Buildling a Santa Cruz Bronson All Mountain Bike
So after riding my hardtail mountain bike (Specialized Hardrock) for four or five years and approaching 6,000 km I decided that I needed to treat myself to a more resilient bike. Having worn out, replaced and up graded most of the original components it was either a total rebuild replace what was left of the original bike or time to go full suspension.
For some time I’d had my eye on a Santa Cruz, I had flipped between other manufactures, Specialized, Canyon, YT, Mondraker etc… but for reasons only known to the illogical part of my brain I had my heart set on Santa Cruz. When I first started looking I was looking at an Cross Country (XC) 29” like the Tallboy 2 LT, my wife had said that I could buy a Santa Cruz if it was pink (not that I was asking permission) so when the Bronson 2 came out in Kalimotxo red (er pink), which incidentally is a Spanish drink consisting of red wine and Coke, I felt I had no choice other than get myself a nice new bike.