Dual-Suspension Entry Level Mountain Bike – Mongoose Status 3.0, (26-Inch Wheels)

This Mongoose is a great dual-suspension entry level mountain bike, it is one of the biggest bang for the buck. It has what it takes for any rider who needs a bike for trail riding. You not only get a double suspension, but also great Promax double disc brakes and deep V Arrow wheels on one beautiful, strong and durable frame.

The components are good quality for the price, with SR Suntour front shock, standard Shimano Derailleurs Altus, which would cost loads more, if you put the bike up yourself. The full suspension frame gives maximum comfort at the optimum performance, along with SR suspension fork created take on the bumps impact for comfortable ride and better control over tough terrain.

Meanwhile, the 24-speed Shimano trigger shifters provide easy gear shifting during riding. Furthermore, the Status 3.0′s front and rear disc brakes offer an effective sure stopping power. Additionally, it features a Shimano rear derailleur, which works for any kind of riding, alloy rims, quick-release hubs (front and rear), an oversized threadless headset, a Suntour crank, and alloy pedals.  Mongoose Status 3.0 is one of the most popular qualities for beginners that you will find for under $500.

Features for Mongoose Status 3.0 Entry Level Mountain Bike

  • Dual-suspension with full suspension frame
  • SR suspension fork
  • Shimano 24-speed, trigger shifters
  • Shimano rear derailleur
  • Promax rront and rear disc brakes
  • Suntour crank and alloy pedals


The assembly of the bike is very easy, you need to mount the front tire, the handle, and the pedals. The disc brakes and derailleurs need to be properly adjusted. If you are not very technical person, it is recommended to have it checked by some expert hands and let them do the fine tuning. It needs to be done before you take the bike for ride.

Most of the customers noted that the bike ride is quite smooth and comfortable. The brakes are quite good. Some customers thought the seat is not bad, however, there are some complaints that noted the seat was a bit hard. However, you may change it if you don’t like it. The Shimano 24-speed gear works nicely, good rims and tires, and a superb frame for the price. After all, the parts and quality you receive for this price is excellent.

There are also some complaints about the frame, that it is a bit heavy for carrying. This is definitely something you should consider when looking for a bike. However, it is sturdy and well made.

If you ride in gravel and novice trails, you will enjoy the ride. You can do small jumps too, but if you do from medium to rough trails with ups and downs, side ride, the shocks are too soft and you begin losing control.