|Delivery time:||Available for immediate shipping|
The Allston is the ultimate commuter bike. The 11 speed Shimano Alfine internal gear hub combined with a Gates carbon belt drive provides a virtually maintenance-free and silent drivetrain. Hydraulic disc brakes provide superb stopping power, a RackStand offers cargo carrying capacity, and extra wide 38mm tires make it comfortable on even the roughest roads.
• City hills
• Smooth and simple shifting
• Unpaved surfaces
Gates Belt Drive: The Allston is equipped with a Gates Carbon Belt Drive. It requires no lubrication, is virtually silent, and is cleaner, lighter weight and longer lasting than a traditional chain. It also won’t stretch over time, maintaining its efficiency for its entire lifespan.
DirectConnect™ Folding system: New for 2016 is the DirectConnect folding system, which removes the quick release from the top tube, provides an easier folding experience and larger clamping surface between the two halves of the frame. A flip of the quick release lever and your bike folds to a compact size.
Shimano Alfine 11: The Allston is powered by a Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub. This provides a wide gear range for hills, keeps the salt and sand out of your gears, and makes derailleur adjustments a thing of the past.
RackStand: RackStand is a luggage carrier, mudguard, kickstand, and work stand all in one. A quick release allows it to rotate under the rear wheel on a specially designed axle mount. When in the lowered position it acts as a kickstand or workstand, makes folding your Montague easier, and allows the folded bike to be stored or displayed upright.
• 19in Frame: For riders 5’3″ – 5’10”. Standover height is 28″
• 21in Frame: For riders 5’11” – 6’4″. Standover height is 29″
|Frame:||7005 series aluminum with DirectConnect System. Seatstay splitter for belt drive and eccentric bottom bracket.|
|Fork:||Full Cro-Mo, with disc mount and CLIX™ Wheel Release System Ramped Dropout.|
|Rims:||700c Alloy deep section, 32 hole, Black|
|Tires:||Vee Rubber trekking tire. 700c x 38mm|
|Hubset:||Formula. Alloy, with CLIX™ front quick release. Shimano Alfine 11 internal gear rear.|
|Spokes:||14 Gauge Stainless|
|Seatpost:||30.0 X 300mm Alloy with Montague logo|
|Handlebars:||Riser style 20mm rise. 580mm wide. Alloy.|
|Stem:||Kalloy, Alloy Direct Connect, 15 Degree Rise.|
|Shifters:||Shimano Alfine Rapid Fire trigger shifters|
|Rear Dearailleur:||Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub.|
|Crankset:||Gates 42T for belt drive. 170mm crank arm|
|Brakeset:||Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes|
|Pedals:||Platform trekking pedal, Steel cage|
|Bottom Bracket:||Sealed Cartridge|
|Other:||RackStand rear rack with Fenders.|
|Frame Sizes:||19”, 21”|
|Folded Size:||36” x 28” x 12”|
First impressions: It’s a gorgeous bike. The internal hub fits well with the clean lines of the bike’s style. Talking the bike out for its maiden voyage, I was surprised to find no flex at all in the ride, despite the folding mechanism. My old Dahon Matrix 2007 had a bit of flex. This bike has none. The bike really shines on city streets, and getting around Union City and Palo Alto was a blast. Conclusion: This bike is a solid (dare I say perfect?) commuter bike. It’s folds when you need it to, but otherwise it’s a full-size bike.