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Old 03-25-13, 04:13 PM   #1
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specialized camber comp vs BMC Speed Fox SF02

I am new to MTB, and like to join my friends in mountain this summer. I search around LBS, they have 2012 old stock for specialized camber comp & BMC Speed Fox SF02 on sale. both bike are looks nice to me and within my budget.
Or if any other choose around 1.5k??
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Are you looking at the 26 inch versions or the 29er versions of those bikes?
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Are you looking at the 26 inch versions or the 29er versions of those bikes?
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I've ridden both. My dad owns a 2012 BMC SF01. The BMC would be my pick without reservation because of the rear suspension alone. It is a far better design for pedaling efficiency, but it's still responsive to small bumps.

It has a better fork and shock than the Camber Comp, as well. In fact I'm pretty sure the SF02 was originally priced quite a bit higher than the Camber Comp, so if they're both $1500 you are getting a much better discount on the BMC.
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I've ridden both. My dad owns a 2012 BMC SF01. The BMC would be my pick without reservation because of the rear suspension alone. It is a far better design for pedaling efficiency, but it's still responsive to small bumps.

It has a better fork and shock than the Camber Comp, as well. In fact I'm pretty sure the SF02 was originally priced quite a bit higher than the Camber Comp, so if they're both $1500 you are getting a much better discount on the BMC.
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I had an SF02 and it was a great bike. Excellent efficiency and low weight for a 120mm bike. It did have a somewhat tall head tube though. I would chose it over the Camber any day. The line is a little more blurred for me with the 29er versions of these bikes, but that doesn't seem to be the question.
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Biggest thing I noticed about the SpeedFox 26" frame is that the top tube is pretty long. Check your sizing on a test ride or work out your reach very carefully on paper. My dad's size L has a much longer eTT than my size XL Santa Cruz Blur-- so don't make any quick assumptions that you 'always' ride a given size.
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I am a short rider, and so far have been loving the camber. Although my camber have been built from the frame up with aftermarket parts (deore xt, fox fork, hope+ztr wheelset) the frame geometry is perfect for my short arms and legs. I use this for xc riding, and at just over 12kg, is just the right balance between efficiency and comfort.

I absolutely love the fox triad 2 propedal rear shox that came with the frameset. I like it better than the fox float ctd on the stumpjumper, especially on long climbs.

Ive ridden the BMC SF, but the riding position is a bit too aggressive for me. If I was racing, Id get the BMC.. But for my long xc rides, Id take the camber.
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