Bad kid, done good.
When Santa Cruz dropped the Bronson on the world in 2013 they caught many people with their pants around their ankles. 27.5-inch wheels were the new kid on the block and people weren’t ready for a disruptive little middle child to muscle its way into the household. The Bronson was among the first of its kind to adopt the in-betweener wheel size and the timing was just right to make it infamous.
Eight years later, the fourth generation Bronson comes in swinging with mixed wheels. It’s something that the other naughty kids, the Syndicate, have been playing with for a while on the V10s and Bullit eBikes. The big wheel up front gives the Bronson more traction (bigger contact patch and more rollover) which results in more confidence for the rider, while the BB to axle drop of the smaller, 27.5 rear wheel makes it easier to drop a shoulder into a late turn or lift the front wheel up and over obstacles.
150mm VPP® rear travel, 160mm fork
29” front wheel, 27.5” rear wheel
Made for: Aggressive trail riding, half-shell hucking, and soulful sending
At home on: Rooty, rocky, technical terrain