Santa Cruz Bicycles Bronson C S+ Complete Mountain Bike 2019

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - Bronson C S+ Complete Mountain Bike 2019
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Still true to its aggressive all-mountain riding roots and half-shell-hucker mentality, the latest Santa Cruz Bicycles Bronson C S+ Complete Mountain Bike is right at home on the rooty, the rocky, and the technical. A reworked VPP® linkage makes 3.0 more efficient uphill while improving bottom out resistance and mid-stroke support. While they were at it, Santa Cruz also lengthened the reach and slackened the head tube, improving the Bronson's composure in gnarly terrain. Perhaps the most versatile bike in the Santa Cruz offering, the Santa Cruz Bicycles Bronson C S Complete Mountain Bike is their answer to the versatility and capability demanded by today's all-mountain riders. A carbon C frame? 27.5+ tires? And a modern 1x12 drivetrain? What more can we say? Unleash your inner lion on the Bronson C S+.

Product Details


Carbon C FrameA minimal weight gain of approximately 250 - 280 grams (0.6 lbs) for the C frame over the CC due to the different grade of carbon used. Whether you're riding a carbon CC or C frame, you get exactly the same legendary strength and stiffness because Santa Cruz uses exactly the same manufacturing facility and techniques.

150mm VPP® SuspensionVPP is based on the patented principle of having two short links rotating in opposite directions. This system provides huge design flexibility, allowing Santa Cruz to manipulate shock rates to the intended purpose and character of each model; from short travel endurance bikes to World Championship winning DH machines.

RockShox Super Deluxe R ShockThe directive was simple. Engineer a shock that does for rear-suspension performance what Pike did for forks. Simple? Don’t bet on it. A gamble? Absolutely. It required a complete change in the way SRAM approaches shock design. It meant focusing on performance first and leaving old constraints behind. And it gave them a clear path to develop the world’s lowest-friction shock — Super Deluxe. Metric sizing gives Super Deluxe significantly increased bushing overlap, which, together with a sophisticated new bushing profile, virtually eliminates friction in the shock. A new damper holds the shock high in its stroke and offers unparalleled traction. Unshackled from the old obstacles of shock design, Super Deluxe is free to tackle new ones — on the trail. This changes everything.

Shock AdjustmentsExternal Rebound | Air Spring Pressure

Frame Update 3.0This iteration of the Bronson features a revised VPP® suspension with a new lower-link mounted shock. This yields a smoother pedaling platform, greater bottom out resistance, and a supportive mid-stroke. Add to this a mildly slacker head angle, slightly steeper seat angle and a longer reach to make the Bronson more versatile than ever.

27.5 / 27.5+ Wheel ClearanceClearance for up to 2.8-inch tires.


Fox 36 Float PerformancePerformance forks retain the same black anodized 7000 series aluminum upper tubes as Performance Elite, but have a different damper (FIT GRIP) with fewer adjustments.

Fork AdjustmentsExternal Rebound, 3-Postition (Open, Medium, Firm)

Drive Train

SRAM GX Eagle™ DrivetrainSRAM Eagle™ drivetrains are the only 1x drivetrains that are fully system engineered for optimal performance. Eagle™ drivetrains are designed, tested and proven to deliver the lightest, highest-performing, most durable systems for all riders on any trail. Eagle™ technology provides an expanded, optimum, gear range that allows you to realize your bike's potential beyond where it has ever been. Every SRAM GX Eagle™ component is 100% compatible with all levels of SRAM Eagle™ drivetrain systems.


SRAM Code R BrakesetSleek, easy to use, yet immensely powerful. Code R packs a winning punch with a reliable DirectLink™ lever mated to Code’s new oversized four-piston caliper. SRAM’s signature ergonomics are supplemented by the tool-free reach adjust for a fit to each riders’ needs, to unleash Code’s superior braking power, consistency and modulation.

Avid Centerline RotorsThe new Centerline Rotor was designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout rotation thereby minimizing vibration offering consistent performance and a quiet ride.

Wheel Set

Maxxis Minion DHF | Front TireThe Minion DHF was designed for the often loose and muddy conditions of aggressive all-mountain terrain. The DHF incorporates ramped knobs for low rolling resistance and channel-cut knobs to increase gripping edges, giving straight-line control and precise cornering.

Maxxis Minion DHR II | Rear TireThe trail version of the Maxxis Minion DHR II features the same tread pattern as its downhill counterpart, but uses a single-ply casing to reduce weight. With side knobs borrowed from the legendary Minion DHF, but widened to provide more support, the DHR II corners like no other. The center tread features ramped knobs to improve acceleration and sipes to create a smooth transition when leaning the bike. Paddle-like knobs on the center tread dig in under hard braking and help keep the bike under control. Pair it with a Minion DHF up front for the ultimate aggressive trail riding tire combo!

Additional Features

RockShox Reverb Stealth Dropper SeatpostDon’t let its familiar good looks fool you—Reverb is a whole new weapon. Its internals have been completely re-engineered to improve on its already legendary performance and to offer enhanced reliability: all the smallest details, down to the single seal, have been re-evaluated and updated to pass the hardest and longest durability tests. Additional bushing overlap also improves performance over time. This is the brand-new Reverb, engineered for the next-generation mountain biker.

Shipping Information

Oversize Itemcan only be shipped via UPS Ground within the continental U.S.


  • Rear Travel (mm): 150
  • Front Travel (mm): 160
  • Wheel Size: 27.5"+
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 36
  • Rear Travel (in): 5.9
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline (200mm Front, 180mm Rear)
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame + Bearings Only)
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C Terra EXO TR | 27.5 x 2.6"
  • Pedals: None
  • Handlebar: Race Face Æffect R
  • Stem: Race Face Æffect R (50mm)
  • Rims: Race Face AR Offset 35
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe R
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Code R
  • Brake Calipers: SRAM Code R
  • Chain: SRAM GX Eagle™
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle™
  • Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle™
  • Crankset: SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB 32t (170mm XS-S, 175mm M-XL)
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1275 Eagle™ 10-50t
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro
  • Gearing: 1 x 12
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Hubs: DT Swiss 370 110x15mm Front / DT Swiss 370 12x148mm Rear
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Used For: All-Mountain
  • Front Travel (in): 6.3
  • ISCG Tabs: ISCG 05
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C EXO TR | 27.5 x 2.6"
Size S M L XL
Top Tube (mm) 574 598 621 656
Seat Tube (mm) 380 405 430 460
Stack (mm) 595 605 614 627
Reach (mm) 415 429 455 485
Standover Height (mm) 700 717 715 715
Head Tube Angle (°) 65.1 65.1 65.1 65.1
Seat Tube Angle (°) 75 75 75 75
Chainstay Length (mm) 430 430 430 430
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 340 340 340 340
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 14 14 14 14
Head Tube Length (mm) 110 120 130 145
Wheelbase (mm) 1167 1191 1215 1252

Other Notes

Santa Cruz Bicycles products can only be shipped within the United States



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