Specialized's Camber EVO 29 takes the XC/trail bike up a notch. It starts with 120mm of their active FSR rear suspension built into a light, stiff M5 aluminum mainframe. On the front, a 120mm travel RockShox Reba RL 29 fork rips through the trails and devours big bumps and small ripples alike. The whole package rolls on wide Roval 29-inch wheels that carve corners and maintain speed to keep you ahead of your buddies, while powerful Shimano Deore disc brakes scrub speed and stop on a dime. The power center is a SRAM 2x10 drivetrain that lets you quickly find the right gear. And, a whole host of Specialized's own components, including their comfy BG Henge Comp saddle, grippy Butcher and Ground Control tires, and wide handlebars, round off this trail-shredding package.
|Frame||M5 aluminum, EVO geometry, 120mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Reba RL 29, 120mm travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD Evolution w/AutoSag|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Fattie 29, 29mm inner width|
|Hubs||Specialized Hi Lo disc|
|Tires||Front: Specialized Butcher Control, 29 x 2.3; Rear: Specialized Ground Control, 29 x 2.3|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X9 Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Specialized XC mini-riser|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip|
|Stem||Specialized XC, aluminum|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore Ice Tech|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Henge Comp|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number||Store SKU|
|Gloss Candy Red/Black/White / Small||00719676191461||93215-2002||14858|
|Gloss Candy Red/Black/White / Medium||00719676221700||93215-2003||14864|
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Handles great! I love the 120 front fork stroke. Some trouble with front crank set and rear cassette operation/consistency. Not enough to scare me away...I'm looking to buy the Stumpy next year for my 3 sons to share. I'll ride it also of course :-)
I have had many bikes over the years and this is by far the best. I was torn between the Stumpy and the Camber but, after talking to my LBS I decided on the Camber. They said that I would not like the Stumpy because it would be way too much bike for the trails I like to ride. I ended up going with the Camber and I don't regret it for a second! It has enough travel that I can do all the fun stuff on a trail and not wish I would of gone with a longer travel, but, at the same time, the travel is small enough that I can fly through the single track and be very fast and nimble and never think, man, this is way too much bike. I am only 5'6" so I got the sm and it fits me perfect. My only gripe with the fit is that I was leaned a little too far forward, but, I did just have my 10th back surgery so I cant fault Specialized for that. I got a riser bar and presto, problem solved. I enjoy ridding more upright anyway. The suspension is very smooth and cycles through very cleanly. They shifting is precise. The wheels have taken a beating and not failed me yet. You could complain about the weight but, I mean, come on, its a trail bike, what do you expect? I don't know what else to say other than I love this bike!!! I have heard so many times that you are limited by you're equipment but I thought that was a load of bull. Man, was I wrong. I have never been as good of a bike rider as I am right now, and I owe it all to the Camber. I have owned many named brand bikes but when I got this one something happened. At first we did not see eye to eye and I actually hated this bike. I was regretting not buying from their competitor that starts with a G. Then, one day, I was so mad I started ridding it very aggressively and bam, this bike turned into a monster and I have been in love ever since. The harder you ride this bike the more you will love it. I usually ride too hard and it never ends up working out well because my ambition FAR EXCEEDS my ability. But, after a week or so on the couch in recovery from whatever wipeout I just endured, my Camber is ready and waiting for me to get back on and go at it again. Best bike I have ever owned fay far! No comparison!!!
Coming from an older Enduro I was a little concerned about having less travel but after one ride I was completely satisfied with the Camber Evo. Couldn't remove the smile from my face! Being able to dial in the front suspension to suit your needs is easy and helpfull. The brake levers and shifters don't feel cheap and the drivetrain keeps you moving despite the terrain. Very cool to be able to hide the cables when upgrading to a dropper seat post.