With the success of Lucas Sinclair’s green Schwinn from the Nextflix series Stranger Things, now Mongoose (owned by the same company) is releasing a special edition replica of Maxine ‘MadMax’ Mayfield’s bike, ahead of the premier of season three on 4 July.
Initially, Netflix approached Mongoose to build a bike for the kids to ride on the show and the team in Madison, Wisconsin had to comb thrift shops and garage sales in order to cobble together the period-specific parts needed to complete the project.
Once they’d successfully boxed and shipped the bikes to Netflix for the show, the team shifted their focus to creating a replica model of Max’s BMX.
Maxine “MadMax” Mayfield’s ’80s inspired BMX
What they came up with is straight out of the 1980s with a chrome frame, a bright yellow pad set and saddle, a front light for spotting Demogorgons, and rear pegs to help Max and Eleven escape the Upside Down’s infected tunnels.
The BMX is singlespeed with front and rear brakes, a ‘MadMax’ sticker on the fork legs, and yellow mag-style wheels.
Unlike the previous Stranger Things replica bikes, which have sold out in roughly 24-hours, Max’s Mongoose doesn’t appear to be limited edition and will be available through Target.com for $219 from 30 June.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Colin now resides on the Gold Coast in Australia. Holding a media degree, Colin is focused on the adventure sport media world. Coming from a ski background, his father a former European pro convinced him to try collegiate crit racing. Although his bright socks say full roadie, he can often found exploring singletrack or grinding down a gravel road.