1997 Mongoose

Villain Mag

RIDER STYLE
Freestyle/Flatland
1997 Mongoose Villain Mag BMX Catalogue

1997 Mongoose Villain Mag BMX has the Mongoose Hi Ten freestyle frame, Mongoose hi-tensile steel fork with 1" blades and Mongoose Freestyle Dupont Zytel tuff mags w coaster rear brake. Model Note: As above - the original 1997 catalogue listed the Villain Mag as Hi-Ten frame w 1" fork blades, coaster brake tuff wheels by Dupont Zytel, MX1000 brakes. However, the photo and final production bikes featured the same Villain CR-MO downtube, Bulldog brakes with no coaster brake tuffs (final production tuffs were made by Skyway).

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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
CR-MO Downtube
HI-TEN
Mongoose Chrome
Motomag Skyway Tuffs
10mm CR-MO Axle
Resin Composite
DiaCompe Bulldog
DiaCompe Bulldog
Alloy
Mongoose Freestyle
Mongoose PVC
Polished 4 bolt Alloy
DMC Freestyle Skinwall
1pc 170 43T Alloy

Headset Size

1"

Seatpost Size

26.0mm

Top Tube Size

Unknown

Original Colours

chrome gloss black
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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.