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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread

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    Aww yeah.

    Sorry, can't figure out how to delete one of the pics. C'est la vie.
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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread-bg.jpg

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    On the market yet?

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    It's a killer blur , isn't it ?

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    Anyone know the MSRP?

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    looks sweet. (even though it just looks like a cross between an LTc and TRc). 1X11 standard?

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    20 YEARS IN THE MAKING
    Two decades of evolution at Santa Cruz brought us here. An entirely new frame, new wheel size and new perspective on what a 6" travel bike can conquer.

    Bronson is not some rehashed 27.5" tribute act to anything else in our range. It stands alone as testament to the years of designing and refining at our old Bronson Street facility.

    Locked up for months of secret testing, Bronson breaks straight onto the scene as the Syndicate's race bike for their Enduro World Series campaign.

    From Tazmon to Bronson... Santa Cruz continues to lead each new era in mountain bike design.

    - 27.5" (650b) wheels
    - 142 mm rear axle spacing.
    - New molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors.
    - 2 x bottle cage mounts.
    - Forged upper link.
    - Forged aluminum lower link with angled grease ports: offset for chainguide clearance.
    - Collet axle pivots: lock in place without pinch bolts.
    - Angular contact bearings: all pivots.
    - Direct mount rear derailleur hanger option: standard hanger comes as stock.
    - Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts.
    - Co-molded aluminum hardware on frame pivots: no bonding.
    - Carbon ISCG-05 tabs.
    - Routing for Reverb Stealth.
    - 73mm threaded BB: creak-free riding and easy installation.
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    carbon, xx1, enve wheels and the CTD fork: $10,419


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    34 Float 27.5 CTD oc 150 3399 5315 5315 7059 7059 7554
    34 Float 27.5 CTD Adjust FIT 150 4100 5199 5561 7305 7305 7800

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    It might be a nomad killer

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    Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread

    - Co-molded aluminum hardware on frame pivots: no bonding.

    I wonder if this solves the circular crack on the drive side lower pivot?
    Hopefully.

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    Looks like XX1 with a chainguide. I though XX1 didn't need a chainguide.

    The bottom bracket looks pretty high, doesn't it? This would be a departure from the really low BB on the TB and TR.

    Anyone know the chainstay length?

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    Really something completely new even in the colors if you forget about íbis, transition, Commecal,...
    Let's wait for other news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    It might be a nomad killer
    Uhmmmm I don't think

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    Looks fun but is that a 32? (Sorry on my phone so can't see) If so, shouldn't it have the 34 160?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Looks fun but is that a 32? (Sorry on my phone so can't see) If so, shouldn't it have the 34 160?
    It's a 34 160mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMW503 View Post
    It's a 34 160mm
    They are specing 2 different 34 Float 150mm according to the information leaked from their webserver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakeka View Post
    Really something completely new even in the colors if you forget about íbis, transition, Commecal,...
    Let's wait for other news.

    Yes it's different... Completely? Sort of.......
    Was hoping for some Nomad makeover/replacement or even a 29er Nomad to complete tb range and compete with enduro29.
    But like so many started saying early this year, it would be a 650b/150 travel.
    at shops when?

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    More pics & ...

    ... geometry
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    Ok so you just kill two models with only one. SC strategy should be better them that.
    Also seems strange to me to release a new model with colors in the Carbon version so similar to the TBLTc.
    Not disapointed yet just because SC is saving something really diferent just for me.
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    I think the only thing new here is that Santa Cruz isn't 5 years late to the party.
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krj View Post
    ... geometry
    The bike is a beaut in both alu and carbon, but have to admit that the carbon looks amazing. Both versions are sweet but the neon would make me smile.

    So pretty interesting, it's a different beast but similar to what they've done really welly. Neo Blur LT/Nomad with the unknown (to me at least) 650 voodoo. The wheelbase, 67 head angle and low BB should make this thing a fiend heading down. Will be interesting how this bike will climb but I wonder if thinking about that tells me this ain't my bike Still, its low weight and room for bottle in the main tri tempts for light burly trail goodness. I like a bike that climbs as well as it descends. Looking forward to a demo regardless


    would be cool to see a purpose built 650 TRc or a TB TRc

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    yup....looks like a santa cruz

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    Good looking bike. I just compared the geometry above to the data on Intense's website for the 27.5 Carbine and it's basically the same bike, only differences are Bronson has 1/2" longer wheelbase, 1/4" longer chainstay. Everything else is the same, or nearly the same. I've ridden the Carbine 27.5 and it's a great bike. I'm sure this will be awesome as well.

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    Is this the April 1st new bike they were holding out on?

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    I think they nailed it on the geometry. After having a BLTc and now a nomadc all my wishes regarding geometry are answered with this bike. I'm glad they kept the threaded bb too.

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    I sure hope white isn't the only color for the aluminum version...
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    Arrg so wish I could have gotten my Tallboy LTc in those color schemes! Love that yellow. More glow stick than school bus.

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    If it's a Bronson, and it has WTB wheels, it need their namesake tires.
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    Did I miss it somewhere...looking for rear travel? Anyone know what the i2i of the rear shock is...8.5 or 7.875? TIA.

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    The numbers look absolutely dialed to me!
    This bike's going to be a winner....
    I like the ext cable routing and threaded bb too

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    20 YEARS IN THE MAKING
    Two decades of evolution at Santa Cruz brought us here. An entirely new frame, new wheel size and new perspective on what a 6" travel bike can conquer.

    Bronson is not some rehashed 27.5" tribute act to anything else in our range. It stands alone as testament to the years of designing and refining at our old Bronson Street facility.

    Locked up for months of secret testing, Bronson breaks straight onto the scene as the Syndicate's race bike for their Enduro World Series campaign.

    From Tazmon to Bronson... Santa Cruz continues to lead each new era in mountain bike design.

    - 27.5" (650b) wheels
    - 142 mm rear axle spacing.
    - New molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors.
    - 2 x bottle cage mounts.
    - Forged upper link.
    - Forged aluminum lower link with angled grease ports: offset for chainguide clearance.
    - Collet axle pivots: lock in place without pinch bolts.
    - Angular contact bearings: all pivots.
    - Direct mount rear derailleur hanger option: standard hanger comes as stock.
    - Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts.
    - Co-molded aluminum hardware on frame pivots: no bonding.
    - Carbon ISCG-05 tabs.
    - Routing for Reverb Stealth.
    - 73mm threaded BB: creak-free riding and easy installation.
    WOW. Holy marketing....... Wasn't it just months ago the head engineer poo poo'ing 650b?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    650b
    Aside from the blingy wheels and the Fox 34 160mm fork, that looks a lot like my Blur LT 650B:

    I'm glad I spent a LOT less on mine, based on the specs and the prices. (but it does look like a bada$$ bike!)


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    Yep, just like 3 weeks before I got my Nomad C. I called and asked about the rumors I'd heard about 142 X 12 Nomad rear. I was told nope, never gonna happen; Nomad is stiff enough don't need it yadayada…

    Ordered my my bike; two weeks after I get it… shazam… the Nomad is 142 X 12.

    I called to see if I could buy a new rear triangle, nope not even if its a warranty replacement. I've tried every two months for a year now and they still won't sell me a 142 rear triangle. Of I want one I have to buy a whole new frame.

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    Make the wheels 26", change the geometry just a little bit to be exactly the same as my Nomad and I'd buy it in a second... Oh wait... I have it already! Just kidding but those other wheels sizes aren't exciting to me at all.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfas View Post
    Uhmmmm I don't think
    Uhh . . .yeah . . .i don't think so either. It might be a BLT killer, but the Nomad will still own the Bronson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    Uhh . . .yeah . . .i don't think so either. It might be a BLT killer, but the Nomad will still own the Bronson.
    And the V10 will still own the Nomad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSJ1973 View Post
    WOW. Holy marketing....... Wasn't it just months ago the head engineer poo poo'ing 650b?
    Basically, if you hear someone from a company saying "We will never make a bike with *popular trend*", expect "a bike with _____" to already be in the works.

    Specialized denied 29ers for the longest time...just saying.

    In all honesty this isn't that exciting of a bike and I'm not sure why they kept it under wraps. There are a number of bikes out there that will feature similar geometry and a ridiculous price tag, just like the Bronson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSJ1973 View Post
    WOW. Holy marketing....... Wasn't it just months ago the head engineer poo poo'ing 650b?
    But if sh!t sells, you may as well, right? Especially when all the cool kids are doing it and banging down the doors for more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiendbear View Post
    And the V10 will still own the Nomad!
    Well, not really for AM riding. Maybe not even at Whistler... Bryan Lopes has proven that.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatass View Post
    Arrg so wish I could have gotten my Tallboy LTc in those color schemes! Love that yellow. More glow stick than school bus.
    While I have grown to love the yellow of my LTc, I too wish it was brighter (closer to the new Chameleon)
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    Quote Originally Posted by syadasti View Post
    They are specing 2 different 34 Float 150mm according to the information leaked from their webserver.
    And since the new Floats are not travel adjustable (no spacers inside), I think you are stuck with the 150mm? I would imagine Syndicate team running 160mm 34 on all but the pedally races. Kind of interesting that they don't offer 160mm forks on the bike builder, as if they don't even want it to enter Nomad territory.

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    wow... this would be my MID-LIFE CRISIS bike... LOL good thing I did not find a Nickel for my size... collected the wheel set and components already for a 650B bike project. Saving my 'nickels' for this!!! =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Well, not really for AM riding. Maybe not even at Whistler... Bryan Lopes has proven that.
    Out of all the stupid things I have heard you say this tops the list.
    A nomad at whistler is like bringing a knife to a gun fight. If you are old and slow, a nomad will get you down that hill. If you are fast and capable a V10 or any quality DH bike will be far superior (I am not talking about A line.)

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    Brian Lopes has shown that a Klunker is a good freeride bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiendbear View Post
    And the V10 will still own the Nomad!
    What? We're talking about trail/AM bikes, which the V10 is not. The Nomad and the Bronson are in the exact same category of bike, and I just fail to see how the Bronson is going to do anything better than a Nomad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bnorthro View Post
    Good looking bike. I just compared the geometry above to the data on Intense's website for the 27.5 Carbine and it's basically the same bike, only differences are Bronson has 1/2" longer wheelbase, 1/4" longer chainstay. Everything else is the same, or nearly the same. I've ridden the Carbine 27.5 and it's a great bike. I'm sure this will be awesome as well.
    Seatangle is one of my main gripes with the Carbine. It's steeper on the Bronson.

    I think the Bronson combines good geometry, weight and it ticks all the boxes with through axles and so fourth. I think it's one of the most interesting options in 650b trailbikes. The AL is the same price as the Banshee Spitfire but 0.7-0.9 lbs lighter and a little bit steeper. I think it's very interesting for me, especially in AL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    What? We're talking about trail/AM bikes, which the V10 is not. The Nomad and the Bronson are in the exact same category of bike, and I just fail to see how the Bronson is going to do anything better than a Nomad.
    Have you ridden the Bronson?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Have you ridden the Bronson?
    Or he could just take a look at the geometry, plus 27.5, and only slightly less travel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by syadasti View Post
    Or he could just take a look at the geometry, plus 27.5, and only slightly less travel...
    If you think the geo charts make the bikes look the same, you don't appreciate bike geometry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    If you think the geo charts make the bikes look the same, you don't appreciate bike geometry.
    Precisely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    If you think the geo charts make the bikes look the same, you don't appreciate bike geometry.
    I was talking about the functionality. Fit and geometry between these two Enduro bikes is more significant than the way they look. I have over 20 years riding and 30 MTBs so I have a better idea than most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syadasti View Post
    I was talking about the functionality. Fit and geometry between these two Enduro bikes is more significant than the way they look. I have over 20 years riding and 30 MTBs so I have a better idea than most.
    Well I started riding a bike when I was about 2, and I'm 32 now, so I guess I've got about 30 years riding experience. I know enough by now that you can't thoroughly or realistically judge a bike just by the numbers, otherwise there'd be no need to demo a bike before you buy it. So unless you - or anyone else on these forums - has actually ridden the Bronson, any opinions rendered on ride or capability are completely moot.

    I only have one bike though, so maybe I don't know what I'm talking about . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I only have one bike though, so maybe I don't know what I'm talking about . . .
    Indeed you don't. More importantly I had a 2008 SC BLT2 and have experience on a few versions of the Nomad. I didn't like the VPP2 Nomad so I got something else. I can say there won't be a huge difference - the geometry and especially the rider is more important between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syadasti View Post
    I can say there won't be a huge difference.
    How can you say that when you obviously haven't ridden it?

    No offense but if I've learned anything bikes, cameras and acoustic guitars (the three hobbies I to follow online) it's that you can't go just by the specs... you have to actually use them to see how they work FOR YOU.

    Personally, I'm anxious to try this out and see if I prefer it to my TBLTa when I actually can ride them back to back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarlaxle View Post
    How can you say that when you obviously haven't ridden it?
    Oh yeah, they forget to mention this has the new VPP3 design/curve. Now it makes sense.

    I follow or lead bikes offline too, that's the difference.

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    Maybe... The 27.5 wheels... Can you get an rc2 fork that handles those middy wheels? Cause fiddling with adjusters and spring rates is fun - and it helps to boost rocky stuff or flow on the smooth stuff.
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    Figures, I just finish building a Canfield The One and this comes out. Ive been patiently waiting for years 650b to take off. With Santa Cruz's track record I figured another 1-3 years before we would be looking at a 650B Enduro bike.

    I think a Bronson and The One will make quite a quiver one day
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    Also whats with the trend in throwing Fox 34s on everything? Buying complete bikes is such a waste...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtnord View Post
    Also whats with the trend in throwing Fox 34s on everything? Buying complete bikes is such a waste...
    Hum...that's a first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Hum...that's a first
    Actually, he's right . . . except for the two "Packaged Bikes" (the R-AM, and SPX-AM) the remainder of SCs builds are at (or in some cases ABOVE) retail. Price it out for yourself, you'll see . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Hum...that's a first
    Although I havent ridden a 34, I know its going to be too flexy. For me kits are a waste because of how many things I would want to swap right away especially with poor fork and shock choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Actually, he's right . . . except for the two "Packaged Bikes" (the R-AM, and SPX-AM) the remainder of SCs builds are at (or in some cases ABOVE) retail. Price it out for yourself, you'll see . . .
    That too. Where is the discount for buying a "package / kit"?
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    34s would be legit forks had they came with a QR20 instead of a QR15 setup.

    With that said I haven't noticed any flex out of the 34, but Im about 80+lbs lighter than you

    FYI Have a 34 29er Talas and a 36 160 Talas

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtnord View Post
    That too. Where is the discount for buying a "package / kit"?
    This has been true for a long time. The bikes labeled "package bikes" are decent deals. If you want custom, buy from an online dealer that does custom or talk to your LBS. the pricing will be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtnord View Post
    Although I havent ridden a 34, I know its going to be too flexy. For me kits are a waste because of how many things I would want to swap right away especially with poor fork and shock choices.
    You know they're selling the frames by themselves, right? Not everyone (or should I say, a very small minority) wants to build up their own bike, which is why companies put together kits.

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    I'm not very happy with the colors. something more conservative would be nice...
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    This looks great! Don't like the orange either

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    Review in Wired Magazine. A lil weird to give a seemingly exclusive pre-release bike to a tech mag, but they took a couple of pretty pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vratuch View Post
    I'm not very happy with the colors. something more conservative would be nice...
    Yes one for me in this color please. SC original colors in more bikes that something diferent.
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    Nord, I am about your size and I bet you will notice more flex coming from the wheels than the fork. With a 34 and a set of Enves I doubt flex will be much of an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Actually, he's right . . . except for the two "Packaged Bikes" (the R-AM, and SPX-AM) the remainder of SCs builds are at (or in some cases ABOVE) retail. Price it out for yourself, you'll see . . .
    It's quite a bit you could save yourself on the high end builds, will probably be what I end up doing myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennW View Post
    It's quite a bit you could save yourself on the high end builds, will probably be what I end up doing myself.
    That and probably net yourself a much better spec at the same time.
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    At 10,500 for a bike it would be nice not to have to switch parts out

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKY View Post
    At 10,500 for a bike it would be nice not to have to switch parts out
    You won't! These aren't mail order bikes. Go to your local SC dealer. Tell them you have $10,500 to spend on a Bronson. I PROMISE they will put exactly what you want on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    You know they're selling the frames by themselves, right? Not everyone (or should I say, a very small minority) wants to build up their own bike, which is why companies put together kits.
    I dont get it. Who would spend 10K on a bike with out getting a completely custom build?

    I was also under the impression that complete bikes should involve some sort of savings over building yourself, otherwise whats the point? Santa Cruz buys in bulk but they dont pass on any savings, if anything they over charge.

    Oh and yes of course I can buy a frame only and build what ever I want. Thats the only way I do it. But that wasnt the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatass View Post
    Nord, I am about your size and I bet you will notice more flex coming from the wheels than the fork. With a 34 and a set of Enves I doubt flex will be much of an issue.
    Yes but if you take wheels out of the equation, would I notice a lot of fork flex? Particularly under heavy/ steep braking conditions and when the bike is leaned over in a corner? Most likely.
    Are you an XCer or a DHer? Enduro is DH skills/aggressive riding with xc fitness. I would think actual Enduro racers would lean towards a 36 over 34 unless they are really light.
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    anyone get delivery dates yet? mine was quoted as 4/20 but seeing as how this is santa cruz were talking about I expect it around 5/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    anyone get delivery dates yet? mine was quoted as 4/20 but seeing as how this is santa cruz were talking about I expect it around 5/20
    If you ordered a complete bike, I imagine you will get it by the end of the month. Rumor has it that SC smartened up this time around and has a supply of stock on hand, and ready to ship. If you ordered just a frameset on the other hand, you'll be waiting as they are doing the same thing they did with the TBLT and shipping complete bikes first. This is per my LBS, whom is a very high volume SC dealer.
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    This showed up today at the shop I work at. I couldn't tell you much about it. The shop posted the pic on Facebook, and I didn't work today. Pretty, but I can't wait to see the yellow in person.Santa Cruz Bronson picture thread-image.jpg

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    some guy called Steve Peat has a bronson:


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    Quote Originally Posted by markymark View Post
    some guy called Steve Peat has a bronson:
    Check out the Fork. Just new decals or with new internals?

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    Maybe fox will be the first to wise up and offer RC2 in a 34 platform. Surprised no reservoir shock (wasn't fox proto'ing one on a nomad) - hopefully that comes out too with hi/lo compression adjust.

    But fox tends to get worse every iteration....
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    ^^^^ This is true. Just bought a new Nomad for my son. It of course came with CTD on both the fork and shock. Both absolutely suck. I've already replaced the fork with a 36 Talas RC2 and I'm searching for a RP23.

    Actually found a take off RP23 at Jenson just gotta double check the size. If I can't find one ill put a new coil on it.

    But CTD is crap.

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    Man, that black Bronson is super sexy.

    Wheels have to be all black though. no decals. We all know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIruZ View Post
    Check out the Fork. Just new decals or with new internals?
    New fork. I remember reading something last week with the new Fox 40 Float RAD fork that they are also testing out new 34 Float RAD forks as well. I just can't find the link.
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    Yeah, I don't like the trend towards limited adjustments, itty bitty crowns, smaller diameter tubing, and 15mm axles with forks. Seems like a step backwards to me or perhaps the pendulum is just swinging back to weight uber alles and it'll swing back down the line. The little float is a surprisingly capable shock-I've tried 2011, 2012, and 2013 (CTD). Each was underdamped as fitted to the bike, but with some tuning (more boost, heavier rebound and compression) they perform really well all things considered.


    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzy View Post
    Maybe fox will be the first to wise up and offer RC2 in a 34 platform. Surprised no reservoir shock (wasn't fox proto'ing one on a nomad) - hopefully that comes out too with hi/lo compression adjust.

    But fox tends to get worse every iteration....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Alien View Post
    Yeah, I don't like the trend towards limited adjustments, itty bitty crowns, smaller diameter tubing, and 15mm axles with forks. Seems like a step backwards to me or perhaps the pendulum is just swinging back to weight uber alles and it'll swing back down the line. The little float is a surprisingly capable shock-I've tried 2011, 2012, and 2013 (CTD). Each was underdamped as fitted to the bike, but with some tuning (more boost, heavier rebound and compression) they perform really well all things considered.
    Tell me more about the tuning you did... I have a similar assessment of my current CTD fork.

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    XXL in the works???
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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    Memo to all. You can still have fun on alloy rims. It will shred with out the bling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike Turner View Post
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    Quoted for reiteration. I wonder how many riders who shelled out for the high-end carbon rims (e.g., Enve, Reynolds, etc.) have perceptions of improved performance that are more closely related to a lighter wallet than a lighter wheel.
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    neblackb - Would really appreciate it if you could throw a Matte frame on a scale. Thanks

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    This showed up today at the shop I work at. I couldn't tell you much about it. The shop posted the pic on Facebook, and I didn't work today. Pretty, but I can't wait to see the yellow in person.Click image for larger version. 

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    For rear shocks, I had boost valve increased in both 2011 and 2012 to around 210lbs. I had the CTD rear shock tuned by Push and it's been excellent: I'm able to run less pressure, proper rebound damping, and heavier compression. Really happy with the tune. As for forks, I have no experience on CTD; I've been running a Float set to 170mm on my nomad.

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    Not mine, my co-worker's. Mine's yellow and due in a few weeks...
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    I don't get the chain guide in the xx1 build pic on the web? maybe protection???. pimpin for boys at mrp???
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seleniak View Post
    neblackb - Would really appreciate it if you could throw a Matte frame on a scale. Thanks
    seleniak, sorry I was not able to weight the frame. We got just the one Bronson in for now. It is a full SPX build, and was already built up before I worked again. The SPX build with the WTB wheels, Reverb Stealth etc weighed around 29 lbs without pedals. It is a nice bike though. I am on a TallboyC right now, and am considering the Bronson for my next bike, even though I wouldn't ever use the bike to it's full potential.

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    The wait begins. Ordered mine today and I went CRAZY!! Shhhh, don't tell my wife
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    Quote Originally Posted by pachaven View Post
    The wait begins. Ordered mine today and I went CRAZY!! Shhhh, don't tell my wife
    Oh shoot! Don't be upset, but I told her about the new Bronson you ordered, about the same time that she was putting her panties back on. She said something about getting revenge.

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