10 Mountain Bikes We Want to See Under the Tree this Christmas

Specialized Camber Carbon 29

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As a kid, one of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons was Inspector Gadget, so perhaps that’s why I’m so fascinated with the Specialized Camber Carbon 29 mountain bike. With tools and storage spots hidden away in the frame as if they were contraband, the Camber Carbon models are as dialed and refined as you can get in a modern mountain bike. I got a chance to ride the S-Works version at Interbike earlier this year and despite the weight weenie build, I was riding as hard and as fast as I ever have on a 29er. Not that there’s anything wrong with a lightweight bike; in fact, riders will be hard-pressed to find a lighter, more capable bike than the Camber, even in this (admittedly lofty) price range. Hey, winning never comes cheap.

MSRP: $3,800-$9,800

-Jeff Barber

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