Big Ride, Small Space
Cambridge, MA – March 2012 – The bicycle is fast coming an essential for many men in the 2010s. With rising gas prices, it’s a great way to save money on transportation. Cycling also helps people reduce their carbon footprint, and no one can deny the health benefits of regular exercise, or the exhilaration that comes from hitting the trails or back country roads.
As bikes become more important to the modern lifestyle, especially in and around urban centers, more people are becoming sensitive to the perceived challenges of bike ownership. For the single guy living in a small apartment, storage is an issue (who wants a bike to be the centerpiece of their living room?). For the family man in the suburbs with a longer commute, the distance alone can seem like an obstacle (who can ride 20+ miles each way – to say nothing of the interstate?). And theft is a problem for everyone (who really wants to risk leaving a bike locked outside, even during the day?).
But thanks to Montague Corporation, a Cambridge, MA-based bicycle company, anyone can take advantage of the benefits of cycling. For the past 25 years, Montague has been designing and manufacturing full-size bikes that fold, in less than 20 seconds, to a compact 36”x28” 12”. Montague bikes fold quickly and easily, without tools, to fit in a closet, under a desk, or in a car trunk, and with 10 different models to choose from (both pavement and mountain bikes) there’s sure to be one for everyone’s riding style, lifestyle, and budget.
What really distinguishes Montague folding bikes, however, is the quality of the ride. It’s easy enough to insert a hinge into the middle of a frame and call it a folding bike, but Montague employs a patented folding system that doesn’t compromise the integrity of the frame. Together with full-size wheels and industry standard components, Montague’s bikes are performance-oriented. They ride as well as any non-folding bike, despite the fact that they can fit in your trunk.
Montague folding bikes are “perfectly suited to life in a cramped city apartment,” says Matt Allyn, Online Editor for Bicycling Magazine. “And, just as I’d hoped, my bike folded up and fit neatly in the closet….it proved to be a snappy and responsive ride. It’s a bike I’d ride, even if I wasn’t short on space.”
Montague bikes are ideal, not only for the bachelor in a studio apartment, but also for the commuter who can’t completely eliminate car travel. Because they fit in the trunk of a car, Montague offers riders the option of a “Park and Pedal” commute. With his bike in the trunk, the long-distance commuter can drive part of his route and ride the rest – whether it’s a 28 mile drive and a 2 mile ride or a 10 mile drive and a 20 mile ride – it’s all up to him and how far he wants to ride on any given day.
A Montague bike is the perfect solution for the guy who wants a bike that can fit in a cramped space without cramping his style – or his ride. Whether he’s riding for transportation, recreation, fitness, or competition, Montague bikes bring a full-size ride that can fold to fit his lifestyle.
For more information on Montague’s complete line of pavement and mountain bikes that fold, visit www.montaguebikes.com or contact Montague at 800-736-5348.
About Montague Corporation
Montague Corporation is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is dedicated to advancing cycling through the development of inventive technologies that provide its customers with an unprecedented combination of performance and convenience. Montague has been manufacturing bikes and bike components for over 25 years. Visit www.montaguebikes.com or call toll free (800) 736-5348 for more information about Montague products and technologies.