Mykel Larrin and Pat Casey Ride the New Mongoose L100

Mongoose has been making waves with their bang-for-your-buck complete bikes over the past few years and their 2021 line seems to exceed all expectations. We recently got to watch Mykel Larrin and Pat Casey put the new L100 to the test first hand and, honestly, it didn't take long to forget that they weren't on their personal bikes. 

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The L100 features a 100% chromoly frame, fork, and bar. The bar has an interesting look that you may love or hate, but everyone should find comfort in the fact that it's full chromoly! Other stand-out parts include 175mm tubular two-piece cranks, 20 x 2.4" tires, and a sealed cassette hub. Hit up Mongoose's site for a full rundown of the specs.

We got to witness Mykel Larrin ride the L100 at a gnarly DIY concrete park - Whipsnake - and Pat Casey ride it at a big set of trails -  Shotgun. It took both guys very little time to get used to the bike and both were jumping big gaps and doing pretty gnarly moves with no issues other than the bars slipping a few times. After cranking down on the stem bolts, that seemed to stop entirely.

Here's what they thought about the bike...

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"The L100 is one of the most comfortable complete bikes I’ve ridden straight out-of-the-box. The geometry, machining, and updated specs will give you the chance to jump straight into the session with confidence in what bike you’re throwing your leg over." - Mykel Larrin

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"The Mongoose L100 felt really comfortable. Hopping on it straight out-of-the-box into some dirt jumps, it held up great!" - Pat Casey


We asked Leigh Ramsdell, Mongoose team manager / jack-of-all-trades, a few questions about the L100 and Mongoose's current mission...

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You’ve been in the BMX game a long time. What stands out the most to you about this bike?

The fact it rides great right out-of-the-box! It has current geometry and great components for today’s rider. Plus, the frame has removable brake mounts if you want to ride brakeless and the graphics are super clean. It’s a fantastic bike at a great price!


I was super impressed watching Pat and Mykel riding some gnarly stuff on this bike while it’s 100% stock. Do you get nervous putting one of your riders on a complete and sending them out to war?

I don’t. Brian, who designs and specs these bikes, has a BMX background and knows his stuff. I also have the riders go over everything to make sure bolts are tightened and everything is set up how they like to ride.


Mykel Larrin and Pat Casey Ride the New Mongoose L100

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Amongst your whole line of completes, where does the L100 stand?

It’s right before our top model, the L500.


Who exactly do you recommend this bike to?

People that like bikes - haha! I would say up to the expert level rider. There are always things people want to upgrade to make the bike feel more personal. The L100 frame is a great backbone that lets the rider upgrade some of the parts when they want to.


The world is a crazy place right now. Are these currently available? If so, where?

In the USA, you can get these at Mongoose.com. But, if you live outside the country, check out our international distributor page to see where you can get them.


Mongoose sponsors an incredible team of pro riders, but complete bikes like this one really seem to be the backbone of the brand. How would you describe Mongoose’s current philosophy within BMX?

The Legions have been our core freestyle BMX line over the past few years – both domestically and internationally. It’s cool that you can order a L100 from our website here in the States or purchase an L100 at a bike shop in countries like Germany or Japan. We’ve also made a point of having our pros - like Pat Casey and Mykel Larrin - push the limits of these completes in photoshoots to demonstrate the rock-solid build quality. The Legions are not only one of our biggest drivers of global business, they’re also a BMX range that’s at the heart of the Mongoose brand ethos, which is "bikes for all ages, abilities, and wallets."

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The L100 is currently going for $449.99 on Mongoose's site. If that's above your price range, they do have bikes that cost less - but you'd definitely be missing out on some of these top-notch specs. If it's good enough for Mykel and Pat, it's gotta be good enough for anyone!

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