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4'11" – 5'3"
5'2" – 5'8"
5'5" – 5'11"
5'7" – 6'3"
5'10" – 6'4"
Oct 2023 · Guy Kesteven
The shorter travel version of Specialized’s subversive mullet bike is a huge amount of fun, especially for dynamic riders, and it’s a bloody bargain too
Attack focused MX geometry
Totally sorted suspension
Short back end responsiveness
Great value, no nonsense spec
No internal storage
Needs tougher tires for rocky trails
Not a natural climber
Jul 2023 · Dario DiGiulio
If you like riding the steepest trails around, want to hit jumps, and love the feeling of stuffing the rear wheel into a berm, then the Status is probably the bike of choice in this lineup. .
Excellent descender in gnarly terrain
Fun to ride in jumps, berms, steeps
Very good suspension and tire spec
Sketchy feel in flatter terrain
Slack seat and descending-focused suspension hampers climbing
Apr 2022 · jonathon Simonetti fishoholic805
A compelling ride for the money, the Status rips!
Attractive price point
Loads of fun on the descents
Nov 2021 · Alan Muldoon
With one model, five frame sizes, mixed wheels, two geometry settings and 160mm travel, the new Specialized Status ticks all the right boxes.
Killer value for money
Sluggish NX shifting, lack of official product info is frustrating
Jul 2021 · Peter Walker
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.
Super-playful and fun handling
Spontaneous on the trail
Fork and brakes limit the performance of the bike
Requires specific suspension setups to suit flow and tech trails
Jul 2020 · 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
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.
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 Standard: BSA, 73mm, Threaded
Colors: Satin 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
Spring Type: Air
FOX FLOAT X Performance, Rx Trail Tune, EVOL Air sleeve, 2-position lever w/ LSR adjustment, 230x60mm
Spring Type: Air
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
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
Front: SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm, Rear: SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm
Type: Hydraulic Disc
Specialized 29, hookless alloy, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready
DT Swiss Industry
Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h
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"