Mongoose Switch

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Summary of Reviews

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

7 reasons to buy

  • With 18” wheels, the Mongoose Switch suits older learner riders aged five to seven.
  • Training wheels are included.
  • Users were pleased the bike has both a coaster brake and handbrakes.
  • Pegs are included. Riders found these allowed them to do basic tricks.
  • The reflectors increase rider visibility on the bike.
  • The bike has an attractive frame that is primarily black, with flashy logos.
  • The Switch comes with a lifetime warranty.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The handbrakes need frequent adjustment and are unreliable.
  • Many users found the bike difficult to assemble with missing or damaged parts.
  • Tools are needed for assembly.
  • Many testers found the tires did not hold air well.
  • The Switch is heavy.

Bottom line

The Mongoose Switch is an entry-level children’s bike. It has 18” wheels and tires. It is best for kids ages five to seven. The tires do not easily hold air. The bike is black with attractive logos. It includes training wheels and pegs. Testers were pleased the bike has handbrakes and a coaster brake. Unfortunately, the handbrakes are not the easiest to adjust. Also, broken and missing parts were common.

Expert Reviews

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User Ratings

85/100 based on 1230 ratings
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