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2012 Mongoose Switchback Expert Bike (discontinued)

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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.


Product Mongoose Switchback Expert Bike
Model Year 2012
Riding Type Cross Country
Rider Unisex
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
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Mongoose MTB Aluminum Hardtail
Rear Travel Hardtail
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
Brakes Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 160mm rotor (F/R)
Brake Levers Shimano EF51
Shifters Shimano EF51
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
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
Seatpost Diameter
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors Black
Weight N/A
Price $450
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