Specialized was gracious enough to let us play with their Camber Pro for a good six months. At least five different riders rode it in such varied terrain as Santa Cruz and Downieville in CA and Bend, Oregon. The first thing to note is every rider had fun and walked away impressed with the bike. Continue reading →
Strengths: Nice set of componentry. Light and responsive feeling ride.
Weaknesses: Handlebars feel a little wide for me.
After test riding the Stumpjumper, Blurxc, & RZ 122, I was psyched to come across the 2011 Camber Pro. This med sized bike fit my 5'7" 140lb body perfectly. It can be hard to tell how a bike will perform based on a quick jaunt around the bike shop, but this one just felt "right". In fact, I kept bouncing back and forth between it and the Stumpjumper just to make sure. The Camber Pro simply spoke to me. We have a fair amount of single track out here in Grass Valley, CA. My Camber Pro has answered all of my requests these last few weeks. Finding this 2011 bike in 2012 saved me a grand too! Overall...extremely satisfied. I was seeking out a reasonably priced bike to ride a variety of terrain. I've been mt biking on and off for 30 years. I like tricky little climbing sections, and I am not a monster downhiller. Just looking to have fun, but now find myself having a blast!...especially when pointed downhill. Thank you Specialized design team. Great job!