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Mongoose 26" Ledge 2.1 Men's Mountain Bike for $119 Men & Women FS

hasibali 346 May 15, 2013 at 02:19 PM in Sporting Goods (3) More Walmart Deals
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Mongoose 26" Ledge 2.1 Men's Mountain Bike for $119 with free shipping. It features an aluminum suspension frame, linear pull brakes, Shimano rear derailleur, and more.

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#2
Nice for the price, but the weight looks very high.
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Nice for the price, but the weight looks very high.
is it 40 lbs? That might just be the ship weight.
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#4
Says 135$ originally.
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Quote from shrine View Post :
Says 135$ originally.

Agreed.. though reasonably priced, $16 off the regular price doesn't seem too slick.

I think if someone could comment on rider height in relation to the bike that would help buyers decide.
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I have been seeing these for $119 since 2-3 weeks at walmart... I tried riding them and dint like these ones.

Genesis V2100 for $149 are much better bikes than these...
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#7
Mongoose sold its Enthusiast line to Pacific Cyclery which is the Chinese company that makes all the shit for Walmart and Target.

Find an actual cycle shop and spend a little more for a quality bike if you're serious about being on two wheels. These PC units have trash gear packs, cheap hubs, and typically bottom of the line components that often times are name-branded but other wise outsourced; the derailleurs in this case.
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These might be not the top-notch, but I bought similar Mongoose bike and it held up pretty well for 5 years. I kept it outside on bicycle racks during college, so all the chains are rusty now and the brake cables are starting to deteriorate, but that's understandable given the winters and such at Upstate New York.

So, use these to move around a city where you won't cry too much, if it gets stolen. I'd get it, but my old one still holds pretty well.
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Not a good deal, these are not just low-end bikes generally, but they make even more compromises for the pricing.

The Genesis V2100 isn't that great either, but it is both a good bike for average height and taller people and comes with decent components.

You wouldn't want to spend bike shop money ($600+) for dual suspension unless you want the weight savings and can afford it, but you can spend $200 instead of $120-150 and get a much better dual suspension bike.

If you don't need dual suspension, you can get a decent bike with about the same stuff on them as a bike shop model for $200.
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is it 40 lbs? That might just be the ship weight.
I would say it's the real weight of the bike. I once had a similar bike from mongoose which weighs like 40lbs. Maybe the package would weigh 5lbs.... you can assume that the bike would weigh 35lbs or so. FYI, vintage roadies (chromoly frame) are about 30lbs. Thicker frame thicker wheels and suspensions.... you can imagine how heavy would it be.
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Quote from kimdotcom View Post :
These might be not the top-notch, but I bought similar Mongoose bike and it held up pretty well for 5 years. I kept it outside on bicycle racks during college, so all the chains are rusty now and the brake cables are starting to deteriorate, but that's understandable given the winters and such at Upstate New York.

So, use these to move around a city where you won't cry too much, if it gets stolen. I'd get it, but my old one still holds pretty well.
Sure place all the blame on nature and not your lack of due diligence in maintenance yourself or paying a bike shop. shake head
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I suppose no one is going to want to hear it but buying one of these cheap full suspension bikes is such a terrible idea. They're nowhere near capable the type of riding that would justify having full suspension and if you ever tried they could really hurt you. If you're just going to be casually riding around town, there's no reason to have full suspension and a cheap suspension like this is going to work against you with all the extra effort required peddling. Not to mention the extra maintenance and likelihood of failure. If $120 is all you can spend on a bike put it into a front suspension only or even fully rigid bike, maybe even used.
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Smilie so much bad feelings for wally world bikes .... so much tomtoming for LBS .. well I got bike similar to this called next ..

http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Huff...d/23031008 for $110 with 2 year Walmart warranty. Weight 35pound and it was good. I assembled it myself and youtube videos helped me fine tune it. Basically I had to get only a spoke tool to true the wheels which I did by putting the bike upside down. For tuning the gears, I used my bike rack as a stand.

But , I returned it for a few reason- no bottle rack, and a 6 speed in the back that I always had trouble getting to the 1st gear. But it was easy to ride, I did 13 miles in Central jersey easily with no sweat. I had ridden after 14 years. Seat and handle easy to adjust. This has twist shift gear change, that I did not particular like. This has quill type stem which I like due to ease of high adjustment. That's the reason I got this next bike. Walmart had no issues with return.

Got the Genesis 2100 shipped and it costed $175 with 2 years Walmart warranty. Easily assembled and was able to tune again using videos from YouTube. Assembled weight~36 pound. 1 mistake I made was to touch the front derailleur settings, I Screwed them up so it will take time to fix them. This will also result in the wires getting frayed due to repeated loosening and tightening, so replacement wires will be needed, but not immediately. Good: The quick index and thumb sifters are easy to use for the rear gears, for front up shifting form medium to larger takes effort. Front disk are ok, rear are are normal breaks. The rear derailleur is better than the mongoose and is 7 speed for which it is easier to get spares. IT has a stem mount handle bars.

seats are hard on both Smilie pedals are plastic (if they break hopefully Walmart warranty will cover them else they are 9 bucks). Shocks are ok (cant be adjusted for preload , rebound etc).

Plan to get slime to make tires puncture proof.

In all a good starter bike. LBS bikes may be lighter, better components, but for starters no point speeding $500 + for a bike, when you know that you will sue it occasionally and need another $100- 150 for other stuff (helmets, lights, gloves, pump, bell etc. etc....). Plus this bike will help me learn a lot about biking, so that when I am ready to upgrade, I have better understanding of my riding style, requirements and I can buy stuff that I need rather than getting stuff that I dont need.

Plus for people who move around, walmart warranty will follow me, LBS wont.....
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#14
Perfect for city, urban, and light trails and it won't attract the bike thieves as much as the higher end ones. Lock it with a big chain (also makes a nice weapon) and you are good. Price is good, heck I've paid that much for a Shimano 105 rear der.
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Smilie so much bad feelings for wally world bikes .... so much tomtoming for LBS .. well I got bike similar to this called next ..

http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Huff...d/23031008 for $110 with 2 year Walmart warranty. Weight 35pound and it was good. I assembled it myself and youtube videos helped me fine tune it. Basically I had to get only a spoke tool to true the wheels which I did by putting the bike upside down. For tuning the gears, I used my bike rack as a stand.

But , I returned it for a few reason- no bottle rack, and a 6 speed in the back that I always had trouble getting to the 1st gear. But it was easy to ride, I did 13 miles in Central jersey easily with no sweat. I had ridden after 14 years. Seat and handle easy to adjust. This has twist shift gear change, that I did not particular like. This has quill type stem which I like due to ease of high adjustment. That's the reason I got this next bike. Walmart had no issues with return.

Got the Genesis 2100 shipped and it costed $175 with 2 years Walmart warranty. Easily assembled and was able to tune again using videos from YouTube. Assembled weight~36 pound. 1 mistake I made was to touch the front derailleur settings, I Screwed them up so it will take time to fix them. This will also result in the wires getting frayed due to repeated loosening and tightening, so replacement wires will be needed, but not immediately. Good: The quick index and thumb sifters are easy to use for the rear gears, for front up shifting form medium to larger takes effort. Front disk are ok, rear are are normal breaks. The rear derailleur is better than the mongoose and is 7 speed for which it is easier to get spares. IT has a stem mount handle bars.

seats are hard on both Smilie pedals are plastic (if they break hopefully Walmart warranty will cover them else they are 9 bucks). Shocks are ok (cant be adjusted for preload , rebound etc).

Plan to get slime to make tires puncture proof.

In all a good starter bike. LBS bikes may be lighter, better components, but for starters no point speeding $500 + for a bike, when you know that you will sue it occasionally and need another $100- 150 for other stuff (helmets, lights, gloves, pump, bell etc. etc....). Plus this bike will help me learn a lot about biking, so that when I am ready to upgrade, I have better understanding of my riding style, requirements and I can buy stuff that I need rather than getting stuff that I dont need.

Plus for people who move around, walmart warranty will follow me, LBS wont.....


Did the 6 mile run in NJ today. The bike worked gr8. Needs a few upgrades (better grips, sdaddle, toe clips ... )
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