Pro Bike Check: Luca Shaw's Specialized Status 2

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Luca Shaw just has two World Cup races under his belt and he's finished 7th and 3rd in the Junior class. We caught up with the American pinner at Val di Sole before his 3rd place run to get a run down of his Specialized Status 2 DH bike.
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  • silvbullit

    6/19/2013 9:27 AM

    It's awesome to see good kids doing well on relatively affordable bike platforms. Barrecloth and Soderstrom? rode Status' in the Rampage. They can also be built into a sick mini-DH/All Mountain rippers with the right parts. There are even provisions for an E-type front derailleur! Check out Barrecloth's rig with air shock: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/member/Mountain-Bike-Photos-You-Should-See,5205/Darren-Berrecloths-2013-Specialized-Status-Freeride-Bike,51608/sspomer,2

  • sino428

    6/24/2013 4:00 PM

    It is cool that he is riding the Status which is itself affordable but I think it also worth noting that the rest of Shaw's specs here are every bit the high end build you'd expect to see on a WC bike. The "high end" status (which is affordable) goes for $3,300 but it has a lower end build. Stuff like FOX VAN RC, Boxxer Race, Elixir Brakes, Decendent Cranks, X7 drivetrain, etc where Shaw is running Boxxer WC, full XO drivetrain and brakes, XO Carbon cranks, I9 Wheels etc. The frame might be a little more affordable but he's still riding a very expensive build.

  • davikidd

    6/19/2013 8:37 AM

    Maybe Gwin will be rockin a status in Andorra

  • kev.1n

    6/18/2013 11:35 PM

    the shaw brothers hold it down and law down the law! great inspiration for any young racers out there

  • Stiksandstones

    6/18/2013 10:23 PM

    Been working with the Shaw family for the past couple years, some of the neatest kids i've worked with in 25 years of MTB racing. Top notch, no ego, smart, great kids.

  • Ride-4-Life

    6/18/2013 9:08 PM

    The Shaw brothers are two promising up and comers on and off the track... Awesome to see them get the chance to test their skills against the worlds best this season! Can't wait to see how the season turns out for a number of Carolina juniors on the WC circuit this year.

  • Hittheshowers13

    6/18/2013 6:59 PM

    He was looking extremely stylish alongside all the pros at the Slalom this year, was hoping he would do well overseas. Obviously that's the case...PINNED in that last shot.

  • mtbmtbmtb

    6/18/2013 6:22 PM

    YEAH!!!!!!! LUCA!!!!!!!!