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Is this Mongoose a decent starter cross bike?

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Is this Mongoose a decent starter cross bike?

Old 09-05-10, 10:43 AM
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Is this Mongoose a decent starter cross bike?

I'm looking to try cross racing and found this bike used.



It is a 1996 with RSX STI (3 x 7) components and Mavic rims.

Would this make a good starter cross bike? Can anyone tell me the model?

It is hard to tell from the picture what type of brakes it has. I don't see any cross brake levers on it.
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Probably a Omega model

https://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...mega&Type=bike

Says it came with 700x28's, so you could possibly fit some 700x30 or maybe 32 cross tires on there.

I wouldn't worry about the cross brake levers. You should be good without them.

This bike might work fine for cross, but I don't think I'd use it for that if I didn't already own it. If you want to race cross and don't have a bike yet, look for a cross bike. You'll be much happier.
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