Santa Cruz Bicycles

Chameleon

  • Olive Green

Price & Customize

Customizations:

Frame Color

  • Olive Green

Shock

Fork

  • Rock Shox Recon Silver RL 120
  • FOX Rhythm 120

ENVE Wheels

  • White
  • Grey
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Black
  • Magenta
  • Light Blue
  • Lime Green
  • Burgundy
  • Mint
  • Emerald
  • Orange
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Mint
  • Tangerine
  • Slate Blue
  • No ENVE
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Build Kit Options

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From £1599 GBP

  • Rock Shox Recon Silver RL 120 Fork
  • SRAM NX Derailleur
  • SRAM Level Brakes
  • Race Face Aeffect Cranks
D+

From £1599 GBP

  • Rock Shox Recon Silver RL 120 Fork
  • SRAM NX Derailleur
  • SRAM Level Brakes
  • Race Face Aeffect Cranks
R1

From £1999 GBP

  • FOX Rhythm 120 Fork
  • SRAM NX Derailleur
  • SRAM Level T Brakes
  • Race Face Aeffect AL Cranks
R1+

From £1999 GBP

  • FOX Rhythm 120 Fork
  • SRAM NX Derailleur
  • SRAM Level T Brakes
  • Race Face Aeffect AL Cranks

Overview

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 rally sled to bikepacker to winter slayer 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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Customizations
Frame MaterialAluminum
ForkRock Shox Recon Silver RL 120
About
Rear DérailleurSRAM NX
ShiftersSRAM NX
Chainring Size30 Tooth
CranksetRace Face Aeffect
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM PG1130; 11-42t
ChainSRAM PC1110
BrakesSRAM Level
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 160mm
HeadsetCane Creek 10 Series; integrated
BarsRace Face Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Ride, 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubNovatec D711; Torque Cap; 15x110mm
Rear HubNovatec D712; 12x148mm
RimsWTB STP i23 TCS; 32h
SpokesDT Swiss Champion
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF EXO TR; 29x2.3
Rear TireMaxxis Crossmark II DC EXO TR; 29x2.25
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRace Face Ride 31.6x400mm
SaddleWTB Volt Sport
Launch Bike Builder
D+
Customizations
Frame MaterialAluminum
ForkRock Shox Recon Silver RL 120
About
Rear DérailleurSRAM NX
ShiftersSRAM NX
Chainring Size30 Tooth
CranksetRace Face Aeffect
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM PG1130; 11-42t
ChainSRAM PC1110
BrakesSRAM Level
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 160mm
HeadsetCane Creek 10 Series; integrated
BarsRace Face Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Ride, 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubNovatec D711; Torque Cap; 15x110mm
Rear HubNovatec D712; 12x148mm
RimsRace Face AR 40
SpokesDT Swiss Champion
Front TireMaxxis Rekon EXO TR; 27.5x2.8
Rear TireMaxxis Rekon Exo; 27.5x2.8
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRace Face Ride 31.6x400mm
SaddleWTB Volt Sport
Launch Bike Builder
R1
Customizations
Frame MaterialAluminum
ForkFOX Rhythm 120
About
Rear DérailleurSRAM NX
ShiftersSRAM NX
Chainring Size30 Tooth
CranksetRace Face Aeffect AL
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1150 10-42
ChainSRAM PC1110
BrakesSRAM Level T
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 160mm
HeadsetCane Creek 10 Series; integrated
BarsRace Face Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Ride, 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubNovatec D711; 15x110mm
Rear HubNovatec D712; 12x148mm
RimsWTB STP i23 TCS; 32h
SpokesDT Swiss Champion
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF EXO TR; 29x2.3
Rear TireMaxxis Crossmark II DC EXO TR; 29x2.25
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRace Face Ride 31.6x400mm
SaddleWTB Volt Race
Launch Bike Builder
R1+
Customizations
Frame MaterialAluminum
ForkFOX Rhythm 120
About
Rear DérailleurSRAM NX
ShiftersSRAM NX
Chainring Size30 Tooth
CranksetRace Face Aeffect AL
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1150 10-42
ChainSRAM PC1110
BrakesSRAM Level T
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 160mm
HeadsetCane Creek 10 Series; integrated
BarsRace Face Ride 760mm, 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Ride, 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubNovatec D711; 15x110mm
Rear HubNovatec D712; 12x148mm
RimsRace Face AR 40
SpokesDT Swiss Champion
Front TireMaxxis Rekon EXO TR; 27.5x2.8
Rear TireMaxxis Rekon Exo; 27.5x2.8
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRace Face Ride 31.6x400mm
SaddleWTB Volt Race
Launch Bike Builder

Frame Only Options

  • Aluminum Frame: £549 GBP

Model Info

Features

  • 27.5 Plus-Compatible
  • 29" wheels
  • Aluminum frame
  • Interchangeable dropouts for gears (with 148mm x 12mm axle) or single speed (with 142mm x 12mm axle)
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Stealth dropper post routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Two bottle cage mounts

Tech Info

Suspension SystemHardtail
Front DerailleurDirect to Frame
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Fork Compatibility120mm-140mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size3.0"
Brake TypesDisc
Water Bottle Mounts2x bottle cage mounts
NotesMaximum 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".

Geometry

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
Reach415mm16.34"440mm17.32"460mm18.11"490mm19.29"
Stack615mm24.21"615mm24.21"615mm24.21"624mm24.57"
Head Tube Angle67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°
Seat Tube Length390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"490mm19.29"
BB Height315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"
Wheelbase1115mm43.9"1140mm44.88"1160mm45.67"1193mm46.97"
Chainstay Length415mm16.34"415mm16.34"415mm16.34"415mm16.34"
Head Tube Length100mm3.94"100mm3.94"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"
Top Tube Length596mm23.46"621mm24.45"642mm25.28"674mm26.54"
Seat Tube Angle73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°
Standover Height689mm27.13"705mm27.76"721mm28.39"739mm29.09"

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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
Reach412mm16.22"437mm17.2"457mm17.99"487mm19.17"
Stack617mm24.29"617mm24.29"617mm24.29"627mm24.69"
Head Tube Angle67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°
Seat Tube Length390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"490mm19.29"
BB Height315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"
Wheelbase1115mm43.9"1140mm44.88"1160mm45.67"1194mm47.01"
Chainstay Length415mm16.34"415mm16.34"415mm16.34"415mm16.34"
Head Tube Length100mm3.94"100mm3.94"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"
Top Tube Length601mm23.66"626mm24.65"649mm25.55"682mm26.85"
Seat Tube Angle72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°
Standover Height689mm27.13"696mm27.4"721mm28.39"740mm29.13"

Sizing

S
5'0" — 5'5"
M
5'5" — 5'10"
L
5'10" — 6'1"
XL
6'1" — 6'6"

Detail Images

Support

Warranty & Registration

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for lifetime of the original, registered owner. In order to confirm that you are the original owner, please register using our Warranty Registration Form at the time of purchase. Frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 will be covered under the previously existing 5 year warranty. Warranties do not cover custom finishes. 

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: fill out the Warranty Bearing Replacement Form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt, and we'll get a new set of bearings out to you within 48 hours! 

Handlebars

Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are warranted for a period of five years from the date of purchase. 

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement frame parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the bike.

File a Warranty Claim

Something not right? Use our Warranty Claim Form to file a warranty claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible. 

 

If you have any other questions, or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department

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