The Bronson is offered in both carbon and aluminum versions. They were the first two models in a six-bike 650b (27.5in) salvo that was launched by Santa Cruz Bicycles this year.
The wheel size is perhaps the least interesting aspect of this carbon wonder bike though. The light and stiff carbon frame, 150mm of VPP suspension and impeccable trail manners are what make the Bronson a class leader.
- HIGHS: Good handling, stiff chassis, top shelf kit backs up the steep pricetag
- LOWS: 1×11 drivetrain is not for everyone
- BUY IF… You’re looking for a versatile, high performance trail bike (more…)