From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each new generation of Santa Cruz Bronson Alloy redefines expectations of what an aluminium 150mm travel trail 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 techy terrain 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. Santa Cruz offers build kit options for “regular” 27.5 and Plus using 2.6 tires. It feels like the sweet spot between the Velcro-like traction of plus tires and the traditional feel of a supportive casing on standard-width tires.
The Bronson Alloy range of bikes and frames are available to order.
Read more about the 2020 Bronson range of bikes and frames on the Santa Cruz Bikes website HERE
Looking for a similar travel Santa Cruz but with 29″ wheels? Check out the new Hightower HERE
- Bronson Alloy R or R+ – Complete Bike: £3599
- Bronson Alloy S or S+ – Complete Bike: £4399
- Bronson Alloy Frame only: £1899