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I am also 43, had Mongoose bikes during my teenage years.I only have a passion for Mongoose bikes up to about 1988, after that I got away from BMX till mid 90’s on a different brand. RECO (Racer Engineering Company) was a wholly owned manufacturing division created for insurance purposes to be separate from BMX Products, Inc, even though RECO was always produced in-house. It was headed by Vice President of Manufacturing Hoppy Brooks, in his attempt to market motorcycle frames. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy. The key part is to be gentle with the bike; don’t jump it off curbs, etc. and it’s more likely to last.

The other style of mongoose fat bikes are those low-end, mass-produced bikes which are distributed by major chain-stores at discount prices. Brunswick sold Mongoose to Pacific Cycle in 2000 and Pacific Cycle was bought by Montreal-based Dorel Industries in 2004. By combining Pon.Bike and Dorel Sports, a leading bicycle company in the world will be created, with a combined revenue of around 2.5 billion euro. Skip Hess started BMX Products, Inc. out of his home in Simi Valley, California in September 1974 with his first product being the famous Motomag One wheel. If used within its design and limits, Mongoose offers very good bicycles.

A far-superior Mongoose line can be found on the official Mongoose website. These bicycles, which comprise specific models for BMX, mountain and urban biking, are offered with better-made frames and higher-level components. They are also much more expensive than the department-store mongoose bicycles. Plus, it’s strong, stable, and lateral rigid, thanks to the Tectonic T2 aluminum frame and rigid fork.

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All our ERT helmets feature a layer of foam designed to help redirect force away from your head more effectively. It’s easier to ride my 79 without hands, but, more comfy to ride the Expert Pro. But, there is something I like about the smaller 18.5″ top tube – it always feels like it’s under you.

I guess that is why I still WANT that 1980 Supergoose I never had. I am a bit closer by now having my ’96 Mongoose expert pro. I too like the old school better, but for now the Mid School is all this guy can afford. Baby steps towards getting the supergoose. If you want to google for a term, look for clydesdale / athena riders; and other places have sections devoted just for them (clydesdale being heavy men, athena heavy women).

Mongoose has the right mountain bike, whether you’re tackling technical terrain or exploring with the family. As with any bicycle manufacturer who provides a wide range of products, it is important for the customer to know how he or she intends to use the Mongoose bicycle before purchasing it. If used properly, the department store line of Mongoose bicycles can hold up very well. Instead, particularly for their price point, Mongoose’s department-store bikes are built for simple on-road commutes such as to school, work or the store.

Found something you love but want to make it even more uniquely you? Many sellers on Etsy offer personalized, made-to-order items. Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy. His first bicycle was the innovative Motomag One Wheel, a cast aluminium mag wheel. Identifying the serial numbers on the early Mongoose frames is actually quite easy and intuitive with this guide.