Mongoose Fireball 26 DJ/MtnX

3.38/5 (8 Reviews)

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shubham Parmar

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2013

Strengths:    great frame geometry , superb chainguide , great alex 32H. rims superb kenda k-rad small block tires.

Weaknesses:    Brakes not enough tough , derailleur better if short cage , saddle is not enough good

Bottom Line:   
Great dj bike affordable great components amazing frame geometry.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by franko4X a Racer from

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2011

Strengths:    The Frame is GREAT for its price nice and lite but not to lite for it to bend .
The BB is nice and smooth still after doing some heavy riding.
The wheel set up is amazing specially the cassette hub at the rear was nice and easy to change to single speed.
The derailleur is shifting on key every time.

Weaknesses:    the forks are not great way to stiff
the brakes are a good thing to change
the front chain stay is not the best way to much plastic
the standard tires are great if you are just cruising around town but if you go off road change to a heavier tread .

Bottom Line:   
Great entry bike or perfect if you want something to work up i highly recommend it to people just starting off or making a transition.
If you can break this bike I think its time to move to a Dual suspension or maybe cut back on the hardcore stuff.

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Favorite Trail:   Stromlo ACT aus

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Ron Boulton Cycles O

Bike Setup:   Maxxis larsen tires ,bomber DJ3 forks 110 travel,Hayes rear brakes,Shimano front brakes,atherton series handle bars,SNAFU sealed pedals,front sun ringle Ryhno lite rim with profile sealed hub.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lDav a Weekend Warrior from australia

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2010

Strengths:    easy to handle, good geo (for my style), can take some heavy hits (wouldn't recommend too many of them though), sram components still work perfectly, rims are still straight and true after some big landings, k-rads grip well on dry surfaces

Weaknesses:    launch's aren't the best forks, brakes are reasonable (they have their moments when set up right), bb became a little loose after a couple of months (after another 7-8 months it didn't get any worse, still works so it's all good)

Bottom Line:   
good entry level bike for beginners or for people short of change (like me). hasn't gone wrong for me yet.
its performance for its price and quality is 5 chillies, if the bike cost any more it would be less.

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Favorite Trail:   street

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   mongoose tyax (frame feels sturdier)

Bike Setup:   soon to have avid bb7 on the rear with a single speed set up

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by billyproccy a Downhiller from WALES, Powys

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2009

Strengths:    Strong, Great forks, Nice design, great rear derailear, brilliant chain wheels!!!!

Weaknesses:    Only 1 thing i could pick out was breaks i reccommend upgrading.

Bottom Line:   
I highly reccommend this bike and the 2009 model is just as great, GET THIS BIKEEEE!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Coed y brenin

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Saracen instinct. Giant STP 0. DMR Drone.

Bike Setup:   I changed the breaks to some hydrolic avid juicy 7`s!!!!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MTB916 a Downhiller from Sacramento, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2009

Strengths:    Semi-light frame, Good starter bike, Affordable

Weaknesses:    Derailer is junk, forks are junk,

Bottom Line:   
Good starter bike, just needs new forks. So if you are looking into getting into Dirt Jumping and don't wanna break the bank get this bike

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Jack Flash

Bike Setup:   09 Mongoose Fireball, Forte single speed kit, Elixir R Rear disc brake, Dirt Jumper 2 Forks

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by norcorider95 a Weekend Warrior from London, united kingdom

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2009

Strengths:    urm good stuff except forks

Weaknesses:    right his has now bent it didnt break on me though, its a beast as in stupidly wieghted. crap its a mongoose.

Bottom Line:   
bad, used once and the beast on the landing made the worst noise and felt like the frame was flexing and the frks are dreadful.

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Favorite Trail:   the lookout

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $10000000.00

Purchased At:   tested my mates.

Similar Products Used:   nothing this bad.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Franke a Weekend Warrior from Gympie

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2008

Strengths:    I think the frame is strong (it didnt break on me), Shifts ok, cranks, my derailur got killed and it still seems to be working ok.

Weaknesses:    The bars (i snapped in 2 ... easily, was very scary), stem (all the bolts stripped when i broke the bars), folks, grips, brakes, peadals (really need to be sharper), tyres, chain and it weighs as much as some DH bikes ... its a tank

Bottom Line:   
Good for beginers with a shallow pocket, but if you the slightest bit serious ... Dig a bit deeper and get a Giant STP, cant go wrong there. This one has cost me just as much to fix it as it did to buy in the first place

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Favorite Trail:   Chatsworth ... you all dont know where it is haha

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Pedal Power

Similar Products Used:   07 STP1

Bike Setup:   stock ... untill i broke half of the parts. Now the proud owner of a glory DH1 and 07 STP1

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jye a Weekend Warrior from Victoria

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2008

Strengths:    crank, bb and gear shifters

Weaknesses:    disk brakes, suspention and derailleur hanger

Bottom Line:   
great bike for beginners if willing to pay $30 for a derailleur hanger every second month.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Super Store

Similar Products Used:   Norco wolverine, mongoose rival dirt hi and avanti derelikt

Bike Setup:   dirt jumping hard tail

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i was going to get this bike but it was called a kids bike on even cycles why is it called a kids bike is this just a mistake because youtube adults use them and on other website it is not called a kids bike ? :madman:Read More »

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