The Mongoose Dolomite Fat Tire Bike is certainly a heavy bike because of the tires and the steel frame.
Steel frames are not so common on mountain bikes due to its weight, but the steel frame in this bike is highlighted due to the lack of suspension.
Therefore, the bike relies on the sturdy steel frame along with the unique geometry to replace the suspension factor and keep the rider comfortable in rocky situations. The frame can withstand a significant amount of beating.
The frame and build also support our heavier rider who usually find it hard to find a perfect fit. The dolomite can even handle riders who are around 350lbs(159kg). Due to this ability, the heavyweight of the steel frame can be neglected.
The fat tires are a standard 26”(66.04cm) model with a width of 4”(10.16cm). This also provides SOME compensation to the lack of suspension but having at least a front suspension is recommended because fat tires and suspension are two very different things.
However, these fat tires are quite strong and can handle any type of beating just like the frame. Stability is another essential feature provided by fat-tire bikes; greater stability leads to better control which is ideal for beginners.
In terms of speed, the dolomite offers a 7-speed gear which makes is tuned for different types of terrain. The simplicity of the gear is a remarkable feature. Bikes with 20+ gears often confuse beginners. Therefore, climbing uphill and descending is made easier with simple gear shifts.
• Simple gear shifts
• Steel frame
• Fat tires that can ride through snow, sand, mud, etc
• Steel frame can be heavy of lightweight riders
• No suspension
• Only one size available (17”(43.18cm))