Mongoose Tyax Comp or Elite?
Okay so I know mongoose produces wal-bikes and quality mt. bikes, is this one of the quality ones? And does anyone know the frame quality?
The components on this Elite look too good to be true at this price:
Mongoose Tyax Elite Mountain Bike
And then there's the Comp model:
Mongoose Tyax Comp Mountain Bike
Is the Elite worth the extra money? I'd say I'm around a Medium so if I got the Elite the closest size is Small. I'm 5'9 160lbs and did bmx so I think it might be alright? But I also heard that people like their Tektro Novelas better than their Dracos and the XCM is still a quality entry fork compared to the XCR? Plus I like the Comp colors better. I'm torn...
Last edited by BestSanchez; 05-31-2012 at 12:28 AM.
are you stuck at that price point? you might want to look at bikesdirect and take a look at what they have, there are several bikes at bd that are at or just above that price range that have a bit better component level.
bear in mind you get what you pay for, and a 400 dollar mtb isnt going to take the abuse a 2400$ mtb will. it will, however, serve you well as an entry-level bike to get in and familiar enough with the sport to determine whether or not you would ever want to drop a few grand on another bike, so long as you dont ride it to death in a month or two
Yeah I check bikesdirect every day(in my $400 price range), and I think this seems to be a better deal.... I think...
And yeah i'm fine with entry level, especially since i'm a broke college kid haha.
And of course nashbar has to entice me:
Nashbar AT-3 Mountain Bike
Last edited by BestSanchez; 05-31-2012 at 12:27 AM.
for my $600 id take
Save up to 60% off new Mountain Bikes - MTB - Motobecane 700HT
edit: misread. was looking at msrp of those mongoose not $400
for $400 these arent bad
Mountain Bikes - MTB - Motobecane 600HT if you can fit a 17
The Elite is worth the extra 50 clams but fit is priceless so go with what fits
Yeah I'm leaning towards the Elite for it's components, and maybe I could get a Sette Reken frame to replace the stock one because I've heard great things about the Reken. How do you know if a frame is compatible with a setup?
And I still don't get this:
Originally Posted by Slozomby
Tektro IO disc brakes
Rockshox Dart 2
Shimano Deore LX RD
WTB Velociraptor tires
Cheap/heavy stem, seatpost, etc.
Same as above except Deore XT RD and different mech discs.
Tektro Draco Hydro disc brakes
SRAM X.5 RD
Kenda Block 8 tires
Doesn't the Elite trump the both of them almost everywhere?