2020 Santa Cruz Bronson

Bronson MY20 C S Green

The Bronson may be the middle of the range, but it's no middle-of-the-road ride. More capable on the downs than a 5010 with more travel for rougher terrain make it perfect for tacking our local trails. There's a reason it's been our best selling model. If you're after a versatile trail bike with the fun and playful nature of 650b wheels, the Bronson is the Swiss army knife you're after.


In standard 2.4/2.5" guise, Bronson is alive and precise. Optional "Plus" kits with wider rims and 2.6" tyres give more cushioning over the rough stuff and a softer ride quality. Worth considering for velcro traction without most downsides of full 2.8-3.0" plus-sized tyres.


If you're after a Bronson but with 29" wheels, give the Hightower a look.



  • Aluminium R Kit £3600
  • Aluminium R+ Kit £3600
  • Aluminium S Kit £4400
  • Aluminium S+ Kit £4400
  • Carbon C R Kit £4500
  • Carbon C R+ Kit £4500
  • Carbon C S Kit £5300
  • Carbon C S+ Kit £5300
  • Carbon C S Reserve Kit £6300
  • Carbon C S+ Reserve Kit £6300
  • Carbon CC X01 Kit £6600
  • Carbon CC X01+ Kit £6600
  • Carbon CC X01 Reserve Kit £7800
  • Carbon CC X01+ Reserve Kit £7800
  • Carbon CC XTR Reserve Kit £8400
  • Carbon CC XTR+ Reserve Kit £8400
  • Carbon CC XX1 AXS Reserve Kit £9400
  • Carbon CC XX1+ AXS Reserve Kit £9400

Full specifications can be seen on the Santa Cruz website.

Please contact us for a quote on any of the Bronson bikes or to discuss timescales.   We can make changes to the standard spec, within reason or build a fully custom bike based on the Aluminium or Carbon CC frames - please phone, email or call in the shop to discuss!



  • 27.5” wheels
  • 150mm rear travel
  • 150mm front travel (suits up to 170mm)
  • Aluminium, Carbon C and Carbon CC frame options
  • VPP suspension with lower link design
  • Adjustable shock mount/flipchip to give Hi/Lo geometry tweaks
  • 148mm rear wheel spacing
  • One bottle cage mount
  • Lifetime frame warranty
  • Lifetime frame bearing warranty (free bearings!)


Component sizes

  • 27.5” wheel, up to 2.8” tyre
  • 148mm rear wheel spacing
  • 150 to 170mm travel fork
  • 31.6mm seatpost
  • 36.4mm seatclamp
  • IS41|IS52 headset
  • 210 x 55mm shock
  • 20x8mm front, 30x8mm rear shock fittings
  • BS threaded bottom bracket
  • ISCG05 chainguide tabs