Mongoose Blackcomb Mountain Bike Review

3.27 out of 5
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June 29, 2016
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: Looks nice
Other than that none.

Cons: 1. Brakes don't stop you very well.
2. The chain stretches out easily.
3. The gears skip no mater how much time you spend tuning it.
4. Under power when the gear skiped the rims folded and tacod.
5. Small jump over a speed bump bent the handle bars.
6. 3rd day of owning bike I tried to return it to Walmart, but they refused because it was so badly damaged.

Recommendation: If its a department store bike expect the bike to be crap no matter how much you pay. I paif $400 for this and it was just as junky as my nephews $79 next.

I got a used specialized on craigslist and never been happier.

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April 28, 2010
Pros: rides nice and is fun on the trails i bought better rims and seat and pedals

Cons: some times it falls out of tune with the gears

Recommendation: i love it ive jumped it took it down town it goes anywhere i plan on keeping this bike and adding more componets

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January 16, 2010
Pros: It is a great bike the best at wal-mart. The double suspension is terrific on the bike. The gears do have to be mess with right away. I love it. It is a tall bike and has a gret seat. The double disc are great. I recommend this bike totally.

Cons: How you have to mess with the gears right off the bat.

Recommendation: I recommend the bike.

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December 13, 2009
Pros: The suspension actually feels matched,a rare quality in Wal-Mart bikes.I like the frame geometry and how it "perches" you over the pedals better than an XC style bike for drops and ladder bridges.

Cons: The cheap components,the triggers are better than grip shifters but are horrible compared to separate trigger/lever combos

Recommendation: I'm about 5' 10" and 225# and the suspension and frame seem decent for my weight and size.I'd not recommend this to many people unless they were on a tight budget like I currently am.I wanted to make sure riding was something I plan to stick with for awhile and this was a cheap way to find out without being so low quality that I would not enjoy riding at all.

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October 14, 2009
Pros: I look good riding it, handsome as come, feels sturdy for 250lb rider

Cons: Wheels may need truing from simple jumps, shifting is way off.

Recommendation: I am in love with this bike ever since I saw it. I have not seen a bike that I like this much for its price. If you are not fat get this and get it tuned by a bike shop. If you are heavy like me, Walmart rims are way weak so be careful.

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July 6, 2009
Pros: Price, great noobie bike

Cons: Needed a tune up right away. Added some upgrades.

Recommendation: My first MTB and I have had no problems. The pedals that came with it were very flimsy and replaced those right away. I highly recommend getting this bike tuned right away. After tune up, its been a great ride on trails and roads.

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April 22, 2009
Pros: This bike turned into one of the best hybrid/road/comfort bikes I own when geared up with a rear rack, Kenda Kwest road tires, a frame pump, a bell light kit, and a water bottle.

Cons: Slightly below what I would consider an entry level mountain bike, crank bearings went bad after only 2 months of mild road riding (mine only got trail ridden twice).

Recommendation: Good for a hybrid conversion, your not so aggressive riding wife/kid, or the not so hardcore weekend rider.

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April 17, 2009
Pros: price. good starter bike.I have one as a "rain bike".With TLC in works.If this bike gets you out of the house and you enjoy it, that's all that matters!

Cons: very heavy, i.e sturdy. Needs to be adjusted/ tuned-up often. Lub and tighten EVERYTHING! The bottom-bracket in mine starter to make a "clunk", needed grease.

Recommendation: For the money it's a good "starter bike", but if you are an avid rider you will tire of it quickly.I have a cannondale rise, gary fisher tassajara also. If you don't ride much, the mongoose will do the job, and makes a nice clothes hanger as it sits in you apartment. Before you slap down a couple grand for a nice(entry-level)bike, as I stated, If it get you out of the house and you burn some calories your $300 bucks was well spent! Take some time to learn to do your own adjustments, gears, brakes,...etc.

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April 13, 2009
Pros: Sturdy.

Cons: WAY to heavy, very bad for trails due to the weight, count on getting stuck in the mud.

Recommendation: Save an extra bit of money and get something light......

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January 6, 2009
Pros: Sturdy frame good price and componets nice look..

Cons: Componets are ok but will need to be upgraded within 6mons if ur an aggressive MTB person....Ugly decals

Recommendation: I grade this bike with a C+ average..This is a great beginner bike and with care and a few upgrades on componets this is an awsome bike and ive rode them all..Its def not the best bike but for the money it can hold its own.....

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Mongoose Blackcomb 3.27 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.