Mongoose Fireball 26 DJ/MtnX

User Reviews (8)

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Shubham Parmar   [Sep 05, 2013]
Strength:

great frame geometry , superb chainguide , great alex 32H. rims superb kenda k-rad small block tires.

Weakness:

Brakes not enough tough , derailleur better if short cage , saddle is not enough good

Great dj bike affordable great components amazing frame geometry.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
franko4X   Racer [Sep 23, 2011]
Strength:

The Frame is GREAT for its price nice and lite but not to lite for it to bend .
The BB is nice and smooth still after doing some heavy riding.
The wheel set up is amazing specially the cassette hub at the rear was nice and easy to change to single speed.
The derailleur is shifting on key every time.

Weakness:

the forks are not great way to stiff
the brakes are a good thing to change
the front chain stay is not the best way to much plastic
the standard tires are great if you are just cruising around town but if you go off road change to a heavier tread .

Great entry bike or perfect if you want something to work up i highly recommend it to people just starting off or making a transition.
If you can break this bike I think its time to move to a Dual suspension or maybe cut back on the hardcore stuff.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
lDav   Weekend Warrior [Jan 04, 2010]
Strength:

easy to handle, good geo (for my style), can take some heavy hits (wouldn't recommend too many of them though), sram components still work perfectly, rims are still straight and true after some big landings, k-rads grip well on dry surfaces

Weakness:

launch's aren't the best forks, brakes are reasonable (they have their moments when set up right), bb became a little loose after a couple of months (after another 7-8 months it didn't get any worse, still works so it's all good)

good entry level bike for beginners or for people short of change (like me). hasn't gone wrong for me yet.
its performance for its price and quality is 5 chillies, if the bike cost any more it would be less.

Similar Products Used: mongoose tyax (frame feels sturdier)
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
billyproccy   Downhiller [Aug 10, 2009]
Strength:

Strong, Great forks, Nice design, great rear derailear, brilliant chain wheels!!!!

Weakness:

Only 1 thing i could pick out was breaks i reccommend upgrading.

I highly reccommend this bike and the 2009 model is just as great, GET THIS BIKEEEE!!!!!!!

Similar Products Used: Saracen instinct. Giant STP 0. DMR Drone.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
MTB916   Downhiller [Jul 31, 2009]
Strength:

Semi-light frame, Good starter bike, Affordable

Weakness:

Derailer is junk, forks are junk,

Good starter bike, just needs new forks. So if you are looking into getting into Dirt Jumping and don't wanna break the bank get this bike

Similar Products Used: Jack Flash
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
norcorider95   Weekend Warrior [Jul 16, 2009]
Strength:

urm good stuff except forks

Weakness:

right his has now bent it didnt break on me though, its a beast as in stupidly wieghted. crap its a mongoose.

bad, used once and the beast on the landing made the worst noise and felt like the frame was flexing and the frks are dreadful.

Similar Products Used: nothing this bad.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Franke   Weekend Warrior [Jun 11, 2008]
Strength:

I think the frame is strong (it didnt break on me), Shifts ok, cranks, my derailur got killed and it still seems to be working ok.

Weakness:

The bars (i snapped in 2 ... easily, was very scary), stem (all the bolts stripped when i broke the bars), folks, grips, brakes, peadals (really need to be sharper), tyres, chain and it weighs as much as some DH bikes ... its a tank

Good for beginers with a shallow pocket, but if you the slightest bit serious ... Dig a bit deeper and get a Giant STP, cant go wrong there. This one has cost me just as much to fix it as it did to buy in the first place

Similar Products Used: 07 STP1
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Jye   Weekend Warrior [May 21, 2008]
Strength:

crank, bb and gear shifters

Weakness:

disk brakes, suspention and derailleur hanger

great bike for beginners if willing to pay $30 for a derailleur hanger every second month.

Similar Products Used: Norco wolverine, mongoose rival dirt hi and avanti derelikt
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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