Stranger Things Mongoose BMX

‘Stranger Things’ Bikes Hit Target: Invoke Your Inner ’80s on This Mongoose BMX

In advance of the ‘Stranger Things’ season 3 launch this week, Target unveiled an official replica of the BMX-style, yellow and chrome bicycle ridden by one of the show’s stars.

Crack open a cold can of Tab and snap on your O — the ’80s are back! Since its debut 3 years ago, “Stranger Things” has brought back to life many lost-but-not-forgotten tidbits from that crazy decade — Dungeons and Dragons, video arcades, and, of course, classic bicycles.

Many of the show’s characters sit astride classic Schwinn cruisers, complete with banana seats and ape-hanger handlebars. But, in the upcoming season, Max Mayfield will roll around on an eye-popping BMX ride. Now, that Mongoose freestyle bike can be yours for $220.

Stranger Things BMX Mongoose Bike

The “MadMax” Mongoose is a steel frame BMX with 20-inch, five-spoke mag wheels. Yellow hits grace the bar grips, top tube pad, seat, and rims.

Stranger Things Mongoose BMX

There’s also a classic cartoonish Mongoose logo over the stem. And, in true ’80s tween setup, the bike comes equipped with a large battery-powered headlamp and axle pegs for tag-alongs. Front and rear rim brakes round out the setup.

But while the product page lists the Mongoose for “riders ages 6 and up,” the specs show it can hold riders up to 250 pounds. So if you’re anything like us, this may make a great bike for your own inner child.

Stranger Things Mongoose BMX

The Max Mayfield Mongoose BMX bike is available exclusively at Target. It’s the third “Stranger Things” replica bike to hit production. Last year, Schwinn made 500 “Mike Bikes,” announced through this delightfully low-fi advertisement.

And if trick bikes and cruisers aren’t your style, Schwinn also released Lucas’ hybrid BMX bike earlier this year. You can still snag that one on Amazon for $350.

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie - from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.