Mongoose's new Guide bikes are all-road, bikepacking machines without the steep cost
Mongoose has released a new line of bikes called Guide built for commuting, gravel (or all road, or groad) riding and bikepacking. Three models are available and they all roll on 29 x 1.75in tires for capability on and off the pavement.
In addition to the wider tires, the geometry of the Guide series is a bit more relaxed and upright for long days in the saddle and fully loaded touring.
There’s plenty of room inside the front triangle for a large frame bagRussell Eich / Immediate Media
Mongoose Guide features
Tectonic T2 aluminum frame
29 x 1.75in tires
Stash Pack frame bag
Internal cable routing
Sizes: 52, 54, 56, 58cm
Mongoose Guide Expert
Mongoose’s Guide series is for dirt road exploration and bikepackingCourtesy
At the top of the line, the Guide Expert comes with a carbon fork and 12mm thru-axles on both ends. Providing the push to the horizon is a Shimano 2×11-speed 105 drivetrain spun by FSA Gossamer cranks. The gearing is 48/32 x 11-32.
WTB STP i19 wheels are on board and wrapped with Kenda Slant Six 29 x 1.75in tires. Shimano BR-RS805 flat-mount disc brakes provide the stopping power.
$1,799, UK and Australian pricing TBD
Mongoose Guide Comp
The top two Mongoose Guide bikes come with hydraulic Shimano disc brakes and carbon thru-axle forksCourtesy
The Guide Comp slots into the middle of the range. A mix of Shimano Sora and Tiagra derailleurs powered by FSA Omega cranks make up the 2×10-speed gearing with a range of 48/32 x 11-32.
Shimano hydraulic BR-S405 flat-mount disc brakes provide control for the WTB STP i19 wheels with Kenda Slant Six 29 x 1.75in tires.
$1,299, UK and Australian pricing TBD
Mongoose Guide Sport
The base model Guide Sport features cable-actuated disc brakes and an 18-speed Shimano drivetrainCourtesy
The Guide series starts with the Sport.
Drivetrain duties bump down from its more expensive siblings with a Shimano Sora 2×9 drivetrain and Samox cranks.
Interestingly, even with less gearing, the range is a bit broader with 48/32 chainrings and a 11-34 cassette.
Promax cable-actuated disc brakes slow the WTB STP i19 wheels and wire-bead Kenda Slant Six 29 x 1.75in tires.