2020 Santa Cruz Chameleon Carbon

C$4,149.95
Carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon Chameleon…
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The tin lizard has ascended the evolutionary ladder and is now a fully-imagined carbon fiber creature. It’s Darwinism in action.

We took the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon and added a lighter, faster, more advanced version of the species. It’s a do-it-all hardtail that is as happy making the most of backyard booter (mis)adventures as it is fully-loaded with camp gear and a color-matched dangle mug.

Speaking of color-matched, the carbon chameleon features custom blue Hope hubs and headset on the SE kit making this reptile stand out from the crowd. Two bottle cage mounts, including a triple-bolt cargo cage mount under the downtube, means you can escape from the crowds.

The Chameleon changes to suit its environment. Twenty-niner or 27-plus, geared or single-speed, this adaptable hardtail utilizes a suite of simple, swappable dropouts to convert it from an aggro trail charger to a single-speed racer to husky bike packing mule, or 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.

 Build Kits

Kit  

 

R+  

 

S+  

SE  

SE+  

Price  

$4149CDN  

$4149CDN  

$5049CDN  

$5049CDN  

$7549CDN  

$7549CDN  

Weight  

12.41kg / 27.36lbs  

12.8kg / 28.21lbs  

11.88kg / 26.19lbs  

12.15kg / 26.79lbs  

11.79kg / 25.99lbs  

11.9kg / 26.23lbs  

Material  

Carbon C  

Carbon C  

Carbon C  

Carbon C  

Carbon C  

Carbon C  

Wheel Size  

29 

27.5+  

29 

27.5+  

29 

27.5+  

Fork  

FOX Rhythm 34, 29"  

FOX Rhythm 34, 29"  

Fox 34 Performance 120  

Fox 34 Performance 130  

Fox 34 Performance 120  

Fox 34 Performance 130  

Rear Derailleur  

SRAM NX Eagle  

SRAM NX Eagle  

SRAM GX Eagle  

SRAM GX Eagle  

SRAM GX Eagle  

SRAM GX Eagle  

Shifters  

SRAM NX Eagle  

SRAM NX Eagle  

SRAM GX Eagle  

SRAM GX Eagle  

SRAM GX Eagle  

SRAM GX Eagle  

Crankset  

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)  

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)  

SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)  

SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)  

SRAM X1 Eagle 148 Dub, 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)  

SRAM X1 Eagle 148 Dub, 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)  

Cassette  

SRAM PG1230 11-50t  

SRAM PG1230 11-50t  

SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T  

SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T  

SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T  

SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T  

Chain  

SRAM NX Eagle  

SRAM NX Eagle  

SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD  

SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD  

SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD  

SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD  

Bottom Bracket  

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB  

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB  

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB  

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB  

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB  

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB  

Brakes  

SRAM Guide T  

SRAM Guide T  

SRAM Guide T  

SRAM Guide T  

SRAM Guide R  

SRAM Guide R  

Brake Rotors  

Avid Centerline 180mm  

Avid Centerline 180mm  

Avid Centerline 180mm  

Avid Centerline 180mm  

Avid Centerline 180mm  

Avid Centerline 180mm  

Headset  

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset  

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset  

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset  

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset  

Hope IS 41/52  

Hope IS 41/52  

Bars  

Race Face Ride 35x760 bar  

Race Face Ride 35x760 bar  

Race Face Aeffect R 35x780  

Race Face Aeffect R 35x780  

Race Face Aeffect R 35x780  

Race Face Aeffect R 35x780  

Stem  

Race Face Ride 50mm  

Race Face Ride 50mm  

Race Face Aeffect R 50mm  

Race Face Aeffect R 50mm  

Race Face Aeffect R 50mm  

Race Face Aeffect R 50mm  

Grips  

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips  

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips  

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips  

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips  

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips  

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips  

Front Hub  

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h  

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h  

DT 370 15x110 32H  

DT 370 15x110 32H  

Hope Pro4 15x110 28h  

Hope Pro4 15x110 28h  

Rear Hub  

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h  

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h  

DT 370 12x148 32H  

DT 370 12x148 32H  

Hope Pro4 12x148 28h  

Hope Pro4 12x148 28h  

Rims  

WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29" Rims  

WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0 27.5 Rims  

Race Face AR 27 29 32h  

Race Face AR 40 27.5 32h  

Santa Cruz Reserve 27 29" Carbon Rims  

Santa Cruz Reserve 37 27.5" Carbon  

Spokes  

DT Competition (32)  

DT Competition (32)  

DT Competition (32)  

DT Competition (32)  

DT Competition Race (28)  

DT Competition Race (28)  

Front Tire  

Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.3" EXO TR  

Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR  

Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF EXO TR  

Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR  

Maxxis Minion 29x2.3" DHF 3C EXO TR  

Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO 3C TR  

Rear Tire  

Maxxis Ardent Race 29x2.35 TR EXO  

Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR  

Maxxis Ardent Race 29x2.35 TR EXO  

Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR  

Maxxis Ardent Race 29x2.35 TR EXO  

Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO 3C TR  

Tubes  

Stans Sealant 2oz  

Stans Sealant 2oz  

Stans Sealant 2oz  

Stans Sealant 2oz  

Stans Sealant 2oz  

Stans Sealant 2oz  

Seat Post  

Race Face Aeffect 150mm  

Race Face Aeffect 150mm  

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6  

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6  

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6  

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6  

Saddle  

WTB Silverado Race Saddle  

WTB Silverado Race Saddle  

WTB Silverado Pro  

WTB Silverado Pro  

WTB Silverado Pro  

WTB Silverado Pro 

 GEOMETRY 29"

 
 

S 

M 

L 

XL 

Reach 

412mm 

437mm  457mm  487mm 
Stack  613mm  618mm  627mm  636mm 
Head Tube Angle  67.3°  67.3°  67.3°  67.3° 
Seat Tube Length  390mm  420mm  450mm  490mm 
Front Center  703mm  730mm  754mm  787mm 
BB Height  315mm  315mm  315mm  315mm 
BB Drop  55mm  55mm  55mm  55mm 
Wheelbase  1112mm  1139mm  1163mm  1197mm 
Chainstay Length  415-430mm  415-430mm  415-430mm  415-430mm 
Head Tube Length  95mm  100mm  110mm  120mm 
Top Tube Length  596mm  622mm  646mm  684mm 
Seat Tube Angle  72.8°  72.8°  72.8°  72.8° 
Standover Height  695mm  711mm  733mm  748mm 
          
Seatpost Length  125mm  150mm  150mm  170mm 
Stem Length  50mm  50mm  50mm  50mm 
Crank Length  170mm  175mm  175mm  175mm 

 GEOMETRY 27.5"+

  S M L XL
Reach 411mm 436mm 456mm 486mm
Stack 614mm 618mm 628mm 637mm
Head Tube Angle 67.2° 67.2° 67.2° 67.2°
Seat Tube Length 390mm 420mm 450mm 490mm
Front Center 704mm 731mm 755mm 789mm
BB Height 314mm 314mm 314mm 314mm
BB Drop 47mm 47mm 47mm 47mm
Wheelbase 1117mm 1144mm 1168mm 1201mm
Chainstay Length 415-430mm 415-430mm 415-430mm 415-430mm
Head Tube Length 95mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
Top Tube Length 596mm 623mm 646mm 684mm
Seat Tube Angle 72.7° 72.7° 72.7° 72.7°
Standover Height 693mm 709mm 731mm 746mm
         
Seatpost Length 125mm 150mm 150mm 170mm
Stem Length 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm

Frame Sizing

Medium: 5'5" — 5'10"
Large: 5'10" — 6'1"
Extra Large: 6'1" — 6'6"