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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor_Made View Post
    So what do you think about my new BronsonCC? Total 11.5Kg sans pedals

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    Nice!

    What's the word on the Monarch shock???

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    The DebonAir is superb!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by INCONEL View Post
    I wouldn't compare the Bronson fit with the Nomad. With your height I'd go with a Large. I'm 6'2" and would go with a Large Nomad as well. I currently ride an XL Bronson with a 50mm stem.

    Santa Cruz Bronson XL
    Top Tube (Effective) 25.00
    Wheel Base 46.90
    Reach 17.60 (70mm stem?)

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    Top Tube (Effective) 24
    Wheel Base 47.1
    Reach 17.2 (50mm stem?)

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    Top Tube (Effective) 25
    Wheel Base 48.2
    Reach 18.1 (50mm stem?)
    Sorry but I would certainly compare an XL Bronson with an XL Nomad. Have you ridden a L Nomad…too short for me and I'm the same size at 6'2" riding an XL Bronson with a 50mm stem. When standing on climbs theres a good bet your knees will be hitting the bars and I want to be taking advantage of that longer reach of the Nomad over Bronson as the Bro is a little short as it is.

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    ^^^ I'm the exact opposite. I feel the XL Bronson is a little long for DH/freeride use for me. I have never had an issue standing on the climbs, but I'm not setting any records either. I'd like something a little more flickable and the large Nomad felt great while the XL stretched me out. I guess we're all a little different.

    Meanwhile, back on track.

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    I just got my new Bronson yesterday. X01 build, high roller, WTB wheels and Cane Creek DBair.

    Final weight: 27.1lb

    I was very happy when I saw the scale. I tough it will be around 28.

    Tomorrow morning : TEST DRIVE!!!!!!!

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    I Have exactly the same on order. (in L) Will be very happy if it is that light

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryder View Post
    I Have exactly the same on order. (in L) Will be very happy if it is that light
    It's a large too!

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    anyone with a XL Bronson C wanna trade for a L Bronson C?

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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread



    Flying Gangster, Leogang Bike Park - Austria

    Bronson proved to be so capable!!! Braking bumps were so harsh but the whole thing held perfectly!


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    Great pics!

    Here's mine:

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    Nice mixture of Hope and Thomson stuff here. V4s are terrific brakes.

    Thomson Elite is external cable so routing a little weird.

    Pike 160 with short stem and one spacer is amazing.

    Bars are 730mm. Any longer and I hit too many trees/feel like a barge. Don't have wide shoulders.

    Standard XT/SLX 2x10 drivetrain.

    Winter in Australia. Had to get rid of the default Mavic rear tyre that comes with the Enduros. Replaced with Rubena Kratos- great tyre in the mud!

    Was coming off a super-plush Giant VT (so old but so good). Took me a while to get my head around the amount of control a less plush but more responsive suspension/frame design gives you.

    Now... wow. You can bomb, AND control! Slices up single track, man. And never have to flick shock out of descend when climbing. What a bike.

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    Wink Bron C XL project

    Finally received my Bronson C frame in XL which I intend to build from scratch this summer. Previous bike Knolly Delirium-T (1st gen - brilliant bike but too heavy/slack for what/where I ride now) Will keep you posted Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread-bronson.jpgSanta Cruz Bronson picture thread-knolly.jpg

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    Green Bronson C

    A few weeks of riding in many different types of trails, and loving my Bronson more after every ride. It is medium XT, with RS Pike and Cane Creek shock.

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    Just saw the Green Bronson at an LBS yesterday. It's a seriously good looking machine. I definitely wish that had been an option for me when I picked my frame.

    Quote Originally Posted by ra-man44 View Post
    A few weeks of riding in many different types of trails, and loving my Bronson more after every ride. It is medium XT, with RS Pike and Cane Creek shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuck Biker View Post
    Just saw the Green Bronson at an LBS yesterday. It's a seriously good looking machine. I definitely wish that had been an option for me when I picked my frame.
    green def looks better in person, so does the bright orange frame for 5010. both look better in person than on the SC website.

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    Adding to the list..

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    Thanks to Chad and crew at Redbarn!

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    More pics of the green!!

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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Starkhünd View Post
    We currently do the Bronson and 5010 in L and XL and have nomad stuff on the way but let me know what size frame you have. We can do any colour in the standard kit (covers all current graphics up) $85 and the deluxe in black which is the zephyr bronson on vital mtb this kit is $95

    let me know what size frame you have and what colours your thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo View Post
    Anyone ordered from Vidiom lately, paid for an order 2 weeks ago but haven't heard a thing....
    What color are you getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwaved View Post
    Adding to the list..

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    Thanks to Chad and crew at Redbarn!
    LOVE the satin black with orange! What year was that frame color?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpanning View Post
    LOVE the satin black with orange! What year was that frame color?
    Are you serious?

    That color was the carbon colorway for the original bronson, pre-2015 color update

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    Loving the new colors! Mine looks obsolete

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF_OC_LA View Post
    Are you serious?

    That color was the carbon colorway for the original bronson, pre-2015 color update
    Yep, I'm serious. Just getting into SC this summer, so I wouldn't have known.. Thanks
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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread

    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    What color are you getting?
    Silver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpanning View Post
    LOVE the satin black with orange! What year was that frame color?
    Thanks man!
    It's soooo 2014! Ha! I just got it 2 months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo View Post
    Silver...
    Silver stickers on what color frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke555 View Post
    Great pics!

    Here's mine:

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    Nice mixture of Hope and Thomson stuff here. V4s are terrific brakes.

    Thomson Elite is external cable so routing a little weird.

    Pike 160 with short stem and one spacer is amazing.

    Bars are 730mm. Any longer and I hit too many trees/feel like a barge. Don't have wide shoulders.

    Standard XT/SLX 2x10 drivetrain.

    Winter in Australia. Had to get rid of the default Mavic rear tyre that comes with the Enduros. Replaced with Rubena Kratos- great tyre in the mud!

    Was coming off a super-plush Giant VT (so old but so good). Took me a while to get my head around the amount of control a less plush but more responsive suspension/frame design gives you.

    Now... wow. You can bomb, AND control! Slices up single track, man. And never have to flick shock out of descend when climbing. What a bike.
    You really gotta ditch those grips... And the stem and seat post clam while you're at it...

    Hate being a dick, but the word fugly comes to mind...

    Great bike though!

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    This got here a few days early.

    XL
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    CCDBA Upgrade
    28.01 pounds with plastic pedals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JTB View Post
    You really gotta ditch those grips... And the stem and seat post clam while you're at it...

    Hate being a dick, but the word fugly comes to mind...

    Great bike though!
    Haha! You dick. I agree the clamp can go, but why on earth would I ditch the grips and stem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanM View Post
    This got here a few days early.

    XL
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    28.01 pounds with plastic pedals.

    Hey Jonathan may I ask how tall are you and how you find the XL fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTB View Post
    You really gotta ditch those grips... And the stem and seat post clam while you're at it...

    Hate being a dick, but the word fugly comes to mind...

    Great bike though!
    Yeah, and the color of those wheels clash also, so you should send them to me

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    Had the original Bronson RAM Carbon in black/orange -- head tube was slightly dented when received by my LBS so it was warrantied. Went with the green Carbon C --- it looks awesome

    My upgrades so far:
    RockShox Reverb Dropper Post
    Renthal Fatbar Lite Carbon Bars 740mm 20 deg rise
    Renthal Duo Stem 50mm

    Other is my friends white aluminum he just built up!

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    Both XL.. I'm about 6'2'' and my buddy is 6'3-4''.

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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread

    Nice rides... What's your buddies ALO weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jocar83 View Post
    Hey Jonathan may I ask how tall are you and how you find the XL fit?
    I'm 6'2 on the money and the fit is very nice. I was fortunate enough to ride a L and an XL extensively before making the purchase.

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    Bronson Carbon C- Large
    Weight: Unknown

    Finally dialed in my setup
    -got suspension more or less dialed
    -added the K-edge garmin clamp on my stem
    -3m clear bra most of my bike
    -installed cytoes protector plate
    -swap the dropper seat post lever to the left side
    -installed MRP AMG chain guide, race face crank arm boots
    -easton havoc carbon risers, thomson 50mm stem, esi chunky grips
    -XO1, CC DBAIR CS build

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    The pink, um, er, I mean magenta, is kind of growing on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonCebuRider View Post
    Nice rides... What's your buddies ALO weight?
    It's 30.5 I am not sure on the specifics of his build -- I'll find out if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    The pink, um, er, I mean magenta, is kind of growing on me
    YESSSSSSSSSSS

    magenta ftw

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    [QUOTE=SF_OC_LA;11356669]Finally dialed in my setup
    -got suspension more or less dialed
    -added the K-edge garmin clamp on my stem
    -3m clear bra most of my bike
    -installed cytoes protector plate
    -swap the dropper seat post lever to the left side
    -installed MRP AMG chain guide, race face crank arm boots
    -easton havoc carbon risers, thomson 50mm stem, esi chunky grips
    -XO1, CC DBAIR CS build

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    Hi SF_OC_LA

    I'm putting together very similar build. What is your frame size and bike weight?

    Cheers!

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    [QUOTE=fr33ride;11356947]
    Quote Originally Posted by SF_OC_LA View Post
    Finally dialed in my setup
    -got suspension more or less dialed
    -added the K-edge garmin clamp on my stem
    -3m clear bra most of my bike
    -installed cytoes protector plate
    -swap the dropper seat post lever to the left side
    -installed MRP AMG chain guide, race face crank arm boots
    -easton havoc carbon risers, thomson 50mm stem, esi chunky grips
    -XO1, CC DBAIR CS build

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    Hi SF_OC_LA

    I'm putting together very similar build. What is your frame size and bike weight?

    Cheers!
    Frame size: Large

    Bike Weight: unknown

    I am on the fence of seeing how much my bike weighs as I know I got the Bronson Carbon C but then went nuts on the protective stuff ie. protective plate, mrp, clear bra, arm boots. I am trying not to be a weight weanie, never been into it and I know if I did I would go crazy.

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    [QUOTE=SF_OC_LA;11357149]
    Quote Originally Posted by fr33ride View Post

    Frame size: Large

    Bike Weight: unknown

    I am on the fence of seeing how much my bike weighs as I know I got the Bronson Carbon C but then went nuts on the protective stuff ie. protective plate, mrp, clear bra, arm boots. I am trying not to be a weight weanie, never been into it and I know if I did I would go crazy.

    Don't weigh it man! Next thing you know you'll have 1.5" semislicks and an unpadded plastic seat!

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    [QUOTE=smilinsteve;11357163]
    Quote Originally Posted by SF_OC_LA View Post


    Don't weigh it man! Next thing you know you'll have 1.5" semislicks and an unpadded plastic seat!
    seriously, you should see my track bike.

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    Just placed my order for the middle carbon Bronson S build - Green!

    I'm pretty excited. My first new bike since... 2011!

    And now I wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    The pink, um, er, I mean magenta, is kind of growing on me
    Ya I just got mine and the pink err.. magenta...is umm.. making mine grow......haha


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    Nice 36. Is that one aftermarket or OEM? I was told SC wouldn't ship them OEM for quite some time which is why I stuck with the Pike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daggert View Post
    Ya I just got mine and the pink err.. magenta...is umm.. making mine grow......haha


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    The orange stickers ain't working with pink errr uh, magenta and green.

    You could fix that, here:

    Fox 36 OE Style Decal Kit - Black Forks - Slik Graphics

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    Quote Originally Posted by daggert View Post
    Ya I just got mine and the pink err.. magenta...is umm.. making mine grow......haha


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    nice! welcome to #TeamMagenta

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    Finally got it together !

    First ride and loving it ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggyg View Post
    First ride and loving it ;-)
    Nice build!

    The bike just gets better & better. Just an FYI that you may know, but check the drive side lower pivots after the first few rides (black) I found mine backing out while cleaning.. Possibly just a break in thing cause have been good since.

    Since it's a pic thread...
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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread

    Sorry but I love my ride..... Lol....




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    Thanks for the heads up ,i will check those

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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread

    does anybody have any idea if we are gonna see a high end 2x bronson? or a mid range xt/xtr? looks to me their current 2x setup is not as good as other bikes xt/xtr mix setup...

    have been riding a 26/38 xtr crank 11-36 and don't think I'm ready/looking for 1x

    few weeks ago the demo guy said we should see a 1x xtr in the future but wasn't really sure about any details...

    is building going to be the only option?

    I noticed the same for the new yeti sb5c, so no love for 2x these days?

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    Where did you get the yellow decals? Do they make them in any other colors? BTW that ride looks sick!!!
    2008 SC Chamelon
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    How often are people checking and / or replacing their pivot bearings.

    I was thinking that seems though they have a lifetime warranty I might change them every year or so.

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    I asked about this here, not for replacement but for pulling and/or checking for tightness:
    VPP pivot bearing service interval?

    Answers I got were: every 3-4 months (2 people), a few times a season (1 person). I'm going to follow the 3-4 month check interval and only replace if I find damage or wear.

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    Thanks tdmaddux sounds reasonable to me. Im doing a strip and grease every 3 months i think dependant on riding and a general grease every month to make sure everything stays smooth.

    Has anyone found a cheaper blue grease than Santa Cruz's?

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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread

    After last strip down (bike one year old) I found the lower bearings to be contaminated. Probably not often enough greasing for the amount of mud riding I did. Gonna order new ones to SC, and will decrease greasing interval time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jez1984 View Post
    Has anyone found a cheaper blue grease than Santa Cruz's?
    This is what came in my grease gun (I got the old fully rigid gun not the new one with the toothpaste-like tube).

    Amazon.com: CRC SL3184 Marine Grease for Boat Trailer and 4x4 Wheel Bearing, 3oz Cartridge: Industrial & Scientific

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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread

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    Second season makeover complete.

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    Sick. How do you find the db air inline?

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    Loving this bike so far(stock S build). The fork and shock are an incredible pair.

    I didn't think there was need for another bike other than my TBLTc, but now after a few rides on the green machine, I have to question 29er FS for me.

    This bike is the heaviest damn bike i've ever owned. My Nomadc was only 27. The TBLTc is 26. This sucka feels like 30. I'm not going to weigh it cuz I won't like the number.

    Off to get some light wheels built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanman View Post
    Second season makeover complete.
    sweet, my inline is coming 8/11

    anyone want to buy a DB Air CS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuddlyToast View Post
    Sick. How do you find the db air inline?
    some dude on MTBR Classifieds was selling a couple NIB in the 200x57 size. talked to him on the phone, sounded legit, and paypal'd money. got a fedex tracking number, fingers crossed.

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    Looking forward to the comparison of DBACS vs DBInline! Still can't make up my mind...

    As far as the front is concerned, Pike vs New Fox 36? Reviews seem to say they're similar, but given the price difference (almost double for Fox), I think I'll go with the Pike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrciave View Post
    Looking forward to the comparison of DBACS vs DBInline! Still can't make up my mind...

    As far as the front is concerned, Pike vs New Fox 36? Reviews seem to say they're similar, but given the price difference (almost double for Fox), I think I'll go with the Pike...
    i think the marzocchi 350cr and bos deville trc also warrants consideration.

    got my bos on sale from pricepoint and i am very happy with the performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuddlyToast View Post
    Sick. How do you find the db air inline?
    Only one ride on the inline. I have a dbaircs as well. Inline was pretty much unnoticed on the first ride, which is a good thing. Once I have few more rides on it I will report back.

    Not that I'm a weight weenie but the weight of the inline makes me happy compared to the dbaircs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillindrdude View Post
    i think the marzocchi 350cr and bos deville trc also warrants consideration.

    got my bos on sale from pricepoint and i am very happy with the performance.
    You're probably right, but what worries me is that if I get a less than mainstream brand, I might run into trouble getting it serviced in Italy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanman View Post
    Only one ride on the inline. I have a dbaircs as well. Inline was pretty much unnoticed on the first ride, which is a good thing.
    Unnoticed and natural are THE words!

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    Hi all

    Got my pink.. *cough* magenta Bronson coming in a couple of weeks but can I pick your brains about brakes.

    It's coming with those Shimano SLX M675 but i'm thinking of putting my Hope V2's on instead.

    What do you think?

    Cheers

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    I have Hope Stealth Race Evo X2 on mine with 183mm rotors. Can't be happier! Upgraded from Avid Elixir 9 carbon that were blown up twice. (front). Plenty of stopping power, easy to set up/bleed and worry free use. As an extra prize they're some of the lightest brakes around and offer 1 finger operation. If you want even more power just upgrade one to a double piston caliper. They're as close to motorcycle brakes as you're going to get!
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    I have never run Hope brakes, but I just put SLX brakes on my old BLT and they are amazing.

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    Run with the slx they are awesome same power as the xt a little heavy but great



    Quote Originally Posted by Stew_78 View Post
    Hi all


    Got my pink.. *cough* magenta Bronson coming in a couple of weeks but can I pick your brains about brakes.

    It's coming with those Shimano SLX M675 but i'm thinking of putting my Hope V2's on instead.

    What do you think?

    Cheers

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    I have magura MT8's on mine... No complaints

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    Missing my Bronson, C. Only ridden once in the last 3 months after converting to 1x10. Hopefully I'll get out this weekend. Been going to the gym twice a day so it's hard to add a hard ride when you're trying to recover.

    Oh n in my opinion, you can't beat the awesome tennis ball yellow even if you throw a pike on those new ones Santa Cruz. Nice try!

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    BronsonC and 5010C in there natural habitat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew_78 View Post
    Hi all

    Got my pink.. *cough* magenta Bronson coming in a couple of weeks but can I pick your brains about brakes.

    It's coming with those Shimano SLX M675 but i'm thinking of putting my Hope V2's on instead.

    What do you think?

    Cheers
    i have X2's on my Blur LTc with 183/160, but have gone on a few rides on Shimanos the last few months. The Shimano's have plenty of stopping power and are cheaper, and most people really like them, but the on/off feel of the Shimanos was kind of annoying. Its almost like the brake levers just 'click' on at a certain point and almost lock up on you. i am used to my Hopes so take this with a grain of salt, but i much prefer the Hopes personally. and if youve already got the V2s.... why not?! i say go with the Hopes. great lever feel, power and low maintenance. and theyre built like a brick shithouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooner518 View Post
    i have X2's on my Blur LTc with 183/160, but have gone on a few rides on Shimanos the last few months. The Shimano's have plenty of stopping power and are cheaper, and most people really like them, but the on/off feel of the Shimanos was kind of annoying. Its almost like the brake levers just 'click' on at a certain point and almost lock up on you. i am used to my Hopes so take this with a grain of salt, but i much prefer the Hopes personally. and if youve already got the V2s.... why not?! i say go with the Hopes. great lever feel, power and low maintenance. and theyre built like a brick shithouse.
    I agree. The Servo Wave does make the Shimano brakes very "on/off" feeling. There are other brakes which modulate a lot better. I think the XTR Race brakes don't have the servo wave and the modulation is better, but those are $$$$. I am trying the SRAM Guide brakes and so far so good. I have a new set of the Guide RS - PM if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooner518 View Post
    i have X2's on my Blur LTc with 183/160, but have gone on a few rides on Shimanos the last few months. The Shimano's have plenty of stopping power and are cheaper, and most people really like them, but the on/off feel of the Shimanos was kind of annoying. Its almost like the brake levers just 'click' on at a certain point and almost lock up on you. i am used to my Hopes so take this with a grain of salt, but i much prefer the Hopes personally. and if youve already got the V2s.... why not?! i say go with the Hopes. great lever feel, power and low maintenance. and theyre built like a brick shithouse.
    I think you're right, plus the 203mm discs front and rear are beasts!

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    Shimano brakes come with sintered pads which stop incredibly well but can have that on/off feel if you use 2 fingers to brake (the wrong way if you ask me) or have long fingers with a lot of leverage (neither apply to me so I think they're perfect). To change the modulation, simply change out the pads to the organic pads = problem solved. A LOT cheaper than buying new brakes! And some take it a step further for a slight refinement by using one of each (sintered and organic) in each caliper (thanks to Adam Craig for that tip). That gives the wet stopping power of sintered without the squeal and slightly better modulation of the organics = best of both worlds (how I run my Formulas).

    Have FUN!

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    Having trouble uploading more photos but here is one of my Bronson that I took in Tahoe this past weekend. Vidiom hooked it up with some derby graphics for the wheels to add a little bling
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    Quote Originally Posted by mryee415 View Post
    Vidiom hooked it up with some derby graphics for the wheels to add a little bling
    Looks sharp, I dig the yellow frame. How are you liking the Derby wheels? I'm building up a set right now for my new Nomad, they're nice looking rims. I went with the DH layup and they weigh 485g, exactly the same as my 26" Stan's Flow EXs did. Not bad.

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    yesss absolutely nice

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    Sa-sha best looking Bronson Alo verison ever....what are those pedals and where's the beach at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sa-sha View Post
    Just made all previous Bronson picks look like shite. Sorry you spent so much money to show off on here.

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    Green on Green on Green

    Just had this gem built up. Opted for the model-less version due to limited budget.
    Peeps at Bike Co rock, big thank you.
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    Finally got my bronson c X01 build, first ride will be a gravity enduro over the weekend! XTR pedals, 3m frame protection and rim stickers to stand out from the crowd a bit! Weighed in at exactly 27lb, not much heavier than my old 26" carbon spark! Pretty impressed with that considering extra travel, dropper post, bigger wheels and wider bars! Anyone want to take a guess what the puppies name is?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwell308 View Post
    Anyone want to take a guess what the puppies name is?
    Pliny?

    I wanted to name my son Bronson Pliny, but I just couldn't get my wife to agree.

    And, Nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonCebuRider View Post
    Sa-sha best looking Bronson Alo verison ever....what are those pedals and where's the beach at?
    Thanks!

    This is a fairly cheap flat pedals - Xenium, from a previous bike, there are plans to replace them in the future because of a few torn spines. Not bad for the money - about $30, near 400 grams.

    This beach in suburb of Alanya, Turkey. And there nice mountains also.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sa-sha View Post
    Thanks!

    This is a fairly cheap flat pedals - Xenium, from a previous bike, there are plans to replace them in the future because of a few torn spines. Not bad for the money - about $30, near 400 grams.

    This beach in suburb of Alanya, Turkey. And there nice mountains also.



    Which do you ride more? jk jk jk nice pics

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    Damn the beach is amazing... Gotta put Turkey in the bucket list..... Thanks for awesome pics Sasha... Yeah looked at the pedals thought they were HTs... Try out the KA-01's you'll love them

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    Wow Turkey is gorgeous. You didn't get shot at in the mountains? What region?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bnorthro View Post
    Looks sharp, I dig the yellow frame. How are you liking the Derby wheels? I'm building up a set right now for my new Nomad, they're nice looking rims. I went with the DH layup and they weigh 485g, exactly the same as my 26" Stan's Flow EXs did. Not bad.
    I love the Derby wheels and am getting more and more used to them. The weight isn't as much savings as I expected but they work very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddjmemg View Post
    Wow Turkey is gorgeous. You didn't get shot at in the mountains? What region?
    I was visiting friends in the suburb of Alanya, 8 km, Mahmutlar city. There is always the mountains, but in Turkey there are much better places for AM mountain biking than this. But not go there in summer - very hot. Spring and autumn are the best. All this mountains shots between Alanya and Mahmutlar (see lake on map)










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    Question for XL owners or riders over 6ft tall: What Dropper Seatpost length and drop you own? I'm 6'5, inseam I think 36 or 37. Contemplating buying Reverb or Thomson but got stuck with choices / dimensions available - thanks!

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    Turkey n that whole area is gorgeous. Great food too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr33ride View Post
    Question for XL owners or riders over 6ft tall: What Dropper Seatpost length and drop you own? I'm 6'5, inseam I think 36 or 37. Contemplating buying Reverb or Thomson but got stuck with choices / dimensions available - thanks!
    Bike comes with stealth reverb from SC. I think it works awesome plus you have the ability to hide it within the frame

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    Hi guys, have been lurking for a while and finally able to post some build pics, it's halfway done as still awaiting my other parts which are on route. Most likely will be able to complete sometime next week. Really excited!

    2015 Bronson C- Size large
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    RS Pike 160mm lowered to 150mm/ cane creek 110 headset
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    what's this?
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    Ta-da!
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    side by side with the fox
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    test fit-looks good
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    closer look
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    and lastly for those curious on the weight comparison
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    I figured that for a sub100gram penalty for the tuning option isn't too bad of a tradeoff. Below are the parts list which the bike will built on.

    Wheels Chris King Hubs+ LB Carbon Rims
    Tires Front-Maxxis HRII/Rear-Ardent
    Brakes XTR M9020Trail
    Rotor XTR Ice tech Front 180/Rear 160
    Shifter XTR M9000
    Derailleur XTR M9000
    Crankset Race Face Next SL 170mm/30tooth
    BB Race Face
    Chain KMC
    Cassette XTR M9000 1X11
    Pedals Point One Podium 2
    Grip TSG Silicon
    Bars Enve DH cut to 760mm
    Stem Point One Split Second 50mm
    Saddle Fizik Gobi XM Kium
    Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth

    Will post more pics when its fully done up, thank you for viewing and hope you liked the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddjmemg View Post
    Bike comes with stealth reverb from SC. I think it works awesome plus you have the ability to hide it within the frame
    Thanks but I bought the frame only hence the question..

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    Looking good - let us know how the Inline behaves on the trail. Nice component list!

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