Santa Cruz Chameleon
A few pedal strokes is all it takes to see why this budget-friendly ripper is so exciting. From the pump track, to the grocery store, to the pub, or the full length of the Colorado Trail - this versatile machine is set up to deliver mile after mile of smiles.
- 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
|SM||5’0” - 5’5”|
|MD||5’5" - 5’10"|
|LG||5’10" - 6’1"|
|XL||6’1" - 6'6"|
“I just wanted a bike that I could get on and go for a quick ride when I’m short on time. If the trails are bad, I can still keep my fitness up and get some proper time on a mountain bike. The simplicity and low cost were selling points initially, but I actually love the way this bike rides! My full suspension bike is now reserved for the gnarlier rides, and I love to go rip smoother trials on the Chameleon".
The new Chameleon is bigger and badder than ever.
Signature clean cable routing.
A bike worthy to bear the Santa Cruz Badge - at a price that won't leave you broke.
Available with two stout, and practical builds. This one being the R 29".
The squared downtube features two mounting points.
Internal dropper routing keeps things on the down-low.
A short, gusseted seat tube allows for maximum dropper length.
They won't hear you coming with the rubberized chain protection.
Front derailleur or chainguide mounting is still an option.
Thin, straight, squared seatstays.
External routing of the rear lines makes for easy access.
Adjustable dropouts provide a range of wheel, tire, gearing and geometry options.
The 11-speed SRAM NX drivetrain is reliable, and smooth.
A Minion DHF up front provides heaps of traction.
Plenty of grip and some extra cush from the 2.5" tire.
A little bit of speed out back with the Maxxis Crossmark tire.
The Fox 34 suspension fork is light, stiff, and buttery smooth.
Use the compression lockout for when you don't feel like riding on air.
The clean, direct mount chainring is made of steel for maximum durability.
A type-2 clutch rear derailleur keeps your chain controlled, no matter how rowdy you get.
SRAM Level brakes are a solid and inexpensive option.
180mm centerline front rotor for when a squirrel runs across the trail.
The Chameleon - ride whatever.