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Video: Santa Cruz Carbon Chameleon – pure genius

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By Francis Cebedo   January 29, 2019 Video

The Santa Cruz carbon Chameloeon aka ‘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 but evolved it into a lighter, faster, more advanced 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.

Stunning lines complement the modern geometry of the versatile Chameleon.

Speaking of color-matched, the 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 Carbon Chameleon changes to suit its environment. Twenty-niner or 27.5+, 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.

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

Photo by Gary Perkin

27.5+ Geometry

29er Geometry

More Info: Santa Cruz Chameleon


Photo by Gary Perkin
Photo by Gary Perkin

Photo by Gary Perkin
Photo by Gary Perkin
Photo by Gary Perkin
Photo by Gary Perkin

27.5+ Geometry
29er Geometry

Stunning lines complement the modern geometry of the versatile Chameleon.






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