Montague “Paratrooper” and other militarized mountain bikes in use

We first wrote about the “Paratrooper” folding mountain bike from Montague Corporation back at the end of August 2008 – in the very very early days of Strike-Hold!   I’m happy to report that the bike continues to serve me well more than 4 years later…

Yesterday a story on Kit-Up! brought to our attention a nice overview video from Montague from May 2012 that shows one of the bikes actually being carried on a parachute descent.

Click on the image above to launch the video

For some alternative real-world use of "human-powered vehicles" check out this short video of Dutch Marines using mountain bikes to patrol the back roads of Afghanistan.  Click on the image below to launch the video.

For a quick look at the military use of bicycles in the 20th Century, ending with the famous Swiss Bicycle Grenadier regiments, take a jump back to our article first published in late August 2008.  Click on the image below to make the jump.

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Finally, if you're wondering how "bicycle infantry" stack up against other forms of transport - check out this chart below:

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Lawrence

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