18 Santa Cruz Bronson C frame S Kit Size X Large

Living Up To The Hype

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.



  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • 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
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Full carbon frame and swingarm
  • ISCG05 tabs (carbon frames only)
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket


Product Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon C S Bike
Model Year 2018
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L, XL
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details Full Carbon C frame and swingarm, molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection, stealth and external seatpost cable routing
Rear Travel 150mm
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance DPS, 200mm x 57mm
Fork FOX 36 F150 Performance
Fork Travel 150mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Headset Cane Creek 40 zero stack
Handlebar Race Face Aeffect R, 35mm diameter, 780mm wide, 20mm rise
Stem Race Face Ride, 50mm
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale
Brakes SRAM Guide R, Avid Centerline 160mm rotors
Brake Levers SRAM Guide R
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Chainguide none
Cranks SRAM GX Eagle
Chainrings 32 tooth, direct mount
Bottom Bracket Standard, threaded
Pedals none
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12 speed, 10-50 tooth
Wheel Size 27.5" (650b)
Rims Race Face AR 27, 32 hole
Hubs Front: Novatec D641, 15mm x 110mm
Rear: Novatec D642, 12mm x 148mm, BOOST
Spokes DT Competition
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, 2.3", 3c, EXO, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR 2, 2.3", EXO, TR
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp 36.4mm
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12mm x 148mm
Max. Tire Size 2.4"
Bottle Cage Mounts Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
Colors Gloss Carbon and Sriracha, Gloss Olive and Black
Warranty Lifetime frame, lifetime bearing
Miscellaneous Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts. Double sealed pivots. Threaded bottom bracket

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$6,549.00 CAD
  • 18 Santa Cruz Bronson C frame S Kit Size X Large