Press Release

Montague Launches New Folding Mountain Bike for Auto Enthusiasts

Folding Paratrooper Elite Delivers Top Performance Ride and Stores Easily in Vehicles


CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 6, 2016 – Montague Bikes, the leader in full-size folding bikes, has launched the all-new Paratrooper Elite, a high performance mountain bike designed to handle the toughest trails and fold easily for storage in a vehicle. Its superior componentry, full-size wheels and folding design offer the perfect solution for those looking for a versatile bike to take with them as they hit the open road.

Originally conceived for use by military paratroopers dropping into combat, the Paratrooper Elite represents the ultimate in rugged portability. The bike is well-equipped with a 30-speed Shimano XT drivetrain, XT hydraulic disc brakes, and Rockshox Reba suspension to provide exceptional trail performance. Its 27.5″ Mavic wheels and wide 2.1″ Maxxis tires allow the Paratrooper Elite to roll over obstacles and rough trails with ease and still fold into a vehicle’s trunk when the ride is over.

Auto enthusiasts look for the best features in design and equipment for their vehicles and should expect nothing less from the accessories they put into them. The Paratrooper Elite combines smart design with peak performance and handling to make it a perfect complement to high-end autos.

When folded, the bike compacts to just 36 inches wide, 28 inches high and 12 inches deep, ideal for car trunks and tight storage spaces. It also weighs only 27 lbs, making it very light and portable. The bike’s industry standard components make repairs and customizations possible at any bike shop.

Like all Montague bikes, the Paratrooper Elite includes the patented DirectConnect™ folding system that provides increased frame stiffness for superior ride quality, and can be folded and unfolded in less than 20 seconds. The Paratrooper Elite retails for $2,449.00.

“The Paratrooper Elite allows you to always have a bike for recreation, fitness riding, or transportation right in your trunk. It’s the perfect complement to a car, SUV, or truck.” said Ryan Walas, Director of Marketing for Montague Bikes. “Unlike other folding bike companies, we focus on performance and ride quality first. Our bikes are made to be ridden in all conditions, and the Elite can compete with the industry’s best mountain bikes while offering unmatched portability and ease of use.”

The Paratrooper Elite is part of Montague’s 11 all-new bike models for 2016 that feature the same folding frame design. The 2016 line-up includes six road and five mountain bikes ranging in price from $639.95 to $2,449.00.

About Montague Corporation
Montague Corporation is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA 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 25 years. Visit or call +(617) 491-7200 for more information about Montague products and technologies.


Matt McCarthy
Montague Corporation
Telephone: 1-617-491-7200 ext. 201

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Paratrooper Elite Folding Mountain Bike

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