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26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike

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26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike

The new Mongoose XR75 mountain bike can tackle just about any terrain. Its dual-suspension frame is powerful, yet lightweight enough for young riders to maneuver. The Mongoose mountain bike has 21 speeds, linear pull brakes and a quick-release seat post.
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Questions & Answers for Mongoose 26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike

Question

does the 26" mongoose XR-75 mountain bike come with a water bottle holder?

asked 5 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on 26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Although, there are no bosses/tabs or predrilled holes for mounting the water bottle holders the traditional way, you do have a couple of options.

As mentioned, you can find seatpost/handlebar mounts. I used the handlebar mount until I had space issues, (I use a bike computer, trail lights, and with the gripshift, handlebar space is at a premium on this bike), so I removed the bar mount and used long black zip ties, (found at Wal-Mart or your local automotive store), and mounted a bottle holder to my bike frame. (Through the top hole on the water bottle holder, around the frame, and back through the bottom hole on the holder and, zip tight, now it's attached.)

I have to say that I prefer this method because it provides for placement where you like as opposed to say, having to put it where they have located the predrilled holes/bosses. (By the way, I mounted my Bell mini pump with zip ties also. Nobody has noticed or said that it looks bad, and they are just as firmly attached.)

You could also purchase or look into hydration packs or similar "wearable" water supplies.

I hope that this helps.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
NeonRTDreams
 - Topeka, KS
answer 2
No, you will need to add one that is either saddle mounted or handlebar mounted because there is no place on the frame that is predrilled to accept the traditional water bottle cage.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
MTNBikeLover
 - Sacramento, CA
answer 3
No but you can easily add one for about $10
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
bucknut
 - Columbus, Ohio
answer 4
No but you can add one for about $10
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
bucknut
 - Columbus, Ohio
Question

fenders?

i want to install fenders on my xr 75 but don't know how a rear fender could be installed (given the design of the bike). has anyone installed fenders and, if so, what kind? thanks!
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
nicknamenick55
 - what's left of new orleans, looziana
on 26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I bought TOPEAK DeFender RX fenders, (front and rear set of durable nylon, quick release mud fenders), and they fit and look great on this bike. The rear fender attaches to the seat post. I got my set on E-Bay for around thirty dollars but you can also get them from any retailer that sells TOPEAK products. You could also check out the newer TOPEAK DeFender M1/M2 set.

Oh, and because the swing arm moves, (i.e. this is a full suspension bike), you can not attach anything to the swing arm and the seat post area at the same time.

I hope that this helps.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
NeonRTDreams
 - Topeka, KS
answer 2
I bought TOPEAK DeFender fenders, (the M1/M2 front and rear set of durable nylon, quick release mud fenders), and they fit and look great on this bike. The rear fender attaches to the seat post. I got mine on E-Bay for around thirty dollars but you can also get them from any retailer that sells TOPEAK products.

Oh, and because the swing arm moves, (i.e. this is a full suspension bike), you can not attach anything to the swing arm and the seat post area at the same time.

I hope that this helps.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
NeonRTDreams
 - Topeka, KS
answer 3
It would be possible to attach a fender. You can mount it on the rear swing arm near the rear brakes and secure it by the seat post.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Valhelm
 - Ohio
Question

I weigh 280 pounds. Will the 26" Men's NEXT PowerX Dual Suspension bike be able to support me? What about the tires? They say "max limit 180 lbs".

I am pretty heavy (280lbs) and am looking for a low-priced sturdy bike. I am really concerned about the POWERX' tires. They say max limit 180lbs. at my locak SuperCenter.

Should I try it anyway?

Thanks
Troy
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
By
BigBikeRider
on 26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes the other person is correct see the tires say 180 but that is for the one tire and there are two of them so you bouble that so the TIRES can handle up to 360lbs if the weight is somewhat evenly distributed and they are tested to a higher weight but they say that so that ppl dont overload them.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
I wiegh 240 lbs and ride a roadmast mt. Fury and hit jumps with it. you'll be fine
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
4986
Question

I would like different color options

I see many other mongoose bikes with silver frame and green or orange decal, or all green frame. Can this bike come with any other colors than the red and black shown?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
By
Darko
 - Wisco
on 26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike
2 answers
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answer 1
I just bought one off the shelf that is red/silver, very sharp. They don't list it on line but they are in stores.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
bucknut
 - Columbus, Ohio
answer 2
yes, im not sure about walmart.com though. but i almost bought the silver and orange, but let me say that this bike color is way better.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
Jimisme123
 - Michigan
Question

what is the height range for this bike.

im only 4' 11 but if im like my dad im gonna have a groath spert and could be around 6' 4
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on 26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike
2 answers
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answer 1
Males can usually fit larger bikes and with you being younger it will help. I would suggest the 26 inch even though the bike is inexpensive, it would save you from buying another bike in 6 months
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
Valhelm
 - Ohio
answer 2
4'11" is kinda short for the 26" XR-75. I'm actually 5'5" and I have to get the 24" XR-75 for the correct amount of clearance between the top post and my crotch.

This bike is relatively inexpensive, so maybe you should get the 24" XR-75 and if you grow to 6'4", purchase a larger bike. There is no one size fits all kind of bike.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
MTNBikeLover
 - Sacramento, CA
Question

Frame Size

Everyone is answering the frame size Q's as 26" - That is the tire size. I want to know the frame size (16" - 18" - 20") ? A bike with a 26" tire but only a 16" frame is too small for me. Looking at many of the other bikes they actualy tell you the FRAME size, this one does not. ????
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on 26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike
2 answers
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answer 1
This bike has 26 inch wheels with 53-559 (26X1.95) tires.

Based on your question, I am assuming that you already know how to find your inseam length, thus, your frame size. But the frame sizes will vary so here is a good way to determine whether or not this bike will fit you.

This bike has around a 29 inch stand over height. (For a proper fit, you need to stand over the frame of the bike with your feet flat on the ground, and you should have between 3 to 5 inches of clearance between the top tube and your pelvic/crotch area. Girls can use the "boys/mens" bike for sizing then get the "girls/womens" version of the same bike if they wish.)

For example, my inseam is around 30 inches, but because of the design of this bike and how the top tube is formed, I can fit this bike. Actually, I don't have the required clearance for a "proper" fit, but I like the weight, feel, and rider position of a taller bike, and this bike allows for enough adjustment to get the proper leg extension and power throughout the pedaling stroke. (I am just over 5' 8" with my shoes on.)

By now you can tell that there is no quick way to determine whether or not you can fit any particular bike, unless you have the bike in front of you. The length of the top tube, the stand over height, etc., will vary by manufacturer even if the bike is classed in the same category, (i.e., 20" bikes, 24" bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, etc.)

The only true way to know if you will fit this particular bike is to go to a Wal-Mart store and have an employee pull one down for you and well, stand over it, to see how it fits you personally. (Maybe with the Department/Store managers help, you can even find a way to get in a quick ride up and down an isle or in the parking lot or something?) If that is not possible, maybe you, (or your friends), know of someone who owns this bike and they would let you get in a quick ride to see if you like the bike and it fits you correctly.

Also, there are some other things to consider, like, Are you still growing? What is your riding style? What is your skill set? For what purpose is the bike going to be used? What is your budget for the style of bike that you have chosen?

If you still have problems, I am sure you can find a store employee that can help, or you can visit your local bike shop for pointers, tips, and help on the proper bike selection. (Be sure to go to a reputable and trusted bike shop. Any respectable shop wants to make sure that you enjoy your bike and that is safe and properly cared for to get the most enjoyment out of it that you can for as long as you can. Do not just go to the shop with the best looking/dressed employees or the one with the most flashy/expensive items, shops like that tend to just push sales and/or their own brands.)

I hope that this helps.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
NeonRTDreams
 - Topeka, KS
answer 2
18 inch frame. Good size.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
Valhelm
 - Ohio
Question

Is this bike goood for paper routes?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on 26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
As stated, it does depend on the length and location of the route, and your personal tastes. Given the option when I was younger, (I rode a BMX style 20" bike), I would have prefered a duel suspension bike, if for nothing else, the smother ride, (off of and onto curbs, sidewalks, through driveways, etc.), and the larger wheels/tires would probably help to dampen the effect even more.

However you will also want to make sure that the bike "fits" you, not just your riding style, but your physical size as well. A 26" bike that is a little big and heavy for the rider will not be condusive to riding a paper route, it's not just the size weight of the bike that you have to consider, but also the weight of the rider and whatever that person is carrying as well. If you are small you may want a smaller, lighter bike, for better control and ease of use in this situation. If you are tall/big enough to handle this bike easily, then I would take the larger full/duel suspension bike, for a better ride quality. (I currently ride an XR-75)

Again, find the bike that fits you first, and that you are happy with. If taken care of, the bike will probably be around longer than the paper route anyway.

(By the way, I still have that old BMX'r in the basement, I think I'll fix it up and get it running again!)

I hope that this helps.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
NeonRTDreams
 - Topeka, KS
answer 2
Depends on the person. It's just like any other bike, but with dual suspension, which isn't exactly necessary for a paper route (I'm guessing it's going to be all paved roads). The only thing about this bike is that it doesn't have a place for you to install a water bottle cage, so if the paper route is long, you'll have to buy a cage that can mount to the handlebars or the back of the saddle.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
MTNBikeLover
 - Sacramento, CA
Question

I dont know which one to buy, 26" or 24". My height is abt 5'9" and weigh 150lbs. Can anyone suggest me which one to buy?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on 26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The bike I bought has 26 inch wheels with 53-559 (26X1.95) tires. I am around 5' 8" and weigh about 170.

Based on your question, I am assuming that you already know how to find your inseam length, thus, your frame size. But the frame sizes will vary so here is a good way to determine whether or not this bike (the 26 inch) will fit you.

This bike has around a 29 inch stand over height. (For a proper fit, you need to stand over the frame of the bike with your feet flat on the ground, and you should have between 3 to 5 inches of clearance between the top tube and your pelvic/crotch area. Girls can use the "boys/mens" bike for sizing then get the "girls/womens" version of the same bike if they wish.)

For example, my inseam is around 30 inches, but because of the design of this bike and how the top tube is formed, I can fit this bike. Actually, I don't have the required clearance for a "proper" fit, but I like the weight, feel, and rider position of a taller bike, and this bike allows for enough adjustment to get the proper leg extension and power throughout the pedaling stroke. (I am just over 5' 8" with my shoes on.)

By now you can tell that there is no quick way to determine whether or not you can fit any particular bike, unless you have the bike in front of you. The length of the top tube, the stand over height, etc., will vary by manufacturer even if the bike is classed in the same category, (i.e., 20" bikes, 24" bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, etc.)

The only true way to know if you will fit this particular bike is to go to a Wal-Mart store and have an employee pull one down for you and well, stand over it, to see how it fits you personally. (Maybe with the Department/Store managers help, you can even find a way to get in a quick ride up and down an isle or in the parking lot or something?) If that is not possible, maybe you, (or your friends), know of someone who owns this bike and they would let you get in a quick ride to see if you like the bike and it fits you correctly.

Also, there are some other things to consider, like, Are you still growing? What is your riding style? What is your skill set? For what purpose is the bike going to be used? What is your budget for the style of bike that you have chosen?

If you still have problems, I am sure you can find a store employee that can help, or you can visit your local bike shop for pointers, tips, and help on the proper bike selection. (Be sure to go to a reputable and trusted bike shop. Any respectable shop wants to make sure that you enjoy your bike and that is safe and properly cared for to get the most enjoyment out of it that you can for as long as you can. Do not just go to the shop with the best looking/dressed employees or the one with the most flashy/expensive items, shops like that tend to just push sales and/or their own brands.)

I hope that this helps.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
NeonRTDreams
 - Topeka, KS
answer 2
Go to a walmart store and try both. Which ever feels more comfortable will be the one. Ask an Walmart assembler or toys associate for help on sizing. I would pick the 26 inch XR-75 as it is more adjustable for different heights.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Valhelm
 - Ohio
Question

New Features on new Mongoose XR75

I heard from a sales person at my local walmart that the new mongoose is coming with metal alloy pedals. Is this true?
If so, do you have the Mongoose XR75 available now in a 24" with the metal pedals available on walmart.com? When will they hit stores? None of my local walmart stores have them yet.
Thank you.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Gloucester, Mass.
on 26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have seen them at the store with alloy pedals on the 26"
answered 5 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - riverside
answer 2
Distribution is very unpredictable at Walmart. I haven't not seen or heard of metal alloy pedals on the XR75. If anything I would suggest buying the bike and investing in a good pair of pedals. Plastic pedals are known for splitting easily.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
Valhelm
 - Ohio
Question

Are there any weight restrictions for the Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike (I'm 230lbs.)?

asked 5 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - NJ
on 26" Mongoose XR-75 Mountain Bike
2 answers
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answer 1
For a 26 inch bike the suggested max weight before the warranty is voided is 275 lbs.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
Valhelm
 - Ohio
answer 2
on the tires it says MAX Load 198Lbs, but a member of my family is 230lbs and she rides it with no probs.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
badboy28
 - Mastic Beach,NY
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