Mongoose Salvo

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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.

Bottom line

The Mongoose Salvo is an affordable mountain bike. It is a full suspension bike with 110mm of travel in the rear and 100mm of travel upfront. It has a durable aluminum frame. The bike has internally routed cables, hydraulic disc brakes and a threaded bottom bracket. All of these fine features impressed users. The bike is available with the choice of 27.5” or 29” wheels. The shocks are adjustable, ensuring the bike is not just the best fit in size but also fits their riding style. The bike is not without flaw. Riders found the bike difficult to assemble and several users experienced shifting issues.

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User Ratings

78/100 based on 11 ratings
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