Mongoose has been a leading innovator in the world of bikes since it was first founded in the humble surroundings of a garage in southern California way back in 1974. Since then, the name Mongoose has become synonymous with high quality BMX and mountain bikes as well as accessories such as wheels that are made from cast-magnesium, which coincidentally was their first product. But, like all innovators, Mongoose was not going to be content with just making wheels, and since then they have branched out into building entire bicycles, such as the Mongoose Tyax Sport Mountain Bike.
- Mongoose aluminum frame
- 24 gears
- 8 speed chain
- Mongoose alloy platform pedals
- Approximate weight – 14kg (actual weight will depend on the size of the bike)
- Mongoose MTB Trail saddle
- Tektro brakes
Pros and Cons of the Mongoose Tyax Sport Mountain Bike
Mongoose builds bicycles for riders, and the Mongoose Tyax Sport Mountain Bike is no exception. This is a very solid hardtail bike that was designed for intermediate level trail riders. The Mongoose Tyax Sport Mountain Bike is a beautiful looking bike with solid welds so you know it will be able to take anything you throw at it. Mongoose has tried to cover the needs of every rider with features such as a Suntour fork that features a travel adjustment to give you an even smoother ride and disk brakes. On pavement, it will perform just as you expect a mid-range intermediate level bike to perform. Once you take it on the trail though, that is when the Mongoose Tyax Sport Mountain Bike really shines. Even going uphill will be a breeze thanks to the light frame and the grip the Kenda tires provide will make climbing easy. The gears shift smoothly and you get a great, quick reaction time from the bikes
The biggest downside to the Mongoose Tyax Sport Mountain Bike is that the disc brakes can seem a little bit sticky at times, but overall it wasn’t too much of a problem and tended to only rub slightly on one pad. The quick response time tends to make up for this slight annoyance. Once adjusted to your liking, they will stay in place even after several rides.
Extreme Sports Final Thoughts
The Mongoose Tyax Sport Mountain Bike is a sturdy, well built, and very cool looking hardtail bike that you will get a lot of enjoyment out of. It is another fine representation of the continual experimentation that Mongoose puts into each and every one of their bikes to make sure they are among the elite bicycle companies in the world, be it for BMX, mountain bikes, or street bikes.
The price of the Mongoose Tyax Sport Mountain Bike depends on the size chosen but generally ranges from $400 to $500. Whilst this is one of the more expensive mountain bikes available on the market we think that the bike is well worth the price, especially for intermediate level riders.