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124 reviews | 3.5 out of 5
I've wanted to buy a bike for years now and get back into shape. My wife bought me a bike (not this bike) for our anniversary this year, and it needed to go back to the store, rear tire had some issues. Once I got to the store, I saw this cruiser and had to have it. It's durable, I'm a big guy, and I needed to make sure that this frame would support my frame, and it does. The 7-speed system is great and easy to use, and over all the bike it great. I did replace the seat however, again I'm a big guy and that little ole seat wasn't fitting my big ole seat, but an extra $20 for comfort is worth it. Good Bike, Good Price, Quality Unit.
I saw this bike at the local walmart and was impressed with the "European" look of it. It is a tall bike, aluminum frame, fairly lite, nice wide handle bars, rear rack, 7 speed Shimano rear derailers with twist shifting, llinerar hand brakes that work well, and nice large wheels with substantial tires, 700 45c (28 x 1.75). There is no suspension but the large wheels and 1.75" tires help compensate. Not a bad ride. The bike rolls very freely, no drag. It shifts smoothly altought the twist shifter feels a little stiff but will probably lossen with use. I mainly use speeds 1 through 4. Living here in Norman OK its flat but the 20-30 mph head winds can be as challenging as hills, but the bike handles the winds well. I looked on the Walmart web site to see any other reviews and it was rated an average of 4 plus stars. I bought it and rode it home about 4 miles. The tires were low, 35 lb so I pumped them to 60 lb and what a difference. Tires are rated at 50-75 lb pressure. Shifting is smooth and the tires run true, no wooble. I have a Hybrid costing 4 times this bike and although there is a difference I don't think it is that great for just getting around town. I bought this for that purpose and I do lock it up when parked but, if it should get taken 125 dollars loss is better then 500 dollar loss. I did replace the seat with a better one that has a large red LED flasher built into the seat, added an air pump, bottle, mirror and rear seat bag all purchased from Walmart. The seat that comes with the bike is fine but a little more cushening always helps.
If you took it to a bike shop for a tune up it would be even better but out of the box it is just fine.
I might add black fenders and Panniers which would really give it the "European" look.
Over all I am extremely pleased with the bike and would recommend it. For around town I enjoy this bike more then my other more expensive one. I am 5' 9" and 210 and it carries me well.
Would recommend this bike to anyone, for a 120.00
dollars, nice Aluminum frame, Shimano shifting
system, 28 x 1.175 ties, bike rack and water bottle
cage included, rims run true, needed lots of adjusting
from the store, nothing worked correctly, but after an hour or so of adjusting, the bike is well worth the money.... xoxoxxoLive
Excellent old school type bike. For the money it cannot be beat, it rides good and is stable. It was better than I thought.....
I've had the mongoose for a little while and with maintenance seems to be a good bike. When you buy it there are some adjustments but that was expected. Very light weight and pretty nimble to be a tall bike. Overall it is a good bike for the small price. I'm satisfied.
This bike was a great pick after much back and forth on some of the other bikes in store. Decided on this model as I am riding my bike to work and home and the only mountains this bike will see will be on the billboards on the side of the road. First thing I did was swap the bike seat with a much comfier gel based seat. That was it. Bike was great and off I went. However, the bike pedals can't handle the strain of heaving pedaling. I have already gone through two pedals (both on the right side). Walmart replaced the first one, but after having the second one break, decided I would buy an aftermarket pedal that is made from Metal and not plastic. So, be wary if you ride the bike hard as the pedals are not made to withstand heavy or hard pedaling.
After having surgery on my hand, I needed a bike where I sat upright. I wanted a hybrid with 700C wheels, but more like a cruiser than a mountain bike. I thought the Paver would be perfect. The problems I was able to fix. To make a long story short, the front wheel was not centered, both front and rear brakes were not adjusted right, and both wheels were not even close to being true. The seat was also way too small for this type of bike. What I was not able to fix. The bike geometry is completely wrong.
It is basically a mountain bike frame with cruiser handle bars on it. Because of this, it gives the feeling the pedals are placed too far back. If you had mountain bike bars on it, you would lean forward a bit and then it would feel correct. You can minimize this effect if you adjust the seat height correctly. This means that with the pedal down, your leg is almost straight. Also, you have to adjust the seat back as far as you can. Still not quit enough, but it helps. This bike will never feel exactly right, but for my 5'5" height, I have it pretty close. My recommendation is that if you are a bike tech, and you are 5'5' or shorter, you will be able to get by with this bike.
I have owned this bike for a few hours only, but it seems very promising. I needed to buy a few tools in order to assemble and adjust it:
* a 6 mm metric Allen wrench
* a 15 mm wrench (open or box)
* a #2 spoke wrench.
The first two can be bought in any hardware store, the spoke wrench in a bike shop. Spend $3-$4 on a really good Allen wrench, you won't regret it! The Allen wrench is used to assemble and adjust the handle bar, the 15 mm wrench for the wheels. The wheels on my bike needed trueing very badly, especially the front wheel. Basically I could not assemble the front brake before trueing the wheel. And now my bike runs very well! Take care when inflating the tires, you should add air gradually and make sure the tires are properly fitted. First time round the inner tube tried to escape from my rear tire ... that is not supposed to happen.
I like to think im a fair guy,and I gave this bike chance after chance.On my first encounter with this bike I decided to take it for a test drive so I inflated the tires to 50 p.s.i (the actual p.s.i that the bike recommends is 60 p.s.i).I rolled it about a foot away and the tire blew, I was not even on the bike.So I gave it another shot this time only inflating it to 40 p.s.i.Once again the tire blew after being rolled a foot or two, and I was not on it.My father and I decided it was a shady bike,so we left not even bothering with the third one there.After this we recently went shopping at another center where there was the same bike.I gave it another chance.I gradually inflated the tires to 60 p.s.i.The tires did not blow.So we purchased the bike,the next day I took it on a cement bike trail(nothing extreme practically a sidewalk).The left pedal broke off.Do not give this bike a chance,it does not deserve it
I got this bike at local walmart store. It looks great for price (rear rack, shimano gear shift,....). I paid and load this bike in my SUV, and WHALA. the tube itself busted on the way home. I almost lost my conrol of car due to the busting boom sound. This is not a joke, and I was never on the bike. I had to return and got a new one. This one was okay in my SUV. The tire pressure was low (the tire says you have to inflate to 60 psi), so I pumped air to front and rear tire at home. Well, the front tire was busted again before it even reached 60 psi. What a junk. I returned for refund and would never buy Mongoose. If tire was this bad, what can you say about other components?
bike is sleek & stylish, very comfortable to ride.
used bike 3 times, tires blew out 2 of three times i road the bike. once front tire & once rear tire. there is a problem with the rims, tires or tubes on this bike. see other review, many others having same problem. I returned to walmart with no problem, this bike would be great if they fixed the tire problem.
Read the reviews before buying and you should be prepared. Cheap price = cheap components. But it's an aluminum frame (i.e. it's lighter than steel), and the design was right for me. Product took some tinkering to get right. I had zero experience with bikes but got a wheel truing tool from a bike store ($12) and watched an on-line video and truing the wheels was easy. The brakes I was never able to get right (despite the online videos) and had to take to a bike mechanic for adjustment ($10). Replaced the seat, as other reviewers had suggested. I commute on the bike several days a week, over some rough track. The bike is perfect for the task with its wide wheels. I like to sit bolt upright, so the style of the bike suits me. I'm 6' 0" and the bike is smaller than ideal on me, but works for me. Bike looks great. A real value at the price. Recommended.
Don't expect to be getting to work in record time, but this bike is great for the casual biker. I got this bike for my sister, who absolutely loves it. She normally goes a max of 10 mph. I, personally, like a faster bike.... but for the casual biker, this is a great.
when my bike was stole, my two college aged sons chipped in and got me a Mongoose Paver for Christmas; very special. The Paver is a great bike for around town with seven speeds. Solid ride and has been dependable. I like to ride for distance and the Paver is good for this but not as sophisticated as many of my friends bikes so I cannot maintain the speed at which they ride; but their bikes cost $1000 or more. So get yourself a Paver and enjoy it for what it is; s really good cruiser.
On my second mongoose paver. Had a lot of issueswith tires so took it back and got another one. Worked very well for a while. Have to be very careful mounting tires onthe rims, have to be exact or else bead comes off and tube bursts. Happen three times to me until I figured it out. Even had a bike shop mount a tire for me and same thing happened. Also have had spokes just snap on two separate occasions. Have only ridden on asphalt roads. Talked to an associate at walmart and he said the rims have had issues.
I have had 4 flats, air pressure rating for these tubes is wrong, when flats blow they bend the rim,
Can't find thick tubes for this size wheel!!
bike back at walmart again for repair
I have owned less than a week!!!
got to be careful inflating the tires on this bike. the tire itself doesn't grab the rim unless lined up perfectly and the tube will get between the rim and tire if you don't watch it closely. air up tires slowly and watch the rim for any bubbles. don't put more than 50 lbs of air in. the tire says it will hold up to 75 psi but don't believe it. i know one thing, when the tires blow on this baby they sound like m-80's going off.
Blew out the front tire twice within the first 5 miles of riding on paved pathway. Bike shop associate said it was because the rim and the tire aren't a good fit.
This bike is so flawed! The breaks fail and all the reviews about blowing tires are true! The rest of my family went with cheeper Huffy bikes and love them...
I live in Las Vegas and I think for that price it's great city bike....
Could be a little faster