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Santa Cruz Bronson AL R Kit

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Description

Santa Cruz Bronson AL R Kit

When we introduced Bronson, it took the market by storm, redefining what people expected from a 150mm trail bike. Equally at home in the Trans-Provence as it was on The Ridge, updating and improving it was going to be no small feat.

The most visible upgrade is the completely new VPP® link arrangement. The lower link tucks neatly above the bottom bracket, fully-recessed and protected from impacts. Meanwhile the box-section upper link now mounts cleanly to the top tube and enhances lateral stiffness as a result. Shock rate’s been refined in the process too, delivering greater small bump sensitivity and a more progressive mid-stroke.

Geometry has also evolved subtly to meet demand from riders for a bike of this ilk. The seat tube angle’s been steepened, placing the rider right above the cranks and perfectly in position to lay down the power. Meanwhile a one-degree slacker 66 degree head tube angle combines with a 20-25mm longer top tube and shorter chainstay length to create an evermore rally-ready geometry than its predecessor.

This alloy version of the Bronson differs just slightly from its carbon brethren: we opted against including ISCG tabs, as one-by drivetrains have rendered them mostly unnecessary, and we've made the switch to an integrated headset like you'll find on the Hightower and Tallboy. These decisions shaved a bit of weight from the frame, which otherwise includes all the features you'll find on our C and CC-level carbon frames, but in an attractive, strong, aluminum package.

Features

  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • ISCG05 tabs (carbon frames only)
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket


Specifications

Frame Material: Aluminum
Fork: FOX Rhythm 150
Shock: RockShox Monarch RT
Rear Dérailleur: SRAM NX
Shifters: SRAM NX
Chainring Size: 32 Tooth
Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect
Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset
Cassette: SRAM XG1150 10-42t
Chain: SRAM PC1110
Brakes: SRAM Level T
Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline; 180mm
Headset: Cane Creek 10 Series Integrated
Bars: RaceFace Chester 785mm, 35mm clamp
Stem: RaceFace Ride, 35mm clamp
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub: Novatec D711; 15x110mm
Rear Hub: Novatec D712; 12x148mm
Rims: WTB STP i23 TCS; 32h
Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR; 27.5x2.3
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR; 27.5x2.3
Tubes: Stans Sealant
Seat Post: RaceFace Ride 31.6x400mm
Saddle: WTB Volt Race