Mongoose Switchback 1996 Technical specs and features

Brand Mongoose
Model Switchback
First production 1996
Bike category Mountain Bike
Bike sub-category Mountain Without Suspension
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Parts And Accessories Mongoose Switchback Parts   
Available Sizes - 14 (inches) / 35.56 (cm)
- 14 (inches)
- 16 (inches) / 40.64 (cm)
- 16 (inches)
- 18 (inches) / 45.72 (cm)
- 18 (inches)
- 20 (inches) / 50.8 (cm)
- 20 (inches)
- 22 (inches) / 55.88 (cm)
- 22 (inches)
- womens 17 (inches)
- womens 19 (inches)

Wheels And Breaking System

Bike front tire26 X 1.95 (inches) Mongoose MTB Blackwall
Bike rear tireNot Available
Bike wheel size26 (inches) Wheels
Brakeset type Mongoose 3-finger Alloy Levers
Shimano Altus Brakes
Hubs for disc brakesNot Available
Rims manufacturer 36-hole
Weinmann 4019
Spoke nipples typeBrass Nipples
Spoke wheel 2.0 (millimeters) Straight Gauge

Frame and Body Specifications

Frame materialsChromoly Main Triangle and hi-tensile Steel Rear Stays
Frame typeTIG-welded Steel
Handlebar constructionMongoose Flat
Handlebar extenderOptional
Handlebar stem detailsMongoose Comfort Rise
Headset size1 (inches) YST 8002

Gearing Specs

Bicycle chain 1/2 X 3/32 (inches)
Bottom bracket shell width68 (millimeters) English
Bottom bracket type110 (millimeters) Spindle
Crankset parts and sizes 24/32/38 Teeth
Shimano Altus
Gear shift leversGrip Shift MRX-100
Rear gear set 11 - 28 Teeth

Mongoose Switchback Fork System Data

Derailleur (Front) Top-pull and clamp-on 28.6 (millimeters)
Shimano Altus Top-swing
Derailleur (Rear)Shimano AceraX
Fork material Unicrown Crown
Fork typeMongoose

Other Specs of Mongoose Switchback

Component group setsShimano Altus C90
Available colors - Black
- brushed
- matte green and blazing blue fade
Weight 29.2
Pedals detailsMongoose Resin
Rear shock absorberNot Available
Saddle seatMongoose Comfort Mountain
Seat post extension 26.2 (millimeters) Diameter
Mongoose Alloy Micro-adjust

Mongoose Switchback bike review

Mongoose produced the Switchback bike in 1996 and can be classified as a Mountain bike bicycle, this exact model costs in american market arround $339.00.
Switchback bike is available in many sizes such as 14 (inches), 16 (inches), 18 (inches), 20 (inches), 22 (inches), womens 17 (inches) and womens 19 (inches).
Mongoose Mountain bike Switchback can be found in a few colors, among these colors Black, brushed and matte green and blazing blue fade .
This bike is equiped with 26 x 1.95" Mongoose MTB blackwall tires and Steel spoke wheel while the rims are manufactured by Weinmann 4019, 36-hole. Mongoose equiped this exact model with Shimano Altus brakes, Mongoose 3-finger alloy levers braking system .
To guarantee the comfiest ride Mongoose used Chromoly main triangle/hi-tensile steel rear stays material for the frame. Mongoose flat high strength material is used on the handlebar of this Switchback to ensure the perfect handling while the stems are made of Mongoose Comfort rise.
For the smoothest biking experience Shimano Altus , 24/32/38 teeth is used on this bicycle linked to KMC IG-31 chain that is easily replaceable as stated by Mongoose, the whole system is connected to a high reliability Grip Shift MRX-100 gear shift levers.