The $549 Mongoose Switchback Expert Review

So those sandy beaches, wet paths and snowy hills are no match for you and this amazing fat tire bicycle. Reach new heights and travel further than ever before, thanks to this Mongoose bike. Comfort and safety are two key considerations for any bike ride, and Mongoose fat tire bikes excel in both departments. The wider tires act as natural shock absorbers, providing a smoother, more comfortable ride even over bumpy trails. This also reduces the impact on your joints, making it easier to enjoy longer rides.

The Mongoose Switchback Expert is an aluminum hardtail mountain bike with 100mm of suspension travel up front. It has eight speeds and 29er wheels with 2.25″ wide tires. The hydraulic disc brakes are a more powerful upgrade over the mechanical mongoose dirt bike brakes on the Switchback Comp, though generally speaking they’re not as easy to maintain or repair. This bike comes with the same features as the other Mongoose models, only this one is made for kids (ages six and up) as well as adults.

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It’s rare to see a bike in this price range offered in four sizes—small through extra large—rather than just one or two sizes. Like more expensive bikes, the Mongoose Switchback Expert specs smaller 27.5″ diameter wheels on size small bikes and 29er wheels on larger sizes. To find the right size, check that you can stand over the bike with at least an inch or more between your crotch and the top tube. Then, check that the seat can be set about even with your hip while standing beside the bike. I tested a size extra large and found it’s a pretty close fit, though even at full extension the saddle is a bit short for me. Plus, with Mongoose, you also have the option to customize your bike.

There is nothing you can’t do on a Mongoose and almost nowhere you can’t go on the Malus. Their fat tires do an exceptional job of dispersing weight and maintaining balance, making them perfect for snowy winter rides. Similarly, for beach rides in the height of summer, these bikes are able to traverse sandy terrains with ease, something many standard mountain bikes struggle with. This gives riders the freedom to enjoy cycling year-round, making a Mongoose fat tire bike a versatile investment.

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The bike has a clean, modern look thanks to internal cable routing and a short 40mm stem with medium-wide, 720mm bars. The geometry is fairly modern for a department store bike, with a 66.5° head tube angle and a 75° seat tube angle. Specifications are subject to change without notice.All bike and frame weights are based off pre-production painted frames. Weights may vary in final production.Jamis is not responsible for typos or misprints.