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Hi folks,
First world quandary. I'm interested in the Specialized Camber Expert Evo; has anyone managed to get a ride on the bike? The reviews I have seen are pretty good. I am switching between convincing myself to buy the bike and not buy it.

1) I already have a similar travel 26" Yeti ASR5C which is a fantastic bike (although the gf is starting to use the this bike).

2 ) Being based in Ireland I haven't had a chance to demo it (can get a test bike over in about 6 weeks).

3) At 5'7" and a quiff I'm not confident what size I would take (although a few people who have ridden the bike suggested medium). The medium top tube looks the right length but the small has better stand over, crank & stem length according to figures on the website (based on my current 26"bike).

4) The bike isn't great value (although there is 15% off today via a mall order shop).

Alternatively I could wait to later in the year and try to demo a few bikes. I should be able to get 10% off my local Specialized dealer. What do you think? Worth waiting?

Let the flaming commence......
 

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I don't know about the expert but I just got the aluminum evo and it's a fantastic bike. The carbon version must be just as good.
I'm 5'10'' and fine with size L. I suggest you try medium. I don't think you should worry about standover all that much.
 

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5' 8" here riding a 2013 Camber Carbon Pro 29er frameset and it's a small. I have a 30 in (well almost) inseam and the small is a much better fit for standover than the medium.
 

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I have a Camber Expert Carbon Evo, I am 5'10" with a 32" inseam I am riding a medium. Originally thought a large would be right. LBS fitted me before I ordered and medium is right for me. Stand over height is just perfect.
 
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