Montague X50 Folding Mountain Bike - 20"The Montague X50 20" Folding Mountain Bike is perfect for riding off-road or on weekend jaunts. When Monday rolls around and it's back to the grindstone, this bike folds down into a handy size so it can be stowed under your desk until the commute back home.
- 18-speed Shimano gears
- Powerful alloy v-brakes
- Lightweight aluminium frame
- SR Suntour front suspension forks
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Approximate Weight (KG): 14.5kg Brake Type: V-Brakes Forks: SR Suntour M3020 Suspension. 63mm travel Frame Material: Alloy Gender: Unisex Number of Gears: 18 Pedals Included: Yes Suspension: Front Suspension Wheel Size: 26"
Exact Frame Size: 20" Frame: Custom drawn 7005 Series aluminium tubing Frame Dimensions Folded (L x W x H): 91x71x30Cm Front Brake: Alloy V-brake Front Hub: 36 hole with CLIX QR Gear Shifters: Shimano Twist Shifters Handlebars: 30mm rise Pedals: Resin black body Rear Brake: Alloy V-brake Rear Hub: 36 hole Rims: Alloy, 36 Hole Saddle: Mountain Aero Seatpost: 30mm x 300mm Stem: Quill type, Height adjustable Tyre Size: 26 x 1.95" Tyres: Knobby. 26 x 1.95"
Montague X50 Folding Mountain Bike - 20"
Cat code: 323029
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ReviewsMontague X50 Folding Mountain Bike - 20" 1 1Jack-of-all-trades but master of none... ...if you accept this bike for what it is, it will serve you very well indeed but if you buy it in the hope of having a high-end mountain bike that will fold into a suitcase, you will be sadly disappointed on both counts. With the possible exception of the front suspension, the spec-sheet reads like an entry-level bike of 15 years ago (I didn't realise they even made 18-speed bikes any more!), and the 26" wheels mean that it is still quite a sizeable beast, even when folded ...so it really does pose the question "why bother?" The answer is very much the trump card this bike keeps hidden - notice that none of the beams have been cut through, as you will see in most other folding bikes, so none of the structural integrity has been sacrificed to make it fold. That seemingly small detail means that this bike has a very rugged frame which still folds small enough to fit into the boot of a car. This is a bike that can be taken anywhere and, on arrival, will go over more-or-less any terrain you care to throw at it. Hardcore mountain bikers should look elsewhere but if you just want to get from A to B, regardless of the terrain in between, this bike will do it with aplomb and still fold away quickly and easily at the end of it. The folding mechanism itself is OK - others are quicker, easier and fold smaller but this one is for full sized wheels and is significantly more robust. My only minor gripe is that you have to ensure the correct front wheel alignment through the brake pads every time you get it out (because the front wheel needs to come off when you fold). A quick-release makes the job much easier and I've got the knack now, so it only takes a matter of seconds, but I do still find it a little annoying. No such issues when folding it away though. On the plus side, I have been a little rushed when unfolding occasionally and forgotten to secure the quick release on the frame - I never even noticed the oversight until I got to my destination. It's not in any way advisable to do so, but I find it reassuring that the design of the mechanism makes allowance for such stupidity without any ill-effect. I should point out that, from the off, I have kitted my bike out for commuting so I have been riding on semi-slick kevlar-lined tyres rather than the factory fitted knobbly ones and I've added a pannier rack, which just adds to its versatility. My commute involves driving to the edge of the city where I work and cycling into the centre, along an often poorly maintained canal towpath (much nicer than the jammed up main roads); as such I very much appreciate the charms of this bike - the rugged construction deals with the often lumpy ground, the wide tyres have no problem with grip, even when riding on loose gravel (on semi-slick tyres to boot) and the fact that I can fit it into my car boot makes it perfect for my needs. In short I have one bike that goes anywhere, carries loads (with the pannier rack) and fits into my car boot - a true jack-of all-trades that does everything well, but a bit too compromised to truly master any single aspect of what you might want a bike for... Finally a word about Halfords: the click & collect service was spot-on and the customer service was excellent; my only minor gripe was that the bike build gave the impression of being rather rushed - the extra fittings I ordered (lights etc.) were 'attached' rather than 'thoughtfully placed', but all-in-all I was happy with the service. 04 July 20151-1 of 1
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