view larger Pushing your limits and breaking new ground can lead to some bumps-- that's where Mongoose BMX Bike Gel Knee and Elbow Pads come in. Soft internal padding and tough outer shells add excellent protection when you're learning to ride or skate. About Mongoose For almost 40 years, Mongoose has been in the dirt, on the trails and off the ramps. Founded in 1974 in a Southern California garage, Mongoose has always been an aggressive brand with products that push the limits of what a rider can do. From the biggest hits on the mountain or in the park to the urban jungle, Mongoose is an authentic brand that produces durable products built for real riders. From the first products - to their current crop of BMX, Mountain and pavement bikes, Mongoose is synonymous with bikes that perform on the smoothest single track to the biggest drops and riders looking for trails that never end and keep the party going.