Mongoose Tyax

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Summary of Reviews

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

13 reasons to buy

  • The Tyax is available with 27.5" and 29" wheels and tires to suit a wide range of riders.
  • The aluminum frame is durable.
  • The Tektro hydraulic disc brakes engage quickly.
  • The 100mm SR Suntour fork and other entry-level components make this bike best for beginner mountain bikers.
  • The bike's tires arrive tubeless-ready.
  • Drivetrains on Tyax models shift smoothly. All builds use Shimano or SRAM drivetrains.
  • The lock-on grips are comfortable for most.
  • Testers agree the bike is well packaged to prevent it from being damaged in shipping.
  • Assembly is an easy process and takes less than an hour for most users.
  • The Tyax comes ready to internally route a dropper post.
  • The geometry of the bike places riders in a position that makes it easy to maneuver through tight terrain.
  • The Tyax is light compared to other entry-level mountain bikes.
  • Users agree this is an affordable mountain bike.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Users found the frame was scratched when it arrived.
  • The bike arrived with bike creaks and makes a lot of noise compared to other bikes, according to one tester.
  • The bike runs small in size. Test riders suggest sizing up if you are between sizes.
  • The chain jumps. A chain guide may help prevent this.

Bottom line

The Mongoose Tyax is an entry-level hardtail mountain bike. It is lighter than other beginner mountain bikes. The bike rides well on singletrack with its front suspension fork. The Tyax comes ready to route a dropper post and with tubeless-ready tires, for riders looking to make upgrades that can improve the bike's performance. The hydraulic disc brakes work well. The bike shifts crisply. Mongoose uses Shimano drivetrains on each build. Some users found the bike noisy. The chain can jump out of place, as it does not have a chain guide.

Expert Reviews

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**Brand New** 2020 Mongoose Tyax Comp, Build and Test Ride!

The bike did really well.

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User Ratings

86/100 based on 64 ratings
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