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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame

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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame

 

In an industry going ever deeper into the deep end of the travel pool, a hardtail like the Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame stands out. It's always been known for its adaptability to whatever the trail throws your way, and the latest version has really outdone itself with the ability to swap between 27.5+ and 29in wheels, courtesy of interchangeable dropouts. Bringing another benefit, the interchangeable dropouts allow you to swap out the gears for single-speed use, should you desire a no-nonsense drivetrain that excels in elevation challenged areas or simply enjoy pushing your bike without pesky gears. 15mm of fore and aft adjustment manages chain tension and chainstay length.

The Chameleon surfaces the latest standards of modern trail bikes, including a longer front end, low-slung bottom bracket of 12.4in, snappy 16.3in chainstays, and a relaxed 67.5-degree head tube angle. These geometry figures make the newest Chameleon extremely well balanced when you're ripping steep descents, without inhibiting its ability to power itself back up on climbs.

While 29ers are always welcomed by the hardpack crowd, 27.5+ spacing lets this particular Chameleon change its colors by riding terrain a hardtail would typically balk at. Plus-sized 2.8in tubeless tires allow you to drastically lower the pressure for smoother tracking across the rough stuff, and they provide unrelenting grip when you lean it through a corner or pedal along a loose patch of dirt with chunky rocks. When equipped with plus-sized tires, you'll find the Chameleon to not only to be an excellent choice for trails with loose chunder and rock gardens, but also for lengthy bikepacking adventures where added shock absorption equates to less fatigue, especially when you don't have a full-suspension absorbing bumps and rocks.

A cross country-plus bike that clears tubby tires

27.5+ wheels for massive grip and smoother ride

6000-series aluminum frame is strong and lightweight

Modern geometry lends a balanced feel and descending stability

Interchangeable dropouts swap between 27.5+ and 29in wheels

Boost axle increases tire clearance and improves wheel stiffness

Santa Cruz proves that cross country's not dead with its versatile hardtail

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame

Frame Material:

aluminum

Suspension:

hardtail

Head Tube Diameter:

Integrated IS 41 / 52mm

Headset Included:

no

Bottom Bracket Type:

BSA threaded

ISCG Tabs:

no

Cable Routing:

external, stealth dropper

Front Derailleur Mount:

direct-mount

Brake Type:

disc

Seatpost Diameter:

31.6mm

Rear Axle:

12 x 148mm Boost

Recommended Use:

cross country

Manufacturer Warranty:

lifetime on frame

Actual Weight:

Olive Green/Purple, L: 2480g

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 27.5+ Mountain Bike Frame

GEOMETRY CHART

Chameleon 27.5+

120mm Travel Fork

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

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

 

Chameleon 29

120mm Travel Fork

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

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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