Mongoose D60R Bike 1998 or Older

Mongoose D60R Bike 1998 or Older 

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Mongoose D60R

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 10, 2012]
RJ

Strength:

This bike was way ahead of it's time. Very Light. Quiet.

Weakness:

Heavy seat post, Awful seat!

I purchased my D60R on craigslist. Mint condition. The previous owner had it for the last 10+ years in a garage. Not one nick or ding on it. Broken seat spring. I bought a new seat post and seat; as the stock ones are heavy. I paid $80 plus a few simple upgrades. I spent maybe $125-150 on this bike. Seems kind of a big investment into a Goose; but it has been fantastic as long as Ive owned it. Ive ridden many bikes and this particular Mongoose exceeded my expectations by an incredible amount. Very little adjustments made, stays true and I ride it daily (weather permitting). Still holding up like a champ in August 2012. Amazing!!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 18, 2011]
Dustin
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Solid bike, looks cool, indestructible.

Weakness:

Seat sucks.

My 1st bike, bought it in college 8 years ago to try mountain biking and rode it 3-4 times a week on the local single track..never had any issues. After a few year break I'm back into it, tossing this thing down hills, rocks you name it.. I've never broken anything, or even needed to adjust anything. I've never cleaned this bike - not once. So with 0 maintenance, and me thrashing this bike for 8 years it still runs perfect. I bought another "wal-mart" bike and my friend rides with me.. every time we go out something breaks on it, so I'm even more appreciative of this gem.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 27, 2010]
MartyL76
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

The frame is very sturdy!
Good geometry for trail riding!
Upgradeable!

Weakness:

The wheels are single wall
Seat Post is junk
Seat is junk
Handlebar is too narrow for me.
No rear Disc Brake Tab

The frame is very sturdy and can take some pretty rough trails. I have jumped this frame many times and run through the rough stuff at high speeds and it does the job. Keep in mind that I have went through the entire bike and upgraded a little at a time but for the price of one of these bikes you should expect some of the components to be on the low end. I love the feel of this bike and its light enough for me as well. I am a clyde (275 lbs) and did not think this bike was going to hold up but I am still riding it and I still love it. I also have a 2007 Jamis Dakar XCR and I actually ride all the trails just as fast on the Mongoose.

Similar Products Used:

2007 Jamis Dakar XCR
2005 Mongoose E303
2001 Jamis Dakar Expert

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 22, 2010]
Shanon
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

STRONG!!! Only neighborhood riding, BUT this would include 5-8 stair high jumps and dirt and grass hill jumping in the local parks and schools. Ridden 3-5 times weekly. Suspension travel is good, almost too good. Slight "pogo" effect when pedaling at speed from rear spring, but very comfortable ride (replaced stock seat with a gel one).

Weakness:

Seat needs to be changed out. Too small and no padding. Feels like a BMX bike seat. It's a little tall for me (I'm only 5'-5". I bought it in 2001, and at that time there were not as many choices in frame sizes). Front gears slip in some speeds, mostly under pressure going up hill. Annoying, but bearable. Handlebar stem is a little long, making it quite far from the seat, making you feel as though you are leaning forward onto the bar. Height of handlebars have little to no height adjustment.

Originally bought this bike in 2001, used it for a year, then stored it until 2009. Found under some junk in the garage and cleaned it up. Surprisingly, everything worked. Rust in the usual places, but nothing broken. After replacing the handlebar with a dirt bike style low crossbar type, it rode more upright (less stress on my lower back on long rides). I ride it like a BMX bike and the darn thing takes every jump and hard landing and asks for more. The rims are showing signs of warp-age, but that's obvious. The frame is thick and virtually indestructible. It doesn't look too bad either. A little on the heavy side, but that's the price for strength. Outstanding value. Get one if you can!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 14, 2010]
docroznak
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Looks
Price
Longevity

Weakness:

Stem Height
Seat

Some might say that this bike should be in the Smithsonian. And some reviewers stated get one if you can find one. I compared it to the newer models at Wal-mart and hands down the quality even for its age can't be beaten with a stick. I was looking for a bike to ride for excercise and haven't rode a bike for a loooong time! The bike was in near mint condition when I got it except for the seat. The action and mechanical components were in great shape and the beast rode smooth as glass for my 267 lbs body even with the stock Kendra tires. The road I ride on near home has cracks and pot holes and I still enjoyed the ride without pounding my back or rear end. So I have to give a two thumbs up and a double high five for the suspension. My gosh I can hear it scream painfully under my 267 lbs. All I can say is this has to be the best bike I have ever purchased. And considering the last review here was from 2008 that is alot to say for a bike that is as old as it is. Its upgradeable and durable what more can you want. Get one and have fun.

Similar Products Used:

Schwinn

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 05, 2008]
Bob
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Price - 25 bucks
Overall niceness

Weakness:

none

Great bike, with replaced components

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 18, 2008]
Lektrixx
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Great shocks, frame, gearing, and smooth ride.

Weakness:

Horrible stock seat.

I haggled this at a local pawn shop for $40. It was in horrible condition, all cables were out of wack, tires were blown, chain slightly rusted. I replaced tires and tubes to high-end mountain riding schwinn products, fixed the cables and replaced the brakes, installed a comfort seat, got the rust off the chain, etc. This bike is probably now one of the best I've had. The gears change quietly and with ease. The ride is great, on pavement and rough terrain. The "rock-shox" make bumps feel invisible. Great project bike, and easy to fix up. Total including bike price to fix up probably cost around $500. Well worth spending.

Similar Products Used:

Mongoose only

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 11, 2003]
ian
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

great price, unbreakable frame, decent brakes and OK components, and durable rear shock

Weakness:

Kenda tires are garbage, and dangerous in wet conditions.(i have taken a few nasty spills when the roads were wet). heavy steel rear fork, rear derailleur(has to be re-adjusted almost every ride), and bad Rock shox fork. Rims bend easily, and the seat is painful

This bike is unbeatable for the price range, and is comparable to bikes that cost upwards of $700. i have taken the bike on hundreds of trails, and have probably put over 500 miles on it. although it needs alot of maintenence, it is a great and sturdy bike, good for someone just getting into the sport. if you buy this bike, you should upgrade almost all of the components(fork, derailleurs, tires, rear cassette(gears) once you upgrade, it will be a great bike, although a bit heavy

Similar Products Used:

cannondale f700, Jamis dakar comp 2002

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 11, 2003]
ian
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

great price, unbreakable frame, decent brakes and OK components, and durable rear shock

Weakness:

Kenda tires are garbage, and dangerous in wet conditions.(i have taken a few nasty spills when the roads were wet). heavy steel rear fork, rear derailleur(has to be re-adjusted almost every ride), and bad Rock shox fork. Rims bend easily, and the seat is painful

This bike is unbeatable for the price range, and is comparable to bikes that cost upwards of $700. i have taken the bike on hundreds of trails, and have probably put over 500 miles on it. although it needs alot of maintenence, it is a great and sturdy bike, good for someone just getting into the sport. if you buy this bike, you should upgrade almost all of the components(fork, derailleurs, tires, rear cassette(gears) once you upgrade, it will be a great bike, although a bit heavy

Similar Products Used:

cannondale f700, Jamis dakar comp 2002

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 11, 2003]
ian
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

great price, unbreakable frame, decent brakes and OK components, and durable rear shock

Weakness:

Kenda tires are garbage, and dangerous in wet conditions.(i have taken a few nasty spills when the roads were wet). heavy steel rear fork, rear derailleur(has to be re-adjusted almost every ride), and bad Rock shox fork. Rims bend easily, and the seat is painful

This bike is unbeatable for the price range, and is comparable to bikes that cost upwards of $700. i have taken the bike on hundreds of trails, and have probably put over 500 miles on it. although it needs alot of maintenence, it is a great and sturdy bike, good for someone just getting into the sport. if you buy this bike, you should upgrade almost all of the components(fork, derailleurs, tires, rear cassette(gears) once you upgrade, it will be a great bike, although a bit heavy

Similar Products Used:

cannondale f700, Jamis dakar comp 2002

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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