Specialized Camber Women’s Bike Review

The Specialized Camber Review:

The Specialized Camber is an XC trail RIPPER. With 120mm of travel in the rear and 130mm up front, the Camber is well suited for climbing.  It’ll get up Slim Shady faster than a lizard on EPO.  The rear suspension conforms to the uphill undulations without sagging or giving away too much in return.

All of this performance on a carbon frame with SRAM GX 1×11 for less than $3500? It’s true and we got to test it.

This bike needed a few tweaks for me, however, with 720 mm (narrow) bars and a dropper seat post that was scary fast on the return and really loud. On an up note, the dropper lever that sat like a shifter lever under the bar was clutch!

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Specialized Camber with chameleon accents.

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Specialized alloy rear and SRAM GX 1×11 with 2.3″ rear tire.

The mini-tool stealth storage was cool.

 

 

 

 


Here is what the Specialized Camber is all about:

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Tester: Tricia Davis

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SWAT storage tucked behind the bottle cage inside the frame gets a tube and inflation system off your back!

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Specialized sneaking in the pink and skinny bar!

The Specialized Camber for women is only offered in the 27.5″ wheel version, but not all of us women prefer that wheel size.  If you want a women’s specific 29er from Specialized then, you will have to buy the Rhyme Fattie (read that review here) and put some 29 wheels on it.  In my mind, not the best compromise.  This Camber climbs and responds like a faster riding XC bike, but the descending should be saved for fast flowy trails to really show off this bike’s personality.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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