Saint calipers.


Tech specs:

Frame: Santa Cruz Bronson cc (Gloss Olive & Black / Large)
Shock: Fox dpX2 Performance Elite 200×57 (245 psi)
Fork: Fox 36 Performance Elite 150mm FIT 4 (84 psi)
Wheels: Dt 350 hubs laced to Easton Arc 27 hoops
Rotors: SRAM Centerline 180mm
Brakes: Shimano XTR M9020 levers paired to Saint M820 Calipers
Crankset: SRAM X01 Eagle Boost GXP 175mm
Pedals: Deity TMAC Flat Pedals
Cassette: SRAM HG-1295 10-50t
Chain: SRAM PC-X01 Eagle 12-spd
Shift Lever(s): SRAM X01 Trigger Shifter 12-spd
Front Derailleur: n/a
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle Type 3 12-spd
Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb 31.6x150mm
Saddle: WTB Silverado 135mm
Stem: Chromag BZA 35 Stem 50mm reach
Handlebars: Santa Cruz Carbon Riser Bar 760mm
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5×2.3
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5×2.3
Grips: Deity Knuckleduster Black
Weight:  30 lbs