Specialized Status 160
Who says you have to choose a wheel size these days, when you can have multiple? With the new Specialized Status 160 you don’t have to fret over 27.5” versus 29,” thanks to Specialized’s Mixed-Wheel Trail Geometry. While this may sound all fancy, it simply means the Status has a 29” front wheel paired with a 27.5” rear wheel, sometimes referred to as a “mullet” bike – business in the front, party in the back.
This unique pairing of wheel sizes results in a bike that can roll over obstacles with ease thanks to the 29” front end, and a playful, maneuverable 27.5” rear end for roosting every berm. A hard charging M5 aluminum frame with 160mm of FSR suspension and aggressive geometry provides the peace of mind to tackle whatever terrain you throw the Status into, at an extremely competitive price.
Specialized created the Status 160 to be a truly burly, performance-driven quiver of one, happy hitting jumps with style, pedaling your local trails, or eating up some bike park tech if that tickles your fancy. Whether you’re a seasoned rider looking for a durable and hard-hitting aluminum frame, or a newer rider looking to step things up a level, you can’t go wrong with the Status 160.
For riders who may not need 160mm of travel for their day-to-day riding needs, Specialized also offers a 140mm travel version of the Status. If you're looking for a bit more playful and lively ride, the Status 140 is packed with the same features and only slightly less aggressive geometry.
Specialized didn’t skimp on the build kit for the Status, and to complement the FSR suspension platform it comes with a 160mm Fox Float 36 Rhythm fork and Float DPX2 Performance rear shock, a tried and true, hardworking combination. Braking is handled by the excellent SRAM Code R, which are simple and powerful, especially when paired with the stock 200mm rotors.
SRAM’s NX Eagle drivetrain provides smooth and reliable shifting, and an infinitely adjustable X-Fusion seatpost with a Specialized Body Geometry saddle provide comfort on your pedal up to downhill nirvana.
The rest of the build is primarily Specialized components, which are high quality and help keep the cost down so you can get the best value out of your new Status.
|Wheel Size:||29", 27.5"|
|Rear Axle Standard:||12x148mm Boost|
|Rear Shock:||FOX FLOAT X Performance, Rx Trail Tune, EVOL Air sleeve, 2-position lever with Low Speed Rebound adjustment|
|Rear Shock Size:||230mm x 60mm|
|Rear Suspension Travel:||160mm|
|Fork:||FOX FLOAT 36 Rhythm 160mm, GRIP damper, two position Sweep adjustment|
|Fork Axle:||15x110mm Boost|
|Wheelset:||Specialized rims: 29 front, 27.5 rear, hookless alloy, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready / Alloy hubs|
|Front Tire:||Specialized Butcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® T9 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"|
|Rear Tire:||Specialized Butcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 27.5x2.3"|
|Crankset:||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Chainguide Tabs:||ISCG '05 3-Bolt|
|Bottom Bracket:||SRAM DUB|
|BB Standard:||73mm BSA|
|Chain:||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Cassette:||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t|
|Seat Post Diameter:||34.9mm|
|Seat Post Clamp:||Specialized|
|Seat:||Body Geometry Bridge Comp|
|Shifters:||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Handlebar:||Specialized 6061 alloy, 800mm width, 35mm clamp, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 30mm rise|
|Stem:||Specialized Alloy Trail Stem|
|Grips:||Deity Knuckleduster, Black|
|Brakes:||SRAM Code R, 200mm rotors|
|Water Bottle Cage Mounts:||Yes, 1|
|Warranty:||Lifetime warranty* to the original owner against structural defects in material or workmanship.
*Register your bike within the first 90 days of purchase for a lifetime warranty.
Specs subject to change without notice. Please check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date information.
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Low BB Setting
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|Rider Height (cm)||150 - 160||157 - 173||165 - 180||173 - 188||178 - 220|