Mongoose Is Bringing Back Two Iconic ’80s BMX Bikes for Its Classics Collection

Sep 22, 2021

Category: Gear

Like many successful brands today, Mongoose got its start in the back of a garage. At the time, founder Skip Hess was only set on developing durable cast-magnesium wheels; after less than a year of production, however, he had already founded BMX Products and begun building bikes for himself. And it’s a good thing, too — even now, Mongoose remains one of the most trusted names in the sport, whether that’s because of its flickable freestyle models or its lightweight race rigs.

In celebration of its iconic Supergoose and California Special designs, Mongoose is resurrecting each bike as part of its upcoming Classics Collection. The former, based on the 1984 loop-tail frame, will be a near-perfect replica of the original. As such, it’ll be built using 4130 Chromoly tubing with Pro Class rims and handlebars, Dia-Compe MX brakes and levers, as well as some tires, pads, and grips done up in classic colors. Assuming you’re after a frame with a bit more presence, however, the California Special should do just the ticket. Modeled after the 1983 bike design, it comes with a beefy Hi-Ten steel construction, Pro Series handlebar and top tube pads, and some bright snake belly tires. As if that wasn’t enough, though, Mongoose will be shipping each bike in an ’80s-inspired box with classic period-correct artwork.

Available in red, black, and blue colorways, the Supergoose and California Special will become available for purchase starting October 18th. You’ll be able to buy them for $550 and $450, respectively.

Purchase: $450+

Photo: Mongoose

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

Luminox's Latest Navy SEAL Foundation Watch Honors Veterans

The military-inspired timepiece is the latest in the brand's partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Posted By Ethan Brehm

Partner

The 5 Best Travel Backpacks [VIDEO]

Hard working packs purpose built for globetrotting.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

The Knotix Is a Roof Rack That Fits Inside Your Trunk When Your Trip Is Over

Folding down to just 23", this fixture can also hold up to 330lbs of cargo.

Posted By

Jul 1, 2022

Featured Image

Trek Debuts IsoFlow Tech with Its Super-Fast Gen 7 Madone Bikes

This road race bike is Trek's fastest yet.

Posted By

Jul 1, 2022

Featured Image

NERF LMTD’s 1:1 Scale Gjallarhorn Blaster from Destiny Is Over 4-Feet Long

The in-game weapon is being brought to life in its truest form.

Posted By

Jun 30, 2022

Featured Image

Prometheus Design Werx Teams with MkII for a Special-Edition Dive Watch

Inspired by the military-only US MIL-W-50717, the Paradive comes with an attachable compass.

Posted By

Jun 30, 2022