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MONTAGUE Paratrooper Folding Mountain Bike with RackStand

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  • £1,499.00
  • Regular price £1,599.00

The Paratrooper is the original folding mountain bike from Montague. The Paratrooper is tough, rugged, and ready for anything.  Its patented folding design was developed under a grant from DARPA to allow airborne soldiers to drop out of airplanes and helicopters, and into combat.

The Paratrooper offers 24 speeds, front suspension, mechanical disc brakes, and a Rackstand for hauling gear. Known for its durability and load bearing capabilities, this folding bike has also developed a following with everyday commuters and weekend warriors. Tackle any terrain, carry your gear and fold to stash in your car, boat, or motorhome.

DirectConnect™ Folding System

New for 2016 is the DirectConnect folding system, which removes the quick release from the top tube, provides an easier folding experience and larger clamping surface between the two halves of the frame. A flip of the quick release lever and your bike folds to a compact size.

Folding Integrated Technology

The Paratrooper frame is designed around another patented system that allows the bike to fold without any breaks in the frame’s tubing. Not only does this make it easier to fold, but it makes Montague bikes the strongest folding bike on the market. The Folding Integrated Technology (F.I.T.) is based around the same frame construction concepts as serious full suspension downhill bikes.


RackStand is a luggage carrier, mudguard, kickstand, and work stand all in one. A quick release allows it to rotate under the rear wheel on a specially designed axle mount. When in the lowered position it acts as a kickstand or workstand, makes folding your Montague easier, and allows the folded bike to be stored or displayed upright.

All Montague bikes come '95% ready to ride' which means some minor assembly is required before you can take your new Montague bike out for a first ride.
Whilst this is generally within the realms of most competent home mechanics, our recommendation is always that you get your bike set up for you by your local independent bike shop.
Most have reasonable charges for an initial assembly and check-over (generally known as a PDI, or Pre-Delivery Inspection) and you can be sure that gears, brakes and other fine-tuning will be fully sorted for you.
It's also good to get to know them and see what other products and services they can offer.
When making your purchase, you can designate your local bike shop as the delivery address if you prefer. However, please book your assembly and checkover with them first and ensure that direct delivery to them is OK, as some have limited storage space and busy workshop schedules. If you need delivery to be on, or near, a particular date, please just email us after purchase and we will arrange this as close as possible.

Frame Sizing Suggestion

• Medium (18″): For riders 5’3 – 5’10”    Standover height is 28.13

• Large (20″): For riders 5’11” – 6’4    Standover height is 29.13

Frame size determines things such as maximum saddle height and reach (distance between saddle and handlebars). These can also be fine-tuned by swapping out components such as the handlebar stem for a longer/shorter one and by adjusting the position of the saddle in relation to the seat post. Your local bike shop can help you determine these factors and get a perfect fit on your Montague bike.



Matte Cammy Green


Custom drawn 6061 Series Aluminum with DirectConnect System.  Replaceable derailleur hanger and disc mount


SR Suntour XCT suspension. 80mm travel. Alloy one piece lower. Disc Compatible


26″ Alloy, 32 hole. Double Wall.  Black


Kenda Kinetics. 26″ x 2.10″


Formula. Black. Alloy. Disc Compatible. Sealed front & rear with quick release


14 Gauge Stainless


Aero Mountain


30.0 X 300mm Alloy with Montague logo


Kalloy. Alloy. 7 degree backsweep. 31.8 Barbore. 580mm length


Kalloy. Alloy Threadless. 105mm. 7 degree rise


Shimano RAPIDFIRE Plus Trigger Shifter

Front Derailleur

Shimano Top Swing Dual Pull

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Alivio


SR Suntour XCC. 42/32/22. Alloy 170mm crank arm. Matte Black


24 Speeds. 11 - 30T cogset


Mechanical disc w/ pad adjustment. Alloy Levers


Platform pedal with steel cage

Bottom Bracket

Sealed Cartridge


RackStand rear rack with fenders (Not sold with front fender in some international markets)

Frame Sizes

18″, 20″

Folded Size

36″ x 28″ x 12″

Approx Weight

32 lbs / 14.5kg

Specifications and prices subject to change without notice. Bike specifications and prices for your country may differ. We do our best to ensure that the listed specifications accurately reflect the parts found on our folding bikes. Even so, we may have to change the component specifications from time to time. We do our best to make sure that all component substitutions are of equal performance and cosmetics as those listed . Also our international distributors often ask us to modify components to better suit their local markets. Please contact your local distributor for information about bikes in your area.

PLEASE NOTE: Current stock is EU specification with the front brake on the left side, but with cable operated brakes, this is easily changed.