A stalwart of the Santa Cruz range, the Chameleon almost needs no introduction these days.

Dirt or asphalt, mountain or urban, geared or singlespeed the moniker Chameleon has never rang more true than on this updated-for-2017 Santa Cruz classic. Upsized to either 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels, the Chameleon shifts from trail-worthy hardtail to bikepacker to garbage-weather weapon of choice with simple, elegant aplomb. The wheel change is accomplished via interchangeable dropouts, and there's a singlespeed version for each wheel size geared dropouts are 148mm-spaced, and singlespeed are 142mm


Frame Features

  • 27.5 Plus-Compatible
  • 29" wheels
  • Aluminum frame
  • Bottle cage mount
  • Interchangeable dropouts for gears (with 148mm x 12mm axle) or single speed (with 142mm x 12mm axle)
  • Stealth dropper post routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Two bottle cage mounts
  • Required Hope Headset Model: Hope 7 J


  • 27.5+
  • Orange 27.5+ 
    Blue 27.5+ 
    Blue 29er 
    Orange 29er 
  • FOX Rhythm 34, 120mm
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM Level T
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Race Face Ride {bar}
  • Race Face Ride {stem}
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • Race Face Aeffect, 31.6
  • WTB Silverado Race Saddle
  • Maxxis Rekon, 27.5"x2.8", EXO TR
  • Maxxis Rekon, 27.5"x2.8", EXO TR
  • F: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h
    R: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
    Rim: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0 27.5
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Stan's Sealant

Santa Cruz Chameleon R+