• 08-12-2014
    cuzitsmyUSofwtvr
    Does anyone have a weight on the 2013 or 2014 carbon frame (evo or non-evo model)?
  • 08-12-2014
    Trail_Blazer
    I heard from my LBS that the sworks frame uses Fact 11 carbon and is only 1 lbs lighter than the Expert Carbon frame with Fact 9 carbon, which is also aprox 1 or 1.5 lbs lighter than the aluminum frame.
  • 08-12-2014
    shiggy
    Re: Official Specialized Camber Thread
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Trail_Blazer View Post
    I heard from my LBS that the sworks frame is only 1 lbs lighter than the regular carbon frame which is also aprox 1 or 1.5 lbs lighter than the alum frame.

    "Only" a pound lighter? One pound is a HUGE difference in frames.
  • 08-12-2014
    Trail_Blazer
    Well the price increase of the sworks fact 11 carbon frame is pretty substantial for 1 pound of gain over the Fact 9 Carbon frame.

    Consider the Camber Comp Carbon is a complete bike with xt level parts for 3800 bucks...
    But for a 1 pound drop of frame weight the sworks edition is sold as a frame only for 4200 bucks with no componets or wheels.
  • 08-17-2014
    Camber29xc
    I have a 2013 Camber Comp and have trouble setting sag on the fork. To get it to 20 or 25% sag I only have 70PSI in the fork. I am 6'1 and 195lbs. I have to run about 90PSI to keep it from bottoming on a 2 foot drop. What am I missing? What PSI do you run?
  • 08-17-2014
    matuchi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Camber29xc View Post
    I have a 2013 Camber Comp and have trouble setting sag on the fork. To get it to 20 or 25% sag I only have 70PSI in the fork. I am 6'1 and 195lbs. I have to run about 90PSI to keep it from bottoming on a 2 foot drop. What am I missing? What PSI do you run?

    I have a 2014 Camber Comp Carbon and use the information in the link to help me. Read the entire page - it may give you an idea what to do.

    32 FLOAT 29
  • 08-17-2014
    Trail_Blazer
    Re: Official Specialized Camber Thread
    24" Camber Grom from Specialized. WoW

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...er/camber-grom
  • 08-18-2014
    ijd
    Camber Grom is a kids bike.
  • 08-18-2014
    kb2wji
    That's a whole lotta bike for a kid, dang.
  • 08-18-2014
    Dusty Trails
    We have a little kid that rides on the group rides occasionally that would put that Grom to good use.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
  • 08-19-2014
    kladd
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    Hey everybody - just picked up my 2014 Camber EVO - can't wait to go for a run!!
  • 08-19-2014
    Knight511
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kladd View Post
    Hey everybody - just picked up my 2014 Camber EVO - can't wait to go for a run!!

    I would recommend riding it.... running with it won't be as much fun.

    and congrats on the new bike... hope you love yours as much as the rest of us.
  • 08-19-2014
    matuchi
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    My ridding buddy just picked up a new Camber Comp today for $1,995 at Mike's Bikes. We did an eight mile ride up Mt Tam to break it in. :thumbsup:

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  • 08-23-2014
    enjoimilk

  • 08-25-2014
    JOHNRB
    Hey guys I noticed the discussion about upping your fork travel. I'm thinking the same, a Pike knocked down to 120 or 130. 130 would be better as it makes the head angle 69 degrees but how else woul it affect the handling do you think? Have you guys done it yet and how does it handle. I have a 2012 Pro Frame.
  • 08-26-2014
    Trail_Blazer
    I've tried 120mm and wanted a little more cushion going down, but then I tried 150mm and wanted way less because steering and balance suffered.
    So, 130 sounds just right.
    Might want to find a light weight fork than the Pike tho.
  • 08-26-2014
    akaHector
    For you guys that have increased fork travel - have you had to make any adjustments to the stem/spacers/bar setup? I would imagine that just legging it out would increase the height of the bars as well, changing the feel of the bike. Thanks!
  • 08-26-2014
    Trail_Blazer
    I prety much slammed my headset by lowering my top spacers -20mm and also shortened my stem length -10mm to an 80mm.

    I recomend something similar when going past 120mm due to HT angle.

    Those are really personal preferences though.
  • 08-26-2014
    JOHNRB
    Great thanks guys. Going to go to my LBS on the weekend to discuss maybe a Revelation fork at 130 mm I run a 70 mm stem and my bars have one 5 mm spacer between it and the headset now anyway. Will be nice to have a little slacker and more Cushion, what I may lose in climbing will be a fair trade. I hope :).
  • 08-27-2014
    MTBeing
    [QUOTE=mikewadley;11375590]Picked mine up today!! First ride tomorrow morning ~ can't wait!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RUSOR View Post
    Joined he camber club to....

    My Specialized camber expert evo 2015

    That's slick. What's the weight on that bad boy?
  • 08-28-2014
    Trail_Blazer
    Re: Official Specialized Camber Thread


    2013 Camber 29 with slammed Headset Short Stem and Big Fork combo.

    Headset has only Two 5mm spacers below the stem and one on top of the Thompson x4 80mm Stem.
    The fork is a RS Revelation 120/150 Dual Mode.
    Handle bar is a Thompson Carbon Flatbar cut to 720mm.

    Some posters on this page wanted todo this so here is a photo to show how it looks on my bike, sorry if I have posted this photo before.
  • 08-28-2014
    JOHNRB
    Thanks Trailblazer. Bike looks great. I'm going to go with a 130 Revelation I think. How does it handle at 150mm?
  • 08-28-2014
    mikewadley
    Mine is 26.1 lbs with carbon wheels and a carbon seat post.

    [QUOTE=MTBeing;11414472]
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mikewadley View Post
    Picked mine up today!! First ride tomorrow morning ~ can't wait!



    That's slick. What's the weight on that bad boy?

  • 08-28-2014
    Trail_Blazer
    well...
    My next fork will definitely be a 140mm Revelation 29er 0-offset that I can set to 140 or 130 permanently.

    If I didn't get the dual mode revelation I could just set it to 130 or 140, the standard version of the Revelations are adjustable with internal spacers.

    I think a zero offset fork should be used if going past 120mm.
    Offsetting far out worsens the steering.
    My fork has a offset and it exaggerates the poor handling worse.

    This Revelation 150 is like landing on a cloud going over small and big bumps, esp when pointed down.

    Steering and balance are definitely affected negatively esp when in tight turns or off camber moments when you need to shift your weight to steer around something last minute.

    It can be wobbly when climbing steep hills and wastes a lot of upper body strength.

    I drop it to 120mm as needed on brutal climbs or super tight and twisty single track.
    But I'm never really happy at 120mm with the level of cussion.

    Regardless of the negatives, I typically ride in 150mm mode 85% of the time.
    I do wish it were 140 or 130 though, because 120mm just isn't enough cushion for the trails I ride to remain pleasant.

    One other note, the 150mm mode raises the height of the HT about 30mm and makes my handlebars higher off the ground.
    I love riding in this elevated position, because my old decrepit back and wrenched neck are in a more comfortable position.
    I have had several back surgeries and can't bend so well and need to sit up more straight.
  • 08-29-2014
    Fassn8
    I'm running a 130mm pike on my 2014 carbon Evo and the bike is just awesome! Had a friend at my shop upgrade the stock 120mm pike that originally came with the bike. 130mm in the front and 120mm in the rear works very well.
  • 08-30-2014
    TomW in KC
    How does changing to the 130mm Pike impact your warrantee?
  • 08-30-2014
    Trail_Blazer
    It shouldnt.
  • 08-30-2014
    RUSOR
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    Love my camber expert evo 2015. Its a fun bike. I asked me why I drive a Epiq before..... It was a fine weekend last week

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  • 08-30-2014
    mikewadley
    Loving mine too! I need to take some time to take a few pictures out on the trail.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RUSOR View Post
    Love my camber expert evo 2015. Its a fun bike. I asked me why I drive a Epiq before..... It was a fine weekend last week

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  • 08-31-2014
    RUSOR
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mikewadley View Post
    Loving mine too! I need to take some time to take a few pictures out on the trail.

    :thumbsup: Show that bike
  • 08-31-2014
    RUSOR
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    Today camber time

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  • 08-31-2014
    JOHNRB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Trail_Blazer View Post
    well...
    My next fork will definitely be a 140mm Revelation 29er 0-offset that I can set to 140 or 130 permanently.

    If I didn't get the dual mode revelation I could just set it to 130 or 140, the standard version of the Revelations are adjustable with internal spacers.

    I think a zero offset fork should be used if going past 120mm.
    Offsetting far out worsens the steering.
    My fork has a offset and it exaggerates the poor handling worse.

    This Revelation 150 is like landing on a cloud going over small and big bumps, esp when pointed down.

    Steering and balance are definitely affected negatively esp when in tight turns or off camber moments when you need to shift your weight to steer around something last minute.

    It can be wobbly when climbing steep hills and wastes a lot of upper body strength.

    I drop it to 120mm as needed on brutal climbs or super tight and twisty single track.
    But I'm never really happy at 120mm with the level of cussion.

    Regardless of the negatives, I typically ride in 150mm mode 85% of the time.
    I do wish it were 140 or 130 though, because 120mm just isn't enough cushion for the trails I ride to remain pleasant.

    One other note, the 150mm mode raises the height of the HT about 30mm and makes my handlebars higher off the ground.
    I love riding in this elevated position, because my old decrepit back and wrenched neck are in a more comfortable position.
    I have had several back surgeries and can't bend so well and need to sit up more straight.

    Thanks a lot for the info, it's been a big help. The guy at the shop pointed me to an X Fushion shock that they can lower to 130 for me. Still weighing up the positives and Negs of doing this.
  • 09-01-2014
    Trail_Blazer
    Sorry to do this to you all but even though I love my camber and had a great time moding it and riding it everywhere.
    However...
    I did a testride on a 140mm SJ 29 yesterday with a Revelation fork.
    All I can say is wow.
    I really want one of these bad boys.
    I have been trying to make my camber into this bike since I bought it.
    I guess I know what I need to do now is trade up.
    I will also try a demo on the 650b SJ that uses 140 back 150 front before executing.

    I have friends who prefer less travel on their Epics and others who prefer more travel like me and I want a StumpJumper now.
    The Camber falls in between but too close to the Epic for my personal preferences.
  • 09-02-2014
    aznmode
    So my LBS has a 2013 camber comp black w/green frame and another has the 2014 comp gray and black frame. I prefer the drive train on the 2013 but don't really like the color but I love the 2014 gray and black color but hate that they downgraded the drive train. I'm not sure which I should go with. Any advice or input? I also still have my 2011 camber comp 26er but after riding the 2013 camber comp, I fell inlove with it. I was concerned about maneuverability on a 29er but it handled that department well and it just rode and felt so much better for me.
  • 09-02-2014
    Bike&Fish
    I liked the color of the 2014 better too, but like you said, spec is better on the 2013. And they gave me suck a great deal on the 2013 I couldn't pass it up!
  • 09-02-2014
    Trail_Blazer
    Thats how I got my 2013 too better spec rear shock and deal was good plus I also got the color I wanted.
  • 09-02-2014
    aznmode
    Re: Official Specialized Camber Thread
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    I liked the color of the 2014 better too, but like you said, spec is better on the 2013. And they gave me suck a great deal on the 2013 I couldn't pass it up!

    Out of curiosity how much did you end up getting it for? They're offering me $1995 and the 2014 was on sale as well for 1999 but not sure for how long.
  • 09-02-2014
    Knight511
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by aznmode View Post
    So my LBS has a 2013 camber comp black w/green frame and another has the 2014 comp gray and black frame. I prefer the drive train on the 2013 but don't really like the color but I love the 2014 gray and black color but hate that they downgraded the drive train. I'm not sure which I should go with. Any advice or input? I also still have my 2011 camber comp 26er but after riding the 2013 camber comp, I fell inlove with it. I was concerned about maneuverability on a 29er but it handled that department well and it just rode and felt so much better for me.

    Color is as color does. For me, given they are the same price, I would buy the 2013 all day long. As important as color is, saving money on future upgrades would quell my dislike for a color. Or get a sticker shop to cut some custom vinyl to cover the green.

    And less than $2K for the 2013? You would psned $3K to get the same type spec on the new models.... don't hesitate....
  • 09-02-2014
    aznmode
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Knight511 View Post
    Color is as color does. For me, given they are the same price, I would buy the 2013 all day long. As important as color is, saving money on future upgrades would quell my dislike for a color. Or get a sticker shop to cut some custom vinyl to cover the green.

    And less than $2K for the 2013? You would psned $3K to get the same type spec on the new models.... don't hesitate....

    Thanks for the solid advice. Great idea on the stickers! Didn't think of that. I have some quick decision to make before they both get sold.
  • 09-05-2014
    aznmode
    Need advice on how much I should sell my 2011 Camber comp 26er for. It has about 100 - 150 miles. Only rode it 1 season and mostly on fire roads. It's in great condition. Upgraded the SLX cranks, XT shifters, carbon fiber bars, cassette (forget which one).
  • 09-05-2014
    mkasner
    $1,100 and knock off $100 for a quick sale. Unfortunately used bikes don't hold their value along with a mid level component group
  • 09-05-2014
    Cornfield
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by aznmode View Post
    Need advice on how much I should sell my 2011 Camber comp 26er for. It has about 100 - 150 miles. Only rode it 1 season and mostly on fire roads. It's in great condition. Upgraded the SLX cranks, XT shifters, carbon fiber bars, cassette (forget which one).

    Here's a start at figuring out how much you can sell it for: 2011 Specialized Camber Comp - New and Used Bike Value

    It'll allow you to add your upgrades to get you closer to what you might be able to get.
  • 09-05-2014
    Trail_Blazer
    With low miles and no paint chips you can easily get 1200
  • 09-05-2014
    aznmode
    Thanks for the input guys. I was thinking I'd probably get $1000-1100 for it but going through bicyclebluebook.com that Cornfield recommended, It's about $845. I'll need to invest another $1k + to get my 2013 camber comp. Hope I'm not making a bad decision. haha.
  • 09-05-2014
    Bike&Fish
    Re: Official Specialized Camber Thread
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by aznmode View Post
    Out of curiosity how much did you end up getting it for? They're offering me $1995 and the 2014 was on sale as well for 1999 but not sure for how long.

    Sorry, haven't been around lately... I think mine was $1800 or 1850. Basically the price of the entry level Camber.
  • 09-05-2014
    Bike&Fish
    Re: Official Specialized Camber Thread
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by aznmode View Post
    Thanks for the input guys. I was thinking I'd probably get $1000-1100 for it but going through bicyclebluebook.com that Cornfield recommended, It's about $845. I'll need to invest another $1k + to get my 2013 camber comp. Hope I'm not making a bad decision. haha.

    Will the LBS take your old bike in trade? Most shops will.
  • 09-05-2014
    Cornfield
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by aznmode View Post
    Thanks for the input guys. I was thinking I'd probably get $1000-1100 for it but going through bicyclebluebook.com that Cornfield recommended, It's about $845. I'll need to invest another $1k + to get my 2013 camber comp. Hope I'm not making a bad decision. haha.

    I got my 2011 Pro in 2012 for $1600 from a bike shop employee with a few minor upgrades. According to BBB it should be around $1300 today, probably would have been a little closer to what I paid if BBB was around back then. Like I said; it's just a starting point. I'd start out around the $1100 range and see how it goes. Just keep in mind buyers might also be looking at the BBB.

    And check with the shop, like Bike&Fish suggested. Good luck :thumbsup:
  • 09-05-2014
    aznmode
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    Sorry, haven't been around lately... I think mine was $1800 or 1850. Basically the price of the entry level Camber.

    That's an awesome deal!
  • 09-05-2014
    aznmode
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    Will the LBS take your old bike in trade? Most shops will.

    Good question. I should ask. But I assume trade in's I would get a lot less than if I sold it. I'll check anyway. Thanks!
  • 09-05-2014
    aznmode
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I got my 2011 Pro in 2012 for $1600 from a bike shop employee with a few minor upgrades. According to BBB it should be around $1300 today, probably would have been a little closer to what I paid if BBB was around back then. Like I said; it's just a starting point. I'd start out around the $1100 range and see how it goes. Just keep in mind buyers might also be looking at the BBB.

    And check with the shop, like Bike&Fish suggested. Good luck :thumbsup:

    Thanks. Do you still ride it? Ya I will check with the bike shop about trade ins. Thanks again!