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    mongoose Vinson

    Black Friday sale at MS Sports will have the Mongoose Vinson for 449.99

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    Nice, was wondering when these would start showing up. Pretty excited about this one.

    Alloy frame and fork
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    190 rear spacing, 135 front, 100 bb
    alloy disc cassette hubs
    100mm alloy drilled rims
    26x4 mission command 72tpi tires
    mechanical disc brakes 180mm front rotor 160mm rear
    35lbs
    One size frame Medium

    needless to say, its been one of the favorite ep bikes at the company the last couple weeks.
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    I also mounted up a Bulldozer 4.7 on the rear and Snowshoe XL on the front with clearance
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1324 View Post
    Black Friday sale at MS Sports will have the Mongoose Vinson for 449.99
    link? a google search of MS Sports brings up random sports oriented websites for the state of Mississippi (MS).

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    Hmm maybe I will road trip it on Black Friday, anyone have a link with all actual bike specs?

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    i would love to have specs on this as well. I got on mongoose bikes and didn't see any info on it.

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    I called Mc s and there are a few stores that have them in stock . I may go look at them today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skota23 View Post
    One size frame Medium
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    Why!!!
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    I am 5'11" 32 inseam the bike fits me well. I would shorten stem

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    I think I am gonna take a chance on this bike. The only things that I was not digging was the long stem and the front derailleur mount is some how mounted to the bottom bracket? I am not familiar with this setup. My plan is to buy this bike if i like fat biking I will spend the real coin in the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarontriton View Post
    I am 5'11" 32 inseam the bike fits me well. I would shorten stem

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    Thats great that you fit their one size fits all model. I do not...enjoy
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    WTF is MC Sports? Never heard. The Mongoose website didn't have any fatbikes, and a google search yielded nothing.
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    The Vinson is new for 2015. I think MBA had a blur on it a few months ago. I went and saw the bike a few days ago looked decent.

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    I just got one. It seems pretty alright, especially at the price they have. The components are solid. It has a Sram rear derailleur and a Shimano front derailleur, 3 x 8 drivetrain. It's all basic stuff, but of good enough quality to last a number of years and be upgraded upon as needed. Nothing feels "junky" or like some the stuff you see at the big boxes when it comes to bike shaped objects. This is a bike shop quality bike at a good discount because Mongoose plays in that market.

    I took a good spin on it again on Sunday and I thought the bike out performed the rider, I thought the bike became predictable and sturdy, which came in handy for a big guy, riding on a snow covered trail for his first real ride on a fat bike. I know enough from mountain biking and cross country skiing to know how far you can push it on snow before it gives way and causes spin outs. With the 90 mm hubs and the 4" Vee tires, I got to give it enough mustard without losing traction to churn up the trail and I needed to exchange gears a couple times and the whole thing held together nicely.

    For the money, I think this bike is a no brainer. The frame is nice enough to upgrade on and it comes with a really workmanlike group of components.

    10/10 would buy again.

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    Thanks for the review. How did the Mission command tires do in the snow? How much snow?

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    The tires felt good as far as traction. I am still playing around with the whole tire pressure thing, but I started to feel confident riding harder into the berms and the bike felt good under me. I have a feeling that once I get the hang of it, I will be able to really push it on the downhills. The only knock I would have for the bike is that the stock stem is pretty long and unless you have a long torso, you'll probably want to replace it. I think that played into the fact that they only offered the bike in one size and they were trying to catch as many riders as they could with that. I am 5'9" with a 30" inseam and the bike fits me well with a shorter stem and the seat post flying about half mast. A smaller or larger rider could make it work with a few adjustments.

    There was about 2" of snow covering an intermediate to more difficult trail system. I didn't go off of any of the sweet jumps that they also have there, but I can always work my way up to that Eye of the tiger....

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    Thanks For the Update . I have sat on the bike and noticed the stem is Long . Are the handlebars a 31.8 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarontriton View Post
    Thanks For the Update . I have sat on the bike and noticed the stem is Long . Are the handlebars a 31.8 ?

    The bar is 31.8.

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    Thanks.

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    No problem

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    Can u say where u bought it and for how much? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbauer View Post
    Can u say where u bought it and for how much? Thanks.

    I actually got it through a friend that works for Mongoose as these had just come out. I paid really close to what MC Sports is going to have them on sale for, for Black Friday.

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    I bought mine through MC sports . Paid black Friday deal.

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    Thanks for the responses.

    So is the MC Black Friday price MC's regular price.

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    No It is black friday only they have them At $799 . My Local MC did not carry it in stock so they ordered it in. I will pay for it on Black Friday and get the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbauer View Post
    Thanks for the responses.

    So is the MC Black Friday price MC's regular price.
    I think the retail on it is $799. I biked with a guy that had one of the Motobecane Night Trains that he got from BikesDirect for $1400. That bike had a Rock Shox Bluto fork, which is a several hundred dollar part. I thought they were pretty similar beyond that though, quality wise, and I think their rigid fat bike is around $800, so the Vinson fits right in line with the market. At $450, I think it's a steal.

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    I agree it is a steal. I was all set to buy a framed Alaskan alloy for 1400 dealer can't get until February. So I came upon this deal and can't pass it up. I still may buy a higher end but this will tell me if I like it.

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    I got mine from the guy that designed it and I know his focus was on trying to put good quality components on it and keep it under 35 pounds and under $800. I think he nailed it.

    I am not sold on the idea of needing a better fat bike than this one. The idea of a performance fat bike seems like an oxymoron to me. The bike has easily upgradable parts and nobody is going to be too upset if they shear off a derailleur or tweaks a bottom bracket spindle. Just toss another one on and get back out there.

    This seems like a great way to just build up what you need, over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcthreadski View Post

    I am not sold on the idea of needing a better fat bike than this one. The idea of a performance fat bike seems like an oxymoron to me.
    Then you sir have never actually swung a leg over a quality fatty built for speed, don't knock it till you try it. I just want one of these for salt townie duties.

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    I haven't ruled that out. I agree the bike is worth upgrading. I will tweak small things and ride it. Like stem length and put some ergon grips on it.

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    See, this is how I end up with too many bikes.

    Do you remember the Bearstein Bears book
    "Ma Bear says Pa Bear has Too Many Bikes"?

    I starred as Pa Bear in that one

    We'll see, but I am going to walk before I run on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarontriton View Post
    I haven't ruled that out. I agree the bike is worth upgrading. I will tweak small things and ride it. Like stem length and put some ergon grips on it.

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    The grips are no good. What is the cool setup for bolt on ergo grips with leather wraps? I've been looking at a few brands, but can't make a decision.

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    Well I agree this is bike 5 this year I bought a carbon devinci Troy a 29 er for my wife a custom built 26 er for my son a custom build 27.5 for my daughter and I have a framed mini sota on order for my son for Xmas. That will make #6 plus 3 other bikes sitting in my barn and I'm not done.

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    It's not a hover-bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarontriton View Post
    Well I agree this is bike 5 this year I bought a carbon devinci Troy a 29 er for my wife a custom built 26 er for my son a custom build 27.5 for my daughter and I have a framed mini sota on order for my son for Xmas. That will make #6 plus 3 other bikes sitting in my barn and I'm not done.

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    5 bikes per year is only sustainable for two years. Once you get beyond 10 bikes, it becomes a job if they all need service. I've had periods of my life where I was flooded with bikes and bike parts. At one point I had north of 100 in my yard.

    The fat bike is number 6 for me right now, and I am feeling the itch again for more. It's like a disease

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    Oh I know both kids are racing and I feel like a full time mechanic. It seems I am always working on a bike . I enjoy it but it can get overwhelming.

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    Just reserved one. They are holding it for us.
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    Nice!

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    Guy said he didn't think they'd sell out. Getting it for my dad. I just bought a Minnesota 3.0 bluto.
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    I'm sure your dad will love it.

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    MC Sports in Joliet, IL confirmed that they would have some on Friday but wasn't sure if they would be on sale on Thursday night too. Looking at the catalog site I guess they will be on sale from 6pm on Thanksgiving.

    They didn't have any on the floor but we were able to check out a Dolomite, hopefully the sizing is similar but it does look ok for my wife. She's usually a size up at 20" on MTB frames.

    We weren't able to reserve one, so hopefully we'll still be able to grab it on the day. $450 looks like a steal.

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    I reserve the bike at that store over the phone they're holding it for me you should be able to do the same
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    when I spoke with a manager at MC s He said they had 200 of this total for all stores.

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    Wow. I'm glad I jumped on it quick. I wonder if they will discount the other model.
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    Dick's has these at $579.99. Not a bad bike at that price if they run out of the 200 at MC Sports.

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    20% off today too, $550 shipped isn't terrible ($130 shipping??? minus $50 credit)

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