Mongoose 26 Inch Men's Status BikeWith it's down hill aluminum suspension frame, the Status Bike is sure to please the adventure seeker in your family. This bike features from and rear promax disc brakes, MTB 31.8 rise bars with ahead stem, 24-speed shimano with EZ Fire Shifters, integrated shimano levers, SR Suntour alloy forged 3-piece crankset, ARROW black anodized alloy rims and hbs, and QR seat post.The Mongoose Status 26-inch dual-suspension mountain bike is equipped with everything you need for trail riding. The bike features a powder-coated aluminum frame that's durable and rust-resistant, along with MTB 31.8 riser handlebars. The 24-speed Shimano Easy Fire shifters, meanwhile, make it a breeze to change gears while on the move. Finally, the bike's arrow black anodized alloy rims and 26-inch fat tires will conquer the toughest terrain. Other features include front Promax disc brakes, integrated Shimano levers, an RTS Capa fork, and a QR seat post. The bike carries a one-year warranty.
About Mongoose In 1974, BMX Products, Inc., later to be known as Mongoose Bicycles, launched from a humble garage. The first of its kind, the BMX bicycle was named after bicycle motocross and was designed to fit the needs of the rough-and-tumble dirt-racing pastime that took its toll on wheels and bicycles. The heavy-duty, one-piece cast-aluminum Mongoose Motomag wheel was soon born, and it was the first competition-ready BMX bicycle available. Skip Hess, while in Australia pursuing his motor sports passion, came into contact with a strange and unusual cat-size animal--the mongoose. Known for its passive nature while unprovoked, yet vicious and aggressive enough to kill a threatening Cobra twice its size, the Mongoose impressed Hess, who quickly registered the Mongoose trademark for his new bicycle racing frame.
The Expert BMX bicycle model, which is still a cornerstone of the Mongoose BMX line today, was introduced in 1980. Shortly after, Mongoose captured the first ever ABA National #1 Cruiser Title. Previously known for the 20-inch bicycle, this title signaled the re-direction of Mongoose bicycles to larger-wheeled, adult-sized models. Several years later, Mongoose continues to dominate the cruiser racing circuit with six National No. 1 Cruiser titles, leading to the introduction of adult-sized Mongoose all-terrain bicycles (ATBs).
In 1992, Mongoose pioneered the full-suspension market with the introduction of the Amplifier. This design is still the most-copied suspension design in the market. Several year later, Mongoose launched the Newman adult bicycle frame, which is proven to be 15% stronger than any other bike frame in the market. The design, while functionally sound, also raised eyebrows because of its distinctive look.
In the next few years, Mongoose increased its marketing focus to dominate the bicycle industry, and more important, extend beyond it. The Mongoose brand marketing initiative makes more than 100 million impressions. Mongoose's brand awareness increased by over 130% in 1999 and solidifies the No. 2 market share position in units and dollars. Mongoose was acquired by Pacific Cycle, LLC, and continues to grow and prosper with more than 40 models of BMX, mountain, trail, freestyle, jumping, comfort, road, and cyclocross bikes.
-26-inch mountain bike with dual-suspension aluminum frame -Smooth 24-speed Shimano Easy Fire shifters; RTS Capa fork -26-inch fat tires and arrow black anodized alloy rims -Front Promax disc brakes; integrated Shimano levers -Powder coated for rust-resistance; 1-year warranty
By Todd Thomas (Jacksonville FL)Well, after a long time of researching various bikes, I bought this one. I couldn't find another bike that looked as good, or had as many of the same features as this bike, at the same price point. The bike came mainly assembled, took about an hour to assemble fully and adjust everything to my liking. Took it for a ride and everything works perfectly. The bike looks like I spent a helluva lot more than I did too. Only thing is the seat is a bit uncomfortable, I'll be replacing it soon, but you can say that about most bikes.
By M. Gravitt (Springfield, MO)For [...] you can't beat this bike! Granted, it's not near as light as the bike shop mountain bikes, but it's also a fifth of the price. I couldn't find another bike for under [...] that had dual suspension AND dual disc-brakes. Now, the partial assembly could have been better, though. Out of the box, the front fork was on backwards, and the derailleurs were totally out of tune! But the front fork was as easy as loosening the nut and turning it around, and the local bike shop tuned the derailleurs for [...] so I now have an awesome bike for right at [...] Overall a great purchase!
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