Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observations

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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby Houndog » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:04 pm

I haven't much good about them tires Eddie..A guy I know is having flat probs with them and they collect little rocks in the tread and throw em back at ya..He bought a Sun Spyder that came with them and is shopping for ne ones...
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby Houndog » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:06 pm

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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby desertguns » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:39 pm

Houndog wrote:A god price and good reviews..http://www.amazon.com/Origin8-2011-Devi ... ires+26%22
Thanks, HD. I need an aggressive tread. The stock tire have a similar small knob pattern as Eddie's post. 4.4lbs on those Origins is still more than a lb lighter than stock. But at $35 it's worth a shot! One of those and one of the Vee Mission knobby & swap front & rear to test performance. Great find! :)

I just ordered the Origin8 tire from Niagara - NO shipping charges! I've ordered from them before & sometimes the freight will pork you. Not so this time! 8-)
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby desertguns » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:10 pm

Just checked on the Vee Mission tires again - Price Point has the 60toi 1810 gram for $37.00 + $7.99 frieght (scabs!)
Two other vendors sell it for $39.99 plus $7.99 UPS. USPS would be $3-$4...go figure.

Universal has the 120tpi 1430 gr version for $61.00 plus $3.50 shipping
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby steady eddie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:07 pm

Hound--

Howdy, how are ya?? I think what we are all seeing here is a predicted trend. The sale prices are coming way down on all of the heavier weight tires. Origin 8 makes another tire called the UL (Ultra Lite) with the same tread pattern and overall size. It, too, is on sale at Amazon, for about $106 per pair. The Kevlar beads are more difficult to build, but I'd bet they will be even LESS money next month. Surly needs to jump on.
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby steady eddie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:21 pm

Houndog wrote:I haven't much good about them tires Eddie..A guy I know is having flat probs with them and they collect little rocks in the tread and throw em back at ya..He bought a Sun Spyder that came with them and is shopping for ne ones...

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Hound--

I was wondering if they would be "rock pickers"--thanks for the heads up.

I wonder how much they weigh?? Might be a good tire for buffing off the tread??

Big ol' slicks for the street??

hmm.. :?: ..
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby Houndog » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:52 pm

I didn't pay shipping from Amazon when I bought mine...I'm a Prime member though...

I'm doin good Eddie..Not really riding or building much these days...
That's fixin to change soon though,I hope...

I'm currently collecting parts for the next Undergroundvelo bike build off though...

Oh yeah I also got banned from RatRodbikes... :twisted:
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby steady eddie » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:23 am

Houndog wrote:I didn't pay shipping from Amazon when I bought mine...I'm a Prime member though...

I'm doin good Eddie..Not really riding or building much these days...
That's fixin to change soon though,I hope...

I'm currently collecting parts for the next Undergroundvelo bike build off though...

Oh yeah I also got banned from RatRodbikes... :twisted:

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What brought on you being banned from RRB???
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby steady eddie » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:31 am

Here are the geometry specs on the Surly Pugsley:

http://fatbikes.com/surly-pugsley-steel.html

As compared to the specs posted up on the Beast:

http://imageshack.us/a/img843/966/mongo ... urment.jpg

As the Pug is supposed to be the best handling Fat bike ever, what differences can you see in the measurements??
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby desertguns » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:53 am

What is most noticeable when maneuvering in the rough, is the chain stay length. As a comparison, I think the chain stays on the Deception are about 17", similar to the Pug. The Beast is long & probably one of the reasons it handles like a cruiser, not a MTB. It does have a better standover height than the pug - better for a one-size-fits-all unit. Not sure about head & seat tube angles. Will have to break out the protractor :geek:
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