are mongoose mountain bikes good bikes?
are mongoose mountain bikes good bikes?
Depends on the level you buy. After the 500.00 dollar range, your now getting into a nice quality bike. Years ago, Mongoose like GT ruled the streets and BMX race tracks. For some reason or another I miss those days.
Today Specialized , Cannadale , Trek , Gary Fisher and Giant seem to rule today. Nothing wrong with a Mongoose, really it depends on what you are going to do with it.
^ yeah pretty much. If you plan on jumping and dropping, don't buy a mongoose. If you just want to cruise and have the poser bling factor on your bike, go for it. You won't die cruising on a mongoose. But generally, mongoose is a no-no. Unless you buy a MongoosePro, like hopper has.
YEa, generally you want to stay away from them, but for city riding or nothing hard then i wouldnt see a problem with one..Or spend to money and get a good one..
yes YES! mongoose is alright. http://www.mongoose.com/bikes/detail...nal&brandID=47 this one is sick.
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You can jump/drop on a Mongoose...if you spend enough money.Originally Posted by hooligan
If you are buying a hardtail, I wouldn't go any lower than their Tyax Comp. That is an OK, and rather inexpensive, bike for riding on asphalt and really tame trails.
I don't trust them because they are sold at x-marts. (even the $600+ models).
I'm a fat guy. I'm just getting started at some good trails. I've caught a bit of air with my old Rockadile SX IBOC with Mavic wheels and so far it's done good for me. I need to stiffen up the front forks a bit but that's really my only complaint.
$500 doesnt get you anything....Originally Posted by Forced
and by the way, its cannondale......
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Yeah what ever you do don't buy a mongoose... they are crap
And if you do get one, don't do this
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Mongoose are starting to get back into the scene, their Black Diamond range is actually quite a nice bike to ride, and rumours from down under are that mongoose are going to be making a DH rig using their freedrive system A couple of their hardtails are also nice, oh and the good ones can be thrashed, raced and crashed I have spent lots of time on the saddle of mine and it wants more. Steve MArsh a sponsored Aussie also thrashes the hell out of his and it is still going strong.
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Originally Posted by Hilltop Hoods
Enough of the MTB elitist b.s. $500 can get one a good entry level HT.Originally Posted by willett
^ That is true. You can get a good new bike or a great used bike at that price point.
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Here is a picture of my old beater HT.
I think he may have been referring to the quality of a 500 dollar mongoose bike.
i have heard good things about the black diamonds
I haven't seen specifically *why* (in this thread) Mongoose is a bad buy at the <$500 level. I have been eyeballing a Tyax Super, which is on sale at Performance for $379. Is it the components, the frame, the stigma of being sold at X-Marts? I'm thinkin' a disc brake and lockout fork bike at that price is damn good. I would of course upgrade components if I felt it were necessary. It would be entirely a commute bike (light trails/road). If there's something else I should look for, please let me know, and thanks
Id say generally mongooses are between walmart bikes and bike shop bikes. But I think they have a very wide range of bikes.
Well, for the X-Mart bikes its the fact that they are crappy. All of the Mongoose bikes, regardless of quality, get the stigma -- and this isn't justified. The Tyax Super is a decent buy at $379.
i know, mongooses's suck, but i'm fourteen have no money, and am attempting to get into mountainbiking and see if i like it, my dads friend(who owns numerous klien's) recomends to get a cheaper bike, like a mongoose.i was thinking of getting the xr-250 with front disc brakes, and promax brakes in the rear, rapid fire shifters, and it's full suspension. i thought it would be an ok bike to start mountain biking with. also i don't do a lot jumping and dropping, propably just general trail riding. would this be an ok bike for what i want to do?
Full suspension at less than $1000 US is not worth having in most cases. Get a good secondhand hardtail for about $200-$250 or go new for around $350 and you will be better off.