Montague to Showcase Redesigned Folding Bicycle Frame at EuroBike
New DirectConnect System Delivers Increased Frame Stiffness and Superior Ride Ability
Montague Bikes, the leader in full-size folding bikes, is proud to bring its newly redesigned full sized folding road and mountain bikes to the Eurobike Show in Germany August 31 – September 4. The 11 new bike models all feature the new patented DirectConnectTM folding system that provides increased frame stiffness and ride quality superior to other folding bikes on the market while allowing the bike to be folded in less than 20 seconds.
The DirectConnect system builds upon Montague's concentric seat tube design, which does not break the frame’s tubing to allow the bike to fold. The design, already considered the strongest folding frame on the market, is improved with a revolutionary latch that directly mates the two halves of the frame when unfolded. It removes the need for a quick release on the top tube and provides a larger clamping surface and load bearing area than their previous design.
Also, Montague will be featuring its Eurobike award -winning RackStand which serves as a cargo rack and mud guard when the bike is in use, converts into a kickstand when parked, and allows the bike to stand upright when folded. Until now, the RackStand was only available on select Montague bike models. Beginning this fall it will be available for aftermarket sale.
“We are constantly challenging ourselves to improve our designs,” said Montague Bikes President David Montague. “The new DirectConnect and RackStand technologies incorporated into this year’s bike models have helped to ensure the best ride quality available from a folding bike.”
The 2016 Montague bike line-up includes six road and five mountain bikes ranging in price from $639.95 to $2,449.00, many of which will be on display at Eurobike including the brand new Allston. The bike features a Gates carbon belt in place of a standard chain allowing for grease-free handling and a Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub. The combination makes the drivetrain corrosion resistant and virtually maintenance-free.
At the show Montague will also be featuring mountain bikes from its legendary Paratrooper line including new 27.5" wheel offerings, the Paratrooper Elite and Paratrooper Highline. The original Montague Paratrooper was developed under a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to design a rugged folding bike for use by the U.S. Marines.
When folded, all Montague bike frames compact to just 36 inches wide, 28 inches high and 12 inches deep, perfect for tight storage spaces in a home, car, boat, plane or recreational vehicle.