2022 Specialized Status 160 Base Mountain Bike

2022 Specialized Status 160 Base Mountain Bike

£2,600.00
Was £2,900.00

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The Status 160 may be an all-new bike, but it’s really an all-new way of thinking about how to have the most fun possible on two wheels—even if that means they’re different sizes.

A 29-inch wheel offers up maximum cornering traction and roll-over capability in front while a 27.5 inch wheel out back brings with it shorter chainstays—and the party. Paired together with our playful Mixed Wheel-Size Trail Geometry the result is capital-F fun. Park-stomping, trail-slashing, getting-jibby-with-it fun.

We rounded out the Status 160’s fun-first frame with everything you need to keep the party going—big brakes, an X-Fusion Manic dropper post and Fox’s FLOAT 36 Rhthym Fork paired with a FLOAT X Performance shock, all brought together by the active, planted feel of our FSR suspension platform.

Features

  • Focused on fun and featuring our Mixed-Wheel Trail Geometry, the Status frameset is a fewer frills, all thrills FSR delivery system crafted from our hard-charging—and hard-wearing—M5 alloy and is designed not only to take a hit, but keep asking for more.
  • Fox’s FLOAT 36 Rhythm calls their venerable Grip damper into service in the name of adventurous riders everywhere, offering impressively controlled travel with plenty of trail-feel that puts confidence on speed dial. The two-position Sweep adjustment ensures the FLOAT 36 Rhythm is right at home dealing out its 160-millimeters of travel in just about any environment while 36-millimeter stanchions promise plenty of stiffness for precise handling at the limit.
  • Quality suspension unlocks some serious free speed, so to slow it all down, we tasked SRAM’s proven Code R brakes with stopping duties. Forged four-piston calipers offer serious stopping power, while 200-millimeter rotors on both ends of the bike promise plenty of fade-free bite when it matters.

Specialized MTB Range Guide

Specialized have been making mountain bikes for nearly as long as there have been mountain bikes. Models like the Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have been staples of the range for decades with the technology being updated and refined every year. The 2022 Specialized mountain bike range has bikes for all kinds of mountain bikers with prices ranging from £500 to over £10,000.

All Specialized mountain bikes are ‘beyond gender’. Although they are technically unisex, Specialized tend to fit more female friendly saddles on the smaller size bikes and more male friendly saddles on the larger bikes. These can easily be swapped out to suit preferences.


Read the full guide to the Specialized MTB Range


Who are Specialized?

Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since.

" Made for riders, by riders."

They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren't around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on carbon and built their own wind tunnel.

Bikes like the Allez, Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have developed followings and reputations of their own. Specialized has a reputation for making high-end, high-quality bikes. Specialized bikes always look great with high-quality paint and sensible sizing hel0s you get the right bike each time. If you buy a Specialized bike you can be guaranteed it will do what it is supposed to and will last.


Find our more about Specialized bikes

Mountain Bike Buying Guide

Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.

XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.

Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.

Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.


Men’s and women’s mountain bikes

Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.


Read our full mountain bike buyers guide


FrameM5 alloy chassis and rear-end, Mixed wheel Trail Geometry, threaded BB,12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 160mm of travel
Rear ShockFOX FLOAT X Performance, Rx Trail Tune, EVOL Air sleeve, 2-position lever w/ LSR adjustment, 230x60mm
ForkFOX FLOAT 36 Rhythm, GRIP damper, two position Sweep adjustment, 15x110mm QR axle, 44mm offset, 160mm of travel
StemAlloy Trail Stem, 35mm bar bore
HandlebarsSpecialized, 6061 alloy, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 30mm rise, 800mm width
GripsDeity, Knuckleduster, Black
Front BrakeSRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm
Rear BrakeSRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Shift LeversSRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CassetteSRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 12-speed, 11-50t
ChainSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
CranksetSRAM NX Eagle, DUB, 170mm
Chainrings32T
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded
RimsSpecialized 29, hookless alloy, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready
Front HubAlloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h
Rear HubAlloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
SpokesDT Swiss Industry
Front TireButcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® T9 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Rear TireButcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 27.5x2.3"
Inner TubesStandard, Presta Valve
SaddleBody Geometry Bridge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SeatPostX-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SLR LE lever, 34.9mm, S2: 125mm, S3/S4: 150mm, S5: 170mm
Seat BinderAlloy, 38.6mm

Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.

Colours SATIN CA WHITE SAGE / GUNMETAL, SATIN SMOKE / ARCTIC BLUE
Sizes S1, S2, S3, S4, S5
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2022
Barcodes 888818753963, 888818754175, 888818754663, 888818754724, 888818754786, 888818754885, 888818754960, 888818755066, 888818755356, 888818755455
SKUs / Part Numbers 93722-7201, 93722-7202, 93722-7203, 93722-7204, 93722-7205, 93722-7301, 93722-7302, 93722-7303, 93722-7304, 93722-7305

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