Mongoose Tyax Super XC Hardtail

4.03/5 (29 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Pedals: Alloy Platform w/ Mongoose logo
  • Front Derailleur: Suntour XCC-202
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Shifters: Shimano Alivio Rapidfire 8 spd
  • Freewheel: SRAM PG-830 11-32t 8sp
  • Chain: KMC Z-72


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chizzey a Weekend Warrior from warrnambool Vic Australia

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2011

Strengths:    hydrolic brakes especially for this price point, tough, lockout forks, wtb wheels, handles well

Weaknesses:    grips, saddle (too wide)

Bottom Line:   
great enrty level bike, will handle anything you throw at it, well worth the cash, looks good (2010 model) smashed it in the otway odessy 50km (wet day)came through like a champ

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Favorite Trail:   J2

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   private

Bike Setup:   odi rouge grips, wtb race v saddle, schwalbe nobby nic up front and racing ralph out back, stylo race stem 75mm

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DanoXC a Cross Country Rider from Five Dock,NSW,Australia

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2009

Strengths:    Strong,durable frame.Great front lockout shocks. Awesome tough looks.Good stopping power and love the front lockout shocks.

Weaknesses:    Crappy handlebar grips. Tyres are not suited for road or soft dirt surface, mostly suited for wet and muddy surfaces.

Bottom Line:   
This is my second mongoose bike and i highly recommend the bike and brand. Its a tough mean looking bike that handles well on most surfaces. Great entry level hard tail. Awful grips and tyres but once they're changed the bike is great.

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Favorite Trail:   XC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Bicycles Plus Campbe

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose Tyax Comp 05 model.

Bike Setup:   Maxxis wormdrive tyres.Lizard skins Peaty Grips.SDG Bel AIR RL Saddle.Da-Bomb NAPALM camo Pedals.Stock fame,brakes and shocks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by L14M a Weekend Warrior from Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2009

Strengths:    This bike is really good at changing terrains, its good for the road because the shocks have lockout, and can hold its own on the dirt trails. price isnt bad either - $860 AUSTRALIAN dollars, so US would be like $600 or something

Weaknesses:    A gasket or something broke on mine after about 2 weeks. I got it replaced under warenty and havent had a problem since

Bottom Line:   
good stuff mate, lockout is great, good on road and dirt

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Favorite Trail:   Palmers

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $860.00

Purchased At:   Bikeman

Similar Products Used:   Jamis ranger 2.0


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ElNino a Weekend Warrior from Albuquerque, NM, USA

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2009

Strengths:    Great price, remote lockout is really nice, Sram Components are nice for the price.

Weaknesses:    Front Shocks are a little too mushy. A little heavy.

Bottom Line:   
You can't beat it for the price. It is a quality bike for the casual rider, and the price difference between this bike, and the next step up doesn't warrant the performance increase.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $390.00

Purchased At:   Performance Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Avalanche 1.0

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rodster a Weekend Warrior from San Diego

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2009

Strengths:    Nice fork and hydraulic brakes on a budget bike

Weaknesses:    A bit stout - grips are rubbish, beefy platform pedals

Bottom Line:   
I bought an equiv model (same components, different paint scheme) on a closeout (XXL frame) and zero shipping charges. Performance has now dropped the price to $350 but you'll have to pay shipping. The value of the individual components is far more than that.

I needed a bike to stash at relatives in the Sierra's that fits my 6'6" frame. The XXL frame fits it . . . and then some. I could be 6'10" and I'd still fit. If you'e 6'4' or under, go no bigger than XL.

Fit and finish are good. Shifters, hi-low limits etc are all set correctly - minimal tweaking required when assembling.

The SRAM shifters and deraillers work on par with same price point Shimano equipment. The tires seem adequate although something with more side bite up front would be an improvement. The removed front can be recycled when the stock rear is toast.

The lockout for the fork works super and the handlebar remote is a nicety unexpected. The hydraulic brakes, although an off-brand seem well built and function well enough that I'm stealing them and using them on my daily rider that has cable operated discs.

Very pleased with the purchase

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Bought in carton - mail order - one hour for assy - another hour of personal fit tweaks (stem height, bar position, lever position)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by buzz-lightyear a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2009

Strengths:    Tyax Pro 2006. Bombproof, stiff frame with easy handling geometry. Cheap and an easy ride for what you get so an ideal starter bike or one for the kids who will throw it down anything.

Weaknesses:    Weighty for serious XC, but under equipped considering the burly frame build. Narrow rear stays make fitting a wide rear tyre a problem with clearances. Terrible paint that rubs off easily - typical Pacific Cycles rubbish.

Bottom Line:   
It's an easy handling bike that well equipped for the low price. So that makes it a good starter MTB. But after a bit you realise that it's heavy, too heavy for XC. Look at the frame: it's a hardcore hardtail in disguise! So ride it like one and as you destroy the components, replace them with more hardcore bits and a stiffer, bigger travel fork and you end up with an indestructible tank that you can still ride uphill. Comparing with the chameleon (the hardcore benchmark): it's a much easier/stable ride being longer but not as mental/fun.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Internet

Similar Products Used:   Chameleon.

Bike Setup:   Ran with original equipment for six months then upgraded almost everything over the next 18 months when I realised that it's really a hardcore hardtail in disguise:
5" Rockshox fork
DH stem and wide bars
WTB wheels (broke the wheels it came with)
Maxxis Advantage tyres (the komodos are "towpath" tyres)
Burly ISIS cranks and BB (broke the truvative stuff quite quickly)
Rear derailler + mech hnager replaced (smashed the originals)
Bash guard instead of big ring


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wilfrenep a Cross Country Rider from plymouth,devon,uk

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2009

Strengths:    good frame,light & easy to handle,went to dartmoor off road,could keep up with the full suspension bikes.

Weaknesses:    disc brakes pads wear off quickly

Bottom Line:   
excellent mtb.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   cogs bikes plymouth,

Bike Setup:   xcr suntour 100mm travel fork,shimano deore shifters,shimano deore xt 2009 front derailluer,shimano deore xt 2009 derailluer,shimano deore xt hallowtech 2 triple chainset,sdg racing saddle,shimano deore xt chain,9 speed shimano deore xt sprocket.shimano clip pedal.ritchey oversize handle bar with shimano grip.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by skaterasf a Weekend Warrior from riverside

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2009

Strengths:    Great setup for the price

Weaknesses:    WTB speed v sport did not fit me well so i put on a speed v pro gel. But saddles are diff for everbody

Bottom Line:   
I think that for the price, it'll be hard to find a bike with this good componentry. SRAM, Shimano, FSA cranks, alex double walled rims, promax hydraulic disc brakes, and suntour xcr forks... you cant go wrong. I chose this bike because of the good parts setup and if i want at a later time i can just upgrade and put the other parts on my hybrid. i dont do too much hardcore riding but some light trails and some downhill.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   California Cyclery a

Similar Products Used:   diamondback sorrento(POS)

Bike Setup:   stock except for WTB speed v pro gel saddle, and ravX front and rear lights

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ash a Cross Country Rider from England

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2009

Strengths:    Very good all rounder for the money, forks are ok and so are the brakes, i wouldnt keep them on there for long if you were serious about taking mtb further, but are good for beginners

Weaknesses:    The gears are okay on road but be careful off road as it skips you should change them

Bottom Line:   
my bike was very good before i upgraded it BUT NOW! its awsome i spent £300.00 (stirling) on used parts of ebay doing this up and its amazing and can handle anything the frame is a bit heaVY overall but when u upgrade parts it is simular to the others

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Hargroves Cycles

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox, Pike Forks
Hayes Nine brakes
Shimano diore gears
Mavic rims & hope hubs
Mongoose frame

*all this was upgraded by me

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wutty3 a Weekend Warrior from Houston Tx

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2008

Strengths:    This is a review of the Tyax Pro (an exclusive model). The Tyax Comp, Super, and Elite are the others in this line.
I like the Kenda Komodo tires. They shed mud quite well. The Remote Lockout on the SR/Suntour XCR RL fork is an added bonus for a bike in this price range. The fork also has adjustable rebound. SRAM X-5 rear deraileur gives a good bit of bang for the buck. Shifts nicely. WTB Speed V seat is comfortable to me. Looks Great. Well assembled frame (welds and gusseting). Wide handlebars make for easier handling for me.


Weaknesses:    Bike came with an Altus front deraileur. Would rather have had the SRAM X-5 to match the rear. Was raised on grip shifters. SRAM X-5 triggers seem a little busy to me but I guess I'll get used to them. ProMax Q3 Hydraulic disk brakes a little fussy but good after break in. Bike is kinda heavy. Cheesey grips. Jury is still out on the platform pedals.

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent bike for the cash. For beginners up to more experienced riders. The frame seems like its indestructable; excellent welds all around. If I change anything it's going to be the front deraileur from the Altus to the SRAM X-5 just to appease my pet peeve. Other than that I feel like I got more than my money's worth I would definitly recommend to a friend.

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Favorite Trail:   Ho Chi Minh Trail (Memorial Park)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $459.00

Purchased At:   Performance Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose XR250, Mongoose FireBall, GT Avalanche.

Bike Setup:   Stock...Added Cat Eye Wireless Computer, Two Blackburn Fleas in front and one in back.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by brad a Downhiller from woodford

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2008

Strengths:    has a good strong rear derailer and gears

Weaknesses:    the rear derailers hanger and the forks could use a bit more trave in sted of 100mm of trave have 180mm

Bottom Line:   
the tyax super is a much beter bike then the teocali super because i have taken my tyax super down the woodford to glenbrook with out beaking it un like the teocali.

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Favorite Trail:   woodford to glenbrook

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $895.00

Purchased At:   lifecycles

Similar Products Used:   mongoose teocali super

Bike Setup:   dual suspension good for drops and heavy cross country

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin Slabb a Weekend Warrior from South Africa

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2007

Strengths:    Very good this far. Recently took a heavy beating at a 4.5km downhill! No problems

Weaknesses:    Looks, but that doesn't really matter to me...

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for beginners who consider taking it a bit more serious. Overall Great for me...

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Favorite Trail:   Sabie

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Cycle zene SA


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rey Protski a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2007

Strengths:    Good componentry for its price, remote lock our very handy, frame is gussetted and very strong, oversized handle bars and seat post makes it a bit heavier.

Weaknesses:    Joytech hubs poor quality, rear hub freewheel starts to skip especially when you stand on the pedals for uphill climbing.


Bottom Line:   
Decent enough for the price, handle bars too wide have to cut an 1.5 inches both ends, Sram sx5 needs a lot of getting used to. I have to replace my rear hub with shimano deore to get rid of annoying and quite dangerous skipping of the freewheel. The disk brake is good

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere with fresh air

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Ted's Cycle

Similar Products Used:   GTS M5 with shimano alivio group set, Scott generic with alivio group set

Bike Setup:   Factory setup

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stewart Hall a Weekend Warrior from Somerset, UK

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2007

Strengths:    Indestructable frame, pedals, bars and stem, Fork (got usable lockout, preload and damping ajustment), Ride handling is excellent if you get the right frame size. Low price.

Weaknesses:    Heavy; Tektro Mech Disk brakes are fiddly, lack power and fade; Kenda Komodo tyres too light for a tough bike like this; SRAM SX4 shifters a bit brittle. Very harsh rear triangle make it tough on long rides.

Bottom Line:   
It's the best tough MTB on a budget. It's really an aggro-hardtail for trail exploring rather than an XC (too heavy). Bottom bracket is quite low which helps with climbs but can catch crankset on rocks - skill required!

The confidence inspiring ride handling is wonderful at this price-point, so I can forgive all cheap components, except the brakes!

The Tectro, after hours of setup, are only slightly better than good Vs (in the dry). I regularly sand the pads to remove the glaze and get some braking power back. Adjustment is fiddly and required frequently. The calipers are heavy. I plan to replace them with Avids or Shimanos when I have some money.

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Favorite Trail:   Quantock Hills, Somerset

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Online shop based in North Wales

Similar Products Used:   Hand-built steel frame MTBs, Kona Kikapu Delux 20", Specialized Hardrock 20", Various Scott MTBs rented.

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Tyax Super 2006 19" (Black with red and white flash). Shimano SPD pedals, Panaracer XC pro 2.1 (front), Trailblaster 2.1 (rear)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Russell Smith a Cross Country Rider from Durban, South Africa

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2007

Strengths:    Great Paint job, strong frame, the Suntour XCR front shocks with 100mm travel and remote lockout on the 2007 bike, are excellent and can be subjected to tough trail riding. I have tested this bike on some harsh terrain and it has handled it with ease. The South African bikes come standard with Tektro V brakes which are far better than the mechanical disks supplied on the USA setup bikes.

Weaknesses:    A little on the heavy side and the pedals are a little too close to the ground at the lowest point.

Bottom Line:   
A great bike if you are starting out and want to grow in skill as this bike will supply you with strength and reliability from beginner right up to a hard riding more experienced rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Karkloof

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Melville Cycles Umhlanga

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4300, GT Avalanche 1

Bike Setup:   Suntour XCR Front Shocks. 100mm Lock out.
Shimano Deore Rear Derailleur
Suntour Front Derailleur
Kenda Komodo 2.25" tyres
Alec PC19 rims
Richley Risers
FSA Cranks
Tektro V Brakes
Shimano Deore Shifters

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