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Mongoose Guide Adventure bike highlights 2018 line, along with new kids’ bikes, fat bikes, and more

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Along with a complete new line of full suspension bikes, Mongoose had a lot to show at their global product launch in Madison, Wisconsin. One of the more interesting additions had to be the new Guide Adventure series which looks the part with skinwall tires and an integrated frame bag. Apparently geared more towards adventure riding and bikepacking than gravel racing, the Guide comes in three builds ready to lead the way to your next adventure…

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At the high end, the Guide Expert and Comp both use aluminum frames with a carbon fork. Running 12mm thru axles front and rear, tire clearance is said to be 29 x 1.75″ with the fork as the limiting factor. The included frame bag bolts to the frame with hidden bosses along the top tube and seat tube and offers storage for the essentials, though longer rides will require additional bags. The benefit to the design is that you still get two water bottle mounts – one on each side of the downtube, as well as additional braze ons positioned on the outside of each fork leg.

You’ll find a 2×11 drivetrain on the $1,799 Expert, and a 2×10 drivetrain on the $1,299 Comp (maroon), both with hydraulic disc brakes and Kenda Slant Six 29 x 1.75″ tires. The $899 Guide sport moves to an aluminum fork and runs quick release axles front and rear, though still with the 29 x 1.75″ tires. All frames include internal cable routing and are rack and fender compatible.

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However, the change in fork to aluminum means the Guide Sport has the largest tire clearance at 29 x 2.0″ and more braze ons for the fork.

This 56cm Guide Expert with frame bag and pedals came in at 25.26lb (11.46kg).

If the Guide is a little too mainstream for your tastes, Mongoose had this wild Maurice Plus on display. Part fixie (or single speed), part road plus, the Maurice Plus looks like one of those bikes you would build ‘just because’ – and it looks like it could be a lot of fun at $499.

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Always looking to improve their current models, the Argus fat bike line gets a few improvements while keeping the price low. The frame still features a 197 x 12mm rear thru axle and 150 x 15mm front spacing with a suspension corrected fork, but the bike rolls on new Arisun Big Fatty 26 x 4.9″ tires on 100mm rims. The Argus Comp also moves to 1×11 Box drivetrain at $999.

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The Argus Sport also moves up to the Arisun 4.9″ tires, but runs quick release front and rear with a non-suspension corrected aluminum fork. Equipped with a 2x drivetrain, the Argus Sport will sell for $699.

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Kids get in on the action too with a new Tyax 24 with a 2x drivetrain, kid tuned suspension fork, standard 24″ wheels and tires, and a light weight build at $599.

Or, there are two new plus options with the Argus 20 and Argus 24. Each is fitted wtih 3.0″ wide tires, disc brakes, and a 1x drivetrain at $449 and $499 respectively.

Mongoose is also making a concerted effort to get back to their BMX roots with the affordable new Title Series. Including all of the various sizes for aspiring BMX racers, the Title Series will run from $229 to $249 making BMX racing for your child more realistic for parents on a budget.

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James Fryer
5 years ago

Ok. I can take the fat fixie, I can. This industry has thrown worse at me. But a $500 bike with solid axles and safety tabs on those solid axles? That’s too much. You must now stop.

Kyle Gisbert
5 years ago
Reply to  James Fryer

What’s more amazing is the fact they afforded those tires at that pricepoint.

fred
fred
5 years ago

the gravel bikes look nice.

Frank
Frank
5 years ago

Mongoose’s own reputation in the fat bike world proceeds them: the Dolomite. How are we supposed to take a company who will put out $#!+ like that seriously?

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

The Guide looks like a knock-off version of the Trek 920.

Josh
Josh
5 years ago
Reply to  Steve

That is the first thing I thought of, but hey they have been knocking of trek for years remember their y bike knock offs

Toddre
Toddre
5 years ago
Reply to  Josh

Mongoose’s Y bike was licensed from Trek back in the day

Jonathan
5 years ago

The Maurice looks wonderful. (Is it chromoly?) I’ve been running Horizons on my singlespeed since last fall. It’s a great setup. The Maurice Plus will be a fun bike.

Jim E.
Jim E.
5 years ago

The 20×3″ and 24×3″ tires make a lot of sense for kids just learning to ride rougher terrain.

Carl Sweeney
Carl Sweeney
5 years ago

Any idea when the Mongoose Guide will be realeased for sale?

Agustin
Agustin
4 years ago

The moongose guide 2018 is an excellent one. The only thing i really dont get is the weight… Why couldnt they make it around 10 kg. I would’ve been a game changer.

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