Santa Cruz Carbon Chameleon

With a new feather in its cap the Carbon Chameleon ascended the evolutionary ladder and is now a fully-imagined carbon fiber creature. It’s Darwinism in action.

Santa Cruz took the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon and made a lighter, faster, more advanced version of the species. It’s a go anywhere do anything 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 colour-matched, the carbon chameleon features custom blue Hope hubs and headset on the SE kit make this reptile stand out from the crowd. Load up with two bottle cage mounts, including a triple-bolt cargo cage mount under the downtube mean you can escape from the crowds.

Chameleon by name, Chameleon by nature, a bike that can change to match its environment. 29in or 27+, geared or single-speed, this adaptable hardtail utilizes a suite of swappable dropouts to convert it from aggro trail charger to husky bikepacking mule to 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.