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    post you mongoose

    didnt see a thread for mongoose pics so here it is. here's some of mine.
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    01 Valliant

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    Nice Valiant, I have a Sommet

    I have a 2002 sommet. Totally tore it down when I bought it and built it up with my own bits. I'll get a pic up as soon as I can.

    I seem to have a thing for "defunct" bike. I own 2 Schwinns, a GT and a Mongoose Pro.

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    ... and if we just ...

    at least you keep it in the family. lol

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    Here is mine, it's a 2003 Wing Comp.
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    I dont ride mine much, but it is a DH bike!
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    One more taken today, it will be going on its first night ride tonight.
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    mongoose pathfinder...dont know how good it is...somebody help

    i have a mongoose pathfinder, supposed to retail about 600 bucks. i hope its at least middle of the line. if anyone knows how old it is let me know. i am fairly new to the sport, since only mid december and have only gone a few rides. i like to xc and ive tried a little dh, but i took a major fall and would like to find some people to ride with. so i can learn a little more. looking for friends how can help me with techniques and lingo, and if i can find some people to ride with that would be awsome. i know its not really biking season but i love the sport and will continue to ride. thanks
    i know the chain has some rust, i went on a nice ride a few days ago and im going to clean it tonight
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    Here's my Mongoose Pro Sommet....

    It's my winter/beater bike. A bit dirty from my ride today. It started out as a frame that got a bunch of used "hand-me-down" parts. But I really like riding it so I always have an excuse to buy new parts for my other bikes so a "not-so-used" part can be passed down to this frame. I actually find myself riding this bike even in the summer.

    Now it's got Hayes hydros 8" in front, 6 " in back, X-7/Sram 9.0 drive train, the last version of the XT 8 speed cranks, FSA Extreme headset, White Brothers AT-3 coil 90 mm fork, Onza bar ends, DT/Hugi front wheel and a Bontrager rear wheel with a SRAM cassette, Time ATAC pedals, XTR front derailler, and Fox AVA float rear shock.

    I just got a set of new bushings (FREE) from Mongoose and it rides like new again. It's strayed a bit from the beater bike concept I started with.

    Best part is, I still get the "my gosh he's on a walmart Mongoose" look from a few people as I pass them.

    I also have 2 schwinns that I'll post. Both kept alive with the help of the nice folks over there at Pacific bikes. Great customer service so far.

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    Short Stack & Syrup?

    Here's my Mongoose IBOC Team SX from circa 1995/6
    IBOC - International Bicycle of Champions - IHOP!
    Full Carbon Tubeset with ~1998 Marz Z2's
    Still goes!
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    Mongoose (but not sure of model)

    This is my first mtn bike and still my favorite. Ive had it since '99 and has been GREAT and is still in good shape - other than a slight bend to the frame (I took it to plattykill a couple times *!%^#@) haha- my leg still has a scar from it too.
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    old mongoose

    1995 IBOC zero-g.
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    Teocali Super

    Just got it today will post some pics soon.
    Great Ride so smooth and no pedal bob.

    Pics Soon, Rhys
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash. ~Julie Furtado

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    dunno if i posted this up yet but this is the only one i still have.
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    Here's my 03 Mongoose Wing Comp

    I made a few nice additions to the frame, I swapped out the rear shock for a Cane Creek AD5, put a set of Rolfs on to get my roll on with some nice Kenda Karisma rubber, added LX shifters, LX front der, LX crankset, and an XT rear der. The fork is a Rockshox Jett, but will be swapped out later. I put on a Thomson seatpost with a very comfy WTB Rocket saddle. Amazingly she's under 30 LBS!!!
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    Looks like you have the seat rails maxed out. Why didnt you get a race face xy post with the 1 inch offset. It would set you where you need to be instead of on the front of the rails where the seat will end up breaken from too much leverage at the back of the rails.

    Seat rails hurt when they snap and jab you in the ass through the seat.

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    Thanks for the advice, I'm going to slide the seat back a lil bit.

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    Here is my "Mongoose" got it for $200, used it for riding around campus. I am so impressed with this thing because I have beat the living crap out of it and it is basically fine. (UMCP campus, going down steps all day, 3 foot drops max before it bottoms out but it doesn't mind) It has been getting hand-me-down parts from my rockhopper as I upgrade it. I've changed the fork, saddle, tires, rear rim and freewheel, pedals.
    Oh, it also weighs 32 lbs now. Its pretty damn good for what it is!
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    my new ride



    Frame: FreeDrive All Mountain 4.5/5.5" travel
    Fork: Fox TALAS R, 95-130 mm, adjustable travel, rebound and preload.
    Rear Shock: Fox RP3 air sprung, with adjustable ProPedal damping, rebound and lockout
    Crankset: TruVativ Stylo Team Giga X Pipe, 2 pc integrated spindle w/external bearings
    Bottom Bracket: Giga X Pipe
    Pedals: Shimano M520 clipless
    Front Derailleur: Deore
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.9
    Shifters: SRAM X.9 Impulse trigger shifters 9 speed
    Freewheel: SRAM PG-990 11-32T 9 speed
    Chain: KMC Z-9900
    Rims: DT swiss XR 4,1d 36h
    Tires: Schwalbe Fat Albert 2,35"
    Front Hub: Hope bulb 36h QR
    Rear Hub: Hope bulm 36h
    Spokes: DT super comp
    Nipples: DT prolock
    Front Brake: Avid Juicy 7 hydraulicdisc
    Rear Brake: Avid Juicy 7 hydraulic disc
    Brake Levers: Avid Juicy 7 hydraulic disc
    Handlebar: TruVativ Team Riser w/31.8mm clamp
    Stem: TruVativ Team forged stem w/4 bolt cap and 31.8mm clamp
    Grips: Mongoose Pro logo grip
    Headset: WTB Team w/cartridge bearing
    Saddle: SDG I-Flex I-Beam 150 grams
    Seat Post: SDG 2014 alloy I-Beam 31.6 mm
    Seat Clamp: Alloy Q/R

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    My Teocai Comp. Its been upgraded with a Pike Team in front, a Swinger 4-way Air in the back, some 2.5 Weir Wolfs, and a few other smaller things. Its made me a realy great bike.
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    Mongoose Incline Help

    Hello All!
    I have a issue with my wifes bike, its a Mongoose bought from Sportsmart, model is the Incline, the brake system really blows. I was wondering if anyone has info on upgrading to a Disc Brake system, the fork has the bosses for Disc but the rear doesnt, could I use those adapters sold on the web or could you all recommend something else. I am going to upgrade the wheelset as well. I would just sell this to buy a KHS or Giant but she loves this bike. any and all help is appreciated!
    Thanks!

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    teocali elite



    I just bought this baby from a seller on ebay. I got a good deal on it, and am pretty stoked about it. Baby feels like a cadillac, and can climb pretty well. I haven't put it through its paces yet. I just assembled it about a hour ago.
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    My Goose

    My new Goose
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    Heres my mongoose. Mountain bike converted to road commuter. Pretty light.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vmartinez
    My new Goose
    like that bike, which model is it...what kind of fork, thanks
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    My bike is the newer version of summitlt's bike. Minus those crazy modifications . I ripped off the stickers to make it look less cheesy It's all stock except for a seatcover and a new rear derailler

    Yeah I know it's a cheap $250 cosco bike. It's my only bike and it gets the job done. Never had anything break.

    Mongoose MGX D-50

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    Here's my 2003 Wing Elite.

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    the new incarnation of my teocali
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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticFalcon
    the new incarnation of my teocali
    That is a sweet paint job. Who did it??
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash. ~Julie Furtado

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    I got it done by someone on here that posted some pics in the DH forum. its actualy anodized not paint. that makes it so that the only original parts on my teocali is the front deralieur and the metal of the frame. every other part on it has been swapped out.

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    i think its a ROCKADILE

    Quote Originally Posted by KG_rider
    This is my first mtn bike and still my favorite. Ive had it since '99 and has been GREAT and is still in good shape - other than a slight bend to the frame (I took it to plattykill a couple times *!%^#@) haha- my leg still has a scar from it too.

    My wifes beated up bike is a mongoos rockadile. The frame is exactly the same.

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    my goose

    here is my old IBOC that I just resurrected a few months ago to send down to florida to have a bike to ride when I'm down there. this thing actually rips!!! I love the 4" risers to give it that old school BMX feel
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    New question here. What's the truth?

    I'm just starting to grow interest in this sport, but have quickly realized that it's expensive. I'm on a tight budget and want to buy a decent bike. I have heard to much bad gouge about Mongoose, but that seems to be all I can afford. Has anyone heard of a Mongoose Blackcomb. Is this a decent bike or should I keep on looking. I just want to be able to keep up with other local riders. GUIDE ME TO RIDING SALVATION!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicho83
    I'm just starting to grow interest in this sport, but have quickly realized that it's expensive. I'm on a tight budget and want to buy a decent bike. I have heard to much bad gouge about Mongoose, but that seems to be all I can afford. Has anyone heard of a Mongoose Blackcomb. Is this a decent bike or should I keep on looking. I just want to be able to keep up with other local riders. GUIDE ME TO RIDING SALVATION!!!
    I had to start out on a budget, too, so last week I went to Walmart and got a Mongoose XR 250. It's dual suspension, shimano gears, front disc, etc. It's a bit heavy, probably 40 pounds or so, but it's getting me out on the trails at a fraction of the cost until I can upgrade down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticFalcon
    I got it done by someone on here that posted some pics in the DH forum. its actualy anodized not paint. that makes it so that the only original parts on my teocali is the front deralieur and the metal of the frame. every other part on it has been swapped out.
    Sweet frame, have you built it up yet?

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    Here it is built up but with the tiny little trainer tire and pedals
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    Sweet, dude! That's an exceptional bike. I've always had a soft spot for Mongoose cycles. It was my first mtn bike. It's good to see them climbing back atop the ladder again.

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    my g3 and my hop up D60

    Here is my rides!
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    My 1998 Mongoose Pro NX7.5

    2005 Marzocchi Comp Eta 120mm/XT Crankset/XT Shifters/XT Derailleurs/LX Brakes/Vuelta Vision/Ritchey Pro Stem/Scott Strike Pro Bars/IRC Mythos XC
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    Remember this?

    1999 (?) NX 9.7 with some parts upgrade.
    This bike was so popular in Japan at that time and called ski resort corolla.
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    wow man, that is a cool bike...1999? looks like design of today...that's a keeper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamantane
    wow man, that is a cool bike...1999? looks like design of today...that's a keeper!
    Yeah that bike is awesome looking. Sweet.

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    Thanks guys. Here is another shot.
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    My 2005 mongoose fireball, bought the frame only and set it up for all -mountain duty



    its a heavy frame but i guess it will be sturdy enough for a 200lbs aggresive rider like me, hope u like it guys

    specs:
    fork: rs tora 318, u-turn
    tom ritchey zero system wheelset
    dabomb seatpost and saddle and grips
    turbolite stem and handlebar
    cane creek s-2 headset
    truvative stylo team crank
    the rest are deore parts

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    Ask and ye shall receive...

    My new AM rig


    Mongoose 2005:
    Frame: Teocali
    Rear Shock: Fox RP3 with platform
    Forks: Fox Talas R
    Bars/Stem: Truvativ Team
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7's
    Grips: Mongoosey things
    Saddle: SDG I-Flex
    Seatpost: SDB I-beam 2014
    Derailleurs: X-9 rear, Deore front
    Cranks: Truvativ Stylo Team
    Pedals: Mongoosey platform things
    Cassette: PG990
    Wheels: WTB Laserdisc Lite
    Tires: WTB Exiwolfs

    Still can't decide if I want to put barends on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin.mac.au
    Ask and ye shall receive...

    My new AM rig


    Mongoose 2005:
    Frame: Teocali
    Rear Shock: Fox RP3 with platform
    Forks: Fox Talas R
    Bars/Stem: Truvativ Team
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7's
    Grips: Mongoosey things
    Saddle: SDG I-Flex
    Seatpost: SDB I-beam 2014
    Derailleurs: X-9 rear, Deore front
    Cranks: Truvativ Stylo Team
    Pedals: Mongoosey platform things
    Cassette: PG990
    Wheels: WTB Laserdisc Lite
    Tires: WTB Exiwolfs

    Still can't decide if I want to put barends on it.

    nice bike, gotta get one of those I-beams for meself...that photo of Tivoli looks like China
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    heres mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by summitlt
    I dont ride mine much, but it is a DH bike!
    That thing is a freak of nature.

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    06' Bdd/66

    My new Goose!
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    Mongoose Blackcomb

    Just new to here. Got a (gasp) Blackcomb.
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    Hey This dosent Compare to any of your but 06' Tyax Comp



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    No Goose is ever crappy, except this one!

    [QUOTE=comp]Hey This dosent Compare to any of your but 06' Tyax Comp

    Hey Comp, your Goose is cool. Could be a lot worse, could be this one! The crappy "element" fork barely compresses anymore!

    I'm upgrading my Blackcomb and putting all the old Blackcomb parts on this thing. One day it'll be decent, one day.
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    my pos hardtail
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    My new Teocali Elite




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    I love that colour scheme. It looks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin.mac.au
    I love that colour scheme. It looks awesome.
    Thanks, I appreciate the compliment.

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    Blackcomb with Mags

    Maybe I am just making up for the fact I never had mags on any of my BMX bikes when I was a kid.
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    My Super Duper Super

    Here she is. The pride and joy. There is no way you can find a better bike for the money! The Teocali Super took third in the $2200 bike shootout to specialized and kona. Only the bike only costs $1900 and they listed it for $2200! Oh well, still a great showing for the geese.

    Upgrades:
    Wipperman Connex chain
    Stan's Tubeless-amazing
    BicycleLights.com lighting kit
    Salsa Bashguard
    Easton Carbon seatpost
    Terry Fly saddle
    Bontranger Carbon OS bars
    Richey Grips





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    2200.00 is probably the MSRP, which is almost always more than what the consumer actually pays.

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    I just bought a 1999 (?) NX 7.1, similar to the 7.5 poster earlier but with cheaper components. It has become my project city riding bike as I have a Fisher Cake for heavy duty MTB riding.
    I plan to save up and buy a better front fork as it has Rock shock jett c on it which is like riding a pogo stick. Looks pretty cool though, not to much damage to it either.

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    Man that Blackcomb looks odd !!

    I have a bog standard Teocali Comp.

    Plans include air shocks all round ( i can't seem to loose weight, so the bike will have to), and Hope Mono M4 brakes to replace the Sole's.

    Have to say the bike handles really nice. Especially like the Freedrive system eliminating pedal bob.

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    stucol.... I agree with you.... that bike looks strange. I'm not knocking on his bike, but just expressing my opinion.

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    What part looks strange? The frame itself, modifications I've done, or both.

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    This is my goose. Using it for trail riding and light freeriding
    Hoping to upgrade the rear shok into a marzo roco air and the fork to a marzo all mountain sl

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    i have a 06 amasa elite ill try to get some pics up soon

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    Any comments on the WING COMP?

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    Here is my 1993 Mongoose IBOC Comp I acquired several weeks ago. I sure haven't found much information on these bikes. It is outfitted with Shimano LX, DX and XT throughout. 1.5" slicks on it right now. I painted the frame with Rust-oleum "Hammered" Black to give it a bit of a Rat look.


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    Also posted in the AM forum


    The trail giveth, The trail taketh away

    '06 Mongoose Teocali Elite

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    This is my '05 Mongoose Hardluck. I've just spent my whole saturday morning giving it a good service, as well as bolting up my new raceface bashguard! It's all stock apart from the bashguard and the S.D.G Bel-Air FX. It's definitely one of my 'pride and joys'.

    Let me know what you think!
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    My '06 Mongoose Blackcomb









    It's completely stock right now. I might upgrade to a better front fork and rear shock if I find a good deal on ebay. Other than that, I don't want to put too much money into it. I've ridden it a lot over the past 4 weeks on some good single track. Beginner and Intermediate trails. It's taken a few small drops without problem. It handles the rough terrain well and does a good job sprinting downhill. Climbing is a little rough, due to the weight (about 38lbs) and the crappy shocks. Everything else is working flawlessly!

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    Just got my new Canaan from Performance. I still have to shorten the front brake line and get everything adjusted. I've already switched out the 110mm stem for a 100mm and installed some old time ATAC pedals. I was surprised to see a 31.6mm seatpost instead of the 27.2mm spec'd on the Mongoose website. Can't wait to ride it this weekend.

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    How'd it go?

    I just a review of the 'Team' in a mag in the UK (not sure which). It won the group test. The mag said the freedrive was excellent in the lower travel format and thought the elite might be better than the team as it didn't have the reactive fox fork. I was wondering if you report how the ride went. I like the Teocali but am not sure if I need the extra travel and the weight. This bike has an awesome frame design and looks really well with the silver finish.

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    Canaan Elite

    I was wondering if you report how the ride went.
    Only one ride so far, a 14 mile loop of mostly fireroad climbs and descents on mixed terrain. The bike rides great, no pedal feedback, great traction while climbing, and very stable going downhill. It feels solid, well designed, and has some nice components for the money. The horizontal top tube length is on the long side at 23.5" (med frame) but this works well with a shorter stem to quicken the steering a tad with the slacker than average (in this category) 69.5 deg head angle. BTW, the Mongoose website lists a Fox RP3 and a 27.2mm seat post for this bike. It comes with a Fox RP2 shock and a 31.6mm seat post.

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    Teocali Comp

    MODS:
    RS REV 426 dual air uturn with poploc
    WTB Rocket V Pro
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    Thomson X4 90mm 10degree stem

    On order
    Salsa skewers (red)
    ODI ruffian grips with red clamps

    Future:
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    here is my bad boy. paid 90 bucks for it at a pawn store with a flat rear tire.
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    Hey guys saying from Australia!! anywhoo i got a new bike recently a 2006 Mongoose Black Diamond Double.
    Upgrades:
    -Saint Hubs
    -Saint Brakes
    -Saint Derailleur
    -Truvativ Hozlefeller Bars
    -CrankBrothers 5050xx Pedals Gold/Black
    -Wippermann Connex 904 Chain
    -A Lizard Skin
    -A Deore Shifter and Front Derailleur - these were already on the bike when i got it so i dunno i think it comes stock with X-7.

    But yeah it pleases a 14yr Aussie kid
    Note this Picture was taken the day i got it...the 505xx's, wippermann etc are not on the bike








    and one with the 505xx's but bad angle so you cant see the label oh well


    Oh and A Lizard Skin


    thats all thanks for looking and im out

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    '95 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G

    Nothing stock left except the seatpost and BB... got it new in late '95 and it's been my main bike for 12 years (I just finally got a road bike, though). It's had a few stints in mothballs but it's served me well over the years and lately it's been back up and running again.
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    you take great pictures, have you upgraded yet? Any other comments about the blackcomb?

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    You know with my riding get more on the aggressve side I'm wondering if I should have gonw with the DD. I'm totally sold on the idrive system.

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    Upgraded Teocali Comp

    Rockshox Pike 454 dual air with pop loc adjust
    Spank 50mm 2 timer stem
    Shimano DX flat pedals
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    Da Bomb Camo rims

    everything else is still stock but waiting for my Pearl 3.1 Rear shock
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    Ive only heard bad things about the pearl air, try the Marzocchi Roco Air R, its cheap and fits the suspension curve on the teocali very well. Its also RED too, so it matches ur frame well

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    Here's my 06 Teo chillin' on a log and enjoying the feel of this forest.


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    the first pic = speechless....

    nice shot and nicely equiped bike

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    My 05 with:
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    and some other upgrades for my aggro stylez
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    yeahhh shes a bute =)

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    Sorry!! had some problems, how I can delete this post??
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    My 04 Wing Comp, It is a nice bike the frame is heavy and strong at the same time, The only weakness are the shocks, I got it new in the box from ebay for $278 last fall. I upgraded rear derailleur to Deor LX and added a front disk brake. For the rides that I do here in PA it is worth the money, It is smooth and it took stood to the roocky trerrain until last week when I blew the rear shock. I am still in the process of getting a new rear shock but I having trouble finding a decent one under $200 since I don't want to put a lot of money in the bike.

    What experience are you guys havingwith the Mongoose Wing Comp?


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    04 Mongoose Wing Comp

    My 04 Wing Comp, It is a nice bike the frame is heavy and strong at the same time, The only weakness are the shocks, I got it new in the box from eBay for $278 last fall. I upgraded rear derailleur to Deor LX and added a front disk brake. For the rides that I do here in PA it is worth the money, It is smooth and it took stood to the rocky terrain until last week when I blew the rear shock. I am still in the process of getting a new rear shock but I having trouble finding a decent one under $200 since I don't want to put a lot of money in the bike.

    What experience are you guys havingwith the Mongoose Wing Comp?


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    04 Mongoose Wing Comp

    My 04 Wing Comp, It is a nice bike the frame is heavy and strong at the same time, The only weakness are the shocks, I got it new in the box from eBay for $278 last fall. I upgraded rear derailleur to Deor LX and added a front disk brake. For the rides that I do here in PA it is worth the money, It is smooth and it took stood to the rocky terrain until last week when I blew the rear shock. I am still in the process of getting a new rear shock but I having trouble finding a decent one under $200 since I don't want to put a lot of money in the bike.

    What experience are you guys having with the Mongoose Wing Comp?
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    A couple pics of my rig before upgrading some stuff. I plan on totally overhauling the bike piece by piece. I have a set of Titec El Norte (31.8) bars and a Truvativ Hozlefeller stem that should be here tomorrow. I also have a disc brake for the rear that should be here this week. I'll post some pics after I get all that installed. Next on the list? I'm going to replace the shock (maybe with a fox) and the fork... still undecided on which one, but I want 150mm of travel. I'm also going to move to Saint components. Any suggestions let me hear em.
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    My bike again

    ...without the high handlebars, and a Nashbar adjustable stem.
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    Here's my baby Black Diamond with some upgrades like
    bb7's
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    Intence lockons
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    and 9 speed casette

    Pictures are not great but the bike is
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    2007 Mongoose Otero Stock. not bad for $650.00 rig. with few air shot here and there.
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    Is the rear shock Coil or Air?

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    Here is my 06 ritual. it was a great bike but I need cash pm me if you wanna make an offer.
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    Hi All,

    My bike is 2008 Black Diamond Single. Here is my mongoose mountain bike, have a glance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertf15
    My 04 Wing Comp, It is a nice bike the frame is heavy and strong at the same time, The only weakness are the shocks, I got it new in the box from eBay for $278 last fall. I upgraded rear derailleur to Deor LX and added a front disk brake. For the rides that I do here in PA it is worth the money, It is smooth and it took stood to the rocky terrain until last week when I blew the rear shock. I am still in the process of getting a new rear shock but I having trouble finding a decent one under $200 since I don't want to put a lot of money in the bike.

    What experience are you guys having with the Mongoose Wing Comp?
    I'll speak for my Wing Comp, as you pointed out the main weakness is the suspension. I replaced my rear shock with a Fox float that I bought from Ebay; that made a world of difference. I have a Rockshox Psylo on the front, not everyones favorite fork, which combined with the rear shock make a decent combo. I don't ride it much these days since I bought a couple of other bikes in the past couple of years but its still a fun ride when I do take it out.


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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bringdoom
    Here is my 06 ritual. it was a great bike but I need cash pm me if you wanna make an offer.
    Don't the Rituals have like a stupid-long top tube? Like 23" or something? I can't remember. I'm like 5'8" on a good day, don't think I could handle that, but I like the frame. Why no size options, I ask!?
    Also, what bars are those?
    Got a price in mind yet?

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    Finished the Grand Marquis today.
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    I have search far and wide for a stores that sell Mongoose Pro bikes. With the exception of one bike that I found at Dick's, no other store online or that I have gone to carries them. Where did you get yours??? Let me know man. BTW nice bike set up.

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    I have search far and wide for a stores that sell Mongoose Pro bikes. With the exception of one bike that I found at Dick's, no other store online or that I have gone to carries them. Where did you get yours??? Let me know man. BTW nice bike set up.

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    My bike is Mongoose otero elite 2007. The original rear shock is so bad that i changed it to manitou radium rl (with lockout). Also i changed the stem to 90mm 30 degree Zoom stem, because the original 110mm 5 degree stem was to long for technical use, i didn`t like that! With new stem it also more comfortable doing drops. I think it`s nice bike!




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    my new DH/FR rig, an 08 mongoose black diamond double
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    Ahhhh, that sucks! I have an 07 BD3 that I am currently stripping to have custom powdercoated bright candy gold because ON THE WEBSITE the Double's gold color looked a little dull. Looks pretty damn sharp to me!
    But I'll be doing some custom touches as well, like gold pearl and red metal flake as well, plus I had custom red foil decals made up for it already.
    But yours looks really really good!
    Here's mine so far...
    Swapped out the air shock for a DHX coil, 06 66RC2X, SunRingle A.D.D. wheelset, Diabolus cranks... pretty basic compared to the last 3 or 4 bikes i've had. And whaddaya know..it's 3 times the fun!

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    Oh, ha! And that's my $3000+ bike next to my "new" $700 shuttle truck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillseeker
    Oh, ha! And that's my $3000+ bike next to my "new" $700 shuttle truck!

    Hey a mans gotta have his prioritys, lol. I like those bd's. A guy was selling a double frame and shock locally that I really wanted to get, just gotta get my dj bike finished first.

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    Here's my Mongoose Grand Marquis

    Put a few updates on the bike. Like Coffeegeek, I picked a spare/second frame on EBAY for when this one eventually craps out. If this bike is anything like my old sommet, then I assume the Virtual Pivots behind the BB will wear out first.

    The DHX air can is sleeved down (per the Turner forum) which makes it ride much better. There is just enough room for the DHX 5.0 if you take the bottom out knob off after you set it up.

    The fork is an All Mountain 150 mm travel. With the steerer tube set at 69 deg, the extra inch of travel up front doesn't seem to throw off the geometry too much.

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    Hey Reek,
    How does it climb? I have not taken mine out yet.

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    Not the best climber

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeegeek2112
    Hey Reek,
    How does it climb? I have not taken mine out yet.

    The seat tube angle is a bit too lax and makes for a down hill friendly cockpit but puts weight a bit too far back to climb in the saddle. As you can see by my pic, my saddle is pushed way forward. It's definitely lighter than my Black Diamond but my BD almost feels nicer to climb on - an it has a super T on the front. my problem might be that these Grand Marquis came with 100/120 mm front forks and I'm using a 150mm fork. I was contemplating using an old Race face XY post but install it backwards to offset forward. Not sure about this.

    If I remember, you're using a 7.875 shock correct? this might help a bit with the seat tube ankle AND should raise your BB height about an inch. with the spec'd 7.5 eye to eye shock on the six inch setting, the BB is at 12.5 inches. The DHX definitely killed the bobbing that came in the 6 inch setting with the original fox coil.

    Enjoy your first ride.

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    Tee Hee! See that white BD3 I posted above???
    I got bored today and it looks like this now!!!!


    I had some fully custom decals made up as I had PLANNED on having it PC'd Gold, but the guy won't call me back. So screw him, the polished frame looks just as sick, just threw all the gold and silver components off my hardtail on the BD3! Thing looks friggin FAST!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reek
    The seat tube angle is a bit too lax and makes for a down hill friendly cockpit but puts weight a bit too far back to climb in the saddle. As you can see by my pic, my saddle is pushed way forward. It's definitely lighter than my Black Diamond but my BD almost feels nicer to climb on - an it has a super T on the front. my problem might be that these Grand Marquis came with 100/120 mm front forks and I'm using a 150mm fork. I was contemplating using an old Race face XY post but install it backwards to offset forward. Not sure about this.

    If I remember, you're using a 7.875 shock correct? this might help a bit with the seat tube ankle AND should raise your BB height about an inch. with the spec'd 7.5 eye to eye shock on the six inch setting, the BB is at 12.5 inches. The DHX definitely killed the bobbing that came in the 6 inch setting with the original fox coil.

    Enjoy your first ride.

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    I have a 7.5 in shock and I went with the 100mm fork. I think it feels pretty balanced. I was just worried about the bob effect.

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    Happy Holidays!

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeegeek2112
    I have a 7.5 in shock and I went with the 100mm fork. I think it feels pretty balanced. I was just worried about the bob effect.

    Your bike may ride better since I think my GM may be a bit 'choppered' out trying to make it a 6 inch travel bike. I'm moving back to Northern Cal shortly so we'll see how the frame holds up to Downieville and Auburn.

    REEK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reek
    Your bike may ride better since I think my GM may be a bit 'choppered' out trying to make it a 6 inch travel bike. I'm moving back to Northern Cal shortly so we'll see how the frame holds up to Downieville and Auburn.

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    When you move up here I hope to see you on the trail. My riding partner and I ride the auburn area most of the time. I f-ed up before I bid on the frame. I didnt realize it was a freeride frame. I wanted an am / xc frame. It seems lighter or close to the same as my old I-drive, so I am hoping it climbs just as well. I guess we will see.

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    Don't consider it an "F" up

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeegeek2112
    When you move up here I hope to see you on the trail. My riding partner and I ride the auburn area most of the time. I f-ed up before I bid on the frame. I didnt realize it was a freeride frame. I wanted an am / xc frame. It seems lighter or close to the same as my old I-drive, so I am hoping it climbs just as well. I guess we will see.

    I think your set up will work probably better than mine. The frame itself is actually light enough for an all purpose trail bike. And set at 4 or 5 inches in the rear and 4 or 5 inches in the front, there should be less bob than my set up as well as a slight steepening of the angles.

    I'm just hell bent on keeping it as 6 inches front and back as I own too many bikes in the 5 inch range - you know, so I don't feel so guilty about having too many similar bikes.

    As for Sac, got several ridding buddies out there from when I worked there. The all email me about the rides the go on while I wallow in the baltimore rain. Just signed on for a new job to start in September.

    I'll PM you about the Mongoose by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reek
    I think your set up will work probably better than mine. The frame itself is actually light enough for an all purpose trail bike. And set at 4 or 5 inches in the rear and 4 or 5 inches in the front, there should be less bob than my set up as well as a slight steepening of the angles.

    I'm just hell bent on keeping it as 6 inches front and back as I own too many bikes in the 5 inch range - you know, so I don't feel so guilty about having too many similar bikes.

    As for Sac, got several ridding buddies out there from when I worked there. The all email me about the rides the go on while I wallow in the baltimore rain. Just signed on for a new job to start in September.

    I'll PM you about the Mongoose by the way.

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    I hear you about to many bikes. This just replaced my old i-drive frame. I find myself riding the hardtails more and more. The baltimore weather must stink.

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    This is how the PanzerGoose ended. From a AM/Trail bike to a AM/FR bike. My mechanic (Dr Spoke in Stockholm) managed to extend the stroke to +6" by tuning in the 5th Element shock. It's a MZ Z1 Fr 1 150mm in the front end and Halo Tornado Wheels. Gear controls, brakes (not discs), cranks and seat clamp, are orginal parts. Nothing else...

    Shes going to be burried in a swamp she's concered many times. She has a fatal crack in the top tube. Just in the weld to the head tube. Allmost all the way around.

    A Intense 6.6SS is on its way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmartinez
    My new Goose
    is that a black diamond frame?

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    Dang, dude..he posted that pic 3 YEARS ago! But yeah...it was a Black Diamond frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reek
    Put a few updates on the bike. Like Coffeegeek, I picked a spare/second frame on EBAY for when this one eventually craps out. If this bike is anything like my old sommet, then I assume the Virtual Pivots behind the BB will wear out first.

    The DHX air can is sleeved down (per the Turner forum) which makes it ride much better. There is just enough room for the DHX 5.0 if you take the bottom out knob off after you set it up.

    The fork is an All Mountain 150 mm travel. With the steerer tube set at 69 deg, the extra inch of travel up front doesn't seem to throw off the geometry too much.

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    trailbear are excellent tires, good choice
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    Love em

    Quote Originally Posted by adamantane
    trailbear are excellent tires, good choice
    a 2.5 trailbear up front and a 2.1 fire XC or mythos XC for trail riding has been my setup for alost 8 years. I know there's new and improved tire treads out there but I love this set up, I can predict the rear tire drift, climbing is not as painful since the rear rotational weight is relatively low, and I don't seem to pinch flat as much as I thought I would when I first started using this set up.

    Once my last Trailbear is gone, not sure what I'll go with, since it seems I can only find 2.25's on line now.

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    good for the money

    Quote Originally Posted by fchan
    Any comments on the WING COMP?
    this is the bike I got about six months ago, it has done very well.

    Had to do some minor adjustments, but you always do on a new bike unless you put it together yourself or at the LBS.

    If its new the components should be pretty good. The guy at my bike shop said they were simliar to what they had there, in a higher end, you know, 1000$ and up.

    I am very happy.

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    Here is my 03 valient and my beater

    Anyone know the model of my Alum mongoose frame? Older frame , but no clue which one it is.
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    I just bought a new 2007 teocali. I've got to say its great to see mongoose really
    producing some quality bikes. I remember as a kid being the man because
    I had a mongoose BMX while all my friends had huffy's and murray"s. To say
    I do'nt wish that had some big name boutique bike would be a lie; but that's only
    because way down deep I truly am a ego maniac who wants everyone to oh and
    ah over my new ride. But the truth is they would'nt ride any better, last any longer
    or make me love the sport any more than I already do. I bought the comp knowing
    that I already owned a desent parts group and that I was going to use those parts
    (all mountain 3 fork, swinger 6 way coil, cane creek zono rims,Lx external bearing
    cranks, and XT drive train). After doing a couple rides with the stock set up I was
    pretty impressed. So much so I actually kept a fair amount of the stock parts;
    and what I did'nt keep I put on my old frame to use as a spare bike. I am disapointed
    in that my swinger coil fit so tightly between the seat towers that I was'nt comfortable
    using it or any coil for that matter.Probably for the best. I had a spare manitou
    radium RL. That shaved some weight bringing the bike down to 30.5lbs.
    I have to say its good to see that people can go out spend $1000 and have a
    dependable, capable dual suspension, bike with a great parts kit.


    2007 teocali comp
    marzocchi all mountain 3
    manitou radium rl
    truvativ 90 mm stem
    easton 31.8 bar
    cane creek zonos rims
    race face bash ring

    (stock parts kept)
    tektro hydraulic disc brakes
    sx-5 shifters & rear derailer
    fsa splined crankset
    mongoose seat post



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    '07 Teocali Comp

    I was trying to decide between a Black Diamond Single or the Teocali Comp. I figured the Teocali would better suite my style of riding (AM), so here it is, stock:
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider4jesus
    I just bought a new 2007 teocali. I've got to say its great to see mongoose really
    producing some quality bikes. I remember as a kid being the man because
    I had a mongoose BMX while all my friends had huffy's and murray"s. To say
    I do'nt wish that had some big name boutique bike would be a lie; but that's only
    because way down deep I truly am a ego maniac who wants everyone to oh and
    ah over my new ride. But the truth is they would'nt ride any better, last any longer
    or make me love the sport any more than I already do.
    I have a lot of respect for you to purchase a Mongoose and control your ego. I was in the same situation when I was younger. Riding around on a Mongoose Menace. My next mountain bike will be a Mongoose, and it will make me proud and help my ego!

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    After found +10 frame cracks in my Teocali after 2,5 years of use...I'm rebuilding the bike on a Intense frame now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PanzerGoose
    After found +10 frame cracks in my Teocali after 2,5 years of use...I'm rebuilding the bike on a Intense frame now...
    I hope they have found the source of the Teocali frame cracks. Enjoy your Intense frame.

    I am still undecided on what Mongoose mtb I am going to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PanzerGoose
    After found +10 frame cracks in my Teocali after 2,5 years of use...I'm rebuilding the bike on a Intense frame now...
    What year was yours? Their warrenty on the frame is 3 years. Go get a new frame.

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    This thread seems to have stalled....



    Look out!!



    Teocali Super on Slickrock, March 2008. 2800 miles and still going strong (ok, w/ new rear triangle, suspension linkage, etc. )



    And this is the Teocali stomping ground - Happy Jack (background) and Vedauwoo (foreground) in the Pole Mountain area of Medicine Bow National Forest, I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne, WY.

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    Dauwalt, you have a STRANGE lever technique. Looks like smashed/bloody knuckles in a panic stop to me...


    And in the last 2-3 months, I sold my 1-2 month old Black Diamond and built this. Got it straight out of Eric Carter's garage! Nuthin like a sig frame from the signer!

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    i didn't know mongoose made a dh bike other then the black diamond and ecd.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Formerbmx37
    so if a put a card in my spokes could i trick people in to thinking my bike is good

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    Yes Mongoose 2000, NXDH & 1999, NX9.7
    it was a real dh back then..

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    It's a singlespeed but what the hell.....

    My new ride....


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    Quote Originally Posted by abmtnbkr
    My new ride....

    I have been checking that one out a lot on mongoose.com. How much did you pay for it? If I want to get it, I will need to special order it from the local shop, and I don't even know if I will like the ride of it!

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    I paid 529.00 for it at my local Performance Bike shop. Unless your bike shop has a good return policy, I would highly recommend you test ride before buying. It would suck if you special order it then end up not liking it. I can tell you this bike has been all fun....

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    How much did you pay for it?... u star whit $100.00 and u end spending $3,000.00

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    My first Goose

    Here it is, First serious FS bike. Picked it up on satuday and have been loving it since. Hope it lasts, and I can't wait for more singletrack slaughter.

    Bike is stock except for some heavy duty tubes...
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    I finally finished building my Mongoose Grand Marquis:


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    here's my goose

    loving it so far.....
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    1996 IBOC Pro-SX

    Here's my 1996 IBOC Pro-SX. I bought the frame from Al's Cycle & Fitness in Medford, OR in 1996. I built it up during the '96-'97 winter.

    In December '97 or '98 I removed the Gripshift X-Ray shifters and put XTR M-951 shifters on it. I especially like the Syncros Pro Titanium seatpost. The seat stays flexed like crazy due to the XT V-brakes, so I put one of those Shimano carbon brake boosters on it. I figured the 63mm '97 Judy SL could use on too. The wheelset is made up of Mavic 217 rims, White Industries hubs, and 15g straight spokes.

    I loved that bike when I originally put it together. It sits in the garage now, minus a lot of parts. I'd like to build it back up as a single speed bike to ride around the neighborhood with my kids.
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    Neat bikes, neat company. I think a lot of the high end stuff from Mongoose, GT and Schwinn is thanks to Dorel.

    It's neat that Mongoose makes entry level bikes all the way to pro rigs.

    My Canaan Elite gets here on Thursday. Its stock but I'll post pix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnawbonelefty


    Damnit...I WANT one of those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillseeker
    Damnit...I WANT one of those!
    It's a nice bike, Heavyish for all mountain use, but very durable, mine is a custom frame only, as featured with a fox rlc fork , wtb wheels, race face downhill crank, saint brakes and sram x9 twisties. a great climber and descender. the shock setup is very persnickity, it took a while to dial it in perfectly, too little air pressure and it has lots of bobbing, too much pressure and the rebound was too fast even with it fully damped, the tst5 feature of the shock is a joke, but with it turned off, it is very plush..

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    Can I ask where you got it and what it cost ya for the frame-only? Mongoose doesn't offer it that way, but I know of a shop that will. He's out of ALL non-XC Mongoose bikes right now. Should just save up for the 09 DH rig and a Nugget...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillseeker
    Can I ask where you got it and what it cost ya for the frame-only? Mongoose doesn't offer it that way, but I know of a shop that will. He's out of ALL non-XC Mongoose bikes right now. Should just save up for the 09 DH rig and a Nugget...

    I split the cost with someone looking for a parts kit for a 6.6, It worked to be a good deal for both of us. The stock parts are all top shelf

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    yo trillseeker check your pm's

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    2006 Mongoose Pro Wing Elite

    Does anyone own this bike i would like to know if it's a good bike just for regular rides, not for trails? and can parts be upgraded. Fedex will deliver tomorrow

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    Use to race with 80cc moto X fork 8 to 10 inch up front and modified rear link for 8 inch in the rear, in those days six inch was the max from all the cie.




    Still have one more OEM


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    Mongoose xr comp 130mm Marzocchi z1 forks, fox shock, shimano deore hydraulic brakes..
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    i wish i would have got the comp instead of a blackcomb....or maybe and older better bike....

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    Quote Originally Posted by prestavalve


    This is my goose. Using it for trail riding and light freeriding
    Hoping to upgrade the rear shok into a marzo roco air and the fork to a marzo all mountain sl
    Do you know how much the teocalli can handle up front? As much as I love my pike, I need a bit more beef up front.

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    the new mongooses are sweet(the ec-d, the balck diamond, the teocali super) but the older ones are just crap and so are the ones from walmart.

    some of you guys have nice bikes.
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    I think the older ones are good also,it matters what model you got,but the dept. store ones are crap.I remember when I was a kid growing up in the 70's how it was every kids dream to own an Mongoose or Redline BMX(This was before the MTB craze started),now they're all over the place and the names been dragged through the mud because of the dept. store junk.They have a bad stigma attached to them now,but they still make very good bikes.I just bought a '08 Canaan Team frame and I just know someone will have something to say about it,but I don't care because I know it's a good frame

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    Well,I received my Mongoose Canaan Team frame today....




    Very nice frame and for $500(seat post was not included) a good deal I think!Will post pictures of it built up ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    the new mongooses are sweet(the ec-d, the balck diamond, the teocali super) but the older ones are just crap and so are the ones from walmart.

    some of you guys have nice bikes.
    If a bike works and serves the riders purpose how does that make it crap, I have a Mongoose Teocali and I also got a Mongoose Tactic I got on clearance at Kmart for $150 and I can ride any trails on it that I ride the Teocali or your bike for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivisect_VI
    If a bike works and serves the riders purpose how does that make it crap, I have a Mongoose Teocali and I also got a Mongoose Tactic I got on clearance at Kmart for $150 and I can ride any trails on it that I ride the Teocali or your bike for that matter.
    If you can't tell the difference between your teo and your BSO mongoose, that's fine for you, but do me a favor and when the bso breaks dispose of it properly don't abandon it on the side of the trail, I've hauled 3 out of the woods so far this year..

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    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.

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    Look guys,I'm sure he can tell the difference because if he couldn't why spend $1500 on the bike in the first place.I think he's just saying he can get along fine with the cheaper one if he has to,not that it can replace his more expensive bike.

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    Anyways,here's my humble Team build...





    I really like it so far,the FS has really helped my old and brittle bones.If you'd like the list of components let me know and I'll list them.The LBS really did a number on the Mongoose logos on the seat tube,not a huge deal,but still.

    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    the new mongooses are sweet...but the older ones are just crap
    Yeah, the IBOC Team-SX and IBOC Pro-SX (Ritchey Logic tubing - 17" weighs in at 3.7 pounds) are just crap frames. yawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillseeker
    I wish people would stop ****ing comparing department store bikes to the real deal! Jeezusfuk!! NOT THE SAME THING! It's seriously like comparing caviar to cheese spread. Department store frames are not heat treated, just to split the difference in the most simple form of understanding. They were not designed, tested, then redesigned for maximum performance. They did not undergo heavy test sessions under the asses of pro riders such as Eric Carter, Andrew Cho and Andrew Neethling!
    They were designed for the masses of "average americans" who will probably never actually ride the POS and it will do not much more than sit next to the barbecue grill collecting spider webs.
    If you seriously "can't tell the difference" between your $150 bike and your $1500 bike...you're
    A: An absolute moron.

    B: An absolute moron who doesn't ride either bike.
    C: A handicapped mron who can't ride either.
    D: Too f*cking fat to get on either.

    Or most likely
    F: Don't actually own a real bike.

    For some one who can't read you shouldnt call people morons, heres exactly what i wrote,

    "If a bike works and serves the riders purpose how does that make it crap, I have a Mongoose Teocali and I also got a Mongoose Tactic I got on clearance at Kmart for $150 and I can ride any trails on it that I ride the Teocali or your bike for that matter."

    .... if you have trouble reading it, get an adult to read it for you .

    The Tactic is my ride around the Nieborhood bike because the other one will get stolen where I live no matter how many locks or what locks I use and I cant justify spending another $1000 dollars on a secondary bike. Also the bicycle shaped object stuff is mostly just B.S., I've never seen any one I know have any problems with even barely maintained cheap bikes falling apart and killing them. I'm starting to wonder why I signed up here if this is the kind childish posts that are made, people trolling forums just to tell people their bikes are crap is just plain sad.

    P.S. thrillseeker, you need to learn to read and grow up!

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    Perhaps comparing a $150 to a $1500 bike by "riding around your neighborhood" isn't really worthy of you running your mouth? 90% of the trails I like to ride I would seriously not even advise you trying to run the Teo on. And you're trying to tell me you can ride your WallyWorld Special on these?
    I bought an El Cheapo for my wife and ripped the brake bosses off the fork doing a quickie little nose manual for my daughters. They're SHITE.
    But whatever! Thanks to those masses of people who buy them, the top line Mongoose stuff is cheap as hell, so keep buyin!

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    Whos the one runnin his mouth? I remember being call a moron by someone who seems to have trouble reading. As I said before you need to learn to read and grow up. Also if your so positive their such dangerous pieces of crap why would you by one for your wife? Sounds to me you will just say what ever takes to be right. Broke of the Brake bosses ? I find that hard to believe, and if so it sure is hell isnt a common occurance, with probably 90% of the bikes in the world being cheap department store bike if they were as dangerous as all this bike shop propaganda wants us to believe the death rate would be higher than death from cancer.

    I'm well aware the quality of the bikes isn't as high and they are usually way heavier than bike shop bikes but they are not death traps if assembled by someone that knows what they are doing. I have done plenty of XC riding on cheap bikes and never had any issues, Ive also done the same on good bikes that made it easier because they were lighter, had a smoother rides if they had suspenson, shifting didnt need adjusting as often, and required less maintanence, I bought the better bike for lighter wieght and better suspention and for jumping. Anyhow this all I got to say on this, say what ever you want I dont plan to respond but im sure you will want to get in the last word any way.

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    Who needs to grow up now? This isn't a game of "last word" this is about people like you blabbering on about these $100 bikes being able to do what engineered bikes can do. It's bad enough having an inexperienced rider on a trail that's even slightly outside their skill level, the last thing they need to think is that their rig is up to the task when it's the only thing they're most likely relying on to get them through.

    And as for your completely retarded question about a POS bike for my wife...? Because she's one of the masses that let's it sit against the barbecue grill all summer long. All she needs it to do is keep up with my 4 year old on training wheels every saturday for 20 minutes. And I barely trust it to do that. Which is why my "wife" is "getting" a Khyber...that happens to be about my size.

    Made simple: If all bikes were created equal there wouldn't be $6000 bikes and $100 bikes. What's that old saying..."You don't bring a knife to a gun fight." But perhaps in-town paved bike trails don't quite fall in the "gun fight" category, now do they?

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    Oh well, so much for this thread! Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRed
    Anyways,here's my humble Team build...





    I really like it so far,the FS has really helped my old and brittle bones.If you'd like the list of components let me know and I'll list them.The LBS really did a number on the Mongoose logos on the seat tube,not a huge deal,but still.

    Chris
    Awesome build here, I just ordered a Amasa Super which should get here and assembled next week. Will post pics then.

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    Thanks!I'm going to post better pictures later.

    Great choice with the Amasa,I think it's a great deal compared to some of the bigger names out there and Mongoose has done a great job lately with their bikes.

    Please do post pictures of it when you get it,I love seeing other riders bikes!

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    My retro Zuma. It's a nice, light beach cruiser. Tough to find.
    <a href="https://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/?action=view&current=goose2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/goose2.jpg" border="0" alt="Goose2"></a>
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    Amasa Super

    Well here it finally is. It came in yesterday and I went and picked it up, took it for a quick ride at Performance Bike and then went for about a half an hour ride last night. I must say that I am glad I chose this over the Gary Fisher Piranha. The Mongoose feels more comfortable and I just couldn't convince myself to buy the GF even though they were the same price.

    All the components are Shimano Deore except the RD which is XT and the brakes which are something else which I can't remember off the top of my head but they are hydrolic. I love the wheels too, they are very light.

    Only changes so far are the small seat bag and the LED taillight that you can see in the pics. I also have a red Lizard Skins chain stay on order as well.





    I really love the shape of the frame on this bike








    Here is a link to my old Schwinn

    Oh and my DD, no Mongoose but what the heck.
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    Great looking bike!I really like the sexy black color .So what are you're impressions of it so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelbender6
    My retro Zuma. It's a nice, light beach cruiser. Tough to find.
    <a href="https://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/?action=view&current=goose2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/goose2.jpg" border="0" alt="Goose2"></a>
    <a href="https://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/?action=view&current=goose1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/goose1.jpg" border="0" alt="Goose1"></a>
    Pretty cool bike,never seen one before.

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    My Mongooses, or is it Mongeese?

    2006 Teocali





    2007 Tactic


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    Quote Originally Posted by CRed
    Great looking bike!I really like the sexy black color .So what are you're impressions of it so far?
    The bike felt great last week on the trail, it was a ton of fun. My tires were actually really low on air cuz I didn't have a new pump but no pinch flats. It climbed well and was real stable on the downhill sections. Overall I am very happy with the bike and glad I chose it.

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    Anyone How do you post pictures, i want o post my mongoose???

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    My Mongoose 2006 Pro Wing Elite I Love this bike so Smooth Ride!

    http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik...2d98&disp=imgs

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    Quote Originally Posted by conazo
    Anyone How do you post pictures, i want o post my mongoose???
    Try this http://imageshack.us/

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    Here's my 08 Mongoose Otero Elite




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    2007 Mongoose Tyax Elite. Changed stock (31.8mm) stem and handlebar to Ritchey Severe Condition (25.4mm) riser and Forte stem.


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    Amasa Super

    Here is my '08 Amasa Super. When I picked it up and took it home it appeared that the RS Tora 302 had a "hemorrhaging" problem. I had not even rode it once, and the fork was spewing oil like a mentos and diet coke experiment. So the guys at the bike shop hooked me up w/ a Marzocchi MX Lo Pro (100mm). After dialing in w/ correct air pressure, I do dig the fork. I had to change my front rotor size to 160mm in place of the 180 due to fork limits. Also I put on my old stand by 747 pedals, and my old serfas Ti saddle. Overall, I am pleased with the bike, It handles my 'clydesdaleness' just fine so far.
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    2006 ecd

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    1992 IBOC Team

    1992 IBOC Team
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
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    I'm loving your bike. Seeing the old Mongooses is the only reason I continue to subscribe to this thread.

    I've got a '96 IBOC Pro-SX that I need to build back up. I'll probably put it together as an easy geared single speed to ride around the neighborhood with my kids. I bought it as a frame only in the Summer of 1996. Crazy light Ritchey Logic Pro tubing. It's a 17" frame and weighs something like 3.7 pounds. The total build up in 1997 was 23 pounds using XTR 8-sp shifter/brake lever combos, RF Turbine LP cranks, RS Judy SL fork, XTR M-950 cassette, Mavic 217 rims and White Industries hubs, Answer Hyperlite handlebar. I was so in love with that bike when I first built it up. Flexy as heck, but fun to ride.

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    2009 Tyax Super. Ive had it for about 3 weeks now. So far added front and rear lights and swaped out the seat for a Speed V Pro Gel (not pictured).




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    Quote Originally Posted by ineedtoride
    08 Mongoose Teocali
    Have the same bike and I love it!!!!

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    old school meets ss

    fast and fun to ride to work
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    nice!!!

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    1st post. Here is my 09 Mongoose Teocalli. I had been out of mountain biking for the last 6 years, got Fat and Lazy, and last year I decided to get into shape. Took up Road Biking, and now feel it is time to start mountain biking again. Going out for first ride today. Just picked up the bike Friday Night.
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    2009 Pinn'r Foreman

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    We're not getting down, we're getting high!

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    havnt seen anouther one of these on here yet.. she rides amazing...



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