As the name implies, the Santa Cruz 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. The Chameleon is capable on a wide range of terrain—aggressive trail riding to jump lines to all-around mountain bike use.
Choose your Chameleon wisely. The Chameleon R+ grants you the tremendous traction and float of 27.5 x 2.8-inch Maxxis Rekon tires, wrapped around wide WTB rims with the strength to let you huck it around, as Chameleon riders are apt to do. To help keep all that rubber in contact with terra firma, a 120mm FOX 34 Float Rhythm fork soaks up the chop and precisely steers where you point it. SRAM’s NX Eagle drivetrain and Level T brakes perfectly complement one another, providing a huge 12-speed gear range to get you anywhere on the mountain, with the braking power to make sure you get back in one piece. Race Face and WTB outfit your control points, with lightweight control that opens terrain and encourages adventure.
|Fork||FOX Rhythm 34, 29"|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0 27.5 Rims|
|Hubs||SRAM MTH 716/746, 32h|
Front: Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1230 11-50t|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Ride Stem|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Level T|
|Brakes||SRAM Level T w/Avid Centerline 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle|
|Seat Post||Race Face Aeffect, 31.6|
* Subject to change without notice.