Mongoose Elroy

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Mongoose Elroy. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

8 reasons to buy

  • For its rock-bottom price, the Elroy was seen as great value.
  • This frame has many bosses for mounting cages, racks and multiple bottles.
  • Shimano Tourney gearing struck owners as a solid entry-level choice.
  • Owners reported riding long tours without problems.
  • Owners said the Elroy’s Microshift shifters were a pleasure to use.
  • Wide and comfortable 47c tires come stock on the Elroy.
  • Internal cable routing keeps the bike neat.
  • The Elroy comes kit with a partial frame bag that suits day rides.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Elroy is only available in one size of 54cm.
  • At 30lbs, the Elroy is no light-weight.
  • The Elroy's chain sometimes broke after short distances.
  • A number of riders reported tubes exploding, due to malformed tires.
  • Mechanical disc brakes were weak, even after professional adjustment.

Bottom line

Owners felt the Elroy was impressive for the low upfront cost. It was rideable with stock components, including a Shimano Tourney drivetrain. A large number of eyelets and bosses sets up riders with triple bottle cage mounts and multiple locations to mount cargo. Quality of the budget tires was hit and miss, with some buyers experiencing tube blowouts (not flats). Brakes were sometimes replaced. A very versatile entry-level bikepacking bike, with an undeniably utilitarian frame.

Expert Reviews

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ACE Bike Media
Level 1 expert

Best Value!? Mongoose Elroy Bike Review

Level 1 expert

Overall, the bike is super-impressive for this price range… It’s got a budget drivetrain but it’s pretty smooth… The stock brakes were really bad… but they’re pretty easy to upgrade… the bike is really heavy.

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Level 1 expert

New Mongoose Elroy Adventure Touring Bike Walk-Around w/ Commentary

Level 1 expert

We’ve got a Shimano Tourney groupset. It shifts well. What more could you ask for?.. It’s got a good set of tires that I’ve been very happy with… seat’s comfy, handlebar positioning’s comfy… I’ve been very happy with the bike.

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User Ratings

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