Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2021 Chameleon 7 AL 29 D

  • $2,949.99

Carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon Chameleon…

The tin lizard has ascended the evolutionary ladder and is now a fully-imagined carbon fiber creature. It’s Darwinism in action.

We took the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon and added a lighter, faster, more advanced version of the species. It’s a do-it-all hardtail that is as happy making the most of backyard booter (mis)adventures as it is fully-loaded with camp gear and a color-matched dangle mug.

Speaking of color-matched, the carbon chameleon features custom blue Hope hubs and headset on the SE kit making 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.

The Chameleon changes to suit its environment. Twenty-niner or 27-plus, geared or single-speed, this adaptable hardtail utilizes 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.

Depending on setup and skill level, the Chameleon is capable on a wide range of terrain—aggressive trail riding to jump lines to all-around use. Going for maximum speed and rollability? Go 29er. Riding mostly loose terrain? Get some Plus tires that provide traction for days.

The most versatile bike in our range ticks even more boxes.


RockShox Recon RL, 120mm, 29"

Rear Derailleur 

SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd


SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd


SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t


SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t


SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm


SRAM Level                                              

Brake Rotors   

Avid Centerline 180mm


Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset


Race Face Ride                                        


Race Face Ride Stem


Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub         

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

Rear Hub          

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h


WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29"


Sapim Race                                              

Front Tire         

Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire           

Maxxis Ardent Race 29"x2.35", EXO, TR


Stan's Sealant                                           

Seat Post         

SDG Tellis                                                 


WTB Silverado Comp