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Specialized Camber Comp

Specialized Camber Comp

2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

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2012 Specialized Camber Comp

Not too big, not too small, juuuust right. Yep, we just used a Goldilocks reference for Specialized's Camber Comp. This FSR-equipped XC trail bike takes a light, tough M4-aluminum chassis and dresses it up with 120mm of RockShox suspension front and rear with the sole purpose of making you a better rider. To that end, you've got some real firepower with DT Swiss wheels and a Shimano SLX 27-speed drivetrain. The Tektro discs bite hard rain or shine, mud or dry to keep you in your comfort zone, and maybe let you get a little past it. Then a whole host of Specialized's own components including their comfy BG saddle finish off the build. Mountain biking isn't an activity, it's a lifestyle. With the Camber underneath you, you quickly learn that. Welcome to the club.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized FSR M4-aluminum
    Fork RockShox Recon Silver TK, 120mm-travel
    Rear Shock RockShox Ario RL, 120mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels DT Swiss 445D
    Hubs Specialized Hi Lo disc
    Spokes 15g stainless-steel
    Tires Specialized The Captain Sport, 26 x 2.0
    Crankset Shimano Alivio
    Chainrings 44/32/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
    Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34
    Shifters Shimano Alivio
    Handlebars Specialized All-Mountain, low rise
    Tape/Grips Specialized lock-on (Small/Medium: Grappler; Large/X-Large: Grappler XL)
    Stem Specialized XC adjustable rise
    Brake Levers Tektro Draco
    Brakes Tektro Draco hydraulic disc
    Pedals Aluminum platform
    Saddle Specialized BG Riva
    Seatpost Aluminum

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Versatile  (3)
    • Durable  (2)
    • Lightweight  (2)
    • Balanced Suspension  (2)
    • Great Components  (2)

    Cons

    • Fork issues 
    • Hard shifting under load 
    • Heavy 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (5)
    • Extreme sports 
    • Tight trails 
    • Winding single track 
    • Casual Riding 

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Lightning Quick Handling

    By Bruce

    from Buffalo Creek, Colorado

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Rips
    • Good looks
    • Versatile
    • Geometry
    • Really Fun
    • Suspension Components
    • Great value

    Cons

    • Hard Shifting Under Load

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Winding Single Track

    Comments:

    This is the best handling bike I have ever ridden! This Camber takes on sharp switchbacks with ease. I could not believe how responsive this bike was. This bike is a real confidence builder. I found the stock components to be adequate. However, I upgrading the Alivio and SLX components with a complete Shimano XT group, including XT IceTech brakes. I replaced the DT Swiss wheels with stronger Mavic EN 321 wheels. I change the tires to Kenda Nevegals 26 x 2.35. The stock suspension works great so I left that alone. There are no words to describe how sweet the 26" Camber is. This bike rules!

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    5.0

    AWESOME VALUE!

    By scott.hummel67@gmail.com

    from Cincinnati, Ohio

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Extreme Sports
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      My first NEW bike in 15 years. Former Gary Fisher B4 TREK bought him out. Outstanding technology upgrade, smoothe,agile,fun as heck! I rode again after a very long lay off(years)and the trail was MUDDY. I never fell and powered through 4 miles like I used to. I WOULD BUY THIS AGAIN!

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      5.0

      Awesome bike

      By Maxdoggy

      from Sonoma county

      About Me

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments:

            The bike is a must have for any one who wants get into trail, all mountain, or free riding. Lots of upgrade options

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lightning Quick Handling

            By bta286

            from Bailey, CO

            About Me

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments:

                  The Camber is a dialed-in for quick handling. The Rockshox Air Recon is unique for this price point and works flawlessly. The Alivio Shifters and SLX derailuers are solid. This bike is sweet and simple.

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                  4.0

                  I LOVE THIS BIKE!

                  By KidParadise

                  from Indianapolis, IN

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Versatile
                  • Lightweight
                  • Awesome geometry
                  • Plenty Of Travel
                  • Looks Amazing

                  Cons

                  • Fork Issues

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tight Trails

                  Comments:

                  Would have been 5 out of 5 but I'm having fork issues and have to keep returning to the store. Tomorrow will be the 3rd trip. Other than a few bugs, great bike. I would consider a Specialized again.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Bike

                  By DKiter

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Handles Well
                  • Balanced Suspension
                  • Plush Feel
                  • Great Components

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Urban Biking
                    • Casual Riding
                    • Free Riding

                    Comments:

                    Got this bike about 7 months ago and have taken this thing off stair cases, big drops and through the woods. Bent the back rim shortly after buying it and realized that i need to keep the tire preasure a little lower than i am used to but no problems since. ([...] took care of the rim, rides just fine now). To say the least, I have pushed this bike harder than most. After riding several bikes from cheap hard tails to multi thousand dollar carbon bikes, I think that unless you are planning on competing on a national level and need every possible advantage you can get, then this bike will more than likely out perform you. Would I enter a race with this bike. ABSOLUTELY! Would i take this on a wild down hill run? Absolutely! I ride this bike mainly through the woods of [...] in [...] as fast as i possibly can and it soaks up the roots and drops like you wouldn't believe. My brother and I jokingly call it the cadillac because it is just so smooth. If you buy this, get yourself a shock pump and get the suspension dialed in. You will love it in the end.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great starter bike!

                    By ginoxxx

                    from Los Angeles, CA, USA

                    About Me

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments:

                          Excellent ride for starters/beginners. You can progress really well with this bike.

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                          4.0

                          Worth every dime.

                          By Homer

                          from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Great Components
                          • Handles Well
                          • Balanced Suspension
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Mountain Biking

                          Comments:

                          I trail ride and the suspension is great. The only thing i would like changed is the lock outs, they need to be setup on the handlebars not reaching under the frame.

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