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Chameleon MX R Mountain Bike

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$3,199.00
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Why We Like The Santa Cruz Chameleon MX R Mountain Bike

From multi-day bikepacking trips to dirt jump sessions, the Santa Cruz Chameleon MX is our choice for an ultra-versatile hardtail that truly becomes one with its surrounding. The mixed-wheel version gives us the best of both worlds with the rollover capabilities of a 29-inch wheel up front and the agile, playfulness of a 27.5-inch rear wheel for intuitive cornering. Longer, slacker,m and more low-slung than its predecessor, the 8th gen Chameleon has s 65-degree headtube and short chainstays ensuring that we have a hollering-good time no matter what type of trails we're riding.


The mid-pack Chameleon MX R build utilizes wallet-friendly components that still offer impeccable reliability so we can spend more time our riding and less time wrenching on our bikes. The no-frills SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain takes care of the shifting duties with speed and simplicity, while a 130mm Fox Rhythm 34 fork helps us smash through rock gardens with ease. And for those of us looking to get really rowdy on our Chameleon, a set of ISCG-05 lets us attach a chain guard or bash guard. From lunch flow loops to multi-day biking packing trips, the Santa Cruz Chameleon MX R Mountain Bike is lives up to its name and is at home anywhere we can find dirt.


*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.


Details

  • No-nonsense do-it-all mixed-wheel hardtail trail bike
  • Aluminum frame is built to take on a lifetime of riding
  • 29in front wheel offers speed and confidence over obstacles
  • 27.5in rear wheel is playful for berms, jumps, and manuals
  • Slack and long geometry provides stable and confident handling
  • SRAM NX 12-speed drivetrain offers crisp shifting
  • Race Face AR 30 wheels are durable for a worry-free ride
  • Interchangeable dropouts allow for single-speed or geared options
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Frame Material
aluminum
Suspension
hardtail
Fork
Fox Rhythm 34
Front Travel
130mm
Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05
Crankset
SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB
Chainring Sizes
32t
Crank Arm Length
[small] 170mm, [medium, large, x-large] 175mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68.73mm threaded
Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12-speed
Cassette Range
11-50t
Chain
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Brakeset
SRAM Guide T
Brake Type
4-piston, hydraulic disc
Rotors
Avid Centerline 180mm
Handlebar
Burgtec Alloy
Handlebar Rise
30mm
Handlebar Width
800mm
Grips
Santa Cruz House or Burgtec Bartender Pro Minnaar
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3
Stem Length
42mm
Saddle
WTB Silverado Race or WTB Volt
Seatpost
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6mm
Seatpost Travel
[small] 125mm, [medium] 150mm, [large, x-large] 170mm
Wheelset
Race Face AR Offset 30
Hubs
[front] SRAM MTH 716, [rear] SRAM MTH 746
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tire Clearance
29in x 2.6in, 27.5in x 2.8in
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF, 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR, [rear] Maxxis Aggressor, EXO, TR
Tire Size
[front] 29 x 2.5in, [rear] 27.5 x 2.5in
Pedals
not included
Extras
chainstay protector
Claimed Weight
29.12lb
Activity
trail
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame] lifetime