Mongoose Ritual Freeride Hardtail

  • Rims: Alex DM24
  • Front Hub: Alloy disc Q/R
  • Rear Hub: Alloy single speed cassette
  • Spokes: Stainless steel
  • Nipples: brass UCP
  • Front Brake Tektro IO disc
  • Brake Levers: Tektro forged alloy

User Reviews (16)

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dirt4life   Downhiller [Jul 05, 2011]
Strength:

Strong bike as long as you keep it well maintained, and as long as you treat it well. Feels well balanced in the air. A very good entry level dirt jumper for a good price, that you can easily upgrade as you progress. I dont know where those idiots paid over a thousand dollars for it, its obviously not worth that just looking at the components. But for a good price i would definelty recommend it.

Weakness:

A little on the heavy side, lose the gro and cut the steerer tube down a little, cut the extra long seatpost,maybe find a slimmer seat to save weight.

Great bike for a good price if you know where to get it. Has tons of potential or great entry level bike on its own. I would defenitly recommend it for around $300 in good condition.

Similar Products Used: Transition Trail or park, jamis DJ, Blackmarket DJ's, Specialized p1.
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4
VALUE
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4
AllRounder123   Downhiller [Nov 08, 2009]
Strength:

A strong (cro-mo) frame with good drop outs. For a second hand bike at around $200 it comes well specd, altough you get what you pay for on entry level bikes.

Weakness:

Gyro - ditch it and run a single cable to the rear. Improved brake performance by 50% right away - the gyro is a selling point, but not practical.
Forks - not bad for the price and have stood up well so far (im 90kg) - but dont expect them to run well for long 9especially if you are heavier)

Def a good buy, especialy second hand. Great as an entry dirt jumper and light downhill. If you are light in weight (e.g. 55-70kg) you can throw what you like at this thing and it will be fine. If heavier, it will take it, but just remember ur riding an entry level bike.

Its easy to swap out the lesser parts (cranks, def brakes, bars/grips) for better ones as you improve. Plus in the meantime you will learn how to ride better/more about your bike as you will need to hone your skills

If looking at this bike as a daily ride, to get from A - B buy it (check ebay for cheap examples). If later you want to abuse it, the cro-mo frame is an excellent base to build from.

Similar Products Used: STP, P1, craftworks rail
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RATING
3
VALUE
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4
mark davies   [Aug 04, 2007]
Strength:

there are none

Weakness:

crank arm bends, forks snap, leavers snap, gyro bottom cable costs like $60 to replace

its like someone rapeing you to death....

Similar Products Used: suzuki rm125 o6
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Alistair mitchell   Weekend Warrior [Sep 18, 2005]
Strength:

Strong frame,single speed,gyro,equipped with good tyres,good brakes,light in air, and the forks are quite good for RSTs they come with lock on.

Weakness:

a tiny bit on the heavy side and the seat is rubbish so change it to a dmr jump saddle.

Mint bike, when it is in the air it is easy to control.I am 12 and i can clear big jumps and manual them ive been of a few drop offs and it has handled them nice so dont let the weight or shape put you off it might look ugly on the internet but it is beautiful when you actully see it.I would recomend this to any dirt jump rider and a racer that wants a strong bike and is easy to control.

Similar Products Used: speciallized p1
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
TheOne   [Mar 25, 2006]
Strength:

Solid, really frickin' cheap, 24" wheels

Weakness:

Heavy-ish, fork leaves some to be desired

A great urban bike. It is set up for barspins, and if you want to throw out the singlespeed, you can put on a downtube shifter, too. Fork is a bit on the crappy side, but the lockout is nice - definitely one of the components I'm planning on replacing someday... Don't try to take it up hills, though - the combo of singlespeed and the weight kill. Overall, considering the price, what a cool bike to have for it's purpose.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Peter   Racer [Sep 22, 2005]
Strength:

Excellent frame, comes singlespeed, handlebars

Weakness:

Maybe the fork. Bottoms out very easily even on stiffest settings. I bought an Marzocchi D-Street Comp, and it's fanstastic. The seat is also a little clumsy.

Fantastic for the price. Comes with 24" wheels, great frame, singlespeed. And still only about $500 (mongoose.com). There are several bikes in price-class and this is the best. Absolutely.

Similar Products Used: DK Fury 24" BMX
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jock-strap loves nob suck me   Cross Country Rider [Mar 05, 2007]
Strength:

the paint doesnt scatch easy,the seat is soft and the chain is the smooth also the shocks are COOL!!!

Weakness:

the stickers are poor and the bike looks like a Katmandu

Good for riding to school and to the shops.

Similar Products Used: Katmandu,mongoose sniper
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Tony Porter   Weekend Warrior [Jun 12, 2006]
Strength:

Very strong, Nice looking, Great value for money!

Weakness:

Really heavy! gyro not a great idea! (not strong either)...erm, just to heavy really!

Great if you are a bit skint! But invest in better quality bike if you can! To heavy for my liking, but has lasted me for years with no problems!

Similar Products Used: specialized P1
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Steve   Weekend Warrior [May 09, 2006]
Strength:

It is a steel hard tail with american bb... rear hub has a thru with four bearings, nice tire step up

Weakness:

it is over 40 pounds stock, pedals suck, fork is super heavy and soft , gyro sucks for trying to brake, bars and stem easily reach about four pounds

If you plan on riding street and tails like on a bmx bike, than this is for you. It rides just like that. It built for the abuse of this style of riding. It feels weightless in the air. The top tube is really only 22.5 inches and feels short. Bottom line it the best bike to bust a crazy line on once you are use to the weight.

Similar Products Used: specialized p2, santa cruz jackle, black market mob, jamis eureka
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
jock strap   Downhiller [Oct 08, 2006]
Strength:

nothing

Weakness:

heavy, snapped the fram, bent the forks, gay pedals

this is a very weak piece of crap. if you looking for a bike around its pricerange go for the specialized hardrock. it is as hard as nails and the hammer and the house they made.

Similar Products Used: specialized p1 (great bike)
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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