Mongoose Malus 2017 Academy Sports Mods and Build

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Re: Mongoose Malus 2017 Academy Sports Mods and Build

Postby jimmie65 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:41 am

I'll be interested to see how they perform for you. I need to find some sand tires for my Beast.
Current bbb bikes - Mongoose Beast, Iron Horse Yakuza 5.1. Other bikes - Marin Fairfax, Specialized Sequoia, and Torker Tristar. Other "other" bikes - Cyco-cycle, Razor DXT drifter. Current project - 1995 Specialized Hard Rock to gravel grinder.
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Re: Mongoose Malus 2017 Academy Sports Mods and Build

Postby Tomcat65 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:31 pm

The Juggernaut Pro 26x4.50 tires were delivered today. They came packaged in one box, each in manufacturer's original packaging. The OEM packaging is no joke, the boxes are bigger than I expected. Inside, the tires are rolled down as small as they will allow, with a wide rubber band holding them tight. The scales say 1480g, compared to the original 1586g each, so I'll only be dropping 200+g for the pair. The width difference between the original Panaracer Fat-B-Nimble 26x4.0 knock-offs and the Juggernaut Pro 4.5 is negligible, but the tread width is Very much wider on the Juggernaut Pro. Less bare sidewall bulge and more bite on the outer edges should improve cornering grip and possibly protect the thin sidewalls from damage. Overall, the Juggernaut Pro fills out the rear frame very well, and it's just a great looking tire. Big white letters and red fill on a tire that looks aggressive, but not over the top knobby.

We have around 6 inches of snow right now with ice underneath, I'm not sure when I'll get good pics, but it might be sooner than later.



On a side note. riding on the beach, somehow gets sand in places where you would never think to look. lol.. I'll be cleaning my little bike mechanic'ing area again tonight. I believe it's worse than deep black Kentucky mud..
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Re: Mongoose Malus 2017 Academy Sports Mods and Build

Postby Tomcat65 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:18 am

PICS! :D

The stock 4.0 Fat-B-Nimble tires were not bad, actually measuring 4.375, but I'm a wide tire kind of a guy. I've said before, that I'll pick heavy duty over lightweight every time, especially when it comes to off-road fun. This time though, I tried to save weight AND go wider. Marginal success was enough to make me smile this time. lol.. I'm down 240g with 4.5 tire, Measuring just under 4.625.. with the casting snipes tickling the chainstays, they're about all that will fit on the Malus:
Side by side Juggernaut Pro to Fat-B-Nimble knock-off 1.jpg
Side by side Juggernaut Pro to Fat-B-Nimble knock-off 1.jpg (318.28 KiB) Viewed 14 times



Just a little bit taller:
Side by side Juggernaut Pro to Fat-B-Nimble knock-off 2.jpg
Side by side Juggernaut Pro to Fat-B-Nimble knock-off 2.jpg (198.56 KiB) Viewed 14 times



Absolutely an overall bigger tire:
Side by side Juggernaut Pro to Fat-B-Nimble knock-off 3.jpg
Side by side Juggernaut Pro to Fat-B-Nimble knock-off 3.jpg (221.86 KiB) Viewed 14 times



The tread width is the big kicker on this tire, from 4.0 tread width on the Fat-B-Nimble tread, to the 5.625 tread width on the Juggernaut Pro. It warps around onto the sidewalls and should improve cornering in the loose sand and mud tremendously.
I have them at 15psi right now, the beads are set and the whole bike looks completely different.
More pics to come when the weather breaks! Then more from Daytona this spring on the beach!
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