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    In my opinion, if it fits you, this is a Phenomenal deal at the sale price. For someone looking to try a fatty....nice choice with minimal investment. May grab one for the Mrs.
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    ANyone have the geo on this? Im about 5'7" - ride a medium Norco Sight for what its worth - I have no issue putting a 50mm stem (as I have one laying around) on it...

    will check my local DSG and see if they have one in store for fit - but not confident they will.

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    No Geo on it i emailed Schwinn/ Mongoose with no response as of yet. I can tell you i have a 32 inseam and stand over is around 30 . The stem is at least a 100 mm or longer i ordered a 70 mm for it .

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    Here y'all go! I think I'll go to Dick's and check it out.

    FEATURES:

    Navigate through all terrain with the Mongoose® Adult Vinson Mountain Bike. Equipped with a durable aluminum frame and 26 x 4 oversized wheels, the Vision delivers a high action ride whether you're biking on sand or snow. Features 24 speed Sram X4 drivetrain and dual disc mechanical brakes for crisp power and confident braking.

    Wheel Size: 26"
    Frame: Aluminum
    Fork: Aluminum
    Rear Shock: NA
    Headset: 1 1/8" A-Head
    Cranks: Alloy 170mm 22/30/40
    Bottom Bracket: 100mm sealed bearing Square taper
    Front Derailleur: Alivio E-Type
    Rear Derailleur: Sram X4
    Cog Set: 12-32 8spd
    Shifter: Sram X4
    Chain: Sram X4
    Hub (F): 135mm QR Alloy Disc
    Hub (R): 190mm QR Alloy Disc
    Spokes: Stainless
    Rims: 100mm Alloy with 35mm holes
    Tires: 26x4 Veerubber Mission Command 72tpi
    Brakes: 180mm front 160mm rear mech disc
    Brake Levers: alloy
    Pedals: resin platform
    Handlebar: Alloy 700mm with 31.8 clamp
    Grips: Mongoose
    Stem: Alloy
    Seat: Mongoose
    Seat Post: Alloy
    Extras: Colored rim strip
    Style: R7900
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    ^^ we had all of this info...people are looking for the geometry...(measurements if the frame)
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    Went and picked up the Vinson tonight road it around the yard. What a steal of a deal. This is a really fun bike. My main bike is a Devinci carbon troy and I have been mountain biking since the late 80's and this is a very solid bike. I will put some miles on it this weekend and do an update.

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    Our MC is to small to carry them so no luck here.

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    My Mac is to small. I called the store talked to manager and he got one from a bigger store. And it was to them in just a few days. May not be to late.

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    What area are you guys from
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    Southern Michigan for me.

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    I know the one in Joliet has more than one you could probably drive here and back and have it still cost less than the shipping would be if you were to get it and have them ship it
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    Keep us updated. Also, how heavy is it?

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    I told my SIL about this Wednesday and he called and reserved one. Supposed to pick it up at 6 tomorrow morning. Looks like I'll get to try one out!

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    Headed out to pick mine up right now I guess the Black Friday deals are good this evening as well
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    Re: mongoose Vinson

    Does this fit a bluto?
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    I do not believe so it is a straight 1 and 1/8 head tube

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    Wife is happy with hers. It's a well put together package and I'm extremely happy, especially for $<500.

    Only thing is I can't get the saddle adjustment bolt undone, and it came with the saddle at a terrible angle. That puppy is tight. I swapped it for another XX.Xmm post and saddle with no problem.

    Oh, the instruction manual for the disc brakes are only in Chinese, keeps things interesting

    Edit: wrong post size, thinking of handlebars
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    Do you mean 30.8 the seat post on mine is 30.6 odd size I had a nicer 30.9 and it was a smidge to big.

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    Re: mongoose Vinson

    So went on 6 mile ride with it today it was great fun but a lot more if a work out. I found the tires are OK at best especially in the front.mongoose Vinson-uploadfromtaptalk1417305959055.jpg

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    Folks do you think this will fit a bud and a Lou?
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    Not sure but I would like to know. The factory tires are fair at Best.

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    Re: mongoose Vinson

    Thoughts?
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    Looks like the front tire is on backwards

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    Re: mongoose Vinson

    Yeah flipped for grip. Its short term anyway.
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    Re: mongoose Vinson

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    Re: mongoose Vinson

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    Suppose to flip the back one not the front one

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    I'm really hoping to get one for the lady, she was riding the Dolo this weekend and said "I like it, but would like something a little lighter" the Vinson comes in 15lbs less, so as soon as *****sportinggoods goes back to free shipping, I'm getting one.







    Compared to the last few pics, the Dolo seems to have a little more frame/fork clearance for tires!










    P.S. I posted in the other thread, but the US planetx website is having a sale on On-One floater snow tires. 120tpi only $54 each free shipping. Usually the colors are cheaper, but seems to be a deal this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post
    Yeah flipped for grip. Its short term anyway.
    can you please measure the effective top tube?

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    17" frame 23.3 effective top tube

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    Have a lou and bud on order. Nervous they wont fit.
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    I thought it only came in one size - 18"

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    Re: mongoose Vinson

    Mongoose killed it with this bike. Prettier in person. What a steal at 450. My Dad is like a kid in a candy store with this bike . Hilarious.
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    Re: mongoose Vinson

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    I agree the bike is better looking in person . i am getting used to riding it went 8 miles yesterday with my 10 yr old son, The bike is more of a work out then i am used to. Trying to keep up with my son on his 23# 26 er . Did i mention he is state champion this year for Mi schoolastic cycling 10 and under. Well he kicks my butt. The Vinson is a blast though and my son wants one bad. I Have a Framed Mini Sota 24" ordered for him hope it gets here for X-mas

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarontriton View Post
    I agree the bike is better looking in person . i am getting used to riding it went 8 miles yesterday with my 10 yr old son, The bike is more of a work out then i am used to. Trying to keep up with my son on his 23# 26 er . Did i mention he is state champion this year for Mi schoolastic cycling 10 and under. Well he kicks my butt. The Vinson is a blast though and my son wants one bad. I Have a Framed Mini Sota 24" ordered for him hope it gets here for X-mas
    Yah, it is definitely a workout

    I rode it on untracked snow that was about 5" deep on Thursday. I think I figured out the tire pressure for riding on snow, but when I got back on the pavement to ride home, it felt like I was driving an old farm tractor. I went to a spot with more advanced trails on Saturday though and those had been ridden by someone else earlier. Man, what a blast! This bike is so much fun on rolling singletrack and once you get a feel for how the bike turns and reacts on packed snow, it's awesome. Gotta be careful to stay on the packed stuff though as going off of those gets dicey, right away, especially on the downhills. I didn't crash though, so I had that going for me .

    The guy I went with had knobbier tires, but in his estimation, technique trumps tires when it comes to staying on the bike. The climbs are slow, but if you learn how to position your weight, you can grind up some pretty steep inclines.

    Overall, I am still pretty impressed with the bike and I think it's a ton of fun!

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    anyone here in the 5' 7" height range?

    Guessing with a short stem I'd be ok from what Im seeing/reading... just curious as there are none in local market - so if I do pull the trigger - its a web buy via d!c%$sportinggoods

    thanks in advance

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    i am thinking of trying to set this up tubeless . Any one tried it yet?

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    I'm 5'8" and put a 80mm stem on it and like it.
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    Put a 80mm on for my short 5 7 father and slid the seat forward. Fits him fine. Working on tubeless. I'm either doing split tube presta or Schrader. Tape was annoying. Tires are loose, so a compressor is a must. Anyone try fatter tires?
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    Do you think the Vinson will handle a 330# rider for paved trails.I'm also interested in the Argus but have little information as of yet.

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    I am 230 # and no sign of weakness in the bike I would put better pedals on .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Looks like the front tire is on backwards
    MC near me installed the forks backward on their bikes, cables all jacked.
    At least they had the brakes and derailleurs adjusted decently.

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    Re: mongoose Vinson

    Yeah that's why I took mine home in the box they were curious why I wouldn't let them build it and I said well I've been a bike mechanic for a number of years I'll take care of it at home. You never know who's putting that thing together
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    Quote Originally Posted by aarontriton View Post
    Do you mean 30.8 the seat post on mine is 30.6 odd size I had a nicer 30.9 and it was a smidge to big.
    The battery in my calipers is dying but I'm 99% sure it's 30.4mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post
    Yeah that's why I took mine home in the box ... You never know who's putting that thing together
    ...then riding it around the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojoB View Post
    The battery in my calipers is dying but I'm 99% sure it's 30.4mm
    Post is stamped 30.6.
    First major disappointment with spec I've found.
    Why not 30.9?

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    My Local Mc Sports contracts a bike shop mechanic put it together . They would not let me put it together myself. I will say That I was concerned but he did a fine job.

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    MC did not fight me on it. But it was crazy busy when I picked it up.
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