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Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 29 R Complete Mountain Bike - 2018

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    The definition of adaptable.

    From trail riding to commuting to bike packing, the Santa Cruz Chameleon 29 R complete bike lives up to its reputation as one of the most adaptable bikes yet devised. The Chameleon has become one of Santa Cruz’s longest running and most beloved models in a large part because of its no-nonsense functionality. Originally conceived as a heavy-duty trail bike that could handle jumping, slalom, and a plethora of build options, the Chameleon has adapted to modern trends, but retains 100% of its trademark functionality.

    This version of the Chameleon is compatible with both 29-inch and 27.5+ wheels. The change requires different dropouts, which are available separately from Santa Cruz, should you want to get a second wheelset. The dropouts also provide adjustable chainstay length, which can be used both to fine tune handling, and to provide chain tension should you opt for a singlespeed build in the future.

    As befits a truly utilitarian steed, the Chamelon is built from aluminum, which is both impervious to rust and highly resistant to impact damage. This choice of materials also results in a fairly modest asking price, which makes the Chameleon both an excellent introductory mountain bike, and a tempting addition to the well-equipped stable.

    Geometry plays a key role in the Chamelon’s versatility, with short chainstays, fairly long reach measurements per size, and a relaxed 67.5-degree head tube angle. The 5-inch fork takes the edge off of rough trails without resulting in the dramatic geometry shifts that can occur on hardtails with longer travel forks. And while it’s certainly a jack of all trades, the Chameleon shines in a number of different roles thanks to its carefully tuned balance.

    The 29 R Chameleon is built for adventure without any updates necessary. The Fox Rhythm 34 fork smooths out braking bumps and rough sections of trail, while providing easy setup and tuning. SRAM’s NX drivetrain offers plenty of gear range for big rides, while Level T brakes maintain control at speed. And it rolls on hand built wheels with Novatech hubs and WTB rims for easy tubeless setup.

    • Versatile hardtail for trail riding, bikepacking, and exploring
    • 67.5-degree head tube angle for confidence in technical terrain
    • Swapping dropouts adapts the frame to 27.5+ or 29in wheels
    • Aluminum frame is built to go the distance
    • SRAM's workhorse components privilege function over fashion
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    Tech Specs

    Frame Material
    Aluminum
    Rear Travel
    hardtail
    Fork
    FOX 34 Rhythm
    Front Travel
    120mm
    Headset
    Cane Creek 40 Series
    Shifters
    SRAM NX
    Front Derailleur
    n/a
    Rear Derailleur
    SRAM NX
    Crankset
    30t Rae Face Aeffect
    Bottom Bracket
    Race Face
    Crank Arm Length
    [XS - S] 170mm, [M - XL] 175mm
    Cassette
    10-42t SRAM XG-1150
    Chain
    SRAM NX
    Brakeset
    SRAM Level T
    Brake Type
    hydraulic disc
    Rotors
    Avid Centerline 180mm
    Handlebar
    Race Face Ride
    Handlebar Width
    760mm
    Grips
    Santa Cruz Palmdale
    Stem
    Race Face Ride
    Stem Length
    50mm
    Saddle
    WTB Volt Sport
    Seatpost
    Race Face Aeffect
    Seatpost Diameter
    31.6mm
    Wheelset
    WTB ST i23 TCS 29
    Hubs
    Novatec D711
    Front Axle
    15 x 110mm Boost
    Rear Axle
    12 x 148mm Boost
    Tires
    [front] Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR [rear] Maxxis Crossmark DC EXO TR
    Tire Size
    [front] 29 x 2.3in, [rear] 29 x 2.25in
    Pedals
    not included
    Recommended Use
    cross-country
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime on frame

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