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Santa Cruz Chameleon Aluminum R+

Santa Cruz Chameleon Aluminum R+
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Bronze
  • Color: Orange
  • Color: Slate Blue
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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.

- Aluminum frame
- FOX Rhythm 34, 29 fork
- WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0 27.5 Rims with SRAM hubs
- Maxxis Rekon tires
- 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain
- Race Face Aeffect dropper seatpost

A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.

Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.

Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.

Wider than standard yet narrower than fat, plus-size rims and tires hit the sweet spot in grip, stability, and speed, giving you more confidence on technical terrain. Compared to a standard tire you’ll feel grip in places you wouldn’t expect thanks to a bigger contact patch and greater rollover clearance. More air volume allows lower tire pressures which softens bumps and increases float on sand or snow. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the benefits of plus-size tires and rims will amplify your mountain biking fun.


Frame Aluminum
Fork FOX Rhythm 34
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Axles Front: 15x110mm thru-axle
Rear: 12x148mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0 27.5 Rims
Hubs Front: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110mm, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148mm, 32h
Spokes DT Competition (32)
Tires Front: Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR
Crankset SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Chain SRAM NX Eagle
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM PG1230 11-50T
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle
Handlebars Race Face Ride
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem Race Face Ride
Brakes SRAM Guide T
Saddle WTB Silverado Race Saddle
Seat Post Race Face Aeffect dropper post

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Black / Small 192219129525 58-20194-105-2-677-002701
Black / Medium 192219129549 58-20194-105-3-677-002701
Black / Large 192219129563 58-20194-105-4-677-002701
Black / X-Large 192219129587 58-20194-105-5-677-002701
Bronze / Small 192219129518 58-20194-105-2-626-002701
Bronze / Medium 192219129532 58-20194-105-3-626-002701
Bronze / Large 192219129556 58-20194-105-4-626-002701
Bronze / X-Large 192219129570 58-20194-105-5-626-002701
Orange / Small 192219144306 58-20194-105-2-567-002701
Orange / Medium 192219144320 58-20194-105-3-567-002701
Orange / Large 192219144344 58-20194-105-4-567-002701
Orange / X-Large 192219144368 58-20194-105-5-567-002701
Slate Blue / Small 192219144313 58-20194-105-2-568-002701
Slate Blue / Medium 192219144337 58-20194-105-3-568-002701
Slate Blue / Large 192219144351 58-20194-105-4-568-002701
Slate Blue / X-Large 192219144375 58-20194-105-5-568-002701