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    Turner Burner or Santa Cruz Bronson?

    That is my dilemma...thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomer View Post
    That is my dilemma...thoughts?
    Is this a 650b?

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    yup. although im starting to prefer 275.

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    Cool! Do you know where I can find info on this bike?

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    I vote Turner, but I'm biased

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    So, Bronson is the official name? I'm pretty sure the news on this bike isn't official unless something cool happened this weekend...

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    I would get the one that exists. Where would you buy the santa cruz?

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    Burner, better suspension design YMMV

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    Turner Burner or Santa Cruz Bronson?

    All I learned from Google was that Santa Cruz Mountain Bike's address is 104 Bronson Street, and this pic:

    Turner Burner or Santa Cruz Bronson?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362429441.048098.jpg

    If this is the bike, it's a HT. Get the Turner


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    dwt - that is a Highball. The google search result is from 2010.

    Bronson is the old address, as they recently moved...it would be a fitting name for a bike, so I wouldn't be shocked if that was the name.
    Nor would I be shocked if someone did a search and saw "Bronson" in the results and assumed that was the bike name...

    Either way, it should be interesting to see what they come up with.
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    The SC Tallboy is a full Suspension, not a HT.....This said, that does not look like a 650b bike either, Maxxis doesn't make 650b Ikons, does it?

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    Sorry- meant Highball. Post fixed.

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    btw, I started this thread in the Turner forum long before that Santa Cruz ad was published....
    And now for something completely different...

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    Turner Burner or Santa Cruz Bronson?

    So who has a pic of the Rumoured SC 27.5"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    I would get the one that exists. Where would you buy the santa cruz?
    true that the burner exists, but it is unavailable at the moment. probably be available around the same time as the bronson? lots of e-spec going on with me though..

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    Unavailable? "My" shop has two frames on the wall.... nice effin bikes dude. ... when will the bronson be ready and when were you thinking of buying?

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    here's a little speculation related to my anticipation of the High Roller II tire. Remember that Bike Radar (?) photo from Santa Cruz with a 27.5 HRII mounted in a SC frame? I'm getting a feeling that the first shipment of HRII's have been allocated to SC as OEM tires. Why? First the distributors were listing them as available Feb. 28th, Maxxis HQ was telling me the shipment was on it's way with early April availability. Now the distributors are saying June 24. So are we going to see the first batch of tires available on complete bikes before the rest of us can get them?

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    guess i want to see what the SC offering looks like in detail before I commit as I am leaning that way if it is what I think it is going to be. I like the intense too, but had a bad experience with intense in the past. I should probably get over that, but I also imagine the SC will be significantly less expensive than the intense at least..and probably the turner. I have always been a big fan of SC and have owned several and also owned several turners, but probably not in the budget realistically...

    i imagine the SC will be out at sea otter...

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    I think Turners new lower retail prices are more in line with SC's prices now, for alu frames at least, not completes. 2013 5 spot is $1995 blur is $1925 msrp.

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    If recent history is anything to go by then SC will release the new bike in carbon first. In that case then you're looking at a ~$3,000 frame.

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    Turner Burner or Santa Cruz Bronson?

    Quote Originally Posted by gnomer View Post
    true that the burner exists, but it is unavailable at the moment. probably be available around the same time as the bronson? lots of e-spec going on with me though..
    What about direct from Turner website?


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    That pic above is an old leaked pic of the SC highball from a year ago or so, I remember seeing that online.
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    Here's a pic of the new Santa Cruz 650b..... possibly......supposedly. Kinda hard to tell much from that angle.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Turner Burner or Santa Cruz Bronson?-santa-cruz-ad.jpg  

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    But it is not made in the USA like the Turner.

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    Turner Burner or Santa Cruz Bronson?

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    But it is not made in the USA like the Turner.
    Neither is my car. It would be awesome to support US economy and manufacturing, but life is too short. I'll buy the best bike at the best price to suit my needs. Don't care who makes it.




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    I saw a couple of Santa Cruz Bronson prototypes today at Tamarancho (Fairfax, CA). Looked pretty sweet. Appeared to be an all-mountain design with 150mm travel. They sure looked like finished production models, so I'm guessing that they will be out pretty soon.

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    With the official release of the Bronson today - I'm asking the same question as the OP.

    Looking at the specs and geos the Bronson has a shorter chain-stay and better stand over and .3Lbs lighter in its aluminium guise. I'm a Turner fan but do like the look of the SC bikes (never ridden one though).

    If Turner made 150mm travel carbon 27.5 bike I would buy it, but knowing how long DT mulls over stuff this could take a couple of years. I can wait that long as I have a perfectly good 5 Spot and an amazing Lyrik fork that is hardly run in.

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    im looking to get a bronson! as you mentioned shorter chainstay, more travel, and cheaper. not made in usa, but haven't seen many issues with sc quality. plus i think they look better..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomer View Post
    That is my dilemma...thoughts?
    To make the decision even harder - A carbon Turner Burner may turn up at some point. Here's a 29er!!
    Turner Carbon 29
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    Turner Burner or Santa Cruz Bronson?

    How bout a carbon Norco Sight??

    Mmmm......


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    I pre-ordered a Burner a while back-should see it any day if their latest ETA is accurate. Now that I see the Bronson, I'm still satisfied with my choice.

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