Mongoose dx6.5 Bike 1998 or Older

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $965.00

Product Description

mongoose dx6.5

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by j4gold

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2014

Strengths:    Strong frame, Paint has held up pretty well. Tough

Weaknesses:    Derailleur hanger does not appear to be a standard replaceable item.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased my Mongoose DX 6.7 in the summer of 99. The bike is a 98 model year. Supposedly the owner was a Mongoose factory rider and the bike already had XTR components all the way around. Only the mediocre Rock Shock remained. He said the while the rock shock was not the greatest he didn't feel the need to change it.

I have beat the tar out of the this bike for the last 15 years and it has held up well. I have at least 2800 miles on it. I have finally needed to replace cassettes and cranks. I have gone through at least 3 chains.

Bike is a nice and nimble in the woods, it really loves level single track. Also is great on improved trails (limestone or crushed gravel.) Easy to pull up to jump curbs or other obstacles. I love it and will keep her until she brakes.

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.

Expand full review >>

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.

Expand full review >>

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.

Expand full review >>

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

Expand full review >>

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)

Expand full review >>

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

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

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

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
mongoose sx4.3 not as good

Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating




Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest mountain bike products from these brands!

See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »


MTBR on Facebook