The Allston is the ultimate commuter bike. The 11 speed Shimano Alfine internal gear hub combined with a Gates carbon belt drive provides a virtually maintenance-free and silent drivetrain. Hydraulic disc brakes provide superb stopping power, a RackStand offers cargo carrying capacity, and extra wide 38mm tires make it comfortable on even the roughest roads.
- City hills
- Smooth and simple shifting
- Unpaved surfaces
- Speeds: 11
- Wheel Size: 700c
- Folding Time: 20 sec.
- Folded Size: 36″x28″x12″
- Approx Weight: 30lbs
- 19in Frame: For riders 5’3″ – 5’10”. Standover height is 28″
- 21in Frame: For riders 5’11” – 6’4″. Standover height is 29″
Belt Drive & Internal Gear Hub
The Allston combines a Gates carbon belt drive with the Shimano Alfine 11 internal gear hub. Grease-less and virtually maintenance free, it’s perfect for urban riding and can easily be stowed until your next ride.
Gates Belt Drive
The Allston is equipped with a Gates Carbon Belt Drive. It requires no lubrication, is virtually silent, and is cleaner, lighter weight and longer lasting than a traditional chain. It also won’t stretch over time, maintaining its efficiency for its entire lifespan.
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...
Shimano Alfine 11
The Allston is powered by a Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub. This provides a wide gear range for hills, keeps the salt and sand out of your gears, and makes derailleur adjustments a thing of the past.
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. More...
"First impressions: It’s a gorgeous bike. The internal hub fits well with the clean lines of the bike’s style. Talking the bike out for its maiden voyage, I was surprised to find no flex at all in the ride, despite the folding mechanism. My old Dahon Matrix 2007 had a bit of flex. This bike has none. The bike really shines on city streets, and getting around Union City and Palo Alto was a blast. Conclusion: This bike is a solid (dare I say perfect?) commuter bike. It’s folds when you need it to, but otherwise it’s a full-size bike."
"When riding a folding bike, you want a frame with minimal flexing and a full-sized folding bike like the Montague is rock solid. Go ahead and stand up to pedal and you’ll notice the rigid frame, which gives you the confidence for sprints to the next stop-light, or simply to complete the bike path loop at your favorite park. In summary, the Montague makes a perfect urban commuting bike and weekend adventure machine. On the the streets or the trails, this folding bike is loaded with quality components and with the eight speed hub you’ll be zipping to work or along the bike paths with ease. Anyone looking for a comfortable full sized ride with the added flexibility of a folding bike, the Montague is the perfect choice."
—Seth W., foldingbike.us