20" and 24" Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Upgrades

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20" and 24" Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Upgrades

Postby WisdomWarlord » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:33 pm

First, let me say that I know how ridiculous it sounds to consider upgrading a dual suspension bmx bike.
The project I'm working on actually makes upgrades to it reasonable, even desirable.
I'm not in a position to discuss details of my crazy-like-a-fox plans, so please bear with me on this for now.

I see that Mongoose makes the Legend 2.1 in a 20", 24", and 26" wheel sizes.

I know the rear shock on the 26" can be upgraded with off-the-shelf parts.
My question is, can the 20" and 24" be upgraded? Would I be so blessed as to have the shocks of all 3 be the same, maybe with just different springs? I know none of them have an actual shock absorber, but are the faux rear shocks upgradable and/or interchangeable?

I haven't bought the bikes yet so I don't have them to compare.

Any help you guys can offer will be most appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: 20" and 24" Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Upgrades

Postby Falkon45 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:17 pm

You can, indeed upgrade the shocks, depending on their lengths. Methinks the 26" and 24" have the same size. The 20" may not have anything worth spending money on. As for the front fork, I'd say got with RST for all three. You have a few more options with them, because the ledge is a 1" head tube, leaving only the XCM and XCM Jr. For all three with with SR Suntour forks.

No one here will find it crazy at all. I was planning on fixing up my FS 24" before I decided that the cost was too great for a bike I wasn't going to ride that much.
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Re: 20" and 24" Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Upgrades

Postby aescoto34 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:46 am

Has anyone upgraded parts for ledge 2.1 24in? If so what and where to find them. Im upgrading XR Pro for me. This,is for my son both plan to ride.
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Re: 20" and 24" Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Upgrades

Postby Robocam » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:51 pm

Does anyone know if the 20" Ledge 2.1 has a 1-1/8" steerer? I'm thinking about upgrading the fork to an RST Capa T10, but I need to know which steerer to buy. I haven't bought the bike yet, so I may check it out at Walmart if no one knows.

https://smile.amazon.com/RST-Capa-T10-B ... 20%22+fork

And does anyone know of a better starter bike that is shiftable? I looked at everything Walmart had, and it doesn't look like anything else is better. Even the kids Trek bikes use the same Shimano twist shifters (though only 6-speed). I plan to get a 7-speed shimano indexed thumb shifter.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/20-Mongoose- ... about-item
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Re: 20" and 24" Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Upgrades

Postby Tomcat65 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:45 am

1" Steerer on the smaller Ledge 2.1
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Re: 20" and 24" Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Upgrades

Postby Robocam » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:15 am

Thanks!

Tomcat65 wrote:1" Steerer on the smaller Ledge 2.1
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