Electric bikes are a great way to get around town, but keeping your investment safe can be challenging. Locking up your bike on the street is not always an option, and bringing your e-bike into your crowded office is going to draw some weird looks. Montague Bikes addresses this with the just-released M-E1, the world’s first folding e-bike with full-size performance.
Montague M-E1 Full-Size Folding E-Bike Performance
This step-through road and gravel bike sports full-sized 700c wheels, front suspension, plus all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a performance e-bike. The Shimano STEPS E6100 mid-drive 250w motor and 10 speeds give you plenty of pedal power. The Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes provide excellent stopping power, and the SR Suntour NEX suspension fork takes the bump out of potholes and cobblestones.
But the most notable feature of the M-E1 folding e-bike is what it can do when you’re not riding it. When you arrive at your destination, the bike folds up in seconds with a single quick-release, breaking it down to about half its size. This perk makes it simple to store in a closet, haul onto a train, or toss in a car trunk for a road trip. It’s rollable when packed down, so you can casually cruise into your cubicle instead of awkwardly grunting and dragging your bike behind you.
A New Option for Commuters in Crowded Cities
“We set out to build an e-bike for the urban environment – for riders that have been deterred from owning an e-bike due to space constraints, concerns about security, and a lack of portability with the current designs,” said David Montague, President and founder of Montague Bikes. “The urban mobility market is growing quickly in today’s crowded cities, and commuters are looking for options. Riders need an e-bike that can deliver top-tier performance and stow in the closet, train, or car trunk. The foldable M-E1 is the solution.”
Available now for $3,695, the Montague M-E1 folding e-bike is part of the company’s line of performance folding bikes which includes both road and mountain models.