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A Chance to Win a Montague T-shirt on Twitter

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It’s as easy as that:

1. Follow us on Twitter at @MontagueBikes

2. Tweet using the hashtag #WinMontagueTee and tell us where you like to ride your bike most. Why?

On Tuesday, August 12th at 12:00 pm (Noon EST), we will choose a winner to receive one of our Montague Silhouette T-shirts. 100% Cotton, Made in the USA, American Apparel Tee. Screen printed front and back with a 2 color logo on the sleeve. Good Luck!

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Terms and Conditions:

1. The promoter is Montague Corporation, 1035 Cambridge St. Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141 USA
2. Entry is open worldwide. If the winner of the prize is under 18, the prize will be awarded to their parents/guardians.
3. Employees of Montague Corporation, immediate families and companies involved in this promotion are ineligible to enter.
4. Acceptable forms of entry are as follows: Follow @MontagueBikes on Twitter. Tweet where you like to ride your bike most and why using the hashtag #WinMontagueTee
5. Competition commences on 08/05/2014 at 12:00 pm and closes  EST 08/12/2014 at 12:00 pm.
6. Prize: The prize includes the following: (1) Montague Silhouette T-shirt in your choice of size (S, M, L, XL).
7. The winner will be randomly chosen by Montague Corporation and contacted by Twitter direct message. If the person doesn’t respond in the next 48 hours, he/she will lose the prize and another person will be chosen.
8. No extension of the validity date of this prize will be permitted. The promoter reserves the right to refuse to allow a winner to take part in any or all aspects of the prize, if the promoter determines, in their absolute discretion, that a winner is not in the mental or physical condition necessary to be able to safely participate in the prize.
9. In the event that for any reason whatsoever a winner does not take an element of the prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be awarded in lieu of that element of the prize.
10. In consideration for the Promoter awarding the prize to the winner, the winner hereby assigns to the Promoter all right, title and interest in and to all copyright in any material created pursuant to the winner’s participation in any aspect of the prize (Works). The winner acknowledges that the Promoter is free to use the Works and to exercise its rights in relation thereto and the winner will not be entitled to any fee for such use.
11. Should an entrant’s contact details change during the promotional period, it is the entrant’s responsibility to notify the Promoter. A request to access or modify any information provided in an entry should be directed to Promoter.
12. The Promoter is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, either caused by the entrant or for any technical error, or any combination thereof that may occur in the course of the administration of this competition including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries.

2 Comments

  1. Posted August 6, 2014 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    I love riding my Montague all over the Hamptons. I find fresh ocean air very healing. My dream would be to ride a Montague all over France.

  2. evans robinson
    Posted August 8, 2014 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    largest size please

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Eurobike Show is Approaching!

The Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany is just around the corner. It’s the largest bicycle trade shows in the world, so if you’re into cycling you should know about it. Eurobike was first held in 1991, and has continued annually ever since. It has grown each year and the Messe Friedrichshafen, one of the largest exhibition centers in Germany, has grown along with it. The Messe consists of 13 different halls which at showtime will be filled with some of the finest bikes, components, accessories, and cycling apparel the industry has to offer.

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This year’s show will be open for trade visitors from Wednesday August 27th to Friday August 29th, and for the cycling fans out there, it will be open to the public on August 30th. Montague is exhibiting in Hall-B1, at Stand number 510. Come visit us!

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Last year 45,200 industry visitors attended the show from 111 different countries, and a total of 1,280 exhibitors from 54 countries showed their products. A solid increase from 2012 where 43,700 visitors from 97 countries made their way to Germany to attend.

An extra 20,400 consumers, 300 world premieres, and 1,883 journalists swelled the already busy halls on the public day.

Demo Day

The day before the indoor exhibition starts is called Demo Day. It provides an opportunity for attendees to test ride the latest bikes and products that vendors will be presenting at the show. While it’s historically been held in the next town over, this year’s Demo Day will be held at the expo ground in Friedrichshafen for the very first time on August 26th.

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“At present, more than 140 companies (189 brands) have registered for the test ride day, and the area reserved for this special exhibition has increased by more than 10 percent,” said Eurobike project manager Dirk Heidrich. The more convenient location appears to be well on it’s way to being a success.

Eurobike Award

Every year at the show, the coveted Eurobike Awards are given to the most innovative new products. The awards are organized by iF design, a German-based design services organization, and are given to companies and organizations that focus on the development and design of bicycles and cycling accessories, from mountain bikes and special bikes to individual components, clothing and accessories.

Categories:  Mountain Bikes, Cross Bikes, Racing Bikes, Urban Bikes, Special-Purpose Bikes, E-Bikes / Pedelecs, Clothes, Parts / Components, Accessories Concepts, Services

They are judged on a wide variety of criteria:

Evaluation criteria: Aerodynamics, Efficiency, Ergonomics, Functionality, Utility, Design Quality, Weight, Degree of Innovation, Comfort, Loading, Brand Value, Branding, Choice of Materials, Service, Safety, Stability, Environmental Compatibility, Workmanship

We’re looking forward to another exciting year, and we hope you can make it out to join us. Friedrichshafen is located right on Lake Constance in Southern Germany, and on the other size is the Swiss Alps. It’s a beautiful area, so make a trip out of it and spend some time in Switzerland too!

Here are some photos we took at the show last year. See what you have to look forward to!

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One Comment

  1. Paul Alper
    Posted August 6, 2014 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait! See you guys there :)

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Single Track on a Montague: West Thompson Lake

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 CT borders both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Neither of us had ever ridden there, so it would be a new experience.

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For the most part, it was moderately technical single track. I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners as it was fairly rocky and steep in sections. We managed to stay on our bikes for the majority of the loop.

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There were bridges and wooden structures throughout the ride to get us over the creeks and particularly wet section. These are always fun to ride (and bunny hop off of).

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Some of the trail was hard packed and fast, nice and narrow without the large rocks that donned the rest of the trail. These sections were particularly fun to really put the pedal down.IMG_3536

At various times, the trail crept out of the woods for views of Thompson lake, but it also passed various smaller ponds, creeks, and wetlands.

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I’m pretty sure there were aliens spawning from this body of water.

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It was a solid day of riding. We were both on Montague folding bikes (Paratrooper not pictured), so we were able to drive to and from the trail head with both bikes in the trunk. When I headed back to Boston, I had my road bike and my mountain bike comfortably in the car as well.

2 Comments

  1. Posted August 4, 2014 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Montague is a good option between a normal and a folding bike, easy bike to fold and store in the car or home and not feel the size difference as when you go from a normal bike to a folding bike. But to do mtb routes, how it works? gives the same performance as a conventional mtb?

  2. Posted August 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Hey Oscar,
    Our mountain bikes really ride like a normal hardtail mountain bike. In addition to full size wheels and standard components, our bikes also use a very different frame design from other folders. The two halves of the frame rotate around the seat tube, rather than breaking the tubing with a standard hinge. When they bike is unfolded, the two halves overlap. Mountain Bike Action Magazine said in a review “You forget that you are in the saddle of a bike that can be stored in a closet.” No lie!

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