Mongoose was at Bike PressCamp showing off some of their new high end lineup. While many hardcore mountain bikers may turn up their noses at the Mongoose brand (mainly due to the fact that their entry level bikes are sold at “big box” stores), Mongoose does have some legitimate offerings that should appeal to the enthusiast on a budget. Other big news from Mongoose is the fact that they are going to a direct-to-consumer business model this fall. The bikes you see featured here will be available directly from their website.
Matt Prest from Mongoose shows us the all new Meteore Expert hardtail and the 2014 edition of the Boot’R DH rig.
Previously available as a 29er, the Meteore is reborn with 27.5″ wheels. The Meteore Expert shown here features a full Shimano XT drivetrain, Kenda Slant 6 tires, tapered head tube, triple butted EV6 aluminum frame and a RockShox fork. The complete bike weighs in at 25 lbs and MSRP is $2600.
The Meteore is also available in a cheaper “Sport” model that features a SR Suntour Raidon air spring fork with tapered steerer and remote lockout, Shimano Deore drivetrain and Hayes Dyno Sport disc brakes.
The most amazing part of the Mongoose Boot’R is it’s $2600 price tag and yes, that’s for a complete DH bike with 200mm of travel front and rear. The Boot’R features a Mongoose Free Drive aluminum AM frame with X-Fusion Vector HLR 200 mm shock and Rock Shox Domain R 200 mm travel triple clamp Maxle fork, SRAM 9 speed drivetrain, Ruktion 36 crank, X9 rear derailleur and right only X7 shifter and Hayes Prime Sport hydaulic disc brakes with 203 mm front and rear rotors. Other spec highlights include Kenda Excavator tires, SRAM Howitzer BB, Alex rims, Funn handlebar, stem and seatpost, WTB Silverado Sport saddle and it even comes with Mongoose alloy platform pedals with replaceable pins.
It is available in four sizes (SM, MD, LG, XL) and again, the MSRP is $2600.
For more info, check out: www.mongoose.com