The Mongoose brand was founded in 1974 in Southern California in a garage by Skip Hess. At the time, Hess was designing the MotoMag One wheel so that BMX bikes can have a stronger performance with an attractive appearance. Mongoose bikes are originally sold under BMX products before finally merging with Pacific Cycles. After dominating the BMX race circuit in the 80s, Mongoose doesn’t stop there. It continues to manufacture products that can fulfill every thrilling limit a rider would have, starting from mountain biking, trick riding in the park or urban areas, and other fun adventures you might want to have.
Mongoose created the Status 2.2 Mountain Bike for men who do not want to be held back. It is a ride that will elevate your mountain biking experience as well as your daily commute and activity while keeping your pocket intact along the way. The highlight of this particular vehicle is its aluminum frame, powerful suspensions on the front and rear aspect, as well as the knobby mountain tires that guarantees stability and power all at the same time. This bike also comes with a 5 year frame warranty, 1 year parts warranty, and 30 days warranty on wearable parts such as the tubes. So, if you are looking for a mountain bike that you can count on for years to come, the Mongoose Status 2.2 Mountain Bike for Men may just be the answer.
As mentioned previously, the sleek aluminum body is one of the highlights of the Status 2.2 Mountain Bike. Aluminum is a more superior choice of material in a mountain bike as it is not only lightweight but also durable and able to survive in any kind of terrain. It also will not sacrifice any features even though the bike becomes light. Aluminum is typically used in higher end mountain bikes and could be costly, but Mongoose Status 2.2 is a mountain bike that is very much affordable.
There is a women’s version of the Status 2.2 Mountain Bike where the frame measures at 16 inch. However, because this particular bike is designed for men, its frame measurement is at 18 inch. This size can comfortably fit most men with average size and height. Not to forget, the Status 2.2 also features a height adjustment so riders can simply change it to the preferred setting.
Mongoose Status 2.2 Mountain Bike for Men is a full suspension type rig. The front fork is equipped with an element suspension component to smooth out any bumps and humps that lie in front of you. This component is also available on the rear shock mechanism where it will absorb any vibrations that come from a rocky trail or any other harsh terrains.
A full suspension mountain bike has the unique ability to give riders comfort whenever possible as well as the maximum amount of control of the bike at all times. However, some serious cyclist may feel more strain during climbing a steep hill as this type of suspension slightly inhibits energy transfer from the pedal to the rear wheel. As a result, you may have to exert more energy to get to the top.
The Mongoose Status 2.2 Mountain Bike for Men is equipped with 21 speed levels, which is quite a standard among mountain bikes of this category. The speed control is provided by a rear derailleur of Shimano brand as well as SRAM twist shifters. This combination enables rider to perform a gear change smoothly without nags, and it is also adaptable to more severe road and climate conditions. The durability of the shifters is something you do not have to worry about as this brand and model have the capability to withstand almost anything, including a sudden gear change.
The stopping power in the Mongoose Status 2.2 Mountain Bike for Men is provided by the linear or direct pull brakes. Though technically linear pull brakes or V brakes are inferior to disc brakes, it is still capable of stopping the bike during a high speed ride without breaking. That is why this type of brake is also excellent for downhill rides in tough trails without sustaining severe wear and tear after.
The Status 2.2 Mountain Bike is equipped with a free wheel hub. With this feature, you are able to pedal backwards without any brake interference. However, keep in mind that the pedal itself is made out of plastic so it might not be as durable as the rest of the components. Similar to the women’s version of the bike, the wheel on this bike is a standard 26 inch. This is the preferred size for many men of average height and size. As mentioned previously, Mongoose equipped the Status 2.2 with knobby tires that are 2.125 inch in diameter. It will help you to roll over anything that stands in your way, as well as a greater traction in various road conditions, especially in dirt and mud.
The wheel rim is made of alloy. It is durable even when paired with linear pull brakes and performs amazingly on rough terrains without compromising the bike’s speed. It also can take the impact that comes from sudden jumping or stopping motions.
- Lightweight aluminum body
- Features height adjustment
- Full suspension for maximum comfort
- 21 speed levels
- Shimano rear derailleurs
- SRAM twist shifters
- Stable knobby tires
- Durable alloy wheel rim
- Weighs close to 40 lbs
- Seat feels hard and uncomfortable
Though the frame is entirely made of aluminum, this bike is still too heavy for competitive trick riding as this riding style requires the least amount of resistance as possible. However, if you are someone who are looking to have a good and fun exercise riding various mountainous terrains or to commute to and from work, then the Mongoose Status 2.2 Mountain Bike for Men can be the mountain bike vehicle for you.