Mongoose Grudge

78/100
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Weight
33.13 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

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

13 reasons to buy

  • This oversized BMX was great fun, for big kids and adults.
  • With coordinated blue accessories and gumwall tires, the Grudge looked good.
  • Bikelifers found the Grudge easy to wheelie.
  • Owners said the Grudge was a comfortable and smooth ride.
  • With plump 2.35” tires, the Grudge rode plush.
  • BMX enthusiasts loved the 1” thick aluminum, double-wall rims.
  • Adults up to and over 6ft loved riding the Grudge.
  • At it’s initial asking price, Grudge owners felt they got their money’s worth.
  • Simple assembly took from ½ to 1 hour.
  • The frame and build felt durable and solid.
  • Welds and gussetry were of a surprisingly high quality.
  • An old-school quill stem gave taller riders a range in height adjustment.
  • For a solid steel frame, some owners saw the 33lb heft as lightweight.

9 reasons not to buy

  • General consensus was that the stock saddle was hard and uncomfortable.
  • Several riders found the front caliper brake to be weak.
  • Plastic brake levers didn’t impress many riders.
  • Stock pedals weren’t loved. They were often swapped out.
  • From some outlets, the Grudge was considered to be overpriced.
  • Some owners noted the need to grease bearings on new Grudges.
  • The generic BMX manual wasn’t helpful to beginner home mechanics.
  • Grips could be hard on the palms.
  • One buyer received a bent fork.

Bottom line

Many owners were blown away with the Grudge, which was seen as a good entry-level 26” BMX. Enthusiasts described it as being surprisingly durable and sturdy. It was seen as having “lots of potential”, with room for low-cost upgrades. Some low-end parts were expected for the dirt-cheap asking price. BMXers often swapped out the saddle, brakes and pedals. Maintenance and modifications took minimal effort and expense. Once upgraded, this could be one to hold on to.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews
Florida Bikes and Gear
Level 1 expert

Mongoose Grudge, 26″ BMX on a Budget

Level 1 expert

Less than half the price of it’s closest competitors… it handled everything a beginner would throw at it, easily… I recommend this bike for kids getting into BMX, as a first cruiser or for Moms and Dads under 6 foot that want a bike that has the look and feel of a BMX… Perfect for mild tricks and pounding neighborhoods…

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Jufforia
Level 1 expert

Mongoose Grudge 26” BMX – Wheelie Test + Review

Level 1 expert

Definitely wheelie-able… at the asking price, brand new, it’s worth it. But you’re gonna have to replace some parts, you feel me? …It’s heavy as ****.

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Old SE Rider 78
Level 1 expert

Here Comes The Grudge!..Mongoose’s Budget 26 inch BMX Cruiser

Level 1 expert

Super-nice bike for the money. I highly recommend it if you just want … something to go bar-hopping on or a cruiser… A couple things you will need to do is… replace the brakes and the saddle…

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Old SE Rider 78
Level 1 expert

Mongoose Grudge 1 Year Update

Level 1 expert

No problems… Absolutely, a fun bike. Still highly recommend it. It’s a great bike.

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Johnny Sinsun
Level 1 expert

Mongoose Grudge 26er

Level 1 expert

This is a dope bike… the handlebars are real wide… that’s dope… The seat’s a little uncomfortable… you might wanna replace that… All-in-all, for [this price], you got a 26” BMX. Highly recommend this bike.

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User Ratings

78/100 based on 134 ratings
  • 5 star
    53%
  • 4 star
    16%
  • 3 star
    10%
  • 2 star
    7%
  • 1 star
    13%

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