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    Specialized Status

    Am thinking of getting the status frame and upgrade the shock to a CCDB air.
    anyone have experienced with the frame before?

    am contemplating which of the following frames to get,
    - giant glory
    - spec status
    - banshee legend

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    All 3 are different frames. If you could demo them that would be good. Yes the status will hold up to whatever abuse you want to put it thru , it was able to handle the recent Redbull Rampage event .

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    i have a demo 8 currenly, wonder if the status will ride similar.

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    I rode a status at Trestle and liked it a lot but its the only DH bike I've ridden so far. I'm actually thinking of buying one myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    it was able to handle the recent Redbull Rampage event .
    An what a great marketing move it was I have to say. The 12' Status $2400. 13' Status $3300 and it will be $4000 in 14'. So much for affordable DH bike, better get it now or find a leftover 12'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hydesg View Post
    i have a demo 8 currenly, wonder if the status will ride similar.
    Besides the obvious marketing value of using it for Rampage, one commentator stated the bike was chosen because of its taller stance then the Demo, which probably gives it a different ride characteristics..
    Last edited by Drth Vadr; 10-15-2012 at 03:22 PM.

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    it has a taller BB height than the demo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    All 3 are different frames. If you could demo them that would be good. Yes the status will hold up to whatever abuse you want to put it thru , it was able to handle the recent Redbull Rampage event .

    ...Wonder if they gave it a 12mm Maxle though for our boys Darren and Martin. I can't imagine them riding the production frame for that with the 135x10mm dropouts.

    Status looks like a sweet ride for the dollar though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drth Vadr View Post
    An what a great marketing move it was I have to say. The 12' Status $2400. 13' Status $3300 and it will be $4000 in 14'. ..
    I think you are comparing the price of the '12 Status 1 to the '13 Status 2. 2012 Status 2 was $3100 MSRP I believe.

    Regardless, I'm also curious if anyone has a view on CCDBAir for the Status frame.

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    Yea , I don't know if the kept it 135x10 or not ...

    As far as the ccdb air , I know the Knolly guys were on air at the redbull rampage event and I have been seeing a lot more new DH bikes coming with a ccdb air or people running them .. So I'm sure the air is doing fine

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    i'm sure it depends on the tune...


    ...how how much sponsorship $ are involved.

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    just bought the frame.
    contemplating these shocks,
    - avalanche chubie
    - ccdb coil
    - ccdb air
    - bos void ndl

    anyone of you tried these shocks before?

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    Well i personally feel like you have it listed perfectly in order.. I love Avy stuff and the fact that i get a custom tune for ME .. There has been an update to the CCDB air as well , have seen some great reviews on it now . I dont think you can go wrong with an Avy product or a CCDB shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Well i personally feel like you have it listed perfectly in order.. I love Avy stuff and the fact that i get a custom tune for ME .. There has been an update to the CCDB air as well , have seen some great reviews on it now . I dont think you can go wrong with an Avy product or a CCDB shock.
    thanks. I just saw the dimensional data for the chubie.
    I am just afraid that the adjusters would hit the top tube when the shock compresses. the ccdbs seems to have at least some clearance before it touches the top tube.


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    So hows the ride of the Status...been thinking of getting an entry level DH bike...

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    frankly, it rides superb with good components on it.
    just waiting for the ccdb air to complete the picture.
    Specs as follows,
    Specialized Status Frame medium
    Fox 40 fork
    Full saint m820 parts
    enve chris king DH wheels
    enve handle bar
    hope integrated crown
    ht ae-01 pedals
    thomson masterpiece seatpost
    chris king inset headset
    chris king bottom bracket
    mrp g2 sl chain guard

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    am going to buy the avalanche chubie and bos void ndl to test also.

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    I rode my wife's Status and thought it rode awesome.
    As far as rear shocks go, you should look at the Xfusion coil HLR. Have one on my Jedi and it is amazing. Came off a Fox RC2 and it was decent but the Xfusion feels so much more plush and handles big hits very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydesg View Post
    frankly, it rides superb with good components on it.
    just waiting for the ccdb air to complete the picture.
    Specs as follows,
    Specialized Status Frame medium
    Fox 40 fork
    Full saint m820 parts
    enve chris king DH wheels
    enve handle bar
    hope integrated crown
    ht ae-01 pedals
    thomson masterpiece seatpost
    chris king inset headset
    chris king bottom bracket
    mrp g2 sl chain guard
    This parts spec does a great job of turning the whole Status as entry-level DH bike on it's head. Like all Adbusters!

    Thomson Masterpiece = Thomson Elite w/ a $50 rolled up and shoved inside the tube, except no one on the trail would be able to see the $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snfoilhat View Post
    This parts spec does a great job of turning the whole Status as entry-level DH bike on it's head. Like all Adbusters!

    Thomson Masterpiece = Thomson Elite w/ a $50 rolled up and shoved inside the tube, except no one on the trail would be able to see the $50.
    whats wrong with pimpin things up ?

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    stoked to see the final pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydesg View Post
    whats wrong with pimpin things up ?
    Right?

    After this past weekend I'm seriously considering selling one of my other bikes to build a Status. I want a DH bike badly! What's the biggest size rear tire that sucker can handle? I know it comes with a 2.3" but wider is usually better right...
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    2.7 Maxxis DHF fits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recitio View Post
    2.7 Maxxis DHF fits.
    Awesome!
    Another question about the Status. I know it uses a 135mm rear hub and I think the axle is 10mm... but is the axle size compatible with my other 135mm hubs? For instance if I blow out the rear wheel can I swap my 135mm Hope Pro 2/Stans Flow wheel on from my other bike? Thanks for answering my questions guys. I can see myself on one of these bad boys very soon!
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    Of course you can!
    Quote Originally Posted by FMX_DBC View Post
    Awesome!
    Another question about the Status. I know it uses a 135mm rear hub and I think the axle is 10mm... but is the axle size compatible with my other 135mm hubs? For instance if I blow out the rear wheel can I swap my 135mm Hope Pro 2/Stans Flow wheel on from my other bike? Thanks for answering my questions guys. I can see myself on one of these bad boys very soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydesg View Post
    Of course you can!
    Ok good. I didn't know if there was a difference in the 9mm QR and the 10mm axle the Status uses...or if my Hope Pro 2 Evo would take the 10mm axle without changing end caps
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