Rock Shox Monarch RL w/ autosag comes on the comp 29 model. Ive been jumping around on here trying to find some reviews. What do people think and say about it?
My Plan was to grab a 2013 camber comp 29 and a set of mavic crossmax 29 ST
price tag is going to be about $3150.00
Still cheaper than the Comp Carbon that my LBS is selling for $3500
but the carbon has the FOX Float CTD Evolution. Im new to the full suspenion game and want to make sure that the rock shox monarch RL has what it takes to keep me riding .
I ride XC and real Techy XC nothing more than 2 foot drop( and not every often either)
I was going to add a picture I found on my phone of my Camber but it didn't look good when I viewed on the laptop compared to my phone!
Tried to delete the post but couldn't. Sorry.
But rather than waste a post - just thought - what made you choose the Camber?
For me, I knew I wouldn't need more than 120mm, I liked the styling and knew Spesh have a great rep and build good bikes. The real clincher though was the fact that it felt 'right' as soon as I rode it.
like you the camber felt right right away.
So I tested a Tallboy LT AL ,and a Specialized EPIC comp, and then a Stumpjumper.
None felt as good as the Camber carbon, all the other bikes I tested were AL.
Well... I bought a '12 specialized stumpjumper comp fsr 26.
About the Camber Comp I didn't care for the rear ARIO shock that blew out so easily, the cheap front hub and cheap crankset & BB. I understand they are/were going after a price point and its a lot of bike for the money. Also had I known that all the bike manufacturers were going to stop producing 120-130mm suspension forks eliminating the possibility for future upgrades I wouldn't have bought the Camber in the first place. Keep in mind I'm not griping. I ride very aggressively and outgrew the capabilities of the Camber much faster than I expected. It got me back into mountain biking at a pretty low price. I love Specialized bikes and the SJ FSR is my 4th specialized. My 3rd Specialized full suspension bikes.
Here is a video I made of the way back from a long climb we did last Saturday with our group. Its a twisty downhill through what you guys would call fire roads. Its nothing technical nor am I going way fast but it was somewhat muddy and slippery and very fun. I almost lost it at 3:48, yay!.
Disclaimer: No fowl was harmed during the filming of this video.
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Replaced rear derailleur today. Really do not know what happened, never dropped the bike, hit anything, or any of the normal reasons a rear derailleur would get damaged, bent cage. Purchased the exact same model however it was not available in black so I got the crome. Looks good, shifts good, due to rain no ride yet so we shall see.
2013 Specialized Carbon Camber Pro 29er (Warranty frame round 2 and mods)
2011 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er
Yes, Country does matter. Also sometimes Specialized will make small changes and do not edit website specs. For instance my bike came with Captain 2.2 tires front &back ,but website says Captain .2.0's front &back?
The price difference is $1000 between the two. While you may be "stuck" with the Monarch on the aluminum rear end, you can spend the $$$ to upgrade the bike as you see fit. I replaced the shifters with XO GripShift and would still have enough money left to replace the front fork with a Fox before touching the price of a carbon Camber.
Just my $0.02... and I am going crazy waiting for the bike to get to my LBS from the Specialized warehouse.....
Torn between that and my original first choice of the Command post.
I have a KS Dropzone with remote on mine and LOVE IT!!! I've had a KS i950r (same post only no setback) on my Giant Reign for a few years and its been trouble free. Kindshock is the best on the market IMO. If you don't need/want the setback post the supernatural has 6" of travel vs the dropzone's 5".
The cheapest I found them was through cycle club sports out of Texas for those of you in the US. Either way a dropper post is the best upgrade to a bike