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Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike

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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 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 1 year, 9 months 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, 1 month 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 2 years, 10 months 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 2 years, 11 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 2 years, 11 months ago
By
RedRufio
 - Grand Rapids, mi
Question

Could I put bullhorns/aerobars on this?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
4 answers
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answer 1
You sure cood. The frame and rims are worth the bikes price.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
YES
answered 1 year, 10 months 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, 1 month 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, 2 months ago
By
dfghdfgh
 - Buffalo
Question

Weight?

Anyone know the final fully assembled stock weight of this bike?
asked 3 years ago
By
RedRufio
 - Grand Rapids, mi
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
25lbs
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
25.3 lbs on digital kitchen scale :-)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
dfghdfgh
 - Buffalo
answer 3
right around 24lb
answered 3 years 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 ago
By
XxESKIMOxX
 - Los Angeles
Question

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

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
jumpjib
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
700X25
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
700x25 in mine, purchased 5/2012
answered 2 years, 2 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, 4 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 2 years, 9 months ago
By
xar51
 - ABQ, NM
Question

What are the advantages of a curved seat tube?

asked 3 years 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 1 year, 9 months 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 2 years, 11 months ago
By
cruiserjoe
answer 3
gives it a more futuristic look, and adds like 10 horsepower lmao..
answered 2 years, 11 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 2 years, 11 months ago
By
RedRufio
 - Grand Rapids, mi
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, 7 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 1 year, 9 months 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, 2 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, 4 months ago
By
BigMatt101
 - New Orleans
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 2 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES
answered 1 year, 9 months 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 2 years, 9 months 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 2 years, 10 months ago
By
XxESKIMOxX
 - Los Angeles
Question

Does this bike glow in the dark?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
alamuphoto
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
NO
answered 1 year, 10 months 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, 4 months ago
By
BigMatt101
 - New Orleans
Question

wheel size is 700C, but what frame sizes are available?

The sample I saw at the store had a frame size of around 20"... is there a smaller size available???
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Michy317
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
One size only. If you are outside the size range of Walmart bikes, (like the 7 foot tall man that came into our store) you better figure on spending big bucks to get an exlrg frame from a bike shop or having a custom frame built. Pretty much the same applies if you are a little person, figure on getting your bikes custom built. if you want something other than a childs bike.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
texasprimo
 - Texas
answer 3
This bike only comes in one frame size, the same one you saw at the store.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
NotAHipFixie
 - Wichita, KS
Question

Is the fork steel or aluminum?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - San Francisco, CA
on Mongoose Detain 700cc Men's Street Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Steel.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
rogerdav
 - Davenport IA
answer 2
Steel
Which I consider good in this price range :-)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
dfghdfgh
 - Buffalo
answer 3
Its all steel. Kind of heavy but nice.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
xar51
 - ABQ, NM
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