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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Mongoose Salvo. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
11 reasons to buy
- The Mongoose Salvo is an affordable mountain bike.
- 110mm of travel in the Horst-Link suspension set up and 100mm of travel in the fork absorb trail impacts on the bike.
- The Salvo is available with 29” or 27.5” wheels and tires. This allows riders to get a bike that best meets their riding needs.
- Shimano hydraulic disc brakes are responsive on the Comp and Expert models of the Salvo.
- Riders were pleased to find that the Salvo’s shocks can be adjusted.
- The bike’s aluminum frame is durable.
- The SRAM drivetrain on the Mongoose Salvo Comp allows riders to shift smoothly as they ride trails.
- Knobby Kenda, Xposure or Maxxis tires offer riders traction on each model of the bike.
- The bike is available in three or four sizes, depending on the model, to fit a wide range of riders. The Comp model is available in three sizes and the Expert, Trail and Sport models come in four sizes.
- The bike’s threaded bottom bracket is easy to maintain.
- Users were pleased that the bike has internally routed cables.
3 reasons not to buy
- Riders found the bike difficult to assemble. Tools were not included with the bike and some users were missing instructions.
- The bike can get stuck in a single gear easily. This frustrated testers.
- Mongoose’s Salvo has an uncomfortable seat.