Again, looking into the crystal ball, I’m seeing a whole slew of great 29ers coming out of the Specialized camp. In fact, the 2011 mountain bike press kit is dominated by big wheels. With the new 2×10 drivetrains and 29er-specific rear cassettes, maybe the masses are ready to adopt 29ers en masse? With Big S pushing them this hard, that fact is inevitable.

The other bike catching my attention for 2011 is the new Camber line. The Camber is a true trailbike that features 120mm front and rear in the 26-inch variant and 100mm front and rear in the 29er version. Most people would be stoked with that much travel for day-to-day riding and the occasional race. The ultralight M4 alloy hydroformed tubes combined with smart parts specs looks to be a winning package. A notable feature of these new tubes is the formed pivot points instead of the welded-on variety (saves weight and adds to the clean lines).

The only omission I’m seeing is the lack of a tapered head tube, which is now commonplace.

2011 Specialized Camber Pro 29er Features:

  • Specialized M4 alloy frame
  • 100mm travel front and rear
  • DT Swiss 520sl wheelset
  • Fox F29 fork and custom Fox rear shock
  • 2×10 drivetrain with SRAM X7 and Shimano XTR
  • MSRP: $2900

Once again, look for more 29ers at your local Specialized dealer in the coming months. The Camber 29er lineup looks to offer a ton of value for the money (based on the spec) in a trail-slaying package. At $2900, this one will be hard to beat.

More Info: Visit Specialized.com

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A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

5 Comments

  1. dumbquestion on

    “The Camber 29er lineup looks to offer a ton of value for the money in a trail-slaying package.”

    I cannot seem to find the price in this article which would confirm if it was a “ton of value for the money.”

  2. Yup… that’s why I said it “looks like a ton of value”… pricing is fleeting right now as I’m awaiting confirmation. But yeah, it would seem silly of me eh?

    Looking at the package, I’m guessing it will be a solid value, but my gut may be wrong. We’ll see once pricing gets in my hot little hands.

    • Just following up on this. Specialized launched their 2011 line this week and the Camber Pro 29er is priced at $2900, which is (as I stated), “… a ton of value for the money…” indeed!

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