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Santa Cruz enters the 650b/27.5 wheel size with the introduction of the Santa Cruz Bronson all-mountain frame. With a 27.5" wheel size you get most of the improved roll-over-everything wheel diameter of a 29er while retaining most of the agility of a standard 26" mountain bike. Defined as an enduro racing frame, the 27.5 wheel size enabled Santa Cruz to build a taller bike with 150mm travel in a geometry that handles beautifully. The Bronson uses a one-piece, continuous carbon fiber lay-up, which allows interlocking fibers to wrap between tubes and removes any excess material from the frame, producing lightweight performance. Santa Cruz put a lot of emphasis on the performance and ride characteristics of their VPP suspension design, with adjustability of shock rates for individual designs, superb pedaling and bump smoothing characteristics. The new frame has all the trimmings demanded today: 142mm rear axle spacing, new molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors, ISCG-05 carbon tabs, dropper seatpost internal cable routing and a 73mm threaded BB for creak-free riding. Welcome to the Santa Cruz Bronson, a new perspective on what a 6-inch travel bike can conquer. Pedals not included. Shock pump is sold separately.
Frame: Carbon fiber chassis, tapered head tube, forged upper link.
Rear Shock: Fox Float CTD Kashima
Fork: Fox 34 Float CTD oc 150mm
Headset: Cane Creek 10
Wheels: WTB ST i23 TCS rims laced to SRAM MTH 716 15mm front hub and MTH 746 rear hub w/ DT 14 gauge spokes, brass nipples
Tires: Maxxis High Roller 2 2.3" Tubeless Ready EXO
Cassette: Shimano HG81, 11-36 (SLX) 10spd
Chain: Shimano HG 74
Front Derailleur: Shimano M611 or M610 (Deore) 10spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano M675 SGS (SLX) 10spd
Crankset: Shimano M610 24/32/42 (Deore) 10spd
Shifters: Shimano M660 (SLX) 10spd
Brakes: Shimano M615 (Deore) w/180mm front, 160mm rear rotors
Handlebars: Raceface Ride low riser 710mm
Stem: TruVativ AKA
Saddle: WTB Volt Race
Seatpost: Raceface Ride 30.9x375mm
Grips: Lizard Skin "494"