Crosstown Reviewed: A good quality, full-sized, folding hybrid bike
I, like many other people around the world, often curse at my bicycle. I do it when the chain falls off. I do it when I get a flat.
But more than anything else, I curse whenever I have to haul my full-sized bicycle through the heavy, swinging door of my cramped bicycle room.
The door invariably slams shut the moment I let go. If I don’t yank my bike out of the way in time, crunch. I mean, who designs these things?
Frankly, I love commuting by bike, and I wouldn’t give it up. But wouldn’t it be so much easier if a bike could fold up?
Well guess what? They do. Full-sized, full-featured road, mountain and commuter bicycles that fold up exist, and they’re a lot better than you might expect.
Montague is a bicycle company with a full lineup of cleverly designed folding bikes, all featuring full-sized frames. They’re stylish, they feature modern components, and they fold up small enough to fit in the trunk of your car, or the back of your closet.
Intrigued? So was I. So I set out to review the Montague Crosstown commuter bicycle. Spoiler alert: it’s probably the best full-sized, folding commuter bicycle I’ve ever come across.