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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)

Build & Price

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Geometría y dimensiones

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

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AAlcanzar412mm16.22"437mm17.2"457mm17.99"487mm19.17"
BApilar617mm24.29"617mm24.29"622mm24.49"617mm24.29"
CÁngulo del tubo de dirección67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°
DLongitud del tubo de dirección390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"490mm19.29"
EFront Center703mm27.68"728mm28.66"748mm29.45"782mm30.79"
FAltura eje del pedalier al suelo (BB Height)315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"315mm12.4"
GBB Drop55mm2.17"55mm2.17"55mm2.17"55mm2.17"
HDistancia entre ejes1115mm43.9"1140mm44.88"1160mm45.67"1194mm47.01"
ILongitud de vaina415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"415-430mm16.34"
JLongitud del tubo de dirección100mm3.94"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"
KLongitud del tubo superior601mm23.66"626mm24.65"649mm25.55"682mm26.85"
LÁngulo del tubo de dirección72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°
MAltura conducción más levantada689mm27.13"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.