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Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby 98yota » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:02 am

I received my Xr-Pro today! :D I was plesently suprised by the quality of this bike for the price. The components seemed like good quality and the the frame is very well built. I think this will be a great bike to upgrade as it seems like a really nice bike from the factory!

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Mongoose XR-Pro 29er - Build status: 203mm/180mm Tektro Aquila Rotors with BB7 Calipers, EXA Coil/Oil 6.5" rear shock, Avid SpeedDial7 levers, Ergon EP1 grips.

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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby 98yota » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:12 am

Got it all put together today, and pretty much all tuned up. I just need to get the front derailer adjusted. I have read that the arched metal piece (not sure the actual name) is supposed to be about 2mm above the large sprocket. I moved the derailer assembly down and adjusted the set screws to provent the derailer from moving to far causing the chain to come off of the sprockets. The rear works perfectly but the front just seems a little off (not quite as crisp as the rear setup.) Any help would be great! Thanks in advance! :D
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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby Irishmongooserider » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:58 pm

Welcome to the forum, and good bike to get going on. I'm Mongoose biased (only a little, lol) but in all reality, the XR Pro is about as good as it gets with a BBB, or any lower priced bike for that matter.
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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby 98yota » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:28 pm

Went out for a quick 5 mile ride today after tinkering with the derailers. This bike sure is smooth! The SRAM shifters are really nice and precise. I'm going to have a lot of fun with this thing!
Mongoose XR-Pro 29er - Build status: 203mm/180mm Tektro Aquila Rotors with BB7 Calipers, EXA Coil/Oil 6.5" rear shock, Avid SpeedDial7 levers, Ergon EP1 grips.

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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby DRock52 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:11 pm

I had trouble with the front derailer also... all it took was time and tinkering to get it just right. Enjoy the bike!
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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby squire366 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:52 am

I am kinda Mongoose biased as well like Irish and if I had to get a FS 29er it would be an XR-Pro

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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby 98yota » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:24 pm

I am going to put some miles on the XR this weekend, there is endless single track around here and I'm excited to see how it does. I'm not going to go crazy, just cruise. I'll post some pictures of the ride.
Mongoose XR-Pro 29er - Build status: 203mm/180mm Tektro Aquila Rotors with BB7 Calipers, EXA Coil/Oil 6.5" rear shock, Avid SpeedDial7 levers, Ergon EP1 grips.

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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby 98yota » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:27 am

I am going to upgrade my front brakes next. I am going with 203mm. I was wondering if anyone knows if an Avid BB7 caliper will work well with 203mm Tektro wavy rotors. Any other recommended combinations are welcome. I was leaning toward the Tektro wavy's because they match the rear and I am not sure when (or if) I will upgrade them. I was happy with how the rear felt but I felt the front might fade after a long decent.
Mongoose XR-Pro 29er - Build status: 203mm/180mm Tektro Aquila Rotors with BB7 Calipers, EXA Coil/Oil 6.5" rear shock, Avid SpeedDial7 levers, Ergon EP1 grips.

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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby Irishmongooserider » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:24 pm

Yes, the Tektro 203mm rotor should work with the Avid caliper as long as you use the required adaptor. However, unless you're doing downhill or freeride, 203mm rotors are overkill. 180mm rotors would be fine, and if you're trying to stay in a budget, here's a great option: http://www.blueskycycling.com/product67 ... -Rotor.htm

Funn makes good stuff, and this brake is available in 160 or 180mm rotor setups for $15. It comes with the needed hardware. Get front and rear for $30. I'd personally go to 180mm front, and keep the 160mm rear, but thats up to you.
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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby squire366 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:34 pm

That brake set made by Funn may be just what I've been looking for. I've considered going to a 180mm rotor in the front and now I can replace front and rear brakes for $30. Not bad at all.

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