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2012 Mongoose Switchback Expert Bike

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Mongoose switchback expert 2012”

    The Good: Lightweight and very strong, will take alot of punishment and deal with it no problem. Grippy wide tyres makes speed riding through dirty tracks and slippery surfaces easy. Fantastic brakes mean you have complete control downhill.

    The Bad: The crank and pedals are of a poor quality so i would reccomend getting those replaced. quick release mechanism on front and back tyres are a theives dream so i would have those removed.

    Overall Review: I have had this for 3 weeks now and its a fantastic bike. I did spend an extra £100 on a steel crank and pedals but that was personal preferance. I would reccomend this to anyone.
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Model Year 2012
    Riding Type Cross Country
    Sizes and Geometry

    XS, S, M, L, XL View Geometry

    Size XS S M L XL
    Top Tube Length 540 555 570 585 600
    Head Tube Angle 70 70 70 70 70
    Head Tube Length 110 120 130 140 150
    Seat Tube Angle 73 73 73 73 73
    Seat Tube Length 456 496 457 508 560
    Bottom Bracket Height 289 289 289 289 289
    Chainstay Length 425 425 425 425 425
    Wheelbase 1026 1041 1057 1072 1088
    Standover 653 696 740 777 818
    Reach
    Stack
    Frame Material Mongoose MTB Aluminum Hardtail
    Rear Travel
    Rear Shock
    Fork Suntour M2025 w/63mm Travel
    Fork Travel 63mm
    Head Tube Diameter
    Headset Threadless, 1 1/8"
    Handlebar Steel MTB, 25.4, 30mm rise
    Stem Alloy MTB, 25.4
    Grips
    Brakes Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 160mm rotor (F/R)
    Brake Levers Shimano EF51
    Shifters Shimano EF51
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
    ISCG Tabs
    Chainguide
    Cranks Suntour XCC
    Chainrings 42/34/24t
    Bottom Bracket Tange Cartridge
    Pedals Plastic Platform with reflector
    Chain KMC Z72, 8-speed
    Cassette Sunrace, 11-32t, 8-speed
    Rims Alex TD25 doublewall 32 Hole
    Hubs KT Alloy QR Disc 32 Hole
    Spokes 14G Stainless
    Tires Innova MTB, 26 x 2.0
    Saddle Mongoose MTB Trail
    Seatpost Alloy, 27.2 x 300
    Seat Post Diameter
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors Black
    Warranty
    Weight

    N/A

    Miscellaneous
    Price $450.00
    More Info Mongoose website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry