Words & Photography: Vineet Sharma
Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine Rating: 3/5 | Also Fetaured in ISSUE 10 – July 2012
Mongoose Ritual Street is built on bomb proof 4130 Chromoly frame with Manitou Circus Comp fork and features 28 x 12t singlespeed drivetrain with 48-spline tubular chromoly cranks. Though not as light as Trek Ticket Stub, but this bike is not going anywhere for the rest of the life. The horizontal dropouts are solid and come with a hanger if you wish to hook up gears.
The bike feels smooth and well balanced in air but one has to get used to the bike weight to enjoy. The good part is you can easily upgrade the bike as you progress and make the bike lighter if the weight really matters. The heavy duty half link chain which reduced the risk of chain breakage is another plus point along with the tubular CroMo 3 piece crankset.
The color scheme and the graphics on the bike definitely look attractive. The package also includes Mongoose PryBar hooked with Mongoose Capless Ahead BMX stem. Tektro alloy brake levers are equipped with Jagwire cables and Sanfu Simmple grips that will not let you down. The Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotor are stock but may not be the best option in long run.
The 26 X 2.3 Sanfu Knob Job in front and Rim Job tire at rear with wraparound pattern are perfect for this bike as they are engineered for flatland, parks and street riding. The Jalco DDZ anodized 32 holes rims with Formula disc hubs are a great combination.
Everything about this bike is solid. The frame is built to last and if you are new to the sport or just want a budget dirt jump/street bike with decent components, then this is it! Mongoose Ritual Street is tagged at 40,000 INR and is being imported by Track and Trail.