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  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame - 2018
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame - 2018 Head Tube
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame - 2018 Bottom Bracket
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame - 2018 Derailleur Hanger
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame - 2018 Bottom Bracket
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame - 2018 3/4 Back
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame - 2018 Rear Axle
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame - 2018 Seat Stays
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame - 2018 Seat Stays
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame - 2018 Seat Tube
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  •  - Bottom Bracket
  •  - Derailleur Hanger
  •  - Bottom Bracket
  •  - 3/4 Back
  •  - Rear Axle
  •  - Seat Stays
  •  - Seat Stays
  •  - Seat Tube
Santa Cruz BicyclesChameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame - 2018

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Description

Stand out.

In an industry going ever deeper into the deep end of the travel pool, a hardtail like the Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame stands out. It's always been known for its adaptability to whatever the trail throws your way, and the latest version has really outdone itself with the ability to swap between 27.5+ and 29in wheels, courtesy of interchangeable dropouts. Bringing another benefit, the interchangeable dropouts allow you to swap out the gears for single-speed use, should you desire a no-nonsense drivetrain that excels in elevation challenged areas or simply enjoy pushing your bike without pesky gears. 15mm of fore and aft adjustment manages chain tension and chainstay length.

The Chameleon surfaces the latest standards of modern trail bikes, including a longer front end, low-slung bottom bracket of 12.4in, snappy 16.3in chainstays, and a relaxed 67.5-degree head tube angle. These geometry figures make the newest Chameleon extremely well balanced when you're ripping steep descents, without inhibiting its ability to power itself back up on climbs.

While 29ers are always welcomed by the hardpack crowd, 27.5+ spacing lets this particular Chameleon change its colors by riding terrain a hardtail would typically balk at. Plus-sized 2.8in tubeless tires allow you to drastically lower the pressure for smoother tracking across the rough stuff, and they provide unrelenting grip when you lean it through a corner or pedal along a loose patch of dirt with chunky rocks. When equipped with plus-sized tires, you'll find the Chameleon to not only to be an excellent choice for trails with loose chunder and rock gardens, but also for lengthy bikepacking adventures where added shock absorption equates to less fatigue, especially when you don't have a full-suspension absorbing bumps and rocks.

  • A cross country-plus bike that clears tubby tires
  • 27.5+ wheels for massive grip and smoother ride
  • 6000-series aluminum frame is strong and lightweight
  • Modern geometry lends a balanced feel and descending stability
  • Interchangeable dropouts swap between 27.5+ and 29in wheels
  • Boost axle increases tire clearance and improves wheel stiffness
  • Santa Cruz proves that cross country's not dead with its versatile hardtail
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Frame Material
aluminum
Suspension
hardtail
Head Tube Diameter
Integrated IS 41 / 52mm
Headset Included
no
Bottom Bracket Type
BSA threaded
ISCG Tabs
no
Cable Routing
external, stealth dropper
Front Derailleur Mount
direct-mount
Brake Type
disc
Seatpost Diameter
31.6mm
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Recommended Use
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime on frame
Size

Santa Cruz Bicycles

Chameleon 27.5+ / 29
27.5+ - 120mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

Effective Top Tube

Stack

Reach

Stand Over

Head Tube

Head Tube Angle

Seat Tube Angle

Bottom Bracket Height

Bottom Bracket Drop

Chainstay

Wheelbase
S 15.35in 23.46in 24.21in 16.34in 27.13in 3.94in 67.5° 73° 12.4in   16.34in 43.9in
M 16.54in 24.45in 24.21in 17.32in 27.76in 3.94in 67.5° 73° 12.4in   16.34in 44.88in
L 17.72in 25.28in 24.21in 18.11in 28.39in 3.94in 67.5° 73° 12.4in   16.34in 45.67in
XL 19.29in 26.54in 24.57in 19.29in 29.09in 4.33in 67.5° 73° 12.4in   16.34in 46.97in
29 - 120mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

Effective Top Tube

Stack

Reach

Stand Over

Head Tube

Head Tube Angle

Seat Tube Angle

Bottom Bracket Height

Bottom Bracket Drop

Chainstay

Wheelbase
S 15.35in 23.66in 24.29in 16.22in 27.13in 3.94in 67.3° 72.8° 12.4in   16.34in 43.9in
M 16.54in 24.65in 24.29in 17.2in 27.4in 3.94in 67.3° 72.8° 12.4in   16.34in 44.88in
L 17.72in 25.55in 24.29in 17.99in 28.39in 3.94in 67.3° 72.8° 12.4in   16.34in 45.67in
XL 19.29in 26.85in 24.69in 19.17in 29.13in 4.33in 67.3° 72.8° 12.4in   16.34in 47.01in

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