2023 Specialized

Status 160

A 29″ / 27.5″ aluminum frame full suspension enduro bike with high-end components.
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MSRP$3,000
FrameAluminum
SuspensionFull, 160 / 160mm
ForkFox Rhythm Float 36
ShockFox Float DPX2 Performance
Wheels29″ / 27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetNX Eagle
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Spec Level

Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more.

Sizing
S1

4'11" – 5'3"

S2

5'2" – 5'8"

S3

5'5" – 5'11"

S4

5'7" – 6'3"

S5

5'10" – 6'4"

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Rider Fit Notes
  • 5'3", size S1, Just right
Reviews
Bike Perfect
Specialized Status 140 review – is this the ultimate good time trail bargain?

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

Highs
  • Attack focused MX geometry

  • Totally sorted suspension

  • Short back end responsiveness

  • Great value, no nonsense spec

  • Stealth aesthetics

Lows
  • No internal storage

  • Needs tougher tires for rocky trails

  • Not a natural climber

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Pinkbike
Value Field Test: Specialized Status 160

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. .

Highs
  • Excellent descender in gnarly terrain

  • Fun to ride in jumps, berms, steeps

  • Very good suspension and tire spec

Lows
  • Sketchy feel in flatter terrain

  • Slack seat and descending-focused suspension hampers climbing

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Vital MTB
2022 Specialized Status 160 Bike

Apr 2022 · jonathon Simonetti fishoholic805

A compelling ride for the money, the Status rips!

Highs
  • Solid frame

  • Attractive price point

  • Loads of fun on the descents

  • Plenty versatile

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MBR
Specialized Status 160 review: killer value for money - MBR

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.

Highs
  • Killer value for money

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

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Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
Specialized Status 160 – An affordable status symbol?

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.

Highs
  • Cheap

  • Super-playful and fun handling

  • Spontaneous on the trail

Lows
  • Fork and brakes limit the performance of the bike

  • Requires specific suspension setups to suit flow and tech trails

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BikeRadar
Specialized Status 160 review

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

Highs
  • Stretched out geometry is great at high-speed

  • Plush suspension and confident angles

  • Really solid build with some great parts for the money

Lows
  • 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

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off.road.cc
Specialized Status 2020 review

Jul 2020

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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Bikerumor
Mixed wheel size Specialized Status mountain bike teased...party in back for 2021?

May 2020

Could this be a Specialized Status mullet bike? Are they really making a mixed wheel size mountain bike for production? Looks like maybe, and here's a pic.

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

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 Maroon / Charcoal; Satin Charcoal / Maroon

Fork

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

Travel160mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

FOX FLOAT DPX2 Performance, Rx Trail Tune, EVOL Air sleeve, 3-position adjustment, 230x60mm

Travel160mm

Spring TypeAir

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded

Stem

Alloy Trail Stem, 35mm bar bore

Handlebar

Specialized, 6061 alloy, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 30mm rise, 780mm width

Saddle

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

Seatpost

SEAT POST, A-PRO, MANIC, 22-XPMCMLG-125/150/170-011,FORGED,6066-T6 ,2-BOLT,34.9, 125/150/170 TRAVEL, OFFSET 0MM,361.5/425.5/470.5MM,SCM435,ZINC FINISH BOLT

TypeDropper

Grips

Deity, Knuckleduster, Black

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed

Crank

SRAM NX Eagle, DUB, 170mm

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette

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

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed

Brakes

Front: SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 220mm, Rear: SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

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

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

Front Hub

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

Rear Hub

Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h

Tires

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

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