Mongoose Dolomite Fat Bikes

DESCRIPTION

Changing gears to tackle hills and other inclines is not a problem with this Mongoose Men's bike because the derailleur works with twist shifters for more control over the gears. The bike has an aluminum/steel frame and alloy wheels for lightweight durability.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 13, 2018]
OneTrustMan
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Cheap
Surprisingly light steel frame
Great paint job on the frame
Easy upgradable
One by drivetrain

Weakness:

Very heavy wheel set, tires and tubes
The tires and tubes have a unpleasant chemical smell
The components are cheap and won't last long

I can't complain much about the Dolomite for the low price.
The paint job on the frame looks really great and the steel frame is durable.

Yes it's heavy, but the overweight comes almost entirely from the wheel set.
The wheels set is about 4100 grams but the real heavy thing is the tires and tubes that weight almost 6000 grams and have a bad chemical smell.

I upgraded the hell out of my Dolo and even build a new pair of wheels.
Now it's 14,8 kilo and I'm really happy with it.

[Dec 15, 2016]
Mad Mike
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great way to enter the fat tire world if your on a budget. Its easily upgradeable and worth the effort. The 7 speed gearing helps with long or rough terrain.

Weakness:

The parts are cheap and the bike is heavey.

I got mine for $200 and feel that was a good deal as I couldn't afford a higher end bike at $1000 and up. I did some upgrades soon after purchasing and now love the bike. I added front shocks and new cranks to start. I changed tire size to 3.5 inch and that alone shed weight. I changed the saddle to a more positive shape and design for an old guy like myself. The cranks I purchased are for 21 speed which in order to utilize this you have to add and e type front deraillure. This allows for the added distance required due to the longer distance to offset the wide frame. I will be adding the deraillure as my next upgrade.The original front sprocket is a bit to big in my opinion and that's why I changed the cranks in the 1st place. The small front sprocket on the 21 speed cranks make the bike much more capable of handling the trails and hills are no issue at all. But until I get the front derailure top speed is diminished although you can manually change front sprockets to accommodate the style of riding you are doing. If on the trails I use the small sprocket and if on the road I change to the larger sprockets for speed but this is just until I get new derailure. I added very wide fenders to this bike as when going through mud or water the big tires leave a distinctive skunk stripe up your back and shins as they throw mud and water like being shot from a garden hose.I went with carbon fiber seat post handle bars and riser which brought the weight issue down to competitive levels. I added billet aluminum peddles as well. Overall after the upgrades to it I absolutely love it. Its definitely a head turner as I get compliments every time I ride it without fail. I would recommend this bike to anyone wanting to try one out and if your on a budget you cant go wrong. As with any box bike purchased at walmart or department store its recommended to grease all front steering tube and wheel bearings as well as bottom bracket bearings. Sealed bottom brackets for this bike are fairly expensive somewhere in the $70 and up range so I have stayed with the original bottom bracket and just grease them often.

[Mar 12, 2015]
thunder
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Cheap and upgradable

Weakness:

heavy stock. Cheap components obviously.

You get what you pay for right? Wrong. How can mongoose make a bike and sell it for this cheap? Crazy. This is a great entry level fat bike for those of us wanting to test out the waters of fat bikes without spending a lot. I got mine for $219! Ya its heavy at 48 lbs but can really be upgraded to drop weight quick and cheap still. Tires and tubes alone have been dropping 7-9 lbs from what I hear. For me its fine as is so far. I like it as is so I get a great workout when riding around with the kids to places. Makes my regular mountain bike feel real fast. If your really going to spend a ton upgrading you might be better off with a bikes direct one but this thing has been a lot of fun so far. Gets lots of looks for sure. Thanks Mongoose.

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