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 Post subject: Mongoose canaan elite
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:31 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Swansea
The weather was fantastic in Wales today, so to make the most of it I did the Skyline trail at Afan forest park.

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Frame: Canaan FreeDrive XC/Enduro 100mm travel
Shock: Rockshox monarch 4.2
Fork: Fox F100RL, 100 mm
Wheels: XT hubs on mavic xm317 rims
Drivetrain: SLX Chainset, middleburn chainrings, XT r.mech + cassette, slx front mech + shifters, kmc x9 sl gold chain
Tyres: Panaracer smoke + dart (reissued)
Brakes: Hayes stroker trail

Miscellaneous changes are; controltech fx stem, Kooka carba carbon riser bar, pro koryak ano seatpost, sars 280g cnc flat pedals.

Perfect for those rocky all day rides...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:23 pm 
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I think the mongooses are still under rated.

Nice spec you got there.

What does it weigh?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:14 pm 
Old School Hero

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I'd estimate around 26lbs. It certainly pedals well on tricky climbs


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:26 pm 
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Is that due to the system that is similar to the i drive?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:48 am 
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I loved my Mongoose Teocali Super!
Definately the best full sus I have ridden.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:05 pm 
Old School Hero

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Yeah its got a different version of I drive (called 'freedrive'), where the bottom bracket is seperate to the frame and swingarm and other weirdness.
I had an original I drive when they came out in '99, and the design has definately come a long way, feels more active whilst stood up. Its now considerably lighter, and a lot more compact too.

My mate liked it so much, he went and bought the comp version!

This and the teocali have really good reviews, and with the old stock discounts theyre a bargain.


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