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Old 03-27-11, 04:25 PM   #1
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Montague Paratrooper as my main mtb?

I am in the market for a new mtb. I want a good one. I ride my mtb more than my other two bikes put together. I like folders. Would a Paratrooper work as a good mtb? I would use the bike for singletrack riding, and as my winter and off road bike.
Can these bikes stand up to everyday use, and do they ride good?
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The frame is plenty strong for CX/singletrack. Designed to carry a soldier with all his gear/rifle so its overbuilt IMO. Components that come with it are junk and will corrode, fast. The best reason to have one is if you live in a tiny apartment (like me) or you drive a Mazda Miata and dont want to buy a rack. There are better non-folding MTB's for off road use in the same price range.....but if you need to fold a MTB you cant do better than a Paratrooper
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The frame is plenty strong for CX/singletrack. Designed to carry a soldier with all his gear/rifle so its overbuilt IMO. Components that come with it are junk and will corrode, fast. The best reason to have one is if you live in a tiny apartment (like me) or you drive a Mazda Miata and dont want to buy a rack. There are better non-folding MTB's for off road use in the same price range.....but if you need to fold a MTB you cant do better than a Paratrooper
That's kind of what I thought. For me, it would be nice to have a folder but I don't need to have one. I'm in the market for a new mtb but I think I'll get a normal bike instead.
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