• 07-06-2006
    nw_mr2
    Mongoose Wing super or Iron Horse Maverick Pro?
    Well I've been out of moutain biking for a while but I'm looking to get back in. I need a good quality FS bike that is kind of allmountain as my riding is in between XC and DH.

    I'm looking to spend under $500, so I think I've narrowed it down to the 2005 mongoose Wing Super (http://mongoose.com/bikes/detail_us...._US&brandID=39) Or the 2006 Iron Horse Maverick Pro DS (Or Maverick XC? I'm not sure I understand the real difference).

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...egory_ID=3050#
    and
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...egory_ID=3050#

    Any opinions are appreciated, thanks in advance!
  • 07-07-2006
    nw_mr2
    um, okay, does anyone at least have an opinion on any of those? thanks.
  • 07-07-2006
    kmandevi
    If you save up a bit more you can get the Iron Horse Warrior trail, which is a really sweet bike.
    Price 649-10%= $585

    That is a whole lot of bike for that price.

    Check it out
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3050

    Ken
  • 07-07-2006
    nw_mr2
    -10%? If I could get it for 585 that might be doable. And it does look like a pretty sweet bike, I was looking at that warrior trail pic thread in the Iron Horse forum... Badass :D
  • 07-07-2006
    kmandevi
    That is a great bike for trail riding. I have the pro and it does great on the ups and the downs. The Sram drivetrain is top notch and tons better than anything shimano. Yeah there's always a 10% off for prefeormance.
    http://www.bikewebsite.com/Otherbikesources.htm
    They usually have an updated coupon.


    WOW
    Just noticed its a lot cheaper on RScycle website
    http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id....=7&category=55
    They have it listed as 559. You also get free shipping and a free pack of a bunch of stuff.
    rs4th code for the free stuff it ends the 9th of july.

    Thats a sweet deal there.

    Just make sure you get the right size and that it fits what you will be riding.

    -Ken
  • 07-08-2006
    nw_mr2
    thanks for the link. One question though, how well does the single pivot work? I had been under the impression that they sucked for climbing.
  • 07-08-2006
    kmandevi
    If i sit down there is no bobbing at all from the rear of my Warrior pro. I can also stand up and hammer in the middle chain ring in front without any bob. If i stand up in the little chainring then the back will bob and loose some grip, of course that is fixable if you keep a steady motion, instead of a viscious hammer. The Pivot works great for all around riding.

    Of course, the Warrrior pro has a fox vanilla R shock on it with Pro pedal. But i'm sure that you won't have too much trouble even with the X fusion one, as long as you have the right spring rate for your weight.

    Ken