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Nov. 17, 2016 @ 1:12p
posted: Nov. 17, 2016 @ 1:11p
I saw this deal going on too. I bought this bike for my son, it was a sale last month and I got it for like $135 shipped. It shipped very quickly NOTE: in an big, obvious package with MONGOOSE all over (glad I have good neighbors) - assembled easily, with some slight adjustments to the back pump brake and the disc brake pads were too tight. Again, only took a few adjustments. I noticed that there was a slight delay on the 1st grip gear to the 2nd, but I didn't bother adjusting the derailleur. All the other gears synced flawlessly.
This bike can grow another 2-3 inches with my already 6'1 son. Rides like a dream for the price, but the seat is not as comfy as my Trek. For this price, it's a 5-star bike!
The problem with buying an inexpensive bike is that it's also a cheap bike, and prone to falling apart. Made with junk components. No serious bike mechanic will work on it for you and I don't blame them.
There are many items where you can get by with the cheap stuff -- buy wranglers at WalMart instead of Levis at Kohls maybe -- but bicycles just aren't one of them.
AusTexDealSeeker said: The problem with buying an inexpensive bike is that it's also a cheap bike, and prone to falling apart. Made with junk components. No serious bike mechanic will work on it for you and I don't blame them.
There are many items where you can get by with the cheap stuff -- buy wranglers at WalMart instead of Levis at Kohls maybe -- but bicycles just aren't one of them. I wouldn't consider a Mongoose a low end bike like a WalMart no name. It's more mid range like a Huffy or Schwinn.
You are not going to get much for $100 when it comes to this kind of bike. I read all the reviews and watched the videos on You Tube. These people knew full well what they were buying and felt that they could wrench it themselves which they did. I am sure that none of them would embarrass themselves by taking this bike into a bike shop for adjustments. This bike is far from being a BMW but it is nowhere near being the equivalent of a Hugo. Maybe a Pinto or Chevette? Doesn't matter much now as the price went back up $40. At $139.99 less 20 percent it was a steal. At $179.99 less 20 percent, its just a good price. Cheers!
Postscript: If this bike interests you at the lower price, check back on the eBay website. As I indicated the price changed from $179.99 to $139.99 yesterday and just changed back to $179.99. It could change back again. If it does, and you are interested in the bike, you may get a second chance at a really good deal.
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