Mongoose Features: -Full suspension bike. -AERO wheels and promax disc brake. -Shimano EF50 Shifter system aluminum frame. -4 Bar aluminum dual suspension with zoom fork. -MTB Riser bars with ahead stem 21 speed shimano. -Promax disc alloy linear pull brakes. -Alloy levers 3 piece crank set. -Mud guard. -Assembly required.
Bicycle Type: mountain
Product Title: Mongoose XR250 26" Men's Mountain Bike Gray 26 in.
Power Score: 2.7 | 3 Reviews
Fishing Reel Type: Fly Fishing
Sports Type: cycling
Fitness Treadmill Monitor: monitor not include
Sizing Category: Men's, Men's Bikes
Weight Types: Bars & Handles
Bicycle Style: Mountain Bikes
Product Reviews (3)
"GOOS XR 250 - THE ASTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE"
Strengths: VERY COMFORTABLE. SURPRISINGLY FAST. LONG WHEELBASE AIDS CLIMBING. GOOD COMMUTER.
Weakness: TOP GEAR COULD BE HIGHER. HEAVY - IF YOU CARE. SEATPOLE A BIT SHORT. Some side-to-side back wheel movement.
I've only has the beast for 16 days, or about 160 km (100 miles). But it has performed well both over commuting and my pleasant little off-road afternoon detour. I haven't taken it up the hill of wheelstands yet, but I expect an easier time in keeping the front wheel on or near the ground than the previous incumbent. I would still expect bottom gear to be unuseable on this hill for this reason. I...
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I've only has the beast for 16 days, or about 160 km (100 miles). But it has performed well both over commuting and my pleasant little off-road afternoon detour. I haven't taken it up the hill of wheelstands yet, but I expect an easier time in keeping the front wheel on or near the ground than the previous incumbent. I would still expect bottom gear to be unuseable on this hill for this reason.
I weigh 105 kg (230lbs) and am 5'10" tall. Nothing has bent or broken yet, though the back spring pivot seems to need too much tightening. I do tend to be gentle on bikes, though in mid or low range up the steep stuff I do generate a lot of chain tension.
The front disc need a bit of bedding in, then it works well. Top gear is a bit short, but is good for 32 or more kph (20 mph) at a cadence of about 85.
The cluster is nice for my commuting hills (3 hrs/week) with close gaps from 2nd to 5th. This gives a lot of choice in mid-range.
Interestingly, starting from rest in a high gear can be difficult as pedal movement is absorbed in suspension deflection as my weight settles onto the bike. Either start in a lower gear or avoid bumps in the first foot or 2 of forward movement. As the bottom bracket is mounted on the swing-arm with the rider's foot being mounted to the rider, there is a theoretical basis for this. I am getting used to it, doing a lot of starts in traffic in H2.
It has some promise as a traffic-light squirter, if you like lots of quick gearchanges.
Yes, it's heavy. 22 kg ? I haven't weighed it. Nor do I care, as long as I can get the front wheel above my head to hook it on the rack at work.
Off-road, it suits my style. It is comfortable over the rocks and roots. The pedals do hang low, but surely the rider has to adapt. I have been watching my pedal position off-road since childhood. I like my suspension soggy, though I have been adjusting up the preload on the back spring. Sand use is a little uncertain, possibly because of high tyre pressures, though the widely-spaced nobbies
on the Kenda Klaw tyres may be adding to directional instability.
The quality could be a little better. For $450 Australian we can't expect miracles, but even so I have had to adjust the front derailleur and the disc caliper, as well as a lot of tightening of a rear spring pivot.
All in all, I like it.
Here's hoping it lasts longer than the last one did, though the last one was a cheapy from a department store.
No Hat Al
By anonymous; - May 4, 2006
2000 mongoose XR 250 MTB
Weakness: tire's drive train
2000 mongoose XR 250 bike pile of trash 15 mile's shifter's never did work right tire's trash had a coast to coast 10 speed in the late 70's that was twice the bike this one is total waste of metal
By anonymous; - Sep 10, 2005
The Mongoose XR-250 is an entry-level...
The Mongoose XR-250 is an entry-level mens mountain bike with very low pricing. It has an all-mountain geometry and dual suspension, and is ideal for those who want to ride moderate trails on a budget. Main features are a Mozo M30 front suspension and coil rear, an aluminum frame, and SRAM twist shifters. The brakes are a front ProMax disc brake paired with a rear linear pull. Mongoose...
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