Mongoose has revived the Hooligan, a traditional BMX from the 90s reborn with 29″ wheels. The so-called Large BMX is made for “driving the streets like a boss“, for many who need the playfulness and magnificence of a BMX however the fast-rolling effectivity of 29″ wheels for going the gap. It is available in three types, together with a 26” Fats Bike.
Mongoose Hooligan 29″ BMX
The Mongoose Hooligan was a BMX workhorse all through the Nineteen Nineties, a staple within the lineup from 1990 by means of to 2001. The youthful viewers could also be extra accustomed to the Mongoose Hooligan as a scooter, another automobile for the take-offs and rails of the skate park. In 2022 it makes its return as a BMX, solely with 29″ wheels this time, versus the a lot smaller 20″ wheels one would usually see on a BMX.
These greater hoops and the longer rear-centre size that comes together with them will change the bike’s nature considerably, making it a good bit tougher to jib about on, at the very least for many mortals anyway. The Hooligan retains different hallmarks of a BMX with a single-speed drivetrain (25T chainring a 13T sprocket), a rear brake solely, and a braced 5″ rise handlebar, with a Mongoose-branded high tube pad on the metal body choices.
The Mongoose Hooligan will probably be accessible in three codecs:
- Hooligan: Hello-Ten metal body
- Hooligan AL: 6061 aluminum body
- Hooligan Fats: Tectonic T1 6061 aluminum body
Essentially the most inexpensive of these is the Hello-Tensile, retailing at $529.99 USD for the entire bike, accessible in black and blue colorways. The Hooligan AL will set you again a bit of extra at $579.99 USD. Whereas the body itself is product of 6061 aluminum, its inflexible fork is identical Hello-Tensile metal seen on the lower-end bike. This one is on the market in silver and inexperienced colorways.
The 2 29ers are an identical of their geometry with a 70° head tube angle, 71° seat tube angle and BB drop of 65mm. The highest tube size is available in a 640mm paired with 454mm chainstays. They’re spec’d with a 48mm stem and 5″ rise bars at 730mm large.
The Hooligan Fats BMX will get an aluminum body too, with a distinct geometry primarily based round its 26″ wheels and 4″ tires. It additionally advantages from a entrance brake, too. It goets a shorter entrance finish however a for much longer rear-centre to accomodate the huge rear tire, and it’s 5mm greater than the 29er. It’s also spec’d with an extended 90mm attain stem and a narrower 700mm bar with a 6″ rise. That one is the most costly of the lot, retailing at $749.99 USD.