Montague Corporation – a company focused on designing and producing full-size, high-performance bicycles that fold — bicycles that sacrifice
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Montague Corporation, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a company devoted to the design and production of bicycles that incorporates Folding Integrated Technology (F.I.T.), a revolutionary system deemed to be one of the next-generation trends in the bicycle industry.
In 1987 David Montague, while in graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, formed the Montague Corporation – a company focused on designing and producing full-size, high-performance bicycles that fold — bicycles that sacrifice nothing in performance and still provide the folding benefit for space saving convenience.
The first bicycle designed by Montague was dubbed the “BiFrame” for its patented Concentrus system, which unites the two parts of the frame with concentric seat tubes, one nested inside the other. Since then, Montague Corporation has never hit the brakes, winning numerous awards along the way, including Popular Mechanic’s Design & Engineering Award.
In 1996, the BMW/Montague Mountain bike was chosen as the Official Mountain Bike of the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. These bikes were featured in the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics and used by athletes for transportation to and from the Olympic venues. Montague bicycles are also distributed through high-end consumer catalogs such as Sharper Image, Neiman Marcus, Hammacher Schlemmer and National Geographic.
In 1997, Montague won a two-year grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), who recognized the importance of the folding technology, to work with the United States Marines in developing the Tactical Electric No Signature (TENS) Mountain bike.
For this project Montague developed a new folding design, enabling the bike to fold faster for Paratrooper exit from military aircraft while also increasing its load bearing capacity. This gave rise to the Paratrooper, Montague’s non-electric Military Mountain Bike.
In 2017 Montague released the Rackstand as an after-market component. Already a popular component on some of their bikes and responding to consumer demand, Montague made Rackstand compatible with non Montague Bikes. It is being distributed by Quality Bicycle Products and available through local bike shops. The Rackstand allows the rider to use the rack as a luggage carrier, mudguard, kickstand and work stand. More information is available at rackstandcycles.com