Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby 98yota » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:51 pm

I found them on eBay. I just search mtb cable guide and they popped up. I saw a video about these and they looked like a clean way to convert to a one piece cable housing.
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 09, 2017 2:51 pm

Since half of my parts were 10 speed compatible I went ahead and completed a 2x10 drivetrain. I’ll finally sit down and get to work on this thing next week when I have a break.

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I’ll have Sram X9 shifters, Sram 1070 10 speed 11-36 cassette, Sram X0 front derailleur, Sram GX rear clutched derailleur.
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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby orvil » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:43 pm

Great selection! I have the 10 speed GX rear derailleur on my Deception and it shifts flawlessly. And if you ever decide to go 1x later it will work great with an upgraded cassette with more range. I'm running the SunRace 11-40 with no shifting issues.
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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby 98yota » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:22 pm

I installed my new 113mm UN55 bottom bracket today. I pulled my old shock out was wondering what others have used as far as spacers and bushings to mount their new air shocks? Also, I cycled the suspension and it’s a bit tight. Does it just need a good lubing? What kind of lube should I use? It looks like the main pivot and center swing arm are bearings and all others are bushings.


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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby Purple Haze » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:44 am

Either a shock mount kit or use the old shock mount and press the mount through the eyelet of the new one. White lithium grease is good or bike specific marine grease is also good for bearings. All reciprocating parts need lubrication and what suspension part is a bit tight because it should be addressed immediately with lube.
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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby 98yota » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:10 pm

Today I pulled apart and cleaned all of the suspension joints. I greased everything with Finish Line waterproof Teflon bike grease. I torqued everything so there is no lateral play. The suspension cycles really smooth now! I’m waiting for some new shock adapter bushings because the factory ones were a smaller outside diameter than the new Fox unit. I’m waiting to install the crankset so I have plenty of room to get the shock mounted. Hey at least I made a little progress.


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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 EngineerD » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:32 pm

Was there any chain line adjustments needed when you installed the new bottom bracket?
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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby 98yota » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:44 pm

The crankset instructions said to run it with a 113mm bottom bracket for best chain line.
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 15, 2017 3:53 pm

Started to set up my new wheels. Installed the cassette and rotors. Going to true the wheels and mount the tires next. Picking these up they feel significantly lighter than the factory wheels.

The wheels are WTB Team Frequency I23’s with Sram X9 hubs. The rotors are Tecktro Wavy 203mm front and 180mm on the rear. I’ve had good luck with these in the past so ordered a new set. I changed the pads while I’m at it.


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Re: Budget Mongoose XR-Pro build

Postby Purple Haze » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:56 pm

I really want to see the results and you have a top notch build going on. This will be a top of the line bike and please keep the updates coming.
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