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  • 03-28-2009
    groggy
    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.

  • 04-07-2009
    tmcq
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    My 09 Otero Pro
    Here is my Otero Pro. Been riding it for about a month now.
  • 04-21-2009
    DADoser
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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?
  • 04-22-2009
    chaddhac
    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
  • 04-25-2009
    oldskoolbiker
    Here is my Otero Pro

  • 06-24-2009
    hardwarz
    Here's pics before painting. I haven't started painting or any prep work yet. Current weight is: 30.2 lbs.

    Mongoose Sommet

    Left Side


    Right Side


    Seat tube


    Right side downtube


    Left side downtube
  • 06-29-2009
    Graphyfotoz
    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! :rolleyes:

    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.





  • 07-13-2009
    nogod
    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!
  • 07-13-2009
    nogod
    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

    :madman:
  • 07-16-2009
    skaterasf
    just upgraded to x9 derailleurs and x0 twists. Any ideas as to the next upgrade?



  • 07-16-2009
    nogod
    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:yesnod:
  • 07-17-2009
    Bike Bloke
    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!!
  • 07-17-2009
    hardwarz
    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
  • 08-14-2009
    mountain_bomber156
    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?
  • 08-27-2009
    kinglud1
    '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.. :)







  • 09-12-2009
    Mongoose Pilot
    2009
    Just got it about a week ago and it rides like a dream!





  • 09-19-2009
    blackcomb666
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    My BlackComb
    Stock just removed decals!!
  • 09-26-2009
    MetaOrbit
    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
  • 09-28-2009
    SKRDR
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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
  • 09-29-2009
    ChiliPepper1
    Here is my '04 Mongoose Blackcomb that I made my build project in '06. My wife rides it now and loves it.

  • 10-04-2009
    BigSharks
    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.
  • 10-04-2009
    Stevo the Devo
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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
    __________________

    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...
  • 11-14-2009
    proto2000
    Just in
    Picked this beauty up today. Needs a seat to be original. AHHHHH..........chrome.


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  • 11-14-2009
    ChiliPepper1
    Cool, what a classic! Love it. :D
  • 11-22-2009
    cjonesin420
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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. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
  • 11-22-2009
    mountain_bomber156
    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. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    That's actually seriously sweet. :D
  • 11-28-2009
    fightnut
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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.
  • 11-28-2009
    FortOrdDirt
    NICE:thumbsup:

    hahah wow. I wish they replaced my frame when I broke it.
  • 11-28-2009
    hardwarz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FortOrdDirt
    NICE:thumbsup:

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

    Did you try to get it replaced?

    Hardwarz
  • 11-29-2009
    FortOrdDirt
    hardwarz
    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.
  • 12-18-2009
    managedenemy
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    Best Bike I Got
  • 12-28-2009
    Todd157k
    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.

  • 01-05-2010
    xxdataxx
    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

  • 02-20-2010
    DucJ
    Mine...Love it..
  • 02-21-2010
    CCMDoc
    Here is mine. raced it in the NORBA nationals right after I got it. Crummy phone camera but you get the idea:




  • 02-22-2010
    jimziky
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    Tyax
    my girlfriends mongoose
  • 02-28-2010
    stumpym4
    2 Attachment(s)
    My Cannan elite`s ..
    started life as a 2008 Elite , but cracked the frame after only 168 miles !!!
    Frame replaced under warranty:thumbsup:
    for a 2009 model
  • 03-16-2010
    DAnREal
    I like my Goose
  • 04-01-2010
    jeffgre_6163
    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 :thumbsup:
    <a href="https://s229.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/jeffgre_6163/?action=view&current=JeffsTeocali.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/jeffgre_6163/JeffsTeocali.jpg" border="0" alt="Jeffs Teocali"></a>
  • 04-01-2010
    FortOrdDirt
    dayumm good deal:thumbsup:
  • 04-04-2010
    Lastshot
    Thats awesome!!!
  • 04-04-2010
    Iridethedirt
    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

    :madman:

    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.
  • 04-04-2010
    Cubits
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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!). :D

    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!).
  • 04-20-2010
    MikeyR
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    heres mine just bought it.
  • 05-10-2010
    AZ border pig
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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.
  • 05-16-2010
    jimziky
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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.
  • 05-25-2010
    other aardvark
    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!). :D

    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???
  • 05-27-2010
    energizer
    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.
  • 05-27-2010
    Cubits
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by other aardvark
    Photo taken at Gap Creek???

    Daisy Hill, top of Koala Trail. :)
  • 06-04-2010
    MountainMafia
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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.
  • 06-04-2010
    hardwarz
    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.
  • 06-04-2010
    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.:thumbsup:
  • 06-04-2010
    hardwarz
    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.:thumbsup:

    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.
  • 06-04-2010
    CRed
    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.
  • 06-04-2010
    CRed
    I would get something like this then replace parts as they go...

    http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/st...http:ClickInfo
  • 06-04-2010
    hardwarz
    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.

    Hardwarz
  • 06-04-2010
    CRed
    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.
  • 06-04-2010
    hardwarz
    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.
  • 06-04-2010
    Cubits
    Front wheel could be straighter. :>
  • 06-04-2010
    hardwarz
    Quote:

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

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

    But then it wouldn't be a goose!
  • 06-04-2010
    CRed
    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.
  • 06-04-2010
    MountainMafia
    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.
  • 06-11-2010
    udaddyx
    Bam!





  • 06-23-2010
    f1 tech
    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.

  • 06-26-2010
    graywolf
    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.
  • 06-26-2010
    hardwarz
    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.
  • 06-27-2010
    graywolf
    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?
  • 06-29-2010
    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)











  • 06-29-2010
    dauwalt
    Nice, makes me miss my Teocali.
  • 07-03-2010
    nitewlkr
    My 06 Teocali Super

  • 07-04-2010
    kris_benson
    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



    ;)
  • 07-25-2010
    jimziky
    1 Attachment(s)
    tyax
    now with a thomson post and fizik seat, the 4 bolt shimano cranks are on now too.
  • 08-12-2010
    Choppa73
    My 08 Khyber elite, all pretty much std.
  • 08-13-2010
    rockgrinder69
    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.
  • 08-14-2010
    martintrus
    My Goose, she gets the job done!

  • 08-15-2010
    SetteMorph
    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! :thumbsup:
  • 08-15-2010
    SetteMorph
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Choppa73
    My 08 Khyber elite, all pretty much std.

    Definitely need more photos on this one... Wow!
  • 08-17-2010
    Swamp ThAAng
    1 Attachment(s)
    2009 Mongoose Boot'r. Bootleg Canyon, NV.
  • 08-17-2010
    Choppa73
    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.
  • 08-20-2010
    dhmatt
    1 Attachment(s)
    My "new to me" XC/mini DH rig 2008 Mongoose Kyber
  • 09-03-2010
    SetteMorph








  • 09-03-2010
    mullen119
    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?
  • 09-03-2010
    martintrus
    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. :)
  • 09-05-2010
    el_novato
    1 Attachment(s)
    there is my baby
    Attachment 566885

    we have done a lot of miles together this is yelapa in puerto vallarta mexico
  • 09-18-2010
    bones72751
    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.
  • 10-21-2010
    Schwarzgeist
    My '08 Canaan Comp, and my first bona fide mountain bike.










  • 10-21-2010
    energizer
    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.:thumbsup: not the plushest shocks but you dont need to touch the platform switch already,while climbing no hint of energy sapping bob.
  • 10-22-2010
    Cobra8d
    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.





  • 10-24-2010
    mullen119
    I'm always on here, but never posted my bike. Guess I should:









  • 12-08-2010
    Uly
    10 Attachment(s)
    Made some changes to the bike
    Still dialing it in, but it rides pretty smooth. Enjoy!
  • 12-08-2010
    Stevo the Devo
    very, very nice!!
  • 12-08-2010
    DAnREal
    looks real sexy ULY....whats the weight on it?
  • 12-08-2010
    Uly
    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.
  • 12-20-2010
    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....

  • 01-05-2011
    wimtb
    1 Attachment(s)
    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!
  • 01-06-2011
    DAnREal
    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
  • 03-19-2011
    rockNnachos
    2009 Meteore
    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.



  • 03-30-2011
    snowshadow
    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!
  • 04-11-2011
    Mike68
    5 Attachment(s)
  • 04-12-2011
    nogod
    Mike are you in Japan?





    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mike68

  • 04-12-2011
    Mike68
    Hi Nogod,
    No, today I'm staying in Chiang Mai the north of Thailand. And you?
  • 04-12-2011
    nogod
    Mike68

    Cool! Whats the riding like there?

    Im in New Mexico South Western corner near Silver City.
  • 04-21-2011
    eddievettelt1
    Before getting the Giant I had this Mongoose Otero Super picked it up for a 1000...It was a fantastic bike. Almost bought a Salvo Sport this time around but didnt like the ride, looks or components.

  • 04-23-2011
    Cobra8d
    2 Attachment(s)
    2009 Mongoose Teocali Super
    My Teocali Super after todays ride around Otay Lakes.

    I replaced the stock KS 900 seatpost with a Race Face Turbine nice piece (RIP RaceFace :( )
  • 04-23-2011
    Uly
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cobra8d
    My Teocali Super after todays ride around Otay Lakes.

    I replaced the stock KS 900 seatpost with a Race Face Turbine nice piece (RIP RaceFace :( )

    Very nice. Looks amazingly similar to my super:thumbsup:
  • 04-23-2011
    Cobra8d
    Yours might be just a little bit more customized ;)
  • 04-25-2011
    eddievettelt1
    Hey cobra i like the teocali's. Unfortunately when I went shopping they weren't carrying any only Salvo's which seem underwhelming. What kind of seat is that?
  • 04-25-2011
    Cobra8d
    1 Attachment(s)
    Its the stock saddle SDG Bel Air RL titanium rail . There are a couple places online to get a Teocali. I bought mine off EBAY
  • 05-02-2011
    vettepwr
    my new "walgoose"

  • 05-31-2011
    iggibar
    Here is my 2010 Mongoose Otero Elite:)


  • 06-08-2011
    nq1234
    1 Attachment(s)
    My mongoose otero super, got it off craigslist so I'm sure what year it is, 08 or 09 I'm thinking, anyone know?
  • 06-08-2011
    nq1234
    cool thanks, yeah I've been riding it quite a bit and it's holding up well!
  • 06-08-2011
    mullen119
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nq1234 View Post
    My mongoose otero super, got it off craigslist so I'm sure what year it is, 08 or 09 I'm thinking, anyone know?

    Its a 2007

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...uper&Type=bike

    Have fun on it!
  • 06-29-2011
    TinyBga
    1 Attachment(s)
    Mongoose Canaan
    I just want to share my Mongoose rig. Upgraded most all the part excluding the frame.
  • 06-29-2011
    Lastshot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TinyBga View Post
    I just want to share my Mongoose rig. Upgraded most all the part excluding the frame.

    Looks sick! I'm diggin the color scheme as well
  • 06-30-2011
    TinyBga
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lastshot View Post
    Looks sick! I'm diggin the color scheme as well


    Thanks Lastshot. I am planning to change the rear suspension into fox rp23 or if already available, the RS monarch rt3 in white color, and repaint the frame into a white/blue scheme, similar to the Yamaha M1 MotoGP bike, maybe within the year. :D
  • 06-30-2011
    mullen119
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TinyBga View Post
    I just want to share my Mongoose rig. Upgraded most all the part excluding the frame.

    Nice bike! Where did you get the wall mount hanger that is holding it up?
  • 06-30-2011
    TinyBga
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mullen119 View Post
    Nice bike! Where did you get the wall mount hanger that is holding it up?

    A friend of mine gave it me. It is a Minoura Bike Hanger 4
  • 07-01-2011
    jugbutt
    3 Attachment(s)
    This is my baby and I love it!!!;)
  • 07-01-2011
    mullen119
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TinyBga View Post
    A friend of mine gave it me. It is a Minoura Bike Hanger 4

    Im gonna have to pick a few of those up. :thumbsup:
  • 07-05-2011
    tsefreeflow
    Here is my 08 Teocali Comp. Got it for $700 stock in March and have done a ton of upgrades since:
    Upgrades:
    2011 SRAM X0 Rear Derailleur (Red)
    Tried to do the Front derailleur but no SRAM fit
    2011 SRAM X0 Trigger Shifters (Red)
    2011 SRAM PG-990 Cassette (Red)
    Answer Rove FR Pedals (Red)
    Sun Ringle Charger Pro Wheelset
    KS I950R seat post
    Lizard Skins Peaty Lock-On Cheers Grips (carbon and red)
    *Desperately need to upgrade Fork (any ideas?) and also looking to upgrade rear shock, brakes, crank, bar, stem, headset and front deraileur. But I do love the bike as it stands now except the front fork as its topping out and pissing me off. Anyway just thought to share.

  • 07-06-2011
    TinyBga
    [QUOTE=tsefreeflow;8210935]Here is my 08 Teocali Comp. Got it for $700 stock in March and have done a ton of upgrades since:
    Upgrades:
    2011 SRAM X0 Rear Derailleur (Red)
    Tried to do the Front derailleur but no SRAM fit
    2011 SRAM X0 Trigger Shifters (Red)
    2011 SRAM PG-990 Cassette (Red)
    Answer Rove FR Pedals (Red)
    Sun Ringle Charger Pro Wheelset
    KS I950R seat post
    Lizard Skins Peaty Lock-On Cheers Grips (carbon and red)
    *Desperately need to upgrade Fork (any ideas?) and also looking to upgrade rear shock, brakes, crank, bar, stem, headset and front deraileur. But I do love the bike as it stands now except the front fork as its topping out and pissing me off. Anyway just thought to share.

    Hi Tsefreeflow,

    Nice setup. :thumbsup:. Anyway, i would like to suggest on your upgrade.
    Fork: Manitou Minute(Elite or Super) 140mm 20QR (I think the charger wheel set has adaptors)
    Shocks: Manitou Radium Expert
    Brakes: Hayes Stroker Carbon/Trail F180/R160
    Cranks: Truvativ Stylo OCT 3.3 or Stylo 2.2 AM/RG
    Bars: Answer Protaper 685XC(lots of colors) or Carbon 720AM
    Stem: Answer Rove XC/AM
    Headset: Cane Creek ZS44
    FD: Try Shimano XT/SLX (on mine stock Deore because when i tried to change it into X9 an X7 nothing fits)

    Hope this helps on your upgrade.
  • 07-16-2011
    marlboroicemint
    Hi everybody, I'm from jakarta, Indonesia

    Here's my 2011 Mongoose Tyax Comp

  • 08-06-2011
    Birddog07
    Mongoose Deception, just picked it up on Wednesday. My bike before that was some crappy 29er that I got at Walmart too, pretty much just got me into biking and 29 inch wheels (really like them for the type of riding I do). I was gonna get alittle nicer bike from a LBS, but my old bike got wrecked and it made more sense to get a new bike instead of fix a lump of junk. My buddy had earlier got a Deception, I liked it and it rode nice. We got our bikes around the same time and I told him I wish they had his in another color, I woulda got that instead of the hunk of junk I got. Well he saw one and being in my situation I snatched it up.

    Rides pretty nice and has some nice features for it's pricetag. Mainly used for light commuting and trail riding. I'm not going to, but the frame seems nice enough where I could toss abunch of money at it and make it super nice. Right now it just has some 2.25 tires from my last bike, Aviener 100 Series MTB Seat, Oury MTB Grips, and some nice BMX bar end caps. All from my last bike. I'm going on vacation next week and I'm going to order Easten EA50 Stem and EA50 AM Bars, Shimano Acera Rapidfire Shifters, aswell as new Oury Grips and bar endcaps, and some throrn resistant Q Tubes. Probalbly get Alivio front/rear derailers and a new chain for smoother shifting. May upgrade the drivetrain later with Alivio cracks/better BB, and a nicer cassete. Last, but not least, I plan on buying an actual suspension fork. Nothing major like Fox or Reba, but something nice that I could transfer to my next bike if I wanted. Like Tora or maybe Recon.



    Edit: And after I get back from vaca and install the new stem, bars, shifhters, and grips, it is going to the LBS for a tune/service.
  • 09-19-2011
    markusnavi
    1 Attachment(s)
    Mongoose Deception

    Rockshox Tora Solo Air
    Avid BB7
    FSA Pig headset
    Truvativ Stylo handlebars
    Truvativ Stylo seat post
    Truvativ Stylo stem
    Truvativ ISOflow crankset
    SRAM PG950 9spd cassette
    SRAM X7 rear derailleur
    SRAM X7 9spd shifter
    KMC 9spd chain
    Shimano SM-BB
    WTB Rocket V saddle
    WTB Dual Duty Freeride wheelset
    Kenda Karma tires
    Crank Brothers 50/50 pedals
    Lizarskins Peaty grips

    Sent from my MB860 using Tapatalk
  • 09-21-2011
    apache101786
    mongoose d40r, owned since 6th grade when it was new
  • 09-21-2011
    apache101786
    ill post pics when im done with my ss conversion. its all torn apart right now
  • 11-17-2011
    streetrocket
    my 2010 mongoose teocali :)










  • 12-23-2011
    sock puppet
    Action shot of my Canaan (yeah, I know, but it's the only one I have handy). Reba Race fork, Fox RP2 shock, XT stuff, Avid Elixers, blah blah.

  • 01-20-2012
    lumberj4ck
  • 01-21-2012
    lamar83
    1 Attachment(s)
    I just bought this from a friend who needed some cash basically as a favor to him. I've searched forever trying to get details on it. I know he bought it around 2005 on sale for 420 and it was originally around 800. It says tech4 on the frame but the only tech 4 I can find online is yellow and a recent model without disc brakes. I got it for 60 bucks and it even came with a hydraulic front/rear disc setup still in the box. I think it kinda sorta looks like the early 2000's mongoose wing series. I'm prob gonna keep it but Im still unsure if its worth putting any money into yet. anyone know if its worth a dern?
  • 01-21-2012
    hardwarz
    I think those were part of the higher end Mongoose series; back when Mongoose Wing Comp were part of the Pro series. The Wing Comps were different suspension setup from what I remember. Can you see any model numbers and manufacture markings on the drivetrain components? Who makes the fork? If they are decent components, then it's worth it.
  • 01-21-2012
    lamar83
    MOZO groove front fork
    SRAM 4.0 pro shifters and rear derailer
    Shimano front derailer
    KT Tech Quando hubs
    SR Suntour crankset
    Promax brake set up
    I haven't seen the bike in 3 years. bout to go pick it up now. Like i said i did it as a favor and I know he used it maybe 3 times then put it in storage. My Gary Fisher Joshua is dated and Ive been wanting something to play with.
  • 01-21-2012
    hardwarz
    I'd buy it for $60. From what I remember, they're decent, just heavy. I'd throw a Rockshox Recon on it and update the brakes. Fix anything that's broken and that's it.
  • 01-31-2012
    lamar83
    1 Attachment(s)
    Made some updates to my el cheapo goose build.
    -removed v- brakes and installed stock K2 disc rear wheel and disc brake setup I bought from friend $20
    -replaced grip shift crap w/ SRAM x4 trigger shifters $15 on amazon
    -replaced suntour crankset with shimano Alivio $15 new in box from friend.
    - replaced Walmart special tires with WTB velociraptors
    $25 for set with coupon.
    I also traded the hydro brakes that came with it for a rock shox tora that needs new seals. I can't wait to get it rebuild cause this Mozo is junk!!! Bottomed out in my backyard on a 3ft drop!! I'm at $135 total investment thus far so I'm happy.
  • 01-31-2012
    Lastshot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lamar83 View Post
    Made some updates to my el cheapo goose build.
    -removed v- brakes and installed stock K2 disc rear wheel and disc brake setup I bought from friend $20
    -replaced grip shift crap w/ SRAM x4 trigger shifters $15 on amazon
    -replaced suntour crankset with shimano Alivio $15 new in box from friend.
    - replaced Walmart special tires with WTB velociraptors
    $25 for set with coupon.
    I also traded the hydro brakes that came with it for a rock shox tora that needs new seals. I can't wait to get it rebuild cause this Mozo is junk!!! Bottomed out in my backyard on a 3ft drop!! I'm at $135 total investment thus far so I'm happy.

    Sounds like you got some pretty good deals for that bike! That will definitely help make it more ride able. However, one thing I'm concerned about is that you are already riding past the level the bike is meant for, Time to start saving up for the next one?
  • 01-31-2012
    lamar83
    I'm in negotiation with the sales guy at the local bike shop on a left over 2011 rockhopper comp 29er. We're about 50 bucks away from me taking it home. I'm just enjoying having something to work on plus I'm prob gonna make it my loaner bike. Since posting the pic I also bought a x-fusion 02 rl rear shock for it online for 70 bucks! It's gonna be a great loaner/ starter bike at right at $200 invested
  • 01-31-2012
    Cobra8d
    4 Attachment(s)
    Washed the Teocali after getting caught by rain. So decided to take some pics before it gets dirty again. Have upgraded the following from stock, :crazy: still my favorite bike

    2011 Avid Elixir CR brakes with 203mm Magura rotors
    SRAM XO shifters and rear Dérailleur
    SRAM XO cassette
    Shortened my stem with 70mm FSA afterburner and cut the bars by about 40mm to 640mm.
  • 01-31-2012
    Cobra8d
    4 Attachment(s)
    more pics
  • 02-02-2012
    Soundtallica
    1 Attachment(s)
    2008 Teocali Comp
    Upgraded nearly everything on this Teocali comp: Ancient but indestructible and light Crossmax Discs, Fox RP3, LX crank, X9 derailleur, Easton seatpost, Bontrager saddle, Answer carbon bar, Ritchey stem. Only the front derailleur, fork, and brakes are stock. 31-32 pounds.

    This was my trusty steed until some idiot rear ended me while it was on my bike rack. That accident happened not 5 minutes after I had retrieved it from my LBS after having that shiny new LX crank installed on it :madmax: . RIP. Oh well, moved on to a Kona Dawg afterwards with the insurance money. I gained 0.5 inch of travel, weight savings, and better climbing ability, but the Mongoose was plusher and was a better descender, though the Dawg is no slouch.
  • 02-19-2012
    fatcat
    1 Attachment(s)
    My 2001 NX7 with barely 4" of travel. Got rid of it many moons ago but I remember it as a nice trail bike. I put Avid BB7's, Diamondback pedals, changed the rear shock to a RockShox and wheels to Sun Ringles. Looking back at it I can't believe I had a 100mm stem, BB7's and that saddle. That bike cost me $900 and that was $$$$ mucho money back then.
  • 02-28-2012
    hadique
    1 Attachment(s)
    2008 Otero Elite. Only the handlebar, stem, seat post, rear tire, and fork are stock. All pivot points re-engineered to work right and not make noise. And no more loose ball bearings. Its not light but its a LOT of fun to ride.
  • 02-28-2012
    hardwarz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hadique View Post
    2008 Otero Elite. Only the handlebar, stem, seat post, rear tire, and fork are stock. All pivot points re-engineered to work right and not make noise. And no more loose ball bearings. Its not light but its a LOT of fun to ride.

    OK, you peaked my interest... How/what did you re-engineer the pivots?
  • 02-28-2012
    Cobra8d
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hardwarz View Post
    OK, you peaked my interest... How/what did you re-engineer the pivots?


    Ditto
  • 02-28-2012
    hadique
    5 Attachment(s)
    Glad you asked.... needed another post. :) Pictures at the end.

    So, the bottom bracket pivot:
    The chain stay bearing ears could both flex and move side to side. Sometimes not even under load (after the first bearing replacement the press fit wasn't that tight anymore). It flexes because it is held in place via the inner bearing race which provides a place for the outer ears to torque around. It can move side to side because the bearing press fit is supposed to keep the ears in position and wears out as you'd expect in aluminum. As you work the bike, both of these things damage the bearings. And holding it all together via the inner bearing race destroys the bearing that much faster as it isn't designed for those kinds of lateral loads.

    My fix, instead of a small alloy washer pushing against the inner race and the bike seat tube, there is a thick brass washer supporting the ears themselves against the seat tube. The inner race is supported by a thin brass washer pushing against the thick brass one. This supports the ears, provides a smooth pivot area, and relieves pressure on the inner bearing race. I had to file the seat tube area until the thick brass washer fit. We're talking less than 1/8".

    Everything now pivots around the outer races and chain stay ears as its supposed to.

    [Ignore the washer on the outside of the bearing. That is an unnecessary addition that I'll remove sometime later this year.]


    The top seat stay quick release:
    This area also suffers from being supported by the inner bearing races and not supporting the seat stay bearing ears. The same fix as above except I used nylon washers to support the ears and a thin steel washer to support the bearing race. You can see the old alloy washers as I reused them to support the skewer ends against the inner races.

    Same results as above.


    The front shock mount:
    I replace the alloy shock mounts with brass bushings and a second washer. This eliminated most noise. I added 1.5mm thickness over all to make up for the imprecise welding. When the triangle was squeezed together, the tension caused the bike frame itself to creak and groan during bumps. By de-tensioning the welded triangle, the frame stopped creaking. That eliminated the last of the noise. The exact extra thickness needed depends on the individual bike. I'm sure some don't need any and some might need less.


    The rear shock mount:
    Same as above but no extra thickness. I never noticed noise coming from exactly here but hey.


    The bottom seat stay pivot (near the drop out):
    The brass bushing used by Pacific Cycle was actually shattered when I went to service it. No surprise.... its 1mm thick walls are impossible to buy from an actual brass bushing manufacturer. 3mm is the industry standard at this size!!! The flange is also industry standard at 1mm while PC had 0.5mm ones made somewhere. They were NOT designed for ANY load. I can't believe they weren't crushed to dust actually. Probably weren't far off.

    So I drilled the 11mm hole out to 13mm and filed the ear down an extra 1.5mm and installed the industry standard bushings. I then used a 1mm washer on the other end.


    The top tube pivot:
    I didn't touch it and there is no picture for that reason. Nothing was wrong with it. I suspect it doesn't see the same loads as the bottom seat stay pivot and hence the 1mm thick bushings were okay. IF they are bad when I check them at the end of this year, they will get drilled to 13mm and the industry standard bushings will be installed.



    Rode this setup the entire fall last year and it was perfect! No noise, no issues, and I was that much harder on the bike in order to see what would fail. Questions and concerns equally welcome.
  • 03-07-2012
    DMehalko(DM)
    1 Attachment(s)
    My first Mongoose, BooT'R
  • 03-30-2012
    rsfsr
    my new goose before its first ride

  • 04-02-2012
    iMongoose
    Awesome bikes here:thumbsup: im really starting to like the upper level bikes from mongoose better than the bikes at my lbs (specialized, cannondale ect). once i get the right amount of posts ill put mine up.
  • 04-02-2012
    iMongoose
    2 Attachment(s)
    Here it is. Mongoose vadium isnt the nicest but it does pretty good on the local trails here. Its pretty much stock now but I just ordered avid sd-7 brakes and have done the inner tube chainstay protector. Planning on getting a few light weight parts (handle bars, stem, seatpost, saddle ect.) and am saving up for a nice fork to get rid of the "element" one that came on it
  • 04-03-2012
    lumberj4ck
    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.
  • 04-03-2012
    iMongoose
    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:eek:
  • 04-11-2012
    LoCalMTB
    1 Attachment(s)
    Here's my '09 Mongoose Canaan Elite atop Mammoth Mountain this past summer (July 2011).
  • 05-23-2012
    nitronaut
    5 Attachment(s)
    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.
  • 06-05-2012
    arcticrobot
    2011 Pinn'r Foreman
  • 06-18-2012
    lumpsum
    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.


  • 06-25-2012
    Victor Liew
    Mongoose Teocali Mega


    P1080415 by Victor Liew (Junyan), on Flickr
  • 06-25-2012
    lumberj4ck




    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
  • 07-11-2012
    Bootz
    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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  • 07-21-2012
    ross442
    3 Attachment(s)
    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.
  • 07-22-2012
    bucktruck
    3 Attachment(s)
    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:
  • 07-23-2012
    donttcallmenoob
    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.
  • 08-28-2012
    Chiaroscuros
    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!

    Best,
    Daniel
  • 09-01-2012
    Bootz
    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
    =P



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  • 09-08-2012
    epwhitehair
    1 Attachment(s)
    my 08 otero elite. just bought it a few weeks ago. it was totally re-done by the previous owner... love it!
  • 09-08-2012
    hadique
    What size is that Otero?
  • 09-08-2012
    epwhitehair
    otero is a medium
  • 10-11-2012
    hahnvin
    Nice looking bike
  • 12-10-2012
    Kaptankaos
    Failed at posting a pic:madman:
  • 02-09-2013
    Brad57
    3 Attachment(s)
    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
  • 02-15-2013
    strictsum
    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.
  • 03-07-2013
    Cobra8d
    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.








  • 03-08-2013
    DAnREal
    [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!
  • 03-16-2013
    Cobra8d
    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.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kIC9MC3Cn6c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 04-15-2013
    relapse808
    1 Attachment(s)
    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!Attachment 790865
  • 04-21-2013
    irishmongooserider
    2 Attachment(s)
    Here's my 90% done Blackcomb build:

    Attachment 792474

    Attachment 792475

    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!
  • 04-21-2013
    irishmongooserider
    1 Attachment(s)
    This is my Mongoose Pro Valiant that I totally redid last year:


    Attachment 792476
  • 08-11-2013
    irishmongooserider
    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.
  • 08-13-2013
    nummbr7
    1 Attachment(s)
    My oteroAttachment 823303
    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
  • 08-25-2013
    6sharky9
    2 Attachment(s)
    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

  • 11-10-2013
    letour32
    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







  • 11-10-2013
    Cobra8d
    7 Attachment(s)
  • 11-11-2013
    Pacific
    Great pics Cobra. We should ride sometime. Is that Otay lakes? Looks awesome.

    Good find Leotour. $40 !!
  • 11-18-2013
    Pacific
    3 Attachment(s)
    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.
  • 11-18-2013
    Cobra8d
    Great looking bike Pacific!! Best bang for the buck bike out there imo enjoy it
  • 01-04-2014
    Auztin069
    2 Attachment(s)
    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.

    Attachment 860095Attachment 860097
  • 03-05-2014
    morando6784
    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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  • 03-10-2014
    Cobra8d
    6 Attachment(s)
    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.
  • 04-12-2014
    Dirt n Dust
    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.
  • 04-23-2014
    02_NRS
    3 Attachment(s)
    Nashbar find/ 2014
    $99. + free shipping closeout. frame only.penguin paint scheme was nearly blasted for green but it survived......
  • 04-24-2014
    Dirt n Dust
    Re: post your mongoose
    One last ride. This bike is still fun.
  • 05-28-2014
    pikebait
    Here's my "pseudo-downhill" bike;
    Mongoose Blackcomb :p

    Attachment 896841
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  • 10-01-2014
    custom MTB
    3 Attachment(s)
    My Wallgoose bike
    All stock here in this pic other then the tires, other 2 pics of my upgrades
  • 10-06-2014
    Cobra8d
    2 Attachment(s)
    Just because.....:)
  • 10-30-2014
    02_NRS
    1 Attachment(s)
    1996 amplifier 2 team
    cook cranks,low usage & the quality of an early mongoose.
  • 12-07-2014
    EMX5636
    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



  • 12-15-2014
    lorsban
    1 Attachment(s)
    Re: post your mongoose
    Not a mountainbike but 29er just the same: Mongoose Maurice FS
  • 01-23-2015
    BikeLord
    1 Attachment(s)
    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. Attachment 957950
  • 01-23-2015
    morando6784
    Awesome /\
  • 01-23-2015
    EMX5636
    I almost bought that BikeLord. Good catch!
  • 01-23-2015
    BikeLord
    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.