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Old 03-19-07, 12:53 AM   #1
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Mongoose H-Team (Walmarts uber expensive bike)

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5585806

What do you guys think about that bike?


Some of the parts on it arn't to bad. Of course it is $500
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Old 03-19-07, 01:08 AM   #2
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42lbs???! i dont think so
promax brakes??! i'm better off using my shoes
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Old 03-19-07, 01:13 AM   #3
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Shipping weight is 41.89 pounds
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Old 03-19-07, 02:47 AM   #4
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You should have known better the minute you put "uber" in your post...
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Old 03-19-07, 07:16 AM   #5
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as it say on the web sit " this bike shows bumps in the road whos boss" road] they said not trail
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Just poking around that site a bit and they have a bike for $49.73. How is that even possible?

Obviously it's crap butdamn, that is cheap as hell.

even if it worked for 6 months riding around town you got your money's worth and then some.

I am not advocating buying it, I'm just saying......that's a fine investment for a day laborer and/or crackhead
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hmm it has promax discs and some kind of sram r der, a Dart 1 fork, and 42lb frame. it looks like its a step ahead of their usual offerings, but i don't think i'd ride it. its probably very squishy an addition to the weight. it might be an ok ride for a newbie that wants to test the xc waters. but i think i'd still recommend an LBS HT at the same price point. kudos to walmart though it's better than the $69 Quest disc FS they carry. I wonder if some day they will stick a small bike shop in one of their stores, with medium quality goods and relatively intelligent service personnel, that'd be cool. Up here we have a mini mall with a Performance Bike store sandwiched between a Target, a Starbucks, a Guitar Center, a Copepland's Sports etc... they aren't the bomb at advice and repairs, but they are nice and helpful and sell good stuff.
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But... it's got CUSTOM CAMO WHEELS!
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Old 03-19-07, 12:21 PM   #9
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Lol...I don't think its worth it go to your LBS. For $500 you can get alot better, and help from real bike mechanics.
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Just poking around that site a bit and they have a bike for $49.73. How is that even possible?

Obviously it's crap butdamn, that is cheap as hell.

even if it worked for 6 months riding around town you got your money's worth and then some.

I am not advocating buying it, I'm just saying......that's a fine investment for a day laborer and/or crackhead
I wish I got 6 months out of $73.00 (cdn) dept store winter beater...cog set fell apart after 3 days, after 3 weeks the rear wheel is seized, brakes barely work, and the bottom bracket grinds

but it got me through the worst of the snow and salt, but I was hoping to get two winters out of it
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" With the mongoose H Team dual suspension mountain bike, downhill riding never felt so good. Handle any terrain in style with a dual suspension aluminum frame and Rock Shox fork, dual disc brakes, 24-speed trigger shifters and custom camo wheels. This aggressive bike shows the bumps in the road who's boss, once and for all."



you just have to laugh when you read this
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Old 03-19-07, 04:39 PM   #12
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I have a mongoose "team" bike. mine's a lil bit nicer though
http://www.mongoose.com/bikes/detail...nal&brandID=83
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DON'T BUY THAT BIKE IT IS A POS!

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I have a mongoose "team" bike. mine's a lil bit nicer though
http://www.mongoose.com/bikes/detail...nal&brandID=83
That bike is practically made by a different company.
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Roadmaster Mt. Fury! i have one of those still. it must weigh 40 or 50 lbs! you can adjust the shifting to be perfect, then go off a curb at slow speed and its totally hosed again. the brake arms flex foreward about 1" when braking at slow speeds. I'm too scared to try it at high speeds. i thought briefly about getting better brakes and converting it to a singlespeed. but the wheels are also made out of garbage metal, as is the frame. Then i found a chromoly iron horse knockoff with shocks and acera drive train for $30 at goodwill. still not great but worlds better as a starter bike.
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Old 03-19-07, 05:40 PM   #15
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Custom camo wheels
Alloy seat post with quick release
Weight: 42 lbs.

With features like this, how can you go wrong?

At least you have to be 15 yrs or older to ride it though
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You can get a much better bike at your local bike shop for that kind of money.


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I really like the "hand crafted high-tensity steel" frame on that road master. Tensity is a word, but I don't think that's quite the word they wanted to use.
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"Walmarts uber expensive bike"

That must be the most expensive product they sell.
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http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5585806

What do you guys think about that bike?

Some of the parts on it arn't to bad. Of course it is $500
So who's the bike mechanic that's going to assemble it? Oh, yeah, that's right, they don't have a bike mechanic. A clerk who assembles the Roadmaster Mt. Fury's will assemble the Mongoose right after putting the pedals on backwards on the pedal car in the same 15 or 20 minutes they give him to assemble any other bike.
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If you buy that, I will have to kill you.

Get a proper hardtail.
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Old 03-20-07, 06:12 AM   #22
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hmm it has promax discs and some kind of sram r der, a Dart 1 fork, and 42lb frame. it looks like its a step ahead of their usual offerings, but i don't think i'd ride it. its probably very squishy an addition to the weight. it might be an ok ride for a newbie that wants to test the xc waters. but i think i'd still recommend an LBS HT at the same price point. kudos to walmart though it's better than the $69 Quest disc FS they carry. I wonder if some day they will stick a small bike shop in one of their stores, with medium quality goods and relatively intelligent service personnel, that'd be cool. Up here we have a mini mall with a Performance Bike store sandwiched between a Target, a Starbucks, a Guitar Center, a Copepland's Sports etc... they aren't the bomb at advice and repairs, but they are nice and helpful and sell good stuff.
Holy crap!! It's got a 42# frame????

As noted, I think this one says it all: "This aggressive bike shows the bumps in the road...."
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