Mongoose dx6.5 Bike 1998 or Older

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $965.00


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mongoose dx6.5


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jared Raynes a Downhiller from Christchurch, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2002

Strengths:    This bike has a good frame, and thats about it. I have changed ever component, so its a good bike now.

Weaknesses:    that it comes with: Rockshox indy s, all components, crappy rims....... great first bike.

Bottom Line:   
I really love this bike, its been very good to me.... and now its a free riding machine.

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Favorite Trail:   Victora Park Nats course

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Smiths city

Similar Products Used:   lots

Bike Setup:   Bomber freerider, Mavic DH 521 rims, Maxis 2.7 inch tires, Kore DH bar, new cranks, new everything!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by RivaBiker a Weekend Warrior from Riva, MD US

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2002

Strengths:    Very durable. fairly lightweight. Good rims.

Weaknesses:    Bottom bracket went bad right away. Many of the parts do not seem to be 'upgradable'.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike new in 1998, it was my first mountain bike. I'm a pretty big guy (220lbs) and I don't ride lightly. This bike has held up extremely well. I usually put in about 10-20 miles/week, all on local trails. Last month, Feb-02, I finally replaced the cassette, chain, and rings...not because they broke, but I just wore them out.

If you are just getting into mountain biking, this is a good starter bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Susquehanna

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   local dealer

Similar Products Used:   This was my first bike

Bike Setup:   All stock parts

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pete Wilson a Weekend Warrior from Minneapolis, MN

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2001

Strengths:    Lightweight sturdy frame. Good entry level mountain bike.

Weaknesses:    Crank and brakes went bad after 1 years use. Not a very depedable bike

Bottom Line:   
I'm a little dissapointed at the fact that the brakes and the crank have gone bad after less than a year. It's a nice riding bike, but not too durable.

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Favorite Trail:   NA

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $365.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose DX 3.1

Bike Setup:   Bar ends, speedemer, alivio, stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matt allain a Cross Country Rider from summerside p.e.i canada

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2001

Strengths:    very light, it has alot of flex on the big drops

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
this is a wicked frame concidering i only paid 20 bucks for it it's a great all around bike

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   smooth cycle

Bike Setup:   mongoose dx 6.5 deore, deore xt, avid

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Regan Cooze-Setter a Weekend Warrior from Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2001

Strengths:    As I ride a Mongoose DX 6.7, (I have ridden many dx 6.5's) I can say that both bikes are great value for money, the main difference is that the 6.7 has better components (rock shox indy c on 6.7 vs indy s on 6.5). I have also heard that the 6.7 is a longer bike. unsure if it is.

The 6.7 has travelled over 18,000 km and still going strong.


Weaknesses:    6.7 Suffers 'Chain Suck' on original sprockets.

Bottom Line:   
Recommend the DX 6.7 overall (for an extra NZ$200.00 it is worth it)

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Favorite Trail:   Rimutaka Incline

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Pins Cycles

Similar Products Used:   DX 5.5
DX 6.5
DX 6.7


Bike Setup:   Mongoose DX 6.7

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by paul gerloff a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, victoria, Austarlia

Date Reviewed: June 25, 1999

Strengths:    
good light frame good for a bike to be built on, takes punishment of hard trail riding good price


Weaknesses:    
some componentry is a little shabby with stx and the seat


Bottom Line:   
good bike for a begginer that doesn't have a huge wallet

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
mongoose sx4.3 not as good



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