Santa Cruz Chameleon 7 C Frame 2020

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2020 Santa Cruz Chameleon Version 7 C Frame

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.

Speaking of color-matched, the carbon chameleon features custom blue Hope hubs and headset on the SE kit making this reptile stand out from the crowd. 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.

Chameleon v7 C Frame Specification

Frame Materal
Carbon C
Wheel Size
29 / 27.5+
Max Tyre Size
27.5 - 3.0 / 29 - 2.5
Suspension Type
Hardtail
Suspension Travel
120mm
Shock
-
Shock Size
-
Shock Upper Fitting
-
Shock Lower Fitting
-
Seatpost Diameter
31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Size
36.4mm
Front Mech Fitting
-
Headset Top
IS42
Headset Bottom
IS52
BB Type
Threaded 73mm
Rear Brake Mount
Post-mount
Rear Axle
148mm x 12mm
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Santa Cruz have a reputation for making some of the finest carbon fiber mountain bikes money can buy. It's well deserved. Their VPP Suspension system is neat, highly effective and tuneable allowing a different character to be designed into each model in the range, it's easy to look after too. Whilst their top of the line CC range has no expense spared, the same technology trickles down into the rest of the range at a more attainable price point. You're also covered by a lifetime warranty for complete piece of mind.

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