Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 29 D Mountain Bike

Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 29 D Mountain Bike
Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon 29 D Mountain Bike
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Chameleon 29 D Mountain Bike by Santa Cruz Bicycles
In the animal kingdom, the Chameleon represents a shape-shifter of sorts. It blends into its surroundings with impeccable precision, transitioning from rain forests to tropical islands, making themselves at home across vastly different lands. The Santa Cruz Chameleon 29 D Complete Mountain Bike isn't much different in that sense. At a glance is looks like a subdued hard-tail for cross-country cruising, but its geometry will tell you a different story. It's built to be a versatile steed, transcending categories from cross-country to trail riding, with a hunger for backwoods adventures and bikepacking. That's partially due to its modern angles and confident head tube angle, but it certainly doesn't stop there. It comes with the ability to run both 27. 5+ and 29-inch wheels, courtesy of interchangeable drop-outs. It's built from 6000-series aluminum that retains high levels of strength and stiffness, without incurring the sticker shock of fancier carbon frames. And it doesn't skip the pleasantries -- stealth dropper post routing, bottle mounts, and a threaded bottom bracket that eliminates annoying creaks are just a few of the additional details Santa Cruz doesn't skip over on this pocket-friendly all-mountain steed. Breaking down the Chameleon's geometry in 29er form, you'll find a relatively slack 67. 3-degree head tube angle offering the stability for dropping into steep descents littered with rock and root impediments. This slacker head tube angle is desirable if you're an aggressive trail rider looking to conquer steep, technical trails without the bike feeling squirrelly on the descent like racier XC bikes with steeper head tubes. However, the head tube angle isn't the only geometry cue that's telling of the Chameleon's personality, so you'll be delighted to know its longer reach and wheelbase figures create a roomier cockpit that maintains stability when you're opening it up at high speeds. And because the front end is longer, the engineers at Santa Cruz kept...

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