Mongoose Tyax Super XC Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

  • Pedals: Alloy Platform w/ Mongoose logo
  • Front Derailleur: Suntour XCC-202
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Shifters: Shimano Alivio Rapidfire 8 spd
  • Freewheel: SRAM PG-830 11-32t 8sp
  • Chain: KMC Z-72

USER REVIEWS

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[May 02, 2019]
Kirill_bikes


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Great xc bike for newby, its take action on every day trail 85+kg

Weakness:

Jis bb broke after 2 years...))))

Price Paid:
11000
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2005
[Apr 08, 2011]
chizzey
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

hydrolic brakes especially for this price point, tough, lockout forks, wtb wheels, handles well

Weakness:

grips, saddle (too wide)

great enrty level bike, will handle anything you throw at it, well worth the cash, looks good (2010 model) smashed it in the otway odessy 50km (wet day)came through like a champ

[Dec 12, 2009]
DanoXC
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong,durable frame.Great front lockout shocks. Awesome tough looks.Good stopping power and love the front lockout shocks.

Weakness:

Crappy handlebar grips. Tyres are not suited for road or soft dirt surface, mostly suited for wet and muddy surfaces.

This is my second mongoose bike and i highly recommend the bike and brand. Its a tough mean looking bike that handles well on most surfaces. Great entry level hard tail. Awful grips and tyres but once they're changed the bike is great.

Similar Products Used:

Mongoose Tyax Comp 05 model.

[Jun 23, 2009]
L14M
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

This bike is really good at changing terrains, its good for the road because the shocks have lockout, and can hold its own on the dirt trails. price isnt bad either - $860 AUSTRALIAN dollars, so US would be like $600 or something

Weakness:

A gasket or something broke on mine after about 2 weeks. I got it replaced under warenty and havent had a problem since

good stuff mate, lockout is great, good on road and dirt

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[Jun 04, 2009]
ElNino
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great price, remote lockout is really nice, Sram Components are nice for the price.

Weakness:

Front Shocks are a little too mushy. A little heavy.

You can't beat it for the price. It is a quality bike for the casual rider, and the price difference between this bike, and the next step up doesn't warrant the performance increase.

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Avalanche 1.0

[Jun 03, 2009]
rodster
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Nice fork and hydraulic brakes on a budget bike

Weakness:

A bit stout - grips are rubbish, beefy platform pedals

I bought an equiv model (same components, different paint scheme) on a closeout (XXL frame) and zero shipping charges. Performance has now dropped the price to $350 but you'll have to pay shipping. The value of the individual components is far more than that.

I needed a bike to stash at relatives in the Sierra's that fits my 6'6" frame. The XXL frame fits it . . . and then some. I could be 6'10" and I'd still fit. If you'e 6'4' or under, go no bigger than XL.

Fit and finish are good. Shifters, hi-low limits etc are all set correctly - minimal tweaking required when assembling.

The SRAM shifters and deraillers work on par with same price point Shimano equipment. The tires seem adequate although something with more side bite up front would be an improvement. The removed front can be recycled when the stock rear is toast.

The lockout for the fork works super and the handlebar remote is a nicety unexpected. The hydraulic brakes, although an off-brand seem well built and function well enough that I'm stealing them and using them on my daily rider that has cable operated discs.

Very pleased with the purchase

Similar Products Used:

none

[May 25, 2009]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Tyax Pro 2006. Bombproof, stiff frame with easy handling geometry. Cheap and an easy ride for what you get so an ideal starter bike or one for the kids who will throw it down anything.

Weakness:

Weighty for serious XC, but under equipped considering the burly frame build. Narrow rear stays make fitting a wide rear tyre a problem with clearances. Terrible paint that rubs off easily - typical Pacific Cycles rubbish.

It's an easy handling bike that well equipped for the low price. So that makes it a good starter MTB. But after a bit you realise that it's heavy, too heavy for XC. Look at the frame: it's a hardcore hardtail in disguise! So ride it like one and as you destroy the components, replace them with more hardcore bits and a stiffer, bigger travel fork and you end up with an indestructible tank that you can still ride uphill. Comparing with the chameleon (the hardcore benchmark): it's a much easier/stable ride being longer but not as mental/fun.

Similar Products Used:

Chameleon.

[Apr 05, 2009]
wilfrenep
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

good frame,light & easy to handle,went to dartmoor off road,could keep up with the full suspension bikes.

Weakness:

disc brakes pads wear off quickly

excellent mtb.

[Jan 18, 2009]
skaterasf
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great setup for the price

Weakness:

WTB speed v sport did not fit me well so i put on a speed v pro gel. But saddles are diff for everbody

I think that for the price, it'll be hard to find a bike with this good componentry. SRAM, Shimano, FSA cranks, alex double walled rims, promax hydraulic disc brakes, and suntour xcr forks... you cant go wrong. I chose this bike because of the good parts setup and if i want at a later time i can just upgrade and put the other parts on my hybrid. i dont do too much hardcore riding but some light trails and some downhill.

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[Jan 07, 2009]
Ash
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very good all rounder for the money, forks are ok and so are the brakes, i wouldnt keep them on there for long if you were serious about taking mtb further, but are good for beginners

Weakness:

The gears are okay on road but be careful off road as it skips you should change them

my bike was very good before i upgraded it BUT NOW! its awsome i spent £300.00 (stirling) on used parts of ebay doing this up and its amazing and can handle anything the frame is a bit heaVY overall but when u upgrade parts it is simular to the others

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