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Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike

Customer Questions & Answers for
Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike

Embrace your urban style with the Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike. This sleek, simple bicycle is perfect for commuting or just cruising the streets: it's got a road bike's features with a city bike's sensibility. Single-speed gearing means this bicycle is less prone to need maintenance, and will always be in working order for your commute or trip down the road. A new spoke pattern on the front wheel and high-profile rims give the Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike cool, clean lines reminiscent of fixed-gear road and racing bikes. The flat handlebar and colored rims, stem, and chain add to the cycle's stylish look. Please note: If you select Site to Store delivery, your bike(s) will not be assembled upon pickup.
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Questions & Answers for Mongoose Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike

Question

gmc denali or mongoose detain? which one is better? can mongoose detain turn in to a fixie?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
mike0610
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
You are comparing apples to oranges. Different bikes.
answered 2 years ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
Above answers are from people that don't own either or both bikes. I own both. If you like single speed bikes, you will like it, if you like multispeed bikes with mountain style shifters the denali is for you. Both have comparable build quality, with the exception of the freewheel on the denali, that is its only weak point. The detain can be turned into a fixie only if you replace the rear hub, it is a free/free hub there is no lockring threading on it. If you want a single speed that is fixie ready then buy the thruster fixie. And to those that think it is possible to threadlock a fixed cog on, then go ahead and use threadlock red, and then hope it never comes loose. I would rather replace the rear hub and have a proper lockring holding the cog on. Mine is just fine with the free gear on the back, I don't believe in riding fixed on the street.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
texasprimo
 - Texas
answer 3
yes, it can turn into a fixie. It is a flip flop hub design you just need to buy a cog and lock ring.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
XxESKIMOxX
 - Los Angeles
answer 4
detain, and yes it can be a fixed gear all you have to do is add a fixed cog and lock ring to the back.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
ANTDADDY0
 - modesto, ca
answer 5
Denali has gears mongoose has just 1 (you probably already knew this). the bike has a flip flop hub according to reviews so u just need to add a fixed gear sprocket to the other side $10. No big deal. This bike is going to perform better for you if you live in an urban or otherwise flat area. The Denali will perform better if you want to climb hills as well. For the price of the Denali though keep in mind the weight will be high for the climbs and the shifting will be rough.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
RedRufio
 - Grand Rapids, mi
Question

Weight?

Anyone know the final fully assembled stock weight of this bike?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
RedRufio
 - Grand Rapids, mi
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
25lbs
answered 2 years ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
25.3 lbs on digital kitchen scale :-)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
dfghdfgh
 - Buffalo
answer 3
right around 24lb
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
andrew666
answer 4
If you've read the reviews (mines) It states 26 lbs. That is directly from Mongoose as I asked them.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
XxESKIMOxX
 - Los Angeles
Question

What are the advantages of a curved seat tube?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Hieu
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Shorter wheel base whch gives a more sporty or quicker control. It will be more ridged.
answered 2 years ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
In order to shorten the wheelbase, bringing the front wheel closer to the rear giving quick steering and sportie ride it is necessary to bend the seat tube. Schwinn did this on their SPRINT in 1974. Very classic!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
cruiserjoe
answer 3
gives it a more futuristic look, and adds like 10 horsepower lmao..
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
ANTDADDY0
 - modesto, ca
answer 4
Creates a better air shadow over the rear tire for TT bikes but here it just looks cool i think is the motivation...
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
RedRufio
 - Grand Rapids, mi
Question

what size are the tires 700x24?26?32?34?

asked 3 years ago
By
jumpjib
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
700X25
answered 2 years ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
700x25 in mine, purchased 5/2012
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
dfghdfgh
 - Buffalo
answer 3
700c x 25

I put 700c x 32 on it, little thicker for the riding I do.. Still fits the rims fine. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if I took a hard curb that the rim would burst through the sidewall. Just ride carefully..
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
BigMatt101
 - New Orleans
answer 4
It came with 700x26 tires. I replaced them with 700x23 tires and I'm thinking of going even skinnier next time.
answered 3 years ago
By
xar51
 - ABQ, NM
Question

Could I put bullhorns/aerobars on this?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
You sure cood. The frame and rims are worth the bikes price.
answered 2 years ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
YES
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Dailyrider517
 - Boca Raton, Fl
answer 3
The stem is a standard quill stem, you can replace away and put on bullhorns etc, just be aware some group rides won't allow them as a safety issue in case of crashes, to keep people from getting gored.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
texasprimo
 - Texas
answer 4
I see why not. The stem has pop-top so no need to "thread" in bars. Clamping surface fits standard ISO 1" / 25.4mm handlebar.
This on my example, seems that specs have varied on these bikes.
Personally I'd say that this is not the kind of bike I would put aerobars on. But maybe vintage bullhorns for the coolness factor . . .
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
dfghdfgh
 - Buffalo
Question

Is The Frame Sturdy

I was just wondering how well built the frame on this bike is. Is it sturdy enuff to last more then a year or is it junk.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES
answered 2 years ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
Oh yeah, she's real sturdy. All steel construction. I'm 200 lbs and it doesn't give way.
answered 3 years ago
By
xar51
 - ABQ, NM
answer 3
yes the frame is pretty well built, it's just the parts that are kind of cheap. you'll probably want to upgrade the brakes and grips right away.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
XxESKIMOxX
 - Los Angeles
Question

DOes it ride like a road bike? is it fast? and when the wheel is moving, does the pedal move with it too?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
it has really low gearing so you have to peddle very fast to have a decent top speed. no it is not a fied gear, but you can make it one.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
ANTDADDY0
 - modesto, ca
answer 2
it isnt a fixed gear. so you can coast. the ride is similar to a road bike, except the frame's geometry is a little more upright.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
andrew666
answer 3
it's pretty light, so it's quick to accelerate, but the gear ratio is a little low, so you have to pedal pretty quickly to obtain high speeds. the pedals don't move with the wheel, it's a freewheel, not a fixed gear.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
cuestbeats
 - Brooklyn, NY
Question

does this have a flip flop hub

in some reviews i t said it is not fixed can someone please answer
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES but you will have to move the sprocket over.
answered 2 years ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
At least mine has a flip-flop hub, bike was purchased 5/2012.
It had 18 teeth freewheel installed and the other side was empty so it wasn't fixed gear when I got the bike (now it is).
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
dfghdfgh
 - Buffalo
answer 3
Its a free wheel. But it does have the threads on the other side for a fixie. Just need the gear and the cog.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
BigMatt101
 - New Orleans
Question

what is the weight limit on this bike?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
DeaconLyric
 - brooklyn, ny
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
None listed.
answered 2 years ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
stock the tires have a max load of 143lbs. I weigh 260lbs so i got different tires and tubes and have no problem
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Dailyrider517
 - Boca Raton, Fl
answer 3
I weigh 220, it holds that, and the limit isn't the frame or wheels, it is the tires, the more you weigh, the larger the tires you need to keep from blowing the tubes. Even so, 25mm tires are marginal for my weight. If you weigh much more than that, figure on blowing the tires and tubes until you replace them with some 32 or 38.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
texasprimo
 - Texas
Question

Does this bike glow in the dark?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
alamuphoto
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO
answered 2 years ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
NO
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Dailyrider517
 - Boca Raton, Fl
answer 3
No. But under city lights, its pretty bright.. Mine has gotten a little dirty though, doesn't shine like she did new.. The paint and frame and very bright white.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
BigMatt101
 - New Orleans
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