Santa Cruz 2021 Bronson 3 C S

  • $6,949.99

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.


Fox 36 Float Performance, 160mm, 27.5”


RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd


SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd


SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t


SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t


SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket       

SRAM DUB 68/73mm


SRAM Code R                                                              

Brake Rotors  

Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm


Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated


Burgtec Alloy                                                                 


Burgtec Enduro MK3


Santa Cruz Palmdale

Front Hub       

DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h

Rear Hub         

DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h


RaceFace AR Offset 30 27.5"


Sapim Race                                                                  

Front Tire        

Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR

Rear Tire         

Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR


Stan's Sealant                                                               

Seat Post        

RockShox Reverb Stealth


WTB Silverado Pro