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Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ S Complete Mountain Bike

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Description

Grin-inducing fun on your favorite trails.

Seeing the Chameleon's been a staple Santa Cruz's line for over 20 years, it's certainly a perennial favorite for its lively handling and adaptability to a wide variety of trail ecosystems, ranging from smooth-buffed singletrack to steep, rocky descents that would normally overwhelm a racier hardtail. 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 particular Chameleon 27.5+ S Complete Mountain Bike carries all of these updates, just with fresh color schemes for 2019, making it an an absolute blast to rail around corners, plunge into steep descents, and even pedal a few laps around the local 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 have to purchase separate dropouts from Santa Cruz if you want to change wheel sizes or convert to singlespeed use.

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 in Santa Cruz's line, which is great considering it lowers the bar to entry for riders on a budget. This S build kit gives you a premium selection of parts, including a 130-millimeter Fox Performance 34 Fork for stiff, confident tracking over the rough stuff and plush absorption of the rocks and roots on the trail. SRAM's GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain gives you a massive gear range with its 10 to 50-tooth cassette, so you can tackle a wider variety of terrain. It's rounded out with a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper for getting the seat out of the way on those steep descents where you'd benefit from a more aggressive body position.

  • Versatile hardtail with a fun-loving persona on the trail
  • 67.5-degree head tube angle for confidence at higher speeds
  • Longer front end, shorter chainstays for an agile, playful feel
  • 27.5+ wheels maximize traction and compliance over rough terrain
  • 130mm FOX 34 Performance Fork soaks up bumpy root and rock sections
  • Interchangeable dropouts allow you to swap out 27.5+ for 29in wheels
  • Alloy frame optimizes strength-to-weight at lower cost than carbon
  • SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain offers a massive usable gear range

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
aluminum
Suspension:
hardtail
Fork:
FOX 34 Float Perfermoance
Front Travel:
130mm
Headset:
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Shifters:
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM GX Eagle (12-speed)
Crankset:
SRAM Stylo 7k DUB
Chainring Sizes:
30t
Crank Arm Length:
[XS - S] 170mm, [M - XL] 175mm
Bottom Bracket:
SRAM DUB
Bottom Bracket Type:
BSA threaded
Cassette:
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette Range:
10 - 50t
Chain:
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Brakeset:
SRAM Level TL
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
180 mm Avid Centerline
Handlebar:
Race Face Ride
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem:
Race Face Aeffect R
Stem Length:
50 mm
Saddle:
WTB Silverado Pro
Seatpost:
RockShox Reverb Stealth
Wheelset:
RaceFace AR Offset 40
Hubs:
DT Swiss 370
Front Axle:
15 x 110 mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148 mm Boost
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Rekon 3C/EXO/TR, [rear] Maxxis Rekon EXO/TR
Tire Size:
27.5 x 2.8 in
Recommended Use:
trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

Geometry Chart

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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