2012 Specialized Status II Bike (discontinued)

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Ballin' on a budget

The Good:

Great starter bike with a great price point, super grippy Specialized Butcher DH tires

The Bad:

Bike is heavy, with a low end fork

Overall Review:

If you are looking for a first DH bike like myself, this is the bike for you. This bike bombs down DH runs, and is perfect on the jump trails such as Livewire at Northstar Bike Park. The only problem is that the bike is rather heavy. This is because of the Budget fork and Possibly the rims. The Fork is a RockShox Domain Dual Crown. The fork is heavy and has few adjustments. This bike is great for me but you might want to upgrade certain parts like the fork.

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Product Specialized Status II Bike
Model Year 2012
Riding Type Freeride, Downhill
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L View Geometry
Size S M L
Top Tube Length 558mm 583mm 608mm
Head Tube Angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
Head Tube Length 120mm 120mm 120mm
Seat Tube Angle 71° 71° 71°
Seat Tube Length 394mm 419mm 458mm
Bottom Bracket Height 355mm 355mm 355mm
Chainstay Length 426mm 426mm 426mm
Wheelbase 1164mm 1189mm 746mm
Standover 743mm 759mm 759mm
Reach 420mm 425mm 450mm
Stack 646mm 646mm 646mm
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details M4 hydroformed tubing, 1.5" forged HT, ISCG mounts, 135mm rear spacing, full cartridge bearing pivots, 200mm travel
Rear Travel 200mm
Rear Shock Fox Van RC, coil w/piggy back, compression and rebound adj., 8.75x2.75", S:450, M:500, L:550
Fork RockShox Domain Dual Crown R, coil spring, alloy steerer, rebound adj., 20mm Maxle DH thru-axle, 200mm travel
Fork Travel 200mm
Head Tube Diameter 1.5
Headset Semi-integrated alloy cups for 1.5" HT and 1-1/8" steerer, cartridge bearings
Handlebar Specialized Demo low-rise bar, 6061 alloy, 750mm wide, 9º backsweep, 6º upsweep, 31.8mm
Stem Specialized Direct-Mount stem, 40mm length, 31.8mm, 4-bolt, forged
Grips Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Others: Grappler XL
Brakes Avid Elixir 5, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, HS-1 rotor, 200mm rotor Avid Elixir 5, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, HS-1 rotor, 180mm rotor
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic
Shifters SRAM X5, 9-speed, trigger
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur SRAM X7, 9-speed, short cage
ISCG Tabs ISCG03 (old)
Cranks FSA Gravity Moto-X MegaExo, forged solid arms, 165mm, w/Status guide
Chainrings 36T steel
Bottom Bracket FSA MegaExo, sealed outboard cartridge bearing for Moto-X crank, 73mm shell
Pedals Alloy platform, 9/16"
Chain SRAM 9-speed w/ PowerLink
Cassette SRAM PG-950, 9-speed, 11-28t
Rims P-Disc, 32mm, 36h
Hubs Specialized Hi Lo disc, laser-etched logo, sealed cartridge bearing, 20mm thru-axle, 36h Specialized Hi Lo disc, laser-etched logo, sealed cartridge bearing, 10mm bolt-on, 36h
Spokes Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
Tires Specialized Butcher DH, DH casing, wire bead, soft dual-compound, 26x2.3" Specialized Butcher DH, DH casing, wire bead, soft dual compound, 26x2.3"
Saddle Specialized DH, 8mm steel rails
Seatpost 6061 alloy, two bolt micro adjust, no offset, 30.9mm, 300mm
Seatpost Diameter 30.9
Seatpost Clamp 34.9mm clamp ID, alloy collar w/ QR, black
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 135x 10
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors Gloss White/Red/Black
Weight N/A
Price $3,100
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