Santa Cruz Chameleon - Mountain Bike

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Built for...whatever
The Chameleon is a blank canvas, ready to go in whatever direction your imagination takes it. Creativity in wheel size, gearing and component choice make it the perfect muse for freethinkers and freedom seekers alike.

We made the Chameleon for riders who like to sculpt their ideal bike, and aren’t afraid to experiment. Whether 29er or mixed, geared or fixed, multiple major configuration transformations are made easy via the interchangeable dropouts. The low slung top tube and progressive geometry means this bike blends into whatever surroundings you place it. From raucous short-cuts across town to skipping the city altogether. It turns itself to trail exploration with the flip of an Allen key, thanks to the triple-bolt cargo cage mount under the downtube and standard bottle mount within the frame.

Whatever the weather, however long the ride, wherever you're going, the Chameleon is so endlessly customizable and adjustable that the only constraint is really your own mind and motivation.


D-Kit 29" Build Specs

  • Weight: 14.06kg / 31lbs
  • Fork: RockShox Recon RL, 130mm, 29"
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters: SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset: SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t
  • Cassette: SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
  • Chain: SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
  • Brakes: SRAM Level
  • Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • Bars: RaceFace Ride
  • Stem: RaceFace Chester
  • Grips: Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
  • Front Hub: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
  • Rear Hub: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
  • Rims: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29" Rims
  • Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5, 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Aggressor, 29"x2.5WT, EXO, TR
  • Tubes: Stan's Sealant
  • Seat Post: SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Comp


Please Note: Price, Weight and Parts Spec information is subject to change.

Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following. 

Personal Preference
A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension
Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

 


Design Details

  • Aluminum frame:  The Chameleon reinvents itself yet again, returning to the no-nonsense alu roots that make it our most versatile hard-working hardtail of all time.
  • MX or 29:  Options for full 29 or MX setups means you can opt for speed and comfort for hauling or quick and nimble handling.
  • Single speed or gears:  Adjustable dropouts make it a multi-geared trail charger to single-speed racer to bikepacking mule...and pretty much anything imaginable in between.
  • A Mule That Rules:  Tougher and stronger than any race horse, the Chameleon blends stamina with agility to create a whole new kind of beast. A triple-bolt cargo cage mount under the downtube and additional mount within the frame ensures the Chameleon is ready to play wherever The Wild Things Are.
  • Fun-loving, shreddy spirit:  The low slung top tube and more progressive geometry (65.5-degree head-angle and longer reach) provides all-trail capability.
  • Lifetime warranty:  Built to last many lifetimes and supported by the legendary Santa Cruz rider support.