Mongoose Wing Super XC Full Suspension

4/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $530.00

Product Description

  • 24-Spd Drivetrain
  • 31.8mm Riser Bar
  • 2.0" Tires
  • Zero Stack Headset

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dirtyjerz a Cross Country Rider from NJ

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2009

Strengths:    Hydraulic discs, Good front fork, durable frame, good wheels

Weaknesses:    crappy derailleurs, crappy tires, some bolts came loose on the rear suspension

Bottom Line:   
600 dollar bike. When I found 1 bolt a little loose at the pivot by the BB i went over the whole bike with blue loctite. SRAM SX4 rear derailleur doesn't like to spin backwards when cold. Shimano alvio front derailleur was a pain to adjust to work good. Kenda Komodo tires didn't have much traction and were wearing quickly. Overall I really like this bike. I've jumped it 4ft in the air and it lands like a pillow even though its not really meant for that. It handles tight twisty trails great. the frame has alot of standover clearance so if you crash small you don't land on your junk. The components aren't top notch but the frame is sweet. A great bike for the money.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Sunrise cyclery

Similar Products Used:   1st full suspension bike

Bike Setup:   Mallet c pedals, Panaracer smoke and dart tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Isaac Dennis a Weekend Warrior from Charlotte, NC, United States

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2007

Strengths:    Solid Frame, Brakes very responsive

Weaknesses:    Heavy Frame, Shocks a bit soft

Bottom Line:   
Solid Bike for the price. Can do anything and go anywhere. If looking for a solid bike for weekend rides this is the way to go.

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Favorite Trail:   Catawba

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   Harbour Country Bike

Bike Setup:   only pedal upgrade

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by al a Weekend Warrior from dallas TX

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2007

Strengths:    still going strong. No frame flex, good fork, good brakes, good shifting

Weaknesses:    blew rear shock. Seller will warranty....

Bottom Line:   
update from previous review - besides the rear shock blowing oil everywhere, it's been bulletproof. several hundred miles both on and offroad. I even commuted on it with 2.2inch tires for a few weeks, a lot of fun to just bomb over curbs and such. Bakes (Sole) have been great, saved my butt on a few rainy commutes. Heavy, but does not ride heavy. Perfect bike for someone looking to try out fs at a good price. Frame is well worth upgrading if you want to loose some weight.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by al a Weekend Warrior from dallas

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2006

Strengths:    value for the $
suspension adjustability
neutral handling, confidence inspiring
sealed bearings everywhere
good cable routing
Good experience from - try them!

Weaknesses:    bit heavy - but so am i
unknown reliability

Bottom Line:   
i have a very nice fast hardtail and have for years doubted the merits of cross-country fs, esp since i've never had much issue keeping up with my suspended bretheren on the trail! but at this price point i had to try. thus far i've been very pleased, rides very well, very forgiving. very confidence inspiring, bunny-hops easily, classic Norba geometry, stem is a bit short and bar is high for my taste but easily changed. Not a dh monster but you knew that.

Suspension: Action is not world-class, you can only get so much for 600 clams. but it's easy to adjust preload from pillow-soft to danged stiff on both front and rear, and the comp. adjustment actually works. The cheap Judy fork works, gets full travel, seems a bit sticky but reasonbly stiff. Rear shock gets the job done as well. biopacing is unnoticeable, even on pavement, now that i have the setup where i want it (a bit on the stiff side). The ride is bmw-ish: impacts are felt but muted and controlled. a bit harsher than i'd like, not Marzocchi-perfect, but very impressive for the $.

Frame: Nicely finished, actually quite impressive. Very stiff and smooth, no play at all side-to-side in back. Cable routing seems excellent, although cables are a touch long (minor annoyance, boo-hoo). Big selling point for me was well-built 4-bar design at this price. No regrets here, frame is well worth upgrading. Norba geometry, confidence ispiring in the twisties.

Componenets: how'd they spec this thing for 600 bucks (actually 580 w/o shipping)?? Hayes Sole hydraulic brakes are great, not overly powerful, no rubbing when adjusted right, great modulation, no pulsing or racket under braking. Wheelset is workable, WTB rims seem pretty nice. I like Sram components, no issue there, great shifting. Only 8 speed, had to save a couple bucks somewhere. Ritchey headset is a surprise, very nice. Seat weighs about 18 pounds.

i've only put about 25 miles to date but i'm really lovin it. Have to give a 5 for value and a 4 overall, only due to weight and room for improvement in the suspension - both of which could be fixed with more $$. it'd be tough to do better than this for $600

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

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Similar Products Used:   demoe'ed various fs bikes from 500-1200

Bike Setup:   stock with clipless

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