Mongoose Amasa Comp XC Hardtail

4.46/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $700.00

Product Description

  • Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Power Spline BB
  • Pedals: M-logo Alloy Platform
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore 9 speed
  • Freewheel: SRAM PG-950 11-32 9 speed
  • Chain: KMC Z-9200
  • Rims: WTB Speed Disc

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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan Cobb a Weekend Warrior from Cambridge, UK

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2011

Strengths:    130mm forks. Solid feel to frame. Stable geometry with short chainstays. OEM hydraulic brakes. Comfy WTB seat. Looks good in dark blue.

Weaknesses:    OEM stem & bars slightly heavy.

Bottom Line:   
For the last 3 years it's been used by a friend. The bike is still in good condition (wheels included), with minor replacements and servicing for the usual drivetrain and braking stuff. Apart from changing to a shorter stem it's pretty close to original.
Mongoose's Amasa model has been discontinued as of 2010 (an up-spec Tyax currently suffices in place of the comp).
The boxy frame still looks modern despite what is now considered a high standover height for the top tube. Short 420mm chainstays make this bike very adjustable for front to rear balance, popping the front up off drops is a cinch. Rides light and fast - yet feels secure. Have to give it a 5 as it goes even better than the sum of it's parts. Still a fun bike to ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Slalom & Coaster, Taupo, NZ

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Time, Hamilton

Similar Products Used:   Other hardtails.

Bike Setup:   (2006 Amasa Comp 18 inch frame): Truvative XR 60mm stem, 2.35 Maxxis High Roller (front), 2.4 Continental Speed King (rear), Original 130mm travel Manitou Splice forks and Hayes Sole hydraulic brakes still work great.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by turbotad a Cross Country Rider from Arlington, VA

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2009

Strengths:    * Great Components for the price
* Excellent brakes
* Sharp, quick handling
* Long-travel fork

Weaknesses:    * Hate the SRAM shifters - they're bizarre

Bottom Line:   
Only had the bike for a week and am totally in love with it. Great singletracking bike, fast handling makes directional changes effortless, and love the long-travel fork with lockout, so that when you get back on the road, you just flick a switch and lock the fork out.

Video of first day out with the bike:

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Shasta Fire Road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $510.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   * Giant Butte (heavily, heavily customized)
* GT Aggressor

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Forte pedals (excellent value) and Forte barends.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kanani42 a Weekend Warrior from hawthorne, ca. u.s.

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2009

Strengths:    great components, good responsivness

Weaknesses:    disc breaks squeal, too noisy

Bottom Line:   
For the price you can't beat the components on this'll pay $100 or $200 more and not get what this bike comes with. I researched plenty before buying this bike and I was looking at the Specialized RockHopper $200 more for Disc Brakes and $100 more without...with the same rear derailuer and front suspension....I haven't bought a bike in ten years and I'm very happy with my purchase!

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Favorite Trail:   mainly beach riding

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $510.00

Purchased At:   performance bike

Similar Products Used:   gt pantera

Bike Setup:   everything stock except pedals. Changed to Forte pedals

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jdevilphx a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix, AZ

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2009

Strengths:    ProMax hydraulic disc, rotors: 180mm front, 160mm rear work really well and have great feel to them. I think the greatest strength of the bike is the SRAM X.5 shifters, this is the first time i have had SRAM shifters and i can't believe how quickly you can pop through the gears. Bike has a great feel to it, you can really feel the trail and it responds well.

Weaknesses:    Why are the handle bars so wide?! The bars are seriously too wide and you will worry about it on tight trials. Front shocks have a lot of rebound and the bike is a little front heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Great first bike and a great price. It can handle more than what i can handle on the desert trails. You get what you pay for in the front shocks; they have a lot of rebound and bounce around when you haul through fast rocky sections, but they keep you from breaking your wrists on those hard drops you never see coming. If you can't afford a high end bike give this bike a try, your gonna have a lot of fun on it and when you buy your next bike you'll know exactly what you want to buy and what components you like and don't like

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Favorite Trail:   McDowell Mtn Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   None, this is my first hardtail.

Bike Setup:   2009 model: black
Tires: 26x2.1 Kenda ExCavator
Wheelset: Alex TD24 double wall, disc specific rims with Formula Disc Alloy QR 32H hubs
Frame: Flat top tube technologies All Mountain 6061 Alloy
Headset: FSA
Crankset: FSA Alpha Drive 44/32/22T ISIS
Bottom Bracket: FSA ISIS cartridge
Chain: KMC Z-9200
Stem: Mongoose alloy 31.8x90mm (small & medium) 110mm (large)
Pedals: Mongoose alloy platform
Handlebar: Mongoose alloy riser 31.8x30x685mm
Seatpost: Mongoose alloy with micro adjust clamp
Grips/Tape: Mongoose lock-on
Rear Shock: NA
Levers: ProMax hydraulic
Brakes: ProMax hydraulic disc, rotors: 180mm front, 160mm rear
Fork: SR Suntour MAG 32-LOD 120mm travel, magnesium lowers, 32mm aluminum stanchions, hydro damping and lock out
Front Derailleur: SR Suntour XCR414
Cassette: SRAM PG-950 11-32 9-speed cassette
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.5
Shifters: SRAM X.5 triggers 27 speed
Saddle: WTB Pure V Sport

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gdd1961 a Weekend Warrior from Schertz, Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2009

Strengths:    Great Bike

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I bought is Jan 2008 and love it. I am a weekend warrior, and it takes all the Rocky trails of south texas with no problem. Climbs great, the fork takes the down hills easily. No problems or adjustments needed. For the average rider, which most of us are - won't by more bike than you need!

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Favorite Trail:   Gov't Canyon natural area park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $379.00

Purchased At:   Action Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Delta V700

Bike Setup:   Stock, added clipless pedals, heavy duty slime tubes, the cactus will end your ride!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Ivanov a Weekend Warrior from Baltimore, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2008

Strengths:    I have '06 model. Great components for its value! Manitou Splice Comp 130mm fork, Hayes Sole Hydraulic brakes, Nevegal tyres.

Weaknesses:    Nothing yet. Has about 500 miles on it, but still works like new.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the money. I got a deal for a new bike on eBay. Other bikes with the same top of the line components cost much more expensive.

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Favorite Trail:   all around

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose Wing Elite, Specialized HardRock Pro

Bike Setup:   All stock except rear derailleur.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Daniel Cobb a Weekend Warrior from Rotorua, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2007

Strengths:    2005 yellow model (purchased April '06) - Large size. Strong frame, faultless drivetrain componentry (mainly Deore), looks good. Avid BB5 cable discs are ok. Manitou Axle 100mm fork has handled small jumps and drops well. Good geometry for singletrack, road and getting up the hills - especially with bar ends.

Weaknesses:    Weak WTB dual duty wheels. Heavy and poor grip alloy pedals. WTB seat rail bent. Broke the single bolt seatpost (heavy too). Heavy long 100mm stem. WTB Exiwolf tyres only on dry trails and grass. Brake cables tend to stick after a while. The large frame combined with a long stem has always been a stretch over the front for me (5'10 height). It took 9 foot high fall over the bars (broken collarbone) to convince me to change the stem.

Bottom Line:   
Good introduction bike for a medium level mtb trails. Ok value. With a stronger wheelset my Amasa has handled rough tracks and small jumps well. Now it's usually me that's gonna break, not the bike.
Chain, cassette and middle chainring are up for replacement soon due to wear. Would't mind some 130mm forks.
Am still happy with my purchase.
Although... my girlfriends 2006 Amasa (med, blue model) fits me better, cost the same, and is specced better - a very good bike that one.

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Favorite Trail:   Split Enz with Pondy, Rotorua

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Time, Hamilton, N.Z.

Similar Products Used:   2006 Mongoose Amasa Comp (med) - better 130mm forks, Hayes Sole brakes, Nevegal tyres - hard to fault. Avanti Atomic. GT Avalanche. Kona Cinder Cone.

Bike Setup:   Alex Supra BH wheels. Alloy pedals with stainless sprigs. Giant (Velo?) cabon gel roadbike seat. Truvativ 2 bolt post. Truvative XR 60mm stem. Bar ends. Range of tyres: Kenda Nevegals (damp, rocky or loose), Tioga White Tiger (front only - mud), Specialized Rhythym (dry, smooth and street), Maxxis High Roller 2.1 (dry trail).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Guiney a Weekend Warrior from Ireland

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2007

Strengths:    Good control, easy to take any line, strong build, takes a hammering, v good forks, brakes fantasatic.

Weaknesses:    Maybe a little on the heavy side. handle bars seem very wide, but that would be a personal thing.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike, I got a great deal, but even so, $700 for this brand new is still a good deal. The last bike I had fell apart because it was a bit of an old banger, but only started really doing XC in the last 6 months or so with this bike, and I've enjoyed every minute so far, think I'll head out for a night ride tonight come to think of it.

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Favorite Trail:   Ballyhouras

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Private

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ricky yo a Downhiller from newzealand

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2007

Strengths:    every think these r the best

Weaknesses:    the forksm are good but u need to service them onece a year if u ride hard

Bottom Line:   
its a really good bike 4 jumps and downhilling its great 4 a learner!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Dunedin!!<<< yea

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   cyclecergy<<<great shop Dunnzaa << rep haRD

Similar Products Used:   giant upland,o6 pump720

Bike Setup:   stock part from pedals and handle bars and rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ken foster a Weekend Warrior from west covina, CA

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2007

Strengths:    Super strong frame, Sram 27 speed drivetrain, Kenda Nevegal tires, Hayes Sole Hydraulic Disc Brakes, 130mm Manitou Splice Comp. This bike flys downhill.

Weaknesses:    Tall steep top tube angle,Got to lay on the bars going up hill. Heavy.

Bottom Line:   
I bought a 2006 model.
The 2007 has a lockout fork and Mechanical Disc Brakes.
The best under $500 bike I could find.
Great Beginners bike. Top of the line components. Easy to assemble, come mostly preassembled from Mongoose. Fun hardtail

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Favorite Trail:   Chino Hills state park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $480.00

Purchased At:   New in the box 2006 from Mikes Bikes on ebay

Similar Products Used:   Gt, Trek, Marin, Gary Fisher, Giantall in same price range
$599 or less.

Bike Setup:   Took it out of the box and assembled it in under a 1/2 hour.
Front wheel, handlebars and seat had to be attached. Checked on. Adjusted brake pads and with my park hex key set in pocket was off for a 2 hour breakin ride.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gavin kraig a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2007

Strengths:    EVERY THING

Weaknesses:    Not much only that the forks are a bit spingy and have chucked me over a few times before

Bottom Line:   
Great bike would buy again

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Favorite Trail:   Northshore

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   bums on bikes

Similar Products Used:   Avanti Barracuda

Bike Setup:   STOCK

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Ellis a Cross Country Rider from Hampshire, UK

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2006

Strengths:    Excellent ride quality, awesome gearing and very responsive feel. I don't do jumping or extreme downhilling and this suits me perfectly. The solid feel fills you with confidence and had me going downhill off-road much faster than I used to. I also don't plan on carrying it that often, so the frame weight doesn't bother me.

Weaknesses:    Make sure the supplier sets it up properly and then double check they have done it. Only niggles were because EvansCycles didn't tighten things up properly. Jury still out on the Handlebars, I'll stick with them for a while, gear shifters take a little getting used to

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic value for the parts on it, especially if you can get it online for under 400 quid like I did.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Evans Cycles online

Similar Products Used:   Kona Cinder Cone, Specialized Hardrock 2003

Bike Setup:   Standard except peddles, which I changed for my faithful Shimano M545's and Cane Creek Ergo Bar End II's.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Iain Harris a Cross Country Rider from Taunton, Somerset

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2005

Strengths:    Quality of the components for the price is excellent. Overall feel of the ride very good. Bought largely because bike mag gave it mega-review for quality & value for money. Anticipated problems with Manitou forks but none experienced - no bottoming out or weird noises (like some reveiws have mentioned) and I do ride quite hard. I do hard XC and this bike seems to be perfect for the job although it does feel quite 'large'. Very impressive bike but a few niggles.

Weaknesses:    XL frame (i'm 6'4") is quite heavy.
Brake levers too close to handlebars - wind them out only to have them wind themselves back in during the rides. Don't know how to get them to stay 'out'...
Crank came undone and whole lot nearly fell off! First ride after bike shop PDI'ed it and crank undid itself repeatedly. Fixed now.
Hayes-sole brake-pad adjuster on rear caliper fell apart. Adjuster would not adjust pad - just went round and round then came off. Bike shop getting new caliper (sometime).
Pedals aren't the best - have upgraded to SPDs.

Bottom Line:   
A great bike for the money - still like it better than rival £500 bikes like Giant XTC4, GT Avalanche 1.0 disc and Claud Butler cape wrath. Had a few initial problems which were an unexpected hassle but overall it's fantastic.

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Favorite Trail:   Coed-y-Brenin, Quantocks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   As supplied - deore throughout, WTB rims saddle & tyres, Truvativ cranks, True technologies bar stem seat-post, Hayes sole discs, Manitou axel elite forks.

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