Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike - 24 Speed - 26" Wheels - 20" Aluminum Frame

Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike - 24 Speed - 26" Wheels - 20" Aluminum Frame

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  • Pedal Bike
  • Montague
  • 26 Inch Wheels
  • 36L x 28W x 12H Inch
  • 24 Speeds
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Disc Brakes
  • Green
Full-size, folding mountain bike is great for singletrackers and bikepackers that want a high-performance bike but have limited storage space. Dual-tread tires grip hard trails as well as loose gravel, and the cargo rack lets you carry your gear. Call 800-298-8924 to order Montague folding bikes part number PARDC20 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Montague products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike - 24 Speed - 26" Wheels - 20" Aluminum Frame. Folding Bikes reviews from real customers.


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Full-size, folding mountain bike is great for singletrackers and bikepackers that want a high-performance bike but have limited storage space. Dual-tread tires grip hard trails as well as loose gravel, and the cargo rack lets you carry your gear.


Features:

  • Full-size folding mountain bike is great for off-road adventurers, bikepackers, singletrackers, and remote campers
    • Fits easily into trunk or hatch for weekend excursions or after-work getaways
  • Folding design - takes approximately 20 seconds to collapse bike for storage or set up for your ride
    • To fold simply remove front tire, fold in half, and secure with included hook-and-loop strap
    • Quick-release lever lets you remove your front wheel in seconds
  • 26" Kenda Slant Six dual-tread tires are great for hard trails and loose gravel
  • SR Suntour XCT fork lets you manually adjust right- and left-side compression
  • Shimano Deore 8-speed rear derailleur and Acera 3-speed front derailleur provide 24 speed options
  • Shimano Rapid Fire Plus trigger shifters with optical readouts
  • Tektro Novella mechanical disc brakes
  • RackStand cargo rack rotates under rear wheel to create kickstand
  • Fixed-position handlebars
  • Mountain Aero saddle with adjustable seat post and quick-clamp
  • 6061 Aircraft-grade Kalloy aluminum frame is lightweight yet stronger than standard steel frames
    • 5-Layer brushed coating helps bike resist corrosion
  • Front and rear fenders
  • Multiple reflectors
  • Matte Cammy Green color


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Recommended rider height: 5'11" - 6'4"
  • Frame size: 20"
  • Standover height: 29-1/8"
  • Wheel size: 26" diameter x 2-1/16" wide
  • Fork travel: 80 mm
  • Handlebars:
    • Length: 22"
    • Backsweep: 7 degrees
  • Stem:
    • Length: 3-1/2"
    • Rise: 7 degrees
  • Seat post length: 11-7/8"
  • Crankset: 42/32/22
  • Dimensions (when folded): 36" long x 12" wide x 28" tall
  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


The Montague Paratrooper is a full-size mountain bike that offers all the features of a regular mountain bike with the added benefit of the folding design. This means you can take it with you nearly anywhere you go, and you don't need to buy a hitch or bike rack to take it to the trailhead. Off-road adventurers will love it for its adjustable compression fork and trail-ready tires. Bikepackers, singletrackers, and campers will love it for its included cargo rack. It also has a DirectConnect latch that ensures the bike won't fold up and collapse while you're riding. And, unlike a regular bike, you can store a folding bike in a closet or compartment so it's out of sight in your home or RV.


Quick and Easy Folding Design


Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike Being Folded

The Paratrooper takes approximately 20 seconds to fold up. You can do it in 4 easy steps. Undo the latch on the back of the seat post and rotate the cargo basket under the rear tire to convert it to a bike stand. Open the quick-release latch on the front hub and pull the spring to remove the front wheel. Open the CLIX DirectConnect latch under the top tube, and fold the bike in half. Use the included hook-and-loop strap to secure the front wheel to the folded bike.


The bike weighs just 32 lbs so it's convenient to carry wherever you go. It's easy to haul up and down stairs or place in your trunk or hatch for weekend excursions or after-work getaways.


Montague Paratrooper

Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike

  1. Shimano Acera 3-Speed Front Derailleur -
    Montague Paratrooper Front Derailleur
    The Shimano Acera 3-speed front derailleur shifts the top part of the chain between the 3 front sprockets. It works with the Shimano Deore 8-speed rear derailleur to give the drivetrain a total of 24 speeds for you to choose from. The top swing derailleur creates a small profile so you can mount a water bottle to the seat post without obstruction. It's also dual pull, so the shifter cable can be routed to the shifter from either the top or the bottom of the derailleur. Routing from the top is great for mountain bikes because it helps prevent the shifter cable from getting hit by a rock or covered in mud.

  2. Shimano Deore 8-Speed Rear Derailleur -
    Montague Paratrooper Rear Derailleur
    The Shimano Deore 8-speed rear derailleur shifts the bottom part of the chain between the 8 rear sprockets. It has a low-profile design with a short pulley cage that provides clearance above rocks, weeds, and other objects that you could potentially hit when riding hilly terrain. The lightning-quick action is perfect when you need to make sudden gear changes. It's constructed of lightweight aluminum that is great for off-road riding, and it's designed to help prevent chain drop and chain slap. It works with the Shimano Acera 3-speed front derailleur to give the drivetrain a total of 24 speeds for you to choose from.

  3. 26" Kenda Slant Six Tires -
    Montague Paratrooper Tires
    The 26" Kenda Slant Six tires are constructed of a lightweight, dual rubber compound that is designed for riding trails. A hard compound in the center tread reduces rolling resistance so they're fast on packed surfaces. A softer compound on the corners improves grip and lets the tires float over loose terrain. They also have materials under the tread and between the beads that prevents punctures caused by rocks and other trail hazards. The wheels have double-walled rims that provide increased support when compared with single-walled rims so they're better suited for off-road riding. The tubes have Schrader valves with cores that are easy to remove.

  4. RackStand Cargo Rack and Kickstand -
    Montague Allston Cargo Basket
    The RackStand is a sturdy steel cargo rack over the rear wheel that lets you carry your gear. This eases your burden so you don't have to carry your gear in a clumsy backpack. You can convert the RackStand into a kickstand by simply opening the latch that attaches it to the seat post and rotating it underneath the tire. This also give you support under the bike for cleaning and maintenance. The fender for the rear wheel is also integrated into the RackStand.

  5. Mountain Aero Saddle with Center Gap -
    Montague Paratrooper Saddle
    The cushioned Mountain Aero saddle has a center gap that helps reduce pressure on your sensitive areas. This helps make it comfortable to ride on even for long periods of time. It's also easy to adjust to accommodate your height, and you can do it in seconds. Just loosen the quick-clamp, slide the seat post to your desired height, and close the quick-clamp.

  6. Kalloy Aluminum Frame with 5-Layer Brushed Coating -
    Montague Paratrooper Frame
    The 20" frame is made out of 6061 aircraft-grade Kalloy aluminum tubing that is lightweight yet stronger than standard steel tubing. It's great for riding over rocks, through ditches, and navigating other off-road hazards. It also has a 5-layer brushed coating that helps prevent corrosion so it's great to use in wet conditions.

  7. Seat Post Hinge with CLIX DirectConnect Latch -
    Montague HInge
    The large hinge on the seat post connects the front and rear parts of the frame, keeping the point of articulation off of the top tube. This prevents the frame from developing a potential weak point as can happen with other folding bikes that are hinged on the top tube. It features a CLIX DirectConnect latch that automatically secures the hinge in place when the bike is unfolded. This prevents the bike from accidentally folding up and collapsing while you are riding. The fork also has a quick-release latch that lets you remove the front wheel in seconds so you can fold the bike up fast.

  8. Shimano Rapid Fire Plus Trigger Shifters -
    Montague Paratrooper Trigger Shifters
    The Shimano Rapid Fire Plus trigger shifters are located on the right side and left side of the handlebars next to the hand brakes. They let you easily shift gears up and down using your thumbs and index fingers without having to move your hands off the grips. The shifter on the right shifts between 9 speeds on the rear derailleur. The shifter on the left shifts between 3 speeds on the front derailleur. An optical display on each shifter lets you easily see what gear you are in.

  9. Handlebar Brake Levers -
    Montague Paratrooper Brake Levers
    The handlebar brake levers are located in front of each hand grip so you can steer and brake without having to move your hands. The right hand brake lever stops the front wheel and the left hand brake lever stops the rear wheel. The soft, ergonomic handles are easy to grip so your hands won't slide off them while steering.

  10. SR Suntour XCT Adjustable Compression Fork -
    Montague Paratrooper Suspension Fork
    The SR Suntour XCT coil spring fork lets you manually adjust the compression so you get the smoothest ride possible over rocky trails as well as smooth pathways. The black PRELOAD knobs on each side of the fork adjust the stiffness of the compression. For pathways, turn each knob clockwise to increase compression damping so that the fork has little bounce. For rough terrain, turn each knob counterclockwise to reduce compression damping so that it bounces easier.

  11. Tektro Novella Mechanical Disc Brakes -
    Montague Paratrooper Disk Brakes
    The Tektro Novella mechanical front and rear disc brakes provide greater breaking power and are more suited for hard trail riding when compared with rim V-brakes. They have 160-mm drilled and slotted rotors that attach directly to the wheel hubs and squeeze the pads from both sides of the tire. This ensures your brake pads are always effective, even when hitting large holes and riding in wet conditions. And they won't put wear and tear on your tire's rims like V-brakes do. The single-piece bodies are made of aluminum that resists the heat build-up that many disc brakes can develop with extended use. They also have wear indicators on the pads that identify when to adjust them or replace them.

  12. Front and Rear Fenders -
    Montague Fenders
    The Paratrooper is equipped with fenders over the front and rear tires. They help prevent water, mud, and road grime from splashing up and soiling your clothes or splashing onto the clothes of your fellow riders. They also help reduce the amount of grit that can get into your bike's moving components. The front fender is constructed of lightweight yet durable plastic that won't break when hit with rocks or other road debris. The rear fender is integrated into the cargo rack and will be located under the wheel when the rack is rotated for use as a kickstand.



PARDC20 Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike with RackStand - 24 Speed - 26" Wheels - 20" Aluminum Frame - Cammy Green







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Video Transcript for Montague Paratrooper Folding 24 Speed Bike Review

Colin: Hi, everyone. I'm Colin from here at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at the Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike. Now this is a full sized mountain bike that has the added benefit of folding up to conserve on storage space. It's going to help eliminate the need for a hitch mounted bike rack or even a roof rack with a bike rack to get your bike from point A to point B.Now the Paratrooper is designed to be mostly off road and mountain biking. But if you're looking for something that's more lighter trails, maybe you can take it on the pavement every once and a while, you may want to look into the Paratrooper Express or the Paratrooper Pro.

Those are going to be a little more suited for both.You may be a little bit hesitant to ride a full size folding bike, and honestly at first, I was too. One of the things I thought about was, "What if I'm riding the bike and all of a sudden the latch comes undone and then the bike folds on me" The thing that put my mind at ease was when I took a closer look at the latch. This is what Montague calls their CLIX quick release system.The first sign I knew it was going to be very safe while riding this folding bike, was that the latch doesn't come undone too easily. And not that it's really hard, what I mean is that you can't just use one finger to pull it off. You really got to get your whole hand behind it.

It's got that nice snap, letting you know there is a lot of tension and that it's going to hold itself together. And even at this point, if for some reason your latch we're to come undone like this, the bike still can't fold. You see I'm really trying to fold it right now It's just not going. You have to push up on the back to get the bike to unlock and to fold up. That just really gave me the piece of mind, knowing that I was going to be safe when riding this bike.Another reason I have a lot of confidence in all the Paratrooper models that Montague makes, is that they actually partnered with the US military to make a bike that was going to be both durable and compact.

They actually get the name Paratrooper because airborne soldiers would jump out of planes with the bike folded up and strapped to their chest. That way when they landed, they could take the bike off, get it folded out and ready to go.Now let's take a closer look at the Paratrooper. It is going to have an aircraft grade aluminum construction, which is going to be very durable and lightweight, so when you have it folded up and carrying it around, it's not going to be too much of a hassle.It also has a 5-layer anti-corrosion finish, which will hold up well to a lot of different weather conditions. It also has a matte cammy green color to it, which does look very nice.The handlebars have great grip, so in any wet conditions you're not going to have to worry about your hands slipping off. I can also access both my brakes and my RAPIDFIRE trigger system that's going to make for easy and smooth transitions when shifting.Now what makes Montague's folding bikes a bit superior to other folding bike companies is that their hinge point where the bike folds is integrated into the seat post tube you can see right there.

Other companies might have the hinge point right here, which could compromise the durability of the bike. If you think about it, when you're sitting on the bike, that seat post tube is where your weight is going. So it only makes sense to have that hinge point right there to be able to support your weight. And it also does a great job of distributing that weight throughout the tubing down below.Now on our gear shifting, on our front we're going to have a turning derailleur from Shimano. On the back we're going to have a Deore from Shimano. Both derailleurs are going to do a great job of making smooth and easy transitions when shifting up or down.Now with the RackStand, I can actually put this down and show you guys the derailleurs at work. I can just start pedaling our bike, and as I shift, you can see it just go right up to third gear, then go back down very easy. In the back you can see the same thing, smooth and easy transitions. It's really important that you have those easy and smooth transitions because when you're mountain biking, if you need to down shift when go up that hill, it's going to make sure that it doesn't miss a beat when shifting.This bike's going to have 24 speeds. We'll have eight different speeds in the back, and three speeds in the front. Now we are going to have a set of mechanical disc brakes on our Paratrooper. These are going to be a bit of an upgrade when it comes to these versus padded V-brakes. The disc brakes are going to give you a bit more power when it comes to braking, be able to slow down a lot faster. And it's also going to be an advantage when it comes to wet conditions. You're not going to have to worry about the pads getting slippery or anything. The discs are going to be just as powerful in wet or dry conditions.The Paratrooper also has a Suntour suspension system, which is great for absorbing impact over rocky trails and rough terrain. It's going to have 80 mm of travel space in the suspension system.Now, we're also going to have two fenders. The first on is on the front. It's going to be folded down when the wheel is taken out, to be more compact when folding the bike up. Or if it bothers you, you can just take the fender off altogether, just by taking off this silver knob all the way. The rear fender's actually going to be integrated onto our RackStand, which is going to help prevent a lot of rock and other debris being thrown up behind you.When you're ready to ride your Paratrooper, the RackStand will lock into place on that latch. All you have to do to get it back out when you're down is to let the latch up and fold it down. The RackStand, while being able to hold of your bike, you can also use it to carry some cargo. There are separate bags you can get to put on top of it and strap it down. Be able to carry you electronics or your water bottle, or anything like that. Just keep in mind, if you do stack cargo on the top of your RackStand, you will not be able to use it until you take the cargo off to get your bike to stand up.When folding it up, the first thing you want to do is make sure your RackStand is holding the bike up. Then we're going to go up to the front and remove our front wheel. The CLIX system is going to be on the front and back wheels, as well. When take that lever off, we're still not going to be able to get the tire off. We have to pull up on this plastic piece right here, and then push to get it to unlock, and we can remove the tire. Just set it aside for now.From here we need to fold the fender down. All we have to do is loosen that silver knob. You don't have to take it all the way off. Once you get it pretty loose, I'm going to pull back on the fender and then fold it down. It's going to go in between the forks right there.Now we'll come to that center latch. Once we pull that off, again, we have to push up on it to get it to unlock. The easiest way to do this, in my opinion, is to flip it around and pull. And then set it on the RackStand. You do want to make sure that your handlebars are folded in. Pull it all the way. Then we're going to come to this hook and loop strap. We're going to pull it, and we're going to wrap around our tire right there, bring it through, and that's going to help secure the handlebars to make sure the bike does not fold out while in storage.From here, we're just going to grab our front tire, set it on the other side of the frame. All I'm going to do is reach through the spokes, grab ahold of the frame, and I'm good to transport it.Now at this point, Montague does recommend removing the pedal on the right side of the bike, just so when you set it down flat, it's not going to be sitting on top of the pedal. However, you can replace these standard pedals with folding pedals from Montague. That way you don't have to take it off. You just fold it up and it does the same thing.Now we also do have reflectors. We have one on top of our handlebars right here, another one on the rear, integrated onto the RackStand, on both sides of both pedals, and then one on each wheel.We're also going to be equipped with an Aero Mountain saddle that is adjustable in height. Like most bike seats, just flip that lever up, bring it up to whatever desired height you have, and then lock it into place.Montague also does have two different sizes of this bike. They have height recommendations for each size, so go ahead and check the description below and see if your height matches the size of this bike.At the end of the day when you're done riding, it's very easy to fold up and stow in your trunk for transportation. You can see, even with my smaller sedan, it's going to be very easy to fit it in. The bike is also going to be convenient for you if you live in an apartment complex. You're not going to have to worry about dragging the entire bike up the steps because you can carry it all in one hand.Now after working with the Paratrooper all day, I can honestly say that it's going to be a great bike. It's going to be very durable and last a long time. Montague did a great job of addressing a lot of the issues I had with other folding bikes out there. But this one's going to operate just as well as, if not better, than a lot of other mountain bikes that don't fold up.Thank you all for watching. That's going to do it for our look at the Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike.

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