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.
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.