Mongoose Sahara

These are bikes that work well on the road for recreational riding or trips to the store and also work for paved or well groomed bike trails, rails-to-trails and around the block.
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Mongoose Sahara

Postby to the beach » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:52 pm

got this for $25....was parked new in the rain for a year from the looks....cleaned up fine in a couple hours. Aluminum frame, semi slicks, SRAM ESP driveline.
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby to the beach » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:22 pm

Huge range of movement in handlebar adjustment, I guess this is the answer to custom sized frames, sadly
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby to the beach » Wed May 25, 2016 5:53 pm

I'm accessorizing this bike for my commutes around town. I ordered a set of full fenders due here tomorrow. I have a CREE 1000 Lumen rechargeable Lithium headlight that straps to the handlebars and have a set of 2 taillights on order for the rear dropouts. I'm currently using a backpack for cargo, I'd like a WALD dual-basket rear rack but that would add too much weight that is hard mounted.
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby to the beach » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:52 am

as it sits:
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby to the beach » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:39 pm

This bike with the stock SRAM drivetrain has been flawless all summer, might need brake pads, that' all. Strong frames on these, probably a little heavy due to large oval downtube and square rear triangle tubing.
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby metalman302 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:01 am

Hey I have this same bike I picked up around 5 years ago. Mine went to crap from being outside. Cool to see yours is alive and well.
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby to the beach » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:47 pm

It's a fine machine if you ignore the suspension fork, that has a lot to be desired.
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby to the beach » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:51 pm

Added 5" hi-rise aluminum bars recently, still a great bike for my city use.
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby to the beach » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:37 pm

Thinking about some Swiss Army tires for the winter. I've bought these a couple times and they roll smooth on pavement while still having a knobby pattern. And they aren't much in price.

https://www.amazon.com/26X1-95-Swiss-C-796-Pttrn-559Bsd/dp/B00UCMMAM2/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1480455528&sr=1-2&keywords=cst+swiss+army
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby Tomcat65 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:38 pm

That center tread looks like it would ride smooth, but those side knobs look Super Grippy!
Looks like a Great winter tire
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