Montague offers all-terrain folding bike for RVers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Montague Bikes has launched the all-new Paratrooper, a bicycle designed to deliver top-rated performance and portability for RV enthusiasts looking to continue their adventure after they’ve set up camp.

Its full-size wheels and folding design offer the perfect solution to those looking for a versatile ride for trails and paths that can easily fit in an RV’s cargo area and still leave plenty of room for gear, the release noted.

The Paratrooper is a rugged mountain bike with a rich military history. It was originally developed under a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to allow airborne soldiers to drop out of airplanes and into combat with a bike.

“The Paratrooper delivers true off-road performance yet is light and versatile enough to be used for any type of riding,” said Ryan Walas, director of marketing for Montague Bikes.

“Featuring a Suntour suspension fork and standard 26″ wheels that can roll over obstacles with ease, the bike is especially suited for rural areas, campsites, and parks where RV enthusiasts often visit,” he added. “The bike’s mechanical disc brakes deliver superior stopping ability and its industry standard components make repairs possible anywhere in the world.”

With a 24-speed drivetrain, the Paratrooper offers a wide range of gears perfect for hilly areas and long rides in the country. When folded, the bike compacts to just 36 inches wide, 28 inches high and 12 inches deep, ideal for tight storage spaces. It also weighs only 32 pounds, making it very light and portable, the release explained.

Like all Montague bikes, the Paratrooper includes the patented DirectConnect folding system that provides increased frame stiffness for superior ride quality, and can be folded and unfolded in less than 20 seconds, said Walas.

It also comes equipped with Montague’s patented Eurobike award-winning RackStand which serves as a standard cargo rack and mud guard when the bike is in use, converts into a kickstand when parked, and allows the bike to stand upright when folded.

The Paratrooper retails for $899.

“For many, the allure of an RV is the adventure of the open road and the ability to get closer to nature. Having a Paratrooper on-board offers the ability to go farther and explore even more,” said Walas. “Able to deliver a full-sized riding experience with a compact folding design, the Paratrooper delivers the best of both worlds, and you won’t compromise on what you can bring on your next trip.”

The Paratrooper is part of Montague’s 11 all-new bike models for 2016 that feature the same folding frame design. The 2016 line-up includes six road and five mountain bikes ranging in price from $639.95 to $2,449.

For more information, visit www.montaguebikes.com or call 617.491.7200

SOURCE: Montague Bikes press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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