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Old 12-19-07, 08:40 PM
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Mongoose with disc brakes

Holy crap you know those Mongooses that are like a million lbs and nobody in their right mind would buy? My friend has one and it feels like your in your hardest gear every time your on them. Well my mom was at wallmart and dragged me with, I saw a Mongoose with disc brakes!! Are you serious its a bus anyway why put more weight on it! lol Just thought I'd vent a little :-)
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Did you also know there is two types of Mongoose? Real Mongoose and Chinese Walmart Mongoose. I feel they have given themselves a bad rep. But I guess more power to them. Personally I wouldn't ever ride a Mongoose, I don't care if they offer some championship winning $4000 bikes, it's the knowing that Johnny down the street has a $79 bike from Walmart with the same name.
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Old 12-19-07, 10:05 PM
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As long as people are riding, does it really matter what they ride so long as they're out there pedaling?
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Old 12-19-07, 10:08 PM
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if you have mongoose xr-100 why are you looking for another bike?
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Old 12-19-07, 10:15 PM
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The last of the real mongoose's.. about 1983.

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Old 12-19-07, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
The last of the real mongoose's.. about 1983.

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I'll argue that.

They still made the SuperGoose in 1984 .
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Old 12-19-07, 11:43 PM
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Do you remember the GT's before they were taken over by Pacific? Way back in their hey day.
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Old 12-19-07, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
I'll argue that.

They still made the SuperGoose in 1984 .
Well, about the same time period, I forgot about the supergoose.
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Old 12-20-07, 03:20 AM
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Riding is riding I will admit that and do not descrimenate. I do not blame the uninformed but commuting on it would hardly be fun and more of a chore. My friend tried to ride with me on a 8 mile round trip and within the first 2 miles was already dying from having to pedal hard to keep up with me on it. I tried it myself and a small hill is a mountain!! I bought a cheapie $180 mtb not knowing the quality of it and now I am learning that I would have spent a lot more to get a much higher quality bike. I would say the wallmart bikes are good for kids who are not riding thousands of miles a year. As for people who wish to cycle a long distance or a lot of miles a year no I would not suggest it.
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Old 12-20-07, 03:20 AM
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BTW my first commuting bike was a GT.
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Originally Posted by Marrock View Post
As long as people are riding, does it really matter what they ride so long as they're out there pedaling?
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The EC line of Mongoose bikes look pretty good and are really well spec'd, especially considering the pricepoint.



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I'm not a big mongoose fan I've always been a fan of Haro. I had a bmx bike from haro and rode quite a lot on it till it got jacked. After that I didn't ride a bike for about 3 years.
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Originally Posted by Marrock View Post
As long as people are riding, does it really matter what they ride so long as they're out there pedaling?
IMHO it really DOES matter. My concern is the individual who thinks because their $79 bike from X-Mart says "Mountain Bike" on the sales sticker, they can ride single track with it. I've been out there with them, and I've seen the rims bend, pedals break, cranks come lose. There are other's who can add.

If you're referring to riding around town on flat asphault, no jumps, no logs, etc. yeah, those inexpensive bikes are probably OK for that.
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Old 12-20-07, 07:05 PM
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There's quote a few of their higher end bikes that are extremely well worth it for the money. Needless to say, there is deff. a few I would ride.
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Old 12-20-07, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by roccobike View Post
IMHO it really DOES matter. My concern is the individual who thinks because their $79 bike from X-Mart says "Mountain Bike" on the sales sticker, they can ride single track with it. I've been out there with them, and I've seen the rims bend, pedals break, cranks come lose. There are other's who can add.

If you're referring to riding around town on flat asphault, no jumps, no logs, etc. yeah, those inexpensive bikes are probably OK for that.
Interesting, since the XR-200 I beat on fairly regularly hasn't had any issues besides one split pedal body that didn't really come as a surprise to me when it happened.

I also use it to tow a BoB Ibex trailer over various terrains in all the different kinds of weather you get to enjoy in the northeast without any problems.

So don't sell the, so-called, X-mart bikes short, they might just surprise you.
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Old 12-20-07, 07:22 PM
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Mongoose sucks
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Originally Posted by kmac27 View Post
Holy crap you know those Mongooses that are like a million lbs and nobody in their right mind would buy? My friend has one and it feels like your in your hardest gear every time your on them. Well my mom was at wallmart and dragged me with, I saw a Mongoose with disc brakes!! Are you serious its a bus anyway why put more weight on it! lol Just thought I'd vent a little :-)
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Old 12-21-07, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by kmac27 View Post
Holy crap you know those Mongooses that are like a million lbs and nobody in their right mind would buy? My friend has one and it feels like your in your hardest gear every time your on them. Well my mom was at wallmart and dragged me with, I saw a Mongoose with disc brakes!! Are you serious its a bus anyway why put more weight on it! lol Just thought I'd vent a little :-)
I purchased the $279 Mongoose Blackcomb two years ago and it's a great low cost bike. I think you need to get a clue kid.
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Old 12-22-07, 05:29 AM
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I'd consider an ECDH for sure.
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I was recenly given a Mongoose XR250 bike that was missing the front wheel, & seatpost. I thought about using it's rear derailler on a Schwinn that I had that needed one. Both used the same derailler. Just out of curiosity, I put the Schwinn's front wheel on the Mongoose, a seat & post from another junk bike on it, tuned it up & rode it a bit. After some fine tuning, it is not too bad. YES, I hate the sound of the name, but with my bad back, the rear suspension, & HEAVY [ 47lbs ] frame,, made it ride like Grandpa's old Buick.
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