CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Montague Corporation, a manufacturer in full-size folding bikes for 25 years, knows what pilots are looking for in a bike: low maintenance, a suitable range of gears, adjustable handle bar height, fenders, and the ability to fold for easy stowage in the hold of a plane. Thanks to the Boston 8, the private pilot can have it all, company officials said.
The Boston 8 is the newest addition to Montague’s line of full-size folding pavement bikes. It has the same clean frame design and full-size 700c wheels as the Boston single speed model, but also features the Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal gear hub, company officials said. The Boston 8 also features the Octagon handle bar height adjustment system which allows riders the option for handlebar height adjustment. Without the use of tools, Octagon allows up to 4 inches of adjustable height.
The Shimano internal hub means that the Boston 8 has no exposed derailleur that can be bent or otherwise damaged when stashing the bike in a car trunk or plane, company officials said.
“The Boston 8 is a great bike for weight and space constrained pilots,” said Montague Product Manager Jonathan Vandenberg. “The gear range is ideal for hilly riding, and the internal hub protects the gears from the dirt, mud, and dust pilots so often encounter.”
While designed with the pilot in mind, the Boston 8 is an excellent bike for getting around town, running to the store, or riding on the bike path. It’s a great choice for any pilot looking for a simple yet versatile bike, Vandenberg said.
Montague has a complete line of full-size mountain and pavement folding bikes, that start at $629. The Boston 8 has an MSRP of $1,049. For more information: MontagueBikes.com or 800-736-5348.