Mongoose d4or Bike 1998 or Older

2.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $219.00


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Mongoose d4or


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kirby a Weekend Warrior from West Virginia

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2010

Strengths:    -durable frame
-looks good
-great for beginners


Weaknesses:    -drivetrain (kept it in good condition and lubed alot and broke the chain plus i do work on the shifting components all the time)
- called to get new parts they said it was to old.


Bottom Line:   
great bike for what i payed for it. i ride it everyday. i love it i am going to buy another of the exact same one for the front forx and use the one i have now for parts. its very durable but i suggest you get a new chain and deraiuler thing. front brakes work good ha i got put through the bars. the other handles on the bars idk what you call them but they are nifty. its great for a beginner like me, or somebody who likes to build wooden ramps and jump off slides and use logs to jump or if u commute around like me too. its an excellent all around bike for what ive heard you pay for it but get a new drivetrain.

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Favorite Trail:   Bar-B Ranch

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   my cousins house

Similar Products Used:   jolt hyper.

Bike Setup:   -went through three rims and now i just have some cheepy one
-different seat
-ballistic 105 front forks
-dm rear shox

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Loafing The Donkey a Weekend Warrior from Memphis, TN

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2005

Strengths:    Appearance..Bike looks like it cost much more..Frame is well built, and can take a lot of punishment..when this bike first was released,it was a decent choice for full suspension MT Bike hauling..and even USED, unless it's totally trashed out, it's still a fairly decent buy,years after it's release..

Weaknesses:    Many..basic set up-is crap. low budget fare like bad derailers, (front & back ) spongy tires, that gets flats real easy..So so brakes,and pads, black steel rims, which after awhile, wear the paint off the side of the rims, Very HEAVY FRAME..crappy and very uncomfortable seat, with a lead pipe for a seat post..shifting at times, is hit and miss..when it works, not bad..when it screws up, your crotch takes a whipping ,as it either slams down on the seat, or on to the frame below..ouch !

Bottom Line:   
Not a bad bike..actually, and I bought it some years ago,at a moving sale-for half a 'C' note. Rode it stock for an while, but got tired of adjusting everything..and having my balls racked on the seat,or frame,when flying down some brutal trail..Finally took it outta the attic, a few weks ago, as my schwinn got trashed, and my Trek got stolen by some low life..Forgot how heavy it was...So have decided to swap parts off my Schwinn,and purchase other items..and replace the hubs, rims, tires, seat and post, crank and derailers..and add a front and back light..as it'll double as my around midtown Memphis bike,until I can buy a newer ultra light bike..either road or Mountain..also wanna replace the Ballastic with a rock shok judy,or similar front show..My D40R is that weird canary yellow with red MGoose decals..Once it has been upgraded and you slash 5-10 pounds or more off it, it becomes a pretty decent bike..as of late,I've seen several other D40R's, been retro fitted with decent upgrades..and they become pretty decent pre 1999 bikes..and you can really beat the heck outta 'em..and they hold up well..unlike a lot of the newer high price Mt.Bikes, which are basically all yak and no shak..

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Favorite Trail:   shelby farms

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Yard Sale

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn's and slightly higher priced Raleighs and Treks..

Bike Setup:   basic D40R set up..with Ballastic 105 front shock, and the rest of the sub average Mongoose offerings..

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PA_rider from Dickerson Run, PA

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2003

Strengths:    It rode very nice and the frame never gave me problems, and I never had problems with front shocks

Weaknesses:    Derailurs were a big time problem, I was riding very fast on a straight street rode and the front and rear derailurs broke and the cable broke as well i end up doing a frontflip over my hand bars and tacoing my front rim and breaking my front brakes

Bottom Line:   
Right now im not riding this bike im working on striping it and replacing every part except the frame, looking at a single or double ring crank... If you buy this bike then I would def. look into upgrading to something better

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Wal-Mart

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by kevin p a Downhiller from brownfield

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2001

Strengths:    Braking(works to well just got thrown over the handle bars)
back suspension
nice sturdy frame the bike treds


Weaknesses:    derailers
way it was assembled but i just had a guy at the bike shop redo everything


Bottom Line:   
I love it it's alot better thatn the huffy i had before
has to be repaired sometimes like any bike

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Favorite Trail:   rough mountain trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   walmart

Similar Products Used:   the crapie next also sold at walmart
a few GT's and raleighs


Bike Setup:   ok shox in the front( ihave the red d40) teh shox are a lot better than the yellow ones
21 speeds
finger shifts not grip shifts

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by michael a Weekend Warrior from ozark

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2001

Strengths:    good brakes,like the way it looks the ride is good

Weaknesses:    chain falls off, weak rims, shifts bad, tire loses air.

Bottom Line:   
the bike is sorry.the first bump i hit the rim bent.riding it the chain falls off.i only had the bike a week and all these things happend.wal-mart put it together and the pedal fell off.the shifter fell off, the back shocks make a loud sound and some times it gets stuck. we had to tighting the nuts and bolts on the whole bike.the bike sucks

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Favorite Trail:   dirt

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   wal-mart

Bike Setup:   set up was no good,

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by resar a Downhiller from Morganton, NC

Date Reviewed: November 15, 1999

Strengths:    
Cheap
Looks expensive
Strong frame


Weaknesses:    
HEAVY
Major crappy front shocks
Cheap compn'ts


Bottom Line:   
Great bike to mess around flat easy trails but don't take it on rough stuff if you weigh more than it does. Broke Shifter cable, forks. Bent rims and crank. I wish it was just me, but friend had one too. Same deal.... I hope Mongoose chokes on my cash

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Schwinn's
Giant Warp


Bike Setup:   
basic Wal-Mart setup

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by nick rhoda a Weekend Warrior from susanville ca

Date Reviewed: October 11, 1999

Strengths:    
a stong frame, great braking, good shifting,very comfortable to ride.


Weaknesses:    
gets flat tires easy because of the lack of tread,a little on the heavy side.


Bottom Line:   
a very decent bike for its cheap price!

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Favorite Trail:   
bizz johnson trail

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
a magna fugitive and a huffy monolith


Bike Setup:   
mongoose d40r ballistic front suspension,dnm rear suspension.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by bob joe a Weekend Warrior from tucson

Date Reviewed: June 11, 1999

Strengths:    
NOTHING AT ALL!!


Weaknesses:    
everything.


Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is this bike sux. i first and though, hey $220, lets what its like,after about 2 days, the real and front derilers couldn't even shift! so i took to my bike repairing place, the dude tells me that it just needs to be adjusted, he adjusts it, and the piece of crap starts to screw the very next day, so i took it back and am now earning up for a quality bike.(this bike deserve no flaming turds or maybe even negetives but i had to give a one)

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Favorite Trail:   
down da toilet

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
i know of nothing this crappy


Bike Setup:   
ballistic in front, dmn dv-7 in back

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