• 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.