At noon of June first, Santa Cruz unleashed the second volley in their 27.5 bike assault. The first bike was the Santa Cruz Bronson Which featured 150 mm of travel front and rear. The bike was burly and was aimed squarly at the six-inch All Mountain travel bike crowd and the growing Enduro Racing scene.
But in a recent visit, Director of Engineering, Joe Graney asked me what I wanted to see next and I said the obvious choice is a a lighter bike with about 125mm or 5 inches of travel. Such a bike could would be fully capable, raceable and could come in under 25 lbs complete. The Bronson came in at 27+ lbs even with a carbon frame and wheels because the spec fork and tires were pretty burly. Joe just smiled and changed the subject as I suspected that he did not want to give away his next hand.