Mongoose has revived the Hooligan, a traditional BMX from the 90s reborn with 29″ wheels. The so-referred to as Big BMX is made for “riding the streets like a boss“, for those who want the playfulness and style of a BMX but the fast-rolling efficiency of 29″ wheels for going the distance. It comes in three styles, including a 26” Fat Bike.
Mongoose Hooligan 29″ BMX
The Mongoose Hooligan was a BMX workhorse all through the Nineteen Nineties, a staple in the lineup from 1990 by means of to 2001. The youthful viewers could also be extra acquainted with the Mongoose Hooligan as a scooter, another car 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, as against the a lot smaller 20″ wheels one would usually see on a BMX.
Those 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 more difficult to jib about on, no less than for many mortals anyway. The Hooligan retains different hallmarks of a BMX with a single-pace 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 can be accessible in three codecs:
- Hooligan: Hi-Ten metal body
- Hooligan AL: 6061 aluminum body
- Hooligan Fat: Tectonic T1 6061 aluminum body
The most reasonably priced of these is the Hi-Tensile, retailing at $529.99 USD for the full bike, accessible in black and blue colorways. The Hooligan AL will set you again a little extra at $579.99 USD. While the body itself is made of 6061 aluminum, its inflexible fork is the similar Hi-Tensile metal seen on the decrease-finish bike. This one is offered in silver and inexperienced colorways.
The two 29ers are an identical of their geometry with a 70° head tube angle, 71° seat tube angle and BB drop of 65mm. The high tube size is available in a 640mm paired with 454mm chainstays. They are spec’d with a 48mm stem and 5″ rise bars at 730mm vast.
The Hooligan Fat BMX will get an aluminum body too, with a totally different 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 increased than the 29er. It can be spec’d with a lengthy 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.