Santa Cruz joins the ranks of manufacturers offering 650B/27.5″ wheeled bikes with the release of the Bronson, which will be available in both carbon and aluminum versions. The six-inch travel bike is aimed toward the growing enduro racing scene and will be the Syndicate’s race bike for their Enduro World Series Campaign. A multitude of build kits and color options will be available to the masses with price ranging from $4,150 to $10,419. We expect to have the carbon version in the shop by the end of the month and the alloy version sometime in May.
The Bronson is named after street where Santa Cruz’s old research and development facility was located. Santa Cruz expects the new Bronson to redefine what a six-inch travel bike is capable of. Some cool new features include internal a 67 degree head angle, stealth-style dropper post routing and ISCG-05 tabs. Here’s a complete list of details:
– 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.
Check out this video to see Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar, Cedric Gracia and Josh Bryceland break in the new Bronson in France.