Press Release

The Foldable Electric Bike for Boaters:
Montague Launches World’s First Full-size, Step-through Foldable E-Bike


Electric bikes can bring riders of all experience levels increased range, more power, and the ability to conquer hills with ease, offering the ideal match for boaters seeking transportation and recreation after they dock. Up until now their unwieldy size made them nearly impossible to store on a boat, but Montague Bikes is changing that with the all new M-E1, a full-size performance e-bike that folds in seconds with a single quick release. The patent-pending aluminum frame and waterproof Shimano STEPS motor deliver true trekking performance with powerful pedal assist while on land, and a compact folded size that can be easily stored on your boat.

“We set out to build an e-bike that can go where others cannot. So far boaters have been deterred from owning an electric bike due to space constraints and a lack of portability with the current designs,” said David Montague, President and founder of Montague Bikes. “The M-E1 offers boat owners a compact folding design for easy storage that unfolds in seconds to deliver a full-sized electric bike that can take them anywhere they want to go. Boat owners need an e-bike that can handle the elements and the rugged terrain around boat yards, all while stowing in a tight space at the end of the day. Small wheel folding bikes won’t cut it, but the M-E1 can do it all.”

Montague’s patent-pending frame design makes folding and transporting the bike quick and effortless. The weight of the bike is supported by the double-leg kickstand during folding, so riders don’t need to lift or support the bike in any way. Once folded, the bike can be rolled for transport by holding the handlebar and simply tilting the bike onto the wheels. The fold-and-roll design makes the M-E1 the most portable e-bike on the market, and for even more compact storage, the handlebars fold with an additional quick release, creating a 38″ x 38″ x 13″ package.

The Montague M-E1 comes equipped with a waterproof Shimano STEPS E6100 mid-drive motor, the newest premium e-bike system from the world leader in bicycle components. The compact, lightweight, and powerful 250W motor ensures riders can tackle hills with ease and arrive at their destination feeling fresh and invigorated. A 36V / 418Wh lithium battery pack provides up to 80 kilometers of pedal assist on a single charge. The system is paired with a Shimano Deore drivetrain for reliable shifting, and an SR Suntour NEX suspension fork for a smooth ride over the unpaved roads and trails around marinas. Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes offer superb stopping power in all conditions.

The custom drawn aluminum frame features an integrated rear rack to provide secure cargo capacity with a sleek and seamless design. E-bike specific Schwalbe Energizer Plus tires provide maximum durability, low rolling resistance, and superior grip. Mud guards and built-in Herrmans LED front and rear lights ensure riders will be visible in all weather. The Montague M-E1 retails for $3,599.00.

The Montague M-E1 is introduced as part of the company’s complete line of high performance folding bikes which includes 700c road/urban models and 26″/27.5″ wheel mountain models.

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About Montague Corporation

Montague Corporation is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA and is dedicated to advancing cycling through the development of inventive technologies. Montague has been manufacturing bikes and bike components for 30 years. Visit or call +(617) 491-7200 for more information.

Ryan Walas
Montague Corporation
Telephone: +1-617-491-7200 ext. 202

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