The new 2022 Chameleon is a blank canvas, ready to go in whatever direction your imagination takes it. Spec’d with a mixed wheel, a 27.5 rear and a 29er at the front, the offering of gearing and component choice make it the perfect muse for freethinkers and freedom seekers alike.
Santa Cruz have made the Chameleon for riders who like to sculpt their ideal bike, and aren’t afraid to experiment. Whether it’s 29er or the mixed wheel (MX) , geared or fixed, multiple major configuration transformations are made easy via the interchangeable dropouts. The low slung top tube and progressive geometry means this bike blends into whatever surroundings you place it. From raucous short-cuts across town to skipping the city altogether. It turns itself to trail exploration with the flip of an Allen key, thanks to the triple-bolt cargo cage mount under the downtube and standard bottle mount within the frame.
Whatever the weather, however long the ride, wherever you’re going, the Chameleon is so endlessly customizable and adjustable that the only constraint is really your own mind and motivation.
The 2022 Santa Cruz Chameleon S MX Features
Fork: FOX 34 FLOAT Performance, 130mm of Travel 29″ specific.
Grouspest: SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed.
Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 32T.
Brakes: SRAM G2 R
Wheelset: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29″ (f) 27.5″ (r) DT Swiss 370 Hubs,
FRAME Chameleon S MX AL Frame
FORK FOX 34 Float Performance, 130mm, 29″
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
SHIFTERS SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
CRANKSET SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 32t
CASSETTE SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
BRAKES SRAM G2 R
BRAKE ROTORS Avid Centerline 180mm
HEADSET Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
HANDLEBAR Burgtec Alloy Bar
STEM Burgtec Enduro MK3
GRIPS Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
FRONT HUB DT Swiss 370, 15×110, 6 bolt, 28h or E13 SL, 15×110, 6 bolt, 28h
REAR HUB DT Swiss 370, 12×148, XD, 28h or E13 SL, 12×148, XD, 28h
RIMS RaceFace AR Offset 30 29″ (f) 27.5″ (r) Rims
SPOKES Sapim Race
FRONT TYRE Maxxis Minion DHF 29″x2.5, 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
REAR TYRE Maxxis Aggressor, 27.5″x2.5WT, EXO, TR
SEATPOST SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
SADDLE WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt
PEDALS Not Included