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  • 01-23-2015
    02_NRS
    mongoose hotlink
    a real underrated frame as well as the same era mongoose Triumph,Massif,Fairlane,Sommet.so much is said of the more modern DW link,yet the hotlink was out much sooner.and the adjustable head tube angle is a real plus.had a Sommet & the rear hotlink did everything excellent.good luck with the new ride.Marquis was big$$$ back in the day.
  • 01-23-2015
    BikeLord
    I'll post some more pics as I get parts installed. Biggest thing I need right now is a fork. Shooting for a RockShox Sektor as they have the travel I'm looking for and a price I can handle. I can't believe some of the current prices on forks!
  • 01-23-2015
    02_NRS
    Amazon deal/
    http://www.amazon.com/RockShox-Sekto...ds=fox+fork+26
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BikeLord View Post
    I'll post some more pics as I get parts installed. Biggest thing I need right now is a fork. Shooting for a RockShox Sektor as they have the travel I'm looking for and a price I can handle. I can't believe some of the current prices on forks!

  • 02-03-2015
    gixeron
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    This is my teocali comp 2006

    Been neglected over the years so it is currently undergoing a colour change and full rebuild.

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  • 03-14-2015
    BikeLord
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    MongoosePro Grand Marquis Finished!
    Finally finished my MongoosePro Grand Marquis build. This build took longer than anticipated but I just finished cutting and bleeding the brakes this week and now have to wait for the weather to clear up to hit the trail.
    The major components include: ODI Flight Control Wingtip bars, NukeProof Warhead stem, Selle Italia Q-Bik saddle, Shimano Deore hydraulic discs and shifter, Manitou Match Comp 130mm fork, ODI Troy Lee Designs lock-on grips, Truvativ Howitzer crankset, and X-Fusion RL rear shock.
  • 03-15-2015
    EMX5636
    Looks good. I can't wait for the weather to finally break.
  • 05-31-2015
    MTBAlabama

    My new bike at oak mountain by Randall Cooper, on Flickr

    Walmart bought 27.5 Mongoose ledge, rode like a champ The 650b spring on it is great, the fork needs to be stronger but did very well for a $200 bike.
  • 05-31-2015
    Cobra8d
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    New rear shock (RockShox Monarch Rt3 Debonair ) and pedals for my Teocali called for a wash and wax with a picture session;)
  • 05-31-2015
    EMX5636
    Let me know what u think of the shock. I'm considering a DHX Air or Monarch Plus for mine to replace the MC3.1 on there now.
  • 05-31-2015
    MTBAlabama
    That is a nice Bike.
  • 05-31-2015
    Cobra8d
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBAlabama205 View Post
    That is a nice Bike.

    Thanks, still looks good for a 6 year old bike with 5 years of use.

    I'll post my thoughts on Monarch after I get couple rides in and I dial it in.
  • 08-23-2015
    dklowery
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    Terrex?
    Just got this yesterday. Trying to figure out what it is. It is a Mongoose 27.5 Fat Tire. It says TERREX on it, but I can not find anything about that on line anywhere.
    Anyone have an idea?Attachment 1010328


    I got it at Wal-Mart. Just looking for something ride and drop a few (actually a lot) of weight. I was looking at the Ledge 2.1 and saw this Fat Tire so I got it.

    Really like the ride of this bike.
  • 08-23-2015
    02_NRS
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    80's high Sierra cl find.
    turners rockshox RS1 forks,rollercam rear brake,Tioga stem,easton hyperlite bars,Matrix (Cook?) crank all on 18" black chrome frame.giveaway$$$.don't make'M like they used to.
  • 09-14-2015
    grimeygus
    Don't feel bad, I got one when it first came out, still riding it. I got the red one
  • 09-20-2015
    PapaBear1975
    I too saw this bike at Walmart and I put it on layaway. My daily driver is a Specialized Sirrus Hybrid that I LOVE dearly, but it doesn't do so well in snow or in my case muddy rail trails that I have to take to get to work. The mud usually doesn't come about until March/April when the frost is coming up out of the ground along with snow melt. I thought about getting a fat bike, but then I saw this one and thought I'd give it a try. You are right, there really isn't much on the internet YET about these bikes. There are a few tire options out there (planning on swapping those out), but the first thing I am going to do is disassemble the bike, grease the hubs, the bottom bracket, and so on and so forth. Then in that process, I am going to ditch the twist shifters and install trigger shifters and brake levers, and swap out the handlebars for some ones that give me a more upright riding position. I rode mine around the store in the middle of the night testing it out, then went back this morning and put it on layaway, haha.
  • 09-28-2015
    mrpercussive
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    It has been a long time since i've posted and ive been mia... but here's my mongoose... :)


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  • 10-30-2015
    misterbill
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBAlabama View Post

    My new bike at oak mountain by Randall Cooper, on Flickr

    Walmart bought 27.5 Mongoose ledge, rode like a champ The 650b spring on it is great, the fork needs to be stronger but did very well for a $200 bike.

    I sat on one of those at Walmart, felt pretty good to me. I like it except for the threaded headset. I would want to upgrade the suspension fork at some point and I think that I would need threadless for that. I found a 27.5 full suspension ledge(the site linked me to Walmart)for $179 online with the threadless headset, but it has front disc and rear Vbrakes which I do not like the looks of. Pretty sure I could put rear disc brakes on with the help of a torch(I am assuming that the seatstay is steel)but I have never heard of anyone doing that. I actually have a junk Mongoose someone left on the scrap heap, but it is missing a lot of parts that I cannot afford to buy right now. It would actually cost less to buy one ride it and add parts at another time. The Mongoose website is kind of useless, they only have about ten bikes on it, and they are pricey(compared to Walmart bikes). I'm riding a Genesis hardtail that was abandoned at one of my jobs(I got permission from security to take it). I'm very happy with it, I put $185 into it, I have 22 front and 34 rear, it is great for climbing. It is way too big for me, I can barely get behind the seat, and I cannot get around a few corners where I ride(it is a 29). Thinking I want to go with a 27.5 full suspension. I have been confused about what I want to buy(or spend)or what I would be happy with for nearly a year. I ride a mountain bike because for me it is an extreme amount of exercise. Just think how much weight I would loose riding a 42lb bike!

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  • 11-06-2015
    misterbill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by misterbill View Post
    The Mongoose website is kind of useless

    I did not see that there were more pages on this website. Ususally the 'next page' numbers are on the bottom of the site-they have them on the top of the first page, looks like all the bikes are listed.

    I also did not notice that their top of the line bikes are 27.5 bikes. Pretty interesting-some guy (mtbr review)said he put the X Fusion slant RL2 on his Santa Cruz, and said it is a better fork than the Rockshox Revelation that was on the bike-cheapest and best fork he ever bought(stock fork on the Teocali Expert 27.5)
  • 11-27-2015
    BudgetUpgrades
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    My new Teocali 27.5
    Fun little project I put together!

    Mongoose Teocali 27.5 2015
    -Rockshox Pike RC Solo Air
    -Rockshox Monarch RT3
    -Avid Elixir R w/ GUIDE Rotors 180
    -Alexrims 27Fives wheelset (Stock)
    -Shimano SLX Cranks w/ Wolftooth 34 NW
    -SRAM X9 Rear dee/ Trigger shifters
    -Kore Torsion bars 760mm
    -Spank Spike Stem 35mm
  • 11-29-2015
    misterbill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BudgetUpgrades View Post
    Fun little project I put together!

    Mongoose Teocali 27.5 2015
    -Rockshox Pike RC Solo Air
    -Rockshox Monarch RT3
    -Avid Elixir R w/ GUIDE Rotors 180
    -Alexrims 27Fives wheelset (Stock)
    -Shimano SLX Cranks w/ Wolftooth 34 NW
    -SRAM X9 Rear dee/ Trigger shifters
    -Kore Torsion bars 760mm
    -Spank Spike Stem 35mm


    I read really good reviews about the X-Fusion suspension fork and rear shock. What didn't you like about them?
  • 04-02-2016
    Dereksmongoose
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    Originally Posted by ride hard or die View Post
    Here is my rides!

    What year is that d60r ?
  • 05-09-2016
    cazman72
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    Took the Teocali for a ride around Usery Mountain
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  • 05-09-2016
    EMX5636
    Couldn't help it... wanted to upgrade to some newer stuff, so I decided to park my 07 Teocali Elite, and picked up a brand new international model 2012 Teocali Mega. Thing is freaking awesome everywhere. Ups, down, in the air etc.

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  • 05-09-2016
    EMX5636
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  • 05-09-2016
    EMX5636
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    And this is from a local DH race last weekend.

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  • 06-02-2016
    skota23
    Here's something a lucky few will be able to get ;)
  • 06-07-2016
    dddd
    My first 'goose, found at Kmart back in February while shopping for a car battery.
    I was captivated by the bike's super-wide rims and hi-volume tires, so was motivated to buy.

    I checked online first, to learn what others thought about the bike, and learned that the bike goes on sale every once in a while. So I checked the Kmart site every Monday for a couple of months, and finally found it on sale for just $189.

    I've replaced parts that were causing problems, and further upgraded the bars, stem and saddle, and added a long suspension post.
    I added rubber gaiters to the fork legs at my second rebuild, after my first fork rebuild remained smooth for just one ride before contamination made it past the fork's fork wipers.

    I've got almost 500 miles on it now, about half of that on Auburn, CA's dirt trails. It now finishes rides needing nothing more than chain lubing and brake adjusting, and rides well over rock-strewn singletrack with only 15psi in the tires.
    I fly low so have not had any problems with suspension bottoming or with the rear axle in the freewheel hub bending or breaking. It also helps that I am very light for my 5'9" height. I had to use the tallest saddle I own with the long suspension post, and also shortened the stem to 8cm in order to get the bike fitted to me.

    So far, so good, note that the rear rack (and the shorter stem) went on in part to assist climbing and braking traction with this bike's frame unfortunately having pretty long chainstays.

  • 09-03-2016
    Voaraghamanthar
    This is a start. More to follow.



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  • 09-08-2016
    Voaraghamanthar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Voaraghamanthar View Post
    This is a start. More to follow.



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    Added a Hussefelt 0 stem and Hussefelt 700mm Handlebar combo. Carbon Fibre seat post and kept the original seat. Added Side mounted Kickstand. There is a ton of weight to be lost in dropping the original seat post and seat clamp.

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  • 09-14-2016
    dddd
    Hey, I think there's also a ton of weight in these steel-framed Mongeese that we will never get rid of, LOL.
    Will the carbon post support the rack load with any weight in the bag?
    How many watts does your rig put out?

    I loved the super-wide 27.5" rims on the Mongoose Hondo model, but since they just fit onto my newer, lighter WalMart Huffy TR-745, I have since made the aluminum Huffy my main off-road bike and don't miss the Mongoose Hondo's long chainstays and flexy fork at all.
    Even with WTB 2.3" tires, it's almost a plus bike with these 57mm wide rims, so I run just 22psi even over the rock gardens.

    This Huffy came with better shifters, but the bottom bracket was fast-wearing crap just like on the Hondo, replaced with Shimano UN-55 model in a 118mm length.

  • 09-16-2016
    Voaraghamanthar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dddd View Post
    Hey, I think there's also a ton of weight in these steel-framed Mongeese that we will never get rid of, LOL.
    Will the carbon post support the rack load with any weight in the bag?
    How many watts does your rig put out?

    I loved the super-wide 27.5" rims on the Mongoose Hondo model, but since they just fit onto my newer, lighter WalMart Huffy TR-745, I have since made the aluminum Huffy my main off-road bike and don't miss the Mongoose Hondo's long chainstays and flexy fork at all.
    Even with WTB 2.3" tires, it's almost a plus bike with these 57mm wide rims, so I run just 22psi even over the rock gardens.

    This Huffy came with better shifters, but the bottom bracket was fast-wearing crap just like on the Hondo, replaced with Shimano UN-55 model in a 118mm length.


    1500w is mine, about 38mph...3000w is a bit crazy at 50mph...I mean... Why? Lol. I got everything broke down right now.. waiting for stuff to arrive from across the pond. I figure I'm ready to ride by Halloween. I really do have a nice build planned... It's gonna be a real looker. No doubt I will post pics. The seat post is doing fine with 20 pounds so far.

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  • 09-18-2016
    dddd
    Yeah, one thing about Mongoose is that they do make a good-looking bike!

    Where is the motor in your rig? The hubs look normal, so it's in the main bag with the batteries?

    Past a certain speed, you'll want to add an oil-damped suspension fork for safety, speeds that are likely illegal worse than the high-wattage motor may be.
    And not to mention a huge brake upgrade...

    Also btw, the Terrex and the Hondo are the same bike, ...except the Terrex has an 8" front brake rotor and chromed fork stanchions.
  • 09-19-2016
    Voaraghamanthar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dddd View Post
    Yeah, one thing about Mongoose is that they do make a good-looking bike!

    Where is the motor in your rig? The hubs look normal, so it's in the main bag with the batteries?

    Past a certain speed, you'll want to add an oil-damped suspension fork for safety, speeds that are likely illegal worse than the high-wattage motor may be.
    And not to mention a huge brake upgrade...

    Also btw, the Terrex and the Hondo are the same bike, ...except the Terrex has an 8" front brake rotor and chromed fork stanchions.

    I'm in the process of the build. I had to build my own rims. I am also building the front rim with black spokes. It's getting BOA-G tires all around. New disc brakes. Upgrade to the brake levers that came in the kit. Red cable covers. And I did a lot of little things to customize it. The stem and handlebars are Truvativ. Seat post is carbon fibre. I removed all stickers. The front logo is getting replaced with a mint condition red mongoose badge from 1986. I'm putting custom reflective tape down and overlaying that with retro mongoose stickers. I will then add a red reflective pin strip to sort of match the dolomite designs... But it will pop in light at night. I have a 12v camping battery that will illuminate a blue nighttime running light and also runs two computer fans mounted to Plexiglas in the RakPak blowing over the top of the controller and battery. This keeps the battery and controller cool in the summer. Also makes the RakPak still functional as a trunk.

    It's 1500w.. top speed is 40mph because I went with a better torque setup for hill climbing. But you can program it to get an extra 8 MPH if that's your thing. It will rob the motor of higher torque though. It has pedal assist so in the State of Indiana, it's still a bicycle.









    Added pedal assist and replaced bearings in BB with Y. S. T. sealed bearings.



    More fitting of things.



    Rebuilt both rims



    Added a clock


    Some new stuff










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  • 10-13-2016
    dddd
    Nice motorcycle, err bicycle. The smooth tires look like they would give the bike a better road feel, better grip and roll a little more freely.

    That's a true custom!
  • 10-13-2016
    Voaraghamanthar








    Final Result.
    It will get you around a lake quite nicely.

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  • 01-23-2017
    PrincipalRider
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    My Mongoose DJ682. Got it from Walmart. Upgraded a few parts. It works great for the pump tracks and smaller dirt jumps in the area. I love it just as much, if not more, as my more expensive bikes.
  • 02-03-2017
    B1ackR00m
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    Tell me where I can buy the axis of the rear shock mounts for teocali expert 2014.

    Non-standard axis, I have been unable to find them.

    The axes of the new models (2015 ,2016) are not suitable.


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  • 02-04-2017
    Uly
    Best bet is to have a mongoose dealer order it for you. If you don't have one close by, then the second best action is to contact Pacific Cycles.
  • 03-08-2017
    orvil
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    Here's a shot of my Deception. I bought it in Dec 2011 and have steadily upgraded it since then. I'm not sure what it weighed new but it's 30 lbs. now. It's a blast to ride and is my main trail bike.
  • 05-14-2017
    Cobra8d
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    New lowers for Durolux
    Two years with the Rockshox Monarch, time flies, serviced my Durolux TA and replaced the lowers. Maurice and some of the parts have seen better days but they're still hanging on.
  • 05-14-2017
    EMX5636
    Looks good. Same cranks I have on my 2012 Teocali Mega

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