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  • Deeperrin
    ****

    Send your XFusion shock off to be returned for the style of riding and the weight you ride at. I upgraded the rear cassette to a lower gear. This helps me climb hills better, but would be a personal preference.

    Pros
    Great all around bike. Love the brakes. I sit between a large and an x-large frame and went for the large. Happy with they way the Camber did on my last run of the AZT300.

    Cons
    Weak rims. Stuck with rear shock unless you want to pay for an after market yoke. The brakes take DOT brake fluid and should be changed/bled every 6 months.

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  • yoyo2369
    ****

    Definitely would!

    Pros
    Lightweight
    Can be affordable if you wait for old models
    fantastic brakes
    suspension decent
    easy shifting

    Cons
    seat is painful (i guess they all are)
    weird clunking noise from front suspension since i've had it

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  • vanevanson
    ****

    I upgraded the Suntour fork for a Rockshox Reba Race air shock. Lovely shifting up and down the spectrum. Brakes are very stop worthy. For the price of the bike, a few up grades can make this bike ride like a bike 4 times its initial price. I love the way this bike handles around corners and the perfect flow even if I have to fill the rear shock everytime I ride.

    Pros
    Great frame and Specialized FSR rear triangle. Wonderful hydraulic brakes and trickle down through frame cable routing.

    Cons
    Cheap suntour fork and x-fusion rear shock. The jumble of cable housings coming together under the BB. Wheels are a bit soft for my weight and where I ride. I need a beefier set of wheels to regain confidence.

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  • CFM   ✓ supporter
    ***

    Not a bad bike all around for the price. Buy a good set of wheels to swap for the factory set. Change brake pads often to limit vibration.

    Pros
    Reliable suspension
    good braking

    Cons
    brakes vibrate loudly at times
    rear hub won't last
    I personally don't like the shifters

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  • thub
    ****

    Great bike for the price. I bought at this price point with a plan to upgrade as components wear out. 2 seasons and all is still in working order with a few trips to the LBS.

    Pros
    Great XC bike, fairly light and climbs like a goat. Great do it all bike. Mine is a 2013 that I bought new in 2014 and saved over $600 on it. The only upgrade so far is a Command dropper post which was money well spent.

    Cons
    I can't stand the Avid brakes or the Hi-Lo hubs. I'll upgrade the brakes in the near future. I have only put about 400 miles on the bike so far and have already had to take it in to have the rear hub tightened. I'll upgrade the hubs as soon as I wreck them.

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  • Tom George
    ****

    Yes, I would recommend this bike for anyone getting into riding a mountain bike. Its a solid choice and with a few upgrades over the life of the bike will make this an enjoyable ride for many years to come.

    Pros
    This is a great entry level bike. This is my first real mountain bike. I really enjoy the ride on this bike its smooth and responsive, gears shift very well, the full suspension makes a comfortable ride anywhere on the trail.

    Cons
    I know this bike doesn't come specd out like some of the higher level bikes hence the entry level tag, but this is a great value for the money, so for me I don't have any cons.

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  • UtPreacher
    *****

    This bike seems to be an all around great bike for many terrains. I haven't had it long enough to put tons of miles on but I have been able to put on 50-100 miles a week on this bike from local roads and trails to Moab and tested it pulling a Tandem bike to some fun local places. All around great bike for many uses.

    Pros
    Easy Set up, good suspension, disc brakes, light, well balanced

    Cons
    none so far

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  • zpgray19
    *****

    Awesome bike for the money

    Pros
    Great price, well spec'd bike! I have been riding the Camber for 2 years now and have really come to enjoy what this bike had to offer. Capable climber, fun on downhill sections, just a good all around trail bike.

    Cons
    Wheels are a bit weak and 3x9 drive train could be updated.

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  • SandroV
    *****

    I love this bike... bad fast at a fraction of the cost of it's pricier cousins. Solid components and quality build make this bike a joy to shred with. Terrific value for money, particularly as an entry into the MTB game.

    Pros
    Fast, nimble geometry, affordable

    Cons
    Wheels might be too soft for hard riders :-)

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  • Jrock100
    ****

    Uh... Yes, buy one. This is the future of MTB; light and capable. this bike in 27.5 with real brakes would be crazy(er) good(er)!

    Pros
    light, no flex, low bb stability, 1x11 = no dropped chain & no slap, quiet, 29" rollover everything, great oem tires(?yeh, really) burly pike 120 fork, looks hot, is hot

    Cons
    lighter than my old 26er, way more trick, slightly less fun while being faster (!?) Formula brakes suck, but ok with the right pads, don't compare to xt ice-tech, low bb = pedal strikes, 1x11 for long approach climbs? arg. Light 29" wheels don't respond like mid level 26ers

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  • sean_toffey
    ***

    Great bike for the price.

    Pros
    Great entry level full suspension bike.

    Cons
    Average components.

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  • John Evans
    *****

    This is my first big boy bike so to speak. I love it and it has helped me become a better rider. I got rid of the stock pedals and switched out to clip ins. They were interesting at first but now I don't think I would want to ride without them. The bike has held up extremely well I do 5 miles almost daily on some really rough trails.

    Pros
    Full Suspension, disc breaks, command post ready.

    Cons
    Haven't found anything that I dislike yet.

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  • rwmtb
    ****

    Overall, I really like this bike. I did blow out the rear shock soon after purchasing it (I bought it used). Now the fact that it is a propriety Specialized/Fox design mean that only Fox is able to service it. This led to my bike being out of service for nearly six weeks for a rear shock rebuild. Due to this bike being a less common model Fox put the wrong bushings in it. Trying to get the right bushings put in was a pain because the ones that are on the bike were apparently made using old design when in 2011 most models had changed to a slightly more refined design.

    I have a slight play in my rear wheel and figure I need to replace the cone. Since the previous owner had put different wheels on the fact that is is worn out is dissapointing.

    Had I not tested the bike with the wheelset the previous owner was using I would be perfectly content with the stock one. However, after feeling the weight difference I really wanted to purchase those wheels instead (I'm sure it wasn't actually much but it was noticable).

    Pros
    - Great Drive Train
    - Brakes
    - Solid FS Platform

    Cons
    - Fox Traid II Rear Shock
    - Transition period shock bushings.
    - Not the greatest hubs
    - Not the lightest rims
    - Fairly unpopular model (two shops now have thought it was a Stumpjumper and I beleive that led to my bushing issue)

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  • scw426
    *****

    A terrific bike (2013 w. Sram X9). I have ridden it now on a couple epic rides here in UT and could not be happier. I recommend without reservations.

    Pros
    Nimble, responsive, stiff rear end, overall balance ride

    Cons
    Saddle tube clamp. Replace it before your first ride or you will wish you did during your second.

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  • Twiddles
    *****

    Highly Recommend. Nimble with stiff suspension. Climbs and descends well. Should carry anyone until they reach expert. Fits my 6'3" frame very well. Shallower head tube angle on XL frame keeps bike nimble on the downhill.

    Actual Specs $2400.00

    FRAMEM5 hydroformed tubing, 29" geometry, tapered HT, PF30 BB, Command Post routing, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, bolt-on cable guides, 110mm travel
    REAR SHOCKCustom Monarch RL with AUTOSAG, air spring, LO and rebound adj., 197x48mm
    FORKRockShox Reba RL 29, Solo air spring, tapered alloy steerer, rebound adj., standard QR dropouts, 110mm travel
    HEADSET1-1/8 and 1-1/2" threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2" lower, cartridge bearings
    STEMSpecialized XC Trail, 6061 alloy, 4-bolt, 8-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp, 6-degree rise, S: 70mm, M: 90, L:100, XL:110mm
    HANDLEBARSSpecialized XC Mini-Riser, 7050 butted alloy, 720mm wide, 10mm rise, 10-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 31.8mm
    GRIPSSpecialized Sip Grip, half-waffle aramid-infused, S/M: Regular, Others: XL thickness
    FRONT BRAKECustom Avid Elixir 3R, hydraulic disc, semi-metallic pad, HS-1 rotor S/M:180mm, Others: 200mm
    REAR BRAKECustom Avid Elixir 3R, hydraulic disc, semi-metallic pad, HS-1 rotor S/M:160mm, Others: 180mm
    BRAKE LEVERSCustom Avid Elixir 3R, tool-less reach adj.
    FRONT DERAILLEURSRAM X7, 10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, bottom pull
    REAR DERAILLEURSRAM X9, 10-speed, mid cage, Type 2
    SHIFT LEVERSSRAM X7, 10-speed, aluminum trigger, w/MatchMaker clamp
    CASSETTE SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed, 11-36
    CHAINKMC X10, nickel plate, reusable Missing Link
    CRANKSETCustom SRAM S-1250, 10-speed XC Trail double w/ alloy guard, PF30 spindle, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
    CHAINRINGS36/22, w/ alloy guard
    BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearing, sealed cartridge
    PEDALSResin Test Ride Pedals with toe clips, CEN std.
    RIMSRoval 29, alloy disc, 26mm wide, 32h
    FRONT HUBSpecialized Hi Lo disc, OS28 end caps, sealed cartridge bearing, QR, 32h
    REAR HUBNew Specialized Hi Lo disc, 4x-sealed cartridge bearing, 142mm spacing, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
    SPOKES
    FRONT TIRESpecialized Ground Control, 2Bliss Ready, 60TPI, aramid bead, 29x2.3"
    REAR TIRESpecialized Ground Control, 2Bliss Ready, 60TPI, aramid bead, 29x2.1"
    INNER TUBESUltralight presta
    SADDLEBody Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
    SEATPOSTSpecialized 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 30.9mm, S/M: 350mm, Others: 400mm
    SEAT BINDERSpecialized 7050 hard anodized alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm, black
    NOTESProtective clear coat, derailleur hanger, reflectors, owners manual

    Pros
    All Around Bike
    Good Comp. Set
    Rockshock Reba
    Autosag Rear
    Weight

    Cons
    Not the best at anything
    Limited travel for downhill

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