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Paratrooper

4.70 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

The classic folding mountain bike from Montague, the Paratrooper is tough, rugged, and ready for anything. Its patented folding design was developed under a grant from DARPA to allow airborne soldiers to drop out of airplanes and into combat.

The Paratrooper offers 24 speeds, front suspension, mechanical disc brakes, and the RackStand for hauling gear. Tackle any terrain, carry your gear, and fold to stash in your trunk.

$895.00

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Description

Frame Sizes

• Small – 16″: For riders 4’8″ – 5’2″
Standover height is 28.13″
• Medium – 18″: For riders 5’3″ – 5’10”
Standover height is 28.13″
• Large – 20″: For riders 5’11” – 6’4″
Standover height is 29.13″

The Essentials

• Speeds: 24
• Wheel Size: 26″
• Folded Size: 36″x28″x12″
• Approx Weight: 32lbs

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Great For

• Rough trails
• Hauling Gear
• Bike Camping
• Recon missions

Disc Brake

Disc Brakes

The Paratrooper is equipped with mechanical
disc brakes. They offer quicker response, more
stopping power, and better performance in
wet weather than rim brakes.

 

Paratrooper Disc Brake

Disc Brakes

The Paratrooper is equipped with mechanical disc brakes. They offer quicker response, more stopping power, and better performance in wet weather than rim brakes.

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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.

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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.

Suspension Fork

Suspension Fork

An SR Suntour suspension fork allows the
Paratrooper to glide over the obstacles,
roots, and rocks of off-road trails.

Paratrooper Suspension Fork

Suspension Fork

An SR Suntour suspension fork allows the Paratrooper to glide over the obstacles, roots, and rocks of off-road trails.

“Few bicycle companies need to measure the size of an aircraft door when designing a new model. But Montague Corp., based in Cambridge, Mass., did exactly that when the Pentagon said it needed a lightweight, foldable bike that special-operations forces could carry as they jumped out of airplanes into enemy territory.

US forces found the bikes ideal for moving quietly and without using scarce fuel. Word spread throughout the world’s tightly knit military community.”

Time Magazine

“the Montague adds a new dimension to escaping into the wild. Its patented folding design was developed by the US military to allow soldiers to strap the bike to their chest before parachuting deep behind enemy lines.

It’s incredibly simple to unfold – a single sturdy pin controls the hinge – and it has 27 gears, mechanical disc brakes and full front shocks to help you make mincemeat of hostile territory. It also zips neatly into a bag which then fits into the boot, so weekend warriors don’t have to worry about getting their car dirty on the way home.”

The Guardian

“Montague Tactical Military Mountain Bikes are full size mountain bikes (MB) that provide an inexpensive alternative to walking; have enhanced off-body load bearing capabilities; a high level of maneuverability and can compact to a portable size in less than 30 seconds.

Currently, they are deployed in the US, Middle East and Europe and are ideal for patrolling, security, rapid response and jumping.”

Military Technology Magazine

RackStand

RackStand

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

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Paratrooper RackStand Closeup

RackStand

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

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Specifications

ColorMatte Cammy Green
FrameCustom drawn 7005 Series Aluminum with DirectConnect System.  Replaceable derailleur hanger and disc mount
ForkSR Suntour XCT suspension. 80mm travel. Alloy one piece lower. Disc Compatible
Rims26″ Alloy, 32 hole. Double Wall.  Black
TiresKenda Kinetics. 26″ x 2.10″
HubsetFormula. Black. Alloy. Disc Compatible. Sealed front & rear with CLIX™ front quick release
Spokes14 Gauge Stainless
SaddleAero Mountain
Seatpost30.0 X 300mm Alloy with Montague logo
HandlebarsKalloy. Alloy. 7 degree backsweep. 31.8 Barbore. 580mm length
StemKalloy. Alloy Direct Connect. 105mm. 7 degree rise
ShiftersShimano RAPIDFIRE Plus Trigger Shifter
Front DerailleurShimano Top Swing Dual Pull
Rear DerailleurShimano Deore
CranksetSR Suntour XCC. 42/32/22. Alloy 170mm crank arm. Matte Black
Speeds24 Speeds
BrakesetMechanical disc w/ pad adjustment. Alloy Levers
PedalsPlatform pedal with steel cage
Bottom BracketSealed Cartridge
OtherRackStand rear rack with fenders (Not sold with front fender in some international markets)
Frame Sizes16″, 18″, 20″
Folded Size36″ x 28″ x 12″
Approx Weight32 lbs.
MSRP$899.00
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.

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.

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10 reviews for Paratrooper

  1. 5 out of 5

    Great bike! It folds super fast and is very sturdy. It handles all the rocks and mud on the trails and then I can throw it in the back of my Jeep and head home.

  2. 5 out of 5

    It works well, and even my 13 year old son thinks its “cool”. Very happy.

  3. 5 out of 5

    I”m on my second paratrooper. I had to leave my first one overseas. Folds up great, and I took it on lots of trains through Europe, but the airlines still make it a pain to fly with it – they can charge $100 for one leg, so I sold and got a new one back in the states.

  4. 4 out of 5

    I also ordered a black Montague storage bag with the bike, but was told you are out of supply on them and should get more in 2 months. I need this bag for storage so please send as soon as supply is replenished. Nice bike!

  5. 5 out of 5

    I have a Paratrooper that i bought back in 2012 with the older style frame locking mechanism. My friends were sketpical about me riding some of the hard Arizona desert trails with a folding bike but this bike is a BEAST. It takes a beating and keeps going. I believe this bike can handle just about any trail. I would recommend a few customizations such as wider bars and an upgraded seat, but that really is more user specific. I love my partrooper. It is one BAD ASS hardtail bike!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    A very good friend of mine bought me a Montague paratrooper in 2014 since then I drove 4000 Kilometers (2500 mile), and is excellent bike never change nothing only brake pads twice, 60% i drove of-road in mountains and i never had a flat tire on it, i relay love my paratrooper i take with my almost everywhere

  7. 5 out of 5

    Very happy after owning this nearly a year. It’s a sturdy, well-made bike that is fun to ride. I’m a larger guy and was concerned about a folding bike handling my weight. After speaking with a tech person at Montague I took his advice and switched out the wheels. It worked great and I’m close to meeting my lower weight goals and switching back to the original wheels.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amazing bike! Performs fantastic as a mountain bike although my friends doubted it would. It has very little flex in the frame and stands up to anything I try. Folding it is a piece of cake! Go for it!

  9. 4 out of 5

    The Paratrooper has a remarkable frame — it truly rides with all the finesse of a non-folding bike. The only complaint I can find is that the components are entry-level. While I have owned mine, I have gradually upgraded every component from the wheels up. Not only is the bike of much higher spec than shipped from the factory, it is also significantly lighter. I have run it off-road equipped with an excellent Marzocchi suspension fork, and it has comfortable cross-country geometry. On occasion, I’ve swapped out the suspension fork for a rigid aluminum unit, and mounted road-oriented tires. In this configuration, it makes a competent flat-bar road bike capable of serious gravel touring and 60-70 mile days. The swap only takes about 20 minutes. I would gladly rate the frame at five stars, but I feel an otherwise outstanding machine is betrayed by it’s moderate-quality groupset. However, if you purchase one with the knowledge that you can upgrade as you go along, this could be the only bike that you’ll need for a very long time. It is one of the few folding bicycles that I’ve used (three at this point) that is not compromised by its folding mechanism.

  10. 4 out of 5

    I’m thrilled with my Paratrooper! It’s rugged frame makes it a great choice for the toughest trails. The small frame worked best for me being 5’2″. The brakes needed adjusting out of the box and I added more ergonomic grips for my personal taste but over all a top-notch bike.

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