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.