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

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Key Features:

  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Rear travel: HT
  • Designed for: XC & Trail

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+
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"
Front Center
BB Height315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"
BB Drop
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"
Eye to Eye Length

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
Standard
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".