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alexthebearalexthebear Posts: 349
edited August 2014 in Your mountain bikes
Ok so first off apologies if this has already been done I've been through 10 pages and couldn't see one like it so if needed either merge them or point me in the right direction thanks.

As it says on the tin really, just got a 2011 Camber and wanted to compare mine with others and also bigger and better or older and wiser FS from Specialized :) Didn't help that I just spent an hour wondering round the Specialized concept store in Saltash pretty much drooling over everything in there but most of all the beast that is the 2014 S-Works Demo 8 carbon they have on display, I asked for a test ride but just got laughed at, dunno why I wasn't joking :? :lol:

I'll get us started with my standard for now Camber 2011, bloody lovely looking bike which I'm ashamed to say has yet to see a flick of mud let alone a decent trail day but that will change soon. Please feel free to add your bikes and specs but limitations are; it must be Specialized and it must be full sus :D

2011 Camber Elite


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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,712
    2011 Stumpjumper FSR Comp:

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    The day I bought it:
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    All standard apart from the pedals.

    Also recently bought a Reverb to fit.


    My wife's 2009 Myka FSR Comp:

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    Also totally standard apart from pedals and grips.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Sonder Broken Road 2021¦ Bird Zero Mk1 ¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • Good start JBA, 3 Spesh FS in 1 post!!!!! Damn your good. Is that a Camber behind yours in the first pic :mrgreen:

    You basically own the big brother and little sister of mine :lol: had a quick blast on the new jumper 29er today and it rolls lovely, if the shop had let me I'd have been off for a while :lol:

    Not felt the need to upgrade anything yet then? What's wrong with you :P
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    This was taken a while back (before I got the Carve) so it has been changed a little bit since the picture.
    It now has a 50mm RaceFace Chester stem and some Nukeproof Electron pedals in white on it.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,712
    Good start JBA, 3 Spesh FS in 1 post!!!!! Damn your good. Is that a Camber behind yours in the first pic :mrgreen:

    You basically own the big brother and little sister of mine :lol: had a quick blast on the new jumper 29er today and it rolls lovely, if the shop had let me I'd have been off for a while :lol:

    Not felt the need to upgrade anything yet then? What's wrong with you :P

    That's my mate's 2012 Camber Expert in the first photo.

    No, I haven't felt the need to upgrade anything on my bike yet. Everything works well and as it should. :D
    The only thing I may change is the bars for something a bit wider, maybe 720mm.

    Here's another of my bike and my cousin's 2011 Stumpjumper FSR Elite in test colours:

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    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Sonder Broken Road 2021¦ Bird Zero Mk1 ¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • My wife also has a Myka but the HT version.

    How does your mate like his Camber?

    Should have added to my pic, non-stock stuff is the bottle cage, lizard skin patches at various locations, seat clamp changed, charge spoon saddle and it had wellgo Mg1's that are now on the wife's bike.
  • Here's my 2011 Stumpy Evo. Got the frame earlier this year brand new from Bike Scene and built it with bits from my C456. Not had much time on it but what I have has been great! Can only really complain about the PF39 BB which I don't see the point of.

    Looking forward to plenty of riding next year!

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  • Graham KGraham K Posts: 329
    Epic Expert,
    Its like riding on air :mrgreen:

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  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Other than the myka, I'm seeing a definite trend going on here... A very red, black and white trend...

  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    You can only see so many stumpys and epics before they start blurring into one!

    So my spesh FS:

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    Not the best pic but that's it!
    Closet jockey wheel pimp censored .
  • lawman wrote:
    Other than the myka, I'm seeing a definite trend going on here... A very red, black and white trend...

    Well if it had been a Spesh HT thread then I could have posted all my families bikes and each bike is black so my Camber is the colourful one :lol:
  • oxocube1oxocube1 Posts: 651
    Here's my 2010 XC Pro. It no longer exists as a full bike, juts a frame and forks but it served me very well for the 18 months I rode it.

    The original spec when I first started riding it:
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    The top of Glentress last year
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    The most recent pics before I stripped it down and it turned into a Mega ;)
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  • cubedeancubedean Posts: 670
    My 2009 FSR XC built from scratch

    Frame: 2009 Specialized fsr xc

    Fork: Rockshox Reba RL (120mm)

    Wheels: Superstar tech 3 evo (XC-430 - Switch evo hubs)

    Tyres: Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo

    Chainset: FSA with hollowtech bb.
    Shifter: Shimano deore
    Rear mech: Shimano SLX
    Cassette: Shimano alvio 9 speed 11-36T.
    Pedals: DMR V8

    Brakes: Avid elixir 3 - 180 front & 160 rear.

    Handlebars: Superstar Decent (780mm wide although may chop a bit off them)
    Stem: Superstar Zenith AM
    Grips: Superstar
    Seatpost: More alloy
    Saddle: Selle Italia Obix

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  • My Epic Comp 2014.

    M5 alloy frame.
    XT M785 drivetrain and brake set.
    FSA K-Force BB30.

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    Padyak rider
  • Thought I'd take a quick snap (after giving it a clean up) of the Camber with the changes I'd mentioned earlier.

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  • .:rico.:rico Posts: 6
    My 2008 Stumpie Pro. Standard bar the pedals and seat. Been a fantastic bike following my 2007 Epic Comp.

    Soon to be replaced this year with a new Stumpjumper. Just need to decide if I go carbon or remain on alloy.

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  • 2013 Stumpy FSR Elite and 2014 Epic Expert.
    Stumpy FSR gotta be the dullest bike I've ever ridden. It only works in one scenario : downhill. Flatland,uphills and road transfers are a torture. Roval Carbon wheels didn't do much to it,I've had to buy back an Epic and the Stumpy is on the market,if I'll ever keep it will be my "beater" bike. Specialized really needs to refine the Stumpy FSR frame unless their interest is to have it cannibalized by the Enduro 29. The reason why Specialized would not place a Brain on the Camber is unkown to me,that would be the perfect bike for my needs.
    The Epic has some paint defects from the factory,Specialized will replace the entire bike at no costs,the whole bike ! Good job !

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    Specialized Tarmac Sworks
    Canyon Spectral 8.9
  • bennyybennyy Posts: 141
    my stumpjumper elite

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  • Just got my first MTB a S-Works Epic WC 29r with full SWAT kit and upgraded bars and stem and bearings. I can't say I know much about MTB's as I come from a road background, I brought it as I wanted a bike which could take two water bottles, but I think it looks OK.
    It has full titanium bolt kit and axles, tubeless, SRAM XX1 groupset, carbon magura mt8 brakes and comes in at a touch over 9kg




  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    J273 wrote:
    Stumpy Evo 29er

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    That is such a lovely bike... If only it had smaller wheels...
  • alexthebearalexthebear Posts: 349
    Spesh FS in action although it really doesn't look like this right now!

    Currently without forks, brakes and rear mech :shock: after my wedding it'll be getting treated to some new SLX stoppers, a 140/150mm fork and nukeproof generator front wheel with 20mm maxle and some new rubber (choosing between hans dampfs or spesh butcher front/purgatory rear)

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  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
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    2010 Specialized Big Hit 2 FSR

    I don't ride it as much as I used to so it may very well be up for sale soon.
  • alexthebearalexthebear Posts: 349
    PM me your email Kev as I'd be interested in what you'd want for it. Think the camber is slightly out of it's depth with what I'm starting g to throw at it
  • BoxstersBoxsters Posts: 325
    My Epic Comp 2014.

    M5 alloy frame.
    XT M785 drivetrain and brake set.
    FSA K-Force BB30.

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    Descent down to Old Harry Rocks if I am not mistaken. How you finding the bike as the 2014 range is starting to grow on me :D
  • Super DeeSuper Dee Posts: 75
    A more up to date one of mine:

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  • edninoednino Posts: 684
    I wanted to build a winter fun bike so found an FSR xc frame on eBay. Built it up into this

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    I've got to admit, it rides better than I expected & I enjoy it very much. Only downfall is the bottom shock bush doesn't last long if you use the lockout & the frame is pretty heavy. Still, at 10.6kg its not an overweight bike
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