Santa Cruz 2020 Bronson3 C R

  • $5,849.99

Not to be typecast

Santa Cruz's most notorious thriller, the Bronson, is ready for action no matter what role it's cast into. The Bronson has the biggest personality in our range. From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each new generation redefines expectations of what a 150mm bike can do.

The new lower-link mounted shock configuration opens up greater possibilities for maximum bump performance, a supportive mid-stroke, and a barely detectable bottom out. It’s like our most capable all-around bike just had a set of afterburners bolted on.  

With 150mm of VPP travel on 27.5-inch wheels, the Bronson continually rides the sharp edge between agility and stability. Ideal for negotiating tech-gnar one moment and fast flowing terrain the next, the 160mm fork travel and 65-degree head angle ensure handling remains refined. Meanwhile, the redesigned, one-piece swingarm keeps the rear wheel tracking on point however twisted you get.

There’s plenty of room to run up to 2.8-inch tires on plus rims. We offer build kit options for “regular” 27.5 and Plus using 2.6 tires. It feels like the sorta big is the sweet spot between the Velcro-like traction of plus tires and the traditional feel of a supportive casing on standard-width tires.

Its versatility makes it the go-to choice for those seeking a skeleton key bike to unlock unfamiliar trails with ease.

Wheel Size                           



RockShox Yari RC 160mm 27.5"


RockShox Super Deluxe Select

Rear Derailleur                     

SRAM NX Eagle                                             


SRAM NX Eagle                                             


SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 165 (XS), 170mm (S-M), 175mm (L-XL)


SRAM PG1230 11-50t                                   


SRAM NX Eagle                                             

Bottom Bracket                   

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB


SRAM Guide T                                               

Brake Rotors                       

Avid Centerline 180mm                                   


Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset


Race Face Aeffect R 35x780                           


Race Face Ride 50mm                                   


Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips                            

Front Hub                            

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

Rear Hub                             

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h                        


WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 27.5" Rims


DT Competition (32)                                       

Front Tire                             

Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR 27.5"x2.5"

Rear Tire                              

Maxxis Minion DHR2 EXO TR 27.5"x2.4"


Stans Sealant 2oz                                         

Seat Post                            

Race Face Aeffect 150mm                              


WTB Silverado Race Saddle