Bike Check - Custom 2019 Santa Cruz Bronson CC X01 King Build


We built up a custom Santa Cruz Bronson with Chris King hubs, headset, and bottom bracket, all handmade here in Portland, OR. We topped the build off with a Burgtec stem and pedals, as well as Race Face’s Next R carbon crankset. The bike comes in at a svelte 30.75-pounds with pedals…not bad…not bad at all! Dive into the full build, below.


  • CC carbon frame

  • Internal cable routing

  • Easily serviceable, reliable, lifetime bearing replacement

  • Lifetime warranty on frame and Reserve wheels

  • Boost spacing

  • Custom built with Chris King, Race Face, and Burgtec components

  • Bolt-on shuttle guard and integrated frame protection

  • 150mm of VPP suspension and 160mm of front travel




  • Travel: 150mm VPP rear travel // 160mm fork

  • Material: CC carbon fiber

  • Weight: 30.75-pounds

  • Fork: FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm 27.5"

  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Air RCT

  • Rims: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 carbon

  • Hubs: Chris King ISO 148 x 12 // 110 x 15

  • Shifter: SRAM X01 Eagle

  • Derailleur: SRAM X01

  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.50 WT

  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHRII 27.5 x 2.4 WT

  • Headset: Chris King

  • Bottom Bracket: Chris King ThreadFit

  • Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

  • Bars: Santa Cruz AM Carbon

  • Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK2

  • Cranks: Race Face Next R carbon

  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Team

  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC

  • Cassette: SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T

  • Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD

  • Post: RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

  • Rotors: Avid Centerline, 200mm Front, 180mm Rear

Push into a corner and the Bronson will move through it, stay assertive and you’ll get no sass from this machine. Heading into the rocky bits, the VPP did its job wonderfully and the Bronson tracked far beyond initial expectations. - Vital MTB

If you want to look further into the new 2019 Santa Cruz Bronson, check out PinkBike or Vital MTB’s first impressions, or just come into the shop to give the bike a spin. Or, if you’re looking for something a little different, we’re happy to build you up a fully custom bike of your own.


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