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    Senior Member rykoala's Avatar
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    Got a Mongoose Rockadile for free- what to expect?

    To make a long story short, I got this bike for free for helping a friend move.




    The bike is a tad bit small for me, but its *long* enough, its just not quite *tall* enough. No big deal, it was free. Its got double walled Mavic wheels and Avid brakes, and the rear derailer is a Deore LX. It looks to be made of pretty decent components if you overlook the frame and fork.

    I'm a pretty big dude (305lbs as of yesterday, and dropping). I think the bike will handle me just fine. What I really want to know is what to expect as far as what this bike is capable of. I've never owned a "proper" mountain bike, at least not anything made within the last 10 years LOL.

    The mess on the seat post is clipless pedals that I'll be swapping in. I have shoes already, as I am regular commuter.

    Thanks for any tips!

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Expect to have it stolen... We know where you live.


    Nice score!

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    free is always good! Get a longer seatpost and adjust it to fit you and ride it until it breaks!
    Why is going slower harder?

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    Well, I'd avoid any huge jumps and stunts... baring that you should be fine for most normal singletrac riding.

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    I exdpect you to ride it until it dies

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    that's got some nice upgrades

    is that crankset stock?

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    I have no idea if any of it is stock. I do believe the wheelset and rear derailer at least are not stock, and I suspect that the brakes are upgrades as well. I took a look at that and said "Well its a Mongoose but it is *not* a walmart bike." The only thing that worries me is the fork. Looks like it my be the stocker. But, who cares. If it blows out, I'll replace it with a rigid fork anyway.

    I look forward to playing on it this weekend.

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