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Old 06-08-06, 06:57 PM
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Mongoose mountain bike problems

Does anyone have any experience with new Mongoose mountain bikes? I have had nothing but trouble out of mine. Also all my freinds have had problems out of theirs.
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Old 06-08-06, 07:18 PM
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Old 06-08-06, 07:37 PM
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I have an ALD pro (Mongoose from a proper LBS) and it's been great.
No drivetrain (Acera), Brake (Promax Disk) or fork (Mozo) problems of any sort....
I upgraded the handlebars, stem and tires and that's about it.

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Old 06-08-06, 09:33 PM
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I have a '99 DX 6.5 and a '06 Black Diamond Triple that i have never had a problem with. I love the bikes and they stand up to the abuse that i put them through
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Old 06-09-06, 02:30 AM
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Just depends on if you have a decent higher-end Mongoose, or the crap they sell at Walmart, I suppose..
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Old 06-09-06, 04:45 AM
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Hmmmmmmm mines been holding up fine




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I bought a Mongoose Hilltopper in '96. In 99 I put a Mantiou suspension fork on it. in 2001 I put slick tires on it. I probably rode it 2000 miles a year, and other than simply wearing out parts (or breaking them) the bike was great. About 2 months ago I went for a ride and the weld between the chainstay and dropout broke while i was on a ride, and when I looked the other side was cracked. Mongoose said the frame would be replaced free, but the new frames have different components so nothing would fit. It was cheaper to buy a new bike. The break was probably due to the fact taht I rode it very hard, and weigh over 250 lbs. Overall I was happy with it, Am considering whether to have the frame welded for a backup bike.
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I guess that what it really boils down to is if this is a Walyworld Mongoose or a real LBS one. The LBS ones hold up well while the Walyworld ones are ****e.

<edit> Didn't see Tag1's post.

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Old 06-09-06, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by valbowski1980
I have an ALD pro (Mongoose from a proper LBS) and it's been great.
No drivetrain (Acera), Brake (Promax Disk) or fork (Mozo) problems of any sort....
I upgraded the handlebars, stem and tires and that's about it.
Actually you smart ass, I returned it to walmart for a full refund.
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Old 06-09-06, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by kyletuck
Actually you smart ass, I returned it to walmart for a full refund.
You didn't like my answer? Too ****ing bad.

Research what you are buying and maybe next time you won't need to take it back.
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Old 06-09-06, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by valbowski1980
You didn't like my answer? Too ****ing bad.

Research what you are buying and maybe next time you won't need to take it back.
stick your answer up you ass
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Originally Posted by kyletuck
stick your answer up you ass
I'm hurt... really am.

What is your problem anyway? You ask a vague question about Mongoose bikes, then you say that you've had nothing but trouble with yours. What kind of trouble? Are parts falling off? Are you not happy with how it handles? Did the frame crack? Do you want an answer or are you just here to *****?

THIS TOPIC HAS BEEN DONE TO DEATH! Do a little searching (if you can be bothered) about Walmart bikes on the forum.

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Originally Posted by kyletuck
Actually you smart ass, I returned it to walmart for a full refund.
Take it easy, he wasn't being a smart ass!

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stick your answer up you ass
Don't insult other forum members, everyone will turn on you.
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Old 06-09-06, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by kyletuck
Does anyone have any experience with new Mongoose mountain bikes? I have had nothing but trouble out of mine. Also all my freinds have had problems out of theirs.
I just broke up an older Sycamore that I recently purchased if that counts. I took it for a couple of rides before dismantling it, not a bad bike. It was definetly sold through an LBS. I need the parts for a Nishiki Ariel build up.
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Old 06-10-06, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by valbowski1980
I'm hurt... really am.

What is your problem anyway? You ask a vague question about Mongoose bikes, then you say that you've had nothing but trouble with yours. What kind of trouble? Are parts falling off? Are you not happy with how it handles? Did the frame crack? Do you want an answer or are you just here to *****?

THIS TOPIC HAS BEEN DONE TO DEATH! Do a little searching (if you can be bothered) about Walmart bikes on the forum.
First of all some answers would be good. This is a forum not a place to go blame your problems on others.
And how am I going to know that this topic has been done to death. I am new to this site. So quit your *****in, or at least quit *****in to me.
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Originally Posted by kyletuck
First of all some answers would be good. This is a forum not a place to go blame your problems on others.
And how am I going to know that this topic has been done to death. I am new to this site. So quit your *****in, or at least quit *****in to me.
So what did you replace the Wally-world Mongoose with?
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heh wally-world
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Originally Posted by leadbutt
So what did you replace the Wally-world Mongoose with?
Very soon I am going to get a Specialized Hardrock

here is a link to that bike

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=12278
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I like it.
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Originally Posted by kyletuck
Very soon I am going to get a Specialized Hardrock

here is a link to that bike

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=12278
Excellent choice, but then I'm biased since I own two Specialized bikes. The Hard Rock has many fans on the BF, you'll get plenty of support if you want to make changes. I doubt you'll have any serious problems with this bike.
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BF= Bike forums right?

dont worry guys hell simmer down just like me..(research my firs few threads lol)
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Originally Posted by Kennethfaria
BF= Bike forums right?
Right
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