Strengths: my first full sus, great bike, handles well on the trail and travels well over everything ive thrown it at. replaced the brakes with some avid xx but only because they were at the right price (mates rates) travel of 120 front and rear just enough without being OTT for me and all for a cut price £999
Weaknesses: at the price i paid new, none!!!
great bike and happy to say i feel i made the right choice for a first time full sus
Strengths: the 29er took me a while to ride in Alva FL.first time on 29er&full suspension once i did the wheels just grab &rolled you have to i think learn this cool bike.Started with 2012 Specialized Hardrock 26in tires great entry level bike.The camber fits great,im 6FT i feel so balanced on bike but still have to steer the 29ers better to not clip out.
Weaknesses: a bit heavy buy can change some things
I think anyone who wants to upgrade and not break the bank the camber is a awesome bike im 51yrs old,young or older this is a Great Ride.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: October 13, 2012
Strengths: very versatile..
Weaknesses: some people say the braking system is weak;but i dont think it is.it performs very well for me.frame is a little bit heavy.of course,what do we expect for a $1800 bike,the frame is not carbon & parts are not high-end.i'm planning to upgrade a good quality hydraulic seatpost pretty soon.
So far so good.i'm in love with my camber.it handles very well.if you're just a cross country rider or an all mountain rider once in a while.this a good bike in its price range.climbs like a hard-tail & very reliable on a rocky downhill.if you're looking DH bike,this is not the right one.go look for something else.
Strengths: Lightweight and pliable. This bike flies into the air and up there, it is really easy to control. The brakes work great, despite people complaining about Tektro. It climbs very well.
Weaknesses: Front fork cannot be replaced with anything larger, which made me sad a little. The front fork doesn't rebound as strongly as I would like it to. I've had problems with the chain coming off, so a chain guard may be in store. Somehow my rear shock came undone once (the black cannister at the top is screwed in) and that left me with a bottomed out ride, but it was easily fixed at my bike shop. The seat also needs to be replaced; it's like it's made forXC racing.
Overall a fun bike that handles big hits very well and is light enough to flow over rough sections. With skinny 2inch tires like it has, though, it doesn't hold into the trail all the time, so you have to be careful. I sure do love how fast you can move on it, though, and how great it jumps. I've never complained about its handling either. It is very whippy and tight around the bends. It isn't chopped out like all-mountain or downhill bikes, so depending on your preference, think what you will. I love this bike, but if I had to do it again, I might have just forked over the additional $$$ for an enduro. I think the stumpjumper fsr is still too similar to this to pay the extra cash.
Weaknesses: Stock drivetrain but it's no big deal. Same with the brakes. Budget but they perform okay.
I've had my Camber Comp for almost a year now. It's in charcoal and silver. The only upgrade I made was an all SLX drivetrain. I thought of getting different brakes but decided not to. The standard Tektro Dracos perform very well. I've been taking it to a local trail center on a regular basis since January of this year (2012). It's very stable but quick to change direction. The stock suspension parts work well enough for me. I've been taking the jumps there and I have no complaints with either the stock Recon fork or Ario shock. The FSR rear end seems soft initially but once underway, I don't notice any bobbing under power and try as I might, I have yet to bottom out the rear end. The Camber is great looking bike that is not all show and no go. The harder you push it, the happier it is. I am hoping for an entry level Camber 29 as my next purchase but I'm keeping my Camber Comp.
a Weekend Warrior
from Temecula, CA, USA
Date Reviewed: September 29, 2011
Strengths: Frame, weight responsive and efficient climbing ability
Weaknesses: stock components
the price bar none and it's beautiful. once i need to replace my components, the upgrades will begin. i'm completely satisfied with choice over the trance X4.
Similar Products Used: upgraded from 2003 K2 Sidewinder
Bike Setup: Stock
a Cross Country Rider
from syracuse, ny, usa
Date Reviewed: July 29, 2011
Strengths: Very light weight, good adjust-ability in suspension, shifts smooth under load, very responsive handling, good all around bike
Weaknesses: no compression adjustment, stock grips wore out quickly
great bike for the money most of the of the upgrades were to shave a little weight and improve already good handling great trail/xc bike also handles jumps very well i would definitely recommend this bike for anyone looking for a good all around mtn bike for under $2000
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: May 13, 2011
Strengths: Value. Solid spec for the price.
I bought the bike knowing that I would swap out a few parts. Ridden stock it is well worth the price. Upgraded it is a sweet 120mm ride. I was looking for something to replace my Stumpjumper FSR but really didn't want or need 140mm. This bike fits my needs. Now I just need to get it out on as many trials as possible!