The Crosstown is a brilliant hybrid between a road bike and a folding bike with all the perks of a road bike; speed, that is perfect for practical commuting. It’s an easy to use folding bike offering 7-speeds, 700c tires, and the CLIX™ Wheel Release System.
It is essential to state that the Crosstown is one of the Montague entry-level folding bicycles. However, this does not mean that the bike doesn’t perform as well as the more expensive models. My initial thoughts were that the silver and black paint stood out for me.
There are only 7-speeds, but these are perfectly adapted for most road conditions and urban commuting.
The Velcro straps is to bind the front tire when folded.
The 700c wheels are alloy, with Formula hubs and a CLIX™ skewer for quick release of the wheels. The bike comes with CST semi-slick tires, 28mm in width.
It also features a new invention called the Octagon, a stem that is height-adjustable with just a simple click of a button. This allows the rider to have the handlebars at whatever height feels comfortable.
Using Montague’s CLIX™ Wheel Release System, the Crosstown is a 700c bike that folds with a couple of easy clicks. Combining a lightweight aluminum frame, 7 speeds, and performance gel saddle this urban folding bike provides the ride experience of a full size bike with the convenience of a folding bike.
Performance Gel comfort saddle provides a great and comfortable riding experience.
This bike folds over 50% of the actual size, and the front tire goes away which is attached towards the bike using a Velcro straps.
Overall, the Montague Crosstown is pretty excellent and well designed bike. The parts are reliable; the speed is great; while being very comfortable and weigh about 12 kilograms. If you’ve never tried using foldable bikes, then this one will really change your perception of foldable bikes. There’s a reason the US Army Rangers use Montague.
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To learn more about Montague bikes, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.
Tested, words and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya