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Frequently asked questions

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Q How does a Montague compare to other folding bicycles ?

A Wheel size, frame integrity and ease of folding are the primary differences between   folding bike technologies. Most folding bikes have small wheels that are not designed for performance or comfort. Our bikes have 26" wheels, designed to handle serious off-road riding and urban commuting with comfort and ease.All our bikes use our patented "Folding Integrated Technology" system in which the bicycle frame utilizes the seat tube as the pivot point, allowing the frame to pivot around and fold neatly into the rear frame. Some of our competitors' cut the frame tube of their bikes, compromising the structural integrity of the frame.Montague bikes fold in less than 30 seconds - no tools required. Some folding bicycles can take upwards of 20 minutes and multiple tools to fold to their compact size.

A The performance of a Montague is comparable to that of well-known, high-performance, non-folding bicycles that are in the same price range.

Q How do your bikes fold ?            

A The Montague is designed to fold and unfold without the use of tools. Simply remove the front wheel and unlock the frame quick release. This can be done in a matter of seconds, allowing the bike to be stored with ease in your car, boat, plane, closet, office - or anywhere else you stash your gear.

A The foundation of all our bikes is our award winning, patented folding frame design, Folding Integrated Technology. F.I.T. utilizes the seat tube as the pivot point frame, secured by a quick releases lever, which allows the front frame to pivot around and fold neatly into the rear frame. Unlike other folding bikes on the market that sever frame tubes to accomplish folding, no tubes are cut or altered on our bikes, giving you rock solid performance.

Q Is the frame strength or rigidity compromised by the folding feature ?

A The folding element of our bikes compromises nothing, as no tubes are altered to allow our bikes to fold. Montague bikes pivot at the seat post allowing them to fold, whereas other folding bikes pivot in the middle of the top tube, which severs and weakens the frame. 

Q What is the folded size of the bicycle ?

A Approximately 3' X 3' X 1'(varies slightly depending on frame size).

Q How much do your bikes weigh ?

A Our bikes weigh an average of 29 lbs.

Q Where can I test ride a Montague ?

A Our bikes are sold through retail stores nationwide. For the dealer nearest you, email us at enquiries@montaguefoldingbike.co.uk.

Q Why should I buy a Montague?

A Montague is dedicated to providing high-performance, innovative folding bike designs - that's all we do.Our patented frame design is the most innovative and technologically advanced in the industry. With three unique designs available, there's a Montague for every riding style.Industry standard components mean maintenance is as simple and convenient as it would be with a conventional bike. Quickly folding down to a compact 3' X 3' X 1', without the use of tools, they can be conveniently stored in a car, boat, plane, office, closet or anywhere else you stash your gear.Our bikes can be taken as stored luggage on commercial airplane flights, trains and buses. They can also be taken onto most mass transit such as subways, commuter rail and buses without restrictions to "off peak" hours.

Q Do Montague bikes follow the same sizing parameters as non-folding bikes?

A Yes. Our bicycles follow the same standard sizing as full-size, non-folding bikes. We utilize a center-to-top measurement system, measuring from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube.

Q Are folding pedals available? Why aren't they included with the bike?

A We do not use folding pedals as original equipment because they are not readily available at any dealer for replacement or service. We use quality pedals and give consumers the option of adding folding pedals as an accessory.

Q Is a kickstand available?

A Yes, standard kickstands are available from most good bike retailers.

Q Do industry standard racks and fenders work on a Montague?

A Absolutely. A seat-post mount rack can be added to all models. In addition, the rear triangles on all of our models have rack bosses to accommodate touring-style racks.

Q Where can I buy replacement parts and accessories?

A All Montague bikes use standard equipment and components that any of the 2,000 + bike shops in the UK have in stock or can get easily.

Q Do you custom-make any folding bicycles?

A Our bikes are shipped with the specifications shown on our website. We do not mix and match components, however all components are industry standard and can be modified per your liking at any local bike shop.

Q Can a Montague be checked on commercial airline flights? How?

A Yes, all Montagues can be taken on commercial flights. The Airliner I case allows all of our bicycles to be checked as airline luggage. As each airline has different regulations we recommend that you contact your airline to confirm requirements and restrictions for checked luggage.

Q How well does a Montague hold up in a saltwater environment?

A When on a boat, we suggest that the bike be stowed below deck in its water resistant carrying case. Our custom paint process helps protect the chromoly frame from rust allowing our bikes to hold up extremely well in the marine environment. For this reason, our bikes are very popular among sailors and powerboat enthusiasts. 

Q Where's the best place to purchase a Montague bike?

A The best way to purchase a new Montague is through a local authorized Montague retailer. They can make sure your new Montague fits correctly and that you know how to use it. However, we understand that visiting a dealer is not always possible. Therefore, you can purchase any one of our models through the online store below.

Q Is there a warranty on your bicycles? What does it cover and how long does it last?

A For the original owner of a Montague, there is a one-year warranty available for the components, and a limited lifetime warranty for the bicycle frame.

Q How often should I get my Montague tuned?

A Your Montague should be tuned as often as you would tune a non-folding bike. A general rule of thumb is every 60-90 days for frequent riders.

Q Do you have a number I can call when I have questions or need help with my bicycle?

A You can contact us at 01827 331099 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the UK. We are available and happy to help you with any questions about your bike.

Q Do you make children's bikes?

A No, sorry but all Montague folding bikes are made for adults only and should not be ridden by anyone under the age of 14.