Montague Paratrooper Pro Review – Best Full-sized Folding Mountain Bike

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Review of montague paratrooper pro
 ​  Montague Paratrooper Pro folded

Design

(Unique)

It has unique design which will attracts you to buy it without looking any other bikes before.

Performance

(On and off-road riding)

This bike has really good features and functions which made us to list in our top 10 best bikes list.

Price

($900 - $1000)

The bike is bit expensive but it gives you such a experience which will pay you back

Montague Paratrooper pro is well built, sturdy, durable, affordable, stylish full-sized folding bikes. This bike is one of the best full-sized folding mountain bikes on the planet. Truly, this is the extraordinary folding bike with solid construction and is among well built, sturdy, durable, affordable, stylish full-sized folding bikes. This bike is one of the best full-sized folding mountain bikes on the planet. Truly, this is the extraordinary folding bike with solid construction, smooth shifting and excellent handling.

Its name itself reflects that for what purpose it is. This bike was designed primarily for paratroopers (the militaries) when they land from the parachute and to carry a fully equipped soldier over hilly terrain.

But this bike is awesome that it is not limited to paratroopers. It can be helpful to you either you are riding on-road or off-road. No worry either you are riding on city street or terrain or hilly/mountainous region, you can ride easily over every type of terrain and even can be dropped from the aircraft to the ground without any damage.

By the way, Montague Paratrooper Pro is among top 5 bikes ranked #4 on our list of best folding bikes.

Specification


So you want to know what this bike has? Or simply features and specification. Here it is:

Color: Olive Green & Matte Black

Wheel size: 26″

Folded size: 36″ x 28″ x 12″ (91.5 × 71.0 x 30.5 cm)

Weight: 13 kgs (29lbs)

Frame Material: Custom drawn 7005 Series Aluminum with FIT System.

Frame Size: 18″ and 20″ frame
(Replaceable derailleur hanger and disc mount.)

Available Frame Sizes: 18-Inch & 20-Inch

Handlepost: Kalloy. Alloy. 7 degree back sweep. 31.8 Barbour. 580mm length.

Forks: SR Suntour XCM HLO with hydraulic lockout. 100 mm travel. Alloy one piece lower. Disc Compatible

Shifters: Shimano RAPIDFIRE Plus Trigger Shifters

Brakes: Tektro Novela. Front & rear mechanical disc w/ Pad adjustment. Alloy Levers.

Crankset: SR Suntour XCM. 42/32/22. Alloy 170mm crank arm.

Seatpost: Kalloy, 30.0 X 300mm Alloy.

Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX 9-Speed

Front Derailleur: Shimano Acera. Top Swing Dual Pull

Spokes: 14 Gauge Stainless

Rims: Alloy, 32 holes. Double Wall. Black.

Tires: CST Critter. Knobby. 26 x 1.95″.

Pedals: Platform pedal with the steel cage.

Shipping Weight: 19 kgs (42 lbs )

Box Dimensions: 36″ x 12″ x 31″ (91.4 x 30.5 x 78.7 cm)

Most liked Features:

  • The FIT technology used in the frame of this bike makes the bike extraordinary and lightweight. The 7005 Series aluminum is the metal its frame made up of which makes bike lightweight and as expected bike is 13 kg (29lbs).
  • This bike is easy and quick to fold and dis-assemble (takes about 20 sec).
  • The bike is designed for off-road riding, so it has strongest disk brake.
  • The Rackstand like cargo rack, kickstand, stand and features a built-in mud guard.
  • 27 gears make the bike easy to climb the hill and toughest terrain and 100mm of travel in the front shocks to absorb the bumps of off-road trails.
  • You can remove the front tire using the patented ‘CLIX’ system.

Design:

Montague Paratrooper Pro is stylish masterpiece designed especially for the military. The frame design of the bike looks decent and unique. Pentagon has issued the grant for this beauty.

The design is creatively and cleverly to meet the user's needs and to fit the features it has. The tires and frame tubes shape and size seems it heavily suits militaries.

Performance:

What do you think about how this bike performs?

For those who don't know this bike works really great work. Since it's made for militaries, especially when they land from the parachute with or without a bike and ride in mountainous terrain and slope areas with high speed either they are fully/heavily equipped or not equipped.

Thatswhy I think it has very strong, and with the durable frame and excellent frame design which does not break even, it is dropped from aircraft (really, this is an awesome feature). I think every modern bike should have this feature. The reason behind this is bike frame is comprise of the 7005 Series aluminum tubing aircraft grade and offers a unique design that prevents the main frame from the breakage. The main focal part of this is FIT (Folding Integrated Technology). However, the most amazing thing is that its lightweight about 13kg (29lbs) besides its sturdy frame. The hinge between its folding points rarely breaks.

Though the bike comes in full size which is about 18" to 20" of frame, it also made for who don't wanna stop and don't have enough space to accumulate any other vehicles. But for those who travel by metro, train or bus this bike makes difficult.

The color it is found is Matte Black & Olive Green which looks unique which reflects its quality and performance, and by the way, it hardly scratches.

First off, I want to talk about the time it takes for folding and unfolding: that's pretty fast about 15sec - 20sec and sizes about 12" × 28" × 36" (31 × 71 × 92 cm) in folding condition and doesn't require any other tools. This can be dissembled by removing the tire through its Montague’s Patented ‘CLIX’ System.

You ride on the plain road, or rough or rugged hill or any slope place the speed would not be low and easiness and speed is always consistent because of its multiple (27 gears) gear system. When traveling through the rough ground, it front fork absorbs the shock and keeps folding steady and eliminates the bumpiness.

It uses disk brakes; it eliminates the entire hassle of detaching brakes, ensures the safety and efficiency in off-road and downhill cycling. While going down the trails, an experience is much better and smoother.

The CST Critter Tires of this bike is durable, fast-rolling and like it is made for fulfilling the need of the users. This functions great in slippery mud.

The bike includes SR Suntour XCM HLO Forks that includes suspension lock-out. This implies that anytime in between the ride you can pause the forks by locking the suspension. The intent of this is to ride faster with minimalistic efforts.

This bike offers an adjustable seat, but handlebar seems to be bit lower since handlebar is not adjustable. This makes the rider uncomfortable and inconvenient to ride for those who are too tall and too small. Because of this, you will make awkward position while on the bike. However, I have fixed this using stem riser.

Its grips are thinner which is the problem that bike is sturdy but not as expected which I think Montague will probably upgrade.

Also, it works great for adventure touring, all-day singletrack, remote bike camping and riding in the muddy road. It can handle the difficulties since its designed for the military but not for too long distance.

The bike is assembled in such a way that you will not hear the frame snap. For additional security, Montague has incorporated CLIX quick release system on front wheel, which tends to provide it a more solid feel. This comes in a fully-assembled, but you have attached the front wheel and pedals to it.

Other critical specialties of this bike are an adjustable seat, comfortable saddle, front derailleur, rear derailleur and trigger shifters. Though the non-adjustable handlebar makes riding bit uncomfortable for few people, easy-to-shift gears can handle anything and suits every rider

The Bike is awesome, its one of the best and with beneficial features, it pays off what you pay for it.

Pricing:

Well, the bike is innovative, durable, full of amazing features, attractive and has positive reviews from the users. So the price is a bit higher than other cheaper bikes and lower when you compare it with other bikes regarding features.

The bike costs between $900 - $1000 but that's not the expensive because it pays off what you pay for it. You will think you invested for the right thing.

You may like to upgrade:

What I Upgraded?:

  • Added Delta Alloy Bicycle Stem Raiser (Aluminum 1-1/8 x 10mm) to adjust handle.
  • Added Rock Shox Reba fork.
  • Upgraded seatpost to Seat post shim to  make seat more adjustable.
  • It comes with MTB saddle, I upgraded to WTB saddle.
  • I mounted fender and upgraded pedals to MKS FD-7 folding pedals.

Its your choice that whether to upgrade or not, I did because this made my bike look more good and more adjustable.

Pros

Cons

Durable frame

Bit expensive than average bike

Rust resistant

Takes more time to fold (20-30 secs)

Gorgeous looking bike

Not ideal for commuter riding

Lightweight (29 lbs)

Bulky because of 20" frame

Impressive tires grip

Pedals are not good

Durable, heavy-duty built-in disk brakes

to handle high speed of 27 gears.

The handlebar is not adjustable

On and off-road riding capabilities

Upgradable handlebar stem

Adjustable seat

Final Thought

This is one of the most recommended bikes, not because of its look because of its quality and work. I would recommend you to add the things above mentioned to make your bike more functional. If you don't like this there are other alternatives you may like but before deciding see what other says about this bike.

Jason Candy
 

I am Jason Candy, the die-hard fan of the cycling, commuting, traveling, and sharing these experience through this blog. I mostly like and do reviews of folding bikes (only which are best) and share cycling tips.

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