Gear: Montague Allston Folding Bike

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While carrying a kayak or a SUP onboard is a great way to explore the shores and waterways of a new port-of-call, it’s hard to beat the convenience of having a bike with you when it comes to exploring shore side. But like all things, space onboard is a factor. Enter the Allston folding bike from Montague. The Allston sports many boat-friendly features, like the rust-proof carbon belt drive that replaces the standard metal chain, and a fully sealed Shimano 11-speed internal gear hub with no exposed parts, both of which allow for grease-free handling and are more resistant to the potential corrosion that comes from exposure to the harsh marine environment. The bike comes standard with wide 38mm tires that are well suited for cruising beaches, bike paths and boatyards, and, like all Montague bikes, it features the company’s proprietary DirectConnect folding system that increases frame stiffness and allows the bike to be folded and unfolded in less than 20 seconds (according to the company).

$1,895. Montague Bikes, montaguebikes.com

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