The leader of the Rat pack
Ridden by Ratboy since the day it was born, the Bronson has the biggest personality in our range. From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each new generation redefines expectations of what a 150mm bike can do.
The new lower-link mounted shock configuration opens up greater possibilities for maximum bump performance, a supportive mid-stroke, and a barely detectable bottom out. It’s like our most capable all-around bike just had a set of afterburners bolted on.
With 150mm of VPP travel on 27.5-inch wheels, the Bronson continually rides the sharp edge between agility and stability. Ideal for negotiating tech-gnar one moment and fast flowing terrain the next, the 160mm fork travel and 65-degree head angle ensure handling remains refined. Meanwhile, the redesigned, one-piece swingarm keeps the rear wheel tracking on point however twisted you get.
There’s plenty of room to run up to 2.8-inch tires on plus rims. We offer build kit options for “regular” 27.5 and Plus using 2.6 tires. It feels like the sorta big is the sweet spot between the Velcro-like traction of plus tires and the traditional feel of a supportive casing on standard-width tires.
Its versatility makes it the go-to choice for those seeking a skeleton key bike to unlock unfamiliar trails with ease.
Complementary DMR Vaults with all Santa Cruz
Custom Build your own Bronson here on the Bike Builder
Fork: RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, 160mm, 27.5"
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
Shifters: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
Crankset: SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB 32t - 170mm
Cassette: SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
Rotors: Avid Centerline 200/180mm
Handlebar: Santa Cruz AM Carbon
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6
Saddle: WTB Silverado Team Saddle
Front Tyre: Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5"x2.5", 3C EXO TR
Rear Tyre: Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5"x2.4", EXO TR
Wheels: F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h
R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
Sealant: Stan's Sealant