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    Santa Cruz Bronson

    I checked out the new DirtRag at B&N today...

    The new SC bike, which was due to be announced on April 1st, is the Bronson. 2 page add on the inside cover/page1.

    650b, 150mm travel, VPP, carbon or aluminum options.

    Looks a lot like my blur LT

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    What? No grainy cell phone pic to share?
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    That's the word that's been going around...

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    No pict? Naaah can't see it yet....
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    I'm driving up to Sea Otter, hopefully I'll get a ride on one.

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    Santa Cruz Bronson

    Worst kept secret...

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    what are the color schemes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo View Post
    Worst kept secret...
    or calculated leak marketing, resulting in viral speculation.

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    Santa Cruz Bronson

    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha View Post
    or calculated leak marketing, resulting in viral speculation.
    Bingo.

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    Could someone please take a picture and post it?

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    Santa Cruz Bronson

    Quote Originally Posted by reformed roadie View Post
    650b, 150mm travel, VPP, carbon or aluminum options.
    Mmmm... Sounds like something worth holding out and waiting for.



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    Re: Santa Cruz Bronson

    No luck at my B&N

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    Internets! Solve this problem!

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    Santa Cruz Bronson

    Got this from iPhone newsstand. Not exactly a real clear pic

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    no pic of the ad?

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    i actually think it has been a very well kept secret.... considering you cant find anything on the web about it...

    i am super excited about this bike, I hope it is 150mm as said above. to me that is the only bummer about the burner is that it is 140mm.

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    I would like to see the pic as well. OP, can you please post a pic for us?
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    No luck at my B&N either.

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    I saw a couple at Tamarancho in Fairfax, CA. Yes, they were 150mm travel. One was orange and black and the other one was lime green and black. Very nice looking bikes.

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    Funny,as until recently CEO Rob Roskopp proclaimed no real interest in 650b?

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    ^ a ruse to put peeps off guard....Good tactic if you ask me.
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    How would something "completely different" mean something that is the current trend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    How would something "completely different" mean something that is the current trend?
    That was also to throw you off track. What it should have said was "We're getting in line, just like everybody else."

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    This thread is dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techfersure View Post
    Funny,as until recently CEO Rob Roskopp proclaimed no real interest in 650b?
    Iirc, he said the same about 29ers...
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    Roskopp is a pretty savvy businessman and with a brand new building to pay for, you can be certain SC will get it right the first time.
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    I'm starting to warm up to the idea of a new bike name. Reading or talking about the LTc, BLTRc, TBLT, is getting way too confusing. I for one can't wait for the new rig...I even have my kit ready to bolt on and ride!

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    Yawn. Another long travel.

    The list goes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNFAL View Post
    Yawn. Another long travel.

    The list goes on.
    I'm with you. I was second-guessing my decision to buy a TRc frame and building it up as a 650b, as I'd prefer a similar frame that's 650b-specific. At 150mm I have no interest in the Bronson, and I'm happily starting to build up my frame!

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    Same here. My 650b TRc has all the travel I need, and I love its geometry. I'm sure a lot of people will dig the Bronson, though, and it will be a great all-mountain/enduro type bike.

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    Agreed, I was hoping for TRc 650b specific. No interest in longer travel.

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    ^^^ Wheels dont look 650b....

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    Because they arent.

    You could put a 650b wheel/tire into a Nomad frame, not even tightened in the dropout, and I'd believe it more than these rumors.
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    I'm willing to bet they do a Trail in 650b as well, based on the amount of interest and conversions out there. It would follow suit with their approach to the 29" market as well.

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    Nah that's gonna be what Specialized has to say in a year or two after Giant and Trek walk away with loads of sales.
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    Plenty of peeps have successfully converted their Blur LT's as well....
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    Ummmm...it's a known fact the new bike is for sure a 650b bike. He'll I started a thread in dec. in the Santa Cruz forum when my lbs who is good freinds with a rep told him they had a 650 bike coming.

    And on that note I've heard that trek is working on a 650 bike as well.

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    After a few test rides on 650's and having owned and sold, a 29'r, the 650 size, for me at least, seems to work very well for where and how I ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    Because they arent.

    You could put a 650b wheel/tire into a Nomad frame, not even tightened in the dropout, and I'd believe it more than these rumors.
    For someone who said this thread is dumb, you posted 3 times...

    Probably not just a rumor if they paid for a 2 page ad in a national publication...but carry on believing whatever you like.
    I think the Rag was't supposed to hit books stores yet, at least not until after the April 1 release date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbietz View Post
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    Looks like a Mavic ad... in which case no way those are 650b wheels.

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    Santa Cruz Bronson

    Quote Originally Posted by kboth View Post
    I'm starting to warm up to the idea of a new bike name. Reading or talking about the LTc, BLTRc, TBLT, is getting way too confusing. I for one can't wait for the new rig...I even have my kit ready to bolt on and ride!
    There will be a Bronson and a Bronson c, right?

    IIRC, the Tall Boy lt was introduced 4/1/12.

    If there is a Bronson 27.5 introduced 4/1/13, and it is to 27.5" what the Tall Boy lt is to 29", the Bronson c will likely be my next bike.

    I've been sitting on the fence for a few months now. I want a trail bike closer to 25lbs than 30lbs. I don't need 160mm like many of the new 27.5" bikes, and prefer 140mm. But if the 150mm Bronson c comes in at 25lbs, it is much skinnier than the 140mm Jamis pro or 140mm Norco Sight a -- both Alloy-- so I'll take it gladly. Plus I don't think have to rob a bank like I would to get a Rocky Mtn. Altitude 790 msl or a Scott Genius 700 sl

    We'll soon see.

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    this is killing me, i am really sucked into all this bronson hype... i keep checking for updates, but alas it is just people like me posting with no information or pics... doh. I am completely sold on 275, if I can afford it and the geo looks decent it will be my next bike. I do wonder about availability tho, I wonder how many they made.....

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    Santa Cruz Bronson

    Quote Originally Posted by Mutantclover View Post
    Looks like a Mavic ad... in which case no way those are 650b wheels.
    Coming soon to an LBS near you:

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/...-wheels_275527



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    I'm actually in the market for a carbon hardtail. I'd buy a Santa Cruz carbon hardtail in a hearbeat, but it looks like Jamis is getting the nod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reformed roadie View Post
    Probably not just a rumor if they paid for a 2 page ad in a national publication...but carry on believing whatever you like.
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    I don't doubt that it will be a 650b platform, and likely be 150mm full suspension.

    What pisses me off is people who say they've seen pictures in magazine of the bike. Not just a 2-page ad of a distant bike at Syncline. They don't post cell phone pictures or anything.
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    Maybe Reformed Roadie doesn't own a cell ph, and couldn't take a pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    Maybe Reformed Roadie doesn't own a cell ph, and couldn't take a pic.
    OR, another theory could be that he didn't care enough to take a pic in the middle of a book store, go home, load it on his computer and post in a forum...
    Maybe, he was just pointing it out for anyone who doesn't normally even look at Dirtrag, who might be interested in the much rumored new SC bike.

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