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82 reviews | 3.8 out of 5
My husband and I initially came into Walmart to hopefully (emphasis on hopefully) see if the Mongoose Deception or Snarl were in stock. We were already disenchanted with the fact that we were going to have to ship these bikes using site-to-store, and it would take a whopping 2 weeks before we'd receive them. We rolled the dice to see if we could cut into that long wait.
Lo and behold, there wasn't just one Mongoose with dual-disc brakes on the bike floor...there were 2! The Mongoose Stat was not only in stock, but the bikes were fully (and correctly) assembled, and ready to go!
We just rode them roughly 8 miles today, and the feel, the ride, the efficiency of the bike were all above our expectations. We are avid bike riders, and we know a good bike when we ride one. Correction...we're not just avid riders, our bikes are our transportation, so it is essential that they are efficient, smooth, can handle rough terrain and are user-friendly.
Well, the price just CANNOT BE BEAT! Where on earth can you buy a 29" bike with DUAL DISC BRAKES anywhere for just $219?
Although we just bought the bikes today, we have already gotten our money's worth.
We just couldn't be more thrilled!!
The bike's color scheme was the first thing that caught my eye, then the frame which almost looks like an enlarged BMX frame. The 29 inch wheels are great because they provide greater balance being wider and bigger they grip more pavement. When I bought it I rode it outside the store and the front derailleur wasn't shifting up to 2nd gear from first. It was just misaligned and they quickly aligned for me at the store, now they shift smoothly and quietly. I love the quick release hubs on the wheels, they make putting they bike in the car so easy! For the size of the bike I find it quite light at 35 pounds, to be honest just the frame and wheels are worth more than the $220 that you pay. The frame looks smaller than what it actually is because of the angle of the top tube; the down tube is about 22 inches long. The quick release seat is also very handy when my mom, dad or sister want to ride it for a bit. The disk brakes are quick and responsive. The SRAM twist grip shifters are easy to use and I prefer them over the trigger shifters. The only thing that I found uncomfortable was the seat, although it could be that I haven't ridden a bike in 8 years! Overall I love this bike and I can see myself riding it for a long time!
I purchased this bike after looking at several others and reading reviews on this site. I was impressed that I could find a bike for this price that had 29" wheels and dual disk brakes. I really liked the blue/black paint scheme too. I have ridden the bike over 30 miles since I bought it a couple weeks ago and I absolutely love it. I replaced the seat with a gel one, but I've never had a bike that had a comfortable stock seat. I've also done a few small things to it, but honestly, I could have left it alone and been perfectly happy with it. If you're on the fence about this bike because of the "Wal-Mart bike" stigma that bike snobs have placed on these, I can safely assure you that you will not be disappointed if you buy this bike over a $1000 TREK bike. If you do have any problems, contact Mongoose directly, and they will be more than happy to help you. The only thing I did have to do with my bike was adjust the front derailleur so it shifted in to third gear, but most bikes you buy need a little tweaking out of the box. A bike shop will do it for you for a very cheap price.
I Just returned from my local Wal-mart from riding my new Mongoose Stat 29er. I got a ride to the store money in hand, after reviewing all of my local walmart stores' 29" and 26" bikes. I initially wanted to buy the Ledge but there were no models in stock and that bike was roughly 9 Lbs. more than the stat. The only 29ers t the store were the stat and the Kent Genesis 29er. the Kent was too heavy for a comparable bike; I have a Genesis 26" V2100, which I rode everyday for a year. After comparing the components of the Mongoose and Genesis, I found the Mongoose has more solid state products. After buying my Stat, and from some pre-anticipated issues from my research, I anticipated there would be some "tweeks" to ride it to my home. First thing, in the parking lot, the front neck /was loose and the tires were low. I walked the bike to an air pump @ the local Giant, then to autozone for allen wrenches to tighten the loose neck. I rode the bike 5 miles with no problems.
I've had this bike for 3 months now. It has been ridden on both City Streets and Dirt Trails. Usage Frequency:Daily. First day I got it I made sure to tighten ALL bolts and screws and what nots.... and of course there were several lose bolts, cranks and such. Once I was sure everything was tighten and secure, I took it out straight to the Dirt Trail..... It handled very well. Fork is not the greatest. Like riding it on the streets a lot more. After 3 moths of usage approx: 180 miles, the bike has begun to have issues. Mostly things that should be fixed with a TuneUp. I bought the Product Care Plan which gives you the impression it will cover all issues including routine maintenance....... it doesn't tried filing a claim they told me to just return the bike for a new one. No way, I have upgraded the tires and brakes pads. Stripped it off of all sticker and plastic uselessness and like it too much to change it. Check out the pics. Will try to get it serviced after the 90 day return time. Not a Bad Bike at all for $170, including taxes $190 with 3 yr Care plan. CHA CHING!
I bought this bicycle a couple weeks ago and try to get in 12+ miles in every other day. This bike handles the soft sand, bumpy terrain of the tree roots and dips on the path. And makes a great street bike. :) HOWEVER the seat itself could use a bit more padding as my backside tends to feel the brunt of it..lol wiggling my happy dance.
I'm having fun riding it. I mtn bike in Pacific NW (roots, rocks, mud, etc). Not your urban trail setting. This bike works! The 29" wheels roll over areas that would sometimes challenge a 26". The frame top tube has a steep angle to it so the bike can fit a wide number of riders.
I was looking for a bike to keep around as a loaner when friends/family come to town so we can hit the trails. This bike is just the ticket.
OK it is not fancy and has some limitations but what do you expent for a $200+ bike? It weighs about 3 Ibs more than my $800 mtn bike, not that big a deal considering it is 26" and this one is 29". The brakes are squishy but you allow for it. The shock is not too great but it works. You have to be careful shifting, not under load, but that also can be allowed for.
I read some of the reviews here about bikes breaking down right away. It is clear that some were not assembled correctly at the store and people did not check the bike before hopping on for a ride. Consequently, broken axles, chain problems, etc.
So do not trust the store to assemble it correctly. Check all fittings and alignments yourself before riding. Make sure the wheels are set in the hangers properly for instance.
All things considered, a really good deal.
these bikes have issues right from the start. first thing you need to do is get one in the box and put it together yourself or completely take apart the "assembled" one and check everything out like make sure there is grease in the bearings, mine came with half greased bearings and half were dry...really??? its grease. really cheap be generous. front and rear brakes needed adjustment. rear shifter needed adjustment and lubrication. almost every nut and bolt was loose. left side crank arm had this issue where it would loosen itself after approx. 5 miles Zep high strength red threadlock compound fixed that for good. had this issue where the chain skipped and came off the front sprockets destroying the front derailleur and chain guard cause was the rear derailleur pivot pin sheared causing the chain skip. after all that mess i just upgraded both front and rear derailleurs, and am waiting for a sweet pair of rapid fire shifters to arrive. needed a new chain after only 100 miles . tires only good for around 200 miles. the seat is just awful uncomfortable. also the seat tube has a direct path right into the crank bearings allowing moisture and dust/dirt to get in the bearings....not good for grease. frame is really nice surprisingly strong and light. front fork is mediocre at best compresses but doesn't like to rebound on its own. I'm told they either won't compress or wont rebound so you have a 100% chance of it not working as expected. 500 miles of mostly road use in 4 months and $275 bucks in repairs and upgrades and I'm happy with it now. in summary if you want a bike that won't give you any problems this is not it. but if you want a good frame and are willing to spend some additional cash on upgrades this would be a great bike.
this is a great bike for tall people and its got a nice desigh on the frame,the color is also nice rides good
I bought this to ride on pavement, concrete, and light gravel (along a canal). So far I have taken it on about 16 miles of riding and so far it has been great! The brakes and shifting are excellent and the control is fabulous.
I am 6'5" and 250 lbs and have no problem riding it.
The Mongoose Stat is an excellent bike. I needed a new bike and couldn't wait, so I bought it from a Walmart store. In the three weeks I had it, I managed to put 92 miles on it, with no problems of any kind. Street, grass, dirt, or mud, the bike handled it with ease. I would recommend this bike to anyone who's just starting to ride or on a limited budget.
The seatpost was a little short for me, but I'm about 6'6" and a little more than half leg. Shorter people should fit just fine.
Anyway, unless you get one that's poorly assembled for some reason, this bike should hold its own against anything you do to/with it short of being struck by a moving car.
In hopes of getting my sorry 59 year old undisciplined self back in some kind of shape, I purchased this bike. I read all the reviews about how the bike won't stand up to anything rough. Really...does anyone have to tell us that this bike probably won't suit professionals or class VI trails. I'm assuming that if you're looking at this bike, you're looking for a decent workout and the ability to ride off road with moderate intensity. This is the bike for that.
I have had this bike for about 2 weeks now and have ridden it everyday. It was fairly easy to assemble, but I used to work on bikes a lot...I would think twice about it if you aren't mechanically inclined or never worked on bikes. My overall opinion is that I honestly can't believe this bike is priced this low. You get a really nice bike for the money. I mean, really...it has way too many gears for me to ever use. Brakes work good, shifter works good, wheels turn smoothly, frame is very stout and when I am done riding, I just glide right down the rock steps leading to my front porch. Upgrade the seat, though. The stock one will chap your hide and bruise your cheeks.
I bought this bike two months ago, as a commuter bike for use in a rural area. My daily commute is 10 miles each way, including several dirt roads. In that two months, I have put over a thousand miles on the bike. Other than replacing the rear tire due to normal wear, I have have not done anything to the bike, and she still runs as smooth as the day I bought her. I average 14.5 mph, over the ten mile ride, with speeds of up to 17mph. One thing I had been looking for is bike that rode as smoothly on the road as on the trails, and this bike has it. The front suspension will easily handle anything thrown in front of it, from curbs to tree roots, or the occasional 2×4 laying in the road that seems to appear out of nowhere at 430am. Very satisfied with this bike, has handled everything I have thrown at it over the last two months.
I went to the local Wally World to shop for a 26" tire mtn bike. Saw the Mongoose Stat and liked the way it looked. Pulled it out of the rack and adjusted the seat then found out that it fit me just fine. I have a 29" inseam so I didn't think it would fit. Absolutely the best deal out there for a dual disc brake, basic, 29" wheel mtn bike. Thanks Wal-Mart!
My Husband was pleased to see the bike under the tree. It is a nice size bike for a 5'9" & up male. Color is a two shades darker than picture which I am glad.
I have to say this is a dynamite bike for the price. This is the 3rd 29 inch mongoose I've owned. I sold the other 2 AFTER i had them for a year for more than I paid for them. This bike is gorgeous and rides like a charm. Sure it's not a $2,000 29r but I don't have that budget. I had it delivered to my home for $3.00 and did some light assembly and tightening, but if you are not bike savvy, take it to a local bike shop for a quick $20 lookover. I'm riding on the tires right now but have street tires coming b/c I only ride on streets.
This is a pretty decent bike. I used to work at a bike shop that sold top of the line bicycles. This would be a starter bike for someone who just wants to ride around trails, and such. The disc brakes are alot better then the normal brakes. It also has whats called a A head set. which is alot better then the wedge type head set. The heavy duty peddles are a plus too. Well worth the money.
I have had this bike for one month. I average ten miles a day on the trail. The only thing that I had to change within the first week was the seat. It cuts into you like a wedge. I installed a gel cruiser seat, and that did the trick. This bike performs as good as a $1200 unit. The only other thing I will change in the future, is the tire size. I will increase the size when replacement is needed.
the options on this bike for the money are great. Getting a bike with disc brakes for less than 250.00 is fantastic.
Putting the bike together when it arrived was a breeze. it took me 30 min!!!!
The bike is very comfortable to ride.
We had the bike shipped to our home (no charge) and it arrived in less than a week. It was double boxed/packaged to prevent damage - this impressed us. Then the bike was nearly already assembled. My son put on the handlebars, seat, and peddles - that was it. They did have to adjust the shifting, but that was not too big of a deal, and the bike came with paperwork offering fee assembly at our local Wal-mart, if we wanted it.
The bike is a good deal for the price, attractive, easy to assemble, and rides well. The tires are good an knobby, perfect for dirt trails. The bike shifts smooth, etc. The seat is reasonably comfortable for long rides.
I definitely would recommend this bike (you can't beat the quality and price when you have disk brakes front and rear).