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
Fork: RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, 160mm, 27.5"
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12spd
Shifters: Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec
Crankset: E13 TRSr Crank, 32T, Boost, - 170mm (S,M)
Cassette: Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51
Chain: Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/ Quick Link
Brakes: Shimano XTR M9120
Rotors: Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors, Centerlock, 203/180mm
Handlebar: Santa Cruz AM Carbon
Stem: i9 A35
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Headset: Hope 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: i9 Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap, Centerlock, 28h
R: i9 Hydra, 12x148, MicroSpline, Centerlock, 28h
Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
Sealant: Stan's Sealant