Mongoose Valiant 2003 Full Suspension

5/5 (3 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TONY GEE a Weekend Warrior from NEW ZEALAND

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2004

Strengths:    SUSPENSION IS WELL SET UP .COMPONENTRY IS BETTER THAN EXPECTED. HAYES BRAKES SAY NO MORE........

Weaknesses:    NONE TO DATE .WILL CHANGE THE PAINT JOB SHORTLY....BUT HEY THATS NOTHING.....

Bottom Line:   
WAS ALL BONED UP TO GET THE 2004 SPECILIZED ENDURO.WENT OUT ON THE MONGOOSE AND ENJOYED SO MUCH I BOUGHT IT $1300 CASH ITS ONLY 7 MONTHS OLD.AND TO THINK I WAS GOING TO PART WITH $3600 .AWESOME ON THE TRAILS ,ENOUGH TRAVEL FOR ME,THIS BIKE ROCKS.COMING OFF A 2000 FSR TO THE MONGOOSE IS LIKE WOW ,,,,I AM A HAPPY MAN,,,,,THANKS TONY @ DR BIKE ........

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Favorite Trail:   WOODHILL

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   DOCTOR BIKE.....

Similar Products Used:   KONA STINKY.SPECIALIZED ENDURO.

Bike Setup:   ORIGINAL GEAR EXCEPT THE FRONT FORKS ,BLACK 100-120

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by hector salazar a Weekend Warrior from los angeles

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2003

Strengths:    Great frame with lots of heavy duty welds,
adjustable rear travel, front headtube adjustment
and 4 link suspension.


Weaknesses:    The Psylo fork sucks. A Marzocchi EXR would have been better.
I am saving up for a Z1. The rear shock is too spongy, but I weigh 200 lbs.


Bottom Line:   
Nice bike, pimped out color, can handle some jumps and hasn't cracked yet.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Similar Products Used:   Stinky by Kona is like the same bike but $500 more.
Pretty much, they are equipped the same--they both
get crappy front forks.


Bike Setup:   Changed pedals and stem. But for the most part until I sell the Psylo, it remains stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jacob O'Neall a Downhiller from Eubank,Kentucky, USA

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2003

Strengths:    Efficiency, no brake-jacking, horst-link dropouts, around the BB main pivot makes suspension active

Weaknesses:    my 2001 frame only works with e-type front deraillers(not really a problem until you look for ISIS bottom brackets to fit, since the bb shell measures 73mm) Truvativ makes a ISIS BB that fits, and solves the only problem I have.(thank you Truvativ)

Bottom Line:   
A very good Freeride, light DH, and trail bike. My setup weighs about 31 or 32 pounds, very light for this type of bike. I have 5 inches of travel, front and rear, and the suspension is efficient, and never bobs excessivly, and is active under braking due to the Horst link drop-outs, and has very a good, progressive suspension performance. I've never bottomed the bike, and I am a agressive freerider, dowmhiller, urban rider and trailrider. The bike can handle anything a five-inch freerider should. I've done up to a 8 foot drop, landed it twice, then crashed on the third try(toasted my original rims) and the bike itself never creaked, or showed any signs of wear, and I've owned it since New Years' Day 2002. I got it for $800 on clearance at Dick's, I had been planning to order it from Bicycle Blowout.com for $1,250.00 and it still would have been worth the money at that price. I've upgraded it alot in the year and three months that I've owned it, and it compares to top freeride bikes from any company. This shows what a REAL Mongoose Pro is like, don't listen to anyone who says Mongoose is a bad company, I've got three Mongoose's, and yes one is a Wal-mart mongoose, and it's the bike that got me started in mountain biking in the first place. A top quality mountain bike, with good support from the company(from Mongoose Pro, not Pacific, they gave Mongoose the bad name to start with)
Buy this bike if you want a big-hit bike that pedals good, is light, and very durable with a good component spec.It definently deserves the 5 chili rating

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Favorite Trail:   any thats rough and technical

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose 2000 XR-850 no where near stock(sweet bike), Schwinn S-30 good bike, (currently upgrading everything)

Bike Setup:   (This is a 2001 Black Diamond Valient)
2002 rockshox Psylo, WTB Motoraptor 2.4, Sun Mammoth rims/WTB Speed XC hubs, New Truvativ cranks, Kore Chain Reactor, Formula Activa mechanical disks

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