Mongoose’s 2011 Product Peek

Mongoose recently visited Bike magazine headquarters to show the revamped Teocali Elite and the new adjustable-travel Salvo Elite.

The Teocali Elite’s frame receives several notable updates for 2011. The headtube is now tapered, the toptube is formed for better standover and the chainstays are attached via a stiffer forged yolk. Additionally, the Teocali received stainless steel pivot hardware and the lower linkage pivot uses larger bearings for greater durability and stiffness.

Geometry wise, the Teocali sees a slight boost in travel to 150 millimeters (from 145) and the headtube angle is slackened a full degree to 68 degrees.

Like the rest of the Mongoose line, the Teocali Elite offers tremendous bang for the buck at $2,300. It comes adorned with all name-brand parts, SRAM X.7 shifters and derailleur, RockShox suspension front and back with a 15-millimeter through axle fork.

2011 Mongoose Teocali Elite

2011 Mongoose Teocali Elite

The Teocali has a tiny hole in its seat tube to help riders find the minimum seatpost insertion point.

The Teocali has a tiny hole in its seat tube to help riders find the minimum seatpost insertion point.

All the hardware on the Teocali Elite is made of stainless steel

All the hardware on the Teocali Elite is made of stainless steel

The lower pivots are larger for a stiffer ride with less maintenance.

The lower pivots are larger than last year's model for a stiffer ride with less maintenance.

The Teocali's shock specs are printed on the inside of the seatstay.

The Teocali's shock specs are printed on the inside of the seatstay.

The Teocali Elite is completely void of no-name parts.

The Teocali Elite is completely void of no-name parts.

The Teocali Elite is adorned with a 2X10 drivetrain--SRAM X.7 shifters and rear derailleur, Shimano SLX front derailleur and FSA Comet crankset.

The Teocali Elite is adorned with a 2X10 drivetrain--SRAM X.7 shifters and rear derailleur, Shimano SLX front derailleur and FSA Comet crankset.

The Salvo Elite is a new bike for 2011 that uses a four-bar linkage with a floating rear shock. The Salvo’s rear travel is adjustable anywhere from 120 to 95 millimeters with the simple flip of a quick release lever. In the 120-millimeter setting, the bike has a more plush feel, and in the 95-millimeter setting the shock’s leverage ratio gets bumped up for a stiffer snappier feel.

The Salvo is a truly a penny saver, coming in at just $1,400. The component highlights are the Shimano SLX rear derailleur and RockShox Recon fork.

The 2011 Mongoose Salvo Elite

The 2011 Mongoose Salvo Elite

The Salvo has quick release adjustable travel from 95 to 120 millimeters.

The Salvo has quick release adjustable travel from 95 to 120 millimeters.

The Salvo's rear shock floats between the chainstays and upper rocker link. Mongoose claims this gives the bike's suspension an ideal leverage ratio with less maintaince.

The Salvo's rear shock floats between the chainstays and upper rocker link. Mongoose claims this gives the bike's suspension an ideal leverage ratio with less maintaince.

The SR Suntour rear shock on the Salvo Elite has adjustable rebound and a lockout.

The SR Suntour rear shock on the Salvo Elite has adjustable rebound and a lockout.

The rocker pivot is designed to hold a bottle cap for an extra personal touch.

The rocker pivot is designed to hold a bottle cap for an extra personal touch.


.

Related Posts:

The Connect

Instagrams - @bikemag