Santa Cruz Chameleon 29 AL Hardtail Frame - 2019
A stalwart of the Santa Cruz range, the Chameleon almost needs no introduction these days.
As the name implies, the Chameleon is a bike that can change to match its environment. Twenty-niner or 27-plus, geared or single-speed, this adaptable hardtail utilizes a suite of swappable dropouts to convert it from aggro trail charger to husky bikepacking mule to anything in between. Depending on setup and skill level, the Chameleon is capable on a wide range of terrain—aggressive trail riding to jump lines to all-around use. Going for maximum speed and rollability? Go 29er. Riding mostly loose terrain? Get some Plus tires that provide traction for days.
Santa Cruz Chameleon v7 Dropout Options
Standard dropouts that come with the frame (only one set per frame) are for geared or singlespeed set-ups, chose either:
- 27.5+ (12 x 148mm - Boost) OR 29 (12 x 148mm - Boost)
If you want to just run singlespeed you can get specific dropouts separately (not with the frame) in either:
- 27.5+ (12 x 142mm) OR 29 (12 x 142mm)
Frame MaterialALUMINIUMWheel Size27.5+ / 29Max Tyre Size3.0Suspension Type-Suspension Travel-Shock-Shock Size-Shock Upper Fitting-Shock Lower Fitting-Seatpost Diameter31.6Seatpost Clamp Size36.4Front Mech FittingDIRECTHeadset TopIS 41/28.6Headset BottomIS 52/40BB TypeTHREADED BSA 73MMRear Brake MountIS MOUNTRear Axle148MM BOOST W/ DT SWISS THRU AXLE (142MM W/ SS DROPOUT)