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    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!!!
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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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    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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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread

    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 ****house.

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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 ****house.
    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 ****house.
    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).

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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 ****e. 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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