SANTA CRUZ CHAMELEON - D / ALUMINUM / 29
Carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon Chameleon…
The tin lizard has ascended the evolutionary ladder and is now a fully-imagined carbon fiber creature. It’s Darwinism in action.
We took the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon and added a lighter, faster, more advanced version of the species. It’s a do-it-all hardtail that is as happy making the most of backyard booter (mis)adventures as it is fully-loaded with camp gear and a color-matched dangle mug. Two bottle cage mounts, including a triple-bolt cargo cage mount under the downtube mean you can escape from the crowds, too.
The Chameleon changes to suit its environment. Twenty-niner or 27-plus, geared or single-speed, this adaptable hardtail utilizes a suite of simple, swappable dropouts to convert it from aggro trail charger to single-speed racer to husky bikepacking mule, or 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.
Weight 13.61kg / 30lbs Material Aluminum Fork RockShox Recon RL, 120mm, 29" Rear Derailleur SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd Crankset SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t Cassette SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t Chain SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Brakes SRAM Level Brake Rotors Avid Centerline 180mm Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset Bars Race Face Ride Stem Race Face Ride Stem Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips Front Hub SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29" Spokes Sapim Race Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent Race 29"x2.35", EXO, TR Tubes Stan's Sealant Seat Post SDG Tellis Saddle WTB Silverado Comp
Frame Only Pricing:
Chameleon A - 57,500
Chameleon C - 87,500
- Fog and Yellowjacket
- Raspberry Sorbet and Grey