Specialized Camber Comp All Mountain Full Suspension

4.75/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $1850.00

Product Description

A no-nonsense trail bike with just the right amount of active, independent FSR travel for everything from singletrack to bomber descents.

  • 120mm-travel M4 alloy FSR frame with new suspension design and sealed cartridge bearing pivots for confident handling and smooth trail performance
  • RockShox Ario RL rear shock with adjustable rebound and lockout for steady climbs and plush, controlled descents
  • Responsive, yet stable RockShox Recon Silver TK air-sprung fork with 120mm of travel uses external adjustable rebound, Turn Key damping, and lockout for fine-tuned bump performance
  • Oversized, 3D-forged, adjustable-rise alloy stem with 4-bolt clamp for extra strength and versatility
  • Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes/levers with Light Wave rotors create increased control and superior stopping power for more confident descents
  • Solid, dependable Shimano SLX Shadow rear derailleur delivers trouble-free shifting and takes it easy on the wallet

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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tg a Weekend Warrior

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2013

    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!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    great bike and happy to say i feel i made the right choice for a first time full sus

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    Favorite Trail:   llandegla (wales)

    Duration Product Used:   12-16 months

    Price Paid:    $999.00

    Purchased At:   leisure lakes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Edgardo Ric Fernandez

    Date Reviewed: March 5, 2013

    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

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Caspian 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.

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

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    Favorite Trail:   Annadel/Santa Rosa,Ca.

    Price Paid:    $1800.00

    Purchased At:   Mike's Bike

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Nathan Samora a All Mountain Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 4, 2012

    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.

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

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    Favorite Trail:   Camp Nelson, CA

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Action Sports

    Similar Products Used:   Trance X4

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Carmelo

    Date Reviewed: April 16, 2012

    Strengths:    Styling, handling, FSR rear suspension.

    Weaknesses:    Stock drivetrain but it's no big deal. Same with the brakes. Budget but they perform okay.

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tieac a Weekend Warrior from Temecula, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 2011

    Strengths:    Frame, weight responsive and efficient climbing ability

    Weaknesses:    stock components

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

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    Favorite Trail:   Vail Lake

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $1522.00

    Purchased At:   Wheelworld

    Similar Products Used:   upgraded from 2003 K2 Sidewinder

    Bike Setup:   Stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by allenfstar 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

    Bottom Line:   
    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

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    Favorite Trail:   the one under me

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1750.00

    Purchased At:   advance cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   test rode stumpjumper comp and trek fuel, owned a rockhopper comp

    Bike Setup:   camber comp, med, easton haven carbon bars, mavic cross ride wheels, crank bros mallet 3 pedals, thompson elite seatpost, rival sl saddle, chromag seatpost qr, enduro xl lockon grips, remote lock out for recon fork

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Flash a Weekend Warrior from Michigan

    Date Reviewed: May 13, 2011

    Strengths:    Value. Solid spec for the price.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    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!

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    Favorite Trail:   El Prieto

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Central Park Bicycle

    Similar Products Used:   Stumpjumper FSR, Trek Fuel EX9, Santa Cruz Heckler, Salsa El Kaboing. many others

    Bike Setup:   Fox Float, fox RP2, XT shadow, Thomson post, Crossmax Enduro.

    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

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