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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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    SMLXL
    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 Center673mm701mm726mm763mm
    Chainstay Length437mm437mm437mm437mm
    Wheelbase1107mm1135mm1160mm1197mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal562mm590mm613mm647mm
    Bike Standover Height732mm735mm752mm766mm
    Seat Tube Length396mm430mm468mm523mm
    Seat Tube Angle75°75°75°75°
    Geometry

    Rider Reviews

    • 5
    • 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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