Thursday, June 26, 2014

Santa Cruz Chameleon

If we can't get enough of 1, get 2 of Chameleon.

Santa Cruz Chameleon MK4, size L


Santa Cruz Chameleon MK3, size M


Wasn't actually kept both bikes, but here's the story..

Chameleon MK4
This used bike was on sale at BBS for RM4.8k.  It was a complete bike with full Deore XT 10 speed groupset and Rockshox Reba RLT 120mm. From my calculation, it is a good deal.  Now come to the size, it is an L size or 18" frame. My height is on the upper region of M size and lower region of L, and I thought it would fit be nice.  After few months for trying to get the right setup (i.e. handle reach, pedal reach) this L size somehow did not feel so right for me. Then I came across someone else who was trying to sell M size Chameleon MK3 at BBS.

Chameleon MK3
This seller live in Penang, 400km up north from KL. After I managed to get my large size brother in-law to buy my MK4, I get him to agree to drive up to Penang to view and buy the bike on the same day. The rest of it is history. I am quite satisfied with M size MK3 as this suit me better than L size MK4.

Me and Chameleon MK3 at Bukit Kiara. I just love this Fakawi Tribe jersey ability to hide my love handle.

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