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The Bronson has the biggest personality in the Santa Cruz range - From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table

150mm VPP® rear travel

  • Lower-link mounted shock
  • Linearly-progressive leverage ratio
  • It’s still VPP® - two short, counter-rotating links that connect the front and rear triangle to make a stout frame. Easily serviceable, reliable, lifetime bearing replacement
  • VPP® is a versatile design that allows us to fine tune suspension to suit the character of a any model of bicycle, from XC to downhill, and everything in-between. The upper- and lower-link VPP gives us even more options when design the suspension to suit the intended purpose of a bicycle. Like all Santa Cruz VPP bikes, the mantra is squish good, pedal good, no breaky.

27.5 and 27.5 Plus wheel bikes

  • The fun-sized wheel size
  • Frame clearance up to 2.8-inch tires
  • 2.6-inch tire options available on 35-37mm rim width
  • 2.6-inch tires provides extra volume compared to traditional tires (2.1-2.5-inch) to get the benefits of fatter (Plus) tires but with precision of smaller volume tires.
  • Santa Cruz Reserve 30 and Reserve 37 carbon wheel option on S-kit and above
  • Lifetime guarantee Reserve wheels
  • All wheels (both aluminum and carbon Reserve) built in-house by Santa Cruz

Available in CC, C carbon and aluminum

  • 5 sizes: XS to XL
  • Lifetime warranty on all frames

Spec general:

  • Fox 160mm fork travel
  • 200mm front, 180mm rear rotors
  • Piggyback RockShox shock, bearing eyelets on all price points (RockShox Super Deluxe spec- fits Fox DPX2)
  • Dropper with internal routing
  • Reserve wheel offered on S thru XX1
  • Two colour choices: Industry Blue and Primer Grey


  • Dual uprights on rear triangle (stiff, stout, evenly distributes forces going through frame/suspension)
  • Internal cables (fully channeled on front triangle, guided on rear) threaded BB
  • Bolt-on shuttle guard
  • Rear shock cover
  • ‘Chunnel’ for shock, still useable seat post insertion and internal routing for droppers
  • Bottle cage inside the front triangle


  • Reach grows by 15mm per size
  • 10 mm lower standover
  • 1-degree steeper and 1-inch shorter seat tube (longer droppers help)
  • 65.1-degree head angle in ‘Low’ setting, 65.4-degree in ‘High’
  • 75-degree seat angle

Frame Only (all prices shown are GST inclusive)

Bronson 3 alloy frameset / RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ - $3,699*
Bronson 3 CC frameset / RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate - $5,750*

* Make the most of your new bike – get it built by the experienced professionals at Bike Culture for $200.

Complete bikes (all prices shown are GST inclusive)

Bronson 3 C R build kit
RockShox Super Deluxe Select, RockShox Yari RC 160

Bronson 3 C S build kit
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, Fox 36 Performance 160

Bronson 3 C XT build kit
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, Fox 36 Performance Elite 160

Bronson 3 C XT RSV build kit
Reserve Wheelset, RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, Fox 36 Performance Elite 160

Bronson 3 CC X01 build kit
RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate, Fox 36 Factory 160

Bronson 3 CC X01 RSV build kit
Reserve Wheelset, RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate, Fox 36 Factory 160

Pricing current at time of publication. Please give us a call or email to check current pricing and availability. Or better still, call in to the shop to see for yourself!