Mongoose Dolomite Adult Fat Bike

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Mongoose Dolomite Adult Fat Bike

Postby desertguns » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:11 pm

At long last...A couple of notes to start. I find it odd the 20" boys fat bike has a replaceable derailleur hanger & the adult version does not.

Mongoose naming conventions elude me - Dolomite? I suppose Geode & Evaporite will be next.

I am amazed by Chinese robots & how Walmart can have these imported & make a profit at $225. It's just frickin amazing.

Unlike the beast, this guy will be getting some good upgrades. I'm excited about this bike. The Deception may just become a pretty face in the stable...

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Re: Mongoose Dolomite - Finally!

Postby to the beach » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:34 pm

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Re: Mongoose Dolomite - Finally!

Postby tigris99 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:08 pm

Actually what this shows is the truth behind how much ppl have been overpaying for fatbikes lol. This bike will get drilled over being cheap junk when the truth is that being how a brand name fatty is loaded out they shouldn't cost more than 1000-1200. This based on how say a big name 29er that is fitted the same costs.

Glad to see it out finally, curious to get a look at one in the store.

Would love to get the specs (hub spacing, bottom bracket length etc ). See what cam be done with the bike like how big of wheels we can squeeze under it.

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Re: Mongoose Dolomite - Finally!

Postby Houndog » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:46 pm

It also has more MTB geo as well...
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Re: Mongoose Dolomite - Finally!

Postby desertguns » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:20 pm

Here it is! Will spend the evening going through it & take a ride at dawn 8-)

Was double boxed and delivered in fine shape. Same darn tires as the Beast but already have that covered. Should have ordered 10 of the darn things :) More later....
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Re: Mongoose Dolomite - Finally!

Postby to the beach » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:41 pm

I like that front sprocket design. What's the frame made out of?
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Re: Mongoose Dolomite - Finally!

Postby desertguns » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:32 pm

to the beach wrote:I like that front sprocket design. What's the frame made out of?


Well, I'm a little pissed about that. The Wally site says, "Frame: Aluminum/steel". THERE IS NO FRICKIN ALUMINUM IN THE FRAME!!!

Like the Beast, the only alloy parts are the rims & stem. That's it. It's not a deal breaker but there are going to be some pissed off customers if Walmart doesn't change the description.

Edit - Crank arms are also alloy.
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Re: Mongoose Dolomite - Finally!

Postby to the beach » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:41 pm

They're gone(description and all) from the wally site...beast too.
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Re: Mongoose Dolomite - Finally!

Postby desertguns » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:05 am

to the beach wrote:They're gone(description and all) from the wally site...beast too.
Just out of stock. The links post herein still work.

Houndog wrote:It also has more MTB geo as well...
Certainly is different from the beast. Chain stays are almost 2" shorter than the Beast. Seat tube is about the same angle but that's where the similarities in geometry end. Note that the rear axles are aligned with one another in these pics
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Re: Mongoose Dolomite - Finally!

Postby desertguns » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:26 am

A couple of pics with the Deception for reference. The chain stay is an inch longer than the Deception. The Dec also rides higher than the Dol. I'll post some actual measurements later.
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