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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


    Aluminum
    Powdercoat RAM27 SPXAM27 SPXAM272X10 XTRAM27 XTRAM272X10 XX1AM27
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
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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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