• 09-03-2017
    COMTBR
    Nice. Still a 142 rear. :(
  • 09-03-2017
    dutchronnie
    Yes still 142. In the description of the camber they say it was a 148 Axel.

    I doesn't matter for me.

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  • 09-07-2017
    103
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by James8101 View Post
    Thanks for the info. Any issues with the Bikeyoke? Was it easy to run the shock inverted in it?

    No issues at all. I made sure there was enough clearance but letting all the air out of the shock and compressed the swingarm. No contact between the shock and frame. Make sure you keep the pivot area greased. Mine developed at creak but was resolved with some grease.
  • 09-09-2017
    103
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Purdue22 View Post
    Please post some pictures of your SW setup without the Brain. What year? Any and all details appreciated since I have a 2016 SW Camber and am going to do something similar.



    I have 2016 SW camber 29. Ordered from bikeyoke.com, got shock from LBS, installed it and starting shreading. Pretty straight forward.
  • 09-09-2017
    Soihtu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 103 View Post

    Check my gallery for image. I have 2016 SW camber 29. Ordered from bikeyoke.com, got shock from LBS, installed it and starting shreading. Pretty straight forward.

    Can you measure the can width? I'm trying to figure if cane creek inline would fit camber with bikeyoke.
  • 09-09-2017
    toothjockey
    I have a 2014 camber, and am looking to upgrade to either 11spd or 12spd. Does anyone know if my original hubs (Specialized Hi Lo disc, 4x-sealed cartridge bearings, 12mm thru-axle, 142+ spacing, 32h) are convertible to the XD driver?
  • 09-10-2017
    103
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Soihtu View Post
    Can you measure the can width? I'm trying to figure if cane creek inline would fit camber with bikeyoke.


    2016-2017 FLOAT DPS User Specification Drawings | Bike Help Center | FOX

    Can is about 2 inches in diameter. LV EVOL DPS shock
  • 09-13-2017
    MaxMyNameisMax
    Wow...what a mistake Specialized made. In 3 months hoping to get my first 29r! Still riding a 6 year old 26" Ventana Salty and I am 6'4" tall! At 210 lbs was really hoping for Boost on the 2018 Camber. What were they thinking. Now leaning to Tallboy R Carbon. Thoughts?
  • 09-13-2017
    knutspeed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MaxMyNameisMax View Post
    Wow...what a mistake Specialized made. In 3 months hoping to get my first 29r! Still riding a 6 year old 26" Ventana Salty and I am 6'4" tall! At 210 lbs was really hoping for Boost on the 2018 Camber. What were they thinking. Now leaning to Tallboy R Carbon. Thoughts?

    I'm thinking they are either making a brand new camber for 19, or dumping it alltogether.
    I've got a '16 Stumpy with a few upgrades including beefier 150mm fork, and bought a camber this spring. Both have been raced and ridden a lot. Both 29" comp carbon running 1x11 an traverse fattie wheels.
    At the moment, I feel that the Camber is way too close to the stumpy - but lacks the downhill and gnar capabilities. The Stumpy is more or less as fast even on asphalt. Kinda disappointed, as my old "13 camber evo actually felt faster.

    So....the 18 stumpy has boost :)
  • 09-13-2017
    COMTBR
    Yeah, for a 2018 bike, I can't believe the Camber isn't boost either. It should've been boost in 2016. I think they've had enough input about the scam er that Spesh will be doing something awesome for 2019. Shedding a lot of weight, further separation from the SJ, different frame etc.
    Just a guess though..
  • 09-13-2017
    MaxMyNameisMax
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by COMTBR View Post
    Yeah, for a 2018 bike, I can't believe the Camber isn't boost either. It should've been boost in 2016. I think they've had enough input about the scam er that Spesh will be doing something awesome for 2019. Shedding a lot of weight, further separation from the SJ, different frame etc.
    Just a guess though..

    Thanks...know that it is either being phased out or completely re-done in 2019 is even more incentive to go with a Tallboy. Too bad because I really wanted a more 'mainstream' bike as I have had issues with semi-custom and boutique bikes in the past (even though SC is not as boutique as it used to be).
  • 09-15-2017
    James8101
    Thanks 103 for the Bikeyoke info. I ended up grabbing one and a Fox DPS shock. Bikyoke shipping was fast, and pretty easy to install. Things of note for me:
    -It used the old style DU bushing vs the current Fox 5 piece nylon style, so I had to get a shop to press that in.
    -The SV air can fits fine in the frame
    -The Specialized FSR manual has some advice on which order to take the linkage apart/install

    Not too much time on the bike just yet with the new shock, however initial impressions are good.
  • 09-17-2017
    toni31
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MaxMyNameisMax View Post
    Wow...what a mistake Specialized made. In 3 months hoping to get my first 29r! Still riding a 6 year old 26" Ventana Salty and I am 6'4" tall! At 210 lbs was really hoping for Boost on the 2018 Camber. What were they thinking. Now leaning to Tallboy R Carbon. Thoughts?

    What mistake is that if I may ask?
  • 09-17-2017
    Purdue22
    Not going to a boost rest end I believe he was referring too. I also agree it was a mistake/unfortunate decision....
  • 09-17-2017
    fsr29erATX
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Purdue22 View Post
    Not going to a boost rest end I believe he was referring too. I also agree it was a mistake/unfortunate decision....

    12 speed versions get the 12x148

    (edit - nevermind, I see the post of the guy that bought a 12 with the 12X142)
  • 09-17-2017
    fsr29erATX
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MaxMyNameisMax View Post
    Wow...what a mistake Specialized made. In 3 months hoping to get my first 29r! Still riding a 6 year old 26" Ventana Salty and I am 6'4" tall! At 210 lbs was really hoping for Boost on the 2018 Camber. What were they thinking. Now leaning to Tallboy R Carbon. Thoughts?

    check specs on the 12 speed one.. its 12X148
  • 09-17-2017
    fsr29erATX
    will the 12 speed even fit on a 142? I'm seeing 148 on the 12s but 142 on the 11s..

    (edit - nevermind? I see the post of the guy that bought a 12 eagle with the 12X142)
  • 09-17-2017
    COMTBR
    So you have to spend $4,400 on the Expert to get a 148 Rear. Still stupid.

    EDIT: Actually dutchronnie's 1x12 Expert above still has 142 rear. Don't believe SPZ's specs.
  • 09-17-2017
    akaBrowntown
    Go with the SC if you like how it rides. I love being able to order bearing kits directly from SC for my gf's 5010. Also no proprietary shocks is nice.
  • 09-18-2017
    MaxMyNameisMax
    Just looked at specs for the Comp Carbon 29 - 1X and it states, "Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x142mm thru-axle, 28h".

    Have to go to Expert to get 148mm....pricey.Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
  • 09-19-2017
    ike_
    for the record, the 2017 and up 650B Cambers are boost front and rear. Why they chose not to do that for the 29er I dont know.

    and per my posts pages back, the boost and massive clearance on the 650B models allow you to run full 2.8 plus tires.

    if you look at my thread, it may be a reason to buy the 650B over the 29er...

    Frankly, i thought I love my bike, i wouldn't buy either in stock form. Id probably want +120mm and boost from a 29er, and id want all the upgrades i did to my camber stock on a 650B bike.

    but as a whole though, freaking love my bike in its current state.
  • 09-20-2017
    fsr29erATX
    Put a 1x10 on my 2013 chamber with 11-42 32t front. vid: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PqLuT2...ature=youtu.be https://youtu.be/PqLuT2w_uBg
  • 09-23-2017
    funnyjr
    Sorry if this has been discussed but Im interested in doing the bike yoke mod and adding a larger volume air can for greater small bump compliance for my 17 camber comp. worth it ? shock size options??


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  • 09-23-2017
    JCL
    You'll struggle. The rate is so flat that anything other than a small air can will have you blowing through the travel. The best option is to service your air can and pivot hardware regularly.
  • 09-24-2017
    equalme
    Sorry for posting my ad here...trying to get more interest so I can get it out of here. It has been sitting in storage for the past 6-7 months.

    For sale: 2017 Specialized Camber Carbon Expert 29er in size Medium.

    2017 Specialized Camber Carbon Expert 29er - Medium - MTBR Classifieds
  • 10-04-2017
    johnD
    Thinking about getting this , throwing a dropper on it and riding out !!

    148 rear. Too bad we didn't see a threaded BB this year.

    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/me...omp650b/133923
  • 10-04-2017
    JCL
    Threaded BB's suck. I have way fewer issues with PF30.
  • 10-04-2017
    James8101
    I had a few issues with the stock PF BB, but I swapped it out with a Chris King and it's been trouble free.
  • 10-24-2017
    gusthedog2009
    Threaded BB only on Camber 650B base model - why is that? I guess it's a great bike to upgrade for the price ($1650). You could make it anything you want and I like the 148 rear.
    For another $1500 you could load the frame up with a bunch of lightweight components and have a nice ride.
  • 10-25-2017
    Sir HC
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    Really really want that!
  • 10-25-2017
    gusthedog2009
    That's about the best looking bike I've ever seen!! Model Year?
  • 10-25-2017
    Sir HC
    2017/2018 at a guess, its Jared Graves' bike.

    140mm Coil RXF 34 as well
  • 10-25-2017
    edere
    This may be a bad post for this forum, but I'm debating between getting either the 2018 Camber Comp 29er or the 2018 Trek Fuel Ex 7.

    Any recommendations?
  • 10-26-2017
    Soihtu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by edere View Post
    This may be a bad post for this forum, but I'm debating between getting either the 2018 Camber Comp 29er or the 2018 Trek Fuel Ex 7.

    Any recommendations?

    I think everyone is going to say camber, just because it's camber thread.
    I tested carbon versions of both bikes when i bought my camber. For me trek re:aktiv wasn't that good. Also i love the geo and fit of the camber, it's little higher then trek.
  • 10-26-2017
    phride
    I'd lean more toward the SC Tallboy or the Pivot 429 in that range, but yes, the Camber over the Fuel.

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  • 10-26-2017
    Soihtu
    I'm going to buy a new bike next summer. Tallboy is on my short list. Waiting to see where spesh is going with camber. Let's hope it get same rear then epic with 110mm of travel with 120 fork without brain. I'm looking for xc/marathon bike and tallboy is on the heavy side for that.
  • 10-29-2017
    ivangold
    Hello!
    I got Camber Expert Carbon 29 2016.
    I need new bearings for headset. I try to find some instructions, but nothing.
    Somebody write specifications of bearings for headset please)
  • 11-06-2017
    GlazedHam
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Soihtu View Post
    I'm going to buy a new bike next summer. Tallboy is on my short list. Waiting to see where spesh is going with camber. Let's hope it get same rear then epic with 110mm of travel with 120 fork without brain. I'm looking for xc/marathon bike and tallboy is on the heavy side for that.

    Sounds good. SWAT or not?
  • 11-06-2017
    jpec29
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by edere View Post
    This may be a bad post for this forum, but I'm debating between getting either the 2018 Camber Comp 29er or the 2018 Trek Fuel Ex 7.

    Any recommendations?

    Fuel not even close imho

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  • 11-06-2017
    Soihtu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GlazedHam View Post
    Sounds good. SWAT or not?

    I like the swat door, but there are good options to go without it. Oneup edc tool for example or epic swat box. Swat door adds 200g on the frame, so weight weenie in me says noooo.
  • 11-14-2017
    davemk
    Is anyone else hoping Specialized re-makes the Camber into a lightweight XC/Trail crusher? I'm dreaming of a near 2018 epic frame weight (true FSR, no brain), with 110mm rear travel, 67-68 degree HA, 75 degree SA, optimized for a 120mm Fox 34 and a 125mm dropper post. Sub 25 pound total bike weight! I'm 200 lbs and I am in search of a fun 29er with updated geometry that is burly enough that it won't break every time I push hard downhill, but still light enough to race an occasional XC race. There are a lot fun new short travel 29er trail bikes out now (Scott Spark, Tallboy, Pivot 429 trail, and the current Camber) but they all end up weighting at least 27-28 pounds. If I'm going to get a XC bike, it needs to save more than 1-2 lbs vs. my 165mm AM bike.
  • 11-14-2017
    Soihtu
    I made the same speculation bit earlier. Let's see what they will bring to us. I heard from my lbs that spesh is trying to lose year models. Let's hope they do that and release new camber earlier then next fall.
  • 11-14-2017
    JCL
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by davemk View Post
    Is anyone else hoping Specialized re-makes the Camber into a lightweight XC/Trail crusher? I'm dreaming of a near 2018 epic frame weight (true FSR, no brain), with 110mm rear travel, 67-68 degree HA, 75 degree SA, optimized for a 120mm Fox 34 and a 125mm dropper post. Sub 25 pound total bike weight! I'm 200 lbs and I am in search of a fun 29er with updated geometry that is burly enough that it won't break every time I push hard downhill, but still light enough to race an occasional XC race. There are a lot fun new short travel 29er trail bikes out now (Scott Spark, Tallboy, Pivot 429 trail, and the current Camber) but they all end up weighting at least 27-28 pounds. If I'm going to get a XC bike, it needs to save more than 1-2 lbs vs. my 165mm AM bike.

    Pretty much exactly what I want. Same reach as the 18 Enduro and no steeper than 67.5 with a 120mm.
  • 11-14-2017
    Soihtu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JCL View Post
    Pretty much exactly what I want. Same reach as the 18 Enduro and no steeper than 67.5 with a 120mm.

    Isn't the stumpjumper 67.5 ha? I'm hoping that they will keep the current ha. They have to fill the gap between stumpjumper and epic, no point of making camber the same numbers as stump.
  • 11-14-2017
    JCL
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Soihtu View Post
    Isn't the stumpjumper 67.5 ha? I'm hoping that they will keep the current ha. They have to fill the gap between stumpjumper and epic, no point of making camber the same numbers as stump.

    There's zero downsides to slacker head angles, only benefits. The industry just wants you to believe there is so you'll have to buy more bikes.
  • 11-14-2017
    Soihtu
    On my tight singletrack trails (natural, not build) i wasn't able to make all the corners with 67.5ha 130mm bike. Slacker ha makes longer bikes and so on. I'm on xl size camber and don't want it any longer.
  • 11-15-2017
    JCL
    1 degree is less than 2cm in wheelbase. Must be some pretty tight switchbacks that 2cm is make or break.
  • 11-18-2017
    rayb81
    Just building up my repainted Camber 2011 frame.
    It's a M4 aluminium frame.
    Just weighted at 10.65kg without pedals and without chain.
    (chain to be installed but I broke the derailleur hanger bolt :( )

    Oh btw, I set it up as XC bike, not a Trail bike.
    It's not much slower than my 2018 Epic HT 29er S-works (8.65kg) on the trails.

    Color is 5015 RAL

  • 11-18-2017
    Soihtu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JCL View Post
    1 degree is less than 2cm in wheelbase. Must be some pretty tight switchbacks that 2cm is make or break.

    So if we have a look in spesh line. Epic has 69.5 ha and enduro 66 ha, demo has 63.5, but different wheelsize. From epic to demo there is 6 degree difference in ha. For me 1 degree change in ha is quite big. There are more to geo and riding feel, but ha is important.
  • 11-27-2017
    VladConnery
    Need your help!!!!!

    I have a 2015 Camber EVO

    My crank keeps loosening. The BB was replaced 4 months ago and has play in it. Not in the frame but in the bearings. The little plastic ring around the crank with the set screw does not tighten and hold.

    I'm over the crank and sram pf30's BB

    I want to replace the crank and the BB what are my options? I would like to go to a threaded BB.

    Bike is outstanding however this problem has jumped up several times since I've had the bike. I want to solve it for good!!!!
  • 11-27-2017
    15Hopper
    Mine is creaking, I am probably going with the Wheels Mfg PF30 THREADED BB or the PF30 THREADED ANGULAR CONTACT BB in the near future, Wheels MFG was recommended by a local shop that I trust.
  • 11-27-2017
    VladConnery
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 15Hopper View Post
    Mine is creaking, I am probably going with the Wheels Mfg PF30 THREADED BB or the PF30 THREADED ANGULAR CONTACT BB in the near future, Wheels MFG was recommended by a local shop that I trust.

    Thanks I was looking at theirs. I like their prices. Do you know what the part # is for the threaded version?
  • 11-27-2017
    GJmtnbike
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    Picked up a 2017 Camber FSR 29 last month. Really like this bike.
  • 11-27-2017
    JCL
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by VladConnery View Post
    Need your help!!!!!

    I have a 2015 Camber EVO

    My crank keeps loosening. The BB was replaced 4 months ago and has play in it. Not in the frame but in the bearings. The little plastic ring around the crank with the set screw does not tighten and hold.

    I'm over the crank and sram pf30's BB

    I want to replace the crank and the BB what are my options? I would like to go to a threaded BB.

    Bike is outstanding however this problem has jumped up several times since I've had the bike. I want to solve it for good!!!!

    The system is absolutely bombproof regarding the issue you are having. Buy a new Bearing adjuster, https://www.ebay.com/p/SRAM-Truvativ...t30/1334306146 and take it to a good mechanic. If the crank arm is falling off the BB spindle it was ridden loose and it's done but if it's just the Bearing adjuster change it and you will never have the issue again. The threads in the adjuster are plastic so if a goon mechanic overtightened it the threads are likely shot.
  • 11-27-2017
    VladConnery
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JCL View Post
    The system is absolutely bombproof regarding the issue you are having. Buy a new Bearing adjuster, https://www.ebay.com/p/SRAM-Truvativ...t30/1334306146 and take it to a good mechanic. If the crank arm is falling off the BB spindle it was ridden loose and it's done but if it's just the Bearing adjuster change it and you will never have the issue again. The threads in the adjuster are plastic so if a goon mechanic overtightened it the threads are likely shot.


    Thanks!!!! I bought it. I still have to replace the BB though. I want to switch over to a threaded BB.
  • 12-24-2017
    GJmtnbike
    Still enjoying riding my new bike, put a little over 100 miles on it so far, about 15-20 rides. Took off all the reflectors.
  • 12-24-2017
    Jim_bo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by VladConnery View Post
    Need your help!!!!!

    I have a 2015 Camber EVO

    My crank keeps loosening. The BB was replaced 4 months ago and has play in it. Not in the frame but in the bearings. The little plastic ring around the crank with the set screw does not tighten and hold.

    I'm over the crank and sram pf30's BB

    I want to replace the crank and the BB what are my options? I would like to go to a threaded BB.

    Bike is outstanding however this problem has jumped up several times since I've had the bike. I want to solve it for good!!!!


    The little set screw and plastic ring sucks. They came on 2016 bikes, but on 2017 Specialized ditched them.

    I took my 2016 Camber Expert to my LBS. He simply replaced the little crappy plastic threaded piece with a spacer. He had a box of spacers that he used to select the one with the right width. Crank has been flawless ever since.

    Best $25 spent on the bike.
  • 12-26-2017
    bdee
    I picked up a used 2016 Camber 650b last week, in great shape. Iíve browsed through this thread a bit to get a feel for what PSI people are putting in the rear shocks. I know it varies per person, and most start at a 25%-30% sag rate.

    My bike is equipped with the 02RL Pro rear shock and I was surprised at how little air was required to achieve roughly 25% sag. Iím 200lbs geared up and found that putting only 140psi in the shock did the trick. Does that sound right? I thought I read something somewhere that said to start with your weight, minus 20%. I used that as a starting point and it felt like a hard tail.

    I also went with the RockShox reco for the fork(Recon Silver), starting point of 120psi, but that too felt way too stiff. Ended up at 100psi, with the rebound turned back one click from full rabbit.
  • 12-27-2017
    Soihtu
    I have fox/fox. Your settings sounds about right. Little less rebound maybe? One thing to test for you. Take all the air out off your shock and see how much movement you get from the shock. Atleast fox doesn't use all of the travel in there. I ended up using too little pressure at the beginning because i didn't know that the shock isn't using all of the shaft lenght.
  • 12-27-2017
    bdee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Soihtu View Post
    I have fox/fox. Your settings sounds about right. Little less rebound maybe? One thing to test for you. Take all the air out off your shock and see how much movement you get from the shock. Atleast fox doesn't use all of the travel in there. I ended up using too little pressure at the beginning because i didn't know that the shock isn't using all of the shaft lenght.

    Thanks for your input. I took your advice before my ride today and let all the air out of the rear shock. You were right, at full compression there was still about 3/8Ē of exposed tube. I put 10 more psi in it and ended up at 150, felt pretty good in my ride. Regarding the fork, it felt too stiff at the previous psi listed, so I took out 10 more psi and ended up at 85 and it felt much better for the rest of my ride. Oh yeah, I also slowed the rebound down two clicks, felt better.

    I think Iíll be looking into getting a dropper post next. Any recommendations on what seems to work best? Iím strictly a weekend warrior so not looking to drop tons of cash on one.
  • 12-27-2017
    johnD
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 15Hopper View Post
    Mine is creaking, I am probably going with the Wheels Mfg PF30 THREADED BB or the PF30 THREADED ANGULAR CONTACT BB in the near future, Wheels MFG was recommended by a local shop that I trust.

    This is the best solution to the press fit dilemma.
  • 12-30-2017
    LithiumMetalman
    Hi was wondering if anyone is running an angleset or works angleset on the camber? or is this not possible due to the integrated headset?
  • 12-30-2017
    Soihtu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bdee View Post
    Thanks for your input. I took your advice before my ride today and let all the air out of the rear shock. You were right, at full compression there was still about 3/8Ē of exposed tube. I put 10 more psi in it and ended up at 150, felt pretty good in my ride. Regarding the fork, it felt too stiff at the previous psi listed, so I took out 10 more psi and ended up at 85 and it felt much better for the rest of my ride. Oh yeah, I also slowed the rebound down two clicks, felt better.

    I think Iíll be looking into getting a dropper post next. Any recommendations on what seems to work best? Iím strictly a weekend warrior so not looking to drop tons of cash on one.

    I really like spesh ircc post. It's so easy to service on your own. I had reverb 1st generation, had some issues with it and service was pain in the ass.

    One basic thing about suspension setup; high psi is trying to get full lenght much quicker then low psi. You need to slow down your fork with higher psi.
  • 12-30-2017
    Lone Rager
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bdee View Post
    ...thought I read something somewhere that said to start with your weight, minus 20%...

    Shock air pressure for a given rider weight depends on a bike's suspension leverage ratio and the specific shock being used. You can get a starting pressure by referring to the bike manufacturer's recommendation for your frame and shock, or by setting sag. For fork pressure, there is no linkage involved, but it still depends on the model of fork and, to lesser extent, the fork angle and weight distribution of the bike.

    I've often found the mfgr's recommendations to be pretty far off, so it's best to set sag appropriately, then adjust from there based on your preferences.
  • 01-01-2018
    dirkinho
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    Camber Expert Carbon
  • 01-01-2018
    GJmtnbike
    Very Nice!
  • 01-01-2018
    Toldto
    Nice. What is the wt ?
  • 01-01-2018
    LithiumMetalman
    Happy New Year All!

    Question for those on 2016-2018 Cambers, anyone who has overforked to either 130mm or 140mm, which one was preferable for all around riding (Bay Area, Tahoe, and beyond), any drawbacks or bonuses, change in setup? Cheers.
  • 01-02-2018
    dirkinho
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Toldto View Post
    Nice. What is the wt ?

    Havenīt checked yet but would assume something around 11.8 kg.
  • 01-02-2018
    Toldto
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dirkinho View Post
    Havenīt checked yet but would assume something around 11.8 kg.

    Thanks. It looks less than that.
    Happy new year.
  • 01-02-2018
    dirkinho
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Toldto View Post
    Thanks. It looks less than that.
    Happy new year.

    You are right, made a rough calculation and might be around 11.4
  • 01-09-2018
    bdee
    New issue for me, the rebound on my 02 Pro RL shock seems to be not working correctly with air in the shock. Bike is a 2016 Camber 650b. People in the XFusion thread suggested taking the shock off, clean up all the internal seals and then regrease all of the seals and put it back together. Something about that brings back the negative pressure I guess?

    I let the air out of the shock. I then turned the rebound all the way fast, it rebounded fast. Then turned it all the way slow, it rebounded slow. Maybe Iíll mess with it more tomorrow? I still need to pick up some Slick Honey.
  • 01-09-2018
    enjoi525
    What is the max tire clearance for the 29er on 29in rim? Is it possible to run 27.5 x 2.8 on the 29er?
  • 01-11-2018
    LithiumMetalman
    Question, is the suspension kinematics the same between a 2016 vs 2018 camber? Is it true the 2018 camber has more antisquat, or does this apply in general to the 2016-2018 models?
  • 01-11-2018
    JCL
    Same frame and the shock length hasn't increased so pretty sure they're identical. New Stumpy soon and hopefully a dedicated Camber to follow.
  • 01-11-2018
    103
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by enjoi525 View Post
    What is the max tire clearance for the 29er on 29in rim? Is it possible to run 27.5 x 2.8 on the 29er?

    On a 2016 frame, im running a maxxis ikon 2.35 which actually measures as a 2.43 on the rear. Probably have enough clearance to run a 2.5 but wouldnt have much mud clearance. In the front im running the new maxxis rekon 2.6 on a fox factory 34 fork. Love this setup. Saved 300+ grams compared to my old setup, Maxxis Minion SS 2.35 rear/ DHF 2.5WT front.
  • 01-12-2018
    mxwebsites
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ike_ View Post
    for the record, the 2017 and up 650B Cambers are boost front and rear. Why they chose not to do that for the 29er I dont know.

    and per my posts pages back, the boost and massive clearance on the 650B models allow you to run full 2.8 plus tires.

    if you look at my thread, it may be a reason to buy the 650B over the 29er...

    Frankly, i thought I love my bike, i wouldn't buy either in stock form. Id probably want +120mm and boost from a 29er, and id want all the upgrades i did to my camber stock on a 650B bike.

    but as a whole though, freaking love my bike in its current state.



    I just picked up a 2018 Camber Expert 650B and the bike is bad ass! I have about 70 miles on it so far. A handful of guys out here in the desert are running 27.5+ setups for traction on their Treks, Giants etc with no loss of speed they claim. I wouldn't mind a little bigger tire myself but I do like the playfulness of the current setup. The 2.3 wants to bite but I can feel it slipping from time to time but more so on off cambers. I'm not running tubeless and run 24-27psi so I could try that first but maybe bigger is an option once these tires are roached.

    Anyway my question is without buying and mounting tires just how big can I go in the front and rear and what would be the best tires for this rocky, slick mountain terrain we have in Arizona? Should I stick with Specialized tires?

    Thanks in advance....

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  • 01-12-2018
    coleam
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mxwebsites View Post
    I just picked up a 2018 Camber Expert 650B and the bike is bad ass! I have about 70 miles on it so far. A handful of guys out here in the desert are running 27.5+ setups for traction on their Treks, Giants etc with no loss of speed they claim. I wouldn't mind a little bigger tire myself but I do like the playfulness of the current setup. The 2.3 wants to bite but I can feel it slipping from time to time but more so on off cambers. I'm not running tubeless and run 24-27psi so I could try that first but maybe bigger is an option once these tires are roached.

    Anyway my question is without buying and mounting tires just how big can I go in the front and rear and what would be the best tires for this rocky, slick mountain terrain we have in Arizona? Should I stick with Specialized tires?

    Thanks in advance....

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    Specialized designed the 27.5 Camber to take 2.6" tires, so it'll fit those for sure. I think I've seen some people fitting 2.8s as well, but I'm not positive and it may be tire-dependant (some 2.8s are bigger than others).

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  • 01-12-2018
    GJmtnbike
    Nice looking bike.
  • 01-12-2018
    mxwebsites
    Thanks for the info, 2.6 would probably be just fine but while I'm going bigger I'd prefer to go to 2.8 if possible, no mud here just rocks so not sure if I can tuck it or not. Maybe someone else will chime in.

    Here is what it came with:

    FRONT TIRE Purgatory, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.3""
    REAR TIRE Ground Control, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.3""

    Probably stick with same style just bigger unless there is a better hard rocky tire they make but from reading the Specialized flavors on their site I don't think so except the Slaughter. Not sure if I would just run that in front and leave the Ground Control in the rear?

    I know dirtbike tires but not MTB so thanks for the info guys.
  • 01-12-2018
    mxwebsites
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by louisianalouise View Post
    The swat system now incorporates the multi tool into the top of the steer tube, and a chain breaker is situated in steer tube at base (above fork). I couldn't really make out other differences but my LBS has a 2018 s-works camber on the floor. It is red to black fade. It's pretty sweet.

    I have a 2018 Camber Expert 650B and it didn't come with chain breaker that I know of, swat tool yes. Was it supposed to?
  • 01-12-2018
    coleam
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mxwebsites View Post
    Thanks for the info, 2.6 would probably be just fine but while I'm going bigger I'd prefer to go to 2.8 if possible, no mud here just rocks so not sure if I can tuck it or not. Maybe someone else will chime in.

    Here is what it came with:

    FRONT TIREPurgatory, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.3""
    REAR TIRE Ground Control, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.3""

    Probably stick with same style just bigger unless there is a better hard rocky tire they make but from reading the Specialized flavors on their site I don't think so except the Slaughter. Not sure if I would just run that in front and leave the Ground Control in the rear?

    I know dirtbike tires but not MTB so thanks for the info guys.

    There's someone up the thread who has 2.8" Maxxis tires mounted with reasonable clearance. He says they measure in at just under 2.6" though, so a true 2.8 might be a bit tight.

    For tire choice, the Slaughter is rear-specific. It makes a terrible front tire. You can get the stock Purgatory tread in a 3.0, which should fit the fork. For the rear, you could go with a Slaughter 2.8. Apart from Specialized, Maxxis makes a ton of good plus-size offerings.

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