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    Finished the Grand Marquis today.
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    I have search far and wide for a stores that sell Mongoose Pro bikes. With the exception of one bike that I found at Dick's, no other store online or that I have gone to carries them. Where did you get yours??? Let me know man. BTW nice bike set up.

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    I have search far and wide for a stores that sell Mongoose Pro bikes. With the exception of one bike that I found at Dick's, no other store online or that I have gone to carries them. Where did you get yours??? Let me know man. BTW nice bike set up.

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    E-bay

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    My bike is Mongoose otero elite 2007. The original rear shock is so bad that i changed it to manitou radium rl (with lockout). Also i changed the stem to 90mm 30 degree Zoom stem, because the original 110mm 5 degree stem was to long for technical use, i didn`t like that! With new stem it also more comfortable doing drops. I think it`s nice bike!




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    my new DH/FR rig, an 08 mongoose black diamond double
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    Ahhhh, that sucks! I have an 07 BD3 that I am currently stripping to have custom powdercoated bright candy gold because ON THE WEBSITE the Double's gold color looked a little dull. Looks pretty damn sharp to me!
    But I'll be doing some custom touches as well, like gold pearl and red metal flake as well, plus I had custom red foil decals made up for it already.
    But yours looks really really good!
    Here's mine so far...
    Swapped out the air shock for a DHX coil, 06 66RC2X, SunRingle A.D.D. wheelset, Diabolus cranks... pretty basic compared to the last 3 or 4 bikes i've had. And whaddaya know..it's 3 times the fun!

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    Oh, ha! And that's my $3000+ bike next to my "new" $700 shuttle truck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillseeker
    Oh, ha! And that's my $3000+ bike next to my "new" $700 shuttle truck!

    Hey a mans gotta have his prioritys, lol. I like those bd's. A guy was selling a double frame and shock locally that I really wanted to get, just gotta get my dj bike finished first.
    06 mongoose ritual for sale, pm me for details.

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    Here's my Mongoose Grand Marquis

    Put a few updates on the bike. Like Coffeegeek, I picked a spare/second frame on EBAY for when this one eventually craps out. If this bike is anything like my old sommet, then I assume the Virtual Pivots behind the BB will wear out first.

    The DHX air can is sleeved down (per the Turner forum) which makes it ride much better. There is just enough room for the DHX 5.0 if you take the bottom out knob off after you set it up.

    The fork is an All Mountain 150 mm travel. With the steerer tube set at 69 deg, the extra inch of travel up front doesn't seem to throw off the geometry too much.

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    Hey Reek,
    How does it climb? I have not taken mine out yet.

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    Not the best climber

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeegeek2112
    Hey Reek,
    How does it climb? I have not taken mine out yet.

    The seat tube angle is a bit too lax and makes for a down hill friendly cockpit but puts weight a bit too far back to climb in the saddle. As you can see by my pic, my saddle is pushed way forward. It's definitely lighter than my Black Diamond but my BD almost feels nicer to climb on - an it has a super T on the front. my problem might be that these Grand Marquis came with 100/120 mm front forks and I'm using a 150mm fork. I was contemplating using an old Race face XY post but install it backwards to offset forward. Not sure about this.

    If I remember, you're using a 7.875 shock correct? this might help a bit with the seat tube ankle AND should raise your BB height about an inch. with the spec'd 7.5 eye to eye shock on the six inch setting, the BB is at 12.5 inches. The DHX definitely killed the bobbing that came in the 6 inch setting with the original fox coil.

    Enjoy your first ride.

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    Tee Hee! See that white BD3 I posted above???
    I got bored today and it looks like this now!!!!


    I had some fully custom decals made up as I had PLANNED on having it PC'd Gold, but the guy won't call me back. So screw him, the polished frame looks just as sick, just threw all the gold and silver components off my hardtail on the BD3! Thing looks friggin FAST!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reek
    The seat tube angle is a bit too lax and makes for a down hill friendly cockpit but puts weight a bit too far back to climb in the saddle. As you can see by my pic, my saddle is pushed way forward. It's definitely lighter than my Black Diamond but my BD almost feels nicer to climb on - an it has a super T on the front. my problem might be that these Grand Marquis came with 100/120 mm front forks and I'm using a 150mm fork. I was contemplating using an old Race face XY post but install it backwards to offset forward. Not sure about this.

    If I remember, you're using a 7.875 shock correct? this might help a bit with the seat tube ankle AND should raise your BB height about an inch. with the spec'd 7.5 eye to eye shock on the six inch setting, the BB is at 12.5 inches. The DHX definitely killed the bobbing that came in the 6 inch setting with the original fox coil.

    Enjoy your first ride.

    REEK
    I have a 7.5 in shock and I went with the 100mm fork. I think it feels pretty balanced. I was just worried about the bob effect.

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    Happy Holidays!

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeegeek2112
    I have a 7.5 in shock and I went with the 100mm fork. I think it feels pretty balanced. I was just worried about the bob effect.

    Your bike may ride better since I think my GM may be a bit 'choppered' out trying to make it a 6 inch travel bike. I'm moving back to Northern Cal shortly so we'll see how the frame holds up to Downieville and Auburn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reek
    Your bike may ride better since I think my GM may be a bit 'choppered' out trying to make it a 6 inch travel bike. I'm moving back to Northern Cal shortly so we'll see how the frame holds up to Downieville and Auburn.

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    When you move up here I hope to see you on the trail. My riding partner and I ride the auburn area most of the time. I f-ed up before I bid on the frame. I didnt realize it was a freeride frame. I wanted an am / xc frame. It seems lighter or close to the same as my old I-drive, so I am hoping it climbs just as well. I guess we will see.

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    Don't consider it an "F" up

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeegeek2112
    When you move up here I hope to see you on the trail. My riding partner and I ride the auburn area most of the time. I f-ed up before I bid on the frame. I didnt realize it was a freeride frame. I wanted an am / xc frame. It seems lighter or close to the same as my old I-drive, so I am hoping it climbs just as well. I guess we will see.

    I think your set up will work probably better than mine. The frame itself is actually light enough for an all purpose trail bike. And set at 4 or 5 inches in the rear and 4 or 5 inches in the front, there should be less bob than my set up as well as a slight steepening of the angles.

    I'm just hell bent on keeping it as 6 inches front and back as I own too many bikes in the 5 inch range - you know, so I don't feel so guilty about having too many similar bikes.

    As for Sac, got several ridding buddies out there from when I worked there. The all email me about the rides the go on while I wallow in the baltimore rain. Just signed on for a new job to start in September.

    I'll PM you about the Mongoose by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reek
    I think your set up will work probably better than mine. The frame itself is actually light enough for an all purpose trail bike. And set at 4 or 5 inches in the rear and 4 or 5 inches in the front, there should be less bob than my set up as well as a slight steepening of the angles.

    I'm just hell bent on keeping it as 6 inches front and back as I own too many bikes in the 5 inch range - you know, so I don't feel so guilty about having too many similar bikes.

    As for Sac, got several ridding buddies out there from when I worked there. The all email me about the rides the go on while I wallow in the baltimore rain. Just signed on for a new job to start in September.

    I'll PM you about the Mongoose by the way.

    REEK
    I hear you about to many bikes. This just replaced my old i-drive frame. I find myself riding the hardtails more and more. The baltimore weather must stink.

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    Picked this lil' freebie up today. Not sure of the year but it's a DXR ...


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    Can't wait to get more reflectors.mongoose three.jpg

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    This is how the PanzerGoose ended. From a AM/Trail bike to a AM/FR bike. My mechanic (Dr Spoke in Stockholm) managed to extend the stroke to +6" by tuning in the 5th Element shock. It's a MZ Z1 Fr 1 150mm in the front end and Halo Tornado Wheels. Gear controls, brakes (not discs), cranks and seat clamp, are orginal parts. Nothing else...

    Shes going to be burried in a swamp she's concered many times. She has a fatal crack in the top tube. Just in the weld to the head tube. Allmost all the way around.

    A Intense 6.6SS is on its way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmartinez
    My new Goose
    is that a black diamond frame?

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    Dang, dude..he posted that pic 3 YEARS ago! But yeah...it was a Black Diamond frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reek
    Put a few updates on the bike. Like Coffeegeek, I picked a spare/second frame on EBAY for when this one eventually craps out. If this bike is anything like my old sommet, then I assume the Virtual Pivots behind the BB will wear out first.

    The DHX air can is sleeved down (per the Turner forum) which makes it ride much better. There is just enough room for the DHX 5.0 if you take the bottom out knob off after you set it up.

    The fork is an All Mountain 150 mm travel. With the steerer tube set at 69 deg, the extra inch of travel up front doesn't seem to throw off the geometry too much.

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    trailbear are excellent tires, good choice
    "He can make even a global summit meeting seem like a kegger." M. Dowd, NY Times, 19 July 2006

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    Love em

    Quote Originally Posted by adamantane
    trailbear are excellent tires, good choice
    a 2.5 trailbear up front and a 2.1 fire XC or mythos XC for trail riding has been my setup for alost 8 years. I know there's new and improved tire treads out there but I love this set up, I can predict the rear tire drift, climbing is not as painful since the rear rotational weight is relatively low, and I don't seem to pinch flat as much as I thought I would when I first started using this set up.

    Once my last Trailbear is gone, not sure what I'll go with, since it seems I can only find 2.25's on line now.

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    good for the money

    Quote Originally Posted by fchan
    Any comments on the WING COMP?
    this is the bike I got about six months ago, it has done very well.

    Had to do some minor adjustments, but you always do on a new bike unless you put it together yourself or at the LBS.

    If its new the components should be pretty good. The guy at my bike shop said they were simliar to what they had there, in a higher end, you know, 1000$ and up.

    I am very happy.
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    Here is my 03 valient and my beater

    Anyone know the model of my Alum mongoose frame? Older frame , but no clue which one it is.
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    I just bought a new 2007 teocali. I've got to say its great to see mongoose really
    producing some quality bikes. I remember as a kid being the man because
    I had a mongoose BMX while all my friends had huffy's and murray"s. To say
    I do'nt wish that had some big name boutique bike would be a lie; but that's only
    because way down deep I truly am a ego maniac who wants everyone to oh and
    ah over my new ride. But the truth is they would'nt ride any better, last any longer
    or make me love the sport any more than I already do. I bought the comp knowing
    that I already owned a desent parts group and that I was going to use those parts
    (all mountain 3 fork, swinger 6 way coil, cane creek zono rims,Lx external bearing
    cranks, and XT drive train). After doing a couple rides with the stock set up I was
    pretty impressed. So much so I actually kept a fair amount of the stock parts;
    and what I did'nt keep I put on my old frame to use as a spare bike. I am disapointed
    in that my swinger coil fit so tightly between the seat towers that I was'nt comfortable
    using it or any coil for that matter.Probably for the best. I had a spare manitou
    radium RL. That shaved some weight bringing the bike down to 30.5lbs.
    I have to say its good to see that people can go out spend $1000 and have a
    dependable, capable dual suspension, bike with a great parts kit.


    2007 teocali comp
    marzocchi all mountain 3
    manitou radium rl
    truvativ 90 mm stem
    easton 31.8 bar
    cane creek zonos rims
    race face bash ring

    (stock parts kept)
    tektro hydraulic disc brakes
    sx-5 shifters & rear derailer
    fsa splined crankset
    mongoose seat post



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    '07 Teocali Comp

    I was trying to decide between a Black Diamond Single or the Teocali Comp. I figured the Teocali would better suite my style of riding (AM), so here it is, stock:
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider4jesus
    I just bought a new 2007 teocali. I've got to say its great to see mongoose really
    producing some quality bikes. I remember as a kid being the man because
    I had a mongoose BMX while all my friends had huffy's and murray"s. To say
    I do'nt wish that had some big name boutique bike would be a lie; but that's only
    because way down deep I truly am a ego maniac who wants everyone to oh and
    ah over my new ride. But the truth is they would'nt ride any better, last any longer
    or make me love the sport any more than I already do.
    I have a lot of respect for you to purchase a Mongoose and control your ego. I was in the same situation when I was younger. Riding around on a Mongoose Menace. My next mountain bike will be a Mongoose, and it will make me proud and help my ego!

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    After found +10 frame cracks in my Teocali after 2,5 years of use...I'm rebuilding the bike on a Intense frame now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PanzerGoose
    After found +10 frame cracks in my Teocali after 2,5 years of use...I'm rebuilding the bike on a Intense frame now...
    I hope they have found the source of the Teocali frame cracks. Enjoy your Intense frame.

    I am still undecided on what Mongoose mtb I am going to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PanzerGoose
    After found +10 frame cracks in my Teocali after 2,5 years of use...I'm rebuilding the bike on a Intense frame now...
    What year was yours? Their warrenty on the frame is 3 years. Go get a new frame.

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    This thread seems to have stalled....



    Look out!!



    Teocali Super on Slickrock, March 2008. 2800 miles and still going strong (ok, w/ new rear triangle, suspension linkage, etc. )



    And this is the Teocali stomping ground - Happy Jack (background) and Vedauwoo (foreground) in the Pole Mountain area of Medicine Bow National Forest, I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne, WY.

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    Dauwalt, you have a STRANGE lever technique. Looks like smashed/bloody knuckles in a panic stop to me...


    And in the last 2-3 months, I sold my 1-2 month old Black Diamond and built this. Got it straight out of Eric Carter's garage! Nuthin like a sig frame from the signer!

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    my first Dowmhill babe

    Mongoose NXDH
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    My Mongoose

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    i didn't know mongoose made a dh bike other then the black diamond and ecd.....
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    so if a put a card in my spokes could i trick people in to thinking my bike is good

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    Yes Mongoose 2000, NXDH & 1999, NX9.7
    it was a real dh back then..

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    It's a singlespeed but what the hell.....

    My new ride....


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    Quote Originally Posted by abmtnbkr
    My new ride....

    I have been checking that one out a lot on mongoose.com. How much did you pay for it? If I want to get it, I will need to special order it from the local shop, and I don't even know if I will like the ride of it!

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    I paid 529.00 for it at my local Performance Bike shop. Unless your bike shop has a good return policy, I would highly recommend you test ride before buying. It would suck if you special order it then end up not liking it. I can tell you this bike has been all fun....

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    How much did you pay for it?... u star whit $100.00 and u end spending $3,000.00

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    My first Goose

    Here it is, First serious FS bike. Picked it up on satuday and have been loving it since. Hope it lasts, and I can't wait for more singletrack slaughter.

    Bike is stock except for some heavy duty tubes...
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    I finally finished building my Mongoose Grand Marquis:


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    here's my goose

    loving it so far.....
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    1996 IBOC Pro-SX

    Here's my 1996 IBOC Pro-SX. I bought the frame from Al's Cycle & Fitness in Medford, OR in 1996. I built it up during the '96-'97 winter.

    In December '97 or '98 I removed the Gripshift X-Ray shifters and put XTR M-951 shifters on it. I especially like the Syncros Pro Titanium seatpost. The seat stays flexed like crazy due to the XT V-brakes, so I put one of those Shimano carbon brake boosters on it. I figured the 63mm '97 Judy SL could use on too. The wheelset is made up of Mavic 217 rims, White Industries hubs, and 15g straight spokes.

    I loved that bike when I originally put it together. It sits in the garage now, minus a lot of parts. I'd like to build it back up as a single speed bike to ride around the neighborhood with my kids.
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    Neat bikes, neat company. I think a lot of the high end stuff from Mongoose, GT and Schwinn is thanks to Dorel.

    It's neat that Mongoose makes entry level bikes all the way to pro rigs.

    My Canaan Elite gets here on Thursday. Its stock but I'll post pix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnawbonelefty


    Damnit...I WANT one of those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillseeker
    Damnit...I WANT one of those!
    It's a nice bike, Heavyish for all mountain use, but very durable, mine is a custom frame only, as featured with a fox rlc fork , wtb wheels, race face downhill crank, saint brakes and sram x9 twisties. a great climber and descender. the shock setup is very persnickity, it took a while to dial it in perfectly, too little air pressure and it has lots of bobbing, too much pressure and the rebound was too fast even with it fully damped, the tst5 feature of the shock is a joke, but with it turned off, it is very plush..

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    Can I ask where you got it and what it cost ya for the frame-only? Mongoose doesn't offer it that way, but I know of a shop that will. He's out of ALL non-XC Mongoose bikes right now. Should just save up for the 09 DH rig and a Nugget...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillseeker
    Can I ask where you got it and what it cost ya for the frame-only? Mongoose doesn't offer it that way, but I know of a shop that will. He's out of ALL non-XC Mongoose bikes right now. Should just save up for the 09 DH rig and a Nugget...

    I split the cost with someone looking for a parts kit for a 6.6, It worked to be a good deal for both of us. The stock parts are all top shelf

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    yo trillseeker check your pm's

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    2006 Mongoose Pro Wing Elite

    Does anyone own this bike i would like to know if it's a good bike just for regular rides, not for trails? and can parts be upgraded. Fedex will deliver tomorrow

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    Use to race with 80cc moto X fork 8 to 10 inch up front and modified rear link for 8 inch in the rear, in those days six inch was the max from all the cie.




    Still have one more OEM


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    Mongoose xr comp 130mm Marzocchi z1 forks, fox shock, shimano deore hydraulic brakes..
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    i wish i would have got the comp instead of a blackcomb....or maybe and older better bike....

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    Quote Originally Posted by prestavalve


    This is my goose. Using it for trail riding and light freeriding
    Hoping to upgrade the rear shok into a marzo roco air and the fork to a marzo all mountain sl
    Do you know how much the teocalli can handle up front? As much as I love my pike, I need a bit more beef up front.

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    the new mongooses are sweet(the ec-d, the balck diamond, the teocali super) but the older ones are just crap and so are the ones from walmart.

    some of you guys have nice bikes.
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    I think the older ones are good also,it matters what model you got,but the dept. store ones are crap.I remember when I was a kid growing up in the 70's how it was every kids dream to own an Mongoose or Redline BMX(This was before the MTB craze started),now they're all over the place and the names been dragged through the mud because of the dept. store junk.They have a bad stigma attached to them now,but they still make very good bikes.I just bought a '08 Canaan Team frame and I just know someone will have something to say about it,but I don't care because I know it's a good frame

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    Well,I received my Mongoose Canaan Team frame today....




    Very nice frame and for $500(seat post was not included) a good deal I think!Will post pictures of it built up ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    the new mongooses are sweet(the ec-d, the balck diamond, the teocali super) but the older ones are just crap and so are the ones from walmart.

    some of you guys have nice bikes.
    If a bike works and serves the riders purpose how does that make it crap, I have a Mongoose Teocali and I also got a Mongoose Tactic I got on clearance at Kmart for $150 and I can ride any trails on it that I ride the Teocali or your bike for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivisect_VI
    If a bike works and serves the riders purpose how does that make it crap, I have a Mongoose Teocali and I also got a Mongoose Tactic I got on clearance at Kmart for $150 and I can ride any trails on it that I ride the Teocali or your bike for that matter.
    If you can't tell the difference between your teo and your BSO mongoose, that's fine for you, but do me a favor and when the bso breaks dispose of it properly don't abandon it on the side of the trail, I've hauled 3 out of the woods so far this year..

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    I wish people would stop ****ing comparing department store bikes to the real deal! Jeezusfuk!! NOT THE SAME THING! It's seriously like comparing caviar to cheese spread. Department store frames are not heat treated, just to split the difference in the most simple form of understanding. They were not designed, tested, then redesigned for maximum performance. They did not undergo heavy test sessions under the asses of pro riders such as Eric Carter, Andrew Cho and Andrew Neethling!
    They were designed for the masses of "average americans" who will probably never actually ride the POS and it will do not much more than sit next to the barbecue grill collecting spider webs.
    If you seriously "can't tell the difference" between your $150 bike and your $1500 bike...you're
    A: An absolute moron.
    B: An absolute moron who doesn't ride either bike.
    C: A handicapped mron who can't ride either.
    D: Too f*cking fat to get on either.

    Or most likely
    F: Don't actually own a real bike.

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    Look guys,I'm sure he can tell the difference because if he couldn't why spend $1500 on the bike in the first place.I think he's just saying he can get along fine with the cheaper one if he has to,not that it can replace his more expensive bike.

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    Anyways,here's my humble Team build...





    I really like it so far,the FS has really helped my old and brittle bones.If you'd like the list of components let me know and I'll list them.The LBS really did a number on the Mongoose logos on the seat tube,not a huge deal,but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    the new mongooses are sweet...but the older ones are just crap
    Yeah, the IBOC Team-SX and IBOC Pro-SX (Ritchey Logic tubing - 17" weighs in at 3.7 pounds) are just crap frames. yawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillseeker
    I wish people would stop ****ing comparing department store bikes to the real deal! Jeezusfuk!! NOT THE SAME THING! It's seriously like comparing caviar to cheese spread. Department store frames are not heat treated, just to split the difference in the most simple form of understanding. They were not designed, tested, then redesigned for maximum performance. They did not undergo heavy test sessions under the asses of pro riders such as Eric Carter, Andrew Cho and Andrew Neethling!
    They were designed for the masses of "average americans" who will probably never actually ride the POS and it will do not much more than sit next to the barbecue grill collecting spider webs.
    If you seriously "can't tell the difference" between your $150 bike and your $1500 bike...you're
    A: An absolute moron.

    B: An absolute moron who doesn't ride either bike.
    C: A handicapped mron who can't ride either.
    D: Too f*cking fat to get on either.

    Or most likely
    F: Don't actually own a real bike.

    For some one who can't read you shouldnt call people morons, heres exactly what i wrote,

    "If a bike works and serves the riders purpose how does that make it crap, I have a Mongoose Teocali and I also got a Mongoose Tactic I got on clearance at Kmart for $150 and I can ride any trails on it that I ride the Teocali or your bike for that matter."

    .... if you have trouble reading it, get an adult to read it for you .

    The Tactic is my ride around the Nieborhood bike because the other one will get stolen where I live no matter how many locks or what locks I use and I cant justify spending another $1000 dollars on a secondary bike. Also the bicycle shaped object stuff is mostly just B.S., I've never seen any one I know have any problems with even barely maintained cheap bikes falling apart and killing them. I'm starting to wonder why I signed up here if this is the kind childish posts that are made, people trolling forums just to tell people their bikes are crap is just plain sad.

    P.S. thrillseeker, you need to learn to read and grow up!
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    Perhaps comparing a $150 to a $1500 bike by "riding around your neighborhood" isn't really worthy of you running your mouth? 90% of the trails I like to ride I would seriously not even advise you trying to run the Teo on. And you're trying to tell me you can ride your WallyWorld Special on these?
    I bought an El Cheapo for my wife and ripped the brake bosses off the fork doing a quickie little nose manual for my daughters. They're SHITE.
    But whatever! Thanks to those masses of people who buy them, the top line Mongoose stuff is cheap as hell, so keep buyin!

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    Whos the one runnin his mouth? I remember being call a moron by someone who seems to have trouble reading. As I said before you need to learn to read and grow up. Also if your so positive their such dangerous pieces of crap why would you by one for your wife? Sounds to me you will just say what ever takes to be right. Broke of the Brake bosses ? I find that hard to believe, and if so it sure is hell isnt a common occurance, with probably 90% of the bikes in the world being cheap department store bike if they were as dangerous as all this bike shop propaganda wants us to believe the death rate would be higher than death from cancer.

    I'm well aware the quality of the bikes isn't as high and they are usually way heavier than bike shop bikes but they are not death traps if assembled by someone that knows what they are doing. I have done plenty of XC riding on cheap bikes and never had any issues, Ive also done the same on good bikes that made it easier because they were lighter, had a smoother rides if they had suspenson, shifting didnt need adjusting as often, and required less maintanence, I bought the better bike for lighter wieght and better suspention and for jumping. Anyhow this all I got to say on this, say what ever you want I dont plan to respond but im sure you will want to get in the last word any way.
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    Who needs to grow up now? This isn't a game of "last word" this is about people like you blabbering on about these $100 bikes being able to do what engineered bikes can do. It's bad enough having an inexperienced rider on a trail that's even slightly outside their skill level, the last thing they need to think is that their rig is up to the task when it's the only thing they're most likely relying on to get them through.

    And as for your completely retarded question about a POS bike for my wife...? Because she's one of the masses that let's it sit against the barbecue grill all summer long. All she needs it to do is keep up with my 4 year old on training wheels every saturday for 20 minutes. And I barely trust it to do that. Which is why my "wife" is "getting" a Khyber...that happens to be about my size.

    Made simple: If all bikes were created equal there wouldn't be $6000 bikes and $100 bikes. What's that old saying..."You don't bring a knife to a gun fight." But perhaps in-town paved bike trails don't quite fall in the "gun fight" category, now do they?

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    Oh well, so much for this thread! Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRed
    Anyways,here's my humble Team build...





    I really like it so far,the FS has really helped my old and brittle bones.If you'd like the list of components let me know and I'll list them.The LBS really did a number on the Mongoose logos on the seat tube,not a huge deal,but still.

    Chris
    Awesome build here, I just ordered a Amasa Super which should get here and assembled next week. Will post pics then.

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    Thanks!I'm going to post better pictures later.

    Great choice with the Amasa,I think it's a great deal compared to some of the bigger names out there and Mongoose has done a great job lately with their bikes.

    Please do post pictures of it when you get it,I love seeing other riders bikes!

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    My retro Zuma. It's a nice, light beach cruiser. Tough to find.
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    Amasa Super

    Well here it finally is. It came in yesterday and I went and picked it up, took it for a quick ride at Performance Bike and then went for about a half an hour ride last night. I must say that I am glad I chose this over the Gary Fisher Piranha. The Mongoose feels more comfortable and I just couldn't convince myself to buy the GF even though they were the same price.

    All the components are Shimano Deore except the RD which is XT and the brakes which are something else which I can't remember off the top of my head but they are hydrolic. I love the wheels too, they are very light.

    Only changes so far are the small seat bag and the LED taillight that you can see in the pics. I also have a red Lizard Skins chain stay on order as well.





    I really love the shape of the frame on this bike








    Here is a link to my old Schwinn

    Oh and my DD, no Mongoose but what the heck.
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    Great looking bike!I really like the sexy black color .So what are you're impressions of it so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelbender6
    My retro Zuma. It's a nice, light beach cruiser. Tough to find.
    <a href="http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/?action=view&current=goose2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/goose2.jpg" border="0" alt="Goose2"></a>
    <a href="http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/?action=view&current=goose1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/goose1.jpg" border="0" alt="Goose1"></a>
    Pretty cool bike,never seen one before.

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    My Mongooses, or is it Mongeese?

    2006 Teocali





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    Quote Originally Posted by CRed
    Great looking bike!I really like the sexy black color .So what are you're impressions of it so far?
    The bike felt great last week on the trail, it was a ton of fun. My tires were actually really low on air cuz I didn't have a new pump but no pinch flats. It climbed well and was real stable on the downhill sections. Overall I am very happy with the bike and glad I chose it.

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    Anyone How do you post pictures, i want o post my mongoose???

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    My Mongoose 2006 Pro Wing Elite I Love this bike so Smooth Ride!

    http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik...2d98&disp=imgs

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    08 Mongoose Teocali

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    Quote Originally Posted by conazo
    Anyone How do you post pictures, i want o post my mongoose???
    Try this http://imageshack.us/

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    Here's my 08 Mongoose Otero Elite




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    2007 Mongoose Tyax Elite. Changed stock (31.8mm) stem and handlebar to Ritchey Severe Condition (25.4mm) riser and Forte stem.


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    Amasa Super

    Here is my '08 Amasa Super. When I picked it up and took it home it appeared that the RS Tora 302 had a "hemorrhaging" problem. I had not even rode it once, and the fork was spewing oil like a mentos and diet coke experiment. So the guys at the bike shop hooked me up w/ a Marzocchi MX Lo Pro (100mm). After dialing in w/ correct air pressure, I do dig the fork. I had to change my front rotor size to 160mm in place of the 180 due to fork limits. Also I put on my old stand by 747 pedals, and my old serfas Ti saddle. Overall, I am pleased with the bike, It handles my 'clydesdaleness' just fine so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
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    I'm loving your bike. Seeing the old Mongooses is the only reason I continue to subscribe to this thread.

    I've got a '96 IBOC Pro-SX that I need to build back up. I'll probably put it together as an easy geared single speed to ride around the neighborhood with my kids. I bought it as a frame only in the Summer of 1996. Crazy light Ritchey Logic Pro tubing. It's a 17" frame and weighs something like 3.7 pounds. The total build up in 1997 was 23 pounds using XTR 8-sp shifter/brake lever combos, RF Turbine LP cranks, RS Judy SL fork, XTR M-950 cassette, Mavic 217 rims and White Industries hubs, Answer Hyperlite handlebar. I was so in love with that bike when I first built it up. Flexy as heck, but fun to ride.

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    2009 Tyax Super. Ive had it for about 3 weeks now. So far added front and rear lights and swaped out the seat for a Speed V Pro Gel (not pictured).




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    Quote Originally Posted by ineedtoride
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    Have the same bike and I love it!!!!

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    old school meets ss

    fast and fun to ride to work
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    1st post. Here is my 09 Mongoose Teocalli. I had been out of mountain biking for the last 6 years, got Fat and Lazy, and last year I decided to get into shape. Took up Road Biking, and now feel it is time to start mountain biking again. Going out for first ride today. Just picked up the bike Friday Night.
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    havnt seen anouther one of these on here yet.. she rides amazing...



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