I wanted a hybrid as my Hercules thriller was wearing down my knees quickly on the small hills of Hiranandani powai when cycling to work . It came down between Mongoose and Neo , and decided to go for Mongoose , felt a bit difficult(guilty of not supporting Indian brands) when selecting a phorein brand , but well I just liked it and got the mongoose just before cycle prices increased in April 2012 .
I stay at Dadar and ride alone , like riding to office in powai and back(approx 40km) , Panvel and back(approx 80km) and vashi back or nariman point and back.
One accident(my fault not a cycle issue) and 1500+ km later , here are my views .
The details of the Mongoose Crossway 250 can be found below , I got the “L” size and it’s a decent fit for me at 5 feet 10
No Offroading yet , but honestly the eastern expressway between sion to ghatkopar is anyways very bad mates .
My Aha momemt
It came on 14th July 2012 , was on the road that meets LBS after a left from eastern express at ghatkopar and a black maruti esteem rammed into me from my right side and I was thrown off the cycle , the cycle tumbled and skidded about 5-10 meters and had its handle misaligned , brakes jumbled , chain came out of the front derailleur housing and left side grip and pedal suffered bruises , I was more depressed than hurt as I thought my mongoose wont be the same again . In depression I hacked the the chain in place somehow (it was real badly entangled in the front derailleur housing) , realigned the handle/seat/mudguards/brakes, a bit shaken I started pedaling again !! but then came the aha moment , I was like didn’t I just have an accident or what !! the cycle just brushed it aside and also helped me brush the pain aside in that moment too , hence the motivation to praise it via the review while am nursing sore right side and shoulder pain and bruises . its really sturdy mates and amazingly agile love my Mongoose .
Where I got it from
I got the cycle from Narang Cycle shop at Amar Mahal , they have excellent range of cycles the current price is 20.3k , very nice shop and people and convenient for me as its on my way to office .
Request , Please reply with queries as I am sure am looking at obvious things and not at the real important stuff maybe , am thrilled with Mongoose Crossway 250 , the only guilt factor now … is
I am ignoring my Hercules thriller hahaha.
Disclaimer : These are my independent views on Mongoose Crossway 250 after driving for 1500+ km , please bear in mind that I am a cyclist at the lowest end of amateur cycling so please do take a test ride if possible to make a smart decision .