Sure, riding downhill is a good time; but it’s an even better time to be a downhiller. Ski resorts across the country are opening well designed mountain bike trails, and our STATUS downhill machine delivers performance and value every rider will appreciate. Whether shredding local shuttle trails or pinned on the race course, the Status’ 200mm of FSR suspension, DH Race Geometry, and reliable component spec keeps riders on track and in control on technical downhill terrain.
WHAT Lightweight, M4 alloy frame with 135mm rear end, 1.5-inch head tube, and ISCG tabs.
WHY To offer a super strong and light, high-value DH frame that boasts great compatibility through features like high-quality chain guides and standard-size rear hubs for easy replacement/upgrade.
HOW Taking notes from the Specialized Factory Team on geometry we were able to dial this geo for DH racing with a slack, low-centre-of-gravity profile. Combining that with a best bang-for-the-buck approach, we can spec this bike with race-ready, industry-standard components so riders can keep it stock or personalize it for their style with ease.
DH-TUNED FSR SUSPENSION
WHAT FSR suspension with four bar linkage tuned for downhill racing.
WHY This setup provides race-ready suspension performance for the sick speeds and obstacles these riders face, while keeping the cost down.
HOW The linkage is set up to handle large, high-speed hits with a smooth linear feel. It was designed by the “Czar of FSR” Jason Chamberlain—who has more experience working with DH suspension than anyone in the world—to meet the demands of the sports most demanding downhill terrain.
WHAT The strongest and lightest components available, expressly designed for the DH experience.
WHY Makes the Status as strong and light as possible, without sacrificing value or compatibility with industry-standard interfaces (so aftermarket components will still fit). Helps riders maximise attainable speeds, while considerably reducing risk.
HOW Working closely with the DH race athletes and various manufacturers allows us to dial the spec to work in perfect concert with the Demo platform. We test the components at every stage of development and make adjustments to elicit customized performance from crucial components like, wheels, brakes and drivetrain.