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Santa Cruz have just launched their new Bronson and Juliana Roubion. With a few changes for the upcoming models, here’s what you can expect.
For 2022 the Bronson and Roubion will have a mullet setup (with the exception of the XS frames, these will be 27.5″ front and rear). There are eight build kits available for the Bronson, and five for the Roubion. At the time of launch, there are only carbon options available. The Bronson starts at £4999 and the top-end model (Bronson CC XX1 AXS RSV MX) retails at £9889. The Roubion starts at £4999 and similarly, the top-end model is £8599.
The geometry has had an update for 2022 and a few other updates like internal cable routing. Santa Cruz also say that each bike is compatible with coil and air shocks. Each bike comes with 160mm front suspension, with 150mm of rear VPP (virtual pivot point) suspension. One of the major changes sees each size getting proportional chainstay lengths, which increase through the sizing.
- 150mm travel/ 160mm fork
- 27.5″ rear wheel/29″ front
- C and CC carbon
- Size-specific chainstays
- Refined VPP Suspension
- Sizes XS-XL (XS-M for Roubion)
- Lifetime Warranty
The Roubion’s chainstay lengths are all specifically sized for the XS, S and M frames meaning handling remains consistent across the range. For the Roubion, each shock is tuned to work better for slightly lighter riders than equivalent Santa Cruz models.
See full details on the Juliana site.
Santa Cruz Bronson
Proportional chainstays set the Bronson up for a wide range of rider sizes (available in sizes XS to XL). There’s also protective armour (downtube and shuttle pad), internal cables, and a bottle cage inside the front triangle.
.9° slacker/ 15mm longer reach/ 20mm higher stack than the previous Bronson. The bikes also offer adjustable geomerty between a high and low setting giving a change of 3mm for bottom bracket, 0.2 degrees for the head angle and chainstay lengths by 1mm for the small to XL sizes (5mm for XS).
See the full details, including pricing and build kits on the Santa Cruz website.
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