For the first time in almost three decades, Mongoose is bringing back the most iconic wheelset in BMX history, the Motomag. On September 27, Mongoose will offer BMX enthusiasts and retro collectors the chance to pick up the third generation – Motomag III – of the brand’s most storied product. In the early 1970s, BMX was born when riders in Southern California began racing bikes on motocross tracks. As the sport rapidly evolved, bike technology was pushed to its limits, and frequently beyond them as riders regularly damaged or bent their bike wheels. In 1974, automotive wheel designer Skip Hess took matters into his own garage and produced the first cast magnesium BMX wheel, the Motomag. He then started producing alloy versions of the Motomag that became a mainstay in the sport with their combination of durability and lightweight performance. With the success of the Motomag, Hess started a new bicycle brand he called Mongoose.
Motomag wheels were standard equipment on BMX bikes in the mid-1970s and defined the aesthetics of early BMX racing. In 1978, Mongoose launched the Motomag II, which built on the popularity of the first
Team Mongoose took an adventure through the Appalachian region to explore some of the DIY skateparks and beautiful scenery the area has to offer. Hit play as Kevin Peraza, Nikita Ducarroz, Pat Casey, Ben Wallace, Mykel Larrin, and Josh Hult cruise some community-driven concrete.
We got our hands on an iconic bike from the 1980's, a Mongoose Supergoose! This bike is a re-issue that is built to the same exact spec as the 1984 "loop Tail" version and in this video we build the bike up and show this beautiful BMX bike off but we also take it to the skatepark and Matty Cranmer goes full flashback mode and tries his best to recreate some 80's style tricks and air!
Vans and Our Legends partner to bring you a collection showcasing the heritage and evolution of BMX innovator Mongoose. Featuring 70s bike graphics and stickers, 80s Americana jerseys, and colorful Mongoose Expert graphics from the 90s, this collection represents three decades in Mongoose’s rich history as innovators in BMX. Channeling that iconic retro aesthetic, the Our Legends Fleece Crew features a mix of logo graphics at the chest, back, and right sleeve for style that stands the test of time. This pullover crewneck sweatshirt is made with a soft French terry blend and a vintage wash for a timeless look.
VANS BMX COLLABORATION WITH MONGOOSE.
-Vans x Our Legends Presents Mongoose Collection
-60% cotton, 40% polyester French terry
The Mongoose Bicycles x Vans special edition collection drops August 12! The two iconic brands teamed up to collaborate with OurLegendsAuthentic to design/create a shoe and apparel collection inspired by the brands’ shared heritage as pioneers in BMX and pop culture. Each of the three Authentic 44 DX shoe designs represents a time in Mongoose’s rich history in BMX and bringing back the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in a fun and exciting way!
In 1966, Vans was born with its first production shoe model, the Style #44 DX, which took the skateboarding world by storm and went on to become the legendary Authentic.
Mongoose will be expanding their BMX collection on May 17th with the launch of a 29” big BMX bike, dubbed the Hooligan. Whether you are deep in the Bike Life scene or looking for a Father’s Day gift for the dad who wants to cruise in comfort without compromising on style, the Hooligan is a simple, elegant solution that does it all. The Hooligan will come in 3 styles:
-Hooligan: Hi-Ten steel frame. Available in blue and black. 29”x3.0” tires. Available on 5/17. MSRP: $529.99
-Hooligan AL: 6061 aluminum frame. Available in silver and green. 29”x3.0” tires. Available in early June. MSRP: $579.99
It started with planned trip to Texas for the 3rd stop of the USA BMX Freestyle series – but then we got a DM from Cody Hennings. Cody is a local rider in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who also happens to own a private indoor ramp-filled warehouse called the Safehouse. We quickly took him up on his offer to check out Safehouse, and team Mongoose headlined by Mykel Larrin and Ben Wallace spent a full day riding this BMX utopia!
Name: Asuma Nakai
Hometown: Joetsu, Japan
Sponsors: Mongoose/Xlarge/Motocross International/Oakley/FoxRacing/Shimano/Tioga/Ikon/StanceSocks/WesternRiver/flexdream/CW-X/OgawaRingyo
Frame: Mongoose Title Team / XXL
Fork: Ikon Pro Fork
Handlebar: Elevn 8.0" SLT Flat Handlebar
Stem: 22.2mm Pro Stems / 53mm
In 1985, Mongoose rocked cul-de-sacs, sidewalks, and skateparks across America with the creation of the Miniscoot – the first scooter with pneumatic tires, hand brakes, and BMX handlebars. Next Tuesday (3/22), Mongoose will resurrect the original icon with the launch of the Miniscoot II.
The Miniscoot II features a chromoly frame, 12" x 2.25" air-filled gumwall tires, Pro Class handlebars, and the classic colors and graphics of its 1987 predecessor that became a legend. The Miniscoot II is the newest addition to the Mongoose Classics line, which was brought to life in 2021 with two '80s BMX throwback models, the Supergoose and California Special.
Setting new goals for the new year is something most of us do. How can you better yourself? Is my training on point or is there someone out there who can teach me more? Is my equipment on point? Do I need to focus on Pumptracks? How do I do on the 8 meter hill? Where is the room for improvement? Mongoose's Payton ‘P-Nut’ Ridenour has tasted what Elite Racing is like and is now building on being stronger in 2022.
Name: Payton ‘P-Nut’ Ridenour
Hometown: Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA
Sponsors: Mongoose, FLY, Shimano, WD-40, EVS, USA BMX Foundation, ODI, Tioga, E6, Onyx, Answer, Oakley, Socksmith, Potter Racing, HRP Designs.
Did 2021 turn out the way you wanted?
Payton Ridenour: The 2021 season definitely turned out the way I wanted! My coach Arielle Martin-Verhaaren and I set some big goals at the beginning of the season. My main focus was to qualify for the