We’re still not completely sold on the tweener wheel size that the industry is totally hyping up right now, but that doesn’t mean a lot of our friends haven’t already embraced 650b or 27.5 or whatever you prefer to call them. Our homie Jason Liebrecht in San Diego already posted his thoughts on his new Santa Cruz Bronson, and now Ian Massey reports in with details of his sweet new personal ride. Set up to be a contester in the Enduro category, it isn’t just a great build for all mountain rides, but it’s light and geared low enough to fly on long trail rides as well.
Even more notable, his weighs in 27.26 lbs., and he managed to get it to that weight without splurging for carbon Enve rims. When it comes to bike setup, Ian has an meticulous attention to details.
It helps that he’s super detail oriented. He’s always swapping out little bits and pieces to drop weight here and there, and it’s impressive how much thought has gone into it.
- Medium Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon in white with Ti Hardware throughout
- Cane Creek 110 tapered headset
- 2014 Fox CTD adjust Kashima with large volume reducer 150mm
- 2014 Fox 34 Float CTD adjust Kashima 160mm
- Sram XX1 drivetrain and ceramic bb
- 4 bolt 104 spider adapter
- Gamut p30 guide and bash with lower assembly removed
- Gamut 36 tooth race ring and racering bolts
- Avid xo brakes 180mm front 160mm rear with alloy organic pads
- DT 240s hubs on WTB I23 Rims Dt DB spokes alloy nipples
- Point 1 Split Second 50mm stem and 10mm Nano Spacer
- Easton Havoc Carbon bar 750mm
- ODI Ruffian grips and caps
- Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 125mm and non QR collar
- Wtb Silverado SLT Saddle
- Shimano XT Trail pedals
- 27.26 Pounds tubeless
Since these photos were taken, the FOX 34 fork travel was reduced to 150mm for quicker handling. Ian says it steers much better. <UPDATE: He’s since gone back to the 160mm of travel setting>