Mongoose 1999 Menace BMX Bike

4.4/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $209.99


Product Description

1999 Mongoose Menace, BMX


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 187LongBeach a Racer from Port Richey, Florida

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2009

Strengths:    Strong Fork, High performance Gear....

Weaknesses:    Needs Thicker Neck

Bottom Line:   
Well its a good classic bike....If your looking for a fast racer try getting the Mongoose Menace....because i've never been beatin' in a race....it will turn heads and have questions popping up like....how long is that bike and whatever

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $290.00

Purchased At:   Eleens Place

Similar Products Used:   . . .

Bike Setup:   High Performance Dirt Racer

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Menace Forever a Weekend Warrior from Ephrata, Pa, United States

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2009

Strengths:    The 1999 Mongoose Menace is a great bike all around. I like the fact that it is long lasting, on top of the features. The bike is lightweight, durable, and fun to ride.

Weaknesses:    The only weakness that I discovered is that the rims start to bend, but that's going to happen with any stock rim after 9 years of use. Also, I don't like how the bike isn't really an Anniversary Edition bike, it is only proclaimed to be one.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is, older Mongooses were great. Now that Huffy makes them, they suck. So, if you are going to get a good bike, go with an older one!

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Favorite Trail:   Street

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   a friend

Similar Products Used:   Nothing of the Mongoose brand. However, I do occasionally ride my 2007 We The People.

Bike Setup:   The bike is mostly stock. I am working on customizing pretty much everything. I will, however keep the stock parts, just so I could restore it if I want to in the future. The only things that are not stock are TSC rim strips, Dan's Competition Street/Trail tubes (extra thick to last long), and a TSC brake line. My plans are to replace everything except the frame and the headset (until the headset is shot, that is.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kevin a Racer from burlington, n.J

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2003

Strengths:    light frame, great speed, awsome breaks, over all good looks.

Weaknesses:    seat( hurts my ass), spokes get alittle bent out of shape.

Bottom Line:   
it's the best bike i ever bought! i have a green 25th anniver. and it is so fast.
the bike itself is beutiful, it's fast, the breaks are awsome. it had a good price and can take a beating. it's also the lightest bike that i've ever owned. the bike is great for people who race and dirt jump, not good for you people who goto skate parks with it(you'll bent the spokes out of shape, found tht out the hard way)

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Favorite Trail:   streets and dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   dicks sporting goods

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   new seat but over all stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BEN a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2003

Strengths:    The frame and forks are mad. The forks are chunky. Good price. The seatpost is good. Nice stem. Strong V brakes. The Blur tires are very good.

Weaknesses:    Plastic pedals, big handlebars, hard grips, chrome frame.

Bottom Line:   
this bikes great value although some of the parts are crappy. all up i payed $200AUD with the new parts i bought, whats that about $120US, spayed it and its like new.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   My Friend

Similar Products Used:   Torker Holshot 1998 model.

Bike Setup:   Menace frame(sprayed black), forks(sprayed black), seatpost, stem and handlebars(sprayed grey). Oddesy 1 pc cranks, snafu pedals, sun rims front wheel and tuff on the back, oury grips, mosh seat, tektro lever, catapult 2.25 tire back and blur 2.25 front.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Weekend Warrior from Bath, Pa

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2002

Strengths:    Good Looking bike, fast, comfy cruiser except for the seat, strong frame, good breaks

Weaknesses:    Back rim is weak, seat isnt that comfortable, the pedals r plastic

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike, it rides real nice, its strong, looks great, and is a great price for the quality

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Favorite Trail:   Street, Jumps, Anywhere

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Action Wheels

Similar Products Used:   Huffy lol

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jon England a Weekend Warrior from United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2002

Strengths:    The frame and forks last forever I ghave been riding it for 3 years and still no signs of weakness. The alex x rims have lasted well although the back has buckled over time but it is a great bike for dirt jump beginners.

Weaknesses:    The wheels buckle over very harsh use the bars suck because they are to big and the pedals don't last.

Bottom Line:   
The frame will last forever and last all the punishment you can put it through. It is a good bike and there are plenty of opertunitys to upgrade it so my advice is get one because the latest menace is poor. 2002

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Favorite Trail:   Countryside jumps

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Action bikes

Similar Products Used:   Specialized vegas

Bike Setup:   Mongoose parts throughout apart from maxxis tyres and new brake and pedal setups.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Kurtis Overdorf a Racer from Marlton, NJ USA

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2002

Strengths:    It lasts FOREVER! Ive Had it for 5 years! And it is the best bike for riding wheelies (longest distance 1/4 mile)

Weaknesses:    I went through 4 rims! I think the rims could be better

Bottom Line:   
The Menace is a beast it went through a lot of pain and has come out on top of the rest!

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Favorite Trail:   The Road

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $189.00

Purchased At:   Erlton Bicycle Shop

Similar Products Used:   None! Menace is the only 1


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hardy~! from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2001

Strengths:    the frame is wick!, last forever (unless ur gumby)

Weaknesses:    stink one peice cranks,hell long bars,grip in nasty on the palm,chronicall seat!(nasty),rims on it...

Bottom Line:   
this is a mean bike,strong and light weight,the best thing bout this bike is the frame

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Favorite Trail:   sunnynook skool

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   hedgehogbikes

Bike Setup:   specialized bars,primo pedlals,3p/cranks,freeagent grip,...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle from Novi,Michigan US

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2000

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    nothing he fixed it up wit alloy pedals and all the good stuff before he gave it to me

Bottom Line:   
its a great freestyle,dirt jumping bike

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   A friend moved and couldn't take it with him so he gave it to me

Bike Setup:   Alloy rims,Alloy pedals,comfortable seat!!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by brendan a Cross Country Rider from silver spring

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2000

Strengths:    This is a good frame/fork to start on, I just wanted something to screw around on, and it does all right

Weaknesses:    nylon pedals, grips, plastic barends, rims, 1 piece crank, well 179, what should you expect, THE seat's got to go

Bottom Line:   
Tight bike, not a racer, but It'll get you around. IF you want to race though but have no cash, get it and build on it, it's a nice frame

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Favorite Trail:   my basement

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $179.00

Purchased At:   Wheaton Cycles

Similar Products Used:   dk general lee

Bike Setup:   new bars, crank, and I put my favorite seat on it, power tools w/ kevlar, oh yeah

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Pope from UK

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2000

Strengths:    Cheap Nice Looking

Weaknesses:    Cheap Poor wheels

Bottom Line:   
Im a hard rider and i have beat the bike hard but it is still going strong good if your on a budget.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   Standard

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bill Nates a Weekend Warrior from Spring Creek,NV USA

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2000

Strengths:    Has a great frame. the sproket is great tuff. This is a great bike for beggining riders the axels are great the hubslook reel nice

Weaknesses:    the handlebars will bend the rims need fourty eight spokes plastic pedals dont grip very well the v brake dont seem to work to performance needs 3 piece crank seat isnt very good

Bottom Line:   
a wonderfull bike

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Favorite Trail:   my backyard

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   rl440

Bike Setup:   seat 5 and a half inches high chain tensioners handle bars back with forks 26 inch wide handle bars.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Big T a Downhiller from Souther part of NM

Date Reviewed: August 16, 1999

Strengths:    
Great value for the money. Decent frame, good geometry. Upgradeable.


Weaknesses:    
Plastic pedals, cheap headset. Wheelset is good for under 80lbs riders. A little heavy.


Bottom Line:   
For someone starting out in BMX racing this is one of the best deals out there. All of the real weak links are easy to upgrade and you can still save a lot compared to other bikes with similar eqipment. This bike would need some serious upgrades to be a reliable dirt/trail bike. The frame is not Cromoly...only one tube is. Keep that in mind on the jumps. As a beginners bike it is a good value.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Ben a Weekend Warrior from Bay Area, California

Date Reviewed: June 5, 1999

Strengths:    
the price was great, the frame is nice, the fork is nice.


Weaknesses:    
The headset is bottom of the line, the grips suck, the seat is bad, the peddles are plastic, the rims are single wall.


Bottom Line:   
I think it is a good bike for the price. If you buy it from Copelands, make sure to get everything greased up, they didn't grease mine and I totally ruined my headset, but i needed a new one anyway. It is a pretty good bike though.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
The Haro Supro is like this.



Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Homer Simpson a weekend warrior from Springfield

Date Reviewed: January 22, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I bought this bike because it was on special at a local retailer. It has served its purpose quite sufficently. The heat treated alumnium rims seem to buckle quite a bit but not much to worry about. Plenty to upgrade on this bike but cash is a problem. The one piece hold up all right and nothing has cracked yet. A good investment on a cheap bike.

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