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Customer reviews for Montague Paratrooper Pro 2012 Folding Bike

Montague Paratrooper Pro 2012 Folding Bike

Just like the original Paratrooper, the Paratrooper Pro is known for its durability and load bearing capabilities, and has also developed a following with everyday commuters and weekend warriors.
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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Montague Paratrooper Pro 2012 Folding Bike
Review 1 for Montague Paratrooper Pro 2012 Folding Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
pkbike
Country:United Kingdom
Style:Commuting

Envy on the train

Posted17 June 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Comfortable, Looks great
My fellow train passengers and riders are green with envy of how this bike looks and folds. Excellent choice for commuting, fits in my BMW Mini and allows me to use it for weekend off roading. Saves me having to buy a "traditional" folding bike and a weekend bike, so I guess it's two for one.
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Review 2 for Montague Paratrooper Pro 2012 Folding Bike
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
marktuk
Country:United Kingdom
Age:18-24
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Overall really happy with the bike

Posted25 April 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
Cons: Expensive
I bought one of these earlier this month, and overall I am really pleased with it. I went for the Pro because at the time the Paratrooper wasn't available and Evans were offering discount that made the Pro only a little bit more.
The components used are probably not as good as they should be for a bike this price, if you spent as much money on a regular hard tail you will definately get a better bike.
The forks alone are probably the weakest point of the bike. They are okay for normal XC riding, but it is written clearly on the forks that they must not be used for any kind of DH/FR activity. While I won't be doing much of that on the bike, it's a little disappointing to hear I probably shouldn't even do the odd jump. There are no such warnings for the actual frame, and it feels so rigid when it's locked in place I think it would be perfectly fine with the odd jump/drop.
The other weak point would be the tires. Semi-slicks. Very disappointing if your looking to do any real mountain biking, especially the UK, there is no traction on wet/muddy hills. I'll be upgrading to proper knobbly tires soon no doubt, which will probably set me back £50, so consider this before buying.
Strong point is the frame is fantastic, really rock solid, you wouldn't realise you were riding a folding bike. The drive chain is pretty good, upshifts are really fast, this bike can really move! There are probably lighter bikes available at this price, but it isn't overly heavy, and I'm able to carry it in one hand with the front wheel in the other.
My personal situation meant I needed a bike that was easy to store & transport, but still suitable for semi-serious XC, so the Montague bikes were a perfect candidate. This for me justified paying the extra money, even if I do eventually replace all the components!
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