Carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon Chameleon...

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 make this reptile stand out from the crowd. Two bottle cage mounts, including a triple-bolt cargo cage mount under the downtube mean you can escape from the crowds, too.

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 aggro trail charger to single-speed racer to husky bikepacking 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.

The most versatile bike in our range ticks even more boxes.


  • 27.5+
  • Fog - 27.5+
    Raspberry Sorbet - 27.5+
  • RockShox Recon RL, 130mm, 27+
  • SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t
  • SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM Level
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • RaceFace Ride
  • RaceFace Ride
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
  • SDG Tellis
  • WTB Silverado Comp
  • Maxxis Rekon 27.5"x2.8", EXO, TR
  • Maxxis Rekon 27.5"x2.8", EXO, TR
  • F: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
    R: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
    Rims: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0 27.5"
    Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Stan's Sealant

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