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    2014 Bronson or Heckler 650b w/ RAM 27 Build?

    Hi,

    Interested in these two all mountain bikes. Pricing has the Bronson at $400 more ($3399 vs 2999) for the same RAM27 build. Can anyone describe what the differences are and if the Bronson is worth the extra $400?

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    The VPP linkage... no brake jack.
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    Bronson is worth the extra 400$. VPP suspension is the only reason you need to upgrade. I should be getting my hands on my ordered Bronson R AM 27.5 aluminum package towards the end of next week!

    A difference of 1400$ and the heckler would start to make sense but for the 400$ it's a no brainer. You will end up keeping the bronson longer, effectively... saving you money in the end.

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    Thanks, is SC's VPP similar to Trek's ABP Convert?

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    I went from a 26" Heckler to a Bronson and like what others have said, $400 is worth it for the VPP. The Heckler is a great bike, but the VPP definitely smooths out climbing and descending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmallory View Post
    I went from a 26" Heckler to a Bronson and like what others have said, $400 is worth it for the VPP. The Heckler is a great bike, but the VPP definitely smooths out climbing and descending.
    Thanks, that's exactly what Trek's version (ABP) does. I'll be looking into the Bronson.

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