Mongoose Tyax Comp XC Hardtail

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DESCRIPTION

  • Pedals: Alloy Platform
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano C050
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus 8sp
  • Shifters: Shimano EF-29-8 EZ Fire
  • Freewheel: SRAM PG-830 11-32t 8sp

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 13, 2010]
bike_master_ltd
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

the frame

Weakness:

the components

the frame rocks the original components suck, i'm 220 lbs and have had the frame for 4 years, it was heavy to start with, it's not exactlty light now but it's better, and to be honest you need to spec the frame up to get it! serisoulsy spend four times as much on components than you did the whole bike and you will be amazed.....I will be able to take this bike to the grave!

Similar Products Used:

none this frame is pretty unique

[Feb 12, 2010]
adam
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Great frame, handelbars,derailer and seat

Weakness:

forks are absolutley horrible, tires are prone to punctures

a gret bike for beginners although i would recomend changing forks and putting on a chain guide. have taken it to itermediate downhill tracks as well as xc tracks it seemed to handle it fine but would be better with some upgrades

[Nov 26, 2009]
ondman88
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong frame good geometry.

Weakness:

rims buckle easily. V Brakes are anoying when rims buckle

I like it alot. I also can recomend this bike to anyone. I have had alot of good times on this bike and I spent the money so I can continue to enjoy.

Similar Products Used:

Heaps

[Sep 21, 2009]
WaterDogMan
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Heavy bike that can take some hits, good seat.

Weakness:

Heavy bike (35 pounds), disc brakes have been locking up for me and had to be replaced under warranty. Even with new brakes I don't think they have good breaking strength. The handle bar is also very wide (27.5") and feels like you are steering a truck.

This bike certainly got me back in shape on the trail due to its weight. It makes a good beginners bike, but once you start to appreciate rough terrain, you will be looking for something better and lighter (I am). It's a bit hard to maneuver on switch backs going down hill, and the brakes are not the best quality.

[Jul 14, 2009]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Looks good. Strong frame. Very comfy seat. Good tyres. Strong rims.

Weakness:

Sram x4 rear shifter broke after 5th ride. Cheap plastic crap. My mate bought the same bike and broke the front shifter. Barrel tentioner on the shifters broke too. Shop would not fix under warranty. The forks are very springy and dampner dial very stiff to set up. Forks need replacing. Weak braking system

I bought this bike because the xc bug bit me. I have made a few negative comments but they are justified. A mate of mine bought the same bike a few days after me and has had similar problems.
The forks are bent and need replacing and are the worst forks I have ever used. I had nothing to compare it to before starting to mtb. Since then I have test ridden many other bikes. At the end of the day you get what you pay for. I will now upgrade to Marzocchi forks 120 travel and Sram x7 shifters, cluster etc. when the x4 are totally shot. The frame is extremely tuff and with new component upgrades should feel like a new bike.

Similar Products Used:

First xc bike

[Apr 24, 2009]
OSM
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

this review is of frame only. NO components. ULTRA strong frame. good geometry. works well for XC or racing DownHill. even big dirt jumps.(not recomended on a cheap frame like this)I stacked a 20' gap with 9' drop, but held on to fall hard! I took a rik riding this frame. but it lasted. I took the parts off to inspect for cracks after the fall. the frma is GOOD.

this frame will handle everything U can thrw at it. I was a little sketch for a long time, but I can say it is plenty strong. I weigh 220+ lbs. riding for 15 years, take my word--but the bike sucks $330- wtf

Similar Products Used:

Haro Zero, Steel head, KaraKoram. steel Rock Hopper,

[Mar 20, 2009]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Craftsmanship, ability to upgrade, styling, disc brakes, mostly Shimano parts

Weakness:

Cheaper entry-level Shimano parts (crankset and derailleur). Crankset was not true out of the box and creaked almost instantly. Front wheel needed to be trued since it too was off out of the box. Front fork (spring)lacks preload.

Not a bad bike for $300. While it is entry level, it has held up on long paved trail rides (250 miles since 1/18/09). I am planning on upgrading both front and rear derailleurs. The front suspension fork is entry, but takes moderate bumps well.

Similar Products Used:

None - First time riding since 1993!! Came from a Eliminator One and Murray X2 Turbo - late 80's period.

[Aug 10, 2008]
Bobdude16
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Frame, Tires, Saddle, Acera works great for basic riding. Oh, and it looks nice too.

Weakness:

Fork, Crankset, Brakes feel weird.

This review is for the 2008 model. This is my first real mountain bike, and I am loving it. There are a few minor problems here and there, but overall, the Mongoose Tyax Comp is a great value bicycle. My crank seems very cheap and often makes creaks or clicks. The fork is VERY plush, basically, if you weigh over 160 pounds(I weigh 175), the SR Suntour XCM fork is extremely springy, but the lockout feature is great for riding on the road. The disc brakes, by Promax, seem very iffy(they feel strange or weak, it's hard to explain), but they get the job done. However, the Shimano Acera components work very well for their price. The seat is comfortable for those long rides. The Kenda Komodo tires are tough, and the wheels are now doubled walled(previous models have been single walled, causing much buckling). I've only put 150-200 miles on it, but so far, everything is good. This bike as a sum of its parts makes for a very solid feeling and sturdy bike. As far as the bottom line, this bike is excellent for any beginner, espically for the price.

Similar Products Used:

None, first real bike.

[Jul 01, 2008]
DevUK
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good frame and reasonable components for the price.

Weakness:

Chainset kept comming loose, even after some super tightening. I wasn't comfortable with the forks either and the wheels buckled every time I sneezed.

Good frame, good price and got me back onto bikes. With upgrades has survived a lot of abuse from me, a bat fastered! If you're looking for a cheap bike that you can use as a good base for upgrades then this is for you :)

Overall rating is based on stock bike. As my bike is at the moment I'd give it 4 chillies (a bit heavy at the mo).

Similar Products Used:

GT Avalanch.

[Oct 11, 2005]
David
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

A good first bike thats not to exspensive with good Components for the money, great frame that can be upgaded as you gain more experience if you like or left as is for transport and moderate trail use .

Weakness:

Front forks work ok but would like to upgrade later when iam able to pick the difference.Single wall rims,had to have back rim fixed after jumping high gutter on a angle

This is my first xc bike, asked dealer for entry level bike to ride to work and do some cross country rideing for exercise. For the money you cannot go past this bike, so far it has had no problems have done over 2000ks on the road, riden some moderate single tracks at glenbrook national park and completed an adventure on the great north road from wisemans ferry to 10 mile hollow 40ks through the wildness.

Similar Products Used:

First cross country bike

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