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Airnimal Chameleon

The Chameleon is a bike that rides like a high-quality machine, yet folds very compactly for travel.

Speed of folding was not the main design criteria; there are other bikes on the market that achieve this. The aim was to produce something that rides as well as a 700C road bike or a 26" mtb but at also gives a really compact fold. Since the main aims are performance and a "packable" bike rather than a quick-folder which stays as one unit, they did not have to consider the wheels as part of the folded package. 

The removal of this constraint immediately presented many possibilities. The result is a full size frame that can be folded most compactly to fit into a hand-carry luggage (frame folded size is only 52cm x 36cm x 20cm). They also achieved the goal of locating the folding pivot in an ideal position for a Unified Rear Triangle suspension, eliminating any biopacing effect and rider-induced bouncing. At the same time, the bike has a clean, aerodynamic straight-line look.

There are two ways to fold the Chameleon. The "First Fold" involves removing the front wheel and undoing the quick release lever on the seat mast. The back wheel then swings around to fit between the front forks. This needs no tools and is small enough for the boot of a car or a train or bus journey. There is a special "First Fold Bag" which is the perfect size. The "Full Fold" requires an allen key to release the handlebar stem and you have to remove the back wheel. This leaves you with a small frame package and two seperate wheels. The whole lot will then fit into the special suitcase.

The Airnimal is suitable for commuting, touring or racing and comes with a range of options to suit. Fitting a rear rack changes the folded size slightly, as in the first fold it would rest on the rack. For the full fold the rack has to be removed. You can fit full mudguards or the quick release "Raceblades" which are held on with elastic straps but give good coverage.

Pick Your Options

Performance Sport +£1999.00

The Enthusiasts choice, 20 speed 105 groupset (30 speed available on request), drop bars and racing tyres.

Ultra +£2349.00

The Ultra is the bike for sport and fun. Featuring an 20 speed Shimano Ultegra groupset, it is ideal for long day rides, Audax or racing.

Ultima +£3349.00

'The perfectionists dream' Featuring a 20 speed Shimano Dura Ace groupset, 20 spoke wheels and full carbon fork, top end performance and looks.

Fixie +£1549.00

The fixed wheel Chameleon. Uses a 16t White Industries Eccentric rear hub to provide chain tension, Airnimal 48t chainset, Sora brakes. Comes with straight handlebars.

Chameleon Frame Only +£846.00

For you to build up as you wish. Supplied without forks.

Luggage Racks

Racktime rear rack +£40.00

A slightly more compact rack suitable for bikes with 24" wheels. Includes fitting kit.

Universal rack fitting kit +£16.50

Enables you to fit most other racks to your Airnimal such as Blackburn or Tubus.

Tubus Fly +£85.00

An elegant tubular steel rack that weighs only 330g and carries up to 18 kilos. Includes fitting kit.

Heavy duty rear rack - Tubus Logo +£115.00

A heavy duty tubular steel rack that weighs 730g and carries up to 40 kilos. Extra rails put the weight of you panniers lower down and makes them more accessable when loading the top. Includes fitting kit.

SKS Raceblades (520) +£49.99

These mudguards can be clipped easily on and off and provide pretty good coverage. Slightly modified to fit 520 wheels.

Minoura Promenade EZY removable pedals +£49.99

MKS “EZY” removable pedal axle, with a polished alloy body for long term good looks and increased durability.

First Fold Bag +£59.99

With the bike in its "First Fold" position it will fit into this handy bag with shoulder straps.

Carry-On Bag +£48.99

A smaller bag suitable for the bike in its "Full Fold" position with the wheels removed. Normally used in conjunction with the Wheel Bag.

Packing Kit +£22.99

A selection of neoprene sleeves to prevent you damaging the paintwork of your bike in transit.

Commuter Kit +£35.00

Made up of three components; Wheel mount, fits to the disc mount on the back of the frame, when folded the front wheel can be attached to the mount and the bike can be wheeled on the front wheel. Handlebar clamp, fits to the bottle cage bosses (bottle cage can not be fitted at the same time) and holds the handle bar in place when folded. Support bracket, which fits to the bridge between the seat stays, it provides protection and stability when folded.

Clapton Case +£279.00

The Clapton case is for maximum security and protection of your bicycle. It requires the "Full Fold" but it means your bike is cushined inside a secure, toughened, lockable case, which also has a telescopic handle and wheels for easy portability.

Wheel Bag +£29.99

Takes two Airnimal (520) wheels for travel.