Well, there you go.Stock bronson BB height is 13.6". Blur LT was 13.8", Blur TRc (which was promoted as being low) is 13.1"Putting 26" wheels on a Bronson would get you an approximate 13.1bb but being a longer travel bike with more sag that a TRc. I'd think you be hard pressed to not smack pedals in anything but buff singletrack. At least riding in my area wouldn't work too well.
Easy now....my why was just that, and you've answered above. You could certainly run them and be fine with your decision. Depending what terrain you ride pedal strikes could be at a minimum and the bike will carve the turns even better. Plus you can run the biggest and beefiest tires without any clearance problems...As to the reason "WHY?" just pick any of the following:
- I found a good deal on a 27.5 frame but I do not have the founds for anything else.
- I like SC bikes but they do not make any longer 140-160 26" bikes. The past models and the Nomad have outdated geo which doesn't fit me. I like longer TT but I do not want to get married with a taller ST as well.
- I just do not like 27.5
- This is the TRC advocacy club. You put 27.5 on our bikes, we will put 26 on yours
Regarding the 13.1 BB is not that bad at all. The stump jumper rides like a train at this height. If you are used to keep the pedals parallel to the ground when necessary, then its a gain not a loss.