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    Quote Originally Posted by PVR
    Still waay too shiny. Are you riding it?
    hell yeah i am!
    it gets a healthy dose of Pedro's bike lust after every ride.

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    i have a sinus infection and can't ride and it sucks.
    just wanted everyone to know that.
    carry on.

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    Man up and ride!

    I get horrible sinus infections all the time and I still ride.

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    i usually do too....but this one sucks hardcore.
    i left work early for the first time in a few years yesterday.
    kicking my ass.

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    Just picked mine up yesterday - Camber Elite 29er

    Last edited by TEH215; 10-20-2010 at 05:14 AM.

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    I've had a Camber Comp since mid September and am impressed with the geo but it is time to lighten it up and install some higher end components. I should of waited and just ordered an Elite but it was an impulse buy and just had to have it that day. Most of my riding is all over Texas.
    So far my list is:

    Stans Arch laced to Hope pro II tubliss
    Carbon bars ??
    Carbon Post ??
    Formula Brakes
    Forks ??
    Rear shock ??
    Stem ??
    and I am also wanting to change out the whole drive drain most likely to XTR

    If you could build your camber any way you wanted on a budget around $2K what would you do?

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    thomson post
    ritchey wcs stem
    bars are a preference, but i wouldn't go carbon
    formula r1 brakes
    arch to proII's is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco0220
    I've had a Camber Comp since mid September and am impressed with the geo but it is time to lighten it up and install some higher end components. I should of waited and just ordered an Elite but it was an impulse buy and just had to have it that day. Most of my riding is all over Texas.
    So far my list is:

    Stans Arch laced to Hope pro II tubliss
    Carbon bars ??
    Carbon Post ??
    Formula Brakes
    Forks ??
    Rear shock ??
    Stem ??
    and I am also wanting to change out the whole drive drain most likely to XTR

    If you could build your camber any way you wanted on a budget around $2K what would you do?

    A total of $2k or $2k worth of upgrades? No offense, but I would put the bike up for sale or try taking it back - I know one of the LBS in Dallas area has a 30 day exchange. I would then buy the Elite and have less $ involved in upgrading.

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    lol @ hannah montana username.

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    All in fun

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    do you put on a blonde wig and noone is able to recognize you?

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    So...I'm going to be the negative nancy in this thread. Stoked for all of you that got your bikes and I hope you enjoy them a ton! but....I test rode a 29er Camber at Rockville Park last week for an event my shop had. I set sag up appropriately and have ridden a stumpy fsr 26" and now my 2011 enduro.
    Does anyone who has a 29er Camber find it extremely uncomfortable in the saddle? It had the proper saddle size, 143mm and with proper sag set up, I still found the bike a pain to ride. Hopefully im just weird and no one else feels the same way, but I was curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HannahMontana
    A total of $2k or $2k worth of upgrades? No offense, but I would put the bike up for sale or try taking it back - I know one of the LBS in Dallas area has a 30 day exchange. I would then buy the Elite and have less $ involved in upgrading.
    Usually in the past I have built from frame my last bike was a Yeti 575 and a Stumpy FSR before that, like I said it was an impulse buy, plus I have a very bad habit of not being able to leave anything alone (from firearms to cars and anything in between) no matter what parts are on it from the factory, even if I had waited for the elite I would do the same to an extent, I guess I get more satisfaction in upgrading than the initial purchase lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco0220
    Usually in the past I have built from frame my last bike was a Yeti 575 and a Stumpy FSR before that, like I said it was an impulse buy, plus I have a very bad habit of not being able to leave anything alone (from firearms to cars and anything in between) no matter what parts are on it from the factory, even if I had waited for the elite I would do the same to an extent, I guess I get more satisfaction in upgrading than the initial purchase lol

    I know that feeling. My Comp was an impulse (should have done the Elite). Have upgraded shifters and rear der., seatpost and wheels (had to do the wheels -the crappy 445 bent..)

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    don't worry guys...i got the elite and still changed almost everything on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny the boy
    don't worry guys...i got the elite and still changed almost everything on it!
    so you know what I mean, plus for some reason the gold/white/and black just caught my eye

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    it's just the way 99% of bike guys are.
    a bike can come spec'd with awesome stuff, but it's human nature to have something unique!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larno
    Heya, I know this post is weeks old and was probably the case at the time but the elite comes in 2 colour combo's now well atleast there were 2 options avalible to me here in New Zealand. I just picked up my elite at lunchtime like 3 hours ago and its sitting in my car while im stuck at work! man i can't wait to get home tonight hehe, I'll post up some pics of mine later on but I went for this colour in the Camber elite, it looks awesome, its a bronze'ish and black combo, the rear shock isnt white in Rl though its blck with the roxshox logo on it:


    I wish I had that color option when I got mine. I'm fine with the white, I just like that one better (maybe I'd feel the same way about the white if I had gotten that one first). I actually like the Comp's scheme the best.

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    Hey rjg5......did you notice a difference with swapping out the 445 wheels??

    They seem pretty light and sturdy to me so far.....but would be willing to get some new ones if the weight difference and handling was noticeable.

    The wheels look to be weighing in at about 1900 grams for the set, but wasn't sure if it would be worth dropping $500 to save 200-300 grams of weight.

    I don't have much experience or knowledge in the wheelset department.

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    BSpate - I ended up with heavier wheels (Azonic Outlaws at 2310 grams) but I love them. I don't notice any wieght issue, but I do notice the lack of flex, which I like.

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    Help me out here guys:
    I looked at a Camber Elite today and thought it was very nice. I come from a bmx and dj background. I've owned and raced bmx xc cyclocross and road. The only full sus I've owned was a GT from '93. I am very used to and prefer the solid stiff feel of an aluminum hardtail that is very quick handling ala bmx. That said, age and old injuries are catching up so my lower back is more open to another full sus. I've test ridden one 29er HT and didn't like it at all. I actually went in today to look at a light 26 HT. They sold it so I was looking around and the Camber just looked sweet. So now I'm really thinking hard about this bike. I live in very flat terrain with tight techy trails. Tons of roots and sand. At least 50% of my riding will be on roads, paths, and commuting. I pretty sure I want a 26 but I'm just not sure if I want to go HT or FS. I'll do some small jumps and drops but my extreme days are behind me. And finally, the weight of it. Almost 30lbs and my current bike is barely 20 but fully rigid.

    All of that said, I guess my questions are: do you think I'd enjoy this bike? Should I give 29 HT more thought? A 26 HT or maybe a lighter 26 FS?

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    it has dual lockout on all models...won't be IDEAL for road, but it'll be better than bouncy bouncy...

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    HT all the way

    Like Johnny the Boy said, a Camber won't be ideal for road riding. Personally, I don't own a Camber, but I am extremely interested in purchasing one in the future (probably next year). If you're road riding 50% of the time, then I would use the $1800 that you'd spend on a Camber Elite and get either a lower end Stumpy HT or a high end Rockhopper. From the type of riding you do, I think that a quality HT will serve you better than a FS. Just my 2cents.
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    OK guys, I'm really having a hard time deciding what bike to get and need help. Leaning Camber (that's why I'm here) but nagged by the Stumpy FSR comp. Price aside, would you go Camber Expert, or Stumpy FSR comp? My last bike was a '98 M4 Stumpy hard tail. I rode it until this year and don't buy bikes often. I mostly ride XC trials and rarely ever jump. Just need to soak up the bumps on my beat up back. These would mostly be 2 to 5 inch tall roots, occasional 1 foot drops, and general single track small bumps. I test road a Camber comp but no LBS has FSR comps to test. I do some off road tri's but am a mid-packer at most races. I am worried that the FSR might feel weird having all that travel. Then again, the Camber isn't that much less travel wise. I'm sure either one would "work" but I want some honest opinions. This will be the bike I ride for the next 5 year at least. So, Camber Expert or Stumpy FSR comp? Thanks for your advice

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    I honestly think it's really close Scooper. I would ride both, but you've said you can't do that. The Stumpy has better components and more travel, but costs a bit more. I have a Camber Comp, and I hate the rear shock, but the Expert does not have the Ario.

    Sorry that's no help, but thought I'd say I think between these two it comes down to personal choice, not which is better. If money was not an argument, I would buy the Stumpy with more travel.

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