2016 Paratrooper Elite unfolded

2016 Paratrooper Elite Overview

  1. American brand.
  2. Military tech with better specs.
  3. Rides like other mountain bikes.
  4. Folds fast without tools.
  5. 30 speeds, hydraulic disc brakes, 27.5" wheels
  6. PRE-ORDER. Just $2449. Ships Free.
  7. Act NOW for January 2016 delivery!

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2016 Montague Paratrooper Elite folding bike

Paratrooper Elite bicycle folded

Military Tough

The Paratrooper Elite is one of several bikes based on the Paratrooper folding bicycle, the bike that built Montague's reputation for producing incredibly durable folding bikes. Designed with a grant from the Pentagon so troops could move in silence behind enemy lines, the Paratrooper was made to withstand the impact of being dropped by parachute (hence the name). Thus, the Paratrooper Elite is a folding mountain bike you can take on punishing slick rock trails over the weekend and pot hole pocked urban streets during the work week.

Military paratrooper parachuting with a Montague bike

Standardized Parts

The Paratrooper rides like any hard-tail mountain bike with a suspension fork, using standard mechanical parts that are available in virtually any bike shop. When you eventually wear out a tire, brakes, etc, you'll have no problems maintaining it.

Military Paratrooper in the Panzer Corps - Iraq

Military Frames W/Better Components

Like all Montague mountain bikes, the frame on the Paratrooper is the same as those used by the US military for close to 20 years. Made to withstand high altitude parachute drops, these frames are exceptionally sturdy and can endure riding on any surface. What sets the Paratrooper Elite apart from the Paratrooper are improved components like a lock-out fork with more travel, more gears, better derailleurs and better brakes.

Paratrooper bike folded and unfolded

How It Folds

The frame is composed of the rear triangle and a single, oversized top tube. The top tube is pressed onto the seat tube. Open a quick release and bearings within the top tube allow the front portion of the bike to swing back against the rear wheel. Remove the front wheel via the preset Clix quick release and the bike can fold to less than half its unfolded size.

Paratrooper folding bike in Baghdad

Additional Benefits:

Paratrooper Elite Specs


Size Unfolded57" x 42" x 15"
Size Folded36" x 28" x 12" (front wheel removed)
Size Folded36" x 22" x 12" (front wheel & saddle/seatpost removed)
Shipping Carton37" x 31" x 12"


Weight29 pounds
Folding TimeUnder 30 seconds (folds by hand without tools)
Max Rider Weight250 pounds
Max Rider Height6' 6" (198 cm)
Frame Sizes Available18" or 20" measured from bottom bracket to top of frame seat tube
Standover Heights30", 31"
ColorGloss Black/White with Red accents


Main (Top Tube & Rear Triangle)Custom drawn 7005 Series aluminum alloy tubing with DirectConnect folding system and rear disc brake mount
Suspension ForkRockShox Reba RLT for 27.5" wheels with external rebound adjustment, hydraulic lockout, 100 mm travel, disc brake mount and alloy one piece lower finished in black


Tires27.5" x 2.1" Maxxis M309 Crossmarks
RimsMavic XM319, 27.5", anodized alloy, 32 hole, double wall finished in matte black
Spokes14 gauge stainless
HubsetFormula brand, alloy, sealed, disc style finished in black with CLIX® front quick release & standard QR rear
Seatpost30.0 X 300mm lightweight alloy finished in black
SaddleWTB, Speed V-Competition with T-Cut pattern
HandlebarsKalloy brand double butted alloy with 5 degree backsweep, 31.8 Barbore and 560mm length finished in matte black
StemRitchey MTN-Pro 4-Axis anodized alloy, 120mm with 31.8 Barbore finished in matte black
ShiftersShimano XT trigger shifters
Front DerailleurShimano SLX
Rear DerailleurShimano XT 10 speed
CranksetShimano XT 42/32/24T, anodized alloy with 175mm length crank arms finished in matte black
FreewheelShimano 10 speed 11-36T
Bottom BracketSealed Cartridge
BrakesetShimano XT hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors and alloy levers finished in black
Standard PedalsNone supplied
OPTIONAL PedalsFolding style (available at additional cost)
OPTIONAL KickstandGreenspeed anodized alloy finished in matte black (available at additional cost)
ReflectorsInstalled on both wheels with front and rear reflectors in box
ShippingShips FREE to Lower 48 US only. Call 504-324-2492 or email us for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii & APO's.
NOTE:Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this description; however, bike specifications, features, colors and pricing are subject to change without prior notice.