Chameleon AL R 29 (2022)
Chameleon AL R 29 (2022)
Chameleon AL R 29 (2022)
Chameleon AL R 29 (2022)

Chameleon AL R 29 (2022)


Regular price$3,199.99


This is a special order item, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

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The Santa Cruz Chameleon is ready to adapt to its local environment, whatever direction your imagination takes you. Unlike its smarmy, insurance peddling gecko cousin, the Chameleon commands more than just 15 minutes of your time. Going back to its simple, aluminum roots, the Santa Cruz Chameleon is the shapeshifting bike for freedom seekers.

With options for a full 29 or MX setup, you won't have to sacrifice speed and comfort for hauling or handling. Adjustable dropouts make it endlessly limitless from a multi-geared trail charger to single-speed racer to bikepacking mule...and pretty much anything imaginable in between. The low slung top tube and progressive geometry means it's as ready as ever to get creative on the trail.

No need to check the weather report or map your ride with the Chameleon--just hop on and prepare to get free. The Santa Cruz Chameleon cannot be typecast and is ready for whatever adventure the human mind can conceive. 


  • Options for full 29 or MX setups means you can opt for speed and comfort for hauling or quick and nimble handling.
  • Adjustable dropouts make it a multi-geared trail charger to single-speed racer to bikepacking mule...and pretty much anything imaginable in between.
  • A triple-bolt cargo cage mount under the downtube and additional mount within the frame means the Chameleon is primed to escape from the crowds.
  • The low slung top tube and more progressive geometry (65.5-dgree headangle and longer reach) provides all-trail capability.



    Aluminum 29/MX Hardtail

    Rear Shock



    FOX Rhythm 34, 130mm

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

    Front Derailleur



    SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd


    SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t


    SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd



    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB


    Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

    Rear Tire

    Maxxis Aggressor, 29"x2.5WT, EXO, TR

    Front Tire

    Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5, 3C, Maxx- Grip, EXO, TR


    Stan's Sealant

    Front Hub

    SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h


    RaceFace AR Offset 30 29" Rims


    Sapim Race

    Rear Hub

    SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h


    Avid Centerline 180mm


    SRAM Guide T


    SRAM Descendant Eagle DUB 30t


    Burgtec Alloy Bar, 800mm, 30mm Rise


    Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm


    WTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt


    SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

    Grips/Bar Tape

    Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar


    *In the bicycle industry, suppliers and factories sometimes change specs without notice and state that they are "subject to change without notice". This is because bicycles are made from hundreds of parts which come from dozens of vendors. Parts are sometimes updated to the most current production generation/iteration one gets better or more current parts or a comparable part. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.