Loamers are easy – Soft, grippy, forgiving. Craig Evans is hard, talented and relentless, which is how he’s able to make some of Yorkshire’s greasiest, squarest rocks look like a flow trail.
Pull up a chair and a pint of ale for four minutes of savagely poetic riding on places tires have never been before. Craig Evan’s rides a Santa Cruz Bronson with SRAM brakes and drivetrain, Rockshox suspension and Maxxis tires in this video.
The Bronson is our 150mm-travel, mixed wheel core all-rounder for riders who value fun and fast. The combination of 29-inch front wheel provides confidence for rolling over obstacles, traction under load and the 27.5-inch rear wheel makes quick direction changes easier. This amount of travel also means it’ll take the big hits but retains the kind of sprightliness of a really playful bike.
If in doubt, take a Bronson out.