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Single Track on a Montague: West Thompson Lake

Tweet After putting in some road miles this past Saturday, I headed to Northeast Connecticut on Sunday morning to do some mountain biking. A friend who lives there decided we should explore the trails around West Thompson Lake. If you know the area, it’s just off I-395 in the Northeast most corner of state. Thompson [...]
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Enter for a Chance to Win a Montague Crosstown Folding Bike!

Tweet Montague Bikes is organizing a bike giveaway for one brand new Montague Crosstown folding bike. The only thing you have to do to enter is like our official Facebook page and answer the following: If you receive a Montague Crosstown, what would you use it for? How would you utilize the bike’s folding feature? [...]
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Outside Providence: A Road Ride on the Montague FIT

Tweet The near perfect weather we had in New England over the weekend was begging us to get out and ride our bikes. I found myself in Providence on Saturday visiting a friend, so he took me on one of his favorite rides along the Providence river and down to the harbor in Bristol, RI. [...]
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Understanding the Tour de France: A Beginner’s Guide

Tweet It’s that time of year again. We’re a full 11 stages into one of the longest, most difficult, and certainly well known bicycle races in the world, the Tour de France. For many, this may be the only time of year there is an opportunity to watch professional cycling. Unless you attend live, or [...]
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Watch Out for the Unexpected: Bike Safety

Tweet The general tips for bike safety are well known among bike commuters, but there are often dangerous scenarios that arise even when you follow the rules of the road.  Unfortunately, some drivers don’t know the laws regarding bikes, they do unexpected things, or simply don’t see you. It’s important to be aware of these [...]
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Montague Bikes at the Beach: Cape Cod

Tweet Recently, a group of friends and I headed down to North Truro on Cape Cod to spend the weekend there. Of course we brought our Montague bikes along. If you’re not familiar with the Cape, it is the Easternmost portion of Massachusetts which extends into the Atlantic Ocean. The narrow strip of land is [...]
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Filming the Montague Crosstown

Tweet We recently went out to film a new video for the Montague Crosstown, a 7-speed 700c folding bike that’s perfect for bike paths, commutes, and around town riding. Take a look at the latest edit, as well as some photos from our day of shooting.  A few behind the scenes shots: Be sure to [...]
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Folding Gravel Bike: Disc Brakes and Drop Bar Levers

Tweet After installing the headset and fork, and preparing the wheelset, I’m now going to install the disc brakes. I have a set of Hayes CX Pro mechanical brakes and 160mm rotors. Most disc brakes are made to install on post mount frames with bolt holes 74mm from center to center, with the option to [...]
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Tour of the Americas: Ecuador

Tweet After our adventures in Colombia, we crossed into Ecuador via the small village of Tulcan. Needing an inexpensive place to stay for the evening, we ended up in a hotel which charged us per 12 hours – instead of per 24. You can already imagine which kind of hotel this was… From here we [...]
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Folding Gravel Bike Build: Part 2

Tweet The next step in building the 700c folding gravel bike. Starting with a Montague FIT Custom folding frame, I’ve installed the headset and fork (read about that here). Now I’m going to prepare the wheelset. For this build, I’m using Whisky Parts Co. carbon rims laced to SRAM X9 disc compatible hubs. With new [...]
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