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More dirt on the Mongoose 24″ prototype

28 04 2011

Back in February, you might remember the post we did about Moody riding the new Mongoose 24″ prototype.

Now that Mongoose is getting closer to production I can give you more of the scoop on the new 24.

Not-so-great spy photo of new 24" Mongoose

As far as “spy photos” go, this isn’t the best (it was shot with a wide angle lens and it’s a bit distorted) but it should give you a relatively good idea of what this whip is going to look like.

Specs/Geometry:

  • Top tube: 21.75″
  • Head Angle: 74.5 degrees
  • Seat Angle: 71 degrees
  • Bottom Bracket: 13.6″

Did I mention that it’s going to be offered as a complete bike with a full chromoly frame and fork?  No? Well it is. (Hallelujah!)

Other highlights:

  • Removable brake mounts
  • Chromoly 3-piece cranks
  • 8″ handlebars
  • Sealed BB
  • Sealed cassette hub
  • Pivotal seat
  • Odyssey grips and pedals.

To make up for the less-than-stellar spy shot, I’ll leave you with this, friend of Cruiser Revolution, Trent Brocker riding the Mongoose prototype at the recent Woodward Old School Reunion. Radness!

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16 responses

28 04 2011
endo

killer!

28 04 2011
BobbyP

What is the name on this rig?!? Black and blue is looking sleek. I bet Bart Taylor is sooooo pissed he doesn’t ride for Mongoose anymore.

28 04 2011
some jerk

BB is too high…..

29 04 2011
endo

BB is too low….

28 04 2011
some jerk

also, it’s not mentioned but the rear end is too long… 🙂

29 04 2011
cruiserrevolution

The production model is going to have chain stays that are 14.8″ – 16″. From what I’ve been told, the earlier prototypes were too long…but that it’s being fixed (made shorter).

28 04 2011
goride09

Wow! A complete? I didn’t know that!Might have to give Mongoose a call……….

28 04 2011
goride09

I do believe it’ll be called Thrive at least that’s what’s written on my frame.

29 04 2011
Buddy

Still Wierd,can I get it at Wal-Mart?

29 04 2011
goride09

You can get a sidehack from Walmart so anything’s possible………..

29 04 2011
pat

no liquid, no care. 😀

30 04 2011
mike420lv

it is unknown but mongoose still makes quality pro quality bikes that cant be found at walmart. they actually don’t associate themselves much with their walmart line of bikes. i’m sure this will be a sweet cruiser and i might just check it out. the Thrive 20″ runs for around $350 so i’m guessing the 24″ will be somewhere around that.

1 05 2011
Buddy

My friend has a mongoose dirt jumper,cracked the chainstay at the disk brake riding the pumptrack here in austin.They replaced the frame free of charge but still seemed kinda weak.The only bike that I know of that broke out there and the only Mongoose that I know of that is ridden out there.

19 05 2011
Nate

They need to bring the loop tail back.

9 06 2011
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