How to Identify the Model of a Mongoose Bicycle

How to Identify the Model of a Mongoose Bicycle
Established in 1974, Mongoose became one of the standard names during the early years of mountain biking. Known mostly for its mountain and BMX lines, Mongoose now offers street-hybrid and commuter bikes. When it's time to repair or sell your old Mongoose, it's helpful to know the model of your bike. This information can aid bike mechanics when you call to schedule repairs or order parts over the phone. If you want to sell your old bike, it's important to let potential buyers know what they're buying by providing them with a model name.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Mongoose bike
Step 1
Check the frame of the bike to look for the model name. Often, the model name will be written on the side of frame's main triangle. Look for a decal that's smaller than the decal that says "Mongoose."
Step 2
Flip the bike upside down and check the bottom bracket for a serial number. The bottom bracket is the piece that your crank arms and pedals extend from. This will be about the center point of the bike when you turn it over. When the bike's model is not clearly written on the frame, you may be able to contact Mongoose and identify the model using this number.
Step 3
Identify the style of bike, and take note of its component group. Is the bike a mountain bike or a BMX bike? What kind of shock does it have? What kind of derailleur? You can use this spec information to identify the bike's model. Compare the specs of your bike to the bikes on the Mongoose website to find a match. If your bike is many years old, you may have to do more detective work on the internet to find a match with your bike's specs:

Article Written By Kathrine Cole

Kathrine Cole is a professional outdoor educator. She teaches rock climbing, backpacking, cycling, and bike maintenance classes. She is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a Wilderness First Responder, and a Leave No Trace Trainer.

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