2022 Specialized Status 160

A 29″ / 27.5″ aluminum frame full suspension enduro bike with high-end components. Compare the full range

2022 Specialized Status 160
Travel160mm rear, 160mm front
ForkFox Rhythm Float 36

Wheels29″ / 27.5″
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetNX Eagle

BrakesHydraulic Disc
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1 × 12 — 12 speed

Status 160

24 mph

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The Status 160 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Status 160 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.

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A compelling ride for the money, the Status rips!

  • Solid frame

  • Attractive price point

  • Loads of fun on the descents

  • Plenty versatile

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Specialized Status 160 review: killer value for money - MBR

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With one model, five frame sizes, mixed wheels, two geometry settings and 160mm travel, the new Specialized Status ticks all the right boxes.

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  • Sluggish NX shifting, lack of official product info is frustrating

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The Specialized Status is one of the most mysterious bikes currently on the market: it doesn’t appear on Specialized’s official website, conceals its origin when you see it in person and for a high-end brand like Specialized, costs surprisingly little. We had the chance to test the secretive 160 mm travel mullet bike in the bike park.

  • Cheap

  • Super-playful and fun handling

  • Spontaneous on the trail

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Robin Weaver

The new Status offers progressive geometry and a solid build at a really good price. It’s not afraid of getting rowdy on the hill and has, so far, soaked up with ease everything I've thrown at it

  • Stretched out geometry is great at high-speed

  • Plush suspension and confident angles

  • Really solid build with some great parts for the money

  • Short back-end coupled with long front-end adds some liveliness but does affect ride balance in the corners

  • Tyres can feel sketchy in the wet

Jul 2020Read Review

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The new Specialized Status is a long travel mullet bike – business up front, party in the back – specifically designed around a 29er front wheel and a 27.5" rear. It's a fast and hard-hitting enduro bike and the price is good, though the super-short chainstays create a noticeably rearward weight bias that won't suit everyone.

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4'11" – 5'3"


5'2" – 5'8"


5'5" – 5'11"


5'7" – 6'3"


5'10" – 6'4"

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M5 alloy chassis and rear-end, Mixed wheel Trail Geometry, threaded BB,12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 160mm of travel

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

ColorsSatin Smoke / Arctic Blue; Satin Ca White Sage / Gunmetal


FOX FLOAT 36 Rhythm, GRIP damper, two position Sweep adjustment, 15x110mm QR axle, 44mm offset, 160mm of travel

Rear Shock

FOX FLOAT X Performance, Rx Trail Tune, EVOL Air sleeve, 2-position lever w/ LSR adjustment, 230x60mm

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded


Alloy Trail Stem, 35mm bar bore


Specialized, 6061 alloy, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 30mm rise, 800mm width


Body Geometry Bridge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm


X-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SLR LE lever, 34.9mm, S2: 125mm, S3/S4: 150mm, S5: 170mm


Deity, Knuckleduster, Black

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed


SRAM NX Eagle, DUB, 170mm, 32T


SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed


SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 12-speed, 11-50t


SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed


SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm


Specialized 29, hookless alloy, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready


DT Swiss Industry

Front Hub

Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h

Rear Hub

Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h


Front: Butcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® T9 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3", Rear: Butcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 27.5x2.3"

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