Mongoose 2001 Solution BMX Bike

3.33/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $459.00


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by badger a Downhiller from co. springs, colorado

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2010

Strengths:    excellent shocks, great brakes,

Weaknesses:    the distance from the seat and the handle bars are too close together and i'm having problems with the sprocket changing gears

Bottom Line:   
overall this is a great bike i just might have to get used to it

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Favorite Trail:   palmer park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   pawn shop

Similar Products Used:   i've used a fischer and could control it a lot easier as far as the jumps go

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Novi, MI

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2008

Strengths:    Nice looking bike. Great brakes. It has taken some abuse through some rough trails and came back for more! Knobby tires grab well.

Weaknesses:    I have replaced both rims as they bend very easy! The xrims I have on now hold up much better.

Bottom Line:   
A great bike for the price. Excellent entry level MTB

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dan a Racer from Palatine

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2006

Strengths:    looks cool

Weaknesses:    Rims will eventually bend out of shape if you ride it hard. One of my axles also bent. The rear shifter will go out of sink.

Bottom Line:   
It is probubly a decent bike for light recreation but I road it hard through rough trails and it only last me a year. Not for someone who wants a serious mountain bike that will last.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben a Downhiller from Roswell GA

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2005

Strengths:    This is a strong bike. Im a downhiller who doesnt get much thrill down in Georgia. I make ramps instead and i have dropped around 6-8 feet on this bike and it held up very well. Having seen and ridin real downhill bikes in California I have found that the frame is alot like a downhill rig. It can be easily upgraded to a downhill rig. Im getting some new rock shox race shocks. I am also putting a new stem, seat (the seat it comes with is skinny and narrow and all metal), tires, disc brakes, and hubs. I love this bike. Georgia has some of the best XC trails and I have ridden on them and my bike has held up pretty well.

Weaknesses:    The rear suspension isnt that great. I am looking to replace it with a newer rear suspension from Ebay. The rims are pretty weak too. I suggest getting a michellin Hot S 2.2 tire for the back so it will protect the rim. The front should be OK

Bottom Line:   
This is easily one of the best deals i have ever seen. It doesnt take much effort or cost tot urn this bike into a downhill rig. It is good for all of your needs though Sports Authority doesnt sell it anymore

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Favorite Trail:   Bull Mountain

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Sports Authority

Similar Products Used:   Giant AC and other bikes in this price range


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Cross Country Rider from Woodbury

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2005

Strengths:    Half the price of similarly outfitted bikes.

Weaknesses:    Needs a longer seatpost if greater than 5'9" or so.

Bottom Line:   
This was bought on-line and assembled by me...correctly. The rims didn't need straightening. And they still don't. I don't quite get the bent rim problems people report. This bike has been punished somewhat. It was bought for a big 12 year old who is now a 5'10" 155lb 13 year old. I (6ft- 210 lb)have even put a long seatpost on it for myself and rode it on a rocky, muddy crosscountry trail without a problem.
This is NOT to be ridden in ANY rough condition according to the manual that I recieved, contrary to what was reported in the past by other owners. This is a fine bike to wet the appetite of a novice. It's not a sophisticated full suspension bike nor is it supposed to be. You don't get sophistcated FSR for even $400-$500. You want the next step beyond this nice novice bike, go to the $1100-$1200 range of Specialized, GT, Giant, Trek. Have fun.

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Favorite Trail:   Woodbury Resevoir

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Sports Authority on-line

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock means Shimano Altus Front and Rear Deraileurs (middle of the low end), Juddy TT (lowest end of Rockshox), rear Kindshock 260 with 750 ft/lb overspring (a low end shock), Shimano V-Brakes, Bike Nashbar Gel seat for even more comfort. Zefal wide front mudguard and Headland rear mudguard.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jordan a Downhiller from trumbull ct usa

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2004

Strengths:    the frame is super light- full aluminum alloy. the judy tt stock shocks in the front are awsome travel.. ( went off a 41/2 foot drop off and both sus. (front and rear) worked wonderful)

Weaknesses:    the stock rims are ok. saw a tiny bit bend going off ride downs and drop off.. not to much to affect the braking and performance of the solution

Bottom Line:   
this is an exxcelent bike for any type of " mountaining" downhill, trail riding, racing, literally anything. the msrp of the solution was 450. i got it at sports authority for 200 bucks! WHAT A DEAL! this is an excellent bike- no exceptions.

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Favorite Trail:   " the valley" in trumbull- monroe ct

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   sports autority


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will from Chicago, IL USA

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2004

Strengths:    Nice forks, the drivetrain is alright, the weight isn't too bad (30 pounds)

Weaknesses:    the rear shock has horrible seals, the rims are cheap and weak, and the cranks are kindof pathetic

Bottom Line:   
The frame is nice and strong. It's heat treated aluminum. I've taken the bike off a 4 foot jump and it performed wonderfully, aside from a tiny bend in the rims. The rims warped more when i was doing wheelies, but that was my bad because i forgot to put the pressure back up after a snow ride, so i was doing wheelies and endos on 15 psi. The rear shock was dissapointing, the seals started leaking and the whole shock would squeak, not to mention that for some odd reason it was only using a 5.5" eye to eye shock when the frame is designed for a 6.5" eye to eye shock. The frame is absolutely wonderful, aside from the lack of disc mounts (thus the adapter). The welds are very neat and strong. I do a little bit of everything, ive done a little bit of free ride on this bike, a couple drops, and some aggresive XC riding. i'm in the middle of turning this bike into a freeride/downhill bike. The seat might as well be a brick, it sure is as hard as one. Overall, i'm very satisfied. I got the bike for under 200 for closeout, coupons, and promotions. Plus all the upgrades were listed on ebay and i got them REAL cheap. With a bit of tweaking, i'd say this bike is suitable for freeride and maybe even downhill.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Hardrock, Mongoose G1 G2 and G3, various other mongooses including the wing comp

Bike Setup:   mongoose solution, with dnm rear shock, planning on upgrading the judy TT's to something beefier, aheadset by cane creek, stem by easton, bars by easton, XT 8 speed shifters, and a hope disc conversion just waiting to be installed (once i get new hubs and rims and disc brakes)Kalin seatpost. o! and new truvative hussefelt cranks.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sleddog from Detroit

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2002

Strengths:    Quality Parts, great price!

Weaknesses:    Stock rims are cheap, frame is heavy, dept. store employees can't assemble properly.

Bottom Line:   
My wife and I bought these as our "starter bikes", to see if we wanted to get in to mountain biking. After a year of riding these puppies hard, we have even talked about picking up 2 more! We ride them hard, and haven't had any problems, other than two:
1. The standard rims are weak and quickly bent. These were replaced by the LBS.
2. I paid the LBS to take them apart and reassemble the bikes, as Dept. Store employees had done a bad job.

For the money, I cannot say enough great things about this bike. It has opened up a world for us that we would not have been able to afford to get in to normally, and the quality of these bikes is impeccable!

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Favorite Trail:   Island Lake

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:   Sports Authority


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chuck a Weekend Warrior from Barrington, RI, USA

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2002

Strengths:    Looks Good

Weaknesses:    Bent rear wheel rim on the first day made the bike unridable

Bottom Line:   
My 15-1/2 year old son (160+ lbs) wanted a full suspension bike. In June, 2002, After looking at some much more expensive options at several local bike shops, we thought the 26" twenty-four speed Mongoose Solution priced $499, marked down to $249 at Sports Authority, which looked like a great deal. The first day it was ridden on the street, my son noticed the rear wheel rim out of true, rubbing on the brakes. Sports Authority exchanged the bike without any questions. The second day, with the exchanged bike, he did a few stunts including some wheelies and bunny hops when the back wheel turned into a pretzel on the first hard landing. The owner's manual says the bike is suitable for downhill mountain racing. I think not. After a little research on the web, I saw a recommendation that said if you aren't willing to spend at least $750 for a full suspension bike, you should stick with a hard tail due to poor quality components used on the low end full suspension bikes.

I have no issue with Sports Authority, as they stood behind the product providing a refund, but I don't think the design or materials used on this bike are suitable for serious off road use. Don't buy it unless -
You are a very light weight person
You like to spend your time striaghtening bent wheels
You want it for looks rather than performance.

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Favorite Trail:   East Bay Bike Path

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:   Sports Authority

Similar Products Used:   NA

Bike Setup:   Stock

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