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Chameleon 27.5+ D Mountain Bike

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Item # SNZ00JI

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Description

Lively fun on the trail.

As one of the longest standing bikes in Santa Cruz's line, the Chameleon is a perennial favorite for its lively handling, ability to wheelie with ease, and versatility across a wide variety of trail ecosystems, ranging from flowy singletrack in the woods to rocky descents high above treeline. Santa Cruz revamped the Chameleon in 2017 to be longer, lower, and slacker than ever with its lengthy front end, low-slung 12.4-inch bottom bracket, and relaxed 67.5-degree head tube angle. This Chameleon 27.5+ D Complete Mountain Bike carries all of these updates with fresh color schemes for 2019, making it an absolute blast to rail around corners, plunge into steep descents, and even pedal a few laps around the bike park.

Originally conceived as a heavy-duty trail bike that could handle the rigors of bike parks and slalom courses, the Chameleon has evolved into a fun-loving trail bike that's compatible with multiple wheel sizes and moonlights as a practical solution for long-distance bikepacking missions. It's offered here as a 27.5+ trail bike for voluminous traction and greater compliance over rugged trails with its 2.8-inch Maxxis Rekon Tires, but it can be run as a fast-rolling 29er with its interchangeable dropouts. Also, these interchangeable dropouts allow you to swap out the gears for single-speed use, should you desire a no-nonsense drivetrain, or live in an area without major elevation changes. Note, you'll need to purchase separate dropouts if you'd like to convert it to singlespeed use or a 29er.

Seeing the Chameleon is designed to be a more utilitarian, low-maintenance trail bike, it's made from aluminum for optimal strength-to-weight, but without the added cost of carbon. This gives the Chameleon broader appeal than many of the full-suspension bikes, which is great considering it lowers the bar to entry for riders on a budget. This D-spec build is the most affordable build offered by Santa Cruz, offering a nice selection of parts for reliability and performance, but without incurring significant cost. The RockShox Recon RL 130-millimeter Fork smoothly tracks over rocky, root-latticed trail sections by soaking up all the bumps along the way. It's finished with a SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrain that offers a wide selection of gears for long climbs and descents, all without requiring a 2x drivetrain that only clutters your bars and adds unnecessary complexity.

  • Versatile hardtail with a fun-loving persona on the trail
  • 67.5-degree head tube angle for confidence at higher speeds
  • Longer front end, short chainstays for an agile, playful feel
  • 27.5+ wheels maximize traction and compliance over rough stuff
  • 130mm RockShox Recon RL Fork soaks up bumpy sections of trail
  • Interchangeable dropouts allow you to swap 27.5+ for 29in wheels
  • Aluminum frame optimizes strength-to-weight at lower cost than carbon
  • SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrain offers a wide range for climbs and descents
Warning

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Cancer and Reproductive Harm - P65Warnings.ca.gov

Tech Specs
Frame Material
aluminum
Suspension
hardtail
Fork
RockShox Recon RL
Front Travel
130 mm
Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
Shifters
SRAM NX, 11-speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Long Cage, 11-speed
Crankset
Race Face Ride
Chainring Sizes
30t
Crank Arm Length
[XS - S] 170mm, [M - XL] 175mm
Bottom Bracket Type
BSA threaded
Cassette
SRAM PG1130, 11-speed
Cassette Range
11 - 42t
Chain
SRAM PC1110, 11-speed
Brakeset
SRAM Level
Brake Type
hydraulic disc
Rotors
180 mm Avid Centerline
Handlebar
Race Face Ride
Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem
Race Face Ride
Saddle
WTB Silverado Comp
Seatpost
Race Face Ride
Wheelset
WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0 27.5
Hubs
[front] SRAM MTH 716, [rear] SRAM MTH 746
Front Axle
15 x 110 mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148 mm Boost
Tires
Maxxis Rekon EXO TR
Tire Size
27.5 x 2.8 in
Pedals
not included
Recommended Use
trail
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime on frame
Geometry

27.5+ - 120mm Travel Fork

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 SMLXL
15.35in16.54in17.72in19.29in
23.46in24.45in25.28in26.54in
24.21in24.21in24.21in24.57in
16.34in17.32in18.11in19.29in
27.13in27.76in28.39in29.09in
3.94in3.94in4.33in4.72in
67.567.567.567.5
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12.4in12.4in12.4in12.4in
    
16.34in16.34in16.34in16.34in
43.9in44.88in45.67in46.97in

29 - 120mm Travel Fork

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23.66in24.65in25.55in26.85in
24.29in24.29in24.29in24.69in
16.22in17.2in17.99in19.17in
27.13in27.4in28.39in29.13in
3.94in3.94in4.33in4.72in
67.367.367.367.3
72.872.872.872.8
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16.34in16.34in16.34in16.34in
43.9in44.88in45.67in47.01in
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Is this bike available with a drop tube seat? Do you have any left over from previous years at a discount? Thanks, Steve