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    Mongoose Tyax Super 2007 - Worth servicing

    Just bought one of these from ebay as my son is getting a new bike for Xmas and wanted to go out together so......

    This is the bike Mongoose Tyax Super 2007 Mountain Bike | eBay

    What i was wondering was is it worth putting this in for a full service at my local bike shop as i know little about maintaining bikes other than my own Sports Motorbike and to be honest I really cant be bothered ....

    So for 60 is it worth it on a bike at this price, however i know i need to get the forks looked at ?

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    Good bike for the price.

    It should be good to ride without too much tuning. the fork bushings should cost about $20-30 for a kit, and just replacing the bushings should take about 30 minutes. This is more of a ride it for a litle while, get a feel for it, and take it in if you feel it's worth it. re-building the fork will be worth it if the fork is actuaoly worn, but everybody has a different opinion on how worn out it really is.

    Based on how old your son is (over 10), he might have time to learn how to fix it up. Great bonding and learning experience.

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    Thanks for the feedback, what is will do is have a look for the kit ( any advice on what I am looking for) also my son is 14 but still means he can keep up with me now

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    check out the Park tools website and Performance Bikes website for tune-up advice and videos.

    Do a search for SRAM XC28 or Dart3 service manual for re-build info. Should be able to find a "Dart3 rebuild kit" online pretty easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watts888 View Post
    Good bike for the price.

    It should be good to ride without too much tuning.
    You must be quite a mechanic to be able to tell that from a picture...

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    I'd wait until you get the bike in your hands to check it out.
    As far as the fork, I'd ride it the way it is and watch for a used fork or a deal on something cheap. Depending on what riding you intend to do, a rigid fork or something like a RockShox XC30 might do. Lots of deals and sales at this time of year. By the time you get bushings and seals in a Dart 3 you will have spent more than the fork is worth.

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