Specialized Status Downhill Full Suspension

3.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $3100.00


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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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mitch Pisciotta

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2013

Strengths:    Stable at high speeds and technical terrain
Very slack and comfortable riding position
Inexpensive
Easily upgradable


Weaknesses:    Slow in the corners
Hard to jump


Bottom Line:   
I have owned this bike for a little over a year now and have ridden it in Santa Cruz, North Star, and Downieville. I am very happy to say the bike is better then I expected it to be. At first, I was skeptical about the X-Fusion suspension and the Elixir 1 brakes but so far the suspension has more than proven itself. The Elixir brakes burn through pads like crazy and only felt consistent after I got them serviced for the first time. I would recommend to rebleed the brakes off of the factory tune directly after purchase. At Downieville it felt right at home. High speed, straightish, and very rocky, technical trails are it's forte. Being 16 all I want to do is jump and the suspension likes to soak up lips, but with some added body language, it jumps just fine. This bike is a very capable downhill bike and can hang with bikes that are twice the price.

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Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Scotts Valley Cycle

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Derek Souza a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2012

Strengths:    Good downhill bike for low coast. You can ride pretty fast over rocky terrain and stay in control. I can ride this bike at Demo forest and it handles great for that ride. The climb out isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Great bike for Pacifica works great down the crack and the mile. Riding the drops on xxx the bike is stable and you don’t fell like you’re going over the bars. My bike is 35LBS.

Weaknesses:    The stock suspension, upgrading it before you leave your bike shop is suggested. Some bike shops will buy the stock stuff back and give you a discount on better stuff. A good rear hub will help out the rear end, although I haven’t had a problem with the stock hub.




Bottom Line:   
I bought a Status 1 because of the price and the advise of a friend. Before I took it out of the shop I upgrade the suspension (Front fork and rear shock) I didn’t want to deal with changing springs etc I'm 190LBS. This made the bike work like a DH should. The bike is pretty slacked and glides over rocky terrain. I don’t jump so well so I can’t comment on how it jumps. I am 45 and still jump some of the smaller stuff, but not so good, I've seen the video. In tight signal track you have to work the bike a little so be ready for that.Crashing into trees isnt fun. You can drop 3gs and get a good DH bike.

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Similar Products Used:   Titus switchblade..2003Yeti DH9. 2002 GT DH


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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