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Santa Cruz's Chameleon is a versatile frame and we love how accommodating it is to our current mood. Installing the Chameleon 29 Dropout takes the frame from an off-season, low-maintenance single speed to a climb-crushing, geared race bike. Roll quickly and climb hard on rough or buff trails with 29in tires and swap out for higher volume 27.5+ if you seek additional traction in loose conditions. The Chameleon v7.0 is happy to be four bikes in one provided you have the appropriate wheels and dropout. The system is modular and kits are available for shape-shifting frames from 27.5+ to 29, non-boost to boost, and single-speed to geared use.
This version is the Chameleon 29 Dropout, and it's the one you'll need if you're looking to install 29in wheels with boost hubs and a derailleur. The kit includes a drive-side dropout and all the hardware necessary for the swap. Feel free to adapt your Chameleon to its natural environment.
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- Q & A
The picture shows a single drop out. Is this the correct one to buy to swap a 27.5+ chameleon to a 29 or would I need the KIT version?
I also note that the tech specs say 142x12, but also Boost - these are different standards and I didn't think it could accommodate both with the same drop out?
The 27.5+ Chameleon is not convertible to 29, but you can run the 29er version with 27.5+ wheels. For that you would need