Montague Urban Folding 700c Pavement Hybrid Bike Review

Montague Urban Folding 700c Pavement Hybrid Bike Review

Meet the Montague Urban – a welcome perk of having an urban folding bike

Montague Urban Folding 700c Pavement Hybrid Bike
Montague Urban Folding 700c Pavement Hybrid Bike

When it comes to cycling, as the saying goes, getting out the door is the hardest part for every would-be cyclist, even when you’ve already downloaded to your phone a plethora of applications that will track your ride and give you motivation. Then having a folding bike may be the solution for your problem. Meet Montague Urban, the hybrid bike will show all the advantages of a full-size bike that folds, which help to integra cycling into your daily life

The unusual company which goes beyond the boundaries of bike making

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Montague Corporation is a 33-year company that carries out a revolution in bike industry

Being famous for the product chains that provide full-size bikes made for athletes, with bells and whistles added to optimize the versatility for every commuter and cyclist, Montague Company never fails to forerunner in the race of manufacturing foldable bikes with standard size wheels.

Why Choose A Folding Bike ?

The Tommaso La Forma Lightweight Hybrid Bikes
The Tommaso La Forma Lightweight Hybrid Bikes

The rapid population growth of urban areas leads to many issues  in living conditions, one of the matters is the lack of spaces. With significant advantages, folding bikes, standing out of the common bikes chain, has become the perfect invention for this problem.

It saves the storage

Even the smallest flat can accommodate a bike when it folds. Getting stuck in cumbersomeness has always been a concern for everyone is no longer daunting. After a ride, you can put it everywhere as possible: behind the door, lay aside in a corner, stash it in the closet or even under the bed. Not only helps you save your space, this specification also makes the house look neat and clean.

With long distance travel involving cars, folding bikes solve the issue of transporting. Being safely sealed inside the trunk, your bike is guaranteed to be protected from risky situations or harsh weather which can cause corrosion and rust.

Theft and damage issues solved

The Raleigh Bikes Redux 2 City Hybrid Bikes
The Raleigh Bikes Redux 2 City Hybrid Bikes

Surfing on the internet, you can easily see hilarious photos about bike locking fails: a badly locked bike in the street will disappear very quickly, or will be stripped off the important components, even a stand which is cemented into the ground won’t help. Bikes stealing has never failed being a pesky problem, especially when there are more and more creative tricks that prove that bike locks are no longer impenetrable. [Z5]

Don’t let that happen to you. Just simply fold your bike in front of the door and bring it into the house, leaving the nearby thieves upset.

You can go where no other can

One of the selling points of folding bikes is its flexibility and mobility, which can be clearly shown from Park and Pedal – a campaign runner in 2015 by Montague Bikes, attempted to encourage commuters to make their journey more interesting by combining motor vehicle and bicycle. With the companionship of a folding bike, it will help solve the last mile congestion. You can drive halfway on your car, park it somewhere before entering the congested areas, switch to your bike which was sealed safely in the car trunk, and drive to your destination. Not only will lots of time and gas be saved, but also a combined commute will allow you to maintain your healthy lifestyle.

Why Choose Montague Urban Folding Bikes?

The Raleigh Cadent 3​​ Hybrid Bikes
The Raleigh Cadent 3​​ Hybrid Bikes

Available in 2016, Urban 21 Speed Folding bike is one of the notable models from the urban series, with all of the revolutionized classy features for which Montague is noted for.

It delivers the goods in every way

Being built of aluminum tubing with Direct Connect System gives the bike approx. 29 lbs. in weight, which can be considered light and easy to carry. You can bring it into an elevator or on a bus without any difficulty.

Available in 3 frame size options:  Small – 17″ is for riders 4’8″ – 5’2″, Medium size – 19″ is for riders 5’3″ – 5’10” and Large size – 21″ is for riders 5’11” – 6’4″. If you’re in between 2 bike sizes, picking the larger size is recommended.

Standard tires size 35mm is the perfect choice for getting over bumps, light dirt roads, which may be a little hard on gravel.

21 speeds are nice for wide gear range, especially when the bike is equipped with a drivetrain from Shimano – one of the ‘big three’ drivetrain component manufacturers – gives it the suitable gear for the hill and descents.[Z6]

This bike also draws attention with a modern look, painted in metallic smoke silver, added thoughtful minimal details in white and orange.

Last but not least, the bike retails for around 700$ out the door, is a performance on your budget.

Rack stand 6 Functions in 1 is a bargain:

The Schwinn Discovery Hybrid Bike
The Schwinn Discovery Hybrid Bike

In 2015, from a journey across the ocean for the largest bicycle trade show that happened in Germany, Montague took home the Euro bike award for their product design, which was described as “a high level of innovation, functionality, quality and sustainability.”

Considered as the new concept in bicycle rack systems, the patented Rack stand proves itself a helping hand in cargo carrying capacity, mud guard, kickstand-work stand transformer, and a perfect folded bike stand all in once.

Furthermore, this product also provides protection for the crankset and pedals from scraping on the ground after folding.

Good performance on budget

A $750 bike that can be folded and moved easily, what can be cheaper! It’s not a super cheap bike to be compared with other brands especially the road bike. But I’m sure this is a great option for the urban commuting bike.

Things to consider before having a hold of this bike :

If you’re planning to assemble the bike at home, the front fender requires taking the front brake off for installation. This can be solved as following a detail assembling video guide on YouTube or get help from the shop that sells the bike.

Warranty issue is the first thing to reach for when considering buying this product.  All Montague bikes come with a lifetime warranty, but sometimes getting a replacement of necessary gears might take longer than expectation. Hence, reading the warranty guide carefully is recommended to expedite the maintenance process. [Z8]

Where Can I Get Montague Urban Folding Bikes ?

The Sixthreezero EVRYjourney Hybrid Bikes
The Sixthreezero EVRYjourney Hybrid Bikes

Purchases can be made both online and offline.

Make sure that the retailer also offers tutorials on how to assemble your bike and with a good customer service to answer any questions you have about frame size or included accessories.

Conclusion

Following the domination of cyclists around the city as a result of the rapid urbanization, if you want a ride whether it’s racing to work, or enjoying weekend miles in comfort, then Montague Urban Folding Bikes is an awesome solution.