Mongoose Black Diamond Triple Freeride Full Suspension

4.78/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $2500.00


Product Description

  • Shifters SRAM X.9 Impulse trigger shifters 9 speed
  • Freewheel SRAM PG-990 11-34T 9 speed
  • Chain KMC Z-9900 silver
  • Rims WTB Speed Disc Pro DH
  • Tires WTB Timberwolf FR 2.5
  • Spokes WTB Black Stainless Steel
  • Front Brake Avid Juicy 7 hydraulic w/8" rotors


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by smokinspokes a Downhiller from Washington, DC

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2011

Strengths:    Versatility, dimensions, weight, and strength make for an excellent ride.

Weaknesses:    NONE.

Bottom Line:   
This is a fantastic bike, and I am extremely happy with it all around. Ive adjusted the travel in such a way that I experience little pedal bob, but the landings are smooth and controlled. Rocks and roots? Bring it! In corners, it tracks so well that I feel like im on rails. I am able to put so much trust in this bike that I have gone from a somewhat reserved rider, to the guy who rides like hes being chased by a pack of pit bulls.

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Favorite Trail:   Double Top Secret

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   eBay - Frame Only

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Drop Off III, Azonic Baretta Stem, Race Face Atlas Bars, FSA Pig DH Headset, Avid Code 5 Brakes F+R, XT Shifter, Saint Deraileur, FSA Gravity Wheels, Maxxis Minion Tires F+R, Race Face Atlas Crank 36T, DMR Platform Pedals (red),Manitou Metel Rear Shock, blah, blah, blah...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by caciara a Weekend Warrior from rome, italy

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2009

Strengths:    quality parts, lightweight for travel and intented use, freedrive system work all time when pedaling, no bobbing, good-excellent manovrability from singletrack to freeride abuse to downhill. again surprise me after two years!!!!

Weaknesses:    non so far

Bottom Line:   
buy it.save your money. for the price you can try a black secret diamond... surprised me and my friends!!

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Favorite Trail:   all negative trails

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   fox dhx3coil(good surprise) marzocchi 66vf2 mavicx729 raceface dh ring blackspire bash x.9-x.9 fsa parts amoeba saddles wtb timberwolf2.3

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rabbid-mongoose a Downhiller from Michigan

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2009

Strengths:    Downhill racing, cross country rides. Extreme rocky sections, tight banked turns, good fighting weight. This bike descends very predictably, and it climbs just as well in the middle ring as the bottom.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great bike if you can only have one bike and need it to do everything. It pedals very well, especially for a 40 pound bike. I use mine to race DH, trail ride, some urban, big droppin, and even big flat drops. This bike has taken a beating, and required only regular maintenance. I even have the stock Singletrack rims on it, still works awesome!

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Favorite Trail:   trails in Japan

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Used from the owner

Similar Products Used:   Ironhorse Sunday, Trek Session 88

Bike Setup:   Saint 2 piston disc F & R w/203mm rotors, SRAM X9 Deraileurs(2009) X9 rear Der(2009), E-13 guide and bashring, Straitline stem, DHX 4.0 shock, Boxxer Ride U-turn dual crown fork. Sun Singletrack rims with Ringle hubs, Nevegal Tomac DTC 2.5s for trail, Maxxis DH tubes, Halo twin rails for street.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lucus a Downhiller from Denver, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2007

Strengths:    Everything?
well equipped, inexpensive, adjustable in every way you want it to be.


Weaknesses:    SL1 had to be sent back to Zoch, and DHX sucked in. Also bent one of the main pivot bolts.

Bottom Line:   
Pretty awesome for what I paid. Handles well, corners well, does mostly everything well. Point and go.

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Favorite Trail:   keystone, money/cowboy up

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   a guy I know

Similar Products Used:   Demo, Enduro, Jamis thingy.... SC bullit, all the fun stuff kinda.

Bike Setup:   Stock except for a thomson post and spec saddle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Todd Everitt a Weekend Warrior from S.LakeTahoe, CA USA

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2007

Strengths:    Suspension design and components are top notch on the 2007 model. This bike is the sh**.


Weaknesses:    Had to send the 66 SL1 in for warranty, but now is AWESOME.
I had to replace the crankset with a double ring unit to make the climbing easier, thus had to add front derailler and shifter.


Bottom Line:   
I read all the reviews on this model and was a little skepticle. The main reason for the purchase was the weight of the bike, 9 lbs lighter than my Norco. The component spec is top notch. Nothing but the best here. The only thing that sucked was the fork and the lack of the double front ring. After the upgrade, I went and road Mr. Toads in Lake Tahoe. This bike climbs outstanding. Accelerates with ease and rolls over the rocks no problem. As for the DH side of the ride, all I can say is WOW. I havene't even got the suspension dialed and was way faster than my Norco. I love this bike. The price is right, the weight is right, and the bike is right.

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Favorite Trail:   Mr. Toads Wild Ride

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Watta Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   2005 Norco Atomik w/ 66rc.

Bike Setup:   Stock set up w/ exception of xt front derailler, sram x9 shifter and truvativ crankset w/ 32/22 ring set.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Axel Rødningen a Downhiller from Oslo, Norway

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2006

Strengths:    I love the Bike. I have the 06'mod. It have only quality parts. the rock shox boxxer ride is soooo smooth, u can adjust it so much. I love the freedrive, it helps me a lot when i'm pedaling

Weaknesses:    not so much. My fork dind't have full travel in the beginning, just around 120mm out of 178mm. so it took me around a week to get the replacements. it was only 120mm because it had too much fluid. and the I broke somthing inside.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike for around 1,5month ago. It's so smuth riding the small tracks, like we have hear in norway, justlike the uk tracks. the fork is so plush, just right for me, absorbing everything that comes in the way. and the dhx 4 shock also is whery smooth. I where looking for a bike, then I saw: transition dirtbag, norco A-line, Ironhorse (ironhores) yackuza DH. and moore. this bike is GOOOOOD

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Favorite Trail:   Dh tracks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   på 2 hjul

Similar Products Used:   demo9, stinky, stinky dee-lux, norco team DH. mongoose EC-D.

Bike Setup:   singeltrack sl wheels. dhx4 shock, boXXer ride fork, holzfeller coponentry like crank, and stem/bar combo. sram x-9. magura gustav M brakes, sdg air seat.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by christopher a Downhiller from nsw australia

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2006

Strengths:    From top to bottom its xlnt,very user friendly. Straight away I felt sure & balanced, confident thru the air. You have to almost try to losse traction in fast corners. The adjustalbe front forks make setup fast & simple,(travel & compresion on the fly).The sram shifters are instantanious.

Weaknesses:    cable placement, gear cable gets pinched on full right lock. a little slow on acceleration.

Bottom Line:   
I spent a year searching & testing before deciding on the blackdiamond triple. If your after a bike to open up your adrenalin glands, save yourself the hassle & time, buy it now.

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Favorite Trail:   anything that gose down

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   This is my first big drop bike

Bike Setup:   As it comes from the factory, way change what works.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alex a Racer from Adelaide

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2005

Strengths:    insane DH race bike that has an effective and plush use of travel and equiped with wicked parts. Is light and pedals like a gem.

Weaknesses:    a bit to high for someone under 5,8"

Bottom Line:   
the bike will suit those who want a DH race bike and don't want to break the bank. As compared to kona, it absolutley leaves their bikes for dead especailly the stab which kona claims is a DH bike.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stab, Stinky dee-lux

Bike Setup:   Boxxers, jucieys, fox, holzfellor, sram etc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris harrington a Weekend Warrior from sydney

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2005

Strengths:    Its all strong especially the front Rockshox boxxers when u hit a jump its like flying over the moon ( if u know how it feels :s)

Weaknesses:    The few pivot points can need replacing after alot of use and brake pads and disks need to be cleaned well after long periods of time

Bottom Line:   
This is a strong sturdy well made bike and is gud for anyone starting downhill or dirt jumping and looking to continue far on this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Red Bull Rampage

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Turramurra cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Specialised big hit, trek session 7

Bike Setup:   Awsome Small problem is that the seat need to be cut to size as it can colide with rear coilovers

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