Montague Vs Tern Folding Bikes

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In this featured video, Power In Motion is going to answer a question we recently received from a gentleman in an e-mail, pertaining to Montague vs Tern folding bikes.

When deciding upon which type of bicycle to purchase, the choice depends upon many factors.

Where do you plain on riding it? How much space do you have to store it? How often will you be carrying it, such as on public transportation? And will you be traveling with it, such as flying to different cities?

Here’s the question we received

“Hi Andy,
How are you? Well I hope. Due to Summer and pandemic I find the need and want of a folding bike that is sturdy enough for NYC potholes commuting and maybe also trails outside the city.

Do you have any recommendations? I’ve been looking at that Tern internal gear hub Di7 but also the Montague Paratrooper Express or Urban Rack models. Do you have any thoughts on the Montague company or these models?

Thank you so very much in these times.”

All questions what will be answered in this featured video by Power In Motion.

But, before we hand this over to Power In Motion, who will explain Montague vs Tern Folding bikes in better detail, let’s first find out who these two different brands are.

Tern bikes history

Tern was founded by Florence Shen and Joshua Hon, wife and son of David T. Hon, founder of the established Dahon brand of folding bicycles. Initially the company was the subject of litigation between Dahon and the founders, but a settlement was reached in 2013.

About Tern bikes

At Tern, we build bikes that defy expectations for what a folding bike can do. We offer a wide range of bikes for different types of riders. Select a riding style below to find the right bike for you.

Montague bikes history

Montague Corporation was formed in 1987 by David and Harry Montague. Prior to the foundation of Montague Bikes, Washington-based architect Harry Montague began making plans to build a full-size folding bicycle that could accommodate his 6’2″ frame.

About Montague bikes

We are full-size folding bikes. Montague is the world’s leading maker of full-size folding bikes. We focus on performance and ride quality first, creating some of the most versatile bikes on the planet.

Here’s what Power In Motion has to say about Montague vs Tern folding bikes (20” vs 26”)

Which folding bike is right for you? In this video, we will show you the pro’s and con’s of each model, (Montague vs Tern) and demonstrate how to fold each bike.

20 Inch Tern folding bike


  • Excellent short distance commuter.
  • Folds quickly.
  • Extremely compact.
  • Can fit in suitcase to save baggage fees.
  • Allowed on Calgary C-Train at all times.
  • Best for urban and city riding.


  • Not meant for long distance rides.
  • May be challenging for taller riders.

26 Inch Montague folding bike


  • Excellent long distance bike.
  • Extremely comfortable.
  • Suits taller riders.


  • Folding takes more time.
  • Bike takes up more space.
  • Restricted on Calgary C-Train in peak hours.

Watch the video for complete details

Thank you for watching this featured video by Power In Motion, and if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave a comment in the section below.

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About Power In Motion

PowerinMotion was the first company in Calgary to specialize in urban electric transportation. Our expanded line of products include hybrid electric bicycles, tricycles, cargo and folding bicycles to meet the demands of busy commuters and fun-seeking individuals.

Since 2001 we have sold electric bike conversion kits through our online store. Our direct drive hub motors have been successfully used in solar and electric car projects by both the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia. In 2006 we tested one of our motor in a ride from Banff to Calgary, in Alberta, Canada on a rainy day, it was completed successfully within a 3 hour period. In 2008 it was also used by Penn State University in the Shell Eco-Marathon America Race where they won first place in the fuel cell division at 1,668 mpg. We are dedicated to assisting educational institutions in pursuing their research and development of electric vehicles.

We are proud to say that we are experts in this field and are happy to share our enthusiasm and product knowledge with the world. To date we have served customers in Canada, US, France, Brazil, Finland, New Zealand, and hope to broaden our market to some day say there is a product from our store in every Country worldwide.

These bikes are fun to ride! Our bikes are legal on public streets as long as you obey the municipal laws and speed limits.

We do ask as with all pieces of machinery that you put safety for yourself and others first at all times and please do wear a helmet.

Convenient …

Tired of Overcrowding Commuting?

  • An electric bike will put a smile on your face again not to mention keeping your money in your pocket where it belongs.

Felling Less Mobile?

  • We have tricycles available.

Feeling Cramped?

  • Try a stretchable unit that fits in a trunk, yet doubles in size.

Cost Effective ….

Consider the costs of operating an electric bike?

  • No more Parking Fees
  • No License, Registration or Insurance
  • Almost no Maintenance Required
  • Cheap Fuel (About 10 cents per charge)

You will be pleasantly surprised as to how quickly the savings add up and before you know it they have paid for your bike in no time at all.

Cool …

Let’s face it, these bikes are fun to ride! Our bikes are legal on public streets as long as you obey the speed limits.  In most muicipalities they are also legal on the bike paths, we ask that you do check your municapilty laws for confirmation.

All of our bicycles meet the Motor Vehicle Safety Act standards for Power Assisted Bicycles!

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