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    Advice Required on a Mongoose Crossway 450 Disc 2009 Hybrid Bike please. Rep to anyone who can help :-)

    Hi all,

    the summer is on its way and I want to buy a new bike. I know the real basics about bikes but I am way off being an expert. Well anyway after looking online for a few hours I've taken a liking to the Mongoose Crossway 450 Disc 2009 Hybrid bike.

    Its £361.99 from Evans Cycles less 10% with a discount code.

    evanscycles.com/pro…379

    The link is above which includes the spec for the bike. I was hoping someone might be able to give me their opinion on the bike and whether its worth the money or not? I have searched for reviews on it but there seems to be a very limited number.

    Rep to anyone who can offer some helpful advice :-)

    Thanks in advance :-)

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    Original Poster

    ]http//ww…379

    A direct link is above.

    http://www.evanscycles.com/product_image/image/a05/a73/857/33971/large/mongoose-crossway-450-disc-2009-hybrid-bike.jpg

    just no. no no no. This bike has awful components, especially the front suspension forks. Let me find a better one for you.....btw what size frame are you after?

    Original Poster

    Cheers for comments mate, was looking more for a hybrid bike than a mountain bike.

    Frame size ideally needs to be 22 inch as i'm 6 foot 2.

    What about this one? ]http//ww…398

    rep added by the way :thumbsup:

    scream85;5107876

    Cheers for comments mate, was looking more for a hybrid bike than a … Cheers for comments mate, was looking more for a hybrid bike than a mountain bike.Frame size ideally needs to be 22 inch as i'm 6 foot 2.What about this one? ]http://www.evanscycles.com/products/saracen/intent-2009-hybrid-bike-ec018398rep added by the way :thumbsup:



    Ooo that was the one i was trying to find. definatly that one, the saracen build quality is great, and the components are fantastic. and its a nice colour!! id go for that one. I have a saracen myself and for the price you cant beat it.


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    Ooo that was the one i was trying to find. definatly that one, the … Ooo that was the one i was trying to find. definatly that one, the saracen build quality is great, and the components are fantastic. and its a nice colour!! id go for that one. I have a saracen myself and for the price you cant beat it.Rep added back!



    Cheers dude :thumbsup:

    One thing, they only have bike in 20 inch frame. Do u think it will make all that difference, as 21 / 22 would have probably been better suited, but i do like the bike!

    scream85;5107947

    Cheers dude :thumbsup:One thing, they only have bike in 20 inch frame. Do … Cheers dude :thumbsup:One thing, they only have bike in 20 inch frame. Do u think it will make all that difference, as 21 / 22 would have probably been better suited, but i do like the bike!



    best thing will be to try it, the saddle will be able to be raised so it shouldnt be too much of a problem. do you live near an evans?

    Original Poster

    Sheep87;5108067

    best thing will be to try it, the saddle will be able to be raised so it … best thing will be to try it, the saddle will be able to be raised so it shouldnt be too much of a problem. do you live near an evans?



    Unfortunately not :-( i live in norwich, nearest one to me is about 90 miles lol. like you say the saddle is always adjustable. maybe i can find one in another cycle shop local to me and try it there :thumbsup:

    thats a shame, i live right next to the main shop lol. If you try a 20-21" frame at bike shop, it will give you an idea, as it will be similar, especially if you try a saracen. Try halfords, just go in and jump on one!

    Have you tried a Rayleigh Chopper in Purple with a large swinging ariel on the back seat:whistling:

    scream85;5107497

    ]http://www.evanscycles.com/products/mongoose/crossway-450-disc-2009-hybrid-bike-ec017379A direct link is above.




    Strangely enough, i was looking at this bike today and have just logged on to source some reviews........i'm 6ft 3 and thought the XL frame looked great for size and since im not wanting a mountain bike i thought this looked and felt very good value for the money.

    Sheep87, What exactly is wrong with the forks etc that i should avoid. Oh and it is for sale in the Glasgow store for £309.

    Appreciate that this a 'deals' forum, but if you are going to Halfords have a look at their Boardman Hybrids as they are getting storming reviews. Quality piece of kit.

    The Mongoose is £348 delivered here ....Evans prob still cheaper with 10% code though....

    luvbikes.com/pro…915

    I'm now looking at this from Halfords, any opinions?

    halfords.com/web…534

    I have been looking for a hybrid bike for a 5mile commute and the Kona Dew was recommended to me by Evans in Manchester. It is currently on sale at £299 reduced from £359.

    evanscycles.com/pro…dew

    It is white but looks better than it does in the picture!

    Thinking of making a purchase soon unless there any thoughts/feedback on this one?

    Have you looked at Edinburgh bicycle co-op?
    I was directed to their site about 18months ago via hotukdeals and we've bought 2 bikes since. Check out edinburghbicycle.com/ebw…528
    Saving of about £100 at the mo.
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