Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Wheel Hybrid Bike Review

Whether you just want to ride around the city or outdoors on forest roads, the Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Wheel Hybrid Bicycle is a great option for you. So, before you shop for lightweight hybrid bikes, you might want to know what this all-terrain hybrid bike has to offer.

Features and Specifications

Dual Sport Aluminum Frame

With its glossy all-black with a hint of metallic blue finish, the Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Wheel Hybrid Bicycle is one badass looking hybrid bike.

It has a dual sport aluminum frame with a front suspension fork, so you can confidently ride on both smooth, paved roads and dirt roads. The frame is available in three sizes:

Small frame

  • Rider height: 5’1” to 5’5”
  • Leg length: 31 to 33 inches

Medium frame

  • Rider height: 5’5” to 5’9”
  • Leg length: 32 to 33 inches

Large frame

  • Rider height: 5’9” to 6’0”
  • Leg length: 34 to 35 inches

Front Suspension Fork with Remote Lockout

It’s equipped with the SR Suntour NRX-D alloy steerer to tame any bumps and smooth the ride out. As part of its remote lockout mechanism, there’s a switch mounted on the left handlebar, so you lock and unlock the suspension fork without reaching down.

Shimano Tourney 24-Speed Gears

The Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Wheel Hybrid Bicycle has a 24-speed gear system and Shimano Acera SL-M310 shifters to help you to efficiently get around various terrains, from concrete roads to gravel roads and steep hills.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Hydraulic brakes provide better stopping power than rim brakes and mechanical disc brakes. For the Reform Comp, Mongoose used Shimano’s BR-M315 hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors to ensure a more stable and faster stopping power, with less noise and rattling.

Exposure DP-29 Tubeless-Ready Rims

The Exposure DP-29 Tubeless-Ready Rims will help the Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Wheel Hybrid Bicycle to roll quickly and smoothly. These “tubeless-ready” rims make sure the tires maintain the recommended internal air pressure, which is 30 TPI for this bike.

It has Kenda Happy Medium tires, which measure 700 x 40c (diameter x width). The center area of the tires allows you to ride this bike in a straight line, while the knobs on the outer edges provide great cornering control. These tires are best used on dry, paved roads and grounds consisting of grass.

Extra details:

  • Handlebar: KORE riser bar with 13mm rise and 690mm width
  • Stem: 3D Forged alloy stem (31.8mm)
  • Front and rear hubs: Xposure Alloy QR 32H
  • Spokes: 14G stainless steel
  • Pedals: plastic platform with reflector
  • Crank: Shimano M311 28/38/48T
  • Chain: KMC Z72, 8-speed
  • Bottom bracket: VP-BC73 cartridge
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Tourney TY-510
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Alivio M4000
  • Rear cog: Shimano HG31 11-32T 8-speed
  • Saddle: Mongoose Urban
  • Seat post: alloy 27.2 x 350mm

The Good

Dependable and Durable Tires

The Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Wheel Hybrid Bicycle has impressive tires. They corner and roll amazingly well on roads made of concrete, asphalt, solid dirt, gravel, and grass. Although they don’t work so great on sand and wet pavement.

One customer was able to take this bike on a 1200-mile trip—around the same distance from New York to Tampa, Florida—and the tires still have quite a bit of tread left.

Performs Well at Good Value

It’s easy to use, fast, durable, and rides well on or off road. It has a 24-speed gear system to give you more speed options, so you can find the “sweet spots” for each terrain you encounter. Also, the front suspension fork with remote lockout is responsive and smooths out road imperfections.

Available in Different Sizes

It’s good to know that the Reform Comp has three frame sizes to fit your needs, whether you’re 5 feet and 2 inches or 6 feet tall. When measuring your inseam, make sure to remove your footwear and stand up with your legs at least 6 to 8 inches apart.

If you’re taller than 6 feet, this might not be for you. Fortunately, you have plenty of options out there, such as the Giordano G7 Men’s Hybrid Bike.

Looking for a do-it-all commuter bike? The Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Wheel Hybrid Bicycle is perfect for the job.

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The Bad

Changing Gears Can Be Difficult

It will take time for you to get used to switching gears and know when to do it. Sometimes, it could even drive you nuts.

The truth is you don’t always need multiple gears to conquer that steep hill or zip through that road. A bike with 3-speed or 7-speed gears, such as the Brilliant Bikes Brilliant Bicycle Co – l-Train, is often enough to do the job.

Lacks Useful Accessories

The Reform Comp isn’t like the Retrospec Venus Dutch Step-Thru City Comfort Hybrid Bike that has a bell and a rear rack, which really comes in handy if you have a lot of stuff to bring with you. It also doesn’t have a headlight, taillight, and wheel reflectors for your nighttime rides.

Not for People on a Budget

If you’re looking for a cheap hybrid bike, you might want to look somewhere else. The Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Wheel Hybrid Bicycle isn’t one of them (well, depending on your idea of what’s cheap). The upside is the quality and performance of this bike seem to justify its price.

Who Is It For?

The Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Wheel Hybrid Bicycle lives up to its being a hybrid bike. You can use it on hills, gravel roads, cemented roads, and hardpack trails. So, this is perfect for the daily commuter and weekend off-road adventurer.

Conclusion

Amazing ride quality, durable construction, cool-looking appearance, good quality tires—the Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Wheel Hybrid Bicycle proves to be worth the buy. Like many hybrid bikes in its category, it’s bound to have its flaws, but it’s an overall good investment for casual riders and non-aggressive, off-road riders.

Make your daily commutes efficient and fun with the Mongoose Reform Comp 700C Wheel Hybrid Bicycle.

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