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Men's Camber Expert 27.5

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2018 Men's Camber Expert 27.5

It's not often that climbing prowess and playful handling are in the same sentence, but with the Camber Expert 27.5, you get the best of both worlds—blending all of the trail bike characteristics that you want with the XC climbing ability that you need.

This is achieved by thoughtfully combining our full FACT 9m carbon fiber Trail Chassis with our M5 alloy Camber FSR rear end. At both ends of the bike, you'll find that its nimble wheel size gives a little extra travel length to 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 27.5 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 an excellent spec with components like 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle, SRAM Level TL brakes, a FOX 34 fork with a ultra-stiff stanchions, a custom-tuned FOX FLOAT rear shock, and Roval Traverse Carbon rims laced to our own hubs.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

FACT 9m carbon front chassis w/ Specialized M5 Aluminum rear end, 27.5 Trail Geometry, SWAT™ Door integration, PF30 BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, Concentric Pivot link, 12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 130mm 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 27.5, air spring, 3-position lever adjust, tapered steerer, 15x110mm thru-axle, 44mm offset, 130mm travel

WHEELS

RIMS

Roval Traverse Carbon 27.5, hookless carbon, 30mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready, hand-built

FRONT HUB

Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 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, 27.5 x 2.3"

REAR TIRE

Ground Control, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.3"

INNER TUBES

27.5 x 1.75/2.4mm, 40mm 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, 32T

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 colorway, 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
Stack580mm590mm599mm608mm
Reach399mm425mm454mm475mm
Head Tube Length105mm115mm125mm95mm
Head Tube Angle68°68°68°68°
BB Drop23mm23mm23mm23mm
Trail97mm97mm97mm97mm
Fork Length, Full522mm522mm522mm522mm
Fork Rake/Offset42mm42mm42mm42mm
Front Center670mm700mm732mm757mm
Chainstay Length420mm420mm420mm420mm
Wheelbase1089mm1119mm1151mm1176mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal554mm583mm614mm638mm
Bike Standover Height725mm730mm743mm752mm
Seat Tube Length396mm430mm468mm523mm
Seat Tube Angle75°75°75°75°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

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  • 3 Reviews

I love this bike

I bought this at the end of 2018 and have put it through its paces. Uphill, downhill, XC and everything in between. The first year I had it put almost 900 miles on the bike without a single mechanical failure. That included the Vermont 50 MTB race. This was my first excursion into a full suspension bike and I love it.


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Mtb K.

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Love my Camber

I had to have a women's expert Camber be custom built because Specialized doesn't get what women want. That said, I love my Camber. Love the SWAT, the way it rolls over rocks, and thought it's a tad slower on the climbs, the 650 wheels with the wider rims are perfect for the New Mexico gnar.


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Jackie

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""Why wouldn't you is the real?"" question.....

I have been riding in the woods since 1993. A couple weeks ago I ordered this bike and was told they were unsure when it would arrive because, well, there's a back up in the bike industry right now. I was thinking of switching rides but the same day I was thinking of heading in a different direction. This beauty arrived. Sooooo, I added it to the stable, the mountain bike I was riding the most was my 2017 Stumpjumper FSR Elite 650B. I loved and still love that bike, but I wanted something geared a tad more cross country but not totally. Upon lining the bikes up, it was hard to see much differences. A little less travel, but other than that, it looked, at first, as though they weren't much different. Of course, this one has the SWEET all carbon frame and SWWWWWEEEETTTT Carbon wheels. But geometry wise, it looked about the same. Today though, today I jumped on it and hit the trails. This bike climbs unlike any full suspension ride I have ridden. And the Eagle gear ratios. HOLY BALLS BATMAN! Fast and across the spectrum you have every gear you could ask for. And then some. The flats, and hitting the single track, it's fast, stable and you know where the bike is at all times. I did notice, where I would throw the stump jumper hard into a downhill turn and it would shoot me out, this bike wants to carve it more and still.... Shoot you out the other side. The suspension is set up perfect for the bike front and back and in all modes. I can't wait to hit the south west desert with this bad boy! Now, if you want to hear what I didn't quite enjoy, the back brake seems to be a tad spongy. This isn't specialized's fault per-se, I think I'm just used to larger rotors that grab harder and faster. And secondly, the darn bars! I know some like wide bars but we are getting a bit insane here. I mean, in New England we have trees, those trees like to shake hands with your bars when you least expect it. Again, it seems to be the style, but I will be cutting an inch off each side. A++


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Tab P.

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