Mongoose Status 3.0 Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike (26-Inch Wheels)
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- Dual-suspension mountain bike with full suspension frame
- SR suspension fork smoothes bumps and increases control
- 24-speed Shimano trigger shifters and Shimano rear derailleur
- Front and rear disc brakes provide sure stopping power
- Suntour crank and alloy pedals; oversized threadless headset
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The length of the frame from dropout to dropout is 43- Inch. The length from the head tube to the rear dropout is 41-Inch. The frame size is a large.
The Mongoose Status 3.0 26-inch dual-suspension mountain bike is equipped with everything you need for trail riding. The bike features a full suspension frame that maximizes comfort and performance, along with an SR suspension fork designed to smooth bumps and increase control. The 24-speed Shimano trigger shifters, meanwhile, make it a breeze to change gears while on the move. Finally, the Status 3.0's front and rear disc brakes provide great braking power in all conditions. Other features include a Shimano rear derailleur for all types of riding, a Suntour crank and alloy pedals, alloy rims, front and rear quick-release hubs, and an oversized threadless headset.
In 1974, BMX Products, Inc., later to be known as Mongoose Bicycles, launched from a humble garage. The first of its kind, the BMX bicycle was named after bicycle motocross and was designed to fit the needs of the rough-and-tumble dirt-racing pastime that took its toll on wheels and bicycles. The heavy-duty, one-piece cast-aluminum Mongoose Motomag wheel was soon born, and it was the first competition-ready BMX bicycle available. Skip Hess, while in Australia pursuing his motor sports passion, came into contact with a strange and unusual cat-size animal--the mongoose. Known for its passive nature while unprovoked, yet vicious and aggressive enough to kill a threatening Cobra twice its size, the Mongoose impressed Hess, who quickly registered the Mongoose trademark for his new bicycle racing frame.
The Expert BMX bicycle model, which is still a cornerstone of the Mongoose BMX line today, was introduced in 1980. Shortly after, Mongoose captured the first ever ABA National #1 Cruiser Title. Previously known for the 20-inch bicycle, this title signaled the re-direction of Mongoose bicycles to larger-wheeled, adult-sized models. Several years later, Mongoose continues to dominate the cruiser racing circuit with six National No. 1 Cruiser titles, leading to the introduction of adult-sized Mongoose all-terrain bicycles (ATBs).
In 1992, Mongoose pioneered the full-suspension market with the introduction of the Amplifier. This design is still the most-copied suspension design in the market. Several year later, Mongoose launched the Newman adult bicycle frame, which is proven to be 15% stronger than any other bike frame in the market. The design, while functionally sound, also raised eyebrows because of its distinctive look.
In the next few years, Mongoose increased its marketing focus to dominate the bicycle industry, and more important, extend beyond it. The Mongoose brand marketing initiative makes more than 100 million impressions. Mongooses brand awareness increased by over 130% in 1999 and solidifies the No. 2 market share position in units and dollars. Mongoose was acquired by Pacific Cycle, LLC, and continues to grow and prosper with more than 40 models of BMX, mountain, trail, freestyle, jumping, comfort, road, and cyclocross bikes.
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Yes, you will need to get a better seat, or a gel-pak for this one, but that's standard fare. As the others have said, this is a very good bike and a superb value! Go for it - the summer's almost here!
(Relatively) easy to assemble provided you have some mechanical aptitude and a few tools as this model doesn't even come with a cheap hex tool for your trouble. Tools needed >> 5mm and 6mm hex tools and an adjustable wrench. Owner's manual calls for a 15mm wrench but that is inaccurate. It's too small to tighten the washers on the pedals.
None with regard to assemblage. As to riding the bike once you get it assembled, see above.
I bought this bike to replace the Mongoose Men's Theory model, and, although this model is a slight upgrade, I am unhappy with the baby BMX bike increased to adult size. Additionally, I wouldn't take this bike off-road, not even on gravel as it is by no stretch of the imagination a "mountain" bike. I suspect due to its above referenced baby BMX feel that the rider would probably be arthritic and/or crippled at the end of a long, hard ride in the dirt.
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