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A stalwart of the Santa Cruz range, the Chameleon almost needs no introduction these days.

As the name implies, the Chameleon is a bike that can change to match its environment. Twenty-niner or 27-plus, geared or single-speed, this adaptable hardtail utilizes a suite of swappable dropouts to convert it from aggro trail charger to husky bikepacking mule to anything in between.

Depending on setup and skill level, the Chameleon is capable on a wide range of terrain—aggressive trail riding to jump lines to all-around use. Going for maximum speed and rollability? Go 29er. Riding mostly loose terrain? Get some Plus tires that provide traction for days.

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Key Features:

  • Available in: Aluminum More Info
  • Wheel size:
    29" or 27.5"+
  • Front travel: 120mm or 130mm
  • Rear travel: Hardtail
  • Priced from $1799 (MSRP)

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Geometry & Sizing

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

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SMLXL
Rider Height5'0"+1.52m+5'5"+1.65m+5'10"+1.78m+6'1"+1.85m+
AReach412mm16.22"437mm17.2"460mm18.11"487mm19.17"
BStack617mm24.29"617mm24.29"625mm24.61"626mm24.65"
CHead Tube Angle67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°
DSeat Tube Length390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"490mm19.29"
EFront Center703mm27.68"728mm28.66"748mm29.45"782mm30.79"
FBB Height315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"
GBB Drop55mm2.17"55mm2.17"55mm2.17"55mm2.17"
HWheelbase1115mm43.9"1140mm44.88"1160mm45.67"1194mm47.01"
IChainstay Length415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"
JHead Tube Length100mm3.94"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"
KTop Tube Length601mm23.66"626mm24.65"649mm25.55"682mm26.85"
LSeat Tube Angle72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°
MStandover Height689mm27.13"696mm27.4"721mm28.39"740mm29.13"
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Tech Support

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.

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. Geeared options use 148mm 'Boost' spacing while the single speed options use 142 spacing to accommodate dedicated singlespeed hubs.