Montague SwissBike Releases New TX Commuter Bike

Do you have a small car, house or find it annoying to have a bike rack on your car, then the SwissBike series of bikes is just for you. These bikes can fold so that they can fit even fit in most cars and insides even the smallest of house. No longer do you need a hefty bike rack on your car. What is also nice is along with being able to be folded, they are lightweight while are strong enough to handle even the toughest of conditions.

Swissbike TX Commuter

The People Behind the Bike

Harry Montague, an architect and inventor from Washington DC, realized the lack of any bike on the market that could easily be taken on travel. He dreamed up the idea of this unique set of bicycles that could also allow a comfortable ride for a taller individual such as himself. After many years of selling the first design of his foldable bikes out of his garage, his son, an MIT graduate, joined him in 1987. Together, they have come up with some of the most innovative series of bicycles.

Military Bikes?

Over the past 20 years, Montague has been providing their unique bicycles to the military. In 1997, the company joined forces with the Marines to develop several military models including the Paratrooper. It is a full-size mountain bike that can traverse terrain silently at high speeds with no thermal or acoustic radar signature. Also, it has 500 pounds of load hauling capability, can fold quickly and is accompanied with many of their armored vehicles. As the technology advanced with their military bikes, the company decided to incorporate many of the same principals in their retail bikes.

Swissbike TX Commuter

Bicycle Commuting

In an effort to encourage more people to commute to work using bicycles, Montague developed the Commuter TX bike under the SwissBike line. They want to get people out of the mindset that you need to be close to work to commute using a bike. Since it can stored in almost any for of transportation you would take to work, it allows you the flexibility to ride you bike for part of your commute. The new movement is called Redefining Park and Ride. This is a neat perspective on commuting to work with your bike. It can save money by using less gas while getting a little extra exercise everyday. Even if live far from work, you can drive part of the way to work and rid the SwissBike the rest.


  • Aircraft grade aluminum tubing is used to construct every model of their bikes.
  • Covered in anti-corrosion finish so that they look better, longer.
  • Full size wheels and frame while still be foldable.
  • No tools required to fold.
  • Lifetime warranty on the frame.
  • Weighs at around 30lbs.

Overall, the SwissBike TX Commuter bike is one of the top bikes on the market today. You can fold/unfold it easily, making a car rack the thing of the past. These bikes use top quality materials and were designed to handle all types of conditions.

To find out more information or if you are interested in purchasing the TX Commuter bikes, check out Swissbike. They are also offering a free carrying case along with any of their bikes by simply putting in ecotips when checking out.

If anybody owns a SwissBike or has any experience with one, please share your thoughts on it.

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    • Steven Jacobs
    • January 28th, 2009

    I saw this bike at a train station in San Francisco. This guy folded it up and put it in a carrying case and got on the train. Very cool.

    • Joel Montague
    • March 5th, 2009

    Greetings David , I need to send Harry an E Mail about getting a student ( archival ) from Simmons College to try and get the Cary papers IO have organized .
    Trust all well

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