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Men's Camber Expert 29

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2018 Men's Camber Expert 29

Full-blown, big suspension trail bikes are cool, but they get uncool pretty fast when it's time to ride them up the trail. With the large rolling stock found on the Camber Expert Carbon 29, however, you'll be moving with maximum efficiency uphill with enough travel leftover to tear the descent.

This is achieved by combining our full FACT 9m carbon fibre Trail Chassis with an M5 aluminium Camber FSR rear end. The combination results in the perfect blend of responsiveness, lightweight, and durability.

At both ends of the bike, you'll find sufficient travel lengths that deliver plenty of plush suspension—all without going overboard on big hit capability. This means that you don't have to sacrifice efficiency, weight, or sheer speed to ride how you want. And with our Trail 29 Geometry and lightweight, stiff and smooth Concentric Pivot at the rear, we can guarantee it.

The other trail component of the Camber is utility, and along these lines, it features our fully integrated SWAT™ Door at the down tube of the frame. Open it up, and you're able to safely and securely house your ride essentials right where you want them—on the bike.

For the build, we selected components like a SRAM GX Eagle one-by drivetrain with a Truvativ Descendant crankset, powerful SRAM Level TL brakes, a FOX 34 fork, and a custom-tuned FOX FLOAT rear shock. Altogether, it's a bike that's can do it all, and do it all fast.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

FACT 9m carbon front chassis w/ Specialized M5 Aluminum rear end, 29 Trail Geometry, SWAT™ Door integration, PF30 BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, Concentric Pivot link, 12x142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 120mm of travel

SEAT BINDER

Alloy, 34.9mm

SUSPENSION

REAR SHOCK

FOX FLOAT Performance, Rx Trail Tune, AUTOSAG, DPS damper, rebound and 3-position compression adjust, 205x53mm

FORK

FOX 34 Performance 29, air spring, 3-position lever adjust, tapered steerer, 15x100mm thru-axle, 51mm offset, 120mm travel

WHEELS

RIMS

Roval Traverse Carbon 29, hookless carbon, 30mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready, hand-built

FRONT HUB

Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings,15x100mm thru-axle, 24h

REAR HUB

Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h

SPOKES

DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"

FRONT TIRE

Purgatory, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"

REAR TIRE

Ground Control, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"

INNER TUBES

Standard, Presta valve

DRIVETRAIN

REAR DERAILLEUR

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

SHIFT LEVERS

SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

CASSETTE

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t

CHAIN

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®

CRANKSET

Truvativ Descendant, alloy, 175/170mm crankarm, 30mm spindle

CHAINRINGS

Steel, 30T

BOTTOM BRACKET

SRAM PF30

COCKPIT

STEM

Specialized Trail, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Trail, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 25mm rise, 750mm width, 31.8mm clamp

GRIPS

Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

SADDLE

Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

SEATPOST

Command Post IRcc, 12-position micro-height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL lever, 30.9mm, S: 100mm, M/L/XL: 125mm of travel

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE

SRAM Level TL disc lever/caliper, organic pads, 200/180mm rotors

REAR BRAKE

SRAM Level TL disc lever/caliper, organic pads, 180/160mm rotors

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Specialized Platform, Cr-Mo, 9/16" spindle

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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Crank Length170mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width750mm750mm750mm750mm
Stem Length60mm60mm75mm90mm
Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length390mm430mm430mm430mm
Stack609mm609mm627mm655mm
Reach399mm427mm445mm471mm
Head Tube Length115mm145mm95mm95mm
Head Tube Angle68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°
BB Height330mm330mm330mm330mm
BB Drop42mm42mm42mm42mm
Trail97mm97mm97mm97mm
Fork Length, Full531mm531mm531mm531mm
Fork Rake/Offset46mm46mm46mm46mm
Front Centre673mm701mm726mm763mm
Chainstay Length437mm437mm437mm437mm
Wheelbase1107mm1135mm1160mm1197mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal562mm590mm613mm647mm
Bike Standover Height732mm735mm752mm766mm
Seat Tube Length396mm430mm468mm523mm
Seat Tube Angle75°75°75°75°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

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  • 2 Reviews

What a bike!

I've owned my new Camber Expert 29er for three months now, coming from a Trek Fuel EX. I grew up riding/Racing BMX, and have been riding MTBs over a decade. I like the poppier feel of these shorter travel bikes. First thing I noticed was how great of a pedal platform it had. And man, these Roval carbon wheels are magic. It's amazing how much speed you can build because of their lower rotating mass. When it gets rough, this thing shows amazing stiffness, it's very confidence inspiring. I love the upgraded suspension, it is definitely worth stepping up for the improved components, versus trying to do it yourself over time. This thing is dialed, especially with the 12 speed cassette. My first reaction riding with my normal crew was that it was actually tough relearning which gear to be in versus my old 1 x 10 speed. Lol, everyone wanted to trade up for my 12 speed. Not happening! I have a Large, and while the 200/180 brakes could have a bit more punch, they have saved my neck and don't fade. Some people talk trash on the stock tires because of the missing intermediate lugs... but those people aren't laying the bike down far enough to even engage the side lugs. Simply put, these Cambers have the beefy DNA of a Stumpy, with a lighter, poppier feel. It's a hot rod. If you can still find one, don't hesitate to snap it up.


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