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Does anyone else out there think it would be freaking awesome if SC released a carbon lizard? I love the geo. of this bike, and building a lightweight aggro hardtail would be wicked.

Unfortunately, it's tough to build an uberlight bike with the current model.

Discuss. :thumbsup:
 

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I have been dreaming about that for a while. Apparently the guys over at on one are going to offer a carbon 456. So, maybe if those become popular we'll see if sc follows suit.
 

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It'll be a good choice to bring a light/strong carbon rigid bike but a Chameloen ???

With a possible 160mm front suspension with jumping capabilities ????
 

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If it's as tough, stiff and responsive as my current chameleon I'd love one. Not sure it would be light enough to make the cost difference worth while though.
 

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no so sure about that; my Chameleon (previous gen, not current) is somewhat of a boat anchor. Strong and stiff as hell, but heavy for an Al hardtail. I'm sure there would be a significant weight savings.

Also, I guess my use differs from some... I use it as my XC hardtail with a 120mm fork. I just love the handling and comfort on steep stuff.

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OldHouseMan said:
I don't think there would be much weight savings at all, at least enough to make difference.
I dont see why a carbon chameleon couldnt drop at least a pound and give the bike a smoother ride
 

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I'm pretty sure I'd not be in for it. I'm trying to get the rider weight down first! Anyway, I have a 2009 Chameleon and I don't have any super light components...SLX & XT with mid-range easton bars, stem, seatpost. It's about 27 lbs. My main thing about the carbon is that I wanted a lizard for it's diverse character and ability to take abuse. I know I'm going to crash from time to time and I'd constantly be worrying if the carbon was going to make it through. I think for some, a carbon version would be really sweet, but for guys like me, the AL is just perfect.
 
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