18 Santa Cruz Chameleon R 29" Kit size Large

A stalwart of the Santa Cruz range, the Chameleon almost needs no introduction these days.

Dirt or asphalt, mountain or urban, geared or singlespeed—the moniker Chameleon has never rang more true than on this updated-for-2017 Santa Cruz classic. Upsized to either 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels, the Chameleon shifts from trail-worthy hardtail to bikepacker to garbage-weather weapon of choice with simple, elegant aplomb. The wheel change is accomplished via interchangeable dropouts, and there's a singlespeed version for each wheel size—geared dropouts are 148mm-spaced, and singlespeed are 142mm. 



  • 27.5 Plus-Compatible
  • 29" wheels
  • Aluminum frame
  • Interchangeable dropouts for gears (with 148mm x 12mm axle) or single speed (with 142mm x 12mm axle)
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Stealth dropper post routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Two bottle cage mounts



Product Santa Cruz Chameleon R 29 Bike
Model Year 2018
Riding Type Cross Country, Other (Bike Packing/Adventure)
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details
Rear Travel Hardtail
Rear Shock N/A
Fork FOX Rhythm 34
Fork Travel 120mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Headset Cane Creek 10, IS
Handlebar Race Face Ride, 35mm diameter, 760mm width
Stem Race Face Ride, 50mm
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on
Brakes SRAM Level T with Avid Centerline 180mm rotors front and rear
Brake Levers SRAM Level T
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM NX, 11-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX, long cage, 11-speed
ISCG Tabs none
Chainguide none
Cranks Race Face Aeffect
Chainrings 30 tooth
Bottom Bracket Standard, threaded
Pedals none
Chain SRAM PC1110
Cassette SRAM XG1150, 10-42 tooth, 11-speed
Wheel Size 29"
Rims WTB ST i23 TCS, 28 hole
Hubs Front: Novatec D711, 15mm x 110mm, 28 hole
Rear: Novatec D462, 12mm x 148mm, 28 hole, XD driver
Spokes DT Swiss Champion (28)
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, 2.3", EXO, TR
Rear: Maxxis Crossmark II, 2.25", DC, EXO, TR
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seatpost Race Face Aeffect
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp 34.6mm, standard, single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12mm x 148mm
Max. Tire Size 29" wheel: 2.5", 27.5" wheel: 3.0"
Bottle Cage Mounts 2
Colors Gloss Olive and Purple
Warranty Lifetime frame warranty
Miscellaneous 27.5" Plus wheel compatible
Interchangeable dropouts for gears (with 148mm x 12mm axle) or single speed (with 142mm x 12mm axle)
Stealth dropper post routing
120mm - 140mm fork compatibility

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$3,199.00 CAD
  • 18 Santa Cruz Chameleon R 29" Kit size Large