Alternative To Foot Soldier
The Paratrooper™ Tactical Mountain Bike offers an excellent alternative to typical ground transport. Mules/horses are hard to control, eat 6 times as much as men do, have higher silhouettes and require full-time care/training. Vehicles are noisy, require mechanics and POL resupply, and can break down without repair parts. Men on mountain bikes have off-body load bearing, can traverse any terrain, move at high speeds without breakdown, and can refuel themselves with local water and food. It is also a great moral builder - the guys really enjoy traveling around on a bike rather than on foot.
Finish: Cammy Green
Frame: 7005 Aluminum (Alloy Front Section)
Chromoly/ Hi-Tensile Steel Rear Triangle
Fork: RST 281 Suspension
Gearing: 24 Speed Shimano Alivio
Shifters: Shimano Gripshift
Brakes: Alloy V-Brake
Tires: 1.95" Front/Rear Specific Knobbies
Spokes/Rims: Stainless Steel/Alloy
Bar Ends: Kalloy Short Alloy Bar Ends
Saddle: Velo Mountain Bike
Seatpost: Alloy Micro Adjust
Pedals: Heavy - Duty Double Cage Aluminum
Frame Size: 18" and 20"
Standover: 29"+ and 31"+
Folded Size: 36" x 28" x 12"
Foldable to 36" x 30" x 12"
Portable (folds to a small size for transport)
Stealth/Minimal Signature (second only to a walking soldier)
Off Body Load Bearing
Deployable on almost all terrain
Low Initial Cost
Low/No Logistac Support
Up to 75 miles daily range
Folds without the use of tools
Folds in less than 30 seconds
Increased Loads (lesser reliance on resupply)
Montague Folding Integrated Technology (F.I.T)
Patented Technology: Our patented seat tube folding system preserves the structural integrity and inherent strength of traditional bicycle geometry. Unlike all other folding bikes, there are no wobbly hinges and no structural tubes cut in half.
Quick Releases: No tools are needed to fold and unfold the Paratrooper. Just open one quick release lever on the top tube and remove the front wheel. Folds in under thirty seconds without tools.
Safety Lock: Even if you forget to tighten the quick release after opening, there is an additional safety lock that prevents the frame from folding.
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