I'm still on holiday and I'm uploading all this from my phone, but the deal is Santa Cruz have released a 650b bike named after the street where the Santa Cruz offices and warehouse are based: The Bronson.
It's a bit of a doozy: 150mm of VPP suspension, TWO bottle cage mounts, ISCG 05 tabs, Reverb Stealth routing etc... When I get home tonight I'll have a bunch more photos, but in the meantime this video and photo should suffice.
• 150mm travel VPP suspension. • 27.5" wheels. • Sizes: S, M, L, XL. • Syndicate will race Enduro World Series on production frames in 2013.
Colors: • Carbon: Tennis Yellow with black/blue decals and Matte Carbon with orange/blue decals. • Aluminum: Gloss Black with blue/yellow decals and Gloss Grey with grey/blue decals. • 10 decal choices for ENVE kits: Blue, Yellow, Orange, White or Grey in either solid fill or outline.
Shock options: • Standard: Custom tuned Fox Float CTD Evolution. • Upgrade: custom tuned Float CTD Adjust Boost Valve Kashima. Weight: Frame: from 5.3 lb (for size M, carbon). Complete: from 26.2 lbs (for size M, carbon, XX1 ENVE). ￼￼1
DETAILS • 142 mm rear axle spacing. • Molded rubber frame protection. • 2 x bottle cage mounts. • Forged upper and lower links. • Double-sealed pivots with grease ports for low maintenance. • Collet axle pivots and angular contact bearings maximize stiness. • Standard or direct mount rear derailleur hanger option. • ISCG-05 tabs for chain guide compatibility. • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing. • 73mm threaded BB: creak-free riding and easy installation.
WARRANTY • 5 year warranty. • Lifetime bearings warranty. • Lifetime crash replacement warranty.
AVAILABILITY • From April 2013 for carbon models, May 2013 for aluminum models.