Pulled the trigger on ‘18 Specialized

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 45acpguy, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. 45acpguy

    45acpguy Member

    Location:
    Granada Hills, CA
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Camber Comp
    First off, I’d like to start off thanking those of you who chimed in with thier thoughts and recommendations regarding throwing upgrades at my 07 S-Works. Much appreciated!

    Yesterday, I spent nearly the entire day demoing bikes of different flavors.... Cannondales, Trek EX and Specialized. The shop let me hit up some of the paved bike paths around town. The paths had a few inclines, decents, etc, just enough to give me an idea on the 1x11 drivetrain characteristics.

    Any how, I kept coming back to the ‘18 Specialized Camber Comp model. At the $2500 price point, it had the slightly better components and it just felt comfortable (to me anyway). I rode this bike for about 1-1.5hr. This was the shop’s last 2018 model and they had it marked down to $2000 for thier 4th sale. In addition to the $500 mark down, they offered another small discount to me which basically covered the sales tax.... SOLD!

    Once I got it home, I put a 720mm carbon bar on, some “Chester” flat pedals and a beefy 2.6 front tire!

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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Very nice...::.congrats. :thumbsup:

    Welcome to the world of modern bikes.
     
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  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Nice! Now go break it. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Only thing missing is a dropper post...
     
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  5. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    stoked for you! New bikes are sooooo much. NOW, get it dialed and go shred!
     
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  6. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Great bike enjoy.
     
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Wow... Nice deal and nice upgrade!

    Now get it dirty and join some group rides... :thumbsup:
     
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  8. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    Next step ... add dirt!
    Enjoy!
     
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  9. MolarM

    MolarM Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    YESSSS!!!! Congrats!
     
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  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    What they all said... lets hear the ride reports!!!
     
  11. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
  12. 45acpguy

    45acpguy Member

    Location:
    Granada Hills, CA
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Camber Comp
    Already eye-balling a few on Amazon... lol
     
  13. muni

    muni Member

    Location:
    Downtown Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    17 Yeti SB5
    I know this bike very well, use to have one. Is that a med? Just be carefull on dropper selection, the dropper doesn't go all the way down because of the bend. You will need a short insertion depth dropper like the bikeyoke 125mm 30.9 or oneup 150mm 30.9 droppers. The oneup you can shim down to 100-140 mm which is the best solution. If you don't know what I'm talking about ask away. The fox transfer, raceface and others are a little long on insertion depth.
     
  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Yes! So happy for you!
    That will give you miles of smiles!
    Great choice!

    Listen to the boys here on droppers, they only want the very best for you so ask a lot of questions and get answers.

    You are going to dig that bike. Only problem I see right now is it is way too clean!
    Get you some hero Singletrack. Last ingredient? Dirt!
     
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  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Don't listen to any of them. Keep your bike clean. Do what I do. I never actually ride, I just write here on the forum as though I actually do ride! :thumbsup: :cool:

    Good choice - have fun. Dropper posts are only necessary if your terrain is continually changing. If you ride up for a prolonged period of time, then ride down to the bottom, you can simply change it manually at the top and again at the bottom. Works well here in Laguna/Aliso/LCWP. Probably not so well in other places with quicker transitions from climbing to descending and back again.

    See? Almost sounds like I've ridden before! I have them all fooled! :whistling:
     
  16. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I actually followed you up a couple trails in Santiago Oaks years ago, so I know you have ridden - I think there is recent pictorial evidence also. :p
     
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  17. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    He's full of beans... I can vouch for him at Palm Canyon, Wrightwood, Old Camp, Whiting, and a few others! :p
     
  18. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Can we talk about the man and his new bike please! You guys with your thread derails... sheesh!
     
  19. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Ok back on track, Wow nice bike!! Congrats, Enjoy!!
     
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  20. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Congratulations:thumbsup::thumbsup: Funny to see this post after all the input you were getting for your old bike
     
  21. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    True, but bikes keep you in much better health.
     
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  22. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    So you upgraded to 720 bars? What did it come with? That's a not so modern bike width.
     
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  23. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    At least he is taking the advice he is getting....unlike some of the others that ask for advice then go completely against it. o_O
     
  24. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Didn't say upgrade, changed to 720.

    I cut mine to 720 as it fits me very well.

    Congrats on the new bike!!
     
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  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Seriously... This has to be a record. From initial question to new purchase in 60 seconds flat. I like this guy! Can we keep him??? :D

    So... @45acpguy - Is the old bike going into backup status? I'd recommend keeping her for those rare occasions that your primary bike is in the shop, or just to go back in time after riding the modern bike. It'll be a shock to the system after you get used to the new steed.
     
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  26. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    What's width got to do with it? Those bars look great-- perfect match! :thumbsup::cool::inlove:

    Congrats on your sweet new ride, @45acpguy !
     
  27. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
  28. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Sorry, I meant changed to
    I was just wondering....nothing else.
     
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  29. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Dude nice....:thumbsup: Black never goes out of style...
     
  30. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

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    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Congrats on your purchase. Now go ride it!