Montague: Paratrooper Elite
The Paratrooper Elite is an aggressive hard tail built for technical single track. Larger 27.5-inch wheels roll over any obstacle while a full Shimano XT drivetrain, XT hydraulic disc brakes, and Rockshox Reba suspension provide performance never before seen from a folding bike.
The highest performance folding mountain bike in the world. 27.5″ wheels allow this bike to roll over the toughest single track, and still fold into the trunk.
- Race day.
- Epic mountain rides.
- Fast single track.
- Technical cross country.
- Speeds: 30
- Wheel Size: 27.5″
- Folding Time: 20 sec.
- Folded Size: 36″x28″x12″
- Approx Weight: 27lbs
- 18in Frame: For riders 5’3″ – 5’10”. Standover height is 30″
- 20in Frame: For riders 5’11” – 6’4″. Standover height is 31″
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. More...
Folding Integrated Technology
The Paratrooper Elite 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. More...
Top of the Line Components
The Paratrooper Elite features top-of-the-line components including a Shimano XT drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, a RockShox Reba RL suspension fork, and a Shimano Hollowtech 2 crankset. Together with the Elite frame, riders have the performance they need to tackle any trail. You won’t know you’re riding a folding bike when you hit the trails on the X90. Roll off the trail and the Elite will fit right in your trunk or closet.
The Paratrooper Highline features 27.5″ wheels, a larger diameter than the traditional 26″ mountain bike wheel. The size rolls over obstacles easier, and provides a larger contact point with the ground, both ideal for off road riding and rough terrain.
"The more I rode this bike the more I began to enjoy myself. The tyres handled the conditions confidently, subject to the usual rules of staying off wet roots, not pushing your luck on greasy timber boardwalks, and avoiding the mud wherever possible. At speed, the descending was stable and confident. The narrow bars compensated somewhat for the relaxed geometry so the bike was far more flickable than expected from the slack steering angle. It also meant fitting into the gaps between the trees and bridge handrails was easier. The short top tube was actually an asset when the trail pointed down, giving the bike great technical descending ability over the tricky roll-downs on my local trail. The Montague really seemed to carve on the turns, and the bike felt really sound, firm, and well planted. At no time did I notice that I was riding a “folding” bike – it seemed every bit as solid as my regular hardtail. Braking was excellent, requiring only the index finger to pull up my 90kg riding weight with ease. Shifting was reliable and smooth despite being sprayed with mud and wet Sydney sand for the entire duration of test riding. The wheels felt strong and stiff, easily handling the beating I gave them over rough rock gardens despite the relatively low volume rubber. The suspension seat post was welcome on these trail sections! Folding this bike and reassembling it is really simple, and folding can be completed in about 20 seconds, less with practice. A neat nylon carry bag is available, and it has a separate pocket for the front wheel to avoid rubbing on the paint. This bike is no toy. It has many admirable qualities, not least of which is its confident descending ability. With wider handlebars it will be an excellent all round hardtail. It easily folds up and is opened out again just as quickly. It is refreshing to find a full-size bike with this capability, negating the need to make the handling, performance and safety sacrifices normally associated with smaller wheels. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the Montague – it certainly exceeded my expectations."
—John Hawkins, Bicycle Network Australia
color Gloss Black/Red frame Custom drawn 7005 Series Aluminum with FIT System. Power Angle geometry. Replaceable derailleur hanger and disc mount. fork RockShox Reba RLT for 27.5″. 100mm travel w/ rebound adjustment and lockout. rims Mavic XM319, Black, Alloy, 32 hole with eyelets. tires Maxxis M309 Crossmark. 27.5 x 2.10”. hubset Formula Disc, Black, Alloy sealed front & rear with CLIX™ front quick release. spokes 14 Gage Stainless, Black saddle WTB Speed Comp. seatpost 30.0D Kalloy Uno. Alloy, Black handlebars Kalloy. Double butted Alloy, 5 degree backsweep. 31.8 barbore stem Ritchey Comp 4-Axis. Alloy 120mm shifters Shimano XT trigger shifters front derailleur Shimano SLX rear derailleur Shimano XT 10-speed crankset Shimano XT Hollowtech 2 for 10-speed. 42/32/24. 175mm crank arm speeds 30 brakeset Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes. 160mm rotors. pedals None bottom bracket Shimano XT Hollowtech. frame sizes 18”, 20”” foldesd size 36” x 28” x 12” approx. weight 27 lbs
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.