Mongoose Ritual Freeride Hardtail

3.69/5 (16 Reviews)
MSRP : $530.00


Product Description

  • Rims: Alex DM24
  • Front Hub: Alloy disc Q/R
  • Rear Hub: Alloy single speed cassette
  • Spokes: Stainless steel
  • Nipples: brass UCP
  • Front Brake Tektro IO disc
  • Brake Levers: Tektro forged alloy


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dirt4life a Downhiller from Utah

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2011

Strengths:    Strong bike as long as you keep it well maintained, and as long as you treat it well. Feels well balanced in the air. A very good entry level dirt jumper for a good price, that you can easily upgrade as you progress. I dont know where those idiots paid over a thousand dollars for it, its obviously not worth that just looking at the components. But for a good price i would definelty recommend it.

Weaknesses:    A little on the heavy side, lose the gro and cut the steerer tube down a little, cut the extra long seatpost,maybe find a slimmer seat to save weight.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for a good price if you know where to get it. Has tons of potential or great entry level bike on its own. I would defenitly recommend it for around $300 in good condition.

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Favorite Trail:   I street

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Used 2nd owner

Similar Products Used:   Transition Trail or park, jamis DJ, Blackmarket DJ's, Specialized p1.

Bike Setup:   Stock frame, cranks, sprocket, and stem, Marzocchi Dirt Jam fork, Atomlab bars,sun rims ditch whiches, primo pedals, straight cable, cut steerer tube down and seatpost, transition seat, kenda k-rad tires.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AllRounder123 a Downhiller from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2009

Strengths:    A strong (cro-mo) frame with good drop outs. For a second hand bike at around $200 it comes well specd, altough you get what you pay for on entry level bikes.

Weaknesses:    Gyro - ditch it and run a single cable to the rear. Improved brake performance by 50% right away - the gyro is a selling point, but not practical.
Forks - not bad for the price and have stood up well so far (im 90kg) - but dont expect them to run well for long 9especially if you are heavier)


Bottom Line:   
Def a good buy, especialy second hand. Great as an entry dirt jumper and light downhill. If you are light in weight (e.g. 55-70kg) you can throw what you like at this thing and it will be fine. If heavier, it will take it, but just remember ur riding an entry level bike.

Its easy to swap out the lesser parts (cranks, def brakes, bars/grips) for better ones as you improve. Plus in the meantime you will learn how to ride better/more about your bike as you will need to hone your skills

If looking at this bike as a daily ride, to get from A - B buy it (check ebay for cheap examples). If later you want to abuse it, the cro-mo frame is an excellent base to build from.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   second hand from eba

Similar Products Used:   STP, P1, craftworks rail

Bike Setup:   stock - swapped the gyro out for odyssey rear cable, lock on grips

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Larry from canton ohio

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2007

Strengths:    Price,geometry, 24"s stock, single speed, burly frame, easy to mod

Weaknesses:    heavy, front and back tekro discs suck, gyro is weak, static stances air assist blew, cranks come loose.

Bottom Line:   
Its a good bike for the price, better if found used. Its good as a single speed, never ran it with gears. brakes and fork and crank could use upgraded, other then that its solid. drilling out the dropouts made this bike so much more fun to ride. with the frame made to except 26s, there is pelnty of room to cut into the dropouts and slam that 24 inch hoop. If your new to the sport or just want a budget bike this is it. If you can afford a p1 go for that instead due to the weight of this bike. your best bet is to find this used, they always sell on ebay for 300 to 400. I rarely ever see one for sale though.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   mtbr classifieds

Similar Products Used:   chase 1

Bike Setup:   stock with dropouts drilled an extra half inch, manual so nice now, perfect lenght chainstays now. front brake removed, steerer cut, seat tube cut, shimmed the fork and put in heavier oil.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Fred Hoffman a Weekend Warrior from mainridge

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2007

Strengths:    nothing

Weaknesses:    everything

Bottom Line:   
Frame snapped

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Favorite Trail:   Eatenscutting

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200000.00

Purchased At:   Sealys

Similar Products Used:   hardrock

Bike Setup:   crap

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jimma a Downhiller from Holevale

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2007

Strengths:    None at all, really.
Tyres are okay.


Weaknesses:    Forks, and the price is way too high, for a standard bike.

Bottom Line:   
A poor bike, way overpriced. Not recommended for those who like a perfect bike. Only buy if you don't have a ot of cash and don't really look for technical in a bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Eaton's Cutting

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Sealy's Cycles, Mornington

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose Fireball

Bike Setup:   Downhill

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark davies from Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2007

Strengths:    there are none

Weaknesses:    crank arm bends, forks snap, leavers snap, gyro bottom cable costs like $60 to replace

Bottom Line:   
its like someone rapeing you to death....

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Favorite Trail:   N/A

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Scene

Similar Products Used:   suzuki rm125 o6

Bike Setup:   fly 2peice cranks, amoabra downhill bars, colony barends, odessey grips, snafu pedals, goldfinger leaver, kool chain, odessey 25t sprocket, sunrims

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by harry doran from melbourne

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2007

Strengths:    rides smooth, strong build and 24 inches

Weaknesses:    pedals not very grippy and preety heavy

Bottom Line:   
nice bike for light downhill and some jumps

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Favorite Trail:   downhill/dj

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   internet

Bike Setup:   dirt jam pro forks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jock-strap loves nob suck me a Cross Country Rider from kout dog

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2007

Strengths:    the paint doesnt scatch easy,the seat is soft and the chain is the smooth also the shocks are COOL!!!

Weaknesses:    the stickers are poor and the bike looks like a Katmandu

Bottom Line:   
Good for riding to school and to the shops.

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Favorite Trail:   howitt park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   bikes r us

Similar Products Used:   Katmandu,mongoose sniper

Bike Setup:   hartail

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jock strap a Downhiller from albany wa australia

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2006

Strengths:    nothing

Weaknesses:    heavy, snapped the fram, bent the forks, gay pedals

Bottom Line:   
this is a very weak piece of crap. if you looking for a bike around its pricerange go for the specialized hardrock. it is as hard as nails and the hammer and the house they made.

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Favorite Trail:   downhill/dj

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Similar Products Used:   specialized p1 (great bike)

Bike Setup:   its dead

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony Porter a Weekend Warrior from Somerset, United kingdom

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2006

Strengths:    Very strong, Nice looking, Great value for money!

Weaknesses:    Really heavy! gyro not a great idea! (not strong either)...erm, just to heavy really!

Bottom Line:   
Great if you are a bit skint! But invest in better quality bike if you can! To heavy for my liking, but has lasted me for years with no problems!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Tri-uk

Similar Products Used:   specialized P1


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Downhiller from illinois

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2006

Strengths:    STRONG!!! nice to build up, bombproof frame, can make it for whatever you ride with a few new cmpnts

Weaknesses:    FORK!!! suck blew it up in a day get a dirt jumper!!!!! a little heavy

Bottom Line:   
bad a$$ bike for the money and can mod it to the max for CHEAP. BOMBPROOF!

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Favorite Trail:   challenge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   ALL

Bike Setup:   DJ3 fork All sram rear derailer and shifter, with two bash rings to keep chain on stock everything else... gonna get hydro disk front

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Columbus, OH

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2006

Strengths:    It is a steel hard tail with american bb... rear hub has a thru with four bearings, nice tire step up

Weaknesses:    it is over 40 pounds stock, pedals suck, fork is super heavy and soft , gyro sucks for trying to brake, bars and stem easily reach about four pounds

Bottom Line:   
If you plan on riding street and tails like on a bmx bike, than this is for you. It rides just like that. It built for the abuse of this style of riding. It feels weightless in the air. The top tube is really only 22.5 inches and feels short. Bottom line it the best bike to bust a crazy line on once you are use to the weight.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   450

Similar Products Used:   specialized p2, santa cruz jackle, black market mob, jamis eureka

Bike Setup:   stock frame with seat post and crankset,shadow slim seat, marzocchi dirt jumper II, bombshell wheelset with k-rad and kujo dh, hayes mechanical (6 rear and 8 front), hoffman mushroom grips and primo bar ends, azonic aggro stem, oversized 31.8 bars, odyssey pedals (now under 38 pounds)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TheOne from Cleveland, OH, USA

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2006

Strengths:    Solid, really frickin' cheap, 24" wheels

Weaknesses:    Heavy-ish, fork leaves some to be desired

Bottom Line:   
A great urban bike. It is set up for barspins, and if you want to throw out the singlespeed, you can put on a downtube shifter, too. Fork is a bit on the crappy side, but the lockout is nice - definitely one of the components I'm planning on replacing someday... Don't try to take it up hills, though - the combo of singlespeed and the weight kill. Overall, considering the price, what a cool bike to have for it's purpose.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   Sunrise Cycle

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter a Racer from NY, Buffalo

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2005

Strengths:    Excellent frame, comes singlespeed, handlebars

Weaknesses:    Maybe the fork. Bottoms out very easily even on stiffest settings. I bought an Marzocchi D-Street Comp, and it's fanstastic. The seat is also a little clumsy.

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic for the price. Comes with 24" wheels, great frame, singlespeed. And still only about $500 (mongoose.com). There are several bikes in price-class and this is the best. Absolutely.

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Favorite Trail:   Jump trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   DK Fury 24" BMX

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi D-Street Comp 80mm, Bontrager Earl seat (awesome value!)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alistair mitchell a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2005

Strengths:    Strong frame,single speed,gyro,equipped with good tyres,good brakes,light in air, and the forks are quite good for RSTs they come with lock on.

Weaknesses:    a tiny bit on the heavy side and the seat is rubbish so change it to a dmr jump saddle.

Bottom Line:   
Mint bike, when it is in the air it is easy to control.I am 12 and i can clear big jumps and manual them ive been of a few drop offs and it has handled them nice so dont let the weight or shape put you off it might look ugly on the internet but it is beautiful when you actully see it.I would recomend this to any dirt jump rider and a racer that wants a strong bike and is easy to control.

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Favorite Trail:   jump

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $430.00

Purchased At:   jack davies cycles

Similar Products Used:   speciallized p1

Bike Setup:   it is good when you get it but i put dmr v8 pedals on it and a dmr jump sadle and new dust caps and hope skewer.

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