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Santa Cruz Chameleon C R 27.5+

Santa Cruz Chameleon C R 27.5+
  • Color: Bronze
  • Color: Gloss Carbon
$2,699.00
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Details

The Chameleon, one of our longest-tenured models, has ascended the evolutionary ladder and is now a fully imagined carbon fiber sub-species. 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. The most versatile bike in our range now ticks even more boxes.

- Carbon C 29/27+ frame
- FOX Rhythm 34 130mm fork
- SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain
- WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0 rims
- SRAM Guide T brakes

Dropper posts

A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.

Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.

Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.

Plus-size rims and tires

Wider than standard yet narrower than fat, plus-size rims and tires hit the sweet spot in grip, stability, and speed, giving you more confidence on technical terrain. Compared to a standard tire you’ll feel grip in places you wouldn’t expect thanks to a bigger contact patch and greater rollover clearance. More air volume allows lower tire pressures which softens bumps and increases float on sand or snow. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the benefits of plus-size tires and rims will amplify your mountain biking fun.

Specs

Frame Carbon C 29/27+" Hardtail
Fork FOX Rhythm 34, 130mm, 29"
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
Axles Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0 27.5"
Hubs Front: SRAM MTH 716, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 32h
Spokes Sapim Race
Tires Maxxis Rekon 27.5 x 2.8", EXO, TR
Crankset SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Handlebars RaceFace Ride
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem RaceFace Ride
Brakes SRAM Guide T w/Avid Centerline 180mm rotors
Saddle WTB Silverado Race
Seat Post SDG Tellis

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Bronze / Small 192219164854 58-21195-105-2-626-001701
Bronze / Medium 192219164878 58-21195-105-3-626-001701
Bronze / Large 192219164892 58-21195-105-4-626-001701
Bronze / X-Large 192219164915 58-21195-105-5-626-001701
Gloss Carbon / Small 192219164847 58-21195-105-2-625-001701
Gloss Carbon / Medium 192219164861 58-21195-105-3-625-001701
Gloss Carbon / Large 192219164885 58-21195-105-4-625-001701
Gloss Carbon / X-Large 192219164908 58-21195-105-5-625-001701

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