There is just something about a hardtail, it’s like that old ax hanging in the garage that your grandfather handed down to you. You know no matter how big the job or how long the ride it’s going to get it done. We here at Dirt Rag are exceptionally excited to see the revamp of the Santa Cruz Chameleon.
Santa Cruz took the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon but evolved it into a lighter, faster, more advanced 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.
Speaking of color-matched, the custom blue Hope hubs and headset on the SE kit make this reptile stand out from the crowd. Two bottle cage mounts, including a triple-bolt cargo cage mount under the downtube mean you can escape from the crowds, too. Starting at $1599 for the frameset, Santa Cruz will be offering the Chameleon in a few build-kit options. Head to Santa Cruz for all the finer details.