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    Quote Originally Posted by lumberj4ck View Post
    I'll just repeat the common wisdom and urge you to save your money up to buy a used bike or something from a site like bikesdirect. You will end up with a better frame, better parts, and save loads of cash in th long run. This is coming from experience (my first 'bike' was a walgoose xr75) and the experience of so many others here. Enjoy your bike for what it is, and have patience.
    yea i just was asking around on the suspension forums and found out id have to go through alot of trouble to upgrade the fork so im just going to start saving for a decent hardtail and ride this one until it breaks
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    Here's my '09 Mongoose Canaan Elite atop Mammoth Mountain this past summer (July 2011).
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    My Wing Elite

    Hey, this is my Wing Elite 2006 medium size bike, called the Metal Goat. Still with stock parts, well, mostly.

    Replaced items: front and rear suspension, saddle, platform pedal, tires, brake levers, shifter levers.

    Rear suspension is an old RST 56 w/ adjustable preload and adjustable oil rebound, fork is a Suntour XCR 120 mm, with lockout and preload knob. Front travel around 5 inches rear around 4, it is quite ok for me.

    The bike is fully functional, it is smooth to ride on trails, it climbs like a mountain goat and descends on endless single trails very well. Very comfy! All parts have scratches and dents everywhere the true marks of everyday riding, but it never broke! Gosh it is 2012 and at the current conditions it will be fully functional for another 6 years or more.
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    2011 Pinn'r Foreman

    "Flow" is characteristic of the rider, not of the trail.

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    No decals, but the guy I bought the frameset from said it was a Mongoose Pro-frame built by TST around 2000. Great ride, but the Mosso fork is a bit short so it has very fast steering.



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    Mongoose Teocali Mega


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    Haven't shared this in a long time. Noteworthy upgrades since last time are:
    2x10 x7 shifters/der. + slx 11-36 cass.
    sector solo air (biggest improvement yet)
    hope pro2 evo hubs + flow ex rims (waiting to decide on new tires before going tubeless)
    2012 slx brakes + icetech pads, soon to be swapped to my 29er being replaced by hope tech x4's
    spank spike 777 bars
    hope qr collar

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    2005 Teocali. Logged well over 10,000 km's on her, real km's logged on bike computer.
    Wore out drive-train and had new set installed, front disc upgrade, bar upgrade, hook-worm tyres have done the same km's as bike got them with bike when new,...mostly city commute but some trail also.
    Gel saddle, front mudguard essential for rainy day commutes. Great bike, thinking of upgrading soon to something else but it's gonna be hard to turn my back on her.



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    My Mongoose

    Mods so far are Bell seat and LED tailamp, 3 watt LED headlamp, hybrid street tires, Defender kit, Klean Canteen mount and jug.
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    I just spent a half hour looking at this thread and nobody has posted a pic of an original Amplifier or Amplifier 2?

    My turn:
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    This is my old beloved Mongoose Tyax Pro. I put an excess of 6,000 miles on this beauty. It was a great ride and never had any problems. I eventually sold it to some guy who wanted to make it into a moped.

    Apparently, I can't post pictures yet, so I'll edit tomorrow.

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    New forumite here. Pic will be up soon!

    I'm getting into XC and trail riding this year and picked up an orange D60R as a fixer-upper! I think it's a 2000/2001 model.

    I read in the MTBR reviews that it's a solid frame, and pretty upgradeable (no discs though). I've decided to upgrade it in stages and learn/beat on it!

    So far :

    Ergon GP1 Biokork grips
    Cateye Enduro computer
    Koolstop MTB pads
    Mavic Crossride UB wheelset (rim or disc brake)
    Seat and seatpost from my Rockhopper
    Michelin Country Trail (front, emergency purchase, sounds like it's a pretty bleh tire...)
    Kenda Small Block 8 (rear)
    Bontrager Select ISIS crankset
    Truvativ GigaPipe Team SL ISIS BB
    Shimano M520 pedals
    SRAM 850 chain
    Shimano Deore front derailleur
    Shimano Deore rear derailleur
    Shimano 12-28 7spd cassette (front shifters/brake levers are integrated, so I stayed 3x7 for now)

    Yeah, it's quite a bit of change to throw at an old frame/design, but I was looking for an inexpensive used bike that wasn't Made-in-China...and I saw it was full-suspension too. My only previous (serious) MTB has been a 1994 rigid Rockhopper, so this has been a huge change!

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    Swapped out a few parts recently on my old Teocali, thought I'd share a few pics.
    Shimano Saint quality chain
    Avid BB7 rear disc with 180 mm rotor
    New cabling, both gears front and rear, and brakes front and rear, new cable housing also on all
    Truvativ Holzfeller seat post
    Truvativ AKA head stem
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    my 08 otero elite. just bought it a few weeks ago. it was totally re-done by the previous owner... love it!
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    What size is that Otero?

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    otero is a medium

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    Nice looking bike

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    Failed at posting a pic

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    2008 otero pro

    Here is my 2008 otero pro. Frame was replaced under warranty with a comp. has elixir 5 s, sun ringle eq 25 wheels with disc jockey hubs,1x9 with x7 shifter and derailleur, Kenda nevegals setup tubeless
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    Can someone help me out and tell me what kind of bike this is. I know its a mongoose but I don't know which kind. It's similar to the Mongoose Metallic orange and gray but it's not exactly the same bike. It is older I've had it for like 3 years and the guy I got it from had it for a few years before me. Sorry it's not a mtn bike but I didn't know where else to ask. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    They wont let me add links because i haven't posted enough so maybe close the space in the link after and myrtlebeach and add http if you will. Thanks again.

    myrtlebeach .craigslist.org/bar/3617942583.html


    I dont want to trade it by the way, put it on craigslist to mess with my son. It's the bike he rides when he doesn't want to mess up his other bike.
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    KS LEV 100mm Seatpost

    Got a new KS LEV 100mm Seatpost for my 2009 Teocali Super. Then took it out for a run around Otay lakes, Proctor Valley, and up the Jamul Mountains in Chula Vista Ca.








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    [QUOTE=Cobra8d;10220875]Got a new KS LEV 100mm Seatpost for my 2009 Teocali Super. Then took it out for a run around Otay lakes, Proctor Valley, and up the Jamul Mountains in Chula Vista Ca. /QUOTE]

    Man I miss my Teocali so much.... nice looking ride you got bud!

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    First video with my Drift HD720, I messed up the angle but still looks OK. This the downhill section from pictures 3 through 5 above and the mountain is the back ground of the last picture.

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    I have got into mountain biking a few months ago too see if I like and I love it. I started with a used Cannondale Jekyll 500 and sold it and got this 2008 Mongoose Canaan Elite for the 35th birthday this week for a sweet 550 bucks. I am loving this bike!post your mongoose-fb_img_13658839848454589.jpg

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    Here's my 90% done Blackcomb build:

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    Everything is totally redone, from the frame being powdercoated, to custom made brass bushings, all new hardware, Marzocchi Drop Off Triple (serviced and crowns powdercoated, lowers painted to match), Fox Vanilla with a powdercoated spring, Sram drivetrain, FSA cranks with a BBG bashguard, Clarks EXO brakes, Alex wheels, WTB Pure V saddle, WTB 2.4" Moto tires, Origin8 All-Mountain bar, Kore B-52 stem, etc. Only need to pick up the front derailleur, chain and cables to be finished!
    Riding the Geese since '98! Check out my youtube videos at www.youtube.com/mongoosejake

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    This is my Mongoose Pro Valiant that I totally redid last year:


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    Riding the Geese since '98! Check out my youtube videos at www.youtube.com/mongoosejake

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    Noticed my pics have been taken down, and my permission to use attachments has been taken away... Had new pics to put up, but oh well. Guess the mods here don't want me around, lol.
    Riding the Geese since '98! Check out my youtube videos at www.youtube.com/mongoosejake

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    My oteropost your mongoose-image.jpg
    08 Otero
    RS recon 351 solo air 110mm
    RS bar 2.1 (swapping to a monarch rt3 when it arrives)
    WTB FX28 wheels
    Panaracer swoop tires
    Race Face Deus crank with enduro bearings in BB
    22/36/Bash, 11-34 9speed cassette

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    2013 Mongoose XR200 (stock)

    Can see MTBR review on this model.

    Plans for quite a few mods.

    Manitou rear air shock w/lock out
    EZR mechanical disc brakes front and rear 180F/160R
    (A lot of takeoffs from a 2014 Motobecane 550HT)
    Skycomp seat post (alloy)
    Skycomp stem (alloy)
    Skycomp handlebars (alloy)
    Suntour XCT V4 fork
    Suntour XCT V3 crankset (sealed bottom bracket)
    DA-18 double wall Alloy wheels/formula hubs (sealed bearings)
    WTB Speed V saddle
    WTB grips

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    I picked up a Mongoose Deception only halfway built up after the previous owner had shifted the derailleur into the back wheel and destroyed the derailleur and derailleur hanger. I just wanted the frame, so I gave him $40. Here is the results from my build:

    Frame: Mongoose Deception
    Fork: SR Suntour Raidon 29" Air 120mm
    Drivetrain: Shimano Deore Dyna-sys 10s
    R. Derailleur: Shimano SLX Shadow +
    Hubs: Shimano SLX Centerlock QR
    Rims: Sun Inferno 27
    Brakes: Shimano BR(L)-395 Hydraulic
    Rotors: Shimano Centerlock (not pictured)
    Tires: Specialized Ground Control 29x2.3
    Bars: Origin8 Pro-Sweep








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    New RaceFace ATLAS stem for the Teocali
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    Great pics Cobra. We should ride sometime. Is that Otay lakes? Looks awesome.

    Good find Leotour. $40 !!

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    Well I just got my first FS mountain bike. A leftover 2011 Teocali Elite on Amazon. I'm so happy with this bike. I love the 26", 2x10, and the plush travel. I have so much confidence on this compared to my hardtail.
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    Great looking bike Pacific!! Best bang for the buck bike out there imo enjoy it

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    Xr-100

    Mongoose XR-100 not sure what year I bought it used. Only mods are the red lights in the spokes and the CREE head light. I ride a lot at night.

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    post your mongoose

    My XR-Comp I rebuilt.

    Raidon 120mm fork
    Epicon rear shock
    Avid Hydros

    New stem, bars, saddle, grips, wheelset, peddles ect...

    I live in KS, no mountains here so this is all I need. Got about $450 into it, no need to drop a K on brand name bikes with the trails around me.




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    New Fork for the Teocali

    New 160mm-120mm SR Suntour Durolux RC2 TA, it is a 2010 chassis with the new RC2 dampener and travel adjust cartridge.
    Also switched it a 2X9 setup with a Bionicon Chain Guide and Race Face bash-guard.
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    Re: post your mongoose

    Here is my 2001 (I think) Mongoose Solution from Sports Authority with the good old Judy TT shocks. It has surprisingly remained stock since I bought it. It served me well enough on trails and paths but I had to true the rims after each ride. It needs a lot of upgrades. I just got an Airborne hardtail so I will likely sell this soon.

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    Nashbar find/ 2014

    $99. + free shipping closeout. frame only.penguin paint scheme was nearly blasted for green but it survived......
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    Re: post your mongoose

    One last ride. This bike is still fun.

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    Here's my "pseudo-downhill" bike;
    Mongoose Blackcomb

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    My Wallgoose bike

    All stock here in this pic other then the tires, other 2 pics of my upgrades
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    Just because.....
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    1996 amplifier 2 team

    cook cranks,low usage & the quality of an early mongoose.
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    I have to clean off the Boot'R from a short ride today but I'll get some pics of it next to my Teocali Elite tomorrow. I love this Freedrive stuff



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    Re: post your mongoose

    Not a mountainbike but 29er just the same: Mongoose Maurice FS
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    2002-2003 MongoosePro Grand Marquis frame ready for my first bike build. Bought it off of eBay as brand new old stock. Thankfully it came with a bunch of spare parts cause I imagine it would be hard to find replacements. post your mongoose-mongoosepro-grand-marquis.jpg

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    Awesome /\

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    I almost bought that BikeLord. Good catch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMX5636 View Post
    I almost bought that BikeLord. Good catch!
    Thanks! I have a hard tail Marin so this build will be an All Mountain type bike. Hope it can take my riding style as I tend to enjoy things such as jumps and drops.

    So far I've gotten the seatpost clamp, seatpost, headset, bars, grips, and Truvative single ring crankset ready to go on.

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