(12 customer reviews)

The Allston is a folding bike that combines standard 700c wheels with a Gates carbon belt drive and Shimano Alfine 11 internal gear hub. Grease-less and virtually maintenance free, it’s perfect for urban riding and can be stowed until your next ride.

Hydraulic disc brakes provide superb stopping power, a RackStand offers cargo carrying capacity, and extra wide 38mm tires make it comfortable on even the roughest roads.



Frame Sizes

• Medium – 19″: For riders 5’3″ – 5’10”.
Standover height is 28.38″
• Large – 21″: For riders 5’11” – 6’4″.
Standover height is 28.38″

The Essentials

• Speeds: 11
• Wheel Size: 700c
• Folded Size: 36″x28″x12″
• Approx Weight: 30lbs

Great For

• Commuting
• Touring
• All weather riding
• Unpaved surfaces
Montague Allston Folding Bike Open

Internal Gear Hub

The Shimano Alfine 11 speed gear system is
sealed inside the rear hub, keeping it
protected from damage, moisture, and dirt.

Montague Allston Folding bike Alfine hub closeup

Internal Gear Hub

The Shimano Alfine 11 speed gear system is sealed inside the rear hub, keeping it protected from damage, moisture, and dirt.

Why a Folding Bike?

Folding bikes fit your lifestyle. Having the ability to fold your bike into a compact package in seconds allows you to store it easily in the home or office, and travel anywhere with your bike. It can fit in the car trunk, on the bus or train, and is perfect for your next trip.

Why Montague?

We set out to create the highest performance folding bikes in the world. All Montague bikes use full-size wheels, standard components, and a folding design that doesn’t break any of the frame’s tubing. Our focus has always been on perfecting ride quality, handling, and comfort.

Belt Drive

The Allston uses a Gates carbon belt drive
in place of a chain. It is grease free, quiet,
requires less maintenance, and lasts longer.

Montague Allston Gates Crankset Closeup

Belt Drive

The Allston uses a Gates carbon belt drive in place of a chain. It is grease free, quiet, requires less maintenance, and lasts longer.
Boating Magazine reviewed the Montague Allston as the perfect bike to store on your boat.

No street bikes I’ve ridden offer an experience so smooth, yet solid. Even the bike shop employees drooled over it and lined up for a test drive through their parking lot.

 The brakes were the smoothest I’ve ever used on a bike. The frame folds easily and smoothly at the flick of another latch.”

Boating Magazine

“I’ve had mine for 2 months and absolutely love it!! The belt drive and internal gear hub make it so simple to use and smooth as silk. I added a RockShox Paragon suspension fork and I can go anywhere I want!

I can leave it folded in the back of my Jeep secure then go straight to the Greenspace!!! This bike is very well built with all top quality parts!!”

Jimmy W.

NYceWheels Customer




The Allston is equipped with RackStand,
a traditional cargo rack, kickstand,
workstand, and folded bike stand all in one.

Montague Allston RackStand Closeup


The Allston is equipped with RackStand, a traditional cargo rack, kickstand, workstand, and folded bike stand all in one.



Color Gloss Black/Red
Frame 6061 series aluminum with DirectConnect System. Seatstay splitter for belt drive and eccentric bottom bracket.
Fork Full Cro-Mo, with disc mount and ramped dropout.
Rims 700c deep section Alloy, 32 hole, Black.
Tires Vee Rubber trekking tire. 700c x 38mm
Hubset Formula. Alloy, with front quick release. Shimano Alfine 11 internal gear rear.
Spokes 14 Gauge Stainless
Saddle Speedline Gel
Seatpost 30.0 X 300mm Alloy with Montague logo
Handlebars Riser style 20mm rise. 580mm wide. Alloy
Stem Kalloy, Alloy direct connect. 15 degree rise
Shifters Shimano Alfine Rapid Fire trigger shifters
Front Derailleur NA
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub.
Crankset Gates 46T for belt drive. 170mm crank arm
Rear Cog Gates belt drive CDX sprocket. 24T
Speeds 11
Brakeset Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes
Pedals Platform trekking pedal. Aluminum Cage.
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
Other RackStand rear rack and fenders
Frame Sizes 19”, 21”
Folded Size 36” x 28” x 12”
Approx Weight 30lbs
MSRP $2395.00
Specifications and prices subject to change without notice. Bike specifications and prices for your country may differ. We do our best to ensure that the listed specifications accurately reflect the parts found on our folding bikes. Even so, we may have to change the component specifications from time to time. We do our best to make sure that all component substitutions are of equal performance and cosmetics as those listed . Also our international distributors often ask us to modify components to better suit their local markets. Please contact your local distributor for information about bikes in your area.
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Lifetime Warranty

We are so confident in our folding frame design that we offer a lifetime warranty so you can feel confident too. Frames and non-suspension forks are covered for the life of the bike’s original owner.
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30 Day Return Policy

A bike purchased directly from Montague comes with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you’re unsatisfied with your bike in those 30 days, it can be returned for a full refund minus shipping costs.

12 reviews for Allston

  1. Duc NGuyen

    excellent bike I have ever had. It is convenient to fold when I go to school. I dont have to worry robbery anymore. but one thing I am not favor of is about the size. despite folding the bike, it is looked moderate bulky when I carry it.

    anyway, the quality is the best and i have no doubt about its weight, too

  2. Ben

    Just got it and unpacked it. Very nice first ride! So smooth, and solid. I love this bike. Nice finish, nice graphics. Very well made. The gates belt is smooth and the Shimano Alfine 11 shifts perfectly. Love the rackstand that acts as a rack and a kickstand. Great job Montague!

  3. Timothy

    Sweet bike! Very happy with the purchase. Having the belt instead of a chain is really awesome, feels buttery smooth to ride.

  4. CarlB

    I agree, sweet bike. Rides nice, love the belt and shimano internal gearing. I take it on my boat, and we explore islands in the Puget Sound by bike. Can’t beat it for fending off the elements. The “chain’ never rusts!

  5. Connor R.

    Had to wait for bike to be in stock but well worth it. We got 2 for our sailboat. Saw the review in Yachting magazine and loved the idea of a bike with full size wheels that could be stored easily. Very pleased with our purchase.

  6. Stephen

    I’ve had the Allston for couple of months now. It’s crazy how people are blown away when I fold it up – it does not look like it can do what it can do. Thanks Montague folks for making this bike. I first heard about it when I was over in Germany, but couldn’t find one there. Now in the states I got one – had to get my local dealer to order it, but I am happy that I did. Excellent bike!

  7. Carlos B

    Everything about this bike is excellent. If you’re concerned that it won’t ride well or feel stable think again. You know it is quality made as soon as you take it out of the box. Most of the time I ride it on the weekends and since I can just toss it in the back of my car I try out new locations. It gives a high performance ride and I don’t worry about it getting stolen.

  8. LMH

    Purchased because I wanted the Shimano Alfine internal gear hub but really appreciate the excellent quality and versatility using this bike on a variety of surfaces.

  9. Will T

    The Allston has been outstanding this winter for commuting. I’ve had an older Crosstown which has been a terrific bike but I was ready for an upgrade. The new folding mechanism makes the bike frame even stronger than before and the wider tires, disc brakes, internal hub and belt drive have made biking better and my life much easier. Keep the innovations coming, Montague!


    Love the Monty – I do not have this bike. I have the Boston 8. Pretty much the same frame but this bike addresses some lacks in the Boston. I have wished for the room for fatter tires, this has that. I would prefer the belt drive to chain this has that. The brake cable routing is cramped on the Boston. This bike has disc brakes. SO better brakes and better cable routing. It seems this bike is an improvement on the B8. One thing I do not prefer is the 11 speeds. I do not need or want 11. MORE is not better. 8 is too many. I would do fine with a 3-speed Sturmy Archer. The Boston has 8. About spokes. MORE IS BETTER. This bike should have 36, not 32. It may do I didn’t check. 32 is OK anyway. The bike industry seems to design wheels by removing spokes until the wheel collapses then add one spoke. This is not like that. It has at least 32. Great bike to toss in the trunk. NOT great to fly with. We took em to Paris and they were great fun on the Champs but a pain to get on the airline. A hard case may help with that.

  11. BJL

    I bought 2 Allstons last fall to bring on our plane for trips over the winter. It has worked out wonderfully! The convenience of having easy transportation to get to town and getting exercise too is great. It would be a bit better if they were lighter weight but the benefits of easy care and a comfortable ride trump any negatives. These bikes have handled any terrain we’ve encountered much better than a small wheeled folder could have. Highly recommend!

  12. Neo

    Great design, and everything works perfectly. It was a little challenging to get the fit right, but I’m 6’2″, so some work was required to make it fit me well. New stem and bars and I got it pretty dialed. It’s compact, I’ll just say that. The drivetrain is unbelievably smooth. It’s absolutely silent except the sound of the tires. The brakes are the loudest thing you hear on a ride. You’ll probably want to put a bell on it. Give it a thorough inspection when you get it. Torque everything. The bottom bracket is unusual. Not all your local bike shops will know how to adjust the belt tension, but you can figure it out if you have some mechanical inclination. Also, put some good quality tires on and you’ll like it more. If your not a big guy it would be perfectly okay on rough terrain. It’s tough enough to handle it. I like it a lot and bring it with me on all my travels.

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