Santa Cruz have adopted the fun-loving, trail-hungry character and adaptability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon and developed it into a lighter, faster and more advanced species. It's a do-it-all hardtail that sweeps the nearby hometrails with any playful biker or sets off on a distant bikepacking adventure loaded with full camping gear (and color-matched coffee mug).
Apropos colour-coordinated, the blue Hope hubs and the headset on the SE kit make this reptile unmistakable. Two bottle holders, including a three-hole holder under the down tube, allow long journeys.
The Carbon Chameleon adapts to its environment. 29" or 27-plus, gearshift or singlespeed: Due to the different, exchangeable dropouts, the adaptable hardtail mutates from an aggressive trail tiger to a singlespeed racehorse, to a bikepacking loadel or to everything in between.
"Depending on the setup and your riding ability, the Chameleon can do almost anything: from fast trail tours to jump lines to all-mountain adventures.
Do you want maximum speed and good roll-over behaviour? Never the 29. Do you ride a lot in loose terrain and want grip and comfort above all else? Get the Plus tyres and enjoy the super traction".
It's the most versatile bike in the Santa Cruz range and can do even more now.