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.