Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > BMX
Reload this Page >

Mongoose BMX, any gd?

Notices
BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

Mongoose BMX, any gd?

Old 05-11-05, 08:43 AM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stavanger, Norway
Posts: 6

Bikes: I own a 2 mountain bikes and im fixing up a BMX

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mongoose BMX, any gd?

Is a 2004 Mongoose Street BMX any gd, he is selling it used but he has more or less never ridden it....price dosent relly matter all i want to know is if there is better bikes out there for the same price? He is selling it for around 250 i think im not sure becasue were i live we use kroner and its 2000 kroner. Right nor the excahange rate is around 6 bucks.
Hans21 is offline  
Old 05-11-05, 05:52 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
BMXTRIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,102
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
As far as I know, Mongoose doesn't have a bike called 'Street BMX' - they do make about half a dozen different bikes designed for street riding though. Find an exact model name.

It's like asking if a Chevy 2-door is any good... You could be talking about a Cavalier (not so good) or a Corvette (yeah, that's better)... Not enough info.
BMXTRIX is offline  
Old 05-11-05, 06:47 PM
  #3  
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 4,751

Bikes: Solid AA

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BMXTRIX
Corvette (yeah, that's better)
Sure, if you only like driving in a straight line.
CMcMahon is offline  
Old 05-11-05, 11:50 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
BMXTRIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,102
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Beerman
Sure, if you only like driving in a straight line.
Always better, in almost every way, than a Cavalier though. Trying to stay within a brand. You can always go with an Acura RSX vs. the NSX... that better? Except the RSX doesn't suck, even on the low end the way a Cavalier does.

And Yugo... well, nothing was ever remotely good from them.

Any comparisons you want to make?
BMXTRIX is offline  
Old 05-11-05, 11:58 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 54
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hay bmxtrix
iam a bmw fan (i also drive one look at name) so why not this
325 vs. m3?
m3 vs. m5?
3 series vs. 6 series?

i know bmw's dont do so good in quarter mile but once you hit the canyons thoes fast quartemile cars dont have a chance vs. bmw supension!!!!
bmw=best handling (good enough to run on a track with lots of turns, STOCK!!!!!!)


sry not bike related, but cars were added to the mix
e30driver is offline  
Old 05-12-05, 03:45 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
Posts: 16,681

Bikes: 8 bikes - one for each day of the week!

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I've seen a Datsun 510 (BRE) with $1500 worth of suspension absolutely spank all sorts of BMWs (and nearly everything else) when I used to race Mulholland. I had a grey market 1600 that was pretty quick. I paid $400 in towing/impound fees to buy it, and it came with receipts for about $8k of engine work. I also had a 1968 Camaro with about 400Hp at one time, plus a fully built Landcruiser. Now that I'm married with a bunch of kids, it's back to bicycles.

But I digress. Yes, we'll need to know what kind of Mongoose so the young w@nkers can talk smack about it.
Brian is offline  
Old 05-12-05, 03:17 PM
  #7  
Came Up!
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: PDX/ELP
Posts: 440

Bikes: grim reaper 2/ fit s3

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mongooses suck balls
bmxrdr88 is offline  
Old 05-12-05, 03:30 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
Posts: 16,681

Bikes: 8 bikes - one for each day of the week!

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by bmxrdr88
mongooses suck balls
Your ignorance is showing. If you're going to be that stupid, go outside and play in the rain or something, and stay away from the computer.
Brian is offline  
Old 05-12-05, 06:55 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: jamaica queens nyc
Posts: 1,734

Bikes: standard sta-r ox mark4

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Expatriate
Your ignorance is showing. If you're going to be that stupid, go outside and play in the rain or something, and stay away from the computer.

If you are going to be that uptight, go to a roadbike forum, and stay away from the bmx
queensrider86 is offline  
Old 05-12-05, 09:02 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
BMXTRIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,102
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bmxrdr88
mongooses suck balls
This bike:
https://www.mongoose.com/bikes/detail..._US&brandID=44

Likely blows the pants off of any bike you will own in your lifetime and is one of the best completes I have ever seen. Their other two team bikes kick butt as well.
BMXTRIX is offline  
Old 05-13-05, 01:38 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
Posts: 16,681

Bikes: 8 bikes - one for each day of the week!

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by queensrider86
If you are going to be that uptight, go to a roadbike forum, and stay away from the bmx
Why don't you kids grow up and not be such immature little snots? You guys are stupid. You're as label conscious as the roadies. I bet you just hate it when some kid on a bike cheaper than yours can do more tricks, and rides better than you. If it wasn't for Mongoose and Redline and SE Racing, there wouldn't be Haro, DK, or whatever you guys ride today. Hell, if it wasn't for Schwinn and Huffy, there probably wouldn't have been the others either.

This forum is for enthusiasts to share ideas, help each other, encourage riders, and promote cycling. If you want to just be an idiot, go pharq off with your buddies. This guy asked for some help, and the best you kids can do is knock the brand without even knowing what model he's referring to.
Brian is offline  
Old 05-13-05, 07:44 AM
  #12  
Dig.
 
KinetikBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 6,168

Bikes: FTW, Gunnar Roadie, Open U.P, Gunnar Rock Hound, S&M CCR

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BMXTRIX
This bike:
https://www.mongoose.com/bikes/detail..._US&brandID=44

Likely blows the pants off of any bike you will own in your lifetime and is one of the best completes I have ever seen. Their other two team bikes kick butt as well.


wow. they sure have stepped there '05 BMX line up from department store bikes...is it just me or does that frame resemble a T1 Barcode?... SNAFU parts and everything...Odyssey cassette damn.
KinetikBiker is offline  
Old 05-13-05, 07:46 AM
  #13  
Dig.
 
KinetikBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 6,168

Bikes: FTW, Gunnar Roadie, Open U.P, Gunnar Rock Hound, S&M CCR

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Expatriate
Your ignorance is showing. If you're going to be that stupid, go outside and play in the rain or something, and stay away from the computer.
yup.
KinetikBiker is offline  
Old 05-13-05, 03:18 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
BMXTRIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,102
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
wow. they sure have stepped there '05 BMX line up from department store bikes...is it just me or does that frame resemble a T1 Barcode?... SNAFU parts and everything...Odyssey cassette damn.
Don't get me wrong - they still make department store crap... But, to be fair to them you have to look at everything and then pick what you want to judge. For the car comparison, they make Yugos, Chevys, and BMW's... The full lineup and the full range from cheap and fairly cruddy to stuff that most pros would be pretty comfortable on.

Mongoose used to be one of the best, then they really were bad, now they have both - bad and good and their 'good' is far better than the good that most other companies are putting out.

I think it is amazing what they have done, and I will definitely back them up when people talk down on their bikes without any facts supporting their claims.
BMXTRIX is offline  
Old 05-13-05, 04:43 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
Posts: 16,681

Bikes: 8 bikes - one for each day of the week!

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
It's a basic fact of economics that companies have to put out low-end lines in order to keep their good stuff affordable as well. Dean Titanium frames will never be affordable to most people as he doesn't offer a low end range to supplement his custom work. Mongoose is able to keep their pro level bikes more affordable by also offering less expensive bikes. I would expect most entry level bikes to be of limited quality and durability, but I doubt that you can find much fault with the high-end bikes.
Brian is offline  
Old 05-13-05, 06:59 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: jamaica queens nyc
Posts: 1,734

Bikes: standard sta-r ox mark4

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Expatriate
If you want to just be an idiot, go pharq off with your buddies. This guy asked for some help, and the best you kids can do is knock the brand without even knowing what model he's referring to.
Pharq?
queensrider86 is offline  
Old 05-13-05, 07:54 PM
  #17  
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 4,751

Bikes: Solid AA

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You know exactly what he means to say. Don't play stupid.
CMcMahon is offline  
Old 05-14-05, 03:40 PM
  #18  
Dig.
 
KinetikBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 6,168

Bikes: FTW, Gunnar Roadie, Open U.P, Gunnar Rock Hound, S&M CCR

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Expatriate
Why don't you kids grow up and not be such immature little snots? You guys are stupid. You're as label conscious as the roadies. I bet you just hate it when some kid on a bike cheaper than yours can do more tricks, and rides better than you. If it wasn't for Mongoose and Redline and SE Racing, there wouldn't be Haro, DK, or whatever you guys ride today. Hell, if it wasn't for Schwinn and Huffy, there probably wouldn't have been the others either.

This forum is for enthusiasts to share ideas, help each other, encourage riders, and promote cycling. If you want to just be an idiot, go pharq off with your buddies. This guy asked for some help, and the best you kids can do is knock the brand without even knowing what model he's referring to.
um...your my new rolemodel
KinetikBiker is offline  
Old 05-14-05, 07:59 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
Posts: 16,681

Bikes: 8 bikes - one for each day of the week!

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I don't know if that is scarcastic or not.
Brian is offline  
Old 05-14-05, 08:39 PM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: jamaica queens nyc
Posts: 1,734

Bikes: standard sta-r ox mark4

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i don't know why this you people are still debating. mongoose isn't good. the complete that bmxtrix posted is good, but it costs like $500. None of the good partsare made by mongoose.

Fsa crank $100
Hazard cassette w/ 11t driver $123
510-hx chain $13
rhyno light 36h front, 48 rear $90
Snafu dirtbox front, snafu knob job rear $28
Snafu grips $10

If i added correctly, that comes out to $454 the mongoose website doesn't list the price, but it is probably around $500 . the $46 left would be the frame,fork,bars,stem
sprocket,seat+seatpost,brakes,headset,pedals, and front hub

this bike is pretty good for the price , but mongoose didn't make anything good on it
queensrider86 is offline  
Old 05-14-05, 11:20 PM
  #21  
Senior Member
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
Posts: 16,681

Bikes: 8 bikes - one for each day of the week!

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
It's too late to save face. Get over it. There's nothing wrong with Mongoose, only you.
Brian is offline  
Old 05-14-05, 11:54 PM
  #22  
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 4,751

Bikes: Solid AA

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Trying to say that the top level Mongoose complete is bad because most of the high-quality parts are another company's make is akin to saying that a Porsche 911 is bad because Porsche doesn't make the sound system, the tires, and the leather interior.
CMcMahon is offline  
Old 05-15-05, 12:23 AM
  #23  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 541
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by queensrider86
i don't know why this you people are still debating. mongoose isn't good. the complete that bmxtrix posted is good, but it costs like $500. None of the good partsare made by mongoose.

Fsa crank $100
Hazard cassette w/ 11t driver $123
510-hx chain $13
rhyno light 36h front, 48 rear $90
Snafu dirtbox front, snafu knob job rear $28
Snafu grips $10

If i added correctly, that comes out to $454 the mongoose website doesn't list the price, but it is probably around $500 . the $46 left would be the frame,fork,bars,stem
sprocket,seat+seatpost,brakes,headset,pedals, and front hub

this bike is pretty good for the price , but mongoose didn't make anything good on it
There are very few companies who actually do make anything, T1 get's their frames made for them, as do Standard, Metal, Fly, Macneil, Odyssey etc. The list of BMX companies who actually make stuff themselves is very short, S&M, FBM, Solid, maybe a couple of others. 90% of seats are made by Velo, 90% of pedals are made by Wellgo, get the idea?
.
Slagging a company off because they don't make something themselves is pretty dumb...
"hey Taj, did you weld my Barcode personally? No, then your frames suck!"
dooley is offline  
Old 05-15-05, 06:47 AM
  #24  
Dig.
 
KinetikBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 6,168

Bikes: FTW, Gunnar Roadie, Open U.P, Gunnar Rock Hound, S&M CCR

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by dooley
There are very few companies who actually do make anything, T1 get's their frames made for them, as do Standard, Metal, Fly, Macneil, Odyssey etc. The list of BMX companies who actually make stuff themselves is very short, S&M, FBM, Solid, maybe a couple of others. 90% of seats are made by Velo, 90% of pedals are made by Wellgo, get the idea?
.
Slagging a company off because they don't make something themselves is pretty dumb...
"hey Taj, did you weld my Barcode personally? No, then your frames suck!"
i think that Haro and Hoffman make there own stuff......they both have in house factorys
KinetikBiker is offline  
Old 05-15-05, 07:26 AM
  #25  
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 4,751

Bikes: Solid AA

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Haro and Hoffman don't have in-house factories; all of their products are licensed to factories in Taiwan.
CMcMahon is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.