Want to bag your mini motorcycle? Mangum Elite has what you need to have your mini motos laying low. They provide air suspension kits and other custom parts designed for various different models.
Steve Mangum started his business in his parent’s garage in 2019, when he bought a Honda Grom that he wanted to modify. His first idea began with a stretch kit, Viair compressor, cardboard, scissors, and a stolen Sharpie from his mom that he used for a mock-up. He now provides air suspension kits for numerous mini motorcycle models, with the Grom kit being the top seller.
Why choose VIAIR air compressors for motorcycle air suspension?
All while growing up, I’ve seen and heard of Viair compressors, there wasn’t a question of who we wanted to involve in our company when it came to compressors. As far as I know, Viair doesn’t have any reputable competition, so this was the easiest choice, and we didn’t even need to price check. That says a lot about Viair’s service and quality!
Most popular VIAIR compressor you’ve installed?
The most popular compressors we use are the 98c and the 100c on our tankless kits. These sleek yet powerful compressors do the job in a short amount of time and save weight compared to the mass of adding a tank.
Do you think a VIAIR compressor should be a vital tool in every bagger’s motorcycle setup?
If you’re going with air suspension for the comfort of riding on air, or just for looks then Viair is your maintenance-free “Vital Air Source” hands down.
How difficult is it to air up/down using your VIAIR 98C Compressor? How long does it take?
It’s not difficult at all. It’s at a flick of a switch, whether you want to ride at stock height, ride low, or park and drop it to the ground. It takes about 10 seconds or less to get air’d up and go with the 98c.
What made you want to become an authorized VIAIR dealer?
I wanted to reach out and see if there was a way to save my customers money. My customers are my priority and always will be. Thanks to the dealer program, together we have saved everyone money, not just in the states, but all over the world!
Becoming a VIAIR dealer experience:
Mangum Elite has been growing since it started. Huge shoutout to our customers! We have gotten to the point where ordering a couple compressors at a time wasn’t cutting it anymore. I decided to reach out to VIAIR personally via email on how to become a dealer and how to order in bulk. It was a pretty fast process even though I had a lot of questions. Now, by the time a box gets here, most of the compressors are repacked in boxes and shipped out. Thanks to the dealer program, things are a lot easier mentally and financially on the company and our customers.
How has your experience changed from becoming a customer to a VIAIR dealer?
Being a Dealer is a great feeling. My sales representative Chris G. has done an outstanding job helping us with speedy service and answering rookie questions. He has helped us with brochures and other items to get us ready for the show season. This helps us gain attention at our booth and we can help spread the word about our company as well as the products we use and provide.
What is your favorite part of being in the motorcycle community?
There is nothing like wind blowing in your face and feeling the freedom a motorcycle gives you, but my favorite part of the motorcycle community is the people. There are always miles of smiles. If someone has any kind of problem, people stop and try to help. The last time you were stuck on the side of the highway in your car, how many people stopped? The answer is probably one, and that’s the tow truck. In the motorcycle community, motorcyclists become friends, best friends but in reality, family… no matter the size, no matter the brand, no matter the build. A motorcyclist that’s thousands miles from home on the highway, will stop to help you get home 5 miles away.
This June 2022 will be our first year attending the Smoky Mountain Bore Rally event, which is one of the greatest shows for the smaller bikes, its a 14 hour drive for us, but from what I’ve seen from the photos, videos and past participants, it’s going to be a ball and well worth it! Tail of the dragon, field games and vendors. What’s more to want? Believe it or not, there is even a guy riding his Grom from California to Townsend, Tennessee where the event is hosted. He has made the 2,000 mile ride for the last few years.
The Honda Grom lifestyle consists of show bikes, stunt riding, long travel and adventure riding. You can ride a Grom cross country without any reliability issues. The friends you make in the Grom Community are as reliable as the bike. It’s truly all around, amazing!
“We’re coming out with new products all the time, make sure you check out www.mangumelite.com for our newest products. I’d like to give a huge thanks to the people that have helped Mangum Elite get to where it is now, and will help the journey as we push forward to grow in the future. These people have helped in so many ways. It’s truly amazing, without them and their reliability, advice, thoughts and creativity. we wouldn’t be where we are now. I’d like to thank God, my awesome customers, along with Eddie S., Matt B., and Koch Brothers for providing Go Create (Wichita), Viair for all of the great opportunities and awesome products! Honda for an adaptable machine, Joel S., Ken W., Kim M., Ed H., Von T., Larry M., Matt S., Tim W., Eric H., Warren S., Charle U., Taylen M., Hop B., Tre, my awesome girlfriend Abi, and of course my family. With all of you Mangum Elite stands strong!”
With VIAIR’s line of quality compressors, feel confident airing up or down on your motorcycle!
If you have any further questions, you can always contact us:
- Call us at 949-585-0011 from 8AM-5PM PT, Monday-Friday
- Chat us with our website’s Live Chat feature from 8AM-5PM PT, Monday-Friday
- To reach us after-hours email us at Customer Service, and we will reply to you the following business day.
Learn more on how to become a dealer here.
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