Carolina Triathlon - Greenville, SC

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Specialized Camber 29

Specialized

Camber 29
2014

$1,850.00
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2014 Specialized Camber 29

With 110mm of travel, big wheels and a playful geometry, the Camber 29 is an XC trail master. Specialized equipped it with a lightweight M5-aluminum frame that features their proven FSR suspension and X-Fusion/Suntour shocks to give you the travel you need to clean obstacles that you once thought were above your skill level. To keep you flying up steep hills, the Camber comes with big, 29-inch wheels, a quick-shifting Shimano 27-speed drivetrain, and aggressive Specialized knobbies for dirt-grabbing traction. You'll also dig the powerful Tektro discs and the full spread of Specialized's quality aluminum components.

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Specification Description
Frame M5 aluminum
Fork Suntour XCR 29, 110mm travel
Rear Shock X-Fusion O2 RL, 110mm travel
Rims/Wheels Specialized aluminum
Hubs Specialized Hi Lo disc
Spokes 14g stainless-steel
Tires Specialized Ground Control, 29 x 2.3/2.1
Crankset Shimano Alivio
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shadow
Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34
Shifters Shimano Alivio
Handlebars Specialized XC mini-riser
Tape/Grips Specialized Sip Grip
Stem Specialized Trail, aluminum
Brake Levers Tektro Draco 2
Brakes Tektro Draco 2 disc, 7/6-inch rotors
Saddle Body Geometry Rival
Seatpost Specialized aluminum

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2013 Camber 29

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        I've been riding and racing MTB for over 20 years, worked in the industry for most of that. Now that I'm older and the kids are old enough to let me go for rides I decided to get a new FS Rig and landed on this model. I've always been a hard tail rider (or short travel FS) and still ride a SS 29er so was a little unsure how I would like this squishy bike... IT Rocked my world! when I bought this "entry" level (I use entry level loosely) Camber I thought I would get a few rides out of it before I start replacing everything (like Brakes, fork, post and wheels) but after about 2 months on the local trails here is Socal it shined like a diamond! Everything works perfectly, the fork has great feel, travel and the minimal adjustments I prefer (like a lock out, rebound and pre load) I prefer sprung forks over air and its going to be hard to want to waste money on a fork just to take weight off over this one! The brakes... come on really? these big rotors feel good, stop on a dime, and minimal pump out on long descents! Again the only reason to change is if I want to save weight. Drive train runs like a champ. shifts great and geared perfectly for socal trails, not gonna touch it till it starts to fail from abuse and miles. The rest of the squishy design is amazing, climbs like a goat, super comfortable cockpit and of course the 29ers roll over everything... I'm even doing drops I typically wouldn't do to save my wheels and frame! the lock out on both shocks is so easy to use and quick, so no need for any more gadgets. the bike is overall not to heavy and realistically shaving anymore weight would just be to try and keep up with the racer types... its very agile and when you lower the post (I recommend getting a dropper post!) the suspension gets real active and responsive... just what I expect from the best most reliable suspension design on the planet! Don't believe me? let me put it in perspective for you, after two months I took it as my only rig to Moab about two weeks ago for a 4 day adventure and right out of the gate we shuttled the "whole Enchilada" which is 33 mile ride 27 of which are hardcore rocky DH starting at 11000 feet (in the the La Sal mtns) to 4000 feet with tons of step up/step downs, rock gardens and high speed rollers and tons of trail that wants to break your bike... and after almost 5 hours of riding I came off the trail tired and smiling like a camel on Wednesday (hump daayyy!) not only did I out descend my buddy on his 6" travel Giant Trance 29er! he had fork issues, dropper post issues, dropped his chain and got some scratches! I came out with only getting a flat tire which almost every rider did as well...btw there were about 50 other riders that shuttled up at the same time we did... it was like an Enduro race for the first 2 miles! 2 more days of heavy riding and being strapped to the back of a Toyota landcruiser four wheeling on gemini Bridges during a rain day... and all that happened was some rub marks from the racks Bottom line this is an awesome FS Design and I am a specialized fan and have been for a while (although my last employer wouldn't allow us to own Specialized) with having a 10' Epic Comp 29er before this... its a real trail bike! Good Job guys and keep it up, I might even fork out the cash for the Carbon Roval Wheels to make up for my fat slowness! But it will be hard to talk me out of Chris King LW built so we'll see.

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