Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon...Carbon Chameleon

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.

Santa Cruz took the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon but evolved it into a lighter, faster, more advanced 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 custom blue Hope hubs and headset on the SE kit make this reptile stand out from the crowd.

The Grand Loop

The Grand Loop

We’ve been saving this video for a heatwave. Damian Stones and Erik Hall completed a 6-day Nelson - Ghost Rd - Heaphy - Nelson adventure mid-winter last year on gravel bikes. Recent snowfalls and a first bike packing trip for Erik, made this journey all the more challenging.

Get into it, it’s got to be as good as a Kelly Tarlton penguin encounter for cooling you down on a hot day.