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The 2010 Tyax Elite is a performance hardtail mountain bike from Mongoose's 2010 lineup and is a step up from the Tyax Sport.

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Pros

Relatively lightweight, especially for this price point

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Brakes and fork work well to retain control on descents

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Hydraulic disc brakes not typically found at this price point

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Fork's shock absorption is better than average quality for this price, and also uses hydraulic damping

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Fork rarely bottoms out

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Cons

Rear stays are rigid and this makes the ride less comfortable over time

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Included tires lack mud-gripping capabilities necessary for all-mountain or wet trail riding

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Headset develops knocking sound/movement over time

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The 2010 Tyax Elite is a performance hardtail mountain bike from Mongoose's 2010 lineup and is a step up from the Tyax Sport.  The bike is designed with a formed aluminum frame, Suntour fork, and FSA Alpha Drive crankset.  It features a drivetrail made with a combination of Shimano, SRAM, and Suntour parts.  The 2010 Tyax Elite includes a Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc braking system for braking performance.  It also offers Alex rims, Kenda Komoda tires, and Formula alloy hubs.  The bike has a suggested retail price of $650.

Features/Specs
  • Frame: Mongoose 6061 formed aluminum, Zero Stack head tube and replaceable hanger
  • Fork: Suntour XCR RL mag crown and lower, 100mm travel, preload and rebound adjust w/ remote lock out
  • Crankset/Chainwheel: FSA Alpha Drive forged alloy (22/32/42T)
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA sealed cartridge
  • Pedals: Alloy platform
  • Front Derailleur: Suntour XCM202
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X5
  • Shifters: SRAM X4 triggers 24 speed
  • CDG Set: Shimano HG30 11-32T, 8-speed cassette
  • Chain: KMC Z72
  • Rims: Alex TD24 disc specific double wall
  • Front Hub: Formula Disc Alloy QR 32H
  • Rear Hub: Formula Disc Alloy QR and freehub 32H
  • Spokes: 14G stainless
  • Tires: 26x2.1 Kenda Komodo black skinwall
  • Front Brake: Tektro Auriga Comp Hydraulic Disc w/ 160 mm rotors
  • Rear Brake: Tektro Auriga Comp Hydraulic Disc w/ 160 mm rotors
  • Brake Levers: Promax Hydraulic
  • Handlebar: Mongoose alloy riser 31.8x30x635 mm (XS, S) 685 mm (M, L, XL)
  • Stem: Mongoose alloy 31.8 x 90 mm (S & M) 110 mm (L, XL)
  • Headset: 1 1/8" Zero Stack
  • Grips: Mongoose Dual density Kraton
  • Saddle: Mongoose XC Elite
  • Seat Post: Mongoose alloy w/ micro adjust clamp
  • Seat Clamp: Mongoose Alloy QR
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