Mongoose’s new Guide bikes are all-road, bikepacking machines without the steep cost

Designed for long days in the saddle and fully loaded touring

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. 

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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 bag
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Mongoose Guide features

  • Tectonic T2 aluminum frame
  • 29 x 1.75in tires
  • Stash Pack frame bag
  • Relaxed geometry
  • Internal cable routing
  • 2-ring drivetrain
  • Disc brakes
  • Sizes: 52, 54, 56, 58cm

Mongoose Guide Expert

Mongoose’s Guide series is for dirt road exploration and bikepacking
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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 forks
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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 drivetrain
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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. 

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Promax cable-actuated disc brakes slow the WTB STP i19 wheels and wire-bead Kenda Slant Six 29 x 1.75in tires.

  • $899, UK and Australian pricing TBD