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The Allston from Montague Bikes is designed to be folded or unfolded in 20 seconds.

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Montague won a Eurobike Award for its RackStand, which offers a trifecta of uses: It works as a rear-wheel cargo rack, converts to a kickstand and lets the bike stow upright when folded. It comes standard with the Allston.Courtesy Montague Bikes

Montague has been in the folding-bike business since 1987, when founder David Montague was a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His idea: to build folding bikes that were easy to assemble, strong and high performance out on the road. He has far surpassed that goal; among the company's accolades are building the official mountain bike of the 1996 Summer Olympics and developing mountain bikes for paratroopers.

Now comes the Allston, a folding bike Montague designed specifically for boaters. The standard metal chain has been replaced with a rustproof carbon belt drive to tolerate a saltwater environment. The bike’s frame, rims and components, made from aluminum with stainless-steel spokes, are also saltwater tolerant.

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The Allston has 11 speeds and hydraulic disc brakes. It comes with 38 mm tires for gravel roads near boatyards.Courtesy Montague Bikes

Montague says the Allston can fold or unfold in 20 seconds thanks to the DirectConnect system built into all of its models. When folded, the Allston is 36 inches wide, 28 inches high and 12 inches deep. Weight is 30 pounds, which means it can be lifted and stowed on lazarette shelves or inside some cabinets. Retail price is $1,895.

Take a look at Yachting's video review of the Montague bike here.