Chameleon 120mm, Alloy, Hardtail

  • Frame: £549
  • Complete Bikes from £1,599

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 rally sled to bikepacker to winter slayer 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

Geometry

Geometry Chart

27.5-Plus

All measurements reflect a 120mm fork with a 530mm axle-to-crown. Chainstay and wheelbase measurements are listed at the shortest possible length—adjustable dropouts add 15mm of length at full extension.

  S M L XL
Reach 415mm - 16.34" 440mm - 17.32" 460mm - 18.11" 490mm - 19.29"
Stack 615mm - 24.21" 615mm - 24.21" 615mm - 24.21" 624mm - 24.57"
Head Tube Angle 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
Seat Tube Length 390mm - 15.35" 420mm - 16.54" 450mm - 17.72" 490mm - 19.29"
BB Height 315mm - 12.4" 315mm - 12.4" 315mm - 12.4" 315mm - 12.4"
Wheelbase 115mm - 4.53" 1140mm - 44.88" 1160mm - 45.67" 1193mm - 46.97"
Chainstay Length 415mm - 16.34" 415mm - 16.34" 415mm - 16.34" 415mm - 16.34"
Head Tube Length 100mm - 3.94" 100mm - 3.94" 100mm - 3.94" 110mm - 4.33"
Top Tube Length 596mm - 23.46" 621mm - 24.45" 642mm - 25.28" 674mm - 26.54"
Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
Standover Height 689mm - 27.13" 705mm - 27.76" 721mm - 28.39" 739mm - 29.09"

29

All measurements reflect a 120mm fork with a 530mm axle-to-crown. Chainstay and wheelbase measurements are listed at the shortest possible length—adjustable dropouts add 15mm of length at full extension.

  S M L XL
Reach 412mm - 16.22" 437mm - 17.2" 457mm - 17.99" 487mm - 19.17"
Stack 617mm - 24.29" 617mm - 24.29" 617mm - 24.29" 627mm - 24.69"
Head Tube Angle 67.3° 67.3° 67.3° 67.3°
Seat Tube Length 390mm - 15.35" 420mm - 16.54" 450mm - 17.72" 490mm - 19.29"
BB Height 315mm - 12.4" 315mm - 12.4" 315mm - 12.4" 315mm - 12.4"
Wheelbase 1115mm - 43.9" 1140mm - 44.88" 1160mm - 45.67" 1194mm - 47.01"
Chainstay Length 415mm - 16.34" 415mm - 16.34" 415mm - 16.34" 415mm - 16.34"
Head Tube Length 100mm - 3.94" 100mm - 3.94" 100mm - 3.94" 110mm - 4.33"
Top Tube Length 601mm - 23.66" 626mm - 24.65" 649mm - 25.55" 682mm - 26.85"
Seat Tube Angle 72.8° 72.8° 72.8° 72.8°
Standover Height 689mm - 27.13" 696mm - 27.4" 721mm - 28.39" 740mm - 29.13"

* Effective top tube
** Seat Tube length measured from center of BB to top of seat tube

Size Guide

S
5'0"5'5"
M
5'5"5'10"
L
5'10"6'1"
XL
6'1"6'6"

Frame Only Available from £549

Complete Build Options

Chameleon | D AM
Wheelsize: 29 - £1,599
ForkRock Shox Recon Silver RL 120
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX
ShiftersSRAM NX
BrakesSRAM Level
Avid Centerline; 160mm
CranksetRace Face Aeffect / 30t
w/ BB
Upgrade
CassetteSRAM PG1130; 11-42t
ChainSRAM PC1110
HandlebarRace Face Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Ride, 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
HeadsetCane Creek 10 Series; integrated
SeatpostRace Face Ride 31.6x400mm
SaddleWTB Volt Sport
WheelsF: Novatec D711 15x110mm Hub - WTB STP i23 TCS Rim
R: Novatec D712 12x148mm Hub - WTB STP i23 TCS Rim
Rim Upgrade
Front TyreMaxxis Minion DHF EXO TR; 29x2.3
Rear TyreMaxxis Crossmark II DC EXO TR; 29x2.25
Tubes / SealantStans Sealant

Available Upgrades

Bottom BracketHope Stainless BB + £77
HeadsetHope Headset + £68
SeatpostKS LEV Si + £200
Chameleon | D+ AM
Wheelsize: 27.5+ - £1,599
ForkRock Shox Recon Silver RL 120
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX
ShiftersSRAM NX
BrakesSRAM Level
Avid Centerline; 160mm
CranksetRace Face Aeffect / 30t
w/ BB
Upgrade
CassetteSRAM PG1130; 11-42t
ChainSRAM PC1110
HandlebarRace Face Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Ride, 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
HeadsetCane Creek 10 Series; integrated
SeatpostRace Face Ride 31.6x400mm
SaddleWTB Volt Sport
WheelsF: Novatec D711 15x110mm Hub - Race Face AR 40 Rim
R: Novatec D712 12x148mm Hub - Race Face AR 40 Rim
Rim Upgrade
Front TyreMaxxis Rekon EXO TR; 27.5x2.8
Rear TyreMaxxis Rekon Exo; 27.5x2.8
Tubes / SealantStans Sealant

Available Upgrades

Bottom BracketHope Stainless BB + £77
HeadsetHope Headset + £68
SeatpostKS LEV Si + £200
Chameleon | R1 AM
Wheelsize: 29 - £1,999
ForkFox Rhythm 120
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX
ShiftersSRAM NX
BrakesSRAM Level T
Avid Centerline; 160mm
CranksetRace Face Aeffect AL / 30t
w/ BB
Upgrade
CassetteSRAM XG1150 10-42
ChainSRAM PC1110
HandlebarRace Face Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Ride, 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
HeadsetCane Creek 10 Series; integrated
SeatpostRace Face Ride 31.6x400mm
SaddleWTB Volt Race
WheelsF: Novatec D711 15x110mm Hub - WTB STP i23 TCS Rim
R: Novatec D712 12x148mm Hub - WTB STP i23 TCS Rim
Rim Upgrade
Front TyreMaxxis Minion DHF EXO TR; 29x2.3
Rear TyreMaxxis Crossmark II DC EXO TR; 29x2.25
Tubes / SealantStans Sealant

Available Upgrades

Bottom BracketHope Stainless BB + £68
HeadsetHope Headset + £68
SeatpostKS LEV Si + £200
Chameleon | R1+ AM
Wheelsize: 27.5+ - £1,999
ForkFox Rhythm 120
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX
ShiftersSRAM NX
BrakesSRAM Level T
Avid Centerline; 160mm
CranksetRace Face Aeffect AL / 30t
w/ BB
Upgrade
CassetteSRAM XG1150 10-42
ChainSRAM PC1110
HandlebarRace Face Ride 760mm, 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Ride, 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
HeadsetCane Creek 10 Series; integrated
SeatpostRace Face Ride 31.6x400mm
SaddleWTB Volt Race
WheelsF: Novatec D711 15x110mm Hub - Race Face AR 40 Rim
R: Novatec D712 12x148mm Hub - Race Face AR 40 Rim
Rim Upgrade
Front TyreMaxxis Rekon EXO TR; 27.5x2.8
Rear TyreMaxxis Rekon Exo; 27.5x2.8
Tubes / SealantStans Sealant

Available Upgrades

Bottom BracketHope Stainless BB + £68
HeadsetHope Headset + £68
SeatpostKS LEV Si + £200
Suspension SystemFront DerailleurHeadset/HeadtubeSeat PostFork CompatibilityBB ShellMax Tire SizeBrake TypesWater Bottle Mounts
Hardtail
Direct to Frame
Integrated (IS41/52)
31.6mm
120mm-140mm
Standard
3.0"
Disc
1x bottle cage mounts