Just bought this bike for my wife, had to wait 3 days for the sears bike assembler to put it together for us at no extra charge which was awesome. Bike looks awesome, rear suspension works great and front as well. The seat on most mountain bikes is uncomfortable but for the most part this one isn't too bad might consider a softer one a little down the road. Front disk brake works well and rear brakes work just as well. The shifting needed a little tweaking but that is to be expected and I would advise getting new hand grips.My wife is 5'5" and uses the seat all the way down and has plenty of clearance over the frame. Overall this bike is perfect especially if you can get it on sale!
Got this shipped free via UPS, arrived all beat up but probably not Sears' or Mongoose's fault. The rims were both bent, checked the store display and both bent there too. The seat was uncomfortable. Adjusted the brakes as best I could but still didn't stop well. Returned for full refund.
Bought this bike off the floor at Springhill Mall. Tires were flat but they were kind enough to fill them so I could try it out right there in the store. This bike was an amazing deal. Normally $349 but there was a sale on. Great suspension - hardly feel any bumps when riding over potholes :-) Only other thing I wanted was a detachable wheel and didn't notice until I got it home that YAY it has a detachable wheel. Great comfort, super sturdy, light weight and I will be riding this for a long time.
Great bike. Exactly what I was looking for. The only downsides are: there is no place to connect a water bottle holder and it is a little difficult to get on a car bike rack. The back suspension gives less area to secure your bike. It is possible just takes a little maneuvering.
It's a decent, smooth riding bike for the money once it's tuned up. Out of the box the brakes rub, gears need adjusting, etc., so you'll need to be handy with a bike, hope your Sears assembler does a good job, or pay a bike shop to fit and adjust it for you.
Top gear isn't the fastest but it's fine for casual riding. The suspension adds a lot of bulk to the frame leaving no room for a water bottle or U-lock bracket, but the weight isn't bad. The top crossbar sits high for a women's bike, I'm 5'1" and would barely recommend it to anyone my height, and definitely not to anyone shorter. I replaced the saddle with a Serfas gel seat because the one that came with the bike was really uncomfortable, and it made it much better.
The bike they shipped me was purple, it turns out the white one pictured is a previous model year. After my initial disappointment, the color grew on me and now I like it better than the white one.
The same manufacturer in China makes most of these department store bike brands including Schwinn, and in my opinion one is pretty much the same as the next within a given price range. They're fine for kids, teens and very casual adult riders, but you'll really notice the difference if you spend more on a bike store brand.
Ordered this for my 10 year old daughter who is very hard on her toys. It came assembled so she was ready to roll from the get go. A pedal broke the first day she rode it. But, that has been the only issue and it works fine with the broken pedal. She rides it everyday- rain or shine.
Bought this for my wife to start riding. She like it much better than a cheaper one I already had. Shifts well with the shimono shifting. Now if I could just get "US" to ride them more :)