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2013 Dirt 100: Specialized Status 2

2013 Dirt 100: Specialized Status 2

Billy Thackray Billy Thackray


The Status, since its introduction as a replacement for the much-loved Bighit, has been all about fun, reliability and most importantly, affordability.

Specialized wanted to make a bike that riders with a budget that wouldn’t stretch to a full-on downhill bike could afford and that would still be worthy of racing and capable in all bike park shredding scenarios. If the Mondraker Summum is extreme then the Status is conservative; 64.5degree non-adjustable head-angle, 200mm non-adjustable travel, non-adjustable wheelbase, non-adjustable BB height…you get the point.

It’s basic by modern downhill bike standards, but what we have here is a perfect bike for the everyday downhiller, anyone who wants to tear up Whistler, the Alps or even Cwmcarn in Wales. It’s simplicity is its strength and for those who don’t want to tailor their bike to every track, who’d rather wheel the bike out of the garage at the weekend and know how it is going to perform, this could well be the downhill bike to have.

Price: £2500.00
Specialized UK 02083 913 500

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  1. Iain

    What’s with the horrible “t”s in this font dirt uses? Yucky.

    1. matarratas

      You guys at Dirt have been doing so bad that even your “t”s suck. I’m going to write about it! 😛

  2. billy

    Errr, what are you lot on about?!

    1. Leon

      The annoying little accent under the ‘t’s in your font , it makes me think I have got ash on my screen every time

      1. billy

        Can you send me a screen shot? I’m not seeing what you’re seeing!

      2. WAKi

        Billy be careful: you will actualy make seen unseen… terrible things might happen, don’t do it before the end of 2012!

      3. ddmonkey

        Now you mention I see that too, it looks like the ink has run at the bottom of the “t”, odd but not something that’s going to keep me awake at night…

  3. David Quinlan

    careful lads. Think your over-reacting there, down with this sort of thing

    1. Mr. T

      Agreed. There’s always some twat ready to bitch and moan about the smallest, most insignificant, miniscule thing isn’t there? If there’s a tiny, tiny error with anything as in this case, the letter ‘t’ doesn’t look how someone thinks it should, some sad clever dick gets up on their high horse and points it out, just because they can. Some people obviously have way too much time on their hands.

      1. Your superior

        Oh shut up and take a good look at your own whining.
        The fact is that the T does look wrong and should be changed to a normal one.

  4. Matt

    Sooo anyhoo about the bike…
    Seems to be a much better spec than last year for the same price?! How did that happen? Thought everything got more expensive year on year! Have to say with a life time warranty and that build at that price, for me it beats the YT bike of the year!


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