|We are always excited to work on a new DH project at Specialized because it means more testing time on the big bikes. We wanted to build a bike that just as capable as any downhill bike out there with the right geometry and look while not killing the wallet. Jason Chamberlain, our Senior FSR Engineer and the creator of the Demo, took his skills and experience with suspension design and came up with a DH-tuned FSR linkage, complete with 8 inches of travel. We added some sweet paint, wrapped it with Butcher tires, and the Status was born, a ripper right out of the box. Keene and Brad have been racing it all over North America, we couldn't be happier with the bikes' performance. - Joe Buckley, Specialized MTB Product Manager|
Loading up for the first run. The locals weren't too happy that we asked to hold the lift for 12 seconds, but once we name dropped Sven, they were cool.
Proof that "affordable" doesn't mean it can't be fun or take a beating. Keene and Brad absolutely sending the Status on Crabapple, missing the landing on more than one occasion.