Kuwahara Mondia Cascade Road | 458

Kuwahara is a manufacturer from the BMX world, so they must be able to build sturdy bikes! Yet here you see a lugged frame-fork combination, while in BMX sport you only saw welded tube connections. So it is quite surprising that Kuwahara seems to ignore his BMX heritage with this mountain bike at this point.

The parts show is a mix of different brands: Sugino, Suntour, DiaCompe, all very well known in the BMX world. Only 18 gears and regular round chainrings contribute to the somewhat conservative look of this bike.

The derailleur guard and QR hubs give the Kuwahara a few meager bonus points, but in 1988 you'd expect more fireworks from a BMX brand.


Brand name Kuwahara
Brand country Japan
Number 458
Model name Mondia Cascade Road
Model year 1988
Frame Ishiwata triple butted 4130 Cr-Mo
Framenumber 0
Frame size 0 in
Frame size (cm) 0
Fork Tange MTB Cr-Mo
Stem SR MTS-100
Handlebar alu
Headset Kuwahara
Shifters SunTour 6 sp Accushift
Derailleur front SunTour XC 9000
Derailleur rear SunTour XC 9000
Brake type
Brake levers Dia Compe 282
Brake front Dia Compe 983 cantilever
Brake rear Dia Compe 983 cantilever
Gear model
Gear type
Gear (# of) 0
Crankset Sugino MP110
Chain wheel 48-38-28
Bottom bracket Hatta
Cogs 6 sp freewheel
Front hub Sansin LF
Front rim Araya 26x1.75
Front tire Impac / Schwalbe LandCruiser 50-559
Front spokes
Front Quickrelease
Rear hub
Rear rim
Rear tire
Rear spokes
Rear Quickrelease
Wheel size
Seatpost Strong MT 30
Saddle Ariake
Storage location 1
Bike type
Recommended use
Additional equipment
Weight 0
Material usage
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