Santa Cruz launch bold new Chameleon range

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In the first of several exciting new releases for 2019, Santa Cruz are excited to announce the Carbon Chameleon hardtail. 

The tin lizard has ascended the evolutionary ladder and is now a fully-imagined carbon fibre beast - Darwinism in action!

The bike will come equipped with Maxxis tyres, a Fox 34 Float Performance 120-130mm travel fork and a SRAM groupset. 

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The California-based manufacturer has taken the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of their beloved aluminum Chameleon and evolved it into a lighter, faster, more advanced animal. It’s a do-it-all hardtail that's as happy making the most of backyard booter (mis)adventures as it is fully loaded with camp gear and a colour-matched dangle mug!

And speaking of colour-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.

And fittingly given its name, the carbon Chameleon changes to suit its environment. Twentyniner or 27.5+, geared or single-speed, this adaptable hardtail utilises a suite of simple, swappable dropouts to convert it from aggro trail charger to single-speed racer to husky bikepacking mule, or anything in between.

For more details, head to santacruzbicycles.com

 

 

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