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    Exactly the feedback I am looking for. And exactly the ride I am looking at...in white colour though. Thx Dusty Trails

    ps I am around 80kgs with gear what equals 177 lbs

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    1st new mountain bike (2014 Camber Comp, gray)
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    Loving it!!!

    handlebars feel wide, though.

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    Most trails the Camber will be fine for. You can take it down some pretty serious stuff and it holds up fine. You just lose a little speed on the more rocky bigger drop trails. Here at Bootleg Canyon in Las Vegas, NV we have crazy rocky trails, big drops, steep G outs and my Camber has rocked some SERIOUS trails. I want more travel and a little more slack on the head angle to help me get over some of the bigger rocks in the trail and keep more speed down some of the steeper stuff. But in stock form, the Camber still rocks! Climbs great and is VERY capable downhill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone0207 View Post
    Exactly the feedback I am looking for. And exactly the ride I am looking at...in white colour though. Thx Dusty Trails

    ps I am around 80kgs with gear what equals 177 lbs
    You haven't really divulged what type of trail the other 25% would be. I would image it being fine, but....Anyway if you get the Camber the only thing I would do is, especially at your weight, is upgrade to a carbon wheel set if your budget allows. To me it's the only thing that could dramatically improve the bike. Not that I've found anything wrong with the stock wheels. A better rim and hub is on my short list of upgrades for it, but I'm right on the weight limit line for carbon wheel set. I'm thinking Mavic Crossmax SLR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reedlucky2 View Post
    1st Post
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    1st crash (nothing serious)
    1st time getting *****ed at by my wife for being out too late on my bike

    Loving it!!!

    handlebars feel wide, though.
    You will get used to the bars,I thought the same thing but now I love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    Most trails the Camber will be fine for. You can take it down some pretty serious stuff and it holds up fine. You just lose a little speed on the more rocky bigger drop trails. Here at Bootleg Canyon in Las Vegas, NV we have crazy rocky trails, big drops, steep G outs and my Camber has rocked some SERIOUS trails. I want more travel and a little more slack on the head angle to help me get over some of the bigger rocks in the trail and keep more speed down some of the steeper stuff. But in stock form, the Camber still rocks! Climbs great and is VERY capable downhill.
    I love doing downhills on this bike, im faster than my nephew and hes riding a salsa horsethief. and even better is I blow him away going back up them...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammin View Post
    Here's my 1x10 using a wolfs tooth components 30 tooth ring. I have 450 miles on my setup and it works great, Haven't missed my little ring yet either.

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    Would this one work with "104" bolt spacing? 2012 camber comp 29er I'm going with 32 teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastplace29er View Post
    Would this one work with "104" bolt spacing? 2012 camber comp 29er I'm going with 32 teeth.

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    I posted this in the warranty thread as well, but has anyone seen any issues with their cambers and the routing of the rear derailleur cable rubbing a grove into their bottom bracket? Bought my bike new in 2010 Camber Expert. No mods or updates other than gripsOfficial Specialized Camber Thread-photo.jpg

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    Looks like damage from metal rubbing. I would suspect a maintenance issue first. An undamaged cable likely couldn't cause damage like the that.

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    The cable is undamaged and is not showing through the cable casing

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    Curious

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    Official Specialized Camber Thread

    Guys...had the chance to ride the camber past weekend and loved it! I am about to place my order now.
    Issue is that I am not 100% sure which model and would like to ask you for opinions.
    There is either Comp Carbon for 3199 EUR or the brandnew Carbon Elite (you might have to change country on the Speci site to Germany as it seems to be not listed for the US...) for 4199. If I take off the discount I am getting there remains a difference of 850 EUR in stock config.
    On the Comp I would immediately add a KS Lev Integra plus XT brakes which cuts down the difference to 355 EUR.

    For this (only) 355 more the Elite has a Fox Performance BV damper (over evolution), the RS revelation fork (again over Fox CTD Evolution), carbon cranks, XTR rear derailleur (over XT), Roval Control trail rims (over the regular roval 29s?).
    I would however prefer the Lev over the Command post - but hey, wouldn't all the other parts justify the Elite rather than an upgraded Comp?

    What would you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkasner View Post
    I posted this in the warranty thread as well, but has anyone seen any issues with their cambers and the routing of the rear derailleur cable rubbing a grove into their bottom bracket? Bought my bike new in 2010 Camber Expert. No mods or updates other than gripsClick image for larger version. 

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    The same thing happened to my camber. The cable seems to go tight there from repeated suspension actuation and then it starts rubbing. Brake and shifter housing will quickly eat through aluminum. Luckily I caught the issue early and sticked some helicopter tape on the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkasner View Post
    I posted this in the warranty thread as well, but has anyone seen any issues with their cambers and the routing of the rear derailleur cable rubbing a grove into their bottom bracket? Bought my bike new in 2010 Camber Expert. No mods or updates other than gripsClick image for larger version. 

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    Your cable needs more slack in it. I had the same issue on my '12 camber 29er. Luckily someone here pointed it out to me early, and I was able to fix it before my rub got as bad as yours.
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    Official Specialized Camber Thread-11.jpgOfficial Specialized Camber Thread-12.jpgOfficial Specialized Camber Thread-13.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone0207 View Post
    Guys...had the chance to ride the camber past weekend and loved it! I am about to place my order now.
    Issue is that I am not 100% sure which model and would like to ask you for opinions.
    There is either Comp Carbon for 3199 EUR or the brandnew Carbon Elite (you might have to change country on the Speci site to Germany as it seems to be not listed for the US...) for 4199. If I take off the discount I am getting there remains a difference of 850 EUR in stock config.
    On the Comp I would immediately add a KS Lev Integra plus XT brakes which cuts down the difference to 355 EUR.

    For this (only) 355 more the Elite has a Fox Performance BV damper (over evolution), the RS revelation fork (again over Fox CTD Evolution), carbon cranks, XTR rear derailleur (over XT), Roval Control trail rims (over the regular roval 29s?).
    I would however prefer the Lev over the Command post - but hey, wouldn't all the other parts justify the Elite rather than an upgraded Comp?

    What would you do?

    Thanks
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    Re: Official Specialized Camber Thread

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    If your spending that much just go for this one and call it a day Specialized Bicycle Components
    I concur. I considered the Evo but wasn't sure about the 1x11 system and I didn't want to spend the extra $3000 on something that may not have worked for me. After riding the Comp Carbon I don't think that the 1x11 would have gave me problems, but I also don't think that the extra 10mm of travel would have done me much good. So I'm happy with the bike I got and the extra $3000 in my pocket. On the other hand if you're got a $6000 budget for a bike I think it would be hard to find a better one.

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    Anyone else having problems with vibration from the brakes on the Camber? I know the stumpy has been having problems, but just wondering if you guys are being effected on the Camber as well.

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    I've been lucky. 2 Cambers and both had good brakes. The only noise I hear is a little squeal when I've been riding through slop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themtbcat View Post
    Anyone else having problems with vibration from the brakes on the Camber? I know the stumpy has been having problems, but just wondering if you guys are being effected on the Camber as well.
    Yes. I have a strong vibration from the rear brake on my alu camber evo. Adjusting the caliper took some of it away but it's still there. I'll see what my LBS will suggest.

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    No Need to win the lottery , Just wait for Left over models of the high end bikes . they usually come heavily discounted .
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    Dang thats a sweet bike if I won the lottery I would build up a s-works camber something like that.
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    Guys I am having a hard time believing that a plastic cable housing is a harder material than Aluminium with friction wearing a groove in the bottom bracket ? was this diagram from Specialized ? how have they commented on these issues. My camber came with a mylar gaurd but seriously wouldn't wear right through the Mylar too if it can wear through metal ?
    Quote Originally Posted by GR1822 View Post
    Your cable needs more slack in it. I had the same issue on my '12 camber 29er. Luckily someone here pointed it out to me early, and I was able to fix it before my rub got as bad as yours.
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    That plastic cable housing is not plastic. It is lined with metal and any hose like this will rub through metal easily. It is VERY well documented and nothing new.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=cabl...x-a&channel=sb

    Your cable is too short, it rubbed through the frame. If the shop set the bike up and you haven't fooled with it, you need to go talk to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight511 View Post
    That plastic cable housing is not plastic. It is lined with metal and any hose like this will rub through metal easily. It is VERY well documented and nothing new.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=cabl...x-a&channel=sb

    Your cable is too short, it rubbed through the frame. If the shop set the bike up and you haven't fooled with it, you need to go talk to them.
    im glad I saw this when I did, I am in the process of converting to a 1x10 and while removing the front derailleur cable I notice the rubbing from the rear cable before it got to bad.

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    I bought my bike new in 2011, so it's a little late to take it back to the shop and say anything about it. And yes, I never touched the length of the cable or adjusted. Don't the bikes comes out of the box with the rear derailleur and 95% already attached? It's not that big of a deal, just seems like poor planing on Specialized first run of the mill year for the camber

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    Short video, riding with my Camber and testing Garmin Virb under the chainstay

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    Official Specialized Camber Thread

    So at first I thought about selling my 2013 camber and getting an older yeti. I decided that it wouldn't be worth it. An older yeti or rocky mountain just isn't rubbing me the right way. By the way I wanted to get rid of the camber so I could start xc racing. Some say the Camber would do just done for xc racing. By the way it's the base 2013 Camber. So I'm thinking about going to the 2014 epic. Has anyone rode both and have any insight wether it's worth switching or not?

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    I would race an epic over a camber any day.

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    How did you mount the Virb on the chainstay?

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    Short video, riding with my Camber and testing Garmin Virb under the chainstay

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    The Epic was definitely made to race

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewadley View Post
    How did you mount the Virb on the chainstay?
    With Garmin Virb - Large Tube Mount.
    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/shop...-11921-07.html

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    Thank you, I'll have to try that.

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    With Garmin Virb - Large Tube Mount.
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    I've want to convert to a 10 x 1 set up, Wolfs Tooth 30T ring. I have bottom bracket cable rub and want the front cable off. Wolfs Tooth's black M8 x 0.75 x 10 mm bolts have been out of stock for weeks. Anybody else know of a US source?
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    Have you tried your stock bolts? Mine worked the race face ring.

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    The larger ring has M/F bolts, I'll check the smaller ring. I think the 30t ring has a built in spacer requiring longer (10 mm) bolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themtbcat View Post
    Anyone else having problems with vibration from the brakes on the Camber? I know the stumpy has been having problems, but just wondering if you guys are being effected on the Camber as well.
    Yep. If I get to the right speed and the right lever pressure the rear end howls and vibrates like crazy. Here's how I fixed it on my aluminum EVO:

    I wrecked, hard. Trashed my front brake. I then replaced brakes with Shimano XT. Problem solved

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    A new pics... and bike still feels great!




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    Official Specialized Camber Thread

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    A new pics... and bike still feels great!



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    @ShamusWave..great looking ride. How much travel is it in the front?

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    Thanks! 120mm at front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb2wji View Post
    Yep. If I get to the right speed and the right lever pressure the rear end howls and vibrates like crazy. Here's how I fixed it on my aluminum EVO:

    I wrecked, hard. Trashed my front brake. I then replaced brakes with Shimano XT. Problem solved
    I have the Formula brakes OEM. I have put up with them for too long. They squeal, have no feel, and the tolerance is so fine that a modest change in temperature leads to the 'ching ching' rub sound and time for readjustment.

    Just bought XTs. Yet to fit but I expect problem solved.

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    I have a question, are you also going to replace the rotors or give the stock one a go to see what happens?
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    Rotors were also replaced. I really wanted to leave them to save a few bucks but the LBS told me that its best to go with the shimano rotors also. Something about how the pad fits to the rotor (rotor thickness?). I figured that I could get a few bucks for my rotors on eBay or something so I wasn't too broken up about replacing them.

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    Thanks for helping me spend another $100. At least the question was answered. Did you purchase the hi end version or the low end?
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    Yep. If I get to the right speed and the right lever pressure the rear end howls and vibrates like crazy. Here's how I fixed it on my aluminum EVO:

    I wrecked, hard. Trashed my front brake. I then replaced brakes with Shimano XT. Problem solved
    Sorry for the non contribution post but your fix made me laugh


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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtjim57 View Post
    Thanks for helping me spend another $100. At least the question was answered. Did you purchase the hi end version or the low end?
    Sorry LOL I have no idea if its the high or low end. It's XT though, not the XTR. I do miss the XTR's on my old s-works though. In my humble opinion the XT's gives the best bang for the money. The XT's are infinitely better than the C1's though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb2wji View Post
    Sorry LOL I have no idea if its the high or low end. It's XT though, not the XTR. I do miss the XTR's on my old s-works though. In my humble opinion the XT's gives the best bang for the money. The XT's are infinitely better than the C1's though.

    The rotors (ice tech) come in at least 2 if not three different levels. Do you know which ones you put on? Did they make a "real" difference? Or was the bike shop selling you something you really didn't need?
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