Mongoose Nugget
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Fun little DJ machine
Rating:
The Good
solid, fun, great in the air
The Bad
pivots get loose after heavy riding
Overall Review:

After a season of riding on the Nugget I can say that this is a very capable dirt jumper and overall a very fun bike. Dirt jumping/slopestyle is not my forte but as soon as I got on this bike I felt a lot more confident and comfortable on the jumps. My nugget was built up fairly heavy but even with the weight under me the bike felt snappy in the air and accelerated in the corners. I definitely feel this would be a good 4X bike, the 4 inches of travel feel consistent and help when the landings get sketchy or the trail gets rough. Although my Nugget was a size small I did take it on a couple of trail rides but I found that the weight and small size just didn’t allow comfort for trail rides so I stuck with taking it to bike parks and jump spots only. Perhaps if I would have a larger frame and lighter components then the bike would have performed better on the trails and could be made to a decent trail rider as the suspension works well without any bobbing.

I’ve been used to riding DH bikes so when I took this on some of the bigger trails with larger drops I did feel a bit out of control and felt out of its element. I assume this could just be my lack of skills on a smaller travel bike as I constantly see guys ripping on small travel bikes. I had my Nugget faired with a 4 inch travel Marzocchi 55 and the suspension worked well together.

In terms of quality the Mongoose frame is put together quite well, it may not be the same caliber as intense or some of the boutique brands but the frame held up all season without any issues . The pivots stayed smooth but after heavy riding I did find towards the end of the season that on occasion they came loose, easy fix was to simply tighten them but one of the pivots is hidden behind the chainring making tightening a challenge.

So overall if you are looking for a fun bike, a bike that you can dirt jump, ride slopestyle or 4x I believe this is a great bike. The bike held up with no major issues and was always extremely fun to ride. If you get a larger frame I also feel this would be a fun trail bike as well.

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Specifications

Product
Mongoose Nugget
Riding Type
Dirt Jump / Slopestyle
Rider
Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
 
Wheel Size
 
Frame Material
 
Frame Material Details
 
Rear Travel
100mm
Rear Shock
 
Fork
 
Fork Travel
 
Head Tube Diameter
 
Headset
 
Handlebar
 
Stem
 
Grips
 
Brakes
 
Brake Levers
 
Drivetrain
 
Shifters
 
Front Derailleur
 
Rear Derailleur
 
ISCG Tabs
 
Chainguide
 
Cranks
 
Chainrings
 
Bottom Bracket
 
Pedals
 
Chain
 
Cassette
 
Rims
 
Hubs
 
Spokes
 
Tires
 
Saddle
 
Seatpost
 
Seatpost Diameter
 
Seatpost Clamp
 
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
 
Max. Tire Size
 
Bottle Cage Mounts
 
Colors
 
Warranty
 
Weight
N/A
Miscellaneous
Dirt, street, drops, jumps; the Nugget is a slopestyle slayer. Our revolutionary FreeDrive suspension system offers up 100mm of insurance in case you come up short while the Maxle dropouts keep your rear end tight. With a U-Turn adjustable RockShox Pike up front and E.13 guide keeping your chain in check, you can be confident that the Nugget will be ready to slaughter that next set of doubles.SPECSFrame: New MongooseFreeDrive Slopestyle frame w/ 100 mm rear travel and 135mm Maxle dropouts Fork: RockShox Pike409 140 mm travel U-turn Adjustable, 20 mm Maxle Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch 3.1, air spring, rebound and Floodgate, 165x38 mm w/ 19x8 mm hardwareCrankset / Chainwheel: Truvativ Hussefelt with cromoly pedal inserts 1.0 36T ringBottom Bracket: Truvativ Howitzer XRPedals: Mongoose Alloy platform with replaceable pinsFront Derailleur: N/A Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.7 medium cage Shifters: SRAM X.7 9 speed Cog set: SRAM PG-950 Cassette 11-26 Chain: KMC Z9200 with Missing Link connector Rims: SUN Rhyno Lite 32 holeFront Hub: Formula sealed bearing 20mm thru axleRear Hub: Formula sealed bearing 135x12 thru axle cassetteTires: Kenda Small Block Eight 26X2.35Front & Rear Brake: Avid Juicy 3 w/160mm rotorsBrake Levers: Avid Juicy 3Handlebar: Funn Full Bore PG 6061AL riser25.4x50x710 mmStem: Funn Rippa 25.4x45 mm CNC alloyHeadset: FSA Orbit XLII angular contact bearingSaddle: Custom Mongoose SDG Bel Air I-BeamSeat Post: SDG I-Beam 2014 alloy,31.6x250Extras: E.13 LG1 steel back plate ISCG05 chainguide w/ Taco bash guard, RockShox Maxle Geometry HEAD TUBE ANGLE: SEAT ANGLE: CHAINSTAY LENGTH: STANDOVER HEIGHT: HORIZ. TOP TUBE LENGTH: SEAT TUBE LENGTH: HEAD TUBE LENGTH: BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT: FORK OFFSET: WHEELBASE: Reg 68 72.5 16.7 27.9 22 16.1 4.5 13.2 1.5 42.4 Long 68 72.5 16.7 27.9 23 16.1 4.5 13.2 1.5 43.3
Price
$2,499.99
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International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
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