Santa Cruz Chameleon 7 R1 29 Review

Santa Cruz Chameleon 7 R1 29 review

As the name suggests, Santa Cruz’s Chameleon has always been a super versatile bike. Light enough to race, tough enough to properly hammer and it generally copes with singlespeed or geared setups with some sort of wheel-related adjustment. This latest, seventh edition expands that signature versatility by adding dual wheel size compatibility for plush plus or swift 29er options. But is it a jack of all trades or a master of none? The new Santa Cruz Chameleon is more versatile than ever Santa cruz goes metal for 2017 Santa Cruz Chameleon 7 R1 29 frame At £549 / $749 alone the welterweight 2.08kg / 4.6lb (claimed) Chameleon frameset is pricey for an alloy frame, but there’s a ton of detailing to justify it. The short tapered head tube allows low bar height for racier riders but plenty of top tube and down tube overlap along an extended seam keep steering ...

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