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My background: I am 5″9″ 185 lbs. I am a bicycle commuter that travels 8 miles round trip and I am also a typical weekend warrior mountain biker.
Testing Grounds: Backwoods of New Cumberland, Stony Creek Trail, and the streets of Harrisburg PA.
Product Tested: Montague Corporation’s Paratrooper
Color Cammy Green
Frame 7005 series aluminum front & rear triangle
Fork SR SUNTOU.® 75 mm Travel with preload adjustment and disc brake mount
Rims Jalc.® alloy, 32 hole, machine finish brake surface
Tires 26″ x 1.95″ knobb
Hubset Formul.® , sealed alloy
Spokes 14G stainless
Saddle Velo.® Mountain Aero, Double Density
Seatpost Ultralight butted alloy, 300mm
Handlebars Ultralight butted alloy, 30 degree rise, 5 degree bend
Stem Alloy threadles.®
Shifters Shiman.® EZ-Fire Plus
Front Derailleur SR SUNTOU.®
Rear Derailleur Shiman.® Deore
Crankset SR SUNTOU.®
Speeds 24 speed
Brakeset Front: Disc micro adjust
Rear: Alloy V-style Shiman.® levers
Pedals Bear trap with toe clips
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
Frame Sizes 18″, 20″
Stand over heights 29″, 30″
Folded Size 36″ x 28″ x 12″
Weight 29 lbs.
Montague Corporation’s Paratrooper is a full size folding mountain bike that is ready for action. This is a bike that is excellent out on the trails or as a daily commuter. On the trails, it felt rigid and responsive. While on roads it easily handled the acrobatic maneuvers I had to perform thru traffic. This is currently my choice of bike for my commute. It’s comfortable, rides well, and quick. Everyone that rode the Paratrooper fell in love with it instantly. Most of all the Paratrooper could even be airdropped.
It has a very unique look that would definitely catch some eyes. But at first glance you would not suspect it to be a foldable bike.
No tools are needed to fold and unfold this bike. Just remove the front tire, open the quick release lever on top of the tube and fold. This whole process could easily be done in less than 30 seconds. Removing the seat is optional.
When folded, the Paratrooper could fit anywhere. Stick it in the closet for storage, in your trunk or even inside the car when on the go. With the Paratrooper, there’s no need for a bulky bike rack.
Montague Corporation’s Paratrooper is built to last
Full size mountain bike that happens to be foldable
No tools needed to fold bike
Could be stored anywhere
Weaknesses: During the testing period, the only issue that I experienced or found was the advertised weight of 29 lbs is different from what this bike weighed. It weighed 32 lbs. I believe this is because of the different frame sizes (18″ and 20″).
Would I recommend it?
Definitely! Montague Corporation’s Paratrooper is an all around great mountain bike. This bike would be perfect for anyone whose storage space is limited. If you or your loved one are in the market for an awesome mountain bike the Paratrooper is the bike for you.
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