Specialized Status II Downhill Full Suspension

2.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $3100.00

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Product Description

Specialized Status II: The 200mm Status II downhill bike brings world championship FSR downhill technology to a more accessible price level. The Status II features a 135mm rear hub spacing, a Fox Van RC coil shock and a RockShox Domain dual crown fork...

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Evan

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2012

Strengths:    Downhill/Freeride or anything that can be thrown at it.

Weaknesses:    A little front heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Demoed the status II at my local bike park which consists of mostly freeride trails after taking it for a few runs didn't think much of it was ok in the air and corners but nothing special. Rented one at whistler for a day and loved it felt great in the air and very fast on the ground. I have no idea why this bike has such bad ratings I had the time of my life on it.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by nick a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2012

Strengths:    1. Hmmm... more efficient pedaling than the Kona Operator?

Weaknesses:    1. Rear triangle felt like it wobbled from side to side in corners.
2. Wanted to suck up everything - including jumps.
3. Very heavy in front. Wanted to pitch forward after any drop, jump, or bump.
4. Horrid jumping ability with absolutely no pop or flickability.
5. Hard to trust it at high speeds.
6. Soft rear triangle

Bottom Line:   
I don't review many things but the Status warrants some words. Personally, I did not like this bike at all and was very disappointed with it's performance. My friend and I rented the Status II from Winter Park Resort this past weekend. We shred pretty hard for a couple of Kansas guys on rentals. Granted, the Status came with a Marzocchi 888 fork and an off brand rear suspension which is different than what you would purchase from a shop. Our first run consisted of Rainmaker and Beall Ucanb and we were left wondering whether the trails or the bike were to blame for our lack of enjoyment. After the first run, the Status was so bad that my buddy took his back to the rental shop and exchanged his Status for last year's used and abused rental model the Kona Operator. After my second run I did the same thing and dumped the Status. It was horrid for any type of advanced riding. The Status felt wobbly in the corners like the rear triangle was flexing from side to side as you were turning. It didn't provide the sweet boost feeling out of a massive corner or berm that you should get. Also, it seemed to want both tires on the ground at all times because it wanted to suck up everything, including jumps. Jumping with this bike was absolutely a horrible experience as it provided absolutely no "pop" when I pumped into a jump. Flicking the bike around and having fun on was impossible on the Status. Thankfully, once we got Kona's "entry level" bike under us we started smiling again. We railed No Quarter and Rainmaker run after run, and Trestle Downhill and Cruel and Unusual were no problem on the Kona. Can't imagine what those runs would have been like when battling the Status's crap ass design. Granted, the one thing that the Status did better than the Kona was pedaling efficiency. So, if you like to pedal a heavy bike and keep your tires on the ground without smiling then get the Status. If you like to have fun on a DH bike I would look elsewhere. The Status is crap, go with a bike company who thinks less about art and

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Similar Products Used:   Trek Scratch, Kona Operator FR, Kona Stinky,

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Specialized Demo 8 build vs Status II for freeride?

Just like the title says Im finally gonna bite the bullet on a long travel bike for freeride and DH. Im looking to drop and jump, and strut my stuff (aka crash trying trying to throw down tricks hahaha) I've narrowed it down to a Specialized as I've loved my past ones but the family feud begins b ... Read More »

Status II or Demo 8I ?

Ok, I've been riding trails on my stumpjumper for awhile now, but looking to do more. I feel like the bike is holding me back from the type of terrain I really want to bomb down. I want to get into DH'ing and looking for a good bike to thrash. The Status seems like a great entry level machine, but w ... Read More »

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