Allston Belt Drive Folding Bike

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Belt Drive & Internal Gear Hub

The Allston combines a Gates carbon belt drive with the Shimano Alfine 11 internal gear hub. Grease-less and virtually maintenance free, it’s perfect for urban riding and can easily be stowed until your next ride.

The essentials

• Speeds: 11
• Wheel Size: 700c
• Time to fold: 20s
• Folded Size: 36″x28″x12″
• Approx Weight: 13.7kg


Great for

• Commuting
• Touring
• All weather riding
• Unpaved surfaces

Frame sizes

• Medium – 48 cm: For riders 160 cm – 178 cm. Standover height is 71 cm
• Large – 53 cm: For riders above 179 cm. Standover height is 74 cm


The Allston combines a Gates carbon belt drive with the Shimano Alfine 11 internal gear hub. Grease-less and virtually maintenance free, it’s perfect for urban riding and can easily be stowed until your next ride.

Allston Belt Drive Folding Bike Folded

Independent Review

“First impressions: It’s a gorgeous bike. The internal hub fits well with the clean lines of the bike’s style. Talking the bike out for its maiden voyage, I was surprised to find no flex at all in the ride, despite the folding mechanism. My old Dahon Matrix 2007 had a bit of flex. This bike has none. The bike really shines on city streets, and getting around Union City and Palo Alto was a blast. Conclusion: This bike is a solid (dare I say perfect?) commuter bike. It’s folds when you need it to, but otherwise it’s a full-size bike.”

“When riding a folding bike, you want a frame with minimal flexing and a full-sized folding bike like the Montague is rock solid. Go ahead and stand up to pedal and you’ll notice the rigid frame, which gives you the confidence for sprints to the next stop-light, or simply to complete the bike path loop at your favorite park. In summary, the Montague makes a perfect urban commuting bike and weekend adventure machine. On the the streets or the trails, this folding bike is loaded with quality components and with the eight speed hub you’ll be zipping to work or along the bike paths with ease. Anyone looking for a comfortable full sized ride with the added flexibility of a folding bike, the Montague is the perfect choice.”
Seth W.

Allston Gates belt drive closeup

Gates Belt Drive

The Allston is equipped with a Gates Carbon Belt Drive. It requires no lubrication, is virtually silent, and is cleaner, lighter weight and longer lasting than a traditional chain. It also won’t stretch over time, maintaining its efficiency for its entire lifespan.

DirectConnect™ Folding System

New since 2016 is the DirectConnect folding system, which removes the quick release from the top tube, provides an easier folding experience and larger clamping surface between the two halves of the frame. A flip of the quick release lever and your bike folds to a compact size.

Allston DirectConnect folding system closeup
Allston Shimano Alfine internal gear hub

Shimano Alfine 11

The Allston is powered by a Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub. This provides a wide gear range for hills, keeps the salt and sand out of your gears, and makes derailleur adjustments a thing of the past.


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


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
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub.
Crankset Gates 46T for belt drive. 170mm crank arm
Sprocket Gates belt drive CDX sprocket. 24T
Speeds 11
Brakeset Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes
Pedals Platform trekking pedal.
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
Other RackStand rear rack and fenders
Frame SIzes 48 cm, 53 cm
Folded Size 95 cm x 88 cm x 30 cm
Weight 13.7 kg
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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