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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 http://www.phm.gov.au/hsc/bike/

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...