Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Utility Cycling
Reload this Page >

Mongoose Envoy cargo bike $500

Notices
Utility Cycling Want to haul groceries, beer, maybe even your kids? You don't have to live car free to put your bike to use as a workhorse. Here's the place to share and learn about the bicycle as a utility vehicle.

Mongoose Envoy cargo bike $500

Old 03-28-18, 08:22 AM
  #1  
greatplaid
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mongoose Envoy cargo bike $500

I've been looking at getting a cargo bike for a while now to use for commuting and grocery shopping an such. I just haven't been able to afford one. I stumbled onto this and have a friend in Canada who can ship it to me. It looks like a really good deal. I'll share more photo's and a review when it arrives.

https://www.costco.ca/Mongoose-Envoy...100396819.html
greatplaid is offline  
Old 03-28-18, 10:26 AM
  #2  
Baiku
Junior Member
 
Baiku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Ottawa,ontario
Posts: 13

Bikes: Raleigh RSW, CCM lightweight, western flyer tank bike, niji touring bike, three 29ers, Raleigh superbe brown, Raleigh superbe green, random misc bikes.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That looks pretty decent. cant go wrong for $500. i dont think theres a longtail out there for that price. I like look too
Baiku is offline  
Old 03-28-18, 11:46 AM
  #3  
greatplaid
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Baiku View Post
That looks pretty decent. cant go wrong for $500. i dont think theres a longtail out there for that price. I like look too
for sale in your neck of the woods too
greatplaid is offline  
Old 03-28-18, 12:11 PM
  #4  
Baiku
Junior Member
 
Baiku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Ottawa,ontario
Posts: 13

Bikes: Raleigh RSW, CCM lightweight, western flyer tank bike, niji touring bike, three 29ers, Raleigh superbe brown, Raleigh superbe green, random misc bikes.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wonder if they have them instore too. theres a costco right down the road from my house
Baiku is offline  
Old 03-28-18, 03:00 PM
  #5  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 41,396

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 188 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6921 Post(s)
Liked 245 Times in 203 Posts
Costco Canada.. I'd not trust the assembly, and run it by a real bike shop to have the build up safety checked, by skilled bike mechanics..

Out here the Guys putting the Costco bikes together ain't so hot.


..
fietsbob is offline  
Old 03-28-18, 04:38 PM
  #6  
bobwysiwyg 
Senior Member
 
bobwysiwyg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: 961' 42.28 N, 83.78 W (A2)
Posts: 1,912

Bikes: Mongoose Selous, Trek DS

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 724 Post(s)
Liked 64 Times in 44 Posts
If it helps any, not a cargo bike, but about two years I wanted to try something with dropped bars but not a road bike with 25mm tires. Gave my Specialized Expedition to my grandson and picked up a Mongoose Selous through Nashbar. I think it's an adventure bike, cross bike, or whatever. Anyway, came semi-assembled, not difficult to complete. The only adjustment was retentioning cables after a couple of weeks. Seems well made, also has mechanical disc brakes, which I really like.
__________________
"Skepticism is the first step in critical thinking." -- Me
bobwysiwyg is offline  
Old 03-29-18, 03:09 AM
  #7  
Saale
Member
 
Saale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Germany
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow, wish these were available across the pond!
Saale is offline  
Old 03-29-18, 05:55 PM
  #8  
Oilsausage
Junior Member
 
Oilsausage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 11

Bikes: 2017 Giant Escape City

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
After looking at some of the specs on the website I really think you'd be better off buying a Giant Escape City or similar and add Bushwacker Grocery paniers. It would cost you more but you wouldn't be disappointed with the quality where I fear you'd have issues with a Mongoose. I'd add links but I don't have enough posts yet.
Oilsausage is offline  
Old 03-30-18, 07:42 AM
  #9  
greatplaid
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Oilsausage View Post
After looking at some of the specs on the website I really think you'd be better off buying a Giant Escape City or similar and add Bushwacker Grocery paniers. It would cost you more but you wouldn't be disappointed with the quality where I fear you'd have issues with a Mongoose. I'd add links but I don't have enough posts yet.
I don't understand your comment, the escape has lower end components and the bags would carry half of what this would, two completely different bikes as far as I'm concerned
greatplaid is offline  
Old 03-30-18, 07:02 PM
  #10  
Oilsausage
Junior Member
 
Oilsausage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 11

Bikes: 2017 Giant Escape City

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by greatplaid View Post
I don't understand your comment, the escape has lower end components and the bags would carry half of what this would, two completely different bikes as far as I'm concerned
You mentioned you've been wanting a Commuter/Cargo bike for awhile and I thought an Escape would suit that role better, but then again I'm not exactly sure what kind of things you will be doing with your bike. No worries man, just putting in my two cents.
Oilsausage is offline  
Old 04-18-18, 10:22 AM
  #11  
greatplaid
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It arrived today, I'll post some pictures once I have it built up. box is in good condition and the packaging looks like it did its job. cheers
envoy2.jpg

envoy1.jpg
greatplaid is offline  
Old 04-18-18, 11:13 AM
  #12  
hobbitman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 262

Bikes: Trek 330 Elance Fixed Gear, Raleigh Marathon, Raleigh Sports

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
@greatplaid Where are you located, and how much did it cost to have this shipped? I'm just curious how this compares to the cost of a Yuba Mundo, when factoring in shipping costs as well.
hobbitman is offline  
Old 04-18-18, 11:42 AM
  #13  
greatplaid
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
my friend in Toronto shipped it to my work from his work to mine in Michigan for only $40. The key is not shipping to your home and having who ever ships it to you ships it using a fed ex or ups account, all in I'm at around $550.
greatplaid is offline  
Old 04-18-18, 01:53 PM
  #14  
greatplaid
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well I got it built up and have a first ride under the belt. Needed a buddy to hold the rear rack up while I put the bolts in and the fork spring thing was a little challenge to get on but with the help of some channel locks I got it. Gears and brakes are adjusted correctly out of the box. Headset was a little tight and rotors rubbed a little until I trued them. Everything else seems perfect. Took it out for a first ride and all I can say is WOW! I was expecting it to be cumbersome but it steers really nice and is super comfortable. The seat and grips are perfect as the seat has a handle to pull the bike around and the grips are ergo lock on pieces. Chainstays measure 460mm and it's 43lbs without the bags which is why I think it rides nice. Geometry is pretty relaxed and feels great for me, I'm 5'9". here's some more pictures, let me know if you want any other info.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
envoy first ride.jpg (683.3 KB, 242 views)
File Type: jpg
envoy grips.jpg (399.4 KB, 229 views)
File Type: jpg
envoy bags 1.jpg (453.9 KB, 224 views)
File Type: jpg
envoy bags 2.jpg (427.1 KB, 225 views)
File Type: jpg
envoy details.jpg (411.9 KB, 228 views)
greatplaid is offline  
Old 04-18-18, 03:11 PM
  #15  
newjazz
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What a deal!......here in France you won't find a deal like that for double the price! Everything thing here is sky high! I paid 400 euro for my used version 2 Yuba mundo!
newjazz is offline  
Old 04-19-18, 02:36 PM
  #16  
bugly64
Share the road.
 
bugly64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Marysville, CA
Posts: 1,238

Bikes: 2012 Salsa Fargo, Rocky Mountain Fusion, 2013 Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc, 2015 Teammachine SLR03, Yuba Mundo, 2008 Brompton M3L

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Had I not paid $200 for my Mundo V4, I would be considering this deal and if I was in Canada. I like those Jones like H-bars.
bugly64 is offline  
Old 04-20-18, 07:38 AM
  #17  
jimmie65
Proud hobo biker
 
jimmie65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Schertz - New Braunfels area
Posts: 807

Bikes: 2019 Surly Ogre, 2016 Giant Anyroad 2, Lightspeed Roadrunner trike, SE Tripel (in process)

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Looks great. I wonder what it would cost to ship from Canada to Texas.
jimmie65 is offline  
Old 04-20-18, 02:23 PM
  #18  
greatplaid
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Had to make some changes with some stuff I had laying around
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
envoy mods.jpg (825.4 KB, 211 views)
greatplaid is offline  
Old 04-30-18, 01:23 AM
  #19  
Baiku
Junior Member
 
Baiku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Ottawa,ontario
Posts: 13

Bikes: Raleigh RSW, CCM lightweight, western flyer tank bike, niji touring bike, three 29ers, Raleigh superbe brown, Raleigh superbe green, random misc bikes.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This bikes existence makes me question why others cost so much. like xtracycle addon kit. ive had nothing but trouble with mine and replacing it with this bike. I like that all the stuff is included on it. a strand to hold the bike up. xtracycle would charge like $80 or something for that. when I buy one it will get a good testing. I do alot of heavy hauling. extracycle didnt like that very much lol
Baiku is offline  
Old 04-30-18, 02:03 AM
  #20  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 22,939
Mentioned: 178 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9152 Post(s)
Liked 190 Times in 153 Posts
If that is $500 CAD, that would be about $389 USD

Whew!!!

It looks like a pretty cheap build. Somewhat like my Mongoose Massif. Some good, some bad.

But, just for the bare frame, and rims, you really can't go wrong for $389.
CliffordK is offline  
Old 09-11-19, 11:46 AM
  #21  
Bob Guy
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Availability October 2019

Good news and bad news:
I just talked with Mongoose on the telephone and they have the bike available excelusivley at Amazon for October 01, 2019.
I bought an Envoy from Csotco Canada and loved the bike and someone stole it, now I want to replace it.
the Costco Canads sell price was leass the $500 CAD ($389 USD). The new Amamzon sell price is $749 USD ( 988 CAD), close to three times the cost!
Anyway, that's what I know.
Bob
Bob Guy is offline  
Old 09-18-19, 08:55 AM
  #22  
Two Wheel Tango
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I've had an Envoy for about 4 months and absolutely love it! When my son is on the bike and we are going downhill the rear end starts to get a little squirrely but on flats and hills the bike is exactly what I need. As mentioned above, the Envoy is also at a price point that just makes a lot of sense. Looks like it's currently listed at $750 USD on Amazon.



Two Wheel Tango is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
JohnRC
Folding Bikes
3
03-02-17 08:25 PM
Shadoninja
Commuting
5
02-13-15 09:02 PM
divtag
Commuting
1
11-05-11 01:03 PM
hamfoh
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
3
05-14-11 10:04 PM
sandwich777
Commuting
6
01-25-11 12:46 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.