April 28, 2017
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2016 Montague Paratrooper MTB 24 Speed Folding Full Size Mountain BikeAuthorized dealer-warranty is valid.The Paratrooper is the original folding mountain bike from Montague. Its patented folding design was developed under a grant from DARPA to allow airborne soldiers to drop out of airplanes and helicopters, and into combat. The Paratrooper offers 24 speeds, front suspension, mechanical disc brakes, and a Rackstand for hauling gear. Known for its durability and load bearing capabilities, this folding bike has also developed a following with everyday commuters and weekend warriors. Color Matte Cammy Green Frame Custom drawn 7005 Series Aluminum with DirectConnect System. Replaceable derailleur hanger and disc mount Fork SR Suntour XCT suspension. 80mm travel.
Buzzbike, a new cycle scheme set up to offer free bikes to members, powered by brands, has raised 410,000 on Crowdcube for 28.08 per cent equity. The tech-driven cycle scheme for London will see Buzzbike members offered high quality singlespeed bikes made by the inventors of the iconic Mini. Riders do not pay for anything but gain 24/7 use of the bike along with accessories, insurance and servicing. Buzzbike co-founder Tom Hares, said: “We’re delighted to have raised over 400,000. We can’t wait to see the first bikes hit the road this autumn.”
If you spend a few minutes browsing through our copy, then you probably know that we’re not exactly purists when it comes to cycling kit. Sure, we occasionally privilege traditional designs and styles over the latest trends in tube shapes and colorways, but we’re open-minded about adopting new technologies when they suit our purposes – especially when a manufacturer applies the latest fancy technology to the basics of cycling. More than almost any other bike we stock, the Aernario Basic Shimano Ultegra Complete Road Bike is one of the best blends of tradition, innovation, and solid build kit that we’ve rolled through our shop doors. For the frameset, Storck used Computer Flow Dynamics to tease aerodynamic tube shapes out of a geometry that balances the low-weight aggression of compact frames with a nod to the more cantankerous, classic-geometry purists among us. Though it’s subtle, the wind-dodging design is inherited from Storck’s time trial frames, so it’s both invisible to the eye and the wind. And since the module’s overall shape and design borrows heavily from the Fascenario 0. 7, the aerodynamic benefits don’t come with the usual tradeoff of poor handling and unforgiving road feel. When viewing the frame from the side, it looks like a traditional road frame. However, if you were to take a cross section, its aero shape would become strikingly evident. These shapes are laid-up with Storck’s own CFR/UD unidirectional carbon fiber. This curated material is the main reason why Storck has so many BOTY awards from the German cycling industry, as the unidirection orientation of the fibers mean that the sheets can be situated for targeted load-bearing properties. This lets Storck stiffen the frame without sacrificing damping qualities and – paradoxically – while using less material for a lower overall weight. The Aernario features a massive, oversized PressFit BB86 bottom bracket juncture in order to boost power transfer even further, and the seatstays connect.