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2007 Santa Cruz Chameleon

mcj78mcj78 Posts: 634
edited November 2010 in Your mountain bikes
Hey all, hot on the heels of my Klein Mantra pics I finally got round to posting...





Frame: 2007 model Chameleon in white, medium

Forks: 2007 Rockshox Pike 426 90-145mm U-Turn with Maxle

Wheels: Hope Pro 2 on DT Swiss 5.1D rims

Brakes: 2007 Hope Mono Minis

Shifters: XTR M970

Bars: Bontrager X-Lite carbon risers

Stem: Thomson X4 50mm

Grips: Sunline Twisted Waffle, grey

Headset: Cane Creek S3

Seatpost: Race Face Deuce XC

Saddle: Selle Italia Yutaak Gel-flow

Chainset: Shimano Hone with MRP bashguard

Front/rear mechs: Hone front / XT M771 rear

Cassette: XT 11-32

Chain: Shimano 9spd

Pedals: Shimano MX30 flats (long pins fitted)

Tyres: Continental Vertical 2.3" for mud, Maxxis Larssen TT Exception 2.0" for dry days

Other bits & bobs: USE blue stem spacer, Hope blue rear QR, mud.

Built as an all rounder & it's been perfect for the riding I do, mainly Glentress black/red/blue/the smaller freeride bits :oops: Future mods will be changing the brake hose to something more colourful (although having recieved the goodridge orange hose to do this it's a fair bit darker than I was expecting, prob go blue instead to match the other bits) and a Thomson layback seatpost. Job done. Always wanted a Chameleon & been most impressed since I bought it, been toying with the idea of a full-suss frame but tbh I don't need one & i'd regret it as this suits me perfectly!

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  • Not bad man, not bad! Santa Cruz always makes lovely looking bikes.
  • rob.mrob.m Posts: 89
    Really nice bike fella :D
    It's never too late to become what you might have been...........
  • mcj78mcj78 Posts: 634
    Cheers guys, I was recently thinking of swapping the frame out for a small Heckler but to be honest I couldn't justify it, got this set up pretty much exactly how I wanted it - think i'll quit while i'm ahead this time... well, once I get the Thomson layback post on that is... and that blue Goodrich hose... poss. some floating rotors too... :lol:

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  • i want a chameleon to make into a bit of a jumpy street but pedal efficeint bike so i can crawl it up a hill.

    Lovely. My only dislike is the white, all the white bits on my bike look crappy brown now lol
  • Lovely bike mate, I'm just looking at a similar stem to yours and looking at these pics I'm sold!

    So I blame you for damaging my wallet :lol:
  • mcj78mcj78 Posts: 634
    Thewaylander - When I bought this from the original owner it was set up with a 105 rear mech & Ultegra close ratio cassette with a chain guide up front for racing DS, he never got round to using it for that purpose so sold it on, pretty much brand new! It actually worked really well with that set-up, think I had it round Glentress red route once with a 34t ring up front and the 12-25(?) out back & whilst not ideal, it was do-able as it's fairly light... then wind the forks back in to 90mm & have a wee blast round the freeride park on the way back down, i'm still censored at jumping but on this I fall less :lol:

    Ben - B - The Thomson stuff is really nice, the finish is always spot on & it just looks classy for some reason - i'm gonna put a layback post on this & that'll be it pretty much done!

    p.s. Merlin are really good for prices on their stuff too, look ... mm_421.htm
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  • nice bike, very nicely done.
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