The Chameleon has been among our top picks for hardtail trail bikes for some time thanks to its even-handed composure, and the Chameleon MX brings an added fun factor into the equation. The mixed-wheel version allows for effortless Scandinavian flicks, super fun jumping characteristics, and possibly even a better-fitting bike for smaller riders. This S-build features SRAM GX drivetrain components for crisp shifting and performance-focused G2 R hydraulic disc brakes for taking on steeper trails with confidence. Geometry on the MX Chameleon sees slacker longer numbers for enhanced stability and more similar handling characteristics to modern full-suspension bikes. The steep seat tube angle and SDG Tellis dropper post provide an adjustable, efficient climbing position that’s perfectly suitable for all-day spins. The aluminum frame is durable over multiple seasons of heavy usage, and the 130mm Fox 34 Performance fork is poised to soak up boulders, stumps, and roots out on the trail. Built as a do-it-all hardtail, the Santa Cruz Chameleon MX S Mountain Bike is ready for anything we throw at it. *Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.