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Old 02-12-12, 12:21 PM   #1
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Mongoose.......?

I purchased this bike for my father, an avid cyclist for over 30 years. I thought It was time he deserved a bicycle with these newfangled shocks haha.

The previous owner removed all stickers, and even with my proficient internet searching ability, I still do not know the exact model. I would appreciate the help.
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Old 02-12-12, 07:54 PM   #2
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Those newfangled shocks aren't going to be very good. Looks like a your standard fare department store mountain bike. All of its components are going to be pretty awful, including suspension.
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Old 02-13-12, 11:37 AM   #3
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Appears to be a Mongoose MGX D50i or similar, which was a Mongoose-in-name-only box-store bike from the ear when Brunswick Sports (yeah, the bowling ball people) owned the brand. Interesting to note that a Rock Shox Jett fork was swapped on. Still crappy but not as crappy as the stocker. Rear shock is a joke (spring only/no damping) and the rear suspension design is substandard at best. It will be OK for your dad as long as he doesn't tax it too much in true off-road use.
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Definitely a junk model. Tough to identify since bikepedia.com doesn't cover that line.
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^^ I had one, so I know them well .
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If your father really is an avid cyclist, he's going to laugh at that gift.
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^^ I thought of sending mine to you just to piss you off.
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Time for a Huffy Toss
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^^ I thought of sending mine to you just to piss you off.
It's probably better than what I ride. I never claimed to be an avid cyclist.
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I never claimed to be an avid cyclist.
Ha, you're not fooling anywone; it is known you are an incognito pro.
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I'm so incognito, the pros don't recongnize that I'm pro.
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Better get a rigid frame for your dad with front suspension

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I hope you didn't pay too much for it.
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