I bought a Mongoose D40, well when they first came out, and it has been sitting in the shed for about 4-5 years now. I am fixing to start back to school and also do a little bit of trail riding, and I dont really want to pay 500 for another bike. So, what kind of upgrades do I need to do to this bike to make it top notch. I am fixing to take it to the shop this week or next and me being bike illiterate, I want to go in prepared and knowing what I need and want. I dont know anything about "retro" fitting so thats why I am coming to you guys for your help. Help me make my old bike a great bike at a good budget. SO anyone and everyone give me some ideas and advice. Posted by Dmitchell028 a 25 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Mongoose D40R from oneida on 02/01/08
Re: Mongoose D40 upgrade help!!!
TUNE-UP: Clean, lube chain, shifters/brake cables, seat post/clamp, brake boss and pedals; adjust shifter (derailleurs)/brake cables. Test shifting and braking. Check and adjust rear shock. True wheels.
REPAIR/MAINTENANCE: Clean and repack: headset, cranks (bottom bracket), hubs and pivot points; clean rim brake surfaces with light sanding - 200 grit.
REPLACE: Tires/tubes, front shock and brake pads.
SAVE MONEY and TROUBLE: Invest on a used entry level mountain bike. Check the above prices at your LBS and be surprised. Posted by Ghostshifter a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Weyless SP Stock from Guam on 02/01/08
don't spend any money on it unless you need new tires, tubes, brake pads or seat. the D40 was a venture by Pacific, which branded their Pacific bike with the Mongoose brand. Now Mongoose has mtn bikes that sell for $3,000, but those are the bike shop ones that are only available at LBS. Therefore it would be a waste to spend any money to upgrade your bike. Just ride it and save up for a better ride. Putting money into that bike is like putting money into a 6 year old computer, in the long run its cheaper to buy a new one with new parts. Posted by Mongoose a 67 year old riding a Bullit from Hwy 2 on 02/02/08