Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-02-05, 12:03 PM   #1
Tassafaronga
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mongoose RULZ

Ok, I'm a "roadie" and an old one at that, (51). Most of the postings I've read here are MTB-oriented and the ones pertaining to Mongoose products have been less than complimentary.
Having said that, I simply want to go on record as saying that while the MTB crowd may be right as far as the off-road models go, they are way off base concerning the IBOC family of road bikes.
I've owned two IBOC's; the Champion (all carbon fibre) and my current ride, the Road (composite: carbon fibre and aluminum). Both bikes 58cm. The Champion had Spinergy's but my Road has Mavic aero rims.
Riding both Shimano(Champion) and Campy's(Road), I prefer the Campy setup. Shifting is smoother and way easier than Shimano's approach. Both bikes had/have Kinesis aluminum forks.
The rear triangle mimics Mongoose's curved MTB styling but the dropouts are uneffected and it is purely cosmetic. Both bikes: Look pedals.
I had to sell my Champion after a bad move to Denver,(awful city to live in, great city to ride in) but was lucky enough to find a used IBOC Road on eBAY. Imagine, $250. for an IBOC! Not a scratch and sweet!
Ok, so she's old. Did I mention I'm 51?? An 8 speed cassette keeps me off the really steep hills but I can motivate on the level with the best of 'em! The bottom bracket is solid, no twist when I crank it in. The main triangle is "spongy" without any negatives. The aluminum rear triangle seems to compliment the main frame without any bad habits. I wish I could post a photo! I love the "burple" color. I wrapped a pair of Scott double curved handle bars in yellow and along with the day-glo green decals and lettering? AWESOME!
So knock the Mongoose MTB, Wal-Mart stuff all day long but you'll hafta go a LONG way to find a better entry-level road bike with the features and benefits that an older-model IBOC road bike can provide. Daggone crime...
Mongoose moved away from the road scene....maybe I can find an old titanium frameset next!
Tassafaronga is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:21 PM.