The long-term test bikes of most of our test riders now have been presented, with only a few left to be revealed. Today we present you with the Specialized Camber Expert Carbon Evo 29, the agile trailbike of Max, managing director of ENDURO. With the 120 mm bike he will manly ride his home trails around Stuttgart.

Specialized Camber Expert EVO 29 für 5.199€
Specialized Camber Expert EVO 29, 12,01 kg, 5.199 €

The Specialized Camber EVO 29 is the fun-oriented version of the Camber, so has an extra 10 mm of travel (120 mm), and also comes with a 1.2° slacker steering angle than the “non-Evo” Camber. In addition, the bike is optimized with a stiff RockShox Pike fork, a 1 x 11 drivetrain and a wider 750 mm handlebar for maximum performance on the trails.

Mit dem 750mm breiten und übersichtlichen Cockpit behält man jederzeit die volle Kontrolle auf dem Trail.
With the 750mm wide and clean cockpit, Max should always retain full control on the trail.
Das Camber EVO 29 besticht durch einen formschönen Carbon Rahmen mit durchdachter Zugverlegung.
The Camber EVO 29 features a shapely Carbon frame with advanced cable routing.
Dank aktiven 120mm Federweg am Heck und dem serienmäßig verbaute  SWAT System kann einer spaßigen Trailtour fast nichts mehr im Weg stehen.
Thanks to active 120mm of travel at the rear, the standard equipped SWAT Bike is ready to rock!
Erstes Dämpfer-Setup dank Autosagfunktion am Custom Fox Float Dämpfer kinderleicht.
Thanks to the Autosag function of the Custom Fox Float shock, setup is really easy.
Kurze 451mm lange Kettenstreben sorgen für maximalen Fahrspaß auf den Trails!
At 451 mm the chainstays are not particularly short, but Max is hoping for agile handling.
Hier nur im Vordergrund - Die Rock Shox Pike RC mit 120mm sorgt in Kombination mit den große Roval Traverse 29er Laufrädern für präzises Lenkverhalten.
The Rock Shox Pike RC should offer precise handling together with the Roval Traverse 29er wheels.
Die Specialized Command Post IR bietet im Gegensatz zu den meisten auf dem Markt erhältlichen Modellen drei vorgegebene Sattelhöhen.
The Specialized Command Post IR provides, in contrast to most existing models on the market, three predefined saddle heights.

Being 183cm tall I have chosen the Specialized Camber Expert Carbon Evo in a size Large. With an inseam length of about 89 cm I had to pull the Specialized Command Post IR with 100 of adjustment to the limit immediately to get an optimal pedal position. To improve this I will fit a post with a little more travel to still have a plenty of room to move on the downhills.

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My focus for 2014 is the addition of some weekend trips, spending as much time as possible with the Specialized Camber Expert Carbon EVO on our local trails around Stuttgart.

Words: Max Schmitt Picture: Christoph Bayer

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