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    Camber EVO conversion

    Can I convert a standard 2013 camber to an evo model? I picked up a fox 34 29er on sale and was wondering if I can upgrade the rear suspension to the evo geometry as well?

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    It looks like the Evo gains it's extra travel by using a 197x51 shock vs. the 197x48 shock the standard model has. The 26" Stumpjumper also uses a 197x51 shock, so there are several options available.
    13 Stumpy Evo, 14 Fatboy, 15 P.3

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    From what I was told for my stumpy 26 you only need evo link. For the 29er stumpys you need evo link and chainstay. So I would assume you need same for 29er camber.

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    Did any of you guys get a straight answer on this? I'm also interested in converting a regular 2014 Camber to an Evo...

    Thanks!

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    Bump.... anyone do this yet?
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    A buddy of mine got the Cane Creek Double barrel inline designed for the Camber Evo and a 130mm Pike for his Camber Expert Carbon. He only has a few rides on it but LOVES it.
    13 Stumpy Evo, 14 Fatboy, 15 P.3

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    The stays, link, and shock are different. There is also a slight front triangle difference between the 2014 and 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar_Brad View Post
    The stays, link, and shock are different. There is also a slight front triangle difference between the 2014 and 2015.
    I think the difference in geometry on the front triangle is just due to the increase in fork travel

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    from the frame geometry perspective the only difference is the shock adapter. Evo has shorter "arms" and evo logo

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    Is there anywhere online you can buy these parts?
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    Check out this thread:
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    2014 Specialized Camber Carbon Evo

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    Quote Originally Posted by themtbcat View Post
    I think the difference in geometry on the front triangle is just due to the increase in fork travel
    Not according to the warranty/tech guys in Salt Lake.

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    I guess that's the problem with zippers.

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    No way they slightly tweaked and made an all new $100k plus carbon mold to create the Camber Evo. They said the same exact crap with the Stumpjumper Evo when it came out. Turned out the front triangle was identical, the longer fork accounted for the slacker geo and the extra shock stoke accounted for the extra rear travel.
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    I was thinking of putting the 2015 monarch rt3 7.75x51 made for the evo on my 2013 camber comp. Would it fit without the link? Would the shock just be compressed a little because the stroke is longer? From what I understand the clevis is shorter on the evo shock allowing 10mm more travel. Correct me if I'm wrong but that causes the changes in Geo on the frame right?

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    Camber EVO conversion

    You need the link. I'm running the RT3 now.



    When I bought the RT3 I bought the last link in Specialized inventory. It's with the Fox listed above. I'll go down to $390 shipped on it all, it's basically new.


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    Camber EVO conversion

    Oh and the frames are the same.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redaggie03 View Post
    You need the link. I'm running the RT3 now.

    With link, do you mean the clevis-mount connecting the shock to seatstay and frame-link OR the link that connects clevis and seatstay to the frame??? It's either or that has to be changed, not both I guess (plus the shock stroke of course). Put up a picture with an arrow to the right part so all we dummies understand.

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    Camber EVO conversion

    The 'wishbone' and shock :




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    Thank you! Why did you choose the monarch over the float? Looks?

    I would be interested in buying that Fox of yours but I live in a different part of the world and it could be difficult shipping it here. Got a friend coming to Arizona in January, maybe he could bring it home

    Probably easier to buy the monarch from an online store in Europe, as they are now hitting the shelves around here. Don't know if the wishbone is included but time will tell...

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    Camber EVO conversion

    I already sold the Fox, it's in Denmark now! I switched purely to go all black. I can't really tell that much difference between the two. There are little things like the 3-way setting switch I like better on the Monarch.


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    Has anyone tried to open the non-evo shock and checking if the stroke is somehow limited from 51mm to 48mm? Eye-to-eye lengths are the same. Would be nice if you could just disassemble it, take out the limiting part and have 120mm travel on your non-evo. Then if you wish to get the evo-geometry, get the wishbone too. If they have different tunes, that is a problem with the evolution shock.

    One would think they make only one shock at the factory that is then put on the evo as 197x51 and the one going on the non-evo is limited to 197x48 before bike assembly.

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    and how about fork? is it 120mm with 10mm spacer?

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    Camber EVO conversion

    Anyone converted their Camber recently?
    I just talked to my LBS today about this and the mechanic said he's actually done a few EVO conversions (including his and GFs bike) and he said he would get me a quote right away. When he went to pull the parts from Specialized he said the EVO links were not even listed anymore, as is they were not been sold anymore at all.

    Any similar stories out there? Anyone have actual part #'s I could tell them I search for?


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