Specialized’s Camber 29er has always been a top-rated bike among our testers and the new carbon mainframe takes it up another notch, taking it into the top five bikes in our sister mag What Mountain Bike‘s recent Trail Bike of the Year 2016 shootout.
There are two unique standout innovations. The first is the extra Auto Sag balancing valve on the Fox Float shock, which makes setting the correct pressure a push button piece of pssssst.
Specialized’s Camber Comp Carbon 29 blends mile-munching speed with surprising rough-stuff strengths
But that’s only one facet of the Camber’s outstandingly user-friendly personality. The carbon-framed bike also gets Specialized’s unique SWAT internal storage compartment, accessed through a sealed door under the bottle cage.
As befits the mega-brand it is, the Big S and its minions also supply much of the gear. You get alloy Roval wheels with a 29mm internal width, which provide an incredible profile to the Specialized rubber combo. You also get one of our favourite droppers, Specialized’s Command Post IRcc, and a host of quality finishing kit.
Surprising aggro capabilities
Efficient long-distance ride
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