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Carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon Chameleon…

Wir haben den lebenslustigen, trailhungrigen Charakter und die Anpassungsfähigkeit des geliebten Aluminium-Chameleons übernommen und es zu einer leichteren, schnelleren und fortschrittlicheren Spezies weiterentwickelt. Es ist ein Do-it-all Hardtail, das mit jedem verspielten Biker über die nahen Hometrails fegt oder mit kompletter Campingausrüstung (und farblich abgestimmtem Kaffeebecher) beladen zum fernen Bikepacking-Abenteuer aufbricht.

Apropos farblich abgestimmt, die blauen Hope-Naben und der Steuersatz am SE-Kit machen dieses Reptil unverwechselbar. Zwei Flaschenhalter, inklusive einer Drei-Loch-Halterung unter dem Unterrohr, ermöglichen lange Fernreisen.

Das Carbon Chameleon passt sich seiner Umgebung an. 29" oder 27-plus, Schaltung oder Singlespeed: Durch die verschiedenen, austauschbaren Ausfallenden mutiert das anpassungsfähige Hardtail vom aggressiven Trail-Tiger, zum Singlespeed-Rennpferd, zum Bikepacking-Lastesel oder zu allem dazwischen.

"Abhängig vom Setup und deinem Fahrkönnen, kann das Chameleon fast alles: Von schnellen Trailtouren, über Jump-Lines, bis zum Allmountain-Abenteuer. 
Verlangst du nach maximaler Geschwindigkeit und gutem Überroll-Verhalten? Nimmer das 29er. Fährst du viel in lockerem Gelände und wünschst du vor allem Grip und Komfort? Hol dir die Plus-Reifen und freue dich über die super Traktion."

Es ist das vielseitigste Bike in unserem Sortiment und kann jetzt noch mehr.

Suchst du ein Hardtail für Crosscountry-Rennen? Dann schau dir das Highball an! 
Schau dir das Video an.

 

Key Features:

  • Available in: Aluminum & Carbon C More Info
  • Wheel size:
    29" or 27.5"+
  • Front travel: 120mm or 130mm
  • Rear travel: Hardtail
  • Priced from €1690 (MSRP)

There's Something in Our Aisles - The Carbon Chameleon

Santa Cruz Bicycles - JT Barse Portrait

Manufacturing Star Power

Shot entirely in-house at the Santa Cruz Factory, the cast of Carbon Chameleon features Santa Cruz employees from start to finish, and it's a cast led by none other than our own wheels department manager, JT Barse.

Go beyond the video, get JT's story, and get a feel for what it's like to build the strongest wheels in the business for a living.

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Build & Price

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  • 29
  • 27.5+

Geometrie & Größe

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

Carbon

SMLXL
AReach412mm16.22"437mm17.2"457mm17.99"487mm19.17"
BStack613mm24.13"618mm24.33"627mm24.69"636mm25.04"
CLenkkopfwinkel67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°
DSitzrohrlänge390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"490mm19.29"
EFront Center703mm27.68"730mm28.74"754mm29.69"787mm30.98"
FHöhe Tretlager315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"
GBB Drop55mm2.17"55mm2.17"55mm2.17"55mm2.17"
HRadstand1112mm43.78"1139mm44.84"1163mm45.79"1197mm47.13"
IKettenstrebenlänge415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"
JLenkkopflänge95mm3.74"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"
KOberrohrlänge596mm23.46"622mm24.49"646mm25.43"684mm26.93"
LSitzwinkel72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°
MÜberstandshöhe695mm27.36"711mm27.99"733mm28.86"748mm29.45"
 
Seatpost Length125mm125mm150mm150mm150mm150mm170mm170mm
Stem Length50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm
Crank Length170mm170mm175mm175mm175mm175mm175mm175mm
Geometry Illustration LayerreachGeometry Illustration LayerstackGeometry Illustration LayerheadtubeanGeometry Illustration LayerseattubelenGeometry Illustration LayerfrontcenterGeometry Illustration LayerbbheightGeometry Illustration LayerbbdropGeometry Illustration LayerwheelbaseGeometry Illustration LayerchainstayGeometry Illustration LayerheadtubelenGeometry Illustration LayertoptubeGeometry Illustration LayerseattubeanGeometry Illustration LayerstandoverGeometry Illustration Layerbase

Carbon

SMLXL
AReach411mm16.18"436mm17.17"456mm17.95"486mm19.13"
BStack614mm24.17"618mm24.33"628mm24.72"637mm25.08"
CLenkkopfwinkel67.2°67.2°67.2°67.2°67.2°67.2°67.2°67.2°
DSitzrohrlänge390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"490mm19.29"
EFront Center704mm27.72"731mm28.78"755mm29.72"789mm31.06"
FHöhe Tretlager314mm12.36"314mm12.36"314mm12.36"314mm12.36"
GBB Drop47mm1.85"47mm1.85"47mm1.85"47mm1.85"
HRadstand1117mm43.98"1144mm45.04"1168mm45.98"1201mm47.28"
IKettenstrebenlänge415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"
JLenkkopflänge95mm3.74"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"
KOberrohrlänge596mm23.46"623mm24.53"646mm25.43"684mm26.93"
LSitzwinkel72.7°72.7°72.7°72.7°72.7°72.7°72.7°72.7°
MÜberstandshöhe693mm27.28"709mm27.91"731mm28.78"746mm29.37"
 
Seatpost Length125mm125mm150mm150mm150mm150mm170mm170mm
Stem Length50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm
Crank Length170mm170mm175mm175mm175mm175mm175mm175mm
Geometry Illustration LayerreachGeometry Illustration LayerstackGeometry Illustration LayerheadtubeanGeometry Illustration LayerseattubelenGeometry Illustration LayerfrontcenterGeometry Illustration LayerbbheightGeometry Illustration LayerbbdropGeometry Illustration LayerwheelbaseGeometry Illustration LayerchainstayGeometry Illustration LayerheadtubelenGeometry Illustration LayertoptubeGeometry Illustration LayerseattubeanGeometry Illustration LayerstandoverGeometry Illustration Layerbase

29 Frame Sizing

S
5'0"152 — 5'5"165cm
M
5'5"165 — 5'10"178cm
L
5'10"178 — 6'1"185cm
XL
6'1"185 — 6'6"198cm
S
5'0"152 — 5'5"165cm
M
5'5"165 — 5'10"178cm
L
5'10"178 — 6'1"185cm
XL
6'1"185 — 6'6"198cm

Tech Support

Can I put a chainguide on the Chameleon C?

Yes! It comes with ISCG05 tabs, so it's easy to bolt a chainguide on.

What kind of brake mount does the Chameleon C use?

Both of the stock geared dropout options are Post Mount 160. The aftermarket Single Speed dropouts use an IS160 mount

What kind of headset does this bike use?

This bike uses integrated headset cups. The upper up is 41mm and the lower cup is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.

What size fork should I use?

Our recommended setup is 120mm for 29er and 130mm for 27+ bikes. This makes for similar angles and BB height between wheel sizes. Feel free to mix-and-match or put longer on there if you wish. We'd suggest a max travel of 140mm for optimal handling

What size tire can I fit?

The Chameleon C will accommodate up to 29x2.5 or 27.5x3.0. If you adjust the dropouts back a bit (lengthen chainstays) you can fit some 29x2.6 tires as well

Where can I find additional technical information for my bike?

Currently all technical info is located either on the bike archive or under tech support. Both can provide helpful information for puzzling with your bike, torque specs, and exploded diagrams.

Which dropouts do I need to run geared or singlespeed?

Wheel size-specific swappable dropouts maintain the same geometry while allowing the use of 27.5+ or 29er wheels in geared or singlespeed configurations. Geared options use 148mm 'Boost' spacing while the single speed options use 142 spacing to accommodate dedicated singlespeed hubs.

Why are there 3 bolts on the underside of the downtube?

This triple mount is used to mount 3-bolt "cargo cages" for carrying large waterbottles or various other items for bikepacking. You can also mount a traditional 2-bolt waterbottle cage.