The Montague bike design was developed by Harry Montague for use by the US military, in particular the paratroopers, in the early 90's.
Typically, the air-borne troopers parachute themselves together with the bikes into enemy territory, before riding the same bikes for hundreds of miles to carry out their mission.
This phenomenon gave rise to the naming of the outrageously popular model among all - the Montague Paratrooper.
Click on the video to see the history of the Montague Paratrooper folding mountain bike.
In the late 1990's, the folding mountain bike design was then made commercially available for sale to the general public. Until the 2010, a new series of road bikes based on the original design was also released.
The beauty of the the Montague bike design is that it has no folding hinge on the top tube, this eliminates the primary frame weakness commonly found in typical folding bikes.
Click on the video to see the full range of Montague bikes, as well as how they can be folded and unfolded.
Although the Montague may not be the most compact folding bike in the market, it is still possible to fold and pack a Montague into the trunk of a Toyota or Mini Cooper, and you get to enjoy the ride experience of a full-size bike (ie. 26-inch or 27.5-inch for mountain bikes or 700c for road bikes)
Full-size bike riding experience can never be replaced with other folding bikes that have smaller wheels. If you do not want to sacrifice the full-size experience, the Montague is the way to go.
A classic from Montague, the Paratrooper is tough, rugged and ready for anything. Designed to drop from the sky and land prepared for action, the Paratrooper can conquer any terrain and fold to stash in your trunk for the ride home.
Take your off-road riding to the next level with the Paratrooper Pro. With plenty of gears for climbing and 100mm of travel in the front shocks to absorb the bumps of off-road trails, you’ll be ready to tackle the toughest terrain.
Just like the original Paratrooper, the Pro is known for its durability and load bearing capabilities, and has developed a following with everyday commuters and weekend warriors. The included RackStand acts as a cargo rack, kickstand, folded bike stand, and features a built in mud guard.
The Paratrooper Highline is a true cross country machine. 27.5 inch wheels provide superior rolling ability over octables and rough terrain. A Rockshox fork and hydraulic disc brakes satisfy the true XC rider looking for convenience.
Like all Montagues, the Highline is designed to fit on the bus or train, and easily in your car trunk or boat.
The Paratrooper Elite is an aggressive hard tail built for technical single track. Larger 27.5-inch wheels roll over any obstacle while a full Shimano XT drivetrain, Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes, and Rockshox Reba suspension provide performance never before seen from a folding bike.
Built upon the heritage of Montague’s Swissmilitary® folding bikes, the Elite takes the mountain line to new heights.
The Urban delivers road performance on a budget. A 21-speed drivetrain provides ample gearing for hilly roads, while a rear rack and 35mm tires make it ideal for commuting over rough roads and potholes.
The patented RackStand also has a built in fender, acts as a kickstand, and serves as a stand for the folded bike.
The all new 2015 FIT is a lightweight, 700c, flat bar road bike with a low-spoke count, ideal for fitness and commuting use. It folds in under 20 seconds without the use of tools, offering flexibility in today’s multi-tasking world. The FIT is a fast, sleek road bike that can maneuver around the city, and fold up to go aboard a train or bus for ultimate versatility. It offers 30 speeds and a carbon blade fork.
The Montague SwissBike X70 is a bike that will be sure to keep the adventurer out on the trails. This bike is well-built to tackle rugged mountains and hidden dirt paths. The X70 has 30-speeds and features a Clix compatible SR Suntour XCR suspension fork. Like all SwissBikes, the X70 is designed to fit on the bus or train, and easily fit in your car trunk or boat.