History of Mongoose Bike
By : Maxeka Lumuda
If you like mongoose bike or own a mongoose bike, then you must know a little information about the history of the mongoose bikes. Below is a brief explanation about the mongoose bicycle and other bike products.
Skip Hess was born in Chicago, Illinois at 1937. As a teenager, he works as a freelance designer for numerous car wheels after three years working as an engineer designing new automotive products. Why am I telling you about a guy named Skip Hess? Does he have anything to do with mongoose bike? Maybe you are wondering who he is. Well you need to know that Skip Hess was the person who started BMX Products, Inc, out of his home in Simi Valley, California in September 1974 with his product being the famous Motomag One Wheel. You need to know that, especially you who own or ride BMX. According to Skip “When the Motomags were the first and only product I produced, I could remain working from my home and garage in Simi Valley, I bought a van to transport the Cragar made heat treated castings to shot peening and then, to the machine shop where after machining, the wheels were boxed and shipped. About a 1 ½ years later when I chose to manufacture frames and complete bikes I leased a small industrial shop in Chatsworth. Within the next 2 years we moved three times in Chatsworth to accommodate our rapid growth. We settled in the Irondale facility until April 1984 when we moved to our wholly owned, newly built, 105.000 sq. ft, Moorpark facility.”
According to Skip, at its largest point BMX bicycle products, Inc. employed about 85 people. In the early years they produced 600 frames per day at the Chatsworth location.
We all know that mongoose bike is sold all around the world. Mongoose bike is a brand name for performance bicycles originally designed, manufactured and sold by BMX Products, Inc. But did you know that mongoose bike merged in 2001 with Pacific Cycle (Dorel Industries). Mongoose bikes produce several models of BMX, mountain bikes, and street bicycles. Since then the company has expanded to developing wide range of bicycles and performance parts. Mongoose bike is also heavily involved in professional bicycle events, and sponsors many riders. Not only produces bicycles , bike accessories , and bike parts, this company also produces skateboards and electric scooters.
Anyway, do you know what BMX stands for? BMX stands for Bicycles Moto cross(X), is a form of cycling on specially designed bicycles which usually have 18 to 24 inch wheels (the normal being the 20 inch wheel). The sport includes racing on earthen tracks, known as BMX racing, If the performance of tricks involved then it is called BMX freestyle.
If you are a real bike lover, then you must check out the mongoose bike official website. The website offers so many mongoose bikes in category of BMX bikes or mountain bicycles. If you want a mongoose bike at a discounted price you can visit the retail shop, such as Wall-mart, Kmart and Sears. If you prefer higher end models, then you might visit specialty shops.
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