Mongoose EL Ray BMX Bike (Chrome/Gold 20-Inch) Review


The Mongoose bike first went on sale in 1975 and in only twelve months became one of the biggest selling products on the market. From a small operation in the US the Mongoose name is now known and respected around the world, and is a name that has come to dominate the BMX racing scene. The Mongoose boy’s EL Ray BMX bike (20”) is the ideal bike for freestyling, tricks or just cruising with the gang. It has a rugged and sturdy freestyle fork made for heavy duty use which the 60 spoke alloys are strong enough to support. The handlebars offer all of the movement you could want with an alloy stem and freestyle handlebar rotor and the chrome and gold colour scheme will ensure that your bike stands out from the rest.


  • Heavy Duty Freestyle frame and fork
  • Alloy – 60 Spoke wheels
  • Alloy Caliper brakes
  • Dimensions: 7ft 9” x 21.125” x 2.875”
  • Alloy Stem & 2 Piece Freestyle Handlebars
  • Front & Rear axle pegs

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Pros and Cons of the Mongoose EL Ray BMX Bike

The Mongoose EL Ray BMX Bike is a great value bike, not only is it easy on the bank balance compared to others it’s incredibly hard wearing and durable. It can certainly take a knock or three without losing anything. If you have a child wanting to get into the world of real BMX racing this bike is the way to go, it offers everything you could want from a boy’s bike. As a parent you know that the frame is made for heavy duty wear and tear so you know that it is going to be safe even if this is the last consideration on your son’s mind. It doesn’t have the look of a safety bike; it has the look of a bike that can take just about anything you can throw at it which the kids love.

As with any new piece of equipment it might take a while to get used to, so make sure that you have a feel for the bike and the way that it balances before you start performing any stunts on it. Once you get used to the steering and the way that it handles there is no stopping you.

Extreme Sports Final Thoughts

As boy’s bikes go the Mongoose EL Ray BMX Bike is a winner, at around $110.00 it’s not going to set you back as much as some of the other bikes on the market, and you can be certain that you are getting a lot of bike for your money. One of the best things about this bike is that not only is the name of Mongoose on it reassuring in itself, as they have over thirty five years experience of making BMX bikes, it has been built to be extra sturdy, to withstand whatever trials it is put through without buckling at the first impact. If you have toyed with the idea of buying a Mongoose for your boy this one is a great one to go for.

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