Mongoose Teocali Expert Mountain Bike Review

4.63 out of 5
WHERE TO BUY    MSRP: $2,499
By Greg Heil    on Jun 15, 2017

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Mongoose Teocali Super
Mongoose Teocali Elite
Mongoose Teocali Comp

July 9, 2016
Pros: Durable, shifts smooth, not too heavy, handles really well on loops and drops.

Cons: shifts good until rear shock loses air and this happens more than it should. 3rd has to be held for a second before it shifts.

Recommendation: I really enjoy it. For the price, you can't beat it.

April 18, 2012
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: my first dual suspension bike and i'm loving it so far, good suspension without much in the way of pedal bob and great gears and brakes. grips well with the kenda excavator tyres. has given me a lot more confidence.

Cons: underside water bottle mount means i have to take my camelbak even on short rides if i want a drink, otherwise dirty bottle. not much in the way of seat height adjustment.

Recommendation: a great bike for the price, as it was last years model i got it for just above half its original price, thoroughly pleased so far.

February 18, 2011
Model/Year: elite 2009

Pros: almost everything,comes with a fox float RP2 in the rear which is great

Cons: eventhough it handles everything I've thrown at so far I would be happier with a fox fork in the front as oppsed to the Marzochi 44tst2, so it's no really a con i don't think.

Recommendation: complete satisfaction for me with this bike, It climbs very well atleast for me and bombs DH even better great AM bike. picked mine up for 1200$ msrp was 20 or 2100...

June 4, 2010
Pros: I picked up the 2009 Teocali Comp (blue/white) for $999.99 @ Performance Bicycle. For the price, you cant get a better bike. Shifters & dérailleurs are smooth, and quick. Bulletproof hydraulic disc brakes, and near perfect gear ratios.

Cons: After your first ride, it never cleans up like new..

Recommendation: Good all-around bike for the price. Capable of riding advanced trails & descents, but also makes for a good beginner bike. Would recommend for any beginner, or seasoned expert. An enjoyable bike for every rider

December 9, 2009
Pros: everything

Cons: none

Recommendation: The 2009 Teocali eats my 2007 Cannondale Rush 5 for lunch. Everything about the Teocali is better. If you want to upgrade for an entry level bike to something alot better the teocali is the way to go. If you can catch one on sale like I did form what i have seen you won't find a better bang for your buck!!

December 29, 2008
Pros: Climbs much better than I thought it would. I can get up rocky hills better with this than with my hardtail. Rear suspension is great with very little bob. Sram shifters & rear derailleur work great, even though they are not top of the line. Hydraulic brakes are great.

Cons: Heavy. Manitou Splice fork is just ok. I wish it had a water bottle cage within the frame. My water bottle gets all dirty because it is under the frame.

Recommendation: This is a very good trail bike. It will go over rocks and tree roots very nicely. It climbs well and really goes down rough hills with confidence.

September 24, 2008
Pros: All around great MTB for aggressive XC to AM MTB'ing.

Recommendation: For anyone looking for a solid MTB with a aggressive riding style.

April 12, 2007
Pros: Good brakes long travel smooth ride

Cons: Could have better components dont like the crank HEAVY

Recommendation: Great Value Bike

March 17, 2007
Pros: Great components for price. Great rear suspension, even while braking and accelerating. Good geometry

Cons: very slight bob while pedaling

Recommendation: My 2005 Teocali Super has seen 1800 miles to date and I have no complaints about the Mongoose. I bought it off ebay for $1300. I've been smiling ever since. Mongoose is making a strong comeback with a solid line of bikes.