Video: DJ Brandt Bids Farewell to Mongoose

Dec 31, 2018
by Mongoose Bicycles  
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DJ Brandt is embarking on a new journey in 2019. It's always a bummer to say goodbye to someone as awesome as DJ, but he is leaving us with one last incredible video for your viewing pleasure. Thanks for representing Mongoose so well DJ, and we can't wait to see what's in store for you in the future. Now watch the video!




98 Comments

  • + 46
 I was wondering when this was going to happen
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flag 5afety3rd (Dec 31, 2018 at 14:30) (Below Threshold)
 right? dude's too good for mongoose
  • + 13
 I can’t wait to find out who scooped up DJ!
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 I was wondering when his banger season edit was going to happen as well. This is the future of big mountain/freeride. I cannot wait to see what he does in the next few years.
  • + 11
 @PaulLehr: Kelly mcGarry rode for diamondback before YT signed him.. all great riders start on good frames. The best get endorsed by great frames
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 @theronsta: you cant get diamondbacks at Walmart though lol, but good point
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 @theronsta: I get people gotta start somewhere, but mongoose tanked in 1999 with the Schwinn buyout/bankruptcy and following purchase to China garbage... Not a single bmx mongoose athlete even rides a mongoose frame, just stickers on better product. DJ just deserves better and I’m glad he’s moving on to new things.
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 @FrozenTreads56: dicks isn’t any better than Walmart
  • + 10
 @PaulLehr: I was gonna defend Mongoose as a decent economy brand, but I looked at their site and their "all-mountain" Teocali Expert looks like a 2014 Giant Trance, has 2X10 SLX, X-Fusion suspension, and retails for $2900. WTH???
  • + 1
 @savagelake: thats what i'm saying!!!!!
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 @PaulLehr: haters gonna hate lol
  • + 1
 Mongoose is owned by Dorel who also owns cdale, GT and schwinn
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 @PaulLehr: dude get off your high horse if you have been around the industry so much why haven't you just accepted that all the frames come from the same 5 factories. The bikes sold at walmart are not the same as what dj or there pros ride! Even if they were selling the bootr at Walmart I would be stoked that means more accessibility to fill the trails and keep our sport growing and alive!!! Mtb doesn't have to be for elitest weight weannie and the tech junkie who doesn't even ride!!!!
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flag 5afety3rd (Jan 1, 2019 at 11:37) (Below Threshold)
 @nate0852: you crack me up and obviously don’t know shut. Let’s ride and see if you can keep up ????
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 @nate0852: I like positivity!
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 @PaulLehr: pinkbike trash talk is the best comedy
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flag freeridejerk888 (Jan 1, 2019 at 13:53) (Below Threshold)
 True but YT isn't great either lol. @theronsta:
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 @freeridejerk888: and specialized sucks too
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 @savagelake: They even make scooters ;-)
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 @5afety3rd: Just making room for Randy.
  • + 33
 Mongoose still have a guy called Chris? apparently quite good....
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flag 5afety3rd (Dec 31, 2018 at 14:31) (Below Threshold)
 Why hasn't Akrigg been signed to someone who actually makes decent bikes? he deserves it with those skills!
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 @PaulLehr: do you really think abillities like Chris got are affected by a sticker on a frame?? LOL... sad story but this kind of flaws reserved to mortals like you and me ))
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 @PaulLehr: DECENT?
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 @lesz42: I could be wrong about this, but I always thought they rode for whoever offered the best package
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flag 5afety3rd (Dec 31, 2018 at 18:39) (Below Threshold)
 @lesz42: yea, mongoose is garbage. Chris Akrigg is amazing
  • + 15
 @PaulLehr: You've apparently got a Paul Bunyan sized axe to grind with Mongoose. How about giving the hate a rest and appreciate that they gave Brandt a shot...
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flag SeaLoam (Dec 31, 2018 at 22:22) (Below Threshold)
 @cliff-huckstable: Nah , Paul is just trying to defend a great rider that is no longer riding for a crap company. No need to try to make it into something it isn't for drama's sake. Plus Paul sends it himself and is one of the best mechanics around.
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 @PaulLehr: yea better you build your own brand bike or company before call other brand garbage lol
  • + 4
 @SeaLoam: calling them a crap company brings drama in. they supported him. that wasn't crappy of them.
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flag 5afety3rd (Jan 1, 2019 at 8:33) (Below Threshold)
 @underhawk: i said their product is crap, i have zero idea or assumption how the company is run and have a few friends on the GT/cannondale side of things. When you've been around as long as i have and seen the ups and downs of the industry and learn what's quality and what's not, i can have an opinion. But this is the internet and everyone's a little bitch nowadays.
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 @SeaLoam: thanks!!! who is this???
  • + 5
 @PaulLehr: chill dude we get it that you don't like mongoose. Please shut the f*ck up
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 @PaulLehr: Just so we are all clear........Mongoose offers you bikes, full-time pay and travel all over the world, you wouldn't take it, right? Mongoose hooked him up when he was down. He was able to do things he never would have been able to at the time. There's more to it than you think. Wishing all the best to DJ!!
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 @raddog: I guess it doesn’t matter that my comments were more in support of DJ going on to better things. And akrigg is one of my favorite riders. Yet everyone here seems to be on mongoose’s dick today. FYI my first MTB was a 1995 mongoose sycamore, back when they were a legit company. f*ck Mongoose was even portrayed as the evil big company in RAD! Sorry my opinion isn’t yours. Jackass.
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 @jonnymoto: yup, I’m a man of my principles. I’ve left great paying jobs before because I didn’t agree with how things were operated. Some people can’t be bought. I’m one of them.
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 @5afety3rd: changed your name like a little bitch!!!!
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 @5afety3rd: are you saying that DJ isn't doing great things on mongoose? Did you even watch the video??
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 @PaulLehr: So, again....to be clear - DJ and Akrigg have no principles? Keep digging that righteous hole man.
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 @jonnymoto: not what i said, i have mine, they have their's. you're putting words in my mouth.
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 @raddog: nope, you're just assuming i'm an a*shole for like liking a brand based on their product quality.
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 @5afety3rd: I never said you were a*shole. It seems like you're just putting words in my mouth.
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 @jonnymoto: exactly!! Thanks dog!
  • + 24
 Wish my chick had a plane, an el camino and junk in the trunk..
  • + 31
 It’s the bike industry... you can only have two!
  • + 4
 @Lastpikd: awesome throwback comment
  • + 20
 Gnarliest move in the video was puling away from the thick ass blonde.....
  • + 3
 I'm dead ????
  • + 4
 I'm dead hahaha
  • + 5
 Gotta love the question marks for emojis ????
  • + 12
 I heard he is quite the Young Talent :wink:
  • + 10
 Some amazing stuff in this one. Backflip manual to backflip whhaaaat. The shralp to tire burp.
  • + 4
 The one-foot table to euro was legit as well.
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flag greenbikegram (Dec 31, 2018 at 14:40) (Below Threshold)
 Ya but het did tap the front on the takeoff of #2 hahhaa so sick he did that every time ive jumped that one it feels like im balls to wall no thought of pulling a mani to #2
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 @nate0852: when you manual to a jump you're supposed to do that, good luck actually hitting the jump with only one wheel in contact with the ground lmao
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flag greenbikegram (Jan 1, 2019 at 10:21) (Below Threshold)
 @danelliott: dude your a tool you have a decent bike and a huge ego. doesnt look like you have ever blasted these jumps and your probs just another barney from back east who moved to slc to be pro lifty!!!! if you didn't have your tool vision turned up so high, you could probs pick up on the undertone of sarcasm in my original comment. Oh your probs not even cool enough for being a pro lifty your probs just some rich morman baby from utah county!!!! You prob have lame ass frosted tips and are home doing mission prep and folding your hollister!!!!! Get real go to virgin and ride bike !!!!!
  • + 5
 @nate0852: who pissed in your cornflakes this morning, my god
  • + 1
 @danelliott: Check this. Manual, to flip to manual without putting the front wheel down to flip. It's possible! Skip to 4:19
  • + 5
 Saw this kid at Highland and was blown away how talented he is. Props to Mongoose for sticking with him through tough times. Can't wait to see what this kids got coming up next.
  • + 7
 Inb4 my guy signs with Haibike
  • + 1
 Hahahahaha
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 Schwinn came through with a better offer. Sorry, not a cut on DJ. Just sad to see two formerly respected brands turned into what they are today.
  • - 2
 Buy their bikes and maybe they'll come back.
  • + 1
 Awesome DJ! It’s been so cool following you from edits with deity to now. You inspire trails I dig on man. Stoked to see you progress. Congrats on sticking the 5 today ????????????????????????????????
  • + 5
 The goose let him loose
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 I want him to succeed so much so I can see more of That Riding.
  • + 2
 Wave wall rules, eat your heart out whistler!
  • + 2
 SteezeMaster multi bike shredding Wiz kid on the come up!
  • + 2
 Matt's El Camino in the vid?? Fantastic! Big Grin
  • + 2
 It’s for sale!
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 @nuttypoolog: Your bday is coming up and I need a gift for you. Hmmm
  • + 2
 @bman33: your wedding is coming up. No need for a limo!
  • + 2
 Great vid and great rider.......excited to see where he's going
  • + 1
 They take off from Centennial airport but land in Grand junction with the Centennial tower call...hahaha
  • + 1
 One of the baddest bread free riders on the earth on the come up right now!
  • + 2
 Where to now????? Hope hes getting a huge pay day dude rips!!!
  • + 2
 Yeet.
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 So she single and needs a ride, say no more fam!
  • + 1
 Popping that tire and the flip-manual to flip made my day
  • + 1
 no gloves in the snow like a mc-badass
  • + 1
 Great farewell vid! Matching sound either. Excited what comes next for DJ.
  • + 1
 noticed he was riding Colorado. anyone know where?
  • + 1
 Western Slope.
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 Mostly at the Ranch. Owner used to host Ranchstyle. It’s all on private property, and I’m pretty sure it’s closed to general public. There are plenty of edits on YouTube.
  • + 2
 Colorado sucks!
  • + 1
 You suck
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 @freeridejerk888: understanding sarcasm is obviously not one or your strong points.
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 Prognarcore for all the bro-brahs and core-ha’s to spectate on their I watches while riding the tram at big sky to shred Mung labia!
  • + 1
 Legit
  • + 0
 Holy shit now that was a banger
  • - 1
 That blonde girl is very hot
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