Mongoose Black Diamond Double Freeride Full Suspension

4.64/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $1700.00

Product Description

  • 18-Speed Drivetrain
  • SRAM X.7 Trigger Shifters
  • Timberwolf Freeride 2.3” Tires
  • 31.8mm Riser Bar Stem

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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2013

Strengths:    extremely strong frame!! I am 6'5" and 230lbs and the bike does great on all trails that I have taken It on. Brakes are amazing with dual pads on each disk and hydraulic fluid for immediate response.

Weaknesses:    shocks are meant for free ride jumps and speed. anything larger and they would probably need to be upgraded.

Bottom Line:   
overall an amazing bike. I have one im getting rid of for 800 in very good condition. email me if interested.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Cob a Downhiller from Astoria Oregon USA

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2009

Strengths:    low standover and super tough frame. has no lateral flex and takes abuse well. I have the 2007 version and the only thing changed is the rear shock due to my weight and riding style(6'1" 270# jumper/downhiller) bottom line is that if you want an in-destructable machine to floor it on or go anti gravity this is it... 2 years and the only changes are the seat and brake pads and bars...and rear shock for preferance.

Weaknesses:    maybe heavy for a light rider any one over 220 looking for dependability, out of bounds no problems

Bottom Line:   
mongoose sent me an entire bearing and bushing kit with everything except a new frame and swing arm(literaly) for $20. It pedals good, and takes hits like a dh rig if you set it up. easily worth $2000 for just a frame and rear shock new.... if you get one you wont let it go..

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Favorite Trail:   Dutchman

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1850.00

Purchased At:   Down Cycles

Similar Products Used:   nothing money can buy in the same range compares....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james grant a Downhiller from lancashire england

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2008

Strengths:    Good tough frame,very efficient peddaling very little bob! gr8 cranks and gears and a relyable rear shock. Also the hayes 9 brakes are amazing i prefer them to hope moto m6!

Weaknesses:    poor wheel set, the rims got bent very quickly and there are alot of bearings right where it gets mucky (this makes for tiresom slow cleaning! otherwise all good!!

Bottom Line:   
overall this is a good, solid, reliable bike that i hope will last me for a good many years to come. its got some superb plush suspension that has enough travel for some pretty hardcore dh stuff but is still ok for hitting the occasional trail.i would reccomend this bike for any first time downhillers or any experienced downhill riders looking for a lighter rig to build on.

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Favorite Trail:   glentress scotland

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   glentress shop

Similar Products Used:   santa cruz v10 (too heavy), kona stinky (generally rubbish)

Bike Setup:   i have upgraded the forks to boxxers for more hardcore dh use, and got a direct mount sunline stem to go with them, otherwise all stock, i plan on getting some new wheels soon.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike a Weekend Warrior from chicago, il

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2007

Strengths:    strong frame, nice set of components for price

Weaknesses:    a little tall when standing over bike, heard the front and rear shocks are weak (havent noticed), seat is awful, very hard

Bottom Line:   
love the bike! fit into budget and it definitely can handle a lenghty ride to the trails. shocks can handle everything i have thrown at it so far.

i would recommend to anyone looking for an entry bike into freeride bike, go to richards bikes if around illinois, they rock!

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Favorite Trail:   palos / bullfrog

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   richards bicycles

Similar Products Used:   none, came from a hardtail schwinn mesa

Bike Setup:   stock, might replace shocks,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Suarez a Weekend Warrior from San Diego

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2006

Strengths:    Beefy frame, Suspension design no-bob!Pretty plush!

Weaknesses:    Lack of standover clearance.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the Price! Pedals really well.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Stock except Marzocchi 66 Light.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Reek a Cross Country Rider from Baltimore

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2006

Strengths:    Efficient pedaling, decent component specs

Weaknesses:    Fork is weak

Bottom Line:   
The bike feels lighter than 38 lbs. I did part it out and build it up to my preference and it now is about 35 lbs. Definitely pedals like a bike that's lighter and has less travel but soaks up anything you throw at it. Frame seems pretty sturdy. The fork had to go and i put a 170 mm travel Jr T on the front. Much better. Definitely a fun bike. Glad I gave the goose a try but then again, I also have a GT ID5 with a similar suspension design and I love that too. I had my doubts considering I used to ride frames that cost almost as much as this entire bike did but so far so good. The fox DHX 3.0 is a bit weak though. Heard the DHX 5.0 is much better but I might put a Vanilla RC propedal on there to see if this helps with the end of stroke ride quality.

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Favorite Trail:   clementine loop, ca

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Giant AC1, Schwinn Straight 8

Bike Setup:   Jr T, DT Swiss wheels, 8 speed drive train

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dan a Downhiller from Northern Ireland

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2006

Strengths:    it can soak up prety much anything from big sets of steps to large drop ofs

Weaknesses:    the forks were a bit crappy soo i upgraded to 66rc's much beter job

Bottom Line:   
this is a good allround bike although a new set of forks may be required after a year or two. really good deal tho

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Similar Products Used:   Giant Ac Team- not enough travel

Bike Setup:   stock apart from the 66rcs and a set of renthal fat bars(love these reminds me of my mx bike)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john a Weekend Warrior from Greenville

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2006

Strengths:    Price
Suspension Setup
Efficient Going Up or Down

Weaknesses:    SDG Saddle
IBeam Saddle/Seatpost

Bottom Line:   
If your butt is going to be spending the same amount of time on the seat and a lift don't worry about switching to something comfortable. But for the rest of us it is the first thing you need to do. I bought a WTB seat before I had the bike. One catch though, this will also mean that you need to purchase a seatpost too. Also budget in the next year to replace the fork.
Now for the good stuff! Cost a 1,000.00 less than the Trek Session with the same components! Great overall component specs. Lots of travel, but doesn't ride like a regular squishy. A review from a magazine best described the ideal rider for this bike, a person wanting to explore hucking and freeriding who came from the Xcountry or trail bike scene. I love it, it's the best bang for the buck.

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Favorite Trail:   Thift Cove, Pisah

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Sunrift Adventures

Similar Products Used:   Trek Session
Yeti ASX
Cannondale Gemini

Bike Setup:   stock except heavier springs and WTB seat, titec seatpost
future: titec regular pyro seatpost, Z1, 66 or some kind of fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam a Weekend Warrior from NC

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2005

Strengths:    frame seems really strong. Brakes good, rims good, hussefelt stuff is solid, the tires are really nice (this is on the '06) fork seems better than I thought. Pretty much, the spec is amazing for the price. It also looks way nicer in person than in pictures

Weaknesses:    The fork is a little small for this bike, I'll probably replace it with a 66 eventually. Also, the head angle is maybe a degree steeper than I would ideally want. Other than that, nothing so far!

Bottom Line:   
I was amazed when I rode this bike for the first time. It feels like a burly big-hit bike, and is plenty plush, but it pedals really well. It feels sort of like a small vpfree.
I took it off of a couple mid-sized drops/jumps, and it was rock-solid, and felt like it could easily go way bigger. That said, it also doesn't feel like a pig. It also climbed really well for a 38?lb bike.
The only things that I noticed that some people might not like is that the cockpit is pretty short, and the bike feels pretty tall. Also, the sizes are big, my medium was bigger than a Kona large.

Overall, really awesome budget freeride bike that can still be pedalled some

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Favorite Trail:   Tar River

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   My friend

Similar Products Used:   Big hit, stinky, session 7, vp free, bullit, coiler, giant ac, etc.

Bike Setup:   totally stock for now

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by George a Cross Country Rider from Ourimbah

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2005

Strengths:    Frame with the new FreeDrive.Shox and forks work very well.Hayes 8's.Rims are strong.Everything you get for the money is unbeatable.

Weaknesses:    The seat is a little hard and I ride 2 times a day everyday.

Bottom Line:   
Anyone that knocks Mongoose has rocks in there head.Over the last 10 years they have made good bikes and now they are better than ever.I have rode this bike up a hour and a half up hill fire road and it was not fast but able.What goes up flys down!Jumps,drops switch backs everything fast and stable.
The free drive system works.Put and crap shox on it still wont "bob'.
If you wan't a bike to take the tough stuff and still go up hill you can't get better.Let alone for the price.Get one!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Ourimbah national forest

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   GatesHead

Similar Products Used:   Lots of bikes but none with this much travel.

Bike Setup:   I put lock on grips,change tyres bepending on what im riding.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by adi a Weekend Warrior from israel

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2005

Strengths:    good frame/parts/wheels/rear shock- osem look- the look soooo goooodddd!!!

Weaknesses:    i think thaht the fork will die on me soon ,the pedals suck,

Bottom Line:   
i got this bike after sitting on my butt for like 6 months .
i am truly surprised by the climbing ability you get from this bike altghu they are roundly 17 kg ( 38 p)the rock!!
since im a bit heavy ( 200 p) i think im gonna have to change the stock spring that comes on the splice .
otherwise - i really like this bike - you get for a good price some "bad" parts that seems like the gonna live a long time with the minor abuse i give them ..
hmm- o.k no more crap- the bike comes well stocked with almost nothing you can cahnge( just the fork - say to a doubla clamped one )
recommend it to my friends any day !!

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Favorite Trail:   shokef

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   "rosen-meents"

Similar Products Used:   ruckus, dbr xr6

Bike Setup:   didnt change much- changed the pedals to 545 and the disc pads to kool stops.

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