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2012 Mongoose Fireball 26" Bike

Average User Rating: (Good)
2012 Mongoose Fireball 26" Bike m_12_FIR26_BLK_2
C70_m_12_fir26_blk_2 C70_m_12_fir26_cyn_2
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Good Value, some great budget components, some junk”

    The Good: Chain guide, tires, frame geometry

    The Bad: seat, brakes

    Overall Review:

    I bought this because it's my third bike and I ride in two countries and needed one to use for about a month each year.

    The good:

    • MRP chain guide works pretty flawlessly
    • Kenda K-rads are great tires
    • Frame geometry is great but chainstays could be shorter

    The OK:

    • SRAM rear derailleur OK, but better if short cage
    • Crank works fine, square taper is reliable
    • Fork is bouncy and fun but has no adjust and bottoms and tops out really easily
    • Wheels are heavy and don't have sealed bearings, but are reliable
    • 710mm steel bar and short stem

    The Bad:

    • Tektro brakes overheat on the slightest hill
    • Seat rails bend easily, seat is garbage
    • Frame cracked on seat post

    Bargain basement bike, not bad for the money, can do it all. Don't expect much as this price point would suit a kid aged 14-16 really well.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Model Year 2012
    Riding Type Dirt Jump / Urban
    Sizes and Geometry

    26" View Geometry

    Size 26"
    Top Tube Length 580
    Head Tube Angle 69
    Head Tube Length 115
    Seat Tube Angle 70
    Seat Tube Length 325
    Bottom Bracket Height 298
    Chainstay Length 410
    Wheelbase 1034
    Standover 661
    Reach
    Stack
    Frame Material Mongoose DJ Aluminum Hardtail w/ vertical dropout
    Rear Travel
    Rear Shock
    Fork RST Dirt-T w/100mm Travel
    Fork Travel 100mm
    Head Tube Diameter
    Headset Threadless, 1 1/8"
    Handlebar Steel DJ, 31.8, 30mm rise
    Stem Alloy DJ, 31.8
    Grips
    Brakes Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 160mm rotor (F/R)
    Brake Levers Promax Alloy
    Shifters SRAM X4 Trigger
    Front Derailleur
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X4
    ISCG Tabs
    Chainguide
    Cranks Suntour Duro w/ MRP chainguide, 36t
    Chainrings
    Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-ES25 Octalink
    Pedals Plastic Platform with reflector
    Chain KMC Z72, 8-speed
    Cassette Shimano HG30, 11-32t, 8-speed
    Rims Alex TD25 doublewall 36 Hole
    Hubs KT Alloy QR Disc 36 Hole
    Spokes 14G Stainless
    Tires Kenda K-Rad, 26 x 2.3
    Saddle Mongoose DJ
    Seatpost
    Seat Post Diameter
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors Matte Black, Matte Cyan
    Warranty
    Weight

    N/A

    Miscellaneous
    Price $600.00
    More Info Mongoose website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry