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    Iím glad I didnít sell it!!!

    I finally got a chance to take my BronsonC up to Snow Summit Bike Park and it was perfect. The bike was meant for that kind of place. Iím so glad I kept the bike. Itís officially NOT FOR SALE!!! The Bronson was not the bike for me on my local trail but Iíve got the TBLTc for that.
    Anyway I loved the BC in Big Bear!!!
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    But the grass is always greener...
    Well, in this case, the fissile nuclear pee green Bronson is...
    Naysayers never apologize. Critics go to their grave thinking everyone else is wrong.
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    What didnt you like about the bronson on your local trails?
    how is the TBLTC better?

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    We're NOT GLAD you didn't sell it....I was hoping for a deal on one.
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    Quote Originally Posted by murrdogg11 View Post
    What didnt you like about the bronson on your local trails?
    how is the TBLTC better?
    The TBLTc climbed better than the BronsonC. I was describing the two bikes to friends like this, The TB feels to me about 30% faster on the climbs and the Bronson feels to me about 10% faster on the down hill. I spend 3/4 of my normal rides going uphill so the net net is not worth it to me. Hope this helps!!!
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    30% faster on a climb is a whole lot. Is your cockpit setup the same on both bikes? Curious if it's a fit issue, or if you're just exaggerating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
    30% faster on a climb is a whole lot. Is your cockpit setup the same on both bikes? Curious if it's a fit issue, or if you're just exaggerating.
    The bikes are both stock from Santa Cruz. They are both medium in size and I'm 5'7" and on the web site i should fit perfect on that size bike. It could be a fit issue I guess or I could be exaggerating a tad. Or it could be like I said in my post... That is how I Feel on the bikes.
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    I think it's pretty simple...

    ...it's just a matter of the geometry. The TB is steeper and will be superior in climbing; the Bronson is slacker and thus a better descender. I personally think SC could have made the TBLT with a slacker front end without messing up it's ascension abilities ala bikes like the Banshee Pryme, but what do I know?
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    ^^ That is a good point. Maybe there's a newly named 29er enduro coming, or maybe a Tallboy LT2 will address the need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pachaven View Post
    The TB feels to me about 30% faster on the climbs and the Bronson feels to me about 10% faster on the down hill.
    have you timed both bikes on the same sections of trail? feel is a poor indicator of actual speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant View Post
    have you timed both bikes on the same sections of trail? feel is a poor indicator of actual speed.
    Very poor. It plays tricks on your mind....
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant View Post
    have you timed both bikes on the same sections of trail? feel is a poor indicator of actual speed.
    Yes but unless you're actually racing, time is not really important, feel is all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syl3 View Post
    Yes but unless you're actually racing, time is not really important, feel is all that matters.
    sorry, i totally disagree with you, but you're entitled to your view

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    I regularly smoke my buddies arse on a tallboy lt with my Bronson but what do I know?

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    Well, I hope you know it's not about the bike. I never blame my bike when someone whoops my arse.

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    I always blame the bike but success is all me!

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