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View Poll Results: Which one should I buy? (read below)
Wheeler 800 1 25.00%
Mongoose Rockadile SX 1 25.00%
An other one 2 50.00%
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Old 06-26-02, 11:37 AM   #1
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Wheeler 800 vs Mongoose Rockadile SX

I was thinking of a new bike and the best at the price I can afford are these, Wheeler 800 and Mongoose Rockadile SX, both at the same price and service.

So, what should I buy? Here are some specs:

Wheeler 800:



800 Mountain Bikes


Frame Wheeler / Custom Tubing CrMo - HiTen, Wheeler D/out
Fork Sync / 320 Coil / Spring 70mm
Headset Threadless / 1-1 / 8 "
Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-MR40-MGS
Front Derailleur Shimano TY-33
Shifters Shimano SL-RS-41 / 21 Speeds w/gear indicator
Brakelevers For V-Brakes / 3-Finger
Brakes Alloy V-Brakes
Crankset Shimano FC-TY-32-A 28x38x48 T
Chainguard -
BB-set Shimano / Cartridge
Handlebar Flat Bar / 580mm
H'stem Wheeler / Alloy D. Clamp 1-1 / 8 " / 15 degree rise
Pedal Resin
Seatpost Alloy / Microadjust
Seat Wheeler Comp
Hub front Alloy / 36H
Hub rear Alloy / 36H
Chain HG-50
H-Bar tape -
Cassette Shimano MF-HG40-7 14-34 T
Spokes 14 G UCP
Rims Alex X-606 Alloy silver
Tires MTB Type 26 x 1.95

Mongoose Rockadile SX:



Frame Material
Fork Material
Rear Shock
Headset
Stem
Bars
Rear Brake
Front Brake
Brake Levers
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur
Shifters
Freewheel
Crankset
Chain
Pedals
Tires
Rims
Hubs
Seatpost
Saddle


Frame material: Hi-ten ATB frame w/cromo seat tube
Fork Material: MOZO USA RM-120 alloy suspension w/76mm travel
Headset: Threadless 1-1/8"
Stem: Steel stem w/removable alloy cap
Bars: Steel high rise 30mm men's/50mm women's
Brakes front&rear: Alloy linear pull
Brake levers: Full alloy
Front Derailleur: Shimano TY22
Rear Derailleur : Shimano TY40
Shifters: SRAM Gripshift MRX
Freewheel: Shimano MF-HG37 14-28t
Crankset: Dotek alloy w/48/38/28t steel rings
Chain: KMC Z-51
Pedals: Nylon body w/ball bearings
Tires: Mongoose ATB 26 x 1.95
Rims: Alex Y-1000 alloy 36h
Hubs: Oversized alloy Q.R. w/black double seals
Seat post: Alloy micro adjust
Saddle: Mongoose dual density

For my opinion it would be the Wheeler, but I ainīt shore. Just wanted some advices.
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Old 06-26-02, 03:43 PM   #2
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I've ridden the Mongoose. It was the first MTB I'd ever ridden (loaned to me by a friend) and I was impressed enough to go out and buy a Specialized Hardrock. The Mongoose is a good bike and I've also read a very favourable review of it in the UK mag MBR in Nov 01.
I've no experience of the Wheeler, but it loks nice
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Old 06-26-02, 04:30 PM   #3
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in my opinion id get a gary fisher or trek instead of either of those, mongoose you can buy at wal-mart, and ive never heard of the other one, gary fisher is the best way to go, i have one and i love it. hope this helped
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Old 06-27-02, 03:34 AM   #4
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I donīt have the money for a Gary Fisher but I would like to have one, and Iīve owned a nice Wheeler 555 for three years now, but it is just to little. The Wheeler has never been bothering me for other sakes then the size (itīs 16"!).
Right now Iīm going to take a vacation for two weeks, will think about the bikes and check for other opinions here when Iīll be back.

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