Santa Cruz Bicycles - Chameleon Hardtail Mountain Bike - Green
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A stalwart of the Santa Cruz range, the Chameleon almost needs no introduction these days.

Dirt or asphalt, mountain or urban, geared or singlespeed—the moniker Chameleon has never rang more true than on this updated-for-2017 Santa Cruz classic. Upsized to either 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels, the Chameleon shifts from trail-worthy hardtail to bikepacker to garbage-weather weapon of choice with simple, elegant aplomb. The wheel change is accomplished via interchangeable dropouts, and there's a singlespeed version for each wheel size—geared dropouts are 148mm-spaced, and singlespeed are 142mm. 

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Key Features:

  • Available in: Aluminum More Info
  • Wheel size:
    29" or 27.5"+
  • Front travel: 120mm
  • Rear travel: Hardtail
  • Designed for: XC, Trail & Hardtail

Build & Price

Geometry & Sizing

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

27.5-Plus

All measurements reflect a 120mm fork with a 530mm axle-to-crown. Chainstay and wheelbase measurements are listed at the shortest possible length—adjustable dropouts add 15mm of length at full extension.

SMLXL
Rider5'0"+1.52m+5'5"+1.65m+5'10"+1.78m+6'1"+1.85m+
AReach415mm16.34"440mm17.32"460mm18.11"490mm19.29"
BStack615mm24.21"615mm24.21"615mm24.21"624mm24.57"
CHead Tube Angle67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°
DSeat Tube Length390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"490mm19.29"
EFront Center
FBB Height315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"
GBB Drop
HWheelbase1115mm43.9"1140mm44.88"1160mm45.67"1193mm46.97"
IChainstay Length415mm16.34"415mm16.34"415mm16.34"415mm16.34"
JHead Tube Length100mm3.94"100mm3.94"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"
KTop Tube Length596mm23.46"621mm24.45"642mm25.28"674mm26.54"
LSeat Tube Angle73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°
MStandover Height689mm27.13"705mm27.76"721mm28.39"739mm29.09"
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Tech Support

Suspension System
Hardtail
Front Derailleur
Direct to Frame
Headset/Headtube
Integrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post
31.6mm
Fork Compatibility
120mm-140mm
BB Shell
73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size
3.0"
Brake Types
Disc
Water Bottle Mounts
2x bottle cage mounts
Notes
Maximum tire size changes with tire diameter: For 27.5+ wheels, you can fit a 3.0" tire. In 29er form, the biggest that will go is a 2.5".