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Welp, April 1st finally rolled around and there's a new Santa Cruz on the loose. It looks bad ass. Actually, it probably is bad ass knowing the how the guys over there operate.

They say the Bronson is not some rehashed 27.5-inch tribute act to anything else in the Santa Cruz range. It stands alone as testament to the years of designing and refining at their old Bronson Street facility, and this one has been in the works for a long time - two decades actually.

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Locked up for months of secret testing, the Bronson breaks straight onto the scene as the Syndicate's race bike for their Enduro World Series campaign. Judging by how the crew gets along with it in the intro video, they'll do quite well, too.

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With both carbon and aluminum frame options, a massive range of kit choice and an unprecedented 10 possible decal combinations for the ENVE spec, the Bronson is also Santa Cruz's most customizable bike ever. You can build your dream bike right here.

Bronson-Carbon Specs

  • 150mm travel VPP suspension
  • 27.5-inch (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.
  • Frame weight: from 5.3-pounds (for size M, carbon).
  • Complete weight: from 26.2-pounds (for size M, carbon, XX1 ENVE).

Geometry

*Based on 544.4mm axle-crown with 13mm stack height

Colors

  • Carbon: Tennis Yellow with black/blue decals and Matte Carbon with orange/blue decals.
  • Aluminum: Gloss Black with blue/yellow decals and Gloss Grey with grey/blue decals.
  • 10 decal choices for ENVE kits: Blue, Yellow, Orange, White or Grey in either solid fill or outline.

Pricing and Availability

Bikes will be available starting this April for the carbon model, and in May for the aluminum version. Expect to shell out $1925 for the aluminum frame and $2699 for the carbon variety. Complete bikes will start at $3399 and $4150, respectively. As usual, Santa Cruz is backing their work with a five year warranty, lifetime bearings warranty, and lifetime crash replacement warranty.

Hit up www.santacruzbicycles.com for more details.

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