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    Mongoose XR 200

    Mongoose XR 200

    This is one awesome bike for the money. If you are looking for something affordable and rugged that won't cost an arm and a leg to maintain or repair this is the best deal I could find:















    Specs include:

    Aluminum swing link, alloy dual-suspension frame
    ZOOM fork
    21-speed SRAM MRX Pro/Shimano TX-30
    Promax disc brake with rear alloy V-Brake
    Alloy levers
    Mongoose Alloy-forged three-piece crankset
    36-spoke black andonized alloy rims
    Kickstand
    Quick-release seat

    I own this bike and have punished it for quite some time and it handles everything I throw at it. If you do have a problem Mongoose has the best customer service I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. Just let them know what is wrong and they will ship out whatever you need, no questions asked. If you are looking to get into the sport for under $200 and get the most out of your riding experience without breaking the bank then this is the best deal on the net!

    Have any questions? Hit me up!

    Ride Safe!

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    How long have you had it?

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    How Long?

    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn
    How long have you had it?
    8 months at this point

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    Weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose Pilot
    Kickstand
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by hardwarz
    Weight?

    Hardwarz
    6' 1" 190 pounds

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    Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    I have never seen anyone so happy about a kickstand. Personally I could do without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose Pilot
    6' 1" 190 pounds
    Sorry, I should have been more specific. Weight of the bike?

    Hardwarz

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    Lol!

    Quote Originally Posted by hardwarz
    Sorry, I should have been more specific. Weight of the bike?

    Hardwarz
    I think you are looking for the "Weight Weenies" thread. This bike isn't carbon fiber but it doesn't seem heavy at all to me.

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    I like my bikes to weight right around 30 lbs or less. I'm not trying to get an all carbon fiber, sub 22 lbs bike. Just trying to stay away from the 35+ lbs bikes.

    Hardwarz

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    Shipping weight on it is 42 lbs. *shrugs*

    I don't think anyone buying this bike is all that concerned with weight, its more of a "get what you can" at a given price point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn
    Shipping weight on it is 42 lbs. *shrugs*

    I don't think anyone buying this bike is all that concerned with weight, its more of a "get what you can" at a given price point.
    And that's fine. Sometimes you find a suprising deal.

    Hardwarz

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn
    Shipping weight on it is 42 lbs. *shrugs*

    I don't think anyone buying this bike is all that concerned with weight, its more of a "get what you can" at a given price point.
    Does that include the box and all the packing materials? Like I siad it doesn't seem like it is that heavy. I may need to find some truck scales and weigh in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose Pilot
    Does that include the box and all the packing materials? Like I siad it doesn't seem like it is that heavy. I may need to find some truck scales and weigh in.
    The way I've weighed mine, I just tighten the rear brake adjuster until the wheel won't spin then ballance the bike on a regular bathroom scale. It won't be perfect, but it'll be a good ball park.

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    i have not seen one that colur only chrome did u paint it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose Pilot
    Does that include the box and all the packing materials? Like I siad it doesn't seem like it is that heavy. I may need to find some truck scales and weigh in.
    Its the shipping weight, so I'd imagine that DOES include the packing materials... I can't imagine the packing materials accounting for much weight though.

    Quote Originally Posted by ege
    i have not seen one that colur only chrome did u paint it
    Looks like he just pulled the cheesy decals off.

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10660673



    There's apparently a difference(obvious frame differences) between the XR 200 and the XR-200, LOL, don't ask me why they didn't change up the names a bit more?...

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=2513014

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    8 pounds

    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn
    Its the shipping weight, so I'd imagine that DOES include the packing materials... I can't imagine the packing materials accounting for much weight though.



    Looks like he just pulled the cheesy decals off.

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10660673



    There's apparently a difference(obvious frame differences) between the XR 200 and the XR-200, LOL, don't ask me why they didn't change up the names a bit more?...

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=2513014
    Ya the stickers were about 8 pounds so that helped a lot lol!

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    There are two models. The old one was silver and this is the new model for 2009.

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    Bravo!

    Quote Originally Posted by hardwarz
    The way I've weighed mine, I just tighten the rear brake adjuster until the wheel won't spin then ballance the bike on a regular bathroom scale. It won't be perfect, but it'll be a good ball park.

    Hardwarz
    Great idea! Now I just need to find a fat person with a scale lol!

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    cool i like it

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    Red

    Quote Originally Posted by ege
    i have not seen one that colur only chrome did u paint it
    No, but I might paint it later after I put a few more miles on it. It comes with the red and black and there is a Schwin FS that is almost just like it. I just took the cheesy stickers off of it and it looked great. If you take your stickers off make sure you save the date code sticker. It's near the bottom bracket near the cranks. If you have a warranty problem you will need the date code when you report it. Its the small silver and black sticker.

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    RaWk On

    Quote Originally Posted by ege
    cool i like it
    Thanks! I ride about 20-30 miles a day on it. It was a great deal and didn't need much tuning. If you snag one and need some tips then let me know!

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    To me, the frame design seemed alot more robust than the XR-75s and the older XR-200(silver one). I nearly bought one, but didn't like the look of some of the welds and everything I've read on the rear suspension made it sounds like more of a nuisance than not.

    I did buy a Walmart bike though, Schwinn Sidewinder. I liked that it didn't have FS, less to break and the frame seemed sturdy(sure, its heavy too). Didn't want to spend a ton of money on a hobby I might not pursue. Sure, I could have bought used, but I wouldn't have known what to look out for as far as prior owner abuse. The Scwhalmart bike allowed me to get on the road quick. So far so good, but only bought it less than a week ago. Figured I'd just run the bike into the ground and buy an entry level LBS bike when its trashed. If I can't trash it properly, maybe I'll just upgrade it and become one of the forum oddities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn
    To me, the frame design seemed alot more robust than the XR-75s and the older XR-200(silver one). I nearly bought one, but didn't like the look of some of the welds and everything I've read on the rear suspension made it sounds like more of a nuisance than not.

    I did buy a Walmart bike though, Schwinn Sidewinder. I liked that it didn't have FS, less to break and the frame seemed sturdy(sure, its heavy too). Didn't want to spend a ton of money on a hobby I might not pursue. Sure, I could have bought used, but I wouldn't have known what to look out for as far as prior owner abuse. The Scwhalmart bike allowed me to get on the road quick. So far so good, but only bought it less than a week ago. Figured I'd just run the bike into the ground and buy an entry level LBS bike when its trashed. If I can't trash it properly, maybe I'll just upgrade it and become one of the forum oddities.
    I would love to see some pics of it if you have any.

    As far as the welds go on the XR I looked at several until I found one that was acceptable. Sometimes you get lucky and run into a factory worker that has some pride and it shows in their work. I stayed away from the assembled units in the garden section of the store as I knew the inside of the rear frame would be rusted. The one I got was quite clean and grey on the inside. The rear suspension is why I picked the XR. It is simple and rugged and made from steel. The forces are linear where the rear suspension meets the front frame and the welds at those points are thick and sturdy. The pins that hold the bottom and top sections are thick. I just coated those parts that move and the pins with a little bit of bearing grease so they are quiet and operate smoothly. On the bottom connection there are plastic grommets that hold the steel section together on the aluminium welded receivers. The only problem there I can see is after a while they might wear but so far it is very quiet and operates nicely. I agree about the trash comment. Just be careful as to not trash yourself in the process lol!

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    Alright..its always good to here someone so happy with there rig and just getting out doors..enjoy the ride.and always remember where a helmet
    Respect the Aina....Aloha

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