1997 Mongoose

Sniper

RIDER STYLE
Freestyle/Flatland
1996 Mongoose Sniper BMX Catalogue

The 1997 Mongoose Sniper BMX was the entry model BMX in the 1997 Mongoose Freestyle/Flatland line up. The identifying features of the 1997 Mongoose Sniper BMX frame are: Small size tubing on the seat stays and chain stays, 1" head set and 1" threaded fork, side pull brake mount only.

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ORIGINAL SPECS
For this model
Frame
Fork
Handlebar
Rims
Hubs
Pedals
Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
Levers
Seat
Grips
Stem
Tyres
Cranks
Oversized HI-TEN
HI-TEN
2px Freestyle
Alloy 48H
Formula F10/R10mm
Resin Composite
DiaCompe Bulldog
DiaCompe Bulldog
Alloy
Mongoose Freestyle
Mongoose Kryton
Polished Alloy
DMC Blackwall 20x1.75
1pc 170 43T Alloy

Headset Size

1"

Seatpost Size

26.0mm

Top Tube Size

Unknown

Original Colours

chrome
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Serial Number
Format

HFFX000000 HFGY000000
Made in Taiwan.
Fourth Letter in the serial indicates year of production. F=1996 or G=1997. X in the example above indicates production Month (E to L - May to Dec). Y in the example above indicates production Month (A to D - Jan to April).

Bikes made in Taiwan usually had an 8 month production and shipping timeline before they were sold in bike shops around the world. In May of any year, factories would usually switch production to making models for the following year.