Santa Cruz Chameleon Carbon 29 - R Kit - Bronze - 2021

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Santa Cruz Chameleon 29 Carbon Bike - R-Kit - 2021

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. 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.

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  • Frame Material Carbon Fiber
  • Frame Material Details Carbon C, molded down tube and chainstay protection
  • Rear Travel Hardtail
  • Rear Shock N/A
  • Fork FOX FLOAT 34 Rhythm
  • Fork Travel 120mm (29")
  • Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
  • Headset Cane Creek 10 integrated, IS41 upper, IS52 lower
  • Handlebar Race Face Ride
  • Stem Race Face Ride, 50mm length
  • Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Brakes SRAM Guide T, 4-piston, Avid CenterLine 180mm rotors
  • Brake Levers SRAM Guide T
  • Drivetrain 1x
  • Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Front Derailleur N/A
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • ISCG Tabs No
  • Chainguide N/A
  • Cranks SRAM NX Eagle DUB
  • Length: 170mm (SM), 175mm (MD/LG/XL)
  • Chainrings SRAM NX Eagle, 30 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, 73mm threaded
  • Pedals N/A
  • Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Cassette SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 12-speed, 11-50 tooth
  • Rims WTB ST i25 (29") TCS 2.0, 32 hole
  • Hubs Front: SRAM MTH 716, 32 hole, 110x15mm Boost
  • Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 32 hole, 148x12mm Boost, HG driver
  • Spokes Sapim Race
  • Tires Front 29": Maxxis Minion DHF, 3C, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.3"
  • Rear 29": Maxxis Ardent Race, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.35"
  • Saddle WTB Silverado Race
  • Seatpost SDG Tellis dropper
  • Drop: 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD/LG), 170mm (XL)
  • Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
  • Seatpost Clamp Single bolt, 36.4mm
  • Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 148x12mm Boost geared, or 142x12mm singlespeed, via swappable dropouts
  • Max. Tire Size 29" x 2.6" 
  • Bottle Cage Mounts One inside front triangle and one underneath down tube (3-bolt)
  • Colors Bronze and Blue, Gloss Carbon and Green
  • Warranty Lifetime frame
  • Weight 29":27 lb 7.5 oz (12,460 g)
  • Internal cable routing
  • Compatible with single-speed setups via swappable dropouts
  • Includes Stan's NoTubes tire sealant

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