Santa Cruz Bronson

With every new generation, the Bronson continues to redefine the expectations of a bike with 150mm travel. This bike is a favourite due to its exceptional versatility. 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.

The Bronson continually rides the sharp edge between agility and stability, faultless in negotiating between tech-gnar and fast flowing tracks within seconds. With 150mm of VPP travel on 27.5-inch wheels, the 160mm fork travel and 65-degree head angle ensure handling remains refined. Meanwhile, the new and improved, one-piece swingarm keeps the rear wheel tracking on point!

There’s plenty of room to run up to 2.8-inch tyres on plus rims. It feels like the perfect sweet spot between the Velcro-like traction of plus tyres and the traditional feel of a supportive casing on standard-width tyres.

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