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    I finally got a chance to demo a Camber Expert. Took it on the trails for about 4 hours yesterday. I have fallen in love. The bike feels perfect in every way. I still can't get over how light it is compared to the FSR XC I rode last year. The Reba/Fox combo works beautifully. I really like the Dyna-Sys set-up on the Expert. I was originally going to buy an Elite but I may be getting an Expert now.

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    Which ones have Dyna-Sys? I can't tell on Spec's web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny the boy
    it is...you can see the post through the hole in the seat tube...and i was just being facetious about my bike fitting me...my bike fits me like a glove.
    Maybe so....have you checked your position like described above? It's still something you should do if you haven't already
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmtbiker
    Which ones have Dyna-Sys? I can't tell on Spec's web site.
    Only the Expert has Dyna-Sys. The Pro uses a SRAM 2X10, the Comp and Elite use a
    3X9

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    I have a couple of questions for folks riding the Camber Comp:
    How does the Ario rear shock work regarding suspension bob?;
    How are the Tektro brakes regarding stopping power and feel?.
    Last edited by nunomaia; 09-21-2010 at 05:48 AM.

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    My Camber came with a 350mm seatpost and it was right on the minimum insertion line......so I put on a 400mm post...and it's also lighter than the stock one.

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    @johnny, no worries, fits me perfectly.

    Tips the scale at 26.2 lbs, here are some details:

    - Truvative Noir crank
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    - CB Candy SL pedal
    - 2.1 Nev front/ 2.0 Karma back
    - SL-K Fsa Carbon Hb / SL-K stem/ Oury grip
    - Cane Creak Carbon headset / Carbon bottle cage
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    Finally sat on and ordered a Camber yesterday - should have it in my mucky paws by middle of this week. Slightly excited as its my first full sus. It's not what I initially planned to get when I decided to go FS a couple of months ago but after riding it and the one that I had planned to buy I'm really pleased things have worked out as they have.

    Have gone for the Elite due to better component spec over the Comp, though having ridden the Comp it does seem like a good buy for the relatively small cost.

    Roll on the weekend and taking it for a proper blast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunomaia
    I have a couple of questions for folks riding the Camber Comp:
    How does the Ario rear shock work regarding suspension bob?;
    How are the Tektro brakes regarding stopping power and feel?.
    I'm around 155lbs, and use PP almost exclusively. I tested on some paved bike-paths (hard to look down on trails, and roots could affect travel gasket) and get absolutely no bob at all except when standing up and *really* pounding on some steep hills. Even then it's maybe 5% travel. If you're heavier you might see some bob. If you're clyde-ish you may see some bob even when locked out -- the Ario manual shows weight max for lock-out... above a certain weight lockout becomes more propedal-ish.

    Can't offer an opinion on the brakes as my elite has Elixr's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotoDengo
    I'm around 155lbs, and use PP almost exclusively. I tested on some paved bike-paths (hard to look down on trails, and roots could affect travel gasket) and get absolutely no bob at all except when standing up and *really* pounding on some steep hills. Even then it's maybe 5% travel. If you're heavier you might see some bob. If you're clyde-ish you may see some bob even when locked out -- the Ario manual shows weight max for lock-out... above a certain weight lockout becomes more propedal-ish.

    Can't offer an opinion on the brakes as my elite has Elixr's.
    you shouldn't have to worry about blowing the shock with the PP engaged unless doing some significant drops or casing jumps

    try to learn to operate the switch with muscle memory
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambdamaster
    you shouldn't have to worry about blowing the shock with the PP engaged unless doing some significant drops or casing jumps

    try to learn to operate the switch with muscle memory
    Que? I haven't had any issues bottoming out. I was relaying my experience with the PP platform and how stiff it is for my weight. For heavier riders, I'm guessing you'll see some bob in PP or even lockout. But thanks for the info about bottoming out. I set mine to about 80% of travel on the roughest trail around here and keep it there. Hasn't gone any further than that.

    I do have to reach down to switch b/t PP and open -- I guess that's muscle memory, as the switch is on top and it's pretty easy to reach without even looking. But with all the ups and downs I usually keep it on PP and don't need to mess with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotoDengo
    Que? I haven't had any issues bottoming out. I was relaying my experience with the PP platform and how stiff it is for my weight. For heavier riders, I'm guessing you'll see some bob in PP or even lockout. But thanks for the info about bottoming out. I set mine to about 80% of travel on the roughest trail around here and keep it there. Hasn't gone any further than that.

    I do have to reach down to switch b/t PP and open -- I guess that's muscle memory, as the switch is on top and it's pretty easy to reach without even looking. But with all the ups and downs I usually keep it on PP and don't need to mess with it.
    I was replying to where you said:
    (hard to look down on trails, and roots could affect travel gasket)
    I interpreted that as you look down to the lever to switch it and you are concerned you may blow a seal on the shock going over bumps with PP engaged.
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    My Camber Comp currently weighs 29.94 lbs.

    I have upgraded the stem, handlebars, and seatpost, and currently running it as a 1x9.

    What would the best upgrades be to shed a couple of pounds off of this thing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash4
    @johnny, no worries, fits me perfectly.

    Tips the scale at 26.2 lbs, here are some details:

    - Truvative Noir crank
    - SRAM X0 shifters/rd
    - Formula K24 hydro / R1 formula rotors
    - Hope Pro 2 hubs / Am Class Rims/spokes
    - CB Candy SL pedal
    - 2.1 Nev front/ 2.0 Karma back
    - SL-K Fsa Carbon Hb / SL-K stem/ Oury grip
    - Cane Creak Carbon headset / Carbon bottle cage
    - Fizik Gobi saddle



    Nice!

    With that kind of gate, that pic is definitely from the PI

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    Quote Originally Posted by bspate
    My Camber Comp currently weighs 29.94 lbs.

    I have upgraded the stem, handlebars, and seatpost, and currently running it as a 1x9.

    What would the best upgrades be to shed a couple of pounds off of this thing??
    Wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambdamaster
    I was replying to where you said:

    (hard to look down on trails, and roots could affect travel gasket)

    I interpreted that as you look down to the lever to switch it and you are concerned you may blow a seal on the shock going over bumps with PP engaged.
    Ah, I see. No I was referring to looking down to see if the the shock was traveling at all while I was pedaling in PP. Staring down while pedaling on narrow, rooty singletrack would seem dangerous, and roots and rocks would cause the shock to engage.... making it hard to tell how stiff the platform was (the "travel gasket" I was referring to was the external o-ring on the stanchion -- probably bad wording and the source of confusion, sorry).

    Staring at it while hammering on it on a paved path is pretty safe, seems a good control test of the PP platform, and I could make sure any movement of the o-ring wasn't b/c I hit a pothole/crack. Was just testing the pedaling platform. Haven't geeked out on it yet to test small bump compliance.

    As an aside, I had the rear shock pressure too high for too long... maybe 40% travel. As I started hitting the more advanced sections of the area trails, I never knew what might be around the corner so I was wary of bottoming out the rear. I bounced around quite a bit, almost like my hardtail. After learning the trails better and hitting the biggest stuff they had to offer, I gradually opened it up to around 80% travel and softened up the rebound. Wow! Like I got a brand new bike all over again. Half of the roots just -- phhht -- up and disappeared

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    Quote Originally Posted by bspate
    My Camber Comp currently weighs 29.94 lbs.

    I have upgraded the stem, handlebars, and seatpost, and currently running it as a 1x9.

    What would the best upgrades be to shed a couple of pounds off of this thing??
    cassette, wheels, tires (run a folding tire tubeless and you'll lose ~1lb or so) saddle...but unfortunately, the fork is where the major weight difference between the comp and the elite, pro etc...comes into play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjg5
    My new (1 month) friend...

    I love my Camber, and the component upgrade was just enough for me to justify the added expense of the elite. I like the red/white, but I really dig the Comp's color scheme. I would have gone with something like that if it were an option. Nice looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bspate
    My Camber Comp currently weighs 29.94 lbs.

    I have upgraded the stem, handlebars, and seatpost, and currently running it as a 1x9.

    What would the best upgrades be to shed a couple of pounds off of this thing??
    I ordered a Camber Comp and made the deal with the LBS on the following upgrades:
    - 2Bliss tyres and tubeless
    - XT cassette
    - deore crankset

    These should lower the weight significantly and improve function. I don't plan on upgrading more soon but wheels would be the next logical step. Specialized has some new wheels this year at competitive prices, the Roval Trail I think.

    BTW, my Camber should arrive today.

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    Nunomaia - thanks for the compliment!

    My rear wheel has a bent sidewall now (still rideable). Looking at various wheelset reviews and sites, I'm not getting out under 2100 grams with my $300ish budget. If the stock wheelset is about 1900 (someone mentioned around this site) Very little weight savings available unless I look at the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjg5
    Nunomaia - thanks for the compliment!

    My rear wheel has a bent sidewall now (still rideable). Looking at various wheelset reviews and sites, I'm not getting out under 2100 grams with my $300ish budget. If the stock wheelset is about 1900 (someone mentioned around this site) Very little weight savings available unless I look at the fork.
    I got hope pro2 laced to ztr flow with dt comp spokes for like $350 shipped from CRC
    hand built, 1800g, AM strength

    2100g is ridiculous for a trail bike
    09AS-Rsl/09Six

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotoDengo
    the Ario manual shows weight max for lock-out... above a certain weight lockout becomes more propedal-ish.
    What is the max weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjg5
    Nunomaia - thanks for the compliment!

    My rear wheel has a bent sidewall now (still rideable). Looking at various wheelset reviews and sites, I'm not getting out under 2100 grams with my $300ish budget. If the stock wheelset is about 1900 (someone mentioned around this site) Very little weight savings available unless I look at the fork.
    Try crazedlist... multi-city craigslist search. You're taking a bit of a chance, and you might get skeptical people not wanting to ship things or fear of getting ripped off, but you might find a decent deal on some used rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambdamaster
    I got hope pro2 laced to ztr flow with dt comp spokes for like $350 shipped from CRC
    hand built, 1800g, AM strength

    2100g is ridiculous for a trail bike

    what is CRC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjg5
    what is CRC?
    Chain Reaction Cycles
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