Folding Bikes Blog

The 12 Days of Cycling

It’s that time of year.

Rather than providing an assortment of products that you might purchase for yourself or a loved one (although we always do recommend a folding bike and accessories…heck, we’ve even got t-shirts!), please enjoy this parody on everybody’s favourite Christmas song, “The 12 Days of Christmas” – or as you’ll come to think of it after reading the post, “The 12 Days of Cycling”. (To avoid unnecessary repetition, we begin on Day 12).

On the twelfth day of Cycling, my true love gave to me:

12 Crank Arms Cranking

11 Pedals Pedalling

10 Pumps A-Pumping

9 Bike Lights Flashing

8 Frames A-Folding

7 Stems Adjusting

6 Gears A-Shifting

5 Carbon Rims

4 Handlebars

3 Front Brakes

2 Internal Hubs

And a Cartridge and some Bearings

I don’t know what you’d do with 5 carbon rims (wheels for two bikes plus a spare?) but that’s certainly a lot of bike parts and accessories…more than what you’ve got kicking around in your basement/garage?

Give the Gift of Folding

Of course, if you’re looking for the gift that keeps on giving, you should always consider a Montague folding bike. Depending on the climate in your particular area, December may not seem like the obvious time to give someone a bicycle, but it really does make a lot of sense, even in winter. It’s a great idea for someone looking to get back into shape after holiday eating indulgences (and with New Year’s resolutions right around the corner). Commuting by bike is a great way for someone to work a little more exercise into their routine; and if they get into it and start using it as a regular form of transportation, they can probably pass on the gym membership this year. Even if you are considering a bike for someone who is reluctant to ride in bad weather and live somewhere with a cold winter, a Montague folding bike is easy to store inside until warmer weather approaches. And with a folding bike, your giftee has the option of combining bike travel with driving or public transit.

The folding bike is a gift of exercise, of money saved, of space made more available, and of convenience. And on top of all this, riding a bike is really great for the environment. So if you’re looking for something that can be enjoyed year round (or at least won’t be in the way when it’s not being ridden), go for a Montague folding bike. Your true love, and the environment, will thank you.

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  1. joseph
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    am trying to buy a navigator 19 or 21″ in taiwan, but they don’t have it anywhere. one store does have a crosstown 21″. my questions:

    are the frames of the two models identical in material and design?
    can the crankset on crosstown be changed to accommodate 3×7 speeds? (i want that many to cycle round taiwan)
    are there other differences in the two models such as different quality specs? (i know the seats are different)

    thanks! joseph

  2. Posted January 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Hey Joseph,

    Thanks for your interest in Montague Bikes. The Navigator and Crosstown frames are in fact identical in material and design. The only difference is that the stock fork on the Navigator has a disc brake mount while the Crosstown fork does not.

    The crankset on the Crosstown uses a standard square taper bottom bracket so it is compatible with many aftermarket models. You’ll also need a front derailleur and shifter to utilize the new chainrings.

    The component set is upgraded on the Navigator so the shifters, derailleurs, stock crankset and tires are a step above those on the Crosstown.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to send us an email at bicycle @

  3. aviv harary
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    i wish you could make a carbon fiber version of the paratrooper.
    it will make these bike perfect.

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