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Mongoose 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red

The Mongoose Dolomite 26" Men's Bike provides off-road capabilities and everyday riding performance. The 26" by 4" knobby tires give riders enhanced stability when conquering different types of terrain and the extra width helps riders handle bumps and obstacles in the road. Dual disc brakes help the user stop safely even in wet and hazardous conditions and the seven-speed rear derailleur is highly responsive. Changing gears to tackle hills and other inclines is not a problem with this Mongoose Men's bike because the derailleur works with twist shifters for more control over the gears. The bike has an aluminum/steel frame and alloy wheels for lightweight durability. This navy blue/red bike has style as well and a rider can feel proud displaying it around town. The bike is 38" tall, making it suitable for people of many different heights. Some assembly is required.
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Questions & Answers for Mongoose 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red

Question

Frame material question.

HI, Please verify what material the Mongoose Dolomite bike frame is constructed from. The specifications state that it is aluminium, but the pictures clearly show a steel frame. Thanks so much.
asked 9 months ago
By
Tater
on 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Steel
answered 9 months ago
By
Bobbyjr1
answer 2
It is all Steel Frame. I don't know why they list it as aluminum/steel ? The wheels I believe are aluminum but not the frame.
answered 9 months ago
By
KeepItBlue
answer 3
Cranks are cast iron and weigh a ton.
Brake discs are steel.
Brake calipers are aluminum body with steel hardware.

"Alloy" is 2 or more elements combined. Steel is made from Iron and Carbon so technically steel is an alloy.
answered 9 months ago
By
RickSpeakerDepth
answer 4
Steel frame and forks. The wheel rims appear to be aluminum, the crank arms as well.
answered 9 months ago
By
FaintFuzzy
answer 5
Zeigenfoot said: " The frame is steel. The wheels are aluminum. That's what they meant by, "Steel/Aluminum.""

The notion that any manufacturer would note the material of the rims under frame specs is dumb of them at best and deceptive at worst. They clearly state that the rims are alloy in the rim specs. There is no need to restate these specs so confusingly under other specific specifications. Show me any other instance where the rim material is listed in the frame specs by any manufacturer.

Pacific ought to correct this listing and the Massif listing so people understand what they are actually buying. Heck, Pacific Bicycles own pictures that they were spreading around the Web prior to the release of Massif shows it with an aluminum frame and steel fork.

Note that Pacific does not list any of their aluminum frame bikes in such an asinine way.
answered 9 months ago
By
Taterzz
answer 6
The frame is steel. The wheels are aluminum. That's what they meant by, "Steel/Aluminum."
answered 9 months ago
By
Ziegenfoot
answer 7
The frameset is steel. The only aluminum parts are the rims/stem/brakes/discs/crank. Everything else including the hubs is steel.
answered 9 months ago
By
fixedweasel
answer 8
Hey Tater - Yeah, It's steel. A bit bummed about that myself. See you BBB!
answered 9 months ago
By
desertbikes
Question

How Heavy?

How heavy is this thing? Thinking of getting it and mostly upgrading everything to try and get it under 45lbs....think this is possible?
asked 9 months ago
By
wbt85
on 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red
8 answers
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answer 1
It ships at 51 lbs. I swapped tires/tubes, bars and stem and have it down to 42lbs.
A new seatpost, seat and cranks would drop a few more, I'm sure. Drilling the rims would help, too.
answered 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
About 50 lbs.
Instead of upgrading, do a web search. There are fat bikes with reputable brakes and derailleurs, WITH ALUMINUM FRAMES, that start at $399. The frame will save a lot of weight. Also check the tires and tubes. I am still riding on the original Mongoose tires and tubes but they are heavy.
answered 9 months ago
By
SIERRAMOUNTAINBIKER
answer 3
48# I've heard claims of being able to get it down to 41#
answered 9 months ago
By
Bobbyjr1
answer 4
Mine was 48.5lbs. New 60 to 120 tpi tires & bar will shed at least 5 lbs. I use a Vee Mission on back & Devastator up front.
answered 9 months ago
By
desertbikes
answer 5
the first thing to do is change the tires they weigh almost 3000 grams a piece a good set of tires will save you 6 pounds, I have knocked off as much as 15 pounds of the beast
answered 9 months ago
By
marlymutt
answer 6
The tires and tubes are super heavy. You can cut 10 pounds easy by installing new tires and tubes. Reducing the rotating weight can really improve any bicycle ride.

The other super heavy part is the crank.

My Beast weighs right at 50 pounds and the Dolomite is basically the same bike with more parts added (brakes, gears, cables, levers) so has to weigh more than that.
answered 9 months ago
By
RickSpeakerDepth
answer 7
The bike weighs 49 pounds on my scale without the kickstand but with Shimano's 520 SPD's on there. Methinks if you......

1) Drill out the rims (1.5") double holes per spoke bed
2) Replacing all the steel parts with quality aluminum
3) Replace the ti(y)res with lightweight supple high TPI's
4) Go tubeless or use 2.5" MTN tubes

......you can easily get the bike in the mid/high 30 pound range. As far as money goes, is it worth it? I fortunately have bins and bins of parts to swap out so it will only cost time. The ti(y)res I gotta eat though. Worth.
answered 9 months ago
By
fixedweasel
answer 8
About 50 pounds. Mine weighs 52 pounds, but that's because I added headlights and a bell to it, different peddles.
answered 9 months ago
By
Ziegenfoot
Question

how much does this bike weigh?

asked 7 months ago
By
BC
on 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red
7 answers
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answer 1
60 pounds
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
santfont
answer 2
48 pounds and if you change the tires to V8 bike will weight 40.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
jaybird200010
answer 3
About 60 lbs.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
WiscLady
answer 4
50#
answered 6 months ago
By
Mongoosin
answer 5
This bike weighs 40 lbs.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 6
40 pounds
answered 7 months ago
By
HiTecHoBo
answer 7
I think it's about 50lbs
answered 7 months ago
By
wantedfatbike
Question

How much does this bike weigh?

asked 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ken
on 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red
7 answers
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answer 1
This product has a shipping weight of 59 lbs.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
SHE IS A BIG GIRL....WEIGHS 48 LBS....BUT I CAN MAKE HER MOVE...THIS BIKE ROLLS FOR ITS' WEIGHT....WELL WORTH THE MONEY...UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO RACE YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME ON THIS BIKE!!!!!
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
THEWILDMAN29
answer 3
The weight of the bike, the box, and the zip ties is 45lbs.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
Zeiram
answer 4
the shipping invoice said 46 lbs, the box weights about 5 lbs, so it is about 41 lbs-it feels heavy. Probably weighs about 5 lbs more than the far more expensive Surley fat tire, the Pugsley.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
canoewrangler
answer 5
50+ pounds.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
fatbikemike
answer 6
around 40 pounds
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
oregonshopper77
answer 7
45-50 pounds it is a tank.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
fatbikesteve
Question

How big is the shipping crate? Is it the 56x27x38 list. I have to drive 400 miles in a small car. How big is the frame? does it come disassembled?

asked 6 months ago
By
6pack
on 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red
6 answers
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answer 1
It comes with the front wheel , bars , seat and peddles off . If you seperated the parts and took them out of the box you could easily put it in the trunk and back seat of a small car . However you should save the box after collapsing and folding in half in case you decide to return it along with the packing protection materials . You will need a box cutter or knife to cut the nylon tie straps that hold everything together . It is free to have it shipped to your house why not just do that ?
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Croppled1
answer 2
When we picked up the bike it was in a box the size of the bike. I drive a suburban so was an easy fit. The frame is thick but not huge and you have to put the front tire, handlebars, and pedals on.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
NeeluvsKev
answer 3
Hi. Ours came in a cardboard box - not a crate - and was delivered by FedEx right to my front door. I don't believe there would be any way you could transport it with a small car. I would say that the dimensions you quoted are about the right size.
It comes with the seat and front tire separate, but in the same box. You also have to attach the handle bar and put on the pedals. It wasn't very difficult - took about half an hour to do everything.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
WiscLady
answer 4
The box measured 65 x 32 3/8 x 11 1/4 Comes part assembled, you put on front wheel,seat,handle bars and pedals. I'd recommend a Uhaul pickup or a friend with a pickup
answered 6 months ago
By
Mongoosin
answer 5
Why not have the bike delivered to your house or work? I had mine delivered to my house and it was free. Yes it comes in a large box. 56x38x12 is more like it. The bike comes with the handle bars and front tire loose. With a blanket to protect the bike and car, I'd suggest removing the bike from the box to transport.
answered 6 months ago
By
RLMINI
answer 6
The size of the box is 68.0 x 23.0 x 41.0 inches.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

tire pressure?

What is the proper tire pressure on this bike? The tires state max inflate 30psi...however, this seems way too much given that with 10psi in them it seems to be fairly good absorbing the bumps. the owner's manual is no help as it is a generic manual for all mongoose bikes. Any help would be appreciated.
asked 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Brando
on 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I put 20 pounds and the bike rode great.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
asdfkdkdafsdlf
answer 2
I ride with 25lbs, lots of guys from the Mongoose Forum go with 17lbs.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
VonZipper
answer 3
Tires are marked only Max 30 psi, no min. 30 is too much for soft deep sand-it dug in about an inch and left a track 3" wide-too hard to pedal like that-gearing not low enough and it started fishtailing in front.
Other people said you can go as low as ten psi-I'd stay higher-enough that the tire compresses no more than an inch in thickness on pavement with the rider on it.
At that, the tire flattens enough for flotation instead of sinking in. If too low you risk: tube rotating inside the rim, tire coming off rim in hard turns and over obstacles, tire sidewall damage from overflexing, tube "snake bite" pinch punctures where the obstacle flattens the tire and tube against the rim, rim damage, dangerous steering, broken spokes.
A low pressure tire is no substitute for a suspension.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
canoewrangler
answer 4
30 psi for the road. 4-7 psi for soft sand / hard pack sand
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
2stroketurbo
answer 5
30 psi is the maximum safe pressure. This does not mean you should inflate to this pressure. The more air the easier it will be to pedal but the harder the ride. You need to choose the trade-off that is right for you.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
burningmanbiker
answer 6
Hi Brando, thank you for your question. The Mongoose Dolomite 7-speed Fat Tire Mountain Bike is equipped with tires and tubes that may be inflated up to
30 PSI. I would suggest inflating to a pressure that feels comfortable to you. However, 10PSI does seem a little low. Try inflating to 20PSI and see how the bike rides and feels.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
MongooseCustomerSupport
Question

I'm 6'6" 280 lbs. would this bike 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men be to small for me?

asked 8 months ago
By
Phred
on 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am 6'2" and 220lbs. The bike supports me just fine, but it doesn't feel like a "BIG" bike when I ride it. I would say it should support you just fine, but it might feel a little small for you.
answered 6 months ago
By
Uniballer1869
answer 2
I am a 5'3 125# woman and the bike is perfect for me. My husband is 6'6 and 300#, he says the bike is way too small a frame for his size.
answered 6 months ago
By
wntrdgfrm
answer 3
I'm 6 2 280 pounds, it fits me pretty well. It is designed more towards a larger rider. I switched to a bar with a 4.5 inch rise for comfort too.
answered 6 months ago
By
Tommy1233456
answer 4
The bike is 38" tall (to accommodate varying heights) with an aluminum/steel frame and a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 5
Phred, I only have a 32~33" inseam length and I currently have the seat post (28.6mm diameter, steel) at max extension. IF your legs are proportional to your height (I'm only about 5'-10" tall) you will probably need to acquire a longer seat post for your use. You may run the risk of bending a longer seat post as the greater length combined w/your weight (280) will create more stress on the post where it exits the top of the seat tube. (I only weigh about 205 pounds). Hope this helps you in a decision!
answered 8 months ago
By
Rotaidalg
answer 6
I am 6' and 220 lbs and it fits me just fine.
answered 8 months ago
By
Jumbol
Question

Weight capacity

asked 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Buster
on 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
heavy person 250lb +
answered 2 weeks, 3 days ago
By
Bikebuyingnut
answer 2
THIS BIKE IS BEEFY AND SHOULD HANDLE 250 LBS OR BETTER WITH RELATIVE EASE
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
THEWILDMAN29
answer 3
This is an educated guess-225 to 250 lbs including rider. Most adult 26" bikes are designed to carry a average to average big adult.

The aluminum rims have 36 thin spokes without rim reinforcement eyelets-a sure sign that they can't carry much more than that. Bikes made for carrying heavy loads such as tandem ( 2 person) ones and bikes made for carrying touring luggage have 36 possibly more but stronger spokes, eyelets to prevent spokes from pulling right thru the rim and strong box-cross-section rims.

If you start breaking spokes or the rims get out of round, it's overloaded. The mechanical disc brakes on this bike aren't very powerful.

There is a bicycle manufacturers association that would publish the safety standards are for a bike.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
canoewrangler
answer 4
Hi Buster, thank you for your question. The Mongoose 26" Dolomite Men's 7-Speed Fat Tire Mountain Bike is tested to hold a 250 pound rider.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
MongooseCustomerSupport
answer 5
I am 300 lbs and have no problems with it.
answered 3 months ago
By
wildhorsesracing
answer 6
My weight is 260 lbs+ and the bike seams like it would stand up to normal ridding for a few years
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
fatbikemike
Question

I would like this bike in RED , is that possiable ?

asked 8 months ago
By
na
on 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
oregonshopper77
answer 2
No Blue Only.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
jaybird200010
answer 3
I am pretty sure the Beast model is the only red bike available . it has only direct drive speed . with stomp brakes. the same with the Dozer model.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
littletommymonster
answer 4
Mongoose doesn't make the Dolomite in any other colors. They make one called the Beast in red, link below, but that is a fixed gear bike with pedal brakes. This is the only Fat Bike they sell with disc brakes and gears.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Mongoose-Beast-Men-s-Oversized-All-Terrain-Bike/22861845
answered 6 months ago
By
Uniballer1869
answer 5
No
answered 7 months ago
By
HiTecHoBo
Question

what is the thread size for the pedal to crank connection? 9/16? or 1/2?

I need to get pedal extensions for my knees so that is why I am asking this question. thanks
asked 7 months ago
By
JW
on 26" Mongoose Dolomite Men's 7-speed All-Terrain Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Navy Blue/Red
5 answers
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answer 1
9-16, three piece cranks. and to compensate for the width of the tires, the crank spindle is ultra wide. It is awkward at first.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
fatbikesteve
answer 2
Everything is metric not american but that is the best I can help you . You use a 15mm wrench to tighten .
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Croppled1
answer 3
9/16
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
WiscLady
answer 4
The thread size is 9/16.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 5
9/16
answered 7 months ago
By
BQBQ
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