Push What You Got.
Santa Cruz's Chameleon maximizes versatility and lets us customize the bike based on trail conditions or our mood. We love how easy it is to swap the dropouts and change the bike from a climbing friendly, multi-gear ride to a leg sapping, slow cadence grinder of a single speed. If you feel inclined to ride fast rolling 29-inch tires all summer and swap to high volume 27.5+ ones once the snow falls, the Chameleon v7.0 is happy to oblige provided you have the wheels and proper dropout kit. The system is modular and kits are available transforming frames from 27.5+ to 29, non-boost to boost, and single-speed to geared use.
The kit we have here is the Chameleon 29 Single Speed Dropout Kit and it's the one you'll need if you looking to put 29-inch wheels with non-boost hubs on your bike and carefully choose that one gear for the ride ahead. 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.