Mongoose Impasse Dual Full Suspension Bicycle (29-Inch)

May 6, 2014 - Comment

The Mongoose Impasse is the ultimate 29er at an affordable price. Equipped with an aluminum full-suspension frame, this trail-capable bike offers a smooth and controlled ride featuring an Element front fork, Shimano gearing, SRAM twist shifters, and front & rear disc brakes. Product Features Aluminum suspension frame maximizes comfort & performance Element Suspension fork smoothes

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The Mongoose Impasse is the ultimate 29er at an affordable price. Equipped with an aluminum full-suspension frame, this trail-capable bike offers a smooth and controlled ride featuring an Element front fork, Shimano gearing, SRAM twist shifters, and front & rear disc brakes.

Product Features

  • Aluminum suspension frame maximizes comfort & performance
  • Element Suspension fork smoothes the bumps and increases control
  • 21 speed Shimano rear derailleur with SRAM twist shifters changes gears easily
  • Alloy wheels with quick release front
  • Alloy front & rear disc brakes

Comments

Mark42 says:

Nice Mountian Bike for the Money. I bought the Mongoose Impasse because it fit my budget for a full suspension 29’er mountain bike. I felt the bike was a bit of a gamble, because detail specs and reviews are just not available. But I was feeling adventurous and ordered one.First, the bike was rather poorly packed in the Mongoose factory box. No Styrofoam packing was in the box to protect delicate pieces like the rear derailleur, or the wheel hubs. The bike came partially assembled with the front wheel tie wrapped to the frame. Just a little bubble wrap, and a few plastic protectors for the hubs that were broken and laying in the bottom of the box. As a result, the rear derailleur and mounting point were badly bent in shipping by Fed Ex. So I removed the derailleur, straightened it out, and also straightened the mounting point (near the axle drop outs). Took about an hour to get the parts back in proper alignment.Second, the Owners Manual covers ALL Mongoose “department store” bikes, so…

Carol says:

My new mountain bike I just recieved my new Mongoose Impasse 29″ mountain bike.I haven’t riden it yet due to illnes but I’m anxious. It was easy to assemble for someone handy with a few tools. It required a metric wrench, metric hex “allen” wrench and a screwdriver.There was no recomended rider height for this bike so I took a chance. If your jeans are over 32″ long you’ll be OK, I’m a little short but I’m keeping it. All the faux componants are there for a $1000+ bike and they look good.I’m a little sensitive to false advertising so when I noticed the “ALUMINUM MONGOOSE” sticker attached to the “STEEL” rear suspension fork it set off my BS detector. The front fork is also steel which might be understandable for strength. The steel kickstand should have been aluminum even though it’s not part of the frame. The seatpost,rims, stem and handlebars are aluminum. Overall my bike and I could stand to loose a few pounds but we’ll work on that together. One of the plastic…

Real Raleigh Reviewer says:

Completely unusable for real riding. I went from an old entry-level GT (Aggressor 2.0) with aluminum hard tail frame, caliper brakes, etc. Gears were getting worn. This was on sale around Black Friday so I sprung for it rather than having a new gear set installed. WOOPSE!The old bike has a LOT of mileage and a LOT of thrashing on it. Warp in the front wheel, bull bars, scratches, dirt, everything is worn. Last couple of years I’ve primarily just used it for taking the kids for rides in a trailer. But it’s an old trooper.This Mongoose is just an embarrassment to itself. Let me enumerate the unfortunately lengthy list of things that are wrong right out of the box, and some inherent design flaws:1. One of the tire tubes (rear, as it turns out) was leaky from new. A 3-mile ride and the tire is down when I pumped it up just before I left. (Fixable, but should not be the case.)2. The front brake caliper’s inner brake pad rubs against the rotor when the axle is properly seated in the…

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