Folding Bikes Blog

Stories, tutorials, and advice from the Montague Bikes team.

Touring South Africa on a Montague Folding Bike

Gregory and his trusty Montague X50 have seen more of the world by bike than most of us will in our lifetime. After leaving South America he’s now begun exploration of Africa, starting in Johannesburg, SA. In his own words: I arrived in Johannesburg at 6:00 am... read more

Replacing Grips: A Trick for the Sticky Ones

There are a few reasons you might want to replace your grips. There’s a wide variety of ergonomic shapes and different color options on the market. They’re easily customizable to add some flair to your bike, or you may be looking to replace them if they... read more

New to Bike Commuting in Cambridge, MA

I’ve always been impressed by people biking to work regardless of how bad the weather is.  Since I’m not really a ‘morning person’ and usually take a long time to wake up both physically and mentally, I used to commute by bus. It doesn’t... read more

Spring Farmland Road Ride

If you happen to live near any farmland, I would encourage you to head in that direction when you’re seeking a route for your next bike ride. While it likely won’t provide any epic climbs, it’s usually light with traffic, sparsely populated with... read more

Taipei Cycle Show Recap 2015

Montague just returned from the Taipei Cycle Show, the largest bicycle trade show in Asia. Bike manufacturers, component and accessory makers, distributors, and cycle press gather in Taipei, Taiwan every March to observe and create the latest trends in the bike... read more

Custom Montague Folding Bikes

With full size wheels and standard components, Montague bikes not only deliver the best ride quality and performance of any folding bike on the market, they also allow for complete customization. Montague riders from all over the world express themselves through their... read more

Brothers Touring: Mexico on Montague Bikes

After the last leg of their journey through the southwest of the US, Alex and Gregory continued their bike tour into Mexico. They’ve been touring the world on Montague bikes. What follows is their own account of their experience in Mexico. It was a... read more

Brake Pad Replacement: Road Caliper

Replacing your brake pads is one of the most common bike maintenance tasks, right up there with fixing a flat. It’s a simple procedure, but if you’ve never worked on your brakes before it can be intimidating. The following is a step by step tutorial on... read more

Removing Disc Brake Squeal

If you’ve ever owned a bike with disc brakes, you may have experienced some squeaking from time to time when the brakes are applied. When new disc brakes are first broken in, some of the material from the pad is actually transferred to and embedded on the rotor.... read more

Folding Bikes and Long Haul Truckers

The life of a trucker is that of constant travel and unfortunately, long hours of inactivity. One athlete turned truck driver is bringing a new culture of fitness to an industry that has some of the highest rates of obesity and lowest life expectancies in the US, and... read more

Warm Winter Ride for the Holidays

While I was home for the holidays in Western Massachusetts, the weather was unseasonably warm for New England (unlike now, as I type this it’s 0° F) and I had the opportunity to do some riding on the local trails. Most of the trails I found myself on were fairly... read more

Camping: Bring Your Folding Bike Along

I recently did some cold weather camping here in New England and had the opportunity to bring along my Montague folding bike. If you’re in the great outdoors, there’s nothing better than having a bike with you that can handle the terrain. If you’re... read more

2014 Cyclist Holiday Gift Guide

December is a time for gift giving. If you have a cyclist to shop for, we have some ideas for you. Bike Multi-Tool A handy all-in-one bike tool is a must own for any cyclist. I have a great multi-tool and I could still use another. It’s nice to have one in your... read more

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