Mongoose MGX s20 Bike 1998 or Older

3.73/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $200.00


Product Description

Mongoose MGX s20


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dc22 a Weekend Warrior from Rochester, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2010

Bottom Line:   
great bike

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Curb


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by harmann a Weekend Warrior from San Jose, Costa Rica

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2009

Strengths:    Strong body, excellent constrution, very confortable at riding in out road.Brakes

Weaknesses:    Very heavy.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is about 10 years of been riding with me, till now the only thing that are been changed are the tubes, and actually all the upgrades quoted above, that because now I'm riding more across mountain, excellent as it is.
All my life had use this brand and will not change for another. Highly recomended!

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Favorite Trail:   Ciudad Colon, Piedras Negras

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Price Smart

Similar Products Used:   another mongoose

Bike Setup:   Shimano click pedals, disc brakes, front fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Laura a Weekend Warrior from Valparaiso, IN, USA

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2009

Strengths:    comfortable, sturdy, brakes

Bottom Line:   
Bought this bike about 10 years ago. I've never changed anything but tubes on it, but I just use it for transportation purposes. I've never had a problem with this bike.

If you can find this bike now at a yard sale, pick it up if you're looking for something to just cruise around on. It should last you.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Wal-Mart

Bike Setup:   all original

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Manuel Zuniga a Cross Country Rider from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2007

Strengths:    Frame is durable, stock tires are okay, brakes okay, stock bar ends.

Weaknesses:    ALERT: There has been a recall in regards to the Mongoose S-20s that have stock Ballistic 105 shocks that were manufactured by Brunswick Corp.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02143.html

Frame itself is heavy as all get out


Bottom Line:   
If you have this or get this second hand, make sure you're not riding on those Ballistic 105 front forks, I rode hard and bottomed them out before I found out about the recall. Call the number, they'll send you a postage paid kit to send them the front fork & then send you a check for US$65.00

Other than the possible scary front fork problems, not a bad starter bike to get into single track riding, you're not worried about trying to clean some of the more technical stuff in case your ride gets damaged, that's for sure.

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Favorite Trail:   Frick Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   don't remember

Similar Products Used:   Magna

Bike Setup:   Bell seat, bell pedals & toe clips.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dennis a Weekend Warrior from mt view,ca

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2002

Strengths:    Bike still works after some repairs. Brakes are great, shifters still work. Bike was outside for, 2-3 years and very rusty. Bike still feels solid.

Weaknesses:    Some spokes were broken, rim was hard to get trued. Rear axel bearings had come apart, may not be the bikes fault, the nut was loose.

Bottom Line:   
Can not beat the price of $10. The kids started using it as soon as I finished fixing it. The 10 to 13 year olds like it the best because of its size. If it checks out I will replace the bearings in the rear with new. My 15 year old has been jumping curbs with it.... so far so good. This bike looks like it is an excelent buy for us as a used bike. We would have paid more if the rear axel was ok. Other than the axel problem, all it took to get it working was adjustments (rim, shifter, brakes) and oil (shifter, brakes, wheel bearings, crank, peddels-used the spray can lub).

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   garage sale

Bike Setup:   b105

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zach a Downhiller from US

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2000

Strengths:    Strong Frame, pretty good brakes when well adjusted.

Weaknesses:    stock parts, weight, handling

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for beginners and it is at a great price. If you are just starting downhill, x country, or just looking for a comfortable road bike than this bike is for you. For people looking for something that will withstand more technical riding, this bike is not your choice. The handling is bad in technical areas and the cheap derailers and stock parts break and fail easily. Also occasionally skips gears. The frame will hold up and has a nice feel when riding, just not for the advanced riders.

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Favorite Trail:   powerlines

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jason Dawe a Cross-Country Rider from Foxtrap

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2000

Strengths:    
Good positioning for tll guy like myself. Nice Shfters and design


Weaknesses:    
Little on the heavy side, but not too bad. Just not a Titanium bike.


Bottom Line:   
Excellent for value.. Becomes addictive makes you want to try more advanced bikes and biking.

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Favorite Trail:   
behind my house

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
same price range



Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Joey Ericsson a Cross-Country Rider from Redondo Beach CA

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2000

Strengths:    
frame & brakes


Weaknesses:    
tires & wheels


Bottom Line:   
great mongoose for starters & low price.
change wheels & tires inmediately !

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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
Giant


Bike Setup:   
ballistic 105

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Amanda a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: June 13, 1999

Strengths:    
brakes


Weaknesses:    
just about everything else


Bottom Line:   
I started using this bike when I realized that my Magna was inadequate. I soon noticed that the Mongoose was equally inadequate. My front suspension works intermittently, the rims are easy to damage, and it doesn't set you correctly for speed. After dealing with the MGX for a month, I made a couple of cheap upgrades on my department store Magna, and I'm back to riding it until I find something else.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
a Magna from Target


Bike Setup:   
Ballistic 105

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by erik a Downhiller from austin, tx

Date Reviewed: May 31, 1999

Bottom Line:   
good brakes

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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by John Jeffries a Weekend Warrior from Baker City OR

Date Reviewed: April 14, 1999

Strengths:    
Great frame and brake system. Crappy tires but better than that duel suspension crappy yellow thing at walmart
This is a real mongoose not a fakie


Weaknesses:    
rims are to light and thats it.


Bottom Line:   
Great all around bike. Get new tires for it and thats it

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
the yellow piece of crap at waltmart


Bike Setup:   
ballastic and mongoose.

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