More dirt on the Mongoose 24″ prototype

28 04 2011

Back in February, you might remember the post we did about Moody riding the new Mongoose 24″ prototype.

Now that Mongoose is getting closer to production I can give you more of the scoop on the new 24.

Not-so-great spy photo of new 24" Mongoose

As far as “spy photos” go, this isn’t the best (it was shot with a wide angle lens and it’s a bit distorted) but it should give you a relatively good idea of what this whip is going to look like.

Specs/Geometry:

  • Top tube: 21.75″
  • Head Angle: 74.5 degrees
  • Seat Angle: 71 degrees
  • Bottom Bracket: 13.6″

Did I mention that it’s going to be offered as a complete bike with a full chromoly frame and fork?  No? Well it is. (Hallelujah!)

Other highlights:

  • Removable brake mounts
  • Chromoly 3-piece cranks
  • 8″ handlebars
  • Sealed BB
  • Sealed cassette hub
  • Pivotal seat
  • Odyssey grips and pedals.

To make up for the less-than-stellar spy shot, I’ll leave you with this, friend of Cruiser Revolution, Trent Brocker riding the Mongoose prototype at the recent Woodward Old School Reunion. Radness!

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Mongoose 24″ BMX prototype spotted

9 02 2011

An eagle-eyed reader tipped me off to this bit of interesting news.

Mongoose has a pic of a 24″ BMX prototype up on their Facebook page!

The caption reads:

Check out Moody from Solano Ave Cyclery throwing down on a prototype Mongoose 24″ BMX at the Clock Tower in San Francisco!

No word yet if it’s going to be a complete or frame-only.

Mongoose 24" BMX prototype in action

In either case, it’s good to see another company (especially one with roots, like Mongoose) stepping up and becoming part of the growing 24″ BMX scene.

And while you’re on Facebook…

Check out the new Cruiser Revolution Facebook page. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s going on with the blog, post pics of your ride and other such frivolity.