A Change is Gonna Come.
We love the versatility of Santa Cruz's Chameleon and it's lived up to its name since the beginning. Santa Cruz blessed every Chameleon version with the ability to go from a ride all-day, gear friendly rig to a knee-popping, masochistic single-speed with a simple dropout swap. The latest Chameleon, like most of the other 29ers in the Santa Cruz stable, can go from fast rolling, terrain leveling wagon wheels to big flotation and traction hungry 27.5+. The dropout system is modular and various kits are available to transform frames from 27.5+ to 29, boost to non-boost, and single-speed to geared use.
The kit we have here is the Chameleon 27.5+ Boost Dropout version and it's the one you'll need if you fancy putting 27.5+ wheels with boost hubs on your rig and run a derailleur. The kit includes dropouts for both the drive and non-drive side and all the hardware necessary for the swap. Feel free to adapt your Chameleon to its natural environment.
- Swapable dropouts tailor your Chameleon to your current riding mood
- 27.5+ version adapts high volume tires on the hardtail
- The geared version adds a derailleur hanger for varied terrain
- Versions available for hub spacing, wheel size, and gearing choice