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Montague is a manufacturer that designs and produces full-size folding bicycles for civilian and potential military customers.
Montague Corporation was formed in 1987 by David Montague, while in graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The first bicycle designed by Montague was dubbed the "Montague BiFrame" for its patented Concentrus system, which unites the two parts of the frame with concentric seat tubes, one nested inside the other. This system allows a bike with a full-size frame to fold in half while maintaining the structural integrity of the design. Montague had worked closely with Schwinn and the bike was marketed through Schwinn dealers.  When Montague Corporation was founded as a separate entity, Harry Montague continued designing bikes to be compatible with Schwinn industry standard parts, a departure from other folding bike makers use of more proprietary parts in order to make the frames more compact. Montague also developed the Clix wheel hub quick detach system which is incorporated in most Montague bike models but also found on other brands of bikes in the industry. Montague pioneered development on the octagon adjustable handlebar stem system which is also made available and compatible with several other bicycle brands.
Inventor Harry Montague died February 2, 2011.
Products and Models
1987 Harry Montague founds Montague Corporation, designs first full size folding bike frame based on "Montague BiFrame" design 1991 Schwinn Montague M1000 folding frame bike.  1996 In partnership with BMW, Montague bikes are featured in Olympic ceremonies. 1997 Development of Paratrooper bike, new style folding frame, later dubbed the X-Frame 1999 Commercial sales of X-frame based bikes solely under the Montague name 2002 Development and marketing of an upscale X-Frame bike in tandem with GM's Hummer product line, along with promotional distribution of Hummer Bicycles at GM dealerships and often as gift items with Hummer vehicles. 2007 Swissbike product line is released. Hummer product line discontinued along with marketing partnership with GM. 2010 Several models discontinued and product line changed. Several upgrades are introduced on the flagship Paratrooper bikes, including the addition of rear disk brakes and upgraded components. Prices go up on most models to reflect upgraded component content. 2011 introduction of the Boston and Boston 8 models which are road bikes with a "simplified" appearance, the Boston 8 is the first folding bicycle to incorporate the Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal gear sealed transmission. Introduction of the Octagon handlebar stem system in late 2011. 2012 Paratrooper PRO is introduced, a version of the Paratrooper with additional upgrades. 2013 (projected). Montague begins marketing frames as standalone products, allowing other manufacturers and custom bike builders to use Montague frames for their own models.