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Santa Cruz Chameleon 8 AL S

Santa Cruz Chameleon 8 AL S
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Details

We made the Chameleon for riders who like to sculpt their ideal bike, and aren’t afraid to experiment. Whether 29er or mixed, geared or fixed, multiple major configuration transformations are made easy via the interchangeable dropouts. The low slung top tube and progressive geometry means this bike blends into whatever surroundings you place it. From raucous short-cuts across town to skipping the city altogether. It turns itself to trail exploration with the flip of an Allen key, thanks to the triple-bolt cargo cage mount under the downtube and standard bottle mount within the frame.

Design Details:

Aluminum frame
The Chameleon reinvents itself yet again, returning to the no-nonsense alu roots that make it our most versatile hard-working hardtail of all time.

MX or 29
Options for full 29 or MX setups means you can opt for speed and comfort for hauling or quick and nimble handling.

Single speed or gears
Adjustable dropouts make it a multi-geared trail charger to single-speed racer to bikepacking mule...and pretty much anything imaginable in between.

A Mule That Rules
Tougher and stronger than any race horse, the Chameleon blends stamina with agility to create a whole new kind of beast. A triple-bolt cargo cage mount under the downtube and additional mount within the frame ensures the Chameleon is ready to play wherever The Wild Things Are.

Fun-loving, shreddy spirit
The low slung top tube and more progressive geometry (65.5-degree head-angle and longer reach) provides all-trail capability.

Lifetime warranty
Built to last many lifetimes and supported by the legendary Santa Cruz rider support.

Sizes:
SMLXL
Reach420 445465490
Stack620.1 629.2638.2647.3
Head Tube Angle65.0° 65.0°65.0°65.0°
Seat Tube Length380 405430460
Front Center729.4 758.6782.8812.1
BB Height315 315315315
BB Drop56/40 56/4056/4056/40
Wheelbase1154.4 1183.61207.81237.1
Rear Center425-437 425-437425-437425-437
Head Tube Length100 110120130
Top Tube Length596.1 621.3643.4668.8
Seat Tube Angle74.1° 74.3°74.4°74.6°
Standover Height682 682686708
Sizes:
SMLXL
5'0" - 5'5"5'5" - 5'10" 5'10" - 6'1"6'1" - 6'6"
If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

Specs

Fork FOX 34 Float Performance, 130mm
Hubs Front Hub: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6-Bolt, 28h
Rear Hub: DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h
Rims RaceFace AR Offeset 30, 29"
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Frame Aluminum
Tires Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO
Rear Tire: Maxxis Aggressor 29"x2.5"WT, EXO
Brakes SRAM G2 R
Rotors Avid Centerline, 180mm
Saddle WTB Silverado Medium, Promo
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 32t
Seatpost OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Handlebars Burgtec Alloy Bar
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

* Subject to change without notice.