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    Santa Cruz Chameleon and disc brakes

    I am thinking about getting a Chameleon as my new single speed frame. Can anyone let me know how difficult it is to set up disc brakes on it?

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    You might want to check out the Santa Cruz board. I know there are a few guys over there who are running them as SS with discs....

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    32x18, 34x18 BB7's no problems

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    32x20 with hayes hydros, no problem either. It's not an issue of diificulty if you have the right gear combo. It either works or it doesn't, when it doesn't the caliper will rub and or prevent the disc from turning.

    Good luck.
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    32x16, 32x17, and 34x16 works too with a Juicy7.

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    32 x 18 XTR disc's

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    I had a chameleon for a few weeks at the beginning of this season.
    The disc mount is positioned so that the caliper is at the 12 o'clock on top of the rotor when the black inserts are installed for a geared bike.
    If you want to take out the black inserts and run horizontals, you should keep the axle as close to the center as possible. Get a half link chain if it becomes an issue. That should keep you within +/- an eight inch of center.

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    32X19 with BB7s. Plenty of room for adjustment.
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    I have discovered that 20 x 32 and 18 x 32 works with Juicy 7's. The 20 x 32 requires a half link to keep the wheel centered in the drop outs. Thanks for the tips.

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    Glad you got it working...

    Formula's also line up fine: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=284963

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    Here she is in all her glory.






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