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Are mongooses Good or Bad?

Old 05-23-04, 05:08 PM
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i got a mongoose hoop-d right now for 100 bucks. i got it for a month now and it sucks. its a piece of crap. so what should i get. i'm thinking of a beginners bike. should i get a redline romp for $170?
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Old 05-23-04, 06:28 PM
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You could probably get a real good used bike, better then the redline for the same price as the redline on ebay.com

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Old 05-27-04, 09:07 PM
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STAY AWAY FROM WALMART, I KNOW. WALMART ONLY CARRIES CRAPY PACIFIC MONGOOSES. yOU WANT TO GET A MONGOOSE PRO. MONGOOSE PROS HAVE GREAT FRAMES AND ARE PRETTY LIGHT. I WOULD GET A HARO,REDLINE,MONGOOSE PRO,AND MAYBE A GOOD GT. I WOULD CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL BIKE SHOP FOR A GOOD'OL MONGOOSE. [U] OLD MONGOOSE AND PRO =GREAT NEW MONGOOSE = CRAP(BETTER OF GETTING A HUFFY). oH AND NEVER EVER EVER GET A DUAL SUSPENSION MONGOOSE MOUNTAIN BIKE, THEY WILL CRACK.
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Old 06-06-04, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Ravensky
I think they are good bike for a person that is beginning to start BMX, but after a while their brakes turn to crap
whats the best bike to buy if you do street and how much do they cost
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Old 06-06-04, 02:53 PM
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mongose are the worst bikes ever made worst then haro worst then huffy worse then gt worse then shiwin they just plain suck i was foolin around with one like a few weeks ago i destroyed it in 15 minutes 2 sproket stalls = snaped crank and a ****ed up sproket then i did a 360 and the wheel just shaterd who ever says mongosse are good donest know **** about bikes
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Old 06-07-04, 03:51 AM
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mongose bikes really suck they fall apart just like that and look like they really cheap
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Old 06-07-04, 04:08 AM
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Some bike friends bought one on ebay from some bike store in Florida. I have not examined them that closely..They are pleased with them. Seems like they have 105 componetry. Aluminum frame I think.. They complain about rims not the best. Got it really cheap over ebay...
One of them is really fussy over his bikes, but he has a garage full of bikes; so his top end Moongoose is not his only bike...Still, he rides it a lot.... Is it possible they have a top end bike , and they make more than just BMX bikes?
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Old 06-19-04, 08:26 AM
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they suck
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Old 06-25-04, 11:04 AM
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Im with the majority. Mongoose is a good beginner but, you should move up eventually.
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Old 06-25-04, 11:18 AM
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i had a mongoose and everything broke. i was just doing small 5 foot gaps and in about 2 weeks the hole bottom end was dead crank was like falling of they suck
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Old 07-03-04, 07:59 PM
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i've had a mongoose hoop-d for 4 yrs now and its still runnin fine. the only maintenance i had to do on it was get a new inner tube cuz i accidentally popped a hole in it. btw, Wal-mart now carries team issue mongoose hoop-d's.
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Old 07-09-04, 05:39 PM
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If your gonna get a mongoose buy one of eBay that some1 has built up with all strong well known parts but I recomend a GT power series but buy one secondhand of eBay maybe because that would be the best GT avalible also if sum1 has a gt 4 sale could u contact me thanks.
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Old 07-12-04, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BMXguy
Wal-mart now carries team issue mongoose hoop-d's.
That's almost an complete oxymoron...

Mongoose's problem is that it gets zero rider input on how to design and build their frames anymore. They could put out a really good product, but they just want to sell a really CHEAP product. Wal-Mart won't have a $500.00 'TEAM ISSUE' bike, so what they call team issue is what Haro would call 'entry level'.

Redline is pretty much no better.

The key for bike manufacturers is to listen to rider comments and complaints about their current bikes so that the next year the bike can be improved and made better. For the same money you can actually build a bike with decent angles, a decent tire, decent styled bars with correct sweep. The metal may still suck, but at least the ANGLES will be correct for a rider to get started on.

Start your bike search at www.danscomp.com or www.albes.com (for street/dirt/vert)... For flatland start and end your search at www.flatlandfuel.com The DK Signal is the best ENTRY level flatland bike ever.
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Old 07-16-04, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Ravensky
I think they are good bike for a person that is beginning to start BMX, but after a while their brakes turn to crap



ya you tell them
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Old 07-17-04, 11:10 AM
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if u want a bike that comes w/ pretty good bikes and is a decent bike go with a poverty buck 99 their only round $200 - $230
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Old 07-19-04, 03:09 AM
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Mongoose Bikes are FUlly P-O-S (PEICE OF ****) bikes From Begging to End!
Way to heavy BRakes SUck NUts, everything about it sux i do not recomend that bike for my ****in dog to use!
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Old 07-28-04, 02:39 PM
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A Mongoose 1997 or older is bike shop quality. That was the last year you could get a non-brunswick/pacific mongoose. The newer ones are walmart quality (except some of the "pro" models)

Another good rule of thumb is price... alot of time you get what you pay for, you want a strong frame made for tricks...pay more....
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Old 07-28-04, 10:32 PM
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if your gunna go wal-mart brand at least get a next, they last alot longer
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Old 07-29-04, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by harobmx982
if your gunna go wal-mart brand at least get a next, they last alot longer
The "NEXT" bicycles at walmart are made by Huffy....

not any better in quality than the others... and a load of recalls lately.....
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Old 11-17-04, 09:08 PM
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i ride a mongoose its lasted 7 years and runs brand new i love it i got it b 4 the company delt to walmarts and k-marts in 1999 its the best bike evr 7 YEARS of hard bmx racing and jumpin no problem w/ the brakes yet changed the brake cable though tried 2 barspin w/o a gryo thught it would make it butt ii was wrong
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Old 11-17-04, 09:09 PM
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srry it was a 1997
not a 1999
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Old 11-17-04, 09:12 PM
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Old 11-17-04, 09:24 PM
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bad???? no my bie is light as hell 2

and on occasion i take it apart fully and clean and re grease it all and it gett better evry time
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Old 11-18-04, 12:57 AM
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bad. I'm not talking about their old stuff or this frame or that fork.. I'm talking about Mongoose, the entire company as is, now.
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Old 11-18-04, 01:03 PM
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I wasnt trying to pluralize it. Mongoose, the company... not Mongoose, the bikes.
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