Mongoose Meteore Comp 27.5" Mountain Bike - 2015
The Meteore brings more fun to riding then you thought possible. Its 27.5" wheel size offers the best of both wheel worlds; it's fast and agile. 27.5" mountain bikes are said to be the perfect size for mid-height riders and for good reason. With an improved angle of attack, a 27.5" wheel will roll over faster and easier than a 26-inch wheel. The larger the wheel, the smaller the obstacle relative to the wheel. Sounds easy enough and when you encounter a log or a rock, you quickly learn that this is true. Also, the 27.5" wheel offers improved agility. It's easy to get off the ground and get some air, and it's easier to maneuver through winding and tight singletrack lined with precarious branches. Plus, the 27.5" wheel size yields a lower center of gravity for more stability byway of the relative position of the bottom bracket to the wheel axle. Your body will feel more comfortable and centered as a result.
The Meteore features a lightweight aluminum frame with a tapered head tube for improved handling and front end control. A Manitou Marvel Comp fork was chosen for its performance value, remote lockout for climbing and road riding, and a 15mm thru axle for stiffness. A 10-speed Shimano drivetrain features a high performance XT rear derailleur and race-worthy set of 10-speed SLX shifters.
The ground is devoured by a pair of Alex tubeless-compatible rims and Kenda Slant Six tires. The 2.1" tire width and tread pattern of the Slant Six's make it easy to tear through corners and hit a high mph on a wide open stretch. Funn handlebars and Hayes Radar disc brakes make the Comp look and feel like a custom mountain bike.
- Manitou Marvel Comp. 1.5 taper with remote lockout and 15 mm thru axle
- Full Shimano drivetrain, M612 crank, M786 XT rear derailleur with SL-M670 SLX shifters
- Tubeless rims and WTB saddles, EV6 tubing, Funn bars and Hayes brakes.