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Old 08-23-09, 04:01 AM
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Mongoose Sabrosa 2007

Among others, I have a Mongoose Sabrosa 3x9 (2007) bike... I'd like to change some parts of it, to make a faster and a higher performance touring and commuting bike. I'd like to use it on the asphalt, mainly.

Here is the specs:

FRAME: Heat treated alloy 700C commuter, disc specific with eccentric bottom bracket
FORK: Saso 7075 alloy legs, forged crown and dropouts with alloy steerer
CRANKSET: Shimano 4428 Hollow Tech, 26/36/T steel, 48T alloy
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-ES25 Octalink
PEDALS: Mongoose Alloy Platform
FRONT DERAILLEUR: SR Suntour Duro-508
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM SX-7.0 long cage
SHIFTERS: SRAM SX-5.0 Impulse trigger
FREEWHEEL: SRAM PG-950 11-28 9 speed
CHAIN: KMC Z-9200
RIMS: WTB SpeedDisc All Mountain 32 hole
TIRES: Continental 700x47C City Contact with Safety System
FRONT HUB: WTB Disc compatible Q/R 32H black finish
REAR HUB: WTB cassette Disc compatible Q/R 32H black finish
SPOKES: WTB stainless steel
NIPPLES: Brass UCP
FRONT BRAKE: Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc, 160 mm rotor
REAR BRAKE: Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc, 160 mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS: Tektro Auriga Comp
HANDLEBAR: Mongoose alloy flat bar, 25.4 mm
STEM: Mongoose alloy 10 deg rise ahead
GRIPS: Ergo comfort dual density
HEADSET: Ritchey Logic Zero
SADDLE: Mongoose / Velo dual density
SEAT POST: M-logo alloy 350mm length 27.2 mm
SEAT CLAMP: Alloy w/ Q/R
EXTRAS: Bio-Tuned ergo bar end, stainless steel coffee thermos/cage
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Old 08-23-09, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by drotos.toth View Post
Among others, I have a Mongoose Sabrosa 3x9 (2007) bike... I'd like to change some parts of it, to make a faster and a higher performance touring and commuting bike. I'd like to use it on the asphalt, mainly.

Here is the specs:

FRAME: Heat treated alloy 700C commuter, disc specific with eccentric bottom bracket
FORK: Saso 7075 alloy legs, forged crown and dropouts with alloy steerer
CRANKSET: Shimano 4428 Hollow Tech, 26/36/T steel, 48T alloy
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-ES25 Octalink
PEDALS: Mongoose Alloy Platform
FRONT DERAILLEUR: SR Suntour Duro-508
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM SX-7.0 long cage
SHIFTERS: SRAM SX-5.0 Impulse trigger
FREEWHEEL: SRAM PG-950 11-28 9 speed
CHAIN: KMC Z-9200
RIMS: WTB SpeedDisc All Mountain 32 hole
TIRES: Continental 700x47C City Contact with Safety System
FRONT HUB: WTB Disc compatible Q/R 32H black finish
REAR HUB: WTB cassette Disc compatible Q/R 32H black finish
SPOKES: WTB stainless steel
NIPPLES: Brass UCP
FRONT BRAKE: Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc, 160 mm rotor
REAR BRAKE: Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc, 160 mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS: Tektro Auriga Comp
HANDLEBAR: Mongoose alloy flat bar, 25.4 mm
STEM: Mongoose alloy 10 deg rise ahead
GRIPS: Ergo comfort dual density
HEADSET: Ritchey Logic Zero
SADDLE: Mongoose / Velo dual density
SEAT POST: M-logo alloy 350mm length 27.2 mm
SEAT CLAMP: Alloy w/ Q/R
EXTRAS: Bio-Tuned ergo bar end, stainless steel coffee thermos/cage
Nice bike. Is there a question in there somewhere ?
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Old 08-23-09, 07:18 AM
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Id get a more road type crank at least 50T like a 30/39/50 is a popular choice by manufacturers for their touring bikes. Can't imagine why they'd stick such a low geared crack on a commuter, must think people have Jello legs that cant propel themselves up hills
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Old 08-23-09, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by grinningfool View Post
Nice bike. Is there a question in there somewhere ?
Yes!

What should I change to get a lighter and faster bike? I ride it mainly on asphalt. (I want to sell my road bike, but at first, i'd like to rebuild this one... )
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Most people say the first step in reducing weight on a bike is to get a lighter wheelset. The next step would be the crankset. After that you are replacing expensive parts and shaving off grams of weight. There comes a point when it would be cheaper to buy a lighter bike to start with.
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Old 08-25-09, 05:23 PM
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Do You know a durable and lightweight 28" suspension fork? And a good cross tire?
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Why not get a solid front fork? My buddy traded his suspension fork for a regular one at a his LBS with no cost to him. That would be a big improvement on the road with little if any cost.
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Old 08-25-09, 05:40 PM
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What kind of fork do U suggest?

Anyway... I need a suspension fork for harder terrain.
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You want lighter and faster on the road... AND a suspension fork for harder terrain...

Start off with some thinner, slick tyres for the road. If that dosen't do it think about getting a 2nd bike (get a used one). I don't think you can reasonably do everything you want with the one setup, unless you have 2 wheelsets and compromize on the fork.

The exception might be a fast light MTB - eg. Cannondale F-series and Terra bikes were fast bikes, and the headshocks aren't too heavy. Very zippy with light/slick tyres and shortened handlebars. Unfortunately they hold their value well, hard to find a bargain with these...
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Originally Posted by Cave View Post
You want lighter and faster on the road... AND a suspension fork for harder terrain...

Start off with some thinner, slick tyres for the road. If that dosen't do it think about getting a 2nd bike (get a used one). I don't think you can reasonably do everything you want with the one setup, unless you have 2 wheelsets and compromize on the fork.

The exception might be a fast light MTB - eg. Cannondale F-series and Terra bikes were fast bikes, and the headshocks aren't too heavy. Very zippy with light/slick tyres and shortened handlebars. Unfortunately they hold their value well, hard to find a bargain with these...
Sure! I need a lighter fork to use it on the road, AND a suspension fork for harder terrain!

At the moment, I use this bike with Continental Touring Plus 28mm tires, but I need sg for paths, etc. And also need a suspension fork.

I've 7 bikes, but I'd like to sell my roadie and a few others...
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