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    My '08 teocali. Swapped out the forks, wheels and tyres and pedals ( Pikes, mavic En321 Hope Pro II hubs, DMR V8's
    and 2.4 Maxxis Advantage now). Relaced LH shifter with X9 'cos I bent X7 stock one. What a difference!

    Everything else is stock.


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    My 09 Otero Pro

    Here is my Otero Pro. Been riding it for about a month now.
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    Vehor vivo est!

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    Sycamore - Just picked up for a commuter

    I raced a little novice BMX in the late 70's in southern IL/IN. By last an best bike was a white Mongoose. I haven't ridden or been aware of the bike industry for years.

    Last week I started looking at Craigslist to find a commuter (4 miles one way) to work. I have a nice hybrid I bought about 6 years ago - it was a special design sold by a local shop. I work at a large university and bike theft is an issue. (I would be sick if my hybrid went missing one day.) I wanted something "cheap" - but a good ride (that hopefully) would not be a target for theft and if I walked out one day and it was gone - would not be a big loss. Last friday (4/17/09) I picked up a Trek 800 for $55 that needed some work. Then the next day this Mongoose popped up as a listing w/ pic. for $60. Hey, it was a white Mongoose - I had to take a look.

    I saw, I rode....and I shelled out another $60 bucks. I really like this bike as a commuter.

    Anyone have anymore info on it? Year? Is this the original set-up? Any idea of the original retail?
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    This My Bike Nid Some Spec Of This Frame If U Have Idea

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    im Just Post It To Know What Frame Related On It And Spec Of This Thnks For Concern[


    I Brought It A Second Hand And Already Painted No Any Marks Attached Just Only The Rear Deraileur Holder With A Logo Of Letter (a ) Just Like Logo Of Answer. Pls Need Some Help Thnks Again

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    Here is my Otero Pro


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    Here's pics before painting. I haven't started painting or any prep work yet. Current weight is: 30.2 lbs.

    Mongoose Sommet

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    Right Side


    Seat tube


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    Left side downtube
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    My slightly modified Blackcomb(Dumb name IMHO)

    Soon to be scavaged to finish building a Voodoo Hoodoo.
    Due to the breakage I have seen Goose's go thru and the HUGE 43lb weight of this beast....time to think weight.
    Not to mention the poor rear suspension.....really dumb place for it and to replace the shock with a 6in is a really hard find!
    At 44yrs old 43lbs up and down my hills here is killer!

    The only upgrades I did were ALEX DP17's with WTB Velociraptors....a Selle Royal softer seat....some Lizard Skin here and there and some Dice Caps.
    Oh yeah and a Cateye Endro 8 puter.






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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainMafia
    A couple pics of my ride after I replaced the stock bars and stem with a set of El Nortebars and a Truvativ stem. I have a new disc brake for the back, but am thinking about waiting to install it until I get a Transition Revolution wheelset.
    this bike is identical to the mongoose xr250!
    Quote Originally Posted by a stoned guy with a beer in his hand eyeballing your sisters bike
    "i fit my bike to fit me;not for looks...nice did you buy that bike from jc whitney?" Stoner Island 1984

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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.
    wow you need to go research aluminum alloy's moron. 6061 t6 aluminum is what is used on all bicycle frames. except maybe a select few. but they are all alloy's not straight aluminum. and as far as "heat treated" that's a term that's a applied steel. in aluminum the hardening is done during the actual making of the alloy. not heated like steel is after it has been formed.

    so before you start calling people morons you should:

    A:think
    B:research a subject you are unfamiliar with
    C:take the seat post out of your ass!

    or most likely
    E:ask you mommy to explain it to you

    Quote Originally Posted by a stoned guy with a beer in his hand eyeballing your sisters bike
    "i fit my bike to fit me;not for looks...nice did you buy that bike from jc whitney?" Stoner Island 1984

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    just upgraded to x9 derailleurs and x0 twists. Any ideas as to the next upgrade?




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    Quote Originally Posted by summitlt
    I dont ride mine much, but it is a DH bike!
    your
    bike just makes me laugh looking at it
    Quote Originally Posted by a stoned guy with a beer in his hand eyeballing your sisters bike
    "i fit my bike to fit me;not for looks...nice did you buy that bike from jc whitney?" Stoner Island 1984

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    Just had these made up for my 06 teocali super






    They weigh absolutely nothing, cant wait to get out on them!

    Got a 20mm bolt through for the front too... Just trying to find the right size tool to get the brake discs off the old wheels with!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Bloke
    Got a 20mm bolt through for the front too... Just trying to find the right size tool to get the brake discs off the old wheels with!!
    Use a T-25 star to remove the discs. You can get it from an automotive store or a place like Harbor Freight.

    Hardwarz

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaterasf
    just upgraded to x9 derailleurs and x0 twists. Any ideas as to the next upgrade?
    How about getting rid of the Promax discs?
    Good luck with that, mister 300-Mile Turn Radius.

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    '96 NX 7.5 pro hardtail 2x8

    hey guys, thought i would post up a couple pics., she's old, but i just upgrade the parts when i need to..







    "a well ridden rock, gathers no moss"

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    2009

    Just got it about a week ago and it rides like a dream!





    I'm all jacked up on Mountain Dew, old man!

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    My BlackComb

    Stock just removed decals!!
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    Mongoose Blackcomb, WTB saddle, RST FS, Disk brakes, Needs new tires lol

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    My greenway bike:





    It's a Mongoose Sabrosa Single Speed with a few upgrades:

    - Oury Lock-on Grips
    - Avid BB7s front and rear
    - Avid Speed Dial 7 levers
    - Shimano Alfine SL-500 shifter
    - Shimano SG-S501 Alfine hub laced into a Velocity Dyad Rim

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    2008 Mongoose Otero Super
    - '08 Rock Shox Revelation 426 w/custom "Boxxer" style decals
    - '09 Fox Float RPL shock
    - Bicycle Wheel Warehouse Pure XCR wheelset
    - Shimano XT M775 brakes
    - Shimano XT RT-75 rotors 180 f. 160 r.
    - Shimano SLX crankset w/red SRP alloy chain ring bolts
    - Hope Stainless Bottom Bracket
    - Shimano M520 pedals in white
    - SRAM X.9 rear derailleur w/KCNC lower jockey wheel
    - SRAM X.9 shifters
    - SRAM PG-990 cassette
    - SRAM PC-991 cross step chain
    - Titec Hellbent Prolite handlebars
    - Easton EA50 stem
    - Easton EA50 seat post
    - SDG Bel Air RL saddle
    - ODI Rogue lock-on grips
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    Here is my '04 Mongoose Blackcomb that I made my build project in '06. My wife rides it now and loves it.


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    No pix, but I have a MGX from about six years ago. Actually, for the price ($120 or so), it's held up ok- but I'd never take it on most trails for fear of breaking it. I'm going to finish up the year (probably only a few weeks left) with this, and finish building my Haro over the winter for some real fun next spring.
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    My far-from-stock teocali

    So here's my highly modified Teocali (the black goose), customised in stages and now pretty much spot on. Does everything I throw at it, at keeps coming back for more. Hope you like.

    Frame - Mongoose Teocali Super 2008 sz Med (w/ Enduro Max bearings)
    Rear shock - Push'd RP23
    Front shock/fork - Fox 32 TALAS RLC 150mm with QR15
    Handlebars - Syntace Vector Carbon Low Rise 680mm
    Stem - Thomson Elite 90mm x 0 deg rise
    Headset - Stock FSA
    Grips - ESI Chunky
    Saddle - WTB Rocket V team ti rails
    Seatpost - Thomson Elite set back 31.6 w/ salsa fliplock clamp
    Front brake - Shimano XT w/ 180mm Hayes rotor and Koolstop pads
    Rear brake - Shimano XT w/ 160mm rotor and Koolstop pads
    Cranks - Shimano XT w/ 22/36/bashguard
    Chainguide - BBG 36T + Jumpstop inner guide plate
    Chain - Shimano XTR
    Pedals - CB Acid1
    Front derailleur - SLX Dual ring
    Rear derailleur - XT Shadow Mid Cage
    Front shifter - XT
    Rear shifter - XT
    Cassette - XT 11-34
    Front hub - MacMahone Feather (convertible QR/15mm/20mm)
    Rear hub - Shimano XTR 975 drilled out to take DT 10mm RWS thru-bolt
    Front rim - Stans Flow (tubeless)
    Rear rim - Stans Flow (tubeless)
    Spokes - DT Supercomp
    Nipples - DT Brass
    Tyres - Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.4 Front/Rear specific
    Tubes - N/A
    Total weight - 13.65kg
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    I can drop almost a kilo running light tyres and pedals, but this is how I have it set up 98% of the time. The quintessential AM weapon!

    PS Sorry about the crappy pics...
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    Just in

    Picked this beauty up today. Needs a seat to be original. AHHHHH..........chrome.


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    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Cool, what a classic! Love it.

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    1997 Mongoose IBOC Pro SX - Singlespeed Conversion

    Check out my old Mongoose. After not riding it for a few years (5" full suspension) i've done a few recent upgrades and plan to put some miles on it next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjonesin420
    Check out my old Mongoose. After not riding it for a few years (5" full suspension) i've done a few recent upgrades and plan to put some miles on it next year.
    That's actually seriously sweet.
    Good luck with that, mister 300-Mile Turn Radius.

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    Had an '07 (pics earlier in this thread already), needed a couple frame bolts that they couldn't get anymore (can you believe that!? couldn't get parts for an '07!), so bike shop got me a whole new bike! Brand new '09 Mongoose Teocali Comp.
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    NICE

    hahah wow. I wish they replaced my frame when I broke it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FortOrdDirt
    NICE

    hahah wow. I wish they replaced my frame when I broke it.
    Did you try to get it replaced?

    Hardwarz

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    Well they replaced the pivots for me...... three times. IT was a hassle, but it happened. If it happens again Ill know what to do.

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    Best Bike I Got
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    Just got this one. It's a Mongoose Snare (dork names they come up with.. w/e). It seems to be pretty good so far. The rear shock is typical for a entry level bike. STIFF. I guess it's made for Wallymart only. $300 was up my alley though. It's mostly for trail riding and beach cruising. At 38 lbs, it's not a "light weight" by any means but beats the 45 lbs Schwinns.


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    my 08 khyber super


    my loaner for friends who i drag along but dont have bikes '01 d60r


    goose shirt + bike after a fall... lol


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    Mine...Love it..
    '10 SXT
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    Here is mine. raced it in the NORBA nationals right after I got it. Crummy phone camera but you get the idea:




    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Tyax

    my girlfriends mongoose
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    My Cannan elite`s ..
    started life as a 2008 Elite , but cracked the frame after only 168 miles !!!
    Frame replaced under warranty
    for a 2009 model
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    I like my Goose


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    My morphed 05 Teocali

    This started life as a 2005 Teocali.
    Following a warranty claim for a craked frame and several up grades later the only thing left from the original bike are the shifters [Sram X7] , front wheel & hub and rear rim.
    The photo shows a Sun rim in the bike at the moment as my original hub packed up last week so I have a loaner wheel pending a wheel rebuild next week with a new hub.

    Gotta love Mongoose after sales service that within 2 1/2 weeks of a warranty claim I had a new 2010 frame with a Fox RP23 shock thrown in.
    I can't believe my luck really, I take in a well used 4 1/2 year old Teocali comp and ride out 3 hours later with a 2010 Teocali Super frame
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    dayumm good deal

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    Thats awesome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogod
    wow you need to go research aluminum alloy's moron. 6061 t6 aluminum is what is used on all bicycle frames. except maybe a select few. but they are all alloy's not straight aluminum. and as far as "heat treated" that's a term that's a applied steel. in aluminum the hardening is done during the actual making of the alloy. not heated like steel is after it has been formed.

    so before you start calling people morons you should:

    A:think
    B:research a subject you are unfamiliar with
    C:take the seat post out of your ass!

    or most likely
    E:ask you mommy to explain it to you

    wrong.
    Here is what you got right. 6061 T6 aluminum is the most common aluminum used in bicycle frames.
    But heat treatment is not a steel specific term, and the fact is that almost all steel frames (chromo and scandium alloys included) are not heat treated. 6061 aluminum loses 80% of it's tensile strength through the welding process. As such it simply must be heat treated to restore the "grain" structure to the metal, basically when the aluminum is welded the aluminum cools too quickly for the atoms to re-align themselves in a nice organized chain, rather they are all jumbled together. Heat treatment of aluminum is done in such a way that the temperature is brought to a certain level, then cooled at a specific rate to allow those welds to essentially become one... Eliminating the negative effects of TIG welding on the 6061. Heat treating can be done to any metal to restore the best properties of the alloy, wether it's aluminum steel alloys, even titanium. However steel and titainium don't require it the way aluminum does. Titainium is welded by "purging" the tubing, and providing a backing gas flow to keep oxygen off the welds. Titainium alloys are extremely sensitive to oxygen when heated to welding temperatures.
    Dept store bikes are not heat treated the majority of the time, they compensate by using excessivly thick tubing... So tubing twice as thick after welding loses 80% of it's tensile strength, giving it 40% of the strength of tubing half as thick which has been heat treated after welding.
    Don't flame people with bad info because you don't like the fact that people who have pro quality mongooses are not happy with comparisons to a walgoose being just as able on the trails and say so.
    I rode a target schwinn full suspension frame for about 3 years. It however was 7005 series aluminum, an alloy which is more comparable to steel in it's properties of retaining strength after being welded. It held up, but the differences in that bike and my khyber frame are absolutly night and day. I put an upgraded SRAM 9 spd drivetrain and deraileur on the schwinn, and when I built up my khyber I swapped it over. The khyber climbs hills so much better with the same gearing I am able to go up hills in my middle ring, in 3rd or sometimes even 4th that had me dropping toy granny ring on the schwinn. And by the way the khyber is only about 1.5 lbs lighter. It does everything better than my schwinn, climbs decends, and corners better, more stable and balanced in the air, and the lateral stiffness alone is enough to show you why those walgooses and target schwinns are junk... They are slow wallowly junky garbage bikes with pogo stick shocks and forks. Low end "shimano equipped" parts groups. They work, and if you are careful and pick out the right ones, upgrade wisely, you will have a polished turd that will get you by until you finally can get somethig worthwhile.
    And as for my knowledge of metals, I am a professional TIG welder of nearly 5 years. I have worked with chromo, mild steel, stainless steel, various alum alloys including 6061 T6, and more... I research what I need to know in good welding specific text books and material spec sheets.
    For a good basic description of what I talked about regarding heat treatment and aluminum, check out wikipedia, just search for 6061 T6 aluminum. You will find plenty of great info.

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    My '08 Meteore Team frame. I've thrown my own build onto it, as the default 9.7kg was a bit light for my needs (weedy fork, tinfoil rims).

    130mm minute MRD weighs 1490g (full steerer), the frame weighs 1480. I've since put ZTR Arches on it, along with some Candy C's (colour matched my fork by complete coincidence!). Drives through rock gardens like an AM rig. I just got new lowers with the 20mm axle, because there's no such thing as too much stiffness (well, there is priapism!).

    Excellent geometry, nicely stiff rear triangle, the newly slack head angle makes it super stable. It's a real shame that Mongoose is completely off the radar these days, their bikes are incredibly competitive (and then you see the price!).
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    heres mine just bought it.
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    Specialized hardrock sport 29er Disk
    givin to me. 26in. next brand hardtail

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    2009 Canaan Comp US edition. Took it on her first ride today. Rides amazing. Tomorrow should have some pics in action.
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    Tyax update

    mavic rims, deore hubs, brooks flyer s, sr suntour crank soon to be replaced by a shimano crank with 4 bolt triple rings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubits
    My '08 Meteore Team frame. I've thrown my own build onto it, as the default 9.7kg was a bit light for my needs (weedy fork, tinfoil rims).

    130mm minute MRD weighs 1490g (full steerer), the frame weighs 1480. I've since put ZTR Arches on it, along with some Candy C's (colour matched my fork by complete coincidence!). Drives through rock gardens like an AM rig. I just got new lowers with the 20mm axle, because there's no such thing as too much stiffness (well, there is priapism!).

    Excellent geometry, nicely stiff rear triangle, the newly slack head angle makes it super stable. It's a real shame that Mongoose is completely off the radar these days, their bikes are incredibly competitive (and then you see the price!).
    Photo taken at Gap Creek???

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    Monggose Canaan Elite 2010

    i love how my canaan rides,its really designed for long rides and the geometry is perfect for any situation,uphill or down. feels like hardtail,very responsive but still works on the rough even while pedalling. my shocks is set in the super soft but still remains stiff wile putting down the gas. unbelievable for its price specs and performance.

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    Upgrade a Wal-Mart special? Seriously?

    So, on a bet, I have taken on a build project, and plan on having it done for the opening day @ Keystone Bike Park (06/18/2010). After one too many PBRs it as laid down that I couldn't upgrade a run of the mill "Goose from Wal-Mart, and have it in shape to ride the park. Threw a Jr T. on the front, with some Titec El Norte Bars. Next is installing an Avid disc brake on the rear, an FSA The Pig Headset, A set of Saint M815-1 cranks, and a Saint shifter. The best part... all the parts came from extra parts members of my team had or for next to nothing on Craigslist. Once we see how the first day of riding goes, it may be getting a custom MountainMafia paint and decal set come winter. I'll post pics of the rig @ Keystone in a few weeks. This should be interesting.
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    I'm thinking about buying a Mongoose Empasse 29er from Wally World and upgrading it. I'd go with a Dart 3 29er, Avid BB7, & SRAM X.7 drivetrain.

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    That front fork is not up to anything but gravel roads IMO. I would skip that and just go for Tyrax if your sold on a goose, It'll be lighter and have some better components you can build off of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lastshot
    That front fork is not up to anything but gravel roads IMO. I would skip that and just go for Tyrax if your sold on a goose, It'll be lighter and have some better components you can build off of.
    Tyax is a 26. The Empasse would be a entry level 29er for my 13 year old son. It has grip shifters and I hate grip shifters. I'll replace them and get rid of the Shimano Tourney rear derailleur. The fork is a rigid. Maybe he'll be OK with that, but he likes the Dart 3 with poploc. At $140, if that's he wants, he'll get it. It'll be his build I guess.

    Right now (06/04/2010) Performancebike.com has X.7 shifters for $40, X.7 rear derailleur for $40 and X.7 front derailleur for $20. I'll go in store at noon on Tues and get an additional 10% off plus price match to Performance's website.

    That'll make him a 29er with suspension fork and X.7 for $430 and he'll learn how to install his own drivetrain and fork. I also have some Avid BB7 sitting around. He can upgrade his stock brakes with those too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardwarz
    Tyax is a 26. The Empasse would be a entry level 29er for my 13 year old son. It has grip shifters and I hate grip shifters. I'll replace them and get rid of the Shimano Tourney rear derailleur. The fork is a rigid. Maybe he'll be OK with that, but he likes the Dart 3 with poploc. At $140, if that's he wants, he'll get it. It'll be his build I guess.

    Right now (06/04/2010) Performancebike.com has X.7 shifters for $40, X.7 rear derailleur for $40 and X.7 front derailleur for $20. I'll go in store at noon on Tues and get an additional 10% off plus price match to Performance's website.

    That'll make him a 29er with suspension fork and X.7 for $430 and he'll learn how to install his own drivetrain and fork. I also have some Avid BB7 sitting around. He can upgrade his stock brakes with those too.

    The main problem with that is the frame,it's very heavy and is of dept.quality.I am guessing it will have a sticker warning that it is a toy and not to be ridden off road,but only on bike paths.I'm not 100% sure about that,but I'd look into it.

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    I would get something like this then replace parts as they go...

    http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/st...http:ClickInfo

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRed
    The main problem with that is the frame,it's very heavy and is of dept.quality.I am guessing it will have a sticker warning that it is a toy and not to be ridden off road,but only on bike paths.I'm not 100% sure about that,but I'd look into it.
    Actually, it's not a light frame, but it's not a chromoly heavy frame either. Frame isn't bad... Components suck ass... lower cost because of the rigid fork. Only sticker on it says wear your helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardwarz
    Actually, it's not a light frame, but it's not a chromoly heavy frame either. Frame isn't bad... Components suck ass... lower cost because of the rigid fork. Only sticker on it says wear your helmet.

    Hardwarz

    Well,whether or not it's cheap steel or aluminum they list it as weighting 41 pounds which is heavy and it's still a dept. store bike.There's a thread dedicated to this very topic in the beginners forum I believe,just take a look at it before buying it.I'm not trying to be a bike snob or anything like that,but dept. store bikes are trouble for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRed
    Well,whether or not it's cheap steel or aluminum they list it as weighting 41 pounds which is heavy and it's still a dept. store bike.There's a thread dedicated to this very topic in the beginners forum I believe,just take a look at it before buying it.I'm not trying to be a bike snob or anything like that,but dept. store bikes are trouble for the most part.
    I know the differance. I own several bikes, none of them are department store bikes. GT iDrive (2007), Mongoose Pro Sommet (2002), Specialized Hardrock GX (1996), Giant Rincon (1993), Diamondback Insight RS (2010) and I have a Access 29er 9.5 ordered (2010). The Empass still intrigues me... I don't know why. 41 may be the shipping weight (with box.) It is WalMart... I might go there and put it on a scale from the HBA section and see exactly how much it weighs.

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    Front wheel could be straighter. :>

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRed
    I would get something like this then replace parts as they go...

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    But then it wouldn't be a goose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardwarz
    But then it wouldn't be a goose!

    That's true,it wouldn't be would it.I don't know,maybe the frame is decent enough to build off of.Have you seen it in person already?Oh and sorry if I implied that you weren't bike savvy,I didn't know if you were or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubits
    Front wheel could be straighter. :>
    Yeah I hear ya there. The wheel was just laced and slapped on the forks. I need to take it in and have it trued, so that will remedy that issue, but I do see how crooked it is setting in the pic. Nice observation.
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    Picking up my new 09 Teocali Elite tonight!! Wooohooo!!! In the meantime, this is my old Goose. I'm still loving this bike. I am changing this crankset to a newer Shimano. 1995 IBOC Comp with old school Rock Shox.


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    Man I looked at this thread because it was goose thinking it would make me feel better about owning a cheap bike, thanks alot guys.... No but serriously I own a walgoose that I have had for about 6yrs now. It is a fs with shimano junk on it. I decided I was going to redo it with new parts but seems I should of done some research first... So far I have new cables, supossed perf brake pads, chain, 2.3 tires a new back rim speedo and front and rear lights. I got all this before getting on here, but I figure gon this far might as well finish it. You don't get ur kid a brand new car to learn how to drive or work on so I figure why get a brand new bike... It has an alum frame and I am researching parts on amazon so will probably start a build thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graywolf
    No but serriously I own a walgoose that I have had for about 6yrs now.
    Well, which walgoose do you have? Pics!

    You really shouldn't upgrade the walgoose, but if you want to learn, good for you. I suggest you go buy a good tool kit and bike repair stand if you're serious about learning. Also, buy a good repair book. Once you have tools and a good repair book, you can just mess around with your bike.

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    I believe it is a drx aluminum weights like 35pnds with lights on it. Yeah I have the tool to remove the crankset and am about to get a stand, what is a good price for one?

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    Ive been on leave all month long and have had nothing better to do today I washed and lubed my bike and decided to take some pictures (wich I stil had my DSLR these were off an olympus pen)












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    Nice, makes me miss my Teocali.

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    Heres my Goose! or my ex goose now unfortunately (The BB pivot link has given up the ghost completely). to make way for a Nicolai FR

    Anyway, enjoy - she recently completed 560 Miles in 12 days on a charity ride




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    tyax

    now with a thomson post and fizik seat, the 4 bolt shimano cranks are on now too.
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    Here's my Mongoose I picked up for $45 at a yard sale three years ago. It got me started and I'll upgrade one of these days. I don't know how old it is or anything else.
    Trying to keep the rubber side down, Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAnREal
    Ive been on leave all month long and have had nothing better to do today I washed and lubed my bike and decided to take some pictures (wich I stil had my DSLR these were off an olympus pen)











    Killer bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Choppa73
    My 08 Khyber elite, all pretty much std.
    Definitely need more photos on this one... Wow!

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    2009 Mongoose Boot'r. Bootleg Canyon, NV.
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    SetteMorph, More pics to come shortly. Currently the forks are having the tst cartridge upgraded under warranty, they should be back late this week early next week. While they are being upgraded I am also replacing all the pivot bearings as some have begun to seize, all will be replaced with enduromax bearings.

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    My "new to me" XC/mini DH rig 2008 Mongoose Kyber
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    Quote Originally Posted by martintrus
    My Goose, she gets the job done!

    Just wondering why you have the rear suspension set at 60mm and not 110?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullen119
    Just wondering why you have the rear suspension set at 60mm and not 110?
    Coming back from the trail I ride on the pavement, so I locked it for better pedaling. Offroad I set it to full suspension.

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    Ok, well I work at walmart as an assembler, and unlike some others I DO pay attention to details. I deal with their bikes all day every day. I have to say the Impasse 29er is one of our best best bikes. Just don't go for one of our FS. They aren't near good enough for trails. The impasse (for walmart) comes with some pretty good components. Repace the twists and the rear der and maybe the fork (if you don't like rigid) and your good to go with a nicer beginner bike. 41# is the shipping weight, and the packing materials weigh right at 7-10# (depending on how it's packed). It's really not heavy at all for a walgoose. We've got one coming soon that's the same frame and components (maybe ez-fire... not sure) with a suntour xct suspension. But I say go for the impasse. It's a good starter, especially if your looking to save some money. Plus if your son is 13, shouldn't he work his way up to a thousand dollar bike, lol.

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    My Mongoose Canaan Elite 2010

    This bike is unbelieable! ive tried other more expensive bikes,but so far this is far better suited for long rides and 24hour races than those longger travel bikes. its top tube is roomy enough and head angle is relaxed enough for a long day on the saddle. Very cheap too for its outstanding and well thought out parts. this bike can be used as a 24hr race weapon without upgrading except for the slippery tires. not the plushest shocks but you dont need to touch the platform switch already,while climbing no hint of energy sapping bob.

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    My new 2009 Teocoli Super

    All stock except for the Azonic platform pedals. Have not had a chance to ride it on the trails yet, I am still recovering from a broken wrist. But the ride on the streets is so much better than my old dept store Schwinn.






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    Made some changes to the bike

    Still dialing it in, but it rides pretty smooth. Enjoy!
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    very, very nice!!

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    looks real sexy ULY....whats the weight on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo the Devo
    very, very nice!!
    Quote Originally Posted by DAnREal
    looks real sexy ULY....whats the weight on it?
    Thanks guys.

    On my inaccurate scale, it weighs pretty much the same as before I made the slight changes. When I completed the build it was 31 lbs. 7 oz. After the swap out of the handlebars, X9 to X0, bottom bracket, bash, Juicy7 to Elixir CR, it is 31lbs 7 oz. I figure the wider handlebar and the addition of an Aceco chain guard erased any weight savings.

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    probably not the class of mongoose you guys are used to... but this is a deception... 29er....

    i replaced the wheelset with bontrager mustangs with a ss rear hub..
    replaced the stock bb with a external SRAM...
    put a rigid fork to get rid of the stock junk...
    hydraulic brakes with 180mm rotors...
    have a rock shox fork in the mail cause my wrists are killing me....


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    Hibernating Super Goose

    Here is my Teocali Super just hanging out waiting for the Wisconsin spring to arrive. Wait a tick, Ray's MTB Park just opend up in Milwaukee and it's only 40 minutes away. I'm smelling a road trip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wimtb
    Here is my Teocali Super just hanging out waiting for the Wisconsin spring to arrive. Wait a tick, Ray's MTB Park just opend up in Milwaukee and it's only 40 minutes away. I'm smelling a road trip!
    thats not a road trip thats a ride down the street! you better go

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    My 2009 Meteore Comp.

    I just got this a couple weeks ago. Its a 2009 that I think was just left over, looked to have never been ridden. Swapped the saddle for a speed v that I love, Specialized Enduro (Sun SOS 32) wheels in for the Mavic XM117's and Panaracer XC rear tire. Came without pedals so some bright wellgo platforms went on.




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    Quote Originally Posted by paco664
    probably not the class of mongoose you guys are used to... but this is a deception... 29er....

    i replaced the wheelset with bontrager mustangs with a ss rear hub..
    replaced the stock bb with a external SRAM...
    put a rigid fork to get rid of the stock junk...
    hydraulic brakes with 180mm rotors...
    have a rock shox fork in the mail cause my wrists are killing me....


    i like it! Walgoose ftw!

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    Tyax elite 2009 of mine.

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