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    Anyone get their Bronson yet?

    I ordered mine the first week, just curious if anyone has one yet?

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    Local shop around here has already recieved a couple of them last week.
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    Ordered my BronsonC SPXAM April 2nd.
    i'm told it shouldn't be much longer.
    I'm in Phoenix,AZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    Local shop around here has already recieved a couple of them last week.
    where is "around here"
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    I ordered mine on April 5th, also in Phoenix.

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    Ordered mine not last Friday but the Friday before and I was riding it last Wednesday. Took it to Sea Otter last Friday.

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    Biker's Edge in Utah has a bunch in stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdsdad View Post
    Ordered mine not last Friday but the Friday before and I was riding it last Wednesday. Took it to Sea Otter last Friday.
    Impressions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinmike View Post
    where is "around here"

    So. Cal.
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    I picked mine up Friday night. Im also in Phoenix, AZ area. I got the xt carbon build in medium. First ride was Saturday. Took it straight up National. Second ride was Javalina trail this am. So far I can tell you the 2.4 tires that came on in are already in the trash. 1100 grams each. No way could I spin those. They ve been replaced with Maxxis cross max 2.1 which not only are half the weight but roll way better. Replaced bars with carbon Enves and I'm waiting on a Kore 50mm stem to replace 70mm that came with bike.
    Riding impressions so far are the bike is not as fast on the flats as my carbon tallboy was. However everywhere else it's really good. I think it climbs really good and on the descents it's in a league of its own. I never really felt comfortable on my tallboy in the chunky/downhill sections we have in our area. Charles Bronson has exceeded my expectations already in that type of riding. I can only hope spending more time on it that it could only get better. Hope you others get yours soon.
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    Thanks Bronsondude - what kind of tires did it come with? I thought it was speced with high roller 2's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronsondude View Post
    I picked mine up Friday night. Im also in Phoenix, AZ area. I got the xt carbon build in medium. First ride was Saturday. Took it straight up National. Second ride was Javalina trail this am. So far I can tell you the 2.4 tires that came on in are already in the trash. 1100 grams each. No way could I spin those. They ve been replaced with Maxxis cross max 2.1 which not only are half the weight but roll way better. Replaced bars with carbon Enves and I'm waiting on a Kore 50mm stem to replace 70mm that came with bike.
    Riding impressions so far are the bike is not as fast on the flats as my carbon tallboy was. However everywhere else it's really good. I think it climbs really good and on the descents it's in a league of its own. I never really felt comfortable on my tallboy in the chunky/downhill sections we have in our area. Charles Bronson has exceeded my expectations already in that type of riding. I can only hope spending more time on it that it could only get better. Hope you others get yours soon.

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    Thanks Bronsondude - what kind of tires did it come with? I thought it was speced with high roller 2's?
    Yes. It came with high roller 2.4s. I'm definitely not a fan. I'm sure they re a good downhill/shuttle tire. I ride more all mountain style trails and need a tire with a little more roll to it.

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    would you say the High Roller 2's roll worse than the original High Rollers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    would you say the High Roller 2's roll worse than the original High Rollers ?
    Sorry. This is my first experience with this particular tire. I ve purchased Nevigals, ardents, and crossmarks to try. I wish Specialized made the fasttracks in 27.5. I think those in a 2.3 would really work good for where I ride.

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    There are two Bronsons at my favorite shop just up the hill from Santa Cruz. If only I had $6k to drop on a bike. My truck isn't even worth that much.

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    Picking mine up from Steed in Vancouver tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronsondude View Post
    I picked mine up Friday night. Im also in Phoenix, AZ area. I got the xt carbon build in medium. First ride was Saturday. Took it straight up National. Second ride was Javalina trail this am. So far I can tell you the 2.4 tires that came on in are already in the trash. 1100 grams each. No way could I spin those. They ve been replaced with Maxxis cross max 2.1 which not only are half the weight but roll way better. Replaced bars with carbon Enves and I'm waiting on a Kore 50mm stem to replace 70mm that came with bike.
    Riding impressions so far are the bike is not as fast on the flats as my carbon tallboy was. However everywhere else it's really good. I think it climbs really good and on the descents it's in a league of its own. I never really felt comfortable on my tallboy in the chunky/downhill sections we have in our area. Charles Bronson has exceeded my expectations already in that type of riding. I can only hope spending more time on it that it could only get better. Hope you others get yours soon.
    word is I should have mine by this friday
    too bad I can't make the trip up to Prescott for the Whiskey and a proper christening
    I figured the High Rollers would be a bit overkill for most of the stuff around Phoenix
    Let me know how the Crossmark's work out.. if they have decent roll combined with good edges they could really be a good choice
    Congrats on the new bike

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    I ordered an aluminum spx2x10am on 4/1, LBS said it should ship out by end of May.

    There is a shop up Maine that has a few Bronson C's... but my LBS is pissed they didn't know about the bike release ahead of time... in fact, it was I, the customer, who informed them back in March, gave the LBS details and put money down on a bike that theoretically didn't exist yet.
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    Yep...and it doesn't suck.

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    I went from Minion 2.5 EXO singly plys front and rear to swapping out the rear minion for a HRII 2.4 and it was the heaviest slowest rollling/climbing tire I ever felt in my entire riding career lol. It likely rolls very fast when pointed downhill/gravity assisted. but when on flat or climbing the thing is a slug. Huge gaps between the center treads. If you're a strong rider and don't care go for it but for trail riding they seemed ridiculous. This was the 26" version on my Mojo HD. Tire weighed in at 940 grams or so. The minion 2.5 was about 850 grams and isn't the fastest tire in the world but not nearly as bad. I also run a wtb weirwolf 2.3 tcs which weighs 920 grams but is fast as hell even with the weight.

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    Hey Flyinmike -

    What shop did you get yours from? I ordered mu=ine form Sunday Cucles on 4/5.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinmike View Post
    Ordered my BronsonC SPXAM April 2nd.
    i'm told it shouldn't be much longer.
    I'm in Phoenix,AZ

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    I got mine from Super Joe Berman @ Sunday Cycles
    that beautiful brown box just arrived today so yours should be very soon.
    I got lucky that it came today as everyone will be scrambling to get ready for the Whisky tomorrow
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    Hey Flyinmike -

    What shop did you get yours from? I ordered mu=ine form Sunday Cucles on 4/5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinmike View Post
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    I got mine from Super Joe Berman @ Sunday Cycles
    that beautiful brown box just arrived today so yours should be very soon.
    I got lucky that it came today as everyone will be scrambling to get ready for the Whisky tomorrow
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    That's same build and color I got. congrats. Enjoy it. Super solid bike.

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    Nice! I talked to Joe today and he said the end of May. I went with M BLK carbon XT build.

    Congrats!

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    its here. will pick it up from the shop tomorrow and have it in time for the 4th/5th weekend.

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    Very cool rox. Pictures as fast as you can please!! I ordered mine on the 5th and I hope it ships on the 1st of May. Fingers crossed
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    Quote Originally Posted by daves4mtb View Post
    Can one presently buy an aluminum frame only, or is that a pipe dream for a few months down the line?
    I think that all depends on your shop. I believe that they are currently selling complete bikes, but it can't hurt to call SC directly and find out.
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    The shop manager at my LBS just got his (matte black/orange) this morning.

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    Its home now but I wont have time to work on it until monday. I think there were some questions on the parts spec so: 2.4 highroller 2s with tubes, 125mm stealth reverb, 70mm 5 degree (cheapo) stem. going to order a 150 reverb or lev and sell the 125

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    Large coming in at 5.9lbs.

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    Have a large carbon in yellow coming my way. Hope to have it by the end of next week. Really looking forward to getting this bike.

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    You know whats going to look tits . . . a yellow bronson with blue CK bits . . . headset, hubs, BB. Another color I think would be black (duh). Or if you're really baller, purple. Still think Blue is going to be the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronsondude View Post
    I picked mine up Friday night. Im also in Phoenix, AZ area. I got the xt carbon build in medium. First ride was Saturday. Took it straight up National. Second ride was Javalina trail this am. So far I can tell you the 2.4 tires that came on in are already in the trash. 1100 grams each. No way could I spin those. They ve been replaced with Maxxis cross max 2.1 which not only are half the weight but roll way better. Replaced bars with carbon Enves and I'm waiting on a Kore 50mm stem to replace 70mm that came with bike.
    Riding impressions so far are the bike is not as fast on the flats as my carbon tallboy was. However everywhere else it's really good. I think it climbs really good and on the descents it's in a league of its own. I never really felt comfortable on my tallboy in the chunky/downhill sections we have in our area. Charles Bronson has exceeded my expectations already in that type of riding. I can only hope spending more time on it that it could only get better. Hope you others get yours soon.
    did you have a tallboy or tallboy ltc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack69 View Post
    did you have a tallboy or tallboy ltc?
    Tallboy w a 34. Tallboy Lt is too steep for my liking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaguy View Post


    Large coming in at 5.9lbs.
    What's up with that Mojo hd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunt pimp View Post
    What's up with that Mojo hd?
    It's obsolete!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    It's obsolete!
    The heck it is.

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    Anyone get their Bronson yet?

    I ordered mine a couple weeks ago n my LBS n SC say mid to late June. Wtf I hate everyone that has theirs already or getting it soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    It's obsolete!
    I love my HD but after almost 3 years on it I wanted to try something different. Finished building it up yesterday. Running it as a 26 incher right now till I decide whether or not to go 650B on it. Put 20 miles on it today and the bike rips up and down. Build came in at a 28.5lbs.




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    I am really disappointed with the parts spec on this bike. It has kind of damped all my enthusiasm for the new ride. the rear axle has a cheap plastic lever, the high rollers are way too loose to set up tubeless, the stem is a heavy ugly piece of crap, and its the same crappy dt hubs with 18 points of engagement that sc has been using for 5 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaguy View Post
    I love my HD but after almost 3 years on it I wanted to try something different. Finished building it up yesterday. Running it as a 26 incher right now till I decide whether or not to go 650B on it. Put 20 miles on it today and the bike rips up and down. Build came in at a 28.5lbs.



    Looks great, will be interested to hear your feedback vs. the HD. Did I understand correctly that you are running the Bronson as a 26?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaguy View Post
    I love my HD but after almost 3 years on it I wanted to try something different. Finished building it up yesterday. Running it as a 26 incher right now till I decide whether or not to go 650B on it. Put 20 miles on it today and the bike rips up and down. Build came in at a 28.5lbs.



    Looks great with the 36 FOX 26"

    Could you please measure the BB height with this setup (36 FOX and 26" wheels)?
    Thanks

    I guess something about 333 - 335mm, very close to my Blur TRc (333mm).

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    Is it just me, or is the cable stop for the front derailleur about 2 inches higher than it needs to be for good cable routing and compared to all my other sc bikes.

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    BB height is right at 13.4 and that's with a -1.5 headset. WB is right under 46. Stock geo on a Bronson with a FOX 34 650B fork is based on a 544 A2C which is what a FOX 36 160 is pretty much at 545. Im running a big 2.4 Purgatory up front also. I'll also just say I have had time on a Bronson 650b and a Burner 650B and really wasn't blown away with any advantages of the 650B vs. a 26" bike.

    Real quick first impressions over the HD is that the HD is defenitely a stiffer bike and is a firmer pedaler which is no surprise. The lighter Bronson makes my HD feel like a pig. I easily have an extra gear on my normal climbs. The bike is a little more active on climbs but it doesn't make me any slower. Downhill the low BB is a blastt which is exactly what I was looking for. The WB is longer on the Bronson vs. the HD also. Body position on the Bronson is the biggest thing I think I have to get use to. I sit right on the middle of the bike vs. the HD where I sat a little farther back. I think this how Santa Cruz builds their bikes. Overall I think I found my perfect bike. Oh and I am diggin the Reverb 150mm stealth.

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    ^ Your bike looks sick! I'm envious! Interested to hear what differences you notice when/if you go to 650b. I have a Carbine arriving, 26" for now. Just wondering if I should make the change?

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    thanks bajaguy

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    Bicycle Outfitters in Grand Junction CO has a bunch of carbons in stock. I picked up my alloy complete on Friday.

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    Anyone get their Bronson yet?

    Just called them. No XLs! Grrrr still waiting for my XL. I hate every single one of you that's riding the Bronson

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    I got it put together. 31.1lbs. I think the portly number is due to the crappy tires that have tubes in them because the HR2 isnt tubeless ready. first ride planned for wednesday

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddjmemg View Post
    Just called them. No XLs! Grrrr still waiting for my XL. I hate every single one of you that's riding the Bronson
    Airpark Bikes in Scottsdale, AZ has an XL right now. Your welcome.

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