We gave the Specialized Status 140 and 160 full marks in our reviews and now they're available in an outstanding Black Friday deal

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The deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming thick and fast with the biggest shopping weekend just a little over two weeks away. The official dates this year start with Black Friday on the 24th of November and will continue throughout that weekend, finishing on Cyber Monday, the 27th of November. It’s no secret that the bike industry has been suffering since the Covid boom, and as Black Friday approaches the best bike brands and cycling retailers are already dropping seriously big deals and discounts early in an attempt to get us to part with our cash. 

We all love a good deal here at Bike Perfect and we brought you some big discounts on the best gravel bikes from Ribble last week as they dropped a huge 20 percent discount across its entire range of award-winning gravel range in their Black Friday sale. We start the new week with two similarly great deals from Specialized on their already bargain-priced and highly rated best trail mountain bikes. The Status 140 and Status 160 which are both carrying an almost £1,000 reduction right now.

Specialized Status 160 side on view

The Specialized Status 160 is ready for anything you can throw at it (Image credit: Guy Kesteven)

We've tested both of these bikes and they both received top marks from our Technical Editor, Guy Kesteven, who said the Specialized Status 140 was, "the ultimate good time trail bargain" and "an addictively agile, smartly equipped trail or bike park MTB that proves you don’t need to spend a fortune to have an absolute blast". He also had suitably similar praise for the 140's bigger travel-equipped sibling and said, "The Specialized Status 160 is a ridiculously confident yet riotously playful bargain-priced bomber, and a brilliantly balanced bike with sorted suspension."

With both models of the Status packing some serious discount right now, regardless of model chosen you're getting one seriously capable mountain bike at an absolute bargain price. If you're not in the market for a new bike, be sure to check out our spotlight deals and main mountain bike deals hub, featuring everything from the best mountain bike clothing to the best MTB helmets. Our Garmin deals page, also has some equally nicely discounted Garmin tech too.

Specialized Status 140

The Specialized Status 140 even at its full price RRP is a bike packed with a great spec and offering exceptional value for money. When Specialized released the Status 140 they said it wasn't just a new bike, but an entirely new platform that would change the whole understanding of what a do-it-all mountain bike can do. The 140mm of travel on the Status might not be as forgiving as its longer travel brother, but it maxes out the fun-focused performance with its MX mixed wheel (mullet) trail-ready geometry. A mullet wheeled setup for anyone that doesn't know is a 27.5-inch rear wheel, paired with a 29-inch front wheel and gives the smooth rolling capability of a larger front wheel and the playfulness of a smaller rear.

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Specialized Status 140: Save £901 at Specialized
Was £2,900, now £1,999
Featuring a SRAM NX Eagle groupset and Fox suspension, the Status 140 has a precise £901 discount, and is available in either Satin Raspberry/Cast Umber or Satin Oak Green/Limestone colorways. All sizes from S1 to S5 are available depending on color chosen.

The build on the Specialized Status 140 starts with the M5 alloy frame and is paired with a Fox Float X performance shock and a Fox Float 36 fork, both with 140mm of travel. The build continues with SRAM NX Eagle 12-spd groupset and SRAM Code R brakes with 200mm rotors. Specialized alloy wheels roll on Butcher Grid tires. The finishing kit includes a X-Fusion Manic dropper post and Specialized's alloy stem and handlebars.

Close up on the Specialized Status 140

Specialized Status 140 has a Fox Float X performance shock (Image credit: Guy Kesteven)

Specialized Status 160

The Status 160 is built around the same M5 alloy frame as the 140, and of course has 160mm of hard-hitting front and rear wheel travel with a more Enduro focus, again from Fox and their Fox Float 36 fork and Fox Float X performance shock. The alloy frame already keeps the price of the Status 160 reasonable, and it comes with nice detailing including tight cable clamps for the internal routing, chain protectors top and bottom on the drive side and a small chain guide fitted also as standard. The low-slung top tube also gives the Status 160 an aggressive ready-for-any look.

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Specialized Status 160: Save £901 at Specialized
Was £2,900, now £1,999
The Status 160 with a hefty £901 discount is available in either Satin Smoke/Arctic Blue or Satin White Sage/Gunmetal colorways. All sizes from S1 to S5 are available depending on color chosen. Packed with a great spec for the normal price, we now think this is an even better, outstanding Black Friday deal.

The build on the Specialized Status 160 is much the same as its 140 sibling with the same SRAM NX Eagle 12-spd groupset and SRAM Code R brakes with 200mm rotors. Specialized alloy wheels in the mullet setup (29-inch and 27.5-inch) again roll on the same Butcher Grid tires. The finishing kit is the same with the X-Fusion Manic dropper post and Specialized's alloy stem and handlebars.

Close up on the Specialized 160

Specification on the Status 160 is excellent (Image credit: Guy Kesteven)

Both these bikes are available now direct from Specialized along with a selection of other bikes across their range with with various discounts. The deals are also available worldwide, check out Specialized.com for all the details.

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm