Mongoose Otero Super XC Full Suspension

4/5 (30 Reviews)


Product Description

FRAME: New Mongoose Design Heat Treated Alloy Suspension, Zero Stack Headset, Disc Mounts & Replaceable Derailleur Hanger, 2.5” - 4.4” Travel FORK/SHOCK: SR/Suntour X-1 w/ Magnesium Legs, Alloy Stanchions & Adjustable Rebound, 100mm Travel; SR/Suntour Air Shock w/ Adjustable Rebound
DRIVETRAIN: 27-Speed w/ SRAM SX-5 Rear & Suntour Front Derailleurs, SRAM SX-5 Shifters, FSA Alpha Drive Alloy Crankset
BRAKES: Tektro Auriga Comp Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotors
WHEELS: WTB SX24 Disc Rims, Alloy Disc Hubs, Kenda Komodo Tires
COCKPIT: Mongoose Oversize 31.8mm Rise Bar / Mongoose Alloy Stem, Alloy Post & WTB Speed V Sport Saddle
MSRP $749


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Timothy mark

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2014

Strengths:    durable

Weaknesses:    Some of the stock parts are cheap

Bottom Line:   
i got this bike used for 400$, i put new shocks new derailers and and better disc brakes(hydrolic) my friend has a 5,000 dollar bike and thinks very highly of mine. Some of the stock parts arn't very good but it's worth upgrading.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sop

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2014

Strengths:    Rear air shock, hydraulic disc, Durable. (got it for $350 used and have never regretted it) definitely great for someone getting into riding trails and dosen't want to break the bank.

Weaknesses:    The bike is very heavy, and the forks are lack luster (Replaced them with some rock shock and changed the whole feel of the bike), also I've had reoccurring derailer hanger issues

Bottom Line:   
I've had this bike 3 years now and and love it. there is a lot of room for improvement but you get more than what you pay for with this bike. Ive taken it to big bear and all of my local trails and keeps me up in the front of the pack. this bike will take what ever you can throw at it. Its also a great city travel bike with the frame lockout on the rear shock. It may be heavy but if you accept it as extra exercise it will help you when your ready to upgrad to better bike. If you've been riding for a while this might not be the bike for you, but if you recently felt the addiction to ride, i say get it if you have the chance!!!

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Favorite Trail:   San Jaun Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Bike Setup:   Stock
Rock Shock Forks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Philip McCombie a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2013

Strengths:    Great value & provides a quick & smooth ride over a variety of surfaces.

Weaknesses:    The shifter operating the front derailler requires a long thumb stroke.

Bottom Line:   
I ride this bike on easy trails, on shared paths, and on the road. It performs well. I use it to commute 10 kilometres to work via roads and pathways. Sure, I could use a hardtail bike, but this is more comfortable, and besides I don't want to look like a peasant or someone who has just lost his driving licence.

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Duration Product Used:   4 years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Lithgow


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phattman a Weekend Warrior from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2011

Strengths:    Durable frame but heavy

Weaknesses:    Heavy Frame, Fair Stock Fork...

Bottom Line:   
Great Value.... Just upgraded the bike and it work wonders. Stock set-up is fair enough but with the upgrades you can use it anywhere.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Bike Plus

Bike Setup:   Stock Frame, FSA SL-K SB0 seatpost/SL-K stem/K-Force handlebar, Fi'zi:k Tundra 00 saddle, Shimano Deore XT front and rear derailleurs, FSA Comet MegaExo Cranset, Avid Elixir R Brake and SID RTL Ti fork.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by edwinandiano a Weekend Warrior from laguna hills.ca

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2010

Strengths:    entry level bike but can perform as good as the high end one

Weaknesses:    heavy but let your legs take care of that issue

Bottom Line:   
if you want exercise buy this bike,its a good one for cardio exercise because its a little bit heavy and also you can enjoy the scenic view of your favorite trail

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Favorite Trail:   aliso woods,

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   performance bike

Similar Products Used:   jamis

Bike Setup:   stock,except i change the tire with kenda kenetics,kenda komodo is not that great but can perform well depending on your ability

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ndk a Weekend Warrior from sunderland england

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2010

Strengths:    value for money, frame is solid and adjustable suspension, drivetrain although cheap work well (unless under really heavy load)

Weaknesses:    forks aren't great and account for alot of the weight of the bike, it is a little heavy compared to xc bikes but then if your a serious xc racer/rider then you wouldn't really be looking this cheap in the market

Bottom Line:   
had the bike for two years and its great, upgrading the fork for a better performing one has change the handling of the bike massively, being able to virtually lock the rear travel out is also a great aid meaning i can go to the trail centre use the full travel on trails then reduce the travel when using the 4x track and is capable of doing light freeride (jumps drops etc...). For the money even with the upgrades (comes to approx. £900) i still can't find another bike to rival it, it really does cater for most beginners needs without a large price tag of others

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Bike Setup:   fox van 32 forks, nuke proof am wheelset, wtb tyres, hayes stroker brakes (180/160), charge spoon saddle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by archiem31 a Weekend Warrior from philippines

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2010

Strengths:    great bike in terms of value for money.

Weaknesses:    whole bike is heavy.

Bottom Line:   
overall the bike performance is very good, comfortable but its pretty darn heavy. The frame is heavy and even if you make the other parts lighter, its still heavy. I would still recommend this bike because of thr price point and performance. But for weight weenies dont bother.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $999.00

Similar Products Used:   merida 40d

Bike Setup:   practically changed everything except for the frame. changed the seat post and handle bars to carbon. changed the wheelset to xero d1. changed the braking system to elixir carbon. grips to oury. changed the tires to 2.2 bontrager tires. and changed seat to selle royal gel.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tkdchris a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2010

Strengths:    Adjustable travel front and rear and lots of it. Takes everything in its stride, good solid bike, very smooth riding, plenty of feedback, fast

Weaknesses:    no lock out, stock tyres awful (kenda komodo)

Bottom Line:   
Best bike i've ever owned and a very good all-rounder. Will take most terrain quite happily. could do with lockout on the front forks, rear can be done by minimising the travel and pumping up the suspension hard. With a set of road tyres on it did 1150 miles last year in 23 days majority on road and the bike was great, cruising at about 15mph, a week after i had it up on the hills with a different set of tyres and it performed just as well.

Would definately advise getting one but beware the later models are lower spec for a greater price

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   barracuda thriller

Bike Setup:   2008 model, front forks: rock shox tora 289, rear shock: rock shox bar 2.1, Brakes: Tektro Auriga Comp, Gears: SRAM SX-5 27speed

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MarcelGB a Weekend Warrior from Weston, FL USA

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2009

Strengths:    PRICE [full-suspension]
Components Quality.... not heavy at all,


Weaknesses:    Front shock is not good, very flat/WEAK in my opinion, performance sent me a replacement-way better, with lock out and etc... HAND GRIPS ARE HORRIBLE....

Bottom Line:   
Worth every dollar, you'll need to spend over $&#%@! to get something like this IF you are lucky..... and full suspension?... i looked around and don't regret the purchase.
The bike is very durable, it is a size small, so it fits me perfect...rides smooth...IF YOU CAN FIND ONE STILL, GET IT... DO SOME UPGRADES... AND U WILL BE SET.

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Favorite Trail:   Markham Park, Sunrise Florida

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike - H

Similar Products Used:   first mtbike....i had a walmart bike before equipped with shimano and rock-shox from the 90's huahuahua

Bike Setup:   Cateye Micro Wireless Cyclocomputer, SRAM x5, Dual Suntour shocks[fully adjustable & lock out],Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc breaks, SRAM x5, Kenda Komodo tires, Mongoose alloy adjustable travel 2.5-4.4", repair kit, '09 camelpak classic, wtb saddle..and a few other things...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Your mum a Cross Country Rider from Pretoria, South Africa

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2009

Strengths:    Price. Indestructable. Pretty good components all things considered, lets face it, this is not the most expensive bike you could buy.

Weaknesses:    Pretty heavy, Sram X5 rear derailer gives a few problems but is an easy upgrade. (Do this in the shop when you buy the bike, many places will swop it out and only make you pay the difference between the old and new derailers.) Fork is less than ideal but sufficient.

Bottom Line:   
BUY THIS BIKE. Its so much fun, pretty darn tough and is a cheap initial purchase that can be upgraded as you go along, when you can afford it. (Looking at a new fork as we speak...)

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Favorite Trail:   Van Gaalens (Literally the best single track of all time)

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Westdene Cycles

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock setup except for SRam X9 rear derailer.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jpculp a Downhiller from charlotesville VA

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2009

Strengths:    good suspinsion, very durable, can handle light freeride

Weaknesses:    heavy

Bottom Line:   
love my bike and beat it to death, cant wait to get a real freeride bike though, its ok for xc kind of heavy but its good for you

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Favorite Trail:   my back yard

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   performance

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chadzillaa a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix AZ

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2009

Strengths:    This is for the 2007 Model. I think they bike is absolutely terrific for the price and suits my needs out in the mountains of Arizona perfectly. The brakes stop on a dime and are very smooth with no fade on even very long downhills. The frame is strong and has withstanded intense rock gardens and 2-4 foot drops.

Weaknesses:    When I first got it the front brake disc was out of true and needed to be bent back into shape. After that, they worked flawlessly. The real derailer seems to be tricky here and there and will skip and slip during hard climbs in low gears. I still need to get this adjusted (even after two years :) ) The mountains i ride in just dont usually require the lowest gears. It's either moderate uphills, or so steep you have to get off your bike and walk. The front forks are pretty slushy but are adequate for my riding at 160 pounds.

Bottom Line:   
Buy this bike!!! It will suit your needs perfectly if your looking for a cross country bike and will easily withstand some light free riding and downhill. Absoulutely no complaints here!

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Favorite Trail:   Trail 100- Squaw peak AZ

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Jensen

Similar Products Used:   nothing comparing to this

Bike Setup:   Bone stock with a Panoram trail computer

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mwcrandell a Weekend Warrior from longmont, co usa

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2009

Strengths:    frame, crank, derailleurs, rear shock,headset, the fork is'nt the best but it does the job.

Weaknesses:    brakes, handlebar, wheelset, stem, seatpost, chain, seat, tires, pedals, grips.

Bottom Line:   
If you buy this bike, do some simple upgrades if you're going to be riding on any rough trails. Chain broke after a few trail rides, ugrade this soon, I was lucky when mine broke it did not do any other damage. Also my handlebar was defective in diameter, grips, shifters, and brake levers were all torqued completely and still wouldn't lock on. The wheels came out of true several times finally upgraded those. After the upgrades I did, the bike has been solid. For the price of the bike plus a couple hundred for upgrades this bike is as good if not better than some of the more expensive competitors. People are all into the lightest bike and stuff, this bike weighs a little more than some but what's a few extra lbs, you just have to work a little harder on the trails which isn't a bad thing for a workout.

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Favorite Trail:   hall ranch

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle

Bike Setup:   now running easton xc2 wheelset, avid elixir cr brakes 160mm, candy sl pedals, race face evolve xc handlebar, stem, and seatpost, wtb rocket v slt seat, lizardskins peaty lock on grips, sram 971 chain with powerlink, stock sram x-5 derailleur rear, stock shimano deore front, ritchey zero-stack headset, kenda nevegal 2.35" tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by highperboi a Weekend Warrior from Alameda, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2009

Strengths:    Price!! I got this when Last year when I just got into mtb and its value was great. It has decent components that most bikes for the price dont have. Its strong, taken it through everything no signs of distress so far.

Weaknesses:    TORA 289 isnt the greatest I replaced it with a marzocchi all mountain 2 after a few months. Kenda Komodos dont hang in with fast turns and dont grab on anything loose. Chain broke on me the 2nd ride.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is good for beginers and was cool for me for awhile but the faster and more technical stuff i road through got me upgrading so basicly the only thing original is the frame, crank and shifters but the bike is still great. I take it through the most technical trails at rockville and the fastest roughest parts of JMP and it holds up just fine. It seems like I changed out lots of things on this bike so that its not the same bike anymore but I'm still rating it a 4 because I am doing the wrong things with this bike. As a XC bike and I use it for AM but even with AM it is great.

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Favorite Trail:   rockville and JMP

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   sunrise cyclery but

Similar Products Used:   none this is first mtb.

Bike Setup:   marzzochi all mountain 2, sun single track wheels w/ shimano xt hubs, michelin all terrain tires, Welgo b27 pedals, spanks stem, pro cf freeride handlebar, sette lock-on grips, E13 bashguard, upgraded front brakes to 8inch and rear to 7inch rotors, sram x9 rear dearaileur and sram 971 chain.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark jackson a Weekend Warrior from Austin,Tx,United States

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2009

Strengths:    great value!!The frame, rear suspension works great, handeling is good. Point in any direction and go. Good breaks. This is my first duel suspention bike and i love it. This bike really cought my eye when looking for a new bike. I would call this bike a all mountain, xc bike. So far the bike has taken every thing that I can dish out to it. I am not worried about the frame breaking. How ever I changed the front shock to a Marzocci bomber and it really set the bike up. My brother is a little jelous that I came up with this bike becouse I was out for a while due to illness and then Bam I have a all mountain bike! His words were "where can't you ride around here now."

Weaknesses:    I found that the tires want to let go around turns. They are the WTB Kamodos. some gohst shifting but was able to adjust out. Front shock was a Rock Shox and leaked oil. Sinse the shock was leaking oil The manager let me trade .the front shock to a Marzocci Bomber{SWEET}

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is this. I you want a good all around mountain bike that will beg for more. Buy this bike. The value is good. Solid frame good all around performing bike.
Than you can't go wrong with this one.

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Favorite Trail:   walnut creek, muleshue

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle


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