Santa Cruz Bicycles are back with the seventh iteration of their classic alloy hardtail, the Chameleon. The latest version takes its shape-shifting persona to new levels with capabilities that range from hardtail ripper to bike-packing mule and everything in between. Adaptable from 29er to 27.5-plus, geared or single speed, the Chameleon utilizes a series of swappable dropouts to change modes and match its terrain. Throw in a low stance and laid-back geometry, and the Chameleon delivers that stable trail bike feel, all in an affordable aluminum package.
Trail Bike Geometry
67.5-degree head angle
120mm travel fork
Internal dropper routing
Two water bottle mounts
Low direct FD mount
Threaded 73mm BB
Geared or single speed
Color: Olive Green
27.5+ complete – $1,599-$1,999 USD
29 complete – $1,599-$1,999 USD
Frame-only – $749 USD
Wheel Size-Specific Swappable Dropouts
Wheel size-specific swappable dropouts maintain the same geometry while allowing the use of 27.5+ or 29er wheels in geared or single speed configurations. Geared options use 148mm Boost spacing while the single speed options use 142mm spacing to accommodate dedicated single speed hubs.