Santa Cruz Chameleon #Chameleonclub

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews' started by Cyclotourist, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Uh-oh... we can see where this is going...
     
  2. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    @Faust29, you’re the man :thumbsup:

    I was thinking 29+ front 275+ rear on Beefy could be something... :geek: 130 air shaft going in Pike now. :sneaky:
     
  3. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    If the rear of the PH is boost, you could always throw the plus wheel I have on and try. I’ve ridden 29 rear and plus front. For test purposes, you could do the opposite...
     
  4. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Sounds awesome, Steve. Profuse thanks!! I’ll bug you I get the fork back :thumbsup:
     
  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That half-fat bike was awesome. :p
     
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  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Somebody should build and market a bike with a 27.5 rear and a 29er front! Think of the advantages of mixing those two sizes in that way! It could be called the Blender? They could do a trail version and a burlier version. I am sure the idea would have some foes, but most would probably like the mix!
     
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I see what you did there. :cautious: :stop: :D

    Mixing plus wheels and 29ers isn't really that dramatic, though...
     
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  8. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    Yesterday was a sad day for me. I may have taken my last ride on my Chameleon before selling it. I have to recoup some money that will be used toward my new ride. (Deposit already made waiting for delivery :thumbsup:) Although I would very much like to keep both bikes I am not in a position to do so. I'm starting here on my journey to sell. I'd like very much for it to be sold to someone that is an IMTBtrails member and fan of the Lizard. Any help would be appreciated. I'll post an official FOR SALE thread soon. Thanks
     
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  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    They are really good bikes, I hope it sells quickly for you. I bought mine to see about all the newfangled technology and design. Was not disappointed!
    (Although still a bit on the fence with wide bars though)
     
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  10. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Depends...
  11. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I think I have to pass on that one!

    But I did score some purple bottle cage bolts from eBay... And purple valve stems. :oops:
     
  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I got purple nipples...:thumbsup:

    (from an abrasive jersey I wore) :(
     
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  13. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Was really close to getting them... would have sprung for the the extra bit if I went with Vaults over Chesters.
     
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  14. Fernando Gomez

    Fernando Gomez Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    corona ca
    Name:
    Fernando Gomez
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Another chameleon owner

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  15. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    In it's natural habitat!
     
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  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    New #chameleonclub @Stkx66 member inbound!
     
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  17. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    For you Chameleon fans. A buddy of mine posted this on his IG account. He has a Santa Cruz Bronson as well.

    20190220_150815.jpg
     
  18. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Doin' it right!
     
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  19. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    For grins... How big a meat can one fit in that frame?
     
  20. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I don't know the answer to that one... I do know that the 27.5 x 3.0 will fit even with the dropouts all the way forward. The Hightower, even though it's sold as plus compatible, will only fit a 2.8.

    I'd guess the Lizard will take a 29 x 2.6, but I haven't had one to test... The WT 29 x 2.4 Rekon has plenty of room to stretch its arms on the back.
     
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  21. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    I have heard that you can squeez a 29x2.8 if you slam the dropouts all the way back, but it is tight.
     
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  22. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    mtbDangle
    Rad picture.. when I was riding Black Star on Tuesday I couldn’t keep my eyes from wandering most the time, definitely a good time to take things slow and enjoy the scenery.
     
  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    29X2.6 for sure.
     
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  24. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Depends...
    Trying to establish a fair price for a (my) green & purple Chameleon.

    Looking on pinkbike, ebay, craigslist, not seeing many XL sized bikes (R build) so not really sure what would be a reasonable value...
    Everything is stock, apart from Kona wahwah pedals

    Purchased Feb 13th 2018 at the Path, currently has 2,922 miles on it. Some tiny marks/scratches etc here and there, biggest blemish is a scuff about 1.5"s near top/seat tube on left side. Bike has not been thrashed (its me riding it...), looked after, maintained, generally (very) good condition.

    In the next week or so I'll be putting on - new rear tire (front has plenty of life left in it), new chain, new cassette, new brake pads (front & rear)

    Just curious...
     
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  25. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I know @riiz was trying to sell his a while ago, and only got low ball offers.
    I don't think there is a huge market/demand for them.
     
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  26. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    $1,000 - $1,200 seems like it would be a decent deal for both parties.
     
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  27. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
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  29. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
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  30. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    You mean the Blendertower:laugh::laugh:
     
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