Mongoose Khyber Super All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $3499.99

Product Description

  • Frame: Mongoose FreeDrive All Mountain/Free Ride, 165mm travel, 135mm vertical drop outs
  • Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik IS U-Turn 115-160 mm travel, rebound adjustt, 20 mm Maxle Lite thru axle w/ 1.125/1.5 taper steerer tube
  • Rear Shock: Rock Shox Monarch 4.1 high volume air spring, External rebound, Floodgate, Floodgate On/Off Switch , 216x63 mm w/ 19x8 mm hardware
  • Crankset / Chainwheel: Truvativ Hammerschmidt AM 2 speed transmission
  • Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Hammerschmidt 73 mm
  • Pedals: Crank Bros. Acid
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.9
  • Shifters: SRAM X.9 18 speed
  • Cog set: SRAM PG-980 Cassette11-34T
  • Chain: KMC X9 w/ Missing Link connector
  • Rims: No Tubes ZTR Flow 32 hole
  • Front Hub: Formula sealed bearing 20mm thru axle
  • Rear Hub: Formula sealed bearing cassette
  • Spokes: DT Competition double butted with alloy nipples
  • Tires: Kenda Excavator w/ Stick-E rubber 26" X 2.35, Folding
  • Front Brake: Avid Elixir R w/ 203 mm front / 185mm rear rotors
  • Rear Brake: Avid Elixir R w/ 203 mm front / 185mm rear rotors
  • Brake Levers: Avid Elixir R w/ tool free reach adjust
  • Handlebar: Funn Fatboy, triple butted and shot peened AL7050, 31.8x 30x710 mm
  • Stem: Funn Crossfire All Mountain 31.8x65 mm
  • Headset: Gravity 1/DX Pro (I/E) - Internal ACB bearing 1-1/8 upper , external lower 1.5R ACB bearing lower Cup
  • Grips: Mongoose Lock on
  • Saddle: SDG Bel Air RL cromoly rail
  • Seat Post: KS Cobra adjustable height w/ remote 31.6 x 350 mm
  • Seat Clamp: Alloy w/ QR
  • Extras: No Tubes tubeless conversion kit

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jacob Brackett a Racer

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2013

Strengths:    This Bike climbs so nice. And it destroys the downhill trails at Highland Mountain Bike Park, and also my personal favorite trail in North Conway New Hampshire the Redtail Trail! Right now I am using it as my DD in Baltimore. I swapped my Street tires on it and am really finding an amazing wheelie zone with the rear suspension. Everyone I ride by stares and says either Daaaayyuuummm or Nice Bike!!! Wicked cool ride and I am going to get rid of all my other bikes because I like it that much. Only need to repair one bike. I wish that I had the new Fox Dyad ctd shox set up. Maybe I can get that someday if it fits.

Weaknesses:    Ummmm I havent put any lock tight on the frame bushing bolts (whatever they are called) and they keep loosening up. But that is my problem. This bike rips up and down the Mountain.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome Bike!! Wicked Sexy!!

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Favorite Trail:   Red Tail Trail

Duration Product Used:   couple years

Purchased At:   Traded Road Bike wit

Similar Products Used:   Rocky Mountain Element Team, Giant STP, Mongoose Black Diamond Double.

Bike Setup:   Maroon with Gold letters, Gold Azonic Outlaws, Gold Sunline Flat Bars, Fox van 160 mm, Fox air shock on the back, Avid Juicy Carbon, Kenda Kiniption, Thompson Seatpost and Stem, Sram XO carbon rear derailleur, Husselfelt Crank (heavyish),

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fiziksdrop180 a Weekend Warrior from North Tonawanda, New York

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2010

Strengths:    Climbs well for weight.
Feels great in the air.
Tough as hell.
Awesome component spec for the price.

Weaknesses:    Reliability of the Marzocchi 55 ATA fork...

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the 2008 Khyber Super. I have put this bike through it's paces! Started out mostly doing cross country in New York. Went downhilling in New York once with it. In Arkansas I did mostly dirt jumping with a little bit of free riding and cross country here and there. Then over in Idaho was doing mainly cross country with some freeride...but that means climbing for 5 miles and then bombing it downhill for 6 miles. Went downhilling in Wyoming while living in Idaho. Then was in Alabama. All cross country here. Lots of veryyy rocky terrain and other areas of fast, smooth flowing single track.

This bike has been everywhere and I have beat the living s*** out it! For being quite a heavy bike (36 - 37 or pounds) it climbs very well. If you got the legs and lungs, you should be able to keep up with the all the spandex cross country guys, like I was out in Idaho. For dirt jumping (yes I was dirt jumping with a 6.5" travel bike), this bike does really well. It feels perfect in the air. On soft New York dirt, downhilling was amazing, but in Idaho with the rocky terrain it was a little sketchy. For freeriding...I've had 6 foot drops sneak up on me without much of a landing. The Goose soaks it right up. Just make sure the suspension is set up properly.

I've had progressively worse problems with the 55 ATA fork as time went on. I just returned it under warranty and got a new fork from Marzocchi for free. It performed awesome, but for me, the reliability is of question. The rear shock has been awesome though.

I love this bike! Amazing all around bike! I'm hard on bikes and the Goose has taken the abuse.

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Favorite Trail:   ...City Creek trail system in Pocatello, Idaho

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Old school full-suspension IronHorse G-8.

Bike Setup:   Stock with exception of Wellgo MG-1 pedals (which are a good lightweight, cheap, platform pedal) and 8 inch brake rotor up front.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jayflo0800 a Weekend Warrior from Queens, New York

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2009

Strengths:    This Mongoose comes stock with great components: The Marzocchi 55 ATA Micro fork and the Marzocchi ROCO Air R which allow for almost 7" of travel, both with lock-outs. This suspension set up is awesome for both climbs and descents. The new Shimano SLX crank and 18 speed SRAM freewheel cassette work flawlessly together. I have to say this bike rocks right of the show room floor.

Weaknesses:    None to report.... although some people don't care for the name Mongoose.

Bottom Line:   
If your looking for a bike that will pretty much do it all, I am pleased to report this bike is a monster on the trails. Absolutely devouring any obstacle it faces up or down hill. The 09' Khyber Super is and all mountain predator! I have never ridden a bike with so much travel that climbs so well...

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Favorite Trail:   Mount Snow, VT

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Paragon Sports

Similar Products Used:   Kona Dawg, Jamis Dakar XAM II, Giant Reign XO, Iron Horse 6 Point 6, Transition Dirtbag, or for the extremely well off there's the Specialized SX Trail II ($$$$).

Bike Setup:   Impressively bone stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rider4life144 a Downhiller from Big Bear, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2009

Strengths:    Unbelievably light for how big the travel is. Smooth. Great Geometry. Amazing Bike for the price. Feels like an xc bike when you are climbing yet feels like a dh bike when haulin down rock gardens

Weaknesses:    Main pivot bolt bends pretty easily but its an easy fix. other than that absolutely nothing oh and this bike is technically an all mountain bike (though its on the big side) so its suppose to be able to climb hills as well as chew them up on the way down, but because the headtube angle is so big you really have to lean forward to keep the front tire down and stable when climbing steep inclines no big deal though

Bottom Line:   
This bike performs flawlessly. No other bike comparable even comes close in price, this bike in any other comparible brand would be around $5000. Mongoose may not be the most popular name but it will outperform almost any comparible bike on the market. Specialized, Iron horse, Norco you name all have nothin on this bike. one last thought i have this bike down to 32 lbs take a look at any other 6.5" travel bike it will shock you on how much it weighs. this is one of the lightest yet strongest big all mountain/small freeride bikes you will ever find.

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Favorite Trail:   Chain Smoke (Mammoth, Ca)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Eric Carter

Similar Products Used:   Gt Sanction 2.0, Specialized Stumpjumper Expert, Mongoose Teocali Super

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox Lyric, Sram XO shifters and rear deraileur, Race Face Next SL Carbon crankset, sram pg990 cassette, Sun Ringle Charger Wheels, Funn Full On Handlebar, Crankbrothers Acid 3 pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by firefighter20 a Downhiller from hudson valley NY

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2008

Strengths:    everything,so far this bike kicks butt,the suspension is smooth and adjustable climbs with ease and descends like a downhill race bike, strong and solid frame, relatively light at 34 pounds for such a burly bike set up

Weaknesses:    34 pounds its no xc racer which is still not a big deal

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking for a all mountain/freeride bike that will take you to the top of any mountain and bring you down really fast with alot of control this is the bike for you......I will update when I get more rides in

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Favorite Trail:   blue mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   specialized enduro sl,ironhorse 7point,cannondale perp,giant reign x1

Bike Setup:   stock unless I find something I want to change

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brownbomber a Downhiller from WNY

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2008

Strengths:    Every single component on this bike is mint, the frame seems extremely solid on the downs and light on the ups.

Weaknesses:    The name of the company

Bottom Line:   
I've had the bike no more than 3 weeks and have had very few downhill runs with it, however the rides i have been on were fantastic the bike handles like a wet dream and climbs like mtn goat also feels nice in the air. I will be giving more feedback after a few more rides.

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Favorite Trail:   Nightmare @ Plattekill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   bottle rocket, sanction, 7 point 7, perp, and Paul's mom

Bike Setup:   stock

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