Santa Cruz Bronson Alloy R1 Am Review

Santa Cruz Bronson Alloy R1 AM review

Santa Cruz refined its Bronson all-rounder with the premium Carbon CC version, dangled it at a temptingly lower price with the 190g heavier Carbon C, and has now taken a little more off the price of the Carbon C ticket, for roughly 350g extra on the scales, with a full alloy frameset — the Santa Cruz Bronson Alloy R1 AM. Santa Cruz Bronson CC XX1 Eagle ENVE review Santa Cruz bikes reviews and buying advice Besides the weight and welds, using metal rather than carbon has also made some fundamental differences to how the Bronson is put together. Specifically the ‘pizza oven’ hollow that embeds the lower linkage deep into the base of the seat tube of the carbon bikes, which is replaced by two curved ‘reach around’ linkages that pivot on a spine hydraulically formed into the base of the down tube. You’re also getting double sealed cartridge bearings ...

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