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    Santa Cruz Chameleon build FINALLY done! Just a few pics

    So I've been building this thing up forever and I think I'm finally done with it for now (at least it's ridable!). It's not super high end, but it certainly beats stuff I've had before as an all-arounder. Anyway, some specs and pics of my complete build.

    Frame- 2010 SC Chameleon XL - Custom painted red (did the decals myself, haha)
    Fork- 2010 RockShox Revelation XX TA, 130mm
    Wheelset- 2010 Sunline V1 AM set up tubeless
    Headset- Cane Creek 110
    Brakes- Magura Louise
    Handlebar- FSA SL-K Carbon
    Stem- Pro Bart Brentjens
    Saddle- WTB Laser V SLT
    Post- Thomson
    Tires- Specialized Captains 2.2
    Cranks- Spot Brand
    Grip- Oury's
    Clamp- Hope
    Pedals- Shimano m540s I think










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    Looks good, nice ride....and view from your deck!

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    Too clean and shiny otherwise very sleek and stylish. Post some pics after the first few rides!

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    I agree - I can't wait to give it a spin. I'm particularly interested in how well the Sunline's perform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOwens14
    I agree - I can't wait to give it a spin. I'm particularly interested in how well the Sunline's perform.
    Let us know how it all does. What's the gear ratio that you're running? Is that the "magic gear" or do you have an EBB or something else keeping tension?

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    Wow, I want that.

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    Running the stock Santa Cruz EBB, no magic gear here. Gearing current 32 x 22 for the winter. Probably drop the rear cog back down to 18T or something in the summer once the snow's gone for good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOwens14
    Running the stock Santa Cruz EBB, no magic gear here. Gearing current 32 x 22 for the winter. Probably drop the rear cog back down to 18T or something in the summer once the snow's gone for good.
    Very nice. I think why I like it so much is that it's a 26er Those seem to be dead these days.

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    Nice bicycle right there.

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    Nice! I love the idea of a long travel, aggressive HT!

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    Wow, good looking bike, like the colors.how do you like the tires, role fast or not.

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    Looks sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by halflung
    Wow, good looking bike, like the colors.how do you like the tires, role fast or not.
    Tires are awesome for where I ride. Super fast rolling but with decent sidewall tread as well. VERY high volume tire which I like. The 2.2 fits more like a 2.3. Only comes in 60TPI I think, but I've found them just as tacky as some of my previous 120's. And at $45 a pop, they're a steal.

    The wheelset isn't UST-specific, but w/ some stans tape, gorilla tape, and the Specialized 2bliss-ready tires, I've had zero problems.

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    That is one lovely bike! Definitely one of the nicest builds I've seen in a while. Enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS
    Very nice. I think why I like it so much is that it's a 26er Those seem to be dead these days.
    Yes so much so that 26 ss is now the new alternative retro rig of choice for non conformity.

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    nice looking ride

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    I miss my chameleon.....SS

    five years and gone!

    nice build. enjoy the ride.

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    Those are great bikes and that is a nice build.

    I ran a v2 Chameleon for a couple of years and my young 'un currently rides a ss similar to yours. Luckily his bike fits me so I still get the opportunity to ride the lizard when the mood suits me.


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