Mongoose Juneau

89/100
BikeRide Score
?
Where to buy
You get the best deals and we may get a commission. Learn More

BikeRide finds and shows you the best prices of the bikes you want to buy. Prices constantly change and it’s impossible to compare them all yourself.

We search for prices on over 120 bike retailers to guarantee that we find the lowest prices – to save you time and money.

It’s a promise we stand behind: If you find a lower price on a bike elsewhere, we will sell it to you for 10% less. For example, if you find a bike for $480 that we have listed at $500, we will offer you to buy it for $432 through BikeRide. The bike must be the same color and size, sold in the US and not include the use of a coupon.

If you find a lower price, email us at [email protected] with documentation of the price. We’re committed to making sure that the cost of a bike does not keep you from cycling!

Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
43 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

13 reasons to buy

  • The Mongoose Juneau is specced for entry-level fat bikers. It has 16 speeds, a Shimano drivetrain, mechanical disc brakes and a rigid frame.
  • The bike is easy to assemble. It comes with very clear instructions.
  • The Juneau is priced lower than its competitors.
  • Wide handlebars and tires provide riders with excellent stability over rough terrain.
  • The bike's disc brakes provide sufficient stopping power. They are mechanical and easier to maintain than hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Users agree the bike is attractive. Mongoose uses beautiful colors on the frame.
  • One user found the Juneau is capable of being used for bikepacking trips, with the addition of bags and a rack that attaches to the bike's seat post.
  • Massive 4” tires excel over sand, snow and trails. This bike can be used on most riding surfaces at any time of the year.
  • Running a lower air pressure in the fat tires can smooth out one’s ride over trail obstacles and improve traction.
  • The bearings are sealed. This keeps them clean of dirt and water.
  • The gear range allows riders to tackle climbs without an issue.
  • Mongoose states that the Juneau's single frame size fits riders from 5’4” to 6’1”.
  • Most testers found the bike shifts smoothly.

7 reasons not to buy

  • Several users found the frame welds, bottom bracket and cranks lacked durability.
  • Riders over 6’ found the bike too small.
  • Riders complained the seat is too narrow and hard.
  • The bottom bracket is noisy.
  • Frequent chain slap is annoying and damages the bike’s frame.
  • There are no mounts on the frame to attach a rack.
  • The Juneau does not come tubeless-ready.

Bottom line

The Mongoose Juneau is a fat bike with a slim price. Its 4” tires allow riders to pedal over sand, snow and dirt without issue. The bike comes in one size. Riders taller than 6’ find it small. The bottom bracket noise and chain slap both annoyed riders. Other issues, including faulty frame welds and poor crank durability, were common complaints.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews
Dave Raymond

Mongoose Juneau 26 Fat Tire Bike

It’s got an aluminum frame and fork, which makes it lightweight.

Visit full review

User Ratings

89/100 based on 135 ratings
  • 5 star
    73%
  • 4 star
    14%
  • 3 star
    5%
  • 2 star
    1%
  • 1 star
    6%

Your Rating

Have you tried the bike? Join or Sign in and add your rating.

Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories