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Does anyone know if the 2004 Mongoose Wing Comp is disc brake compatible both front and rear? I'm pretty sure the front fork has a disc brake mount, but what about the rear swing arm? Anyone know?
 

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detour said:
Does anyone know if the 2004 Mongoose Wing Comp is disc brake compatible both front and rear? I'm pretty sure the front fork has a disc brake mount, but what about the rear swing arm? Anyone know?
This is the Downhill / freeride forum, we don't usually discuss two hundred and fifty dollar bikes.http://www.sportmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1240189&cp=886959&parentPage=family
Good disc brakes would cost more than that bike. If you are going too fast for that bikes v-brakes then you are going too fast for that bike.
 

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Not quite on target...

Well, TWISTED, you seem to have misunderstood my question... It looks like you let a bunch of false conclusions get in the way of your answer. I know that this posting is about a low-end bike in a typically high-end forum. However, it's still a question that requires knowledge about full suspension bikes... there is no place better to talk about full suspension bikes than in the Downhill/Freeride forum - you all are most knowledgable on the subject. Secondly, I don't own this bike, I'm simply trying to get some information on the frame that Mongoose used for this bike. So it's not that I'm going to fast for the V-Brakes, I'm just trying to get some info.

If there is some unspoken rule that the Downhill/Freeride riders in the forum can't even discuss lower-cost bikes, I apologize, my mistake. But I just want to point out, for the sake of being accurate, that the 2003 Wing Comp is now being sold around $250, however, the current 2004 Wing Comp (which is notably different from the 2003) is being sold for about $400. Still not "high-end", I know, but also not as low-end as $250.

All I was looking for was some info about the frame of this bike. Maybe I should have been more accurate in my original posting...
 

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haha, putting disc brakes on that bike is like putting A.1 steak sauce on sushi, just dont go together
and y would u want to gather info on a crappy bike anyways?
 

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detour said:
All I was looking for was some info about the frame of this bike. Maybe I should have been more accurate in my original posting...
ok, here goes: using that bike for DH/FR purposes is potentially dangerous. There is absolutly no point in upgrading anything on that bike, especially since any serious upgrades like brakes will cost more than the entire bike purchase. Those bikes (like all Dept. store bikes) are not actually meant for off-road use despite the dual suspension. Dual suspension is a way of marketing to impressionable kids and unknowledgable/cheap parents.

It sounds silly, but that frame indeed has no buisness here, simply because its junk made for commuter use and would be destroyed within a day of use for most people posting here. And 400$ for a complete bike is still low end, considering a cheap quality heavyuse hardtail goes for over twice that.

btw, it does look like it has a disk mount in the back
 

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It needs disc compatible hubs as well. Basically putting disc brakes on that bike (even cheaper ones) would cost more than the bike itself.

Brakes.................................................................$150-200 (mechanical)
Lines....................................................................$30
Hubs (front & rear).................................................$80 (if you go cheap)
Wheel rebuild at your local shop.............................$60 (for two wheels)

Spending $350 (or so) on a Mongoose worth $400......PRICELESS.
 

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ezweave said:
It needs disc compatible hubs as well. Basically putting disc brakes on that bike (even cheaper ones) would cost more than the bike itself.

Brakes.................................................................$150-200 (mechanical)
Lines....................................................................$30
Hubs (front & rear).................................................$80 (if you go cheap)
Wheel rebuild at your local shop.............................$60 (for two wheels)

Spending $350 (or so) on a Mongoose worth $400......PRICELESS.
hey ezweave, wanna hit up Palmer today? Im bored and want to go riding but cant get ahold of anybody.
 

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hey ezweave, wanna hit up Palmer today? Im bored and want to go riding but cant get ahold of anybody.
Sorry, hope you get my message. I was at my sister's house all day helping her refinish her hardwood floors. Is there even anything worth riding at Palmer any more? I know of one small area with some 3-5' drops, but the run in on the big one really sucks. I get bored so easy... plus I'm lazy. I just want to go fast and hit stuff... none of that XC bs. I can't wait for the Red Rock Canyon Freeride park to open up :D
 

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LOL, please dont hurt yourself riding that bike Detour!
 

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There's a few trails that would be fun for us to hit. Have you ridden the lower section of Edna Mae? There's some fun technical sections on that. Also, I know of a few miscellaneous drops in the area, I know of one that isnt on a trail but its about 6ft trail and is fun to hit.
 

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the 6ft one is between upper and lower lazy land back in some trees, you probably wont know where it is unless someone shows you. Would you wanna hit up some keystone tomorrow or something?
 
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