The Chameleon, one of our longest-tenured models, has ascended the evolutionary ladder and is now a fully imagined carbon fiber sub-species. 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. 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 now ticks even more boxes.
- Carbon C 29/27+ frame
- FOX Rhythm 34 130mm fork
- SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain
- WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0 rims
- SRAM Guide T brakes
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Wider than standard yet narrower than fat, plus-size rims and tires hit the sweet spot in grip, stability, and speed, giving you more confidence on technical terrain. Compared to a standard tire you’ll feel grip in places you wouldn’t expect thanks to a bigger contact patch and greater rollover clearance. More air volume allows lower tire pressures which softens bumps and increases float on sand or snow. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the benefits of plus-size tires and rims will amplify your mountain biking fun.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Carbon C 29/27+" Hardtail|
|Fork||FOX Rhythm 34, 130mm, 29"|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated|
Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0 27.5"|
Front: SRAM MTH 716, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 32h
|Tires||Maxxis Rekon 27.5 x 2.8", EXO, TR|
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide T w/Avid Centerline 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race|
|Seat Post||SDG Tellis|
* Subject to change without notice.