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2021 Santa Cruz Chameleon C R Kit

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2021 Santa Cruz Chameleon C R Kit

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2021 Santa Cruz Chameleon C R 2021 Santa Cruz Chameleon C R

2021 Santa Cruz Chameleon C R

The 2021 Santa Cruz Chameleon C R hardtail mountain bike is the fun-loving, ever-rowdy hardtail mountain bike ready to ride just about anywhere.

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Product Description

Chameleons are one of the most intriguing reptiles in the animal kingdom. They’re adapted for hunting and climbing; with their extremely quick tongues and unique ability to change color depending on their environment. This level of adaptability is the envy of everyone, and as such it makes perfect sense that Santa Cruz Bicycles’ newest trail hardtail mountain bike is named the Santa Cruz Chameleon Carbon. Instead of changing color, this Chameleon hardtail trail mountain bike swaps wheels, drivetrain, and even usage according to its surrounding.

Looking for more information on the Chameleon Carbon? Check out our first look blog post HERE.

On the trail, the Santa Cruz Chameleon offers flexibility and technical capability. It big hits and jumps with ease, and the rigid rear end excels in efficiency and keeps weight down relative to full-suspension models. It isn’t as extreme as other modern hardtails, which bodes well for its versatility; it still pedals well and doesn't require as much weight as possible on the front wheel to feel grippy through a sweeping corner. It's short chainstays mean the rear end consistently grips and feels maneuverable through all kinds of technical terrain.

The Santa Cruz Chameleon Carbon seems to hit a sweet spot in every regard. Its geometry is capable and well-balanced on the trail, it offers low weight, and is built to be a seriously reliable choice for the trail wizard and bikepacker alike. Santa Cruz offers this bike in four sizes (S-XL), three build kits, and two wheel sizes:

R/R+ (29er/27.5”+), which receives a Fox 34 Rhythm 120/130mm fork, SRAM NX Eagle with an 11-50t cassette, SRAM Guide T brakes, and a Raceface Aeffect dropper. 27.5” + bikes receive WTB ST i25 TCS rims to SRAM MTH hubs, while 29er bikes receive WTB ST i25 TCS rims laced to SRAM MTH hubs. It retails for $2699.

All Chameleon Carbons receive Maxxis Rekon 27.5 x 2.8" tires or Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.3"/Maxxis Ardent Race 29 x 2.35" tires depending on wheel size. Santa Cruz offers a lifetime warranty for each frameset they sell.

Have any questions about the Santa Cruz Chameleon Carbon hardtail trail bike? Give us a call during shop hours, or send us an email any time to info@contenderbicycles.com.

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Geometry

Carbon

SMLXL
A Reach412mm437mm457mm487mm
B Stack613mm618mm627mm636mm
C Head Tube Angle67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°
D Seat Tube Length390mm420mm450mm490mm
E Front Center703mm730mm754mm787mm
F BB Height315mm315mm315mm315mm
G BB Drop55mm55mm55mm55mm
H Wheelbase1112mm1139mm1163mm1197mm
I Rear Center415-430mm415-430mm415-430mm415-430mm
J Head Tube Length95mm100mm110mm120mm
K Top Tube Length596mm622mm646mm684mm
L Seat Tube Angle72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°
M Standover Height695mm711mm733mm748mm
Seatpost Length125mm150mm150mm170mm
Stem Length50mm50mm50mm50mm
Crank Length170mm175mm175mm175mm

Aluminum

SMLXL
A Reach412mm437mm460mm487mm
B Stack617mm617mm625mm626mm
C Head Tube Angle67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°
D Seat Tube Length390mm420mm450mm490mm
E Front Center703mm728mm748mm782mm
F BB Height315mm315mm315mm315mm
G BB Drop55mm55mm55mm55mm
H Wheelbase1115mm1140mm1160mm1194mm
I Rear Center415-430mm415-430mm415-430mm415-430mm
J Head Tube Length100mm100mm110mm120mm
K Top Tube Length601mm626mm649mm682mm
L Seat Tube Angle72.8°72.8°72.8°72.8°
M Standover Height689mm696mm721mm740mm
Seatpost Length125mm150mm170mm170mm
Stem Length50mm50mm50mm50mm
Crank Length170mm175mm175mm175mm

Specifications

KitR
Price$2699USD
Weight12.46kg / 27.47lbs
MaterialCarbon C
ForkFOX Rhythm 34, 120mm, 29"
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
ShiftersSRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
CranksetSRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t
CassetteSRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
ChainSRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
BrakesSRAM Guide T
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
BarsRace Face Ride
StemRace Face Ride Stem
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Grips
Front HubSRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h
Rear HubSRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
RimsWTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29" Rims
SpokesSapim Race
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
Rear TireMaxxis Ardent Race 29"x2.35", EXO, TR
TubesStan's Sealant
Seat PostSDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
SaddleWTB Silverado Race