Design Philosophy

By now you have noticed that Montague folding bikes are different from all others.

In addition to our innovative technology, our folding bikes were designed with the philosophy that performance comes first – the folding aspect is secondary. Many people in the bike industry agree that bicycles of the future will fold, but that is where the agreement ends. We design full-size, high-performance bicycles that fold, not simply folding bikes.

Other folding bike manufacturers compromise on the ride quality of the bike when they use small “circus-style” wheels. Montague is different; our folding bikes use standard, full-size wheels that millions of bikes use all around the globe. These wheel sizes have been chosen by a countless number of riders and all major bike companies because they offer by far the best stability, rolling resistance, and obstacle clearance.

Again, our top priority is delivering a high-performance bike.  However, what separates us from other high-caliber bike manufactures is our bike’s ability to fold.  Between the frames, wheels, and other materials, Montague is able to produce industry-leading folding bikes.

A WORD ON SMALL WHEEL “CIRCUS STYLE” FOLDING BIKES: Small wheels offer, well, small performance. When compared to standard bicycle wheels, the small wheels found on most folding bikes sink into smaller potholes, offer less stability, create more rolling resistance, force you to use an increased gearing ratio to go the same speed, and when you get a flat tire, tubes are not readily available at any bike shop.

Folding Bike Frame Stress Analysis