Specialized Camber Expert Carbon (Sold)

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1/25/2017 1:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/26/2017 10:39 AM

Here's the Specialized archive page on it. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/camberexpertcarbon29/36174

Size Large.

I could lie and tell you this one is in perfect shape, but after being ridden all over the U.S., well, it's seen its share of miles. But what a sweet batch of miles.

East Coast singletrack? Yep, from upstate New York, to West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

MTB hot spots? Yep, it's been to Bootleg Canyon, Moab, Fruita, the Rockies, Bend, and more. Heck, it's even been to the top of Michigan and the sweet trails of Copper Harbor, and Brown County in Indiana. There were lots of IMBA Epic trails mixed in there. Would you believe there's great riding in Kansas? Yep, try Wilson State Park.

It's been maintained regularly, but travels in the back of my truck all summer while I cover the Motocross Nationals. So it gets rained on. The cable for the Command Post is pretty sticky. The rear shifting could be a little smoother. But otherwise, it's mechanically fine. I redid the fork last summer.

There are a few cosmetic blemishes, and a little sweat and sun damage on the top of the frame. Full disclosure? There's a little spot of delamination at the top tube/seat tube junction after I cartwheeled the bike on Porcupine Rim (at the bottom of The Whole Enchilada), but haven't had any issues with it. No further growth, no creaking, no flex, etc.

Upgrades? I ditched the Forumula The One levers and calipers in favor of a set of Shimano XTs. They have a lot more modulation than the Formulas, and I wish I'd made that upgrade a lot sooner. The Formulas howled like a banshee. But I did stick with the oversized front rotor.

The bars are a set of Crank Bros risers that are wider than stock, but not ridiculously wide.

The stem is a little shorter than stock, and it has a new saddle.

All in all? It's a pretty sweet carbon Camber 29er that does everything pretty well...as long as you're good with 110mm travel front and rear.

I think $1000 is a fair price for it.

FRAME: FACT 9m front triangle, M5 rear triangle, 29" geometry, tapered HT, internal Command Post routing, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, disc only, replaceable derailleur hanger, bolt-on cable guides, 110mm travel
FORK: Fox Float Performance RL 29, FIT damper, tapered steerer, LO and reb adj., standard drop-outs, 110mm travel

SHOCK: Custom Fox Triad II, custom for 29er on-the-fly 3-position compression switch 1) Lock out 2) Open 3) ProPedal, rebound adj., 200x49mm
HEADSET: 1-1/8 and 1-1/2" Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2" lower, cartridge bearings
STEM: Specialized
HANDLEBARS: Specialized XC Mini-Riser, 7050 butted alloy, 720mm wide, 10mm rise, 10º backsweep, 6º upsweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS: Specialized
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano XT, 203mm rotor
REAR BRAKE: Shimano XT, 180mm rotor
FRONT DERAILLEUR: SRAM X7, 10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, top-pull
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM X0, 10-speed, mid cage
SHIFT LEVERS: SRAM X9, 10-speed, trigger
CASSETTE: SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed, 11-36t
CHAIN: Shimano
CRANKSET: Custom SRAM carbon S-2200, 10-speed XC Trail double, PF30 spindle, removable spider, 175mm
CHAINRINGS: 36/22, w/ carbon guard
BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearing, sealed cartridge
PEDALS: Bring your own
RIMS: Roval Control Trail 29, alloy disc, 26mm, 32h
FRONT HUB: Roval Control Trail 29, OS 24 end caps, QR, 28h
REAR HUB: Roval 32h (this one got replaced, as I kept breaking rear spokes)
SPOKES: DT Swiss Super Comp, 2.0/1.65/1.8 stainless
FRONT TIRE: Specialized Ground Control, 29x2.3"
REAR TIRE: Specialized Ground Control, 29x2.3"
SADDLE: Upgraded to WTB Pure, 150mm width
SEATPOST: Specialized Command Post BlackLite, 3 position, adjustable height w/air spring, remote operated, single bolt head 30.9mm, 125mm travel
SEAT BINDER: 34.9mm clamp ID, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar, single bolt