From big drops to bike park laps and forearm-burning descents, Specialized's Status II sends it all. Its burly M4-aluminum frame comes equipped with a Fox Van RC shock that dishes out 200mm of active, terrain-stomping FSR travel that's tunable to your liking. Up front, an awesome 200mm-travel Boxxer delivers incredible handling and unheard of control. All that suspension keeps the stout Specialized wheels and fat Butcher tires glued in nasty corners and bumpy straights. And for those pedaling sections, the 9-speed SRAM drivetrain keeps the power coming with stout Descendant cranks. Plus, this rig features the awesome stopping power of SRAM Guide disc brakes with a big 200mm rotor up front.
|Frame||Specialized M4-aluminum, 1.5-inch forged headtube, ISCG mounts, 135mm rear spacing, 200mm-travel|
|Fork||RockShox Boxxer RC, 200mm travel, 20mm Maxle DH thru-axle|
|Rear Shock||Fox Van RC, coil w/piggy back|
|Hubs||Specialized Hi Lo disc, Rear: bolt-on|
|Tires||Specialized Butcher DH; Front: 26 x 2.5, Rear: 26 x 2.3|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-950, 9-speed: 11-28|
|Handlebars||Specialized Demo, low-rise|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip, lock-on|
|Stem||Specialized P. Series|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide R|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R, 200/180mm rotors|
|Pedals||Specialized Bennies aluminum w/removable pins|
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This is a great bike. I ride rocky trails and multiple visits to DH parks, and it handles it. I did upgrade the fork to a Boxxer. But the ride, and frame is solid. I didn't experience the creaks other have said. I ride,jump, and drop everything that the novice / intermediate riders on Demo's ride.
This bike is a lot of fun and for the money could not ask for more bike.
I recently purchased this bike (august 2013); and my god this is the best bike I could ever purchase, its built my confidence up so much as rider and a person. I've already achieved stuff on this bike I would never have dared with my previous bike. Thanks so much Specialized, this is better than anything I could ever imagine
I have had my Status 2 for about 3 weeks now and in that time i have put it through its paces! It's is an amazing bike for anything you want to do. So far i have killed it on You Yangs Tracks: "Bandages or Glory" (Constant Rock Sections), "Turbulence" (State DH Track) and "Cressys Descent" (One of the Greatest Single tracks EVER!) and this bike absolutely Dominates! It is VERY quick on peddling and it goes through rough stuff so fast you wouldn't believe it was there! The last bike i had was a 2010 Specialized Demo 8 II and i believe that the Status is and equal if not better bike than it! I have even tested it out on a few XC tracks and The status climbs and pedals like a XC/AM bike! Can't wait to Race it at the VDHS Round 5 Baw Baw! Absolutely amazing! 5/5
I have a Status 2 and i think it is not a cheap bike for the components it has, a week after i bought it i changed the fork for a Boxxer Worldcup Keronite and the shox for a Vivid R2C (mine is a 2012 and had a Domain fork), now it feels as i want it to feel, i have to say i really like the frame and how the bike handles, i would really recommend it, really nice ride.
I got this bike and from all of the buzz about it I expected it to be amazing. When I took it on its first ride I was a little worried. In every corner it felt like the front was going to wash out. Also, it didn't hold its speed. I thought this was just because I hadn't broken it in, but now I have ridden the bike at leas twice a week for a few months now and it still hasn't changed. The bike is just slow. I recommend this to anyone getting into the sport or someone with a tight budget like I do, but if you are going to race like I am then I do not suggest it.
The bike over all is outstanding for cost and efficiency I would recommend this bike to anyone!
Hi, I rode this bike in a Specialized Demo at my local DH course. I was thinking about buying one of these so I test rode one. I am so glad that I test rode it before I could buy it. It was a horrible ride. I had the Specialized guys set up the suspension for me and the fork could hit a 100 drop to flat and it still wouldn't bottom out. It was an almost brand new bike and the frame creaked alot on every single bump. It was so annoying that I had to give it back after one ride. I would definately not recomed this bike to anyone. The SX is almost the same price and at least 10 times better.