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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Mongoose Hitch. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
5 reasons to buy
- A lot of owners enjoyed customizing the Mongoose Hitch and using the frameset as a base for upgrades.
- Users got a hoot out of running the Hitch through snow, mud, rubble and sand.
- More than one reviewer found this bike easy to assemble.
- The bright red paint-job was a big draw for buyers.
- Even more than other factors, it’s the low price that brings most riders to the Hitch.
9 reasons not to buy
- Mongoose’s Hitch is besieged by low-grade componentry.
- As is the case on other Mongoose fatbikes, the gripshift is criticized for slippage and oversensitivity.
- Brakes were seen as underpowered, with owners experiencing rubbing, wobble and occasional disengagement. There is a known issue of the front brake’s disc rubbing on the front hub.
- Experts said the bottom bracket was not well sealed and allowed dirt to enter.
- The seatpost was difficult to adjust and hard to keep in place.
- Total freewheel failure sometimes occurred after a few months.
- The seven gear drivetrain was felt to be limiting.
- Axle bearings sometimes arrived severely overtightened.
- Packaging damage was infrequent, with bent forks and chipped paint occurring.