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    santa cruz chameleon 5 2013 version 650B

    Anyone done this yet? I just got my 2013 tennis ball yellow with both the SS dropout and gear for a 650b conversion. I have a taper 2012 26 fox 140 rlc.

    I hope this bike rails! Short chain stays 16.5 and slacker this could be a furious trail slayer, a budget hardtail Bronson? I'm just waiting on a headset and wheels should be done next week.

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    santa cruz chameleon 5 2013 version 650B

    I'm wondering about this too. I have a tennis yellow frame on order. I have gone with 26" wheels on my build so far, but wanna try 650b.

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    i guess i am not alone wondering if this would work.

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    Stoked..just ordered mine Large Tennis Yellow Chameleon n wondering on the 650B

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    Here's a little update I also posted on the 650b board.
    Waited 5 months for this frame in yellow just because of this video. Santa Cruz knows how to market a bike. Put DH riders on it.

    Steve Peat & Josh Bryceland Thrash The New Santa Cruz Chameleon on Vimeo

    Since the Bronson is such a hit I decided to give 650b a try since I have a 29er and a 26 inch bike. Clearance looks awesome with racing ralph 2.25 with the gear dropouts I also have the single speed dropouts which even has more room. I'm excited a 650b with short chain stays 16.5!! It's a size med and weighs 3.5lbs.

    I have a fox float 140 which I might need to scale down. I'm just waiting on a headset. It's going to be a trail bike. Maybe it will replace my stumpy evo.

    I know the stock BB height is 12.4 on a 26 inch wheel what is a avg BB height for a 650b?

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    Awesome..thks for the post

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    santa cruz chameleon 5 2013 version 650B

    Yeah thanks for the pics. I'll build a 650b wheel set when funds permit. I also got the tennis yellow and its just an awesome color!

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    any built 650B Lizards here? how does it ride? what is the max width for 650 tires at back??? many thanks...

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