Mongoose Hitch

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43.0, 40 lbs
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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.

Bottom line

Like Mongoose’s other budget fatbikes, the Hitch offers a low-cost option made possible by compromises on componentry. And like the Dolomite and Malus, a lot of buyers bought into the Hitch with plans to replace most of the parts and create a custom ride. This could be an option for you - if you want to experience the big fun of riding through snow, mud and broken trails, and you’re not afraid to upgrade and replace as you go.

Expert Reviews

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Mongoose Hitch Snow Ride

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User Ratings

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