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Mongoose Made a Carbon Road Frame?(5 posts)

Mongoose Made a Carbon Road Frame?LuckyLyndy
Feb 23, 2002 11:53 AM
Did Mongoose make an all carbon IBOC road frame in the 90's?
Was it lugged? Or was it only a carbon fork and seat stays?
Was there ever a review of it?
they didlonefrontranger
Feb 23, 2002 2:04 PM
I believe it was all carbon with carbon lugs. There was a Louisville, KY Cat 1 team that raced on them in 97-98. We promoted a spring series in Cincinnati that a lot of those guys came to.

We have a nice photo of one busted in half in our Spring Series photo gallery. The rider got run into a curb, and the top tube / down tube both sheared. The only thing holding it together was the cables.
re: Mongoose Made a Carbon Road Frame?Akirasho
Feb 24, 2002 8:02 AM
Mongoose made a monocoque carbon fiber IBOC frame in the mid nineties though I'm unsure if it ever saw production.

This bike was reviewed in an old issue of "Bicycle Guide/Bicyclist" magazine... I cannot remember the issue.

This of course is not the bike, but it's frame resembled this layout

We abide.

Remain In Light.
the carbon lugged double diamond frame was ...lonefrontranger
Feb 24, 2002 10:22 AM
a production IBOC frameset that the public could get their hands on, not the superbikes they built for the Olympics (boy was that ever a money pit).

I think the original post was asking about the road frame (?). I know they sold them in bike shops, but they just weren't that popular. The Mongoose Cat 1 team had them, and you could buy them from Clarksville Schwinn, but I never really saw them elsewhere. Something about Mongoose being such a BMX oriented marketing image, no doubt.

I'll see if this photo upload works - this is what's left of Willie Geoghan's bike from the Cincinnati Financial Crit, April '97; note the large hunk of turf jammed under the saddle:
and another shot from the side:lonefrontranger
Feb 24, 2002 10:24 AM
Here's the shot where you see it was an IBOC frame...