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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.

    REEK
    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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