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Montague bikes, know the difference between original and fake

Discussion in 'Sepeda Lipat' started by dxtr, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. dxtr

    dxtr Peternak Sepeda

    Copas dari situsnya, semoga membantu om dan tante dalam mempertimbangkan sepeda lipat jenis ini

    With every great idea comes imitators. Some say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but if you’re looking for a high quality folding bike, only a genuine Montague will do. Unfortunately, there are some counterfeit Montague bikes on the market today; bikes that use our patented designs but are not made with our strict adherence to quality standards, safety, and manufacturing tolerances. A counterfeit Montague likely comes from an unknown factory with no customer support to back you up, and no warranty to speak of.

    Take a look at the following differences between a genuine Montague Bike and a copy:

    Names
    Any bike using our design but not the official Montague name is a copy. We’ve seen everything from “Montbike” to “Ranger” to “MontaQUE” and “HAMMER” appear on frames using our design. Be sure the bike you’re looking at uses the Montague logo and has a model name that matches our current bike line. While our paint colors sometime vary in different markets, our model names remain the same. You can find the current models at www.montaguebikes.com/folding-bike

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    IMPORTANT: Any new bike using the Hummer brand name is a copy. Montague did work with General Motors to produce Hummer branded bikes between 2002 and 2007. Since that time Montague has produced NO Hummer branded bicycles.

    HUMMER = FAKE
    RANGER = FAKE
    MONTBIKE = FAKE

    Rear Dropout Shape
    The rear dropouts on counterfeits are usually noticeably different than the ones used on a genuine Montague. They may not all look like the counterfeit below, but any deviation from the genuine dropout shown indicates a fake. NOTE: The Montague Boston and Boston 8 do have different dropouts to accommodate the single speed and internal gear hub setups.

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    Top Tube Size
    All Montague mountain bikes use a top tube that is the same width and height (they do vary in length depending on frame size), while many counterfeit frames use a different size top tube. Most are noticeably smaller, but we have seen taller flatter tubes used on counterfeits.

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    Frame Quick Release
    The frame quick release is an integral part of our folding system. The QR is designed for use in our bikes with a specialized end nut which slides into what we call the QR box under the top tube, and clamps the frame. Many counterfeit bikes do not utilize an end nut like this and use a much cheaper quick release.

    [​IMG]The lever on one of these quick releases is also different:

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    Threaded Seat Tube Update
    In 2012, Montague made a change to the design of the seat tube cluster. To allow folding, two concentric seat tubes are used. Before 2012, threaded lock nuts were used to secure the frames together. The new system changed these lock nuts to a threadless system. The tube is no longer threaded and a clamp is used instead. Any new bikes using a threaded locknut system are counterfeit.

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    Mag Wheels
    We’ve seen several counterfeit Montague bikes with a lot of strange parts on them. One common example is plastic “mag” wheels. Montague has never sold a bike with this style of wheels. A bike available with mag wheels is most definitely a copy.

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    Decals
    A genuine Montague bike will always have a US Patent sticker on the seat tube of the frame, just above the front derailleur. If this is missing, appears different from the image below, or does not display patent #5,975,551 it is likely a counterfeit.

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    The “Montague Military Technology” decal found on our Paratrooper and Paratrooper Pro is often imitated incorrectly. On the fake below, notice the different font, and the word “Montbike” substituted for Montague.

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    Source
    Every MONTAGUE, HUMMER and PARATROOPER branded bike for sale on the Alibaba.com website is fake.

    The website “paratrooper-bicycle.com” steals all official Montague photos, but the entire site sells counterfeits. The bicycles displayed in the images are real Montagues, but the products they ship are cheap copies/counterfeits.

    In short, all bikes shown on these websites are fake counterfeits:
    alibaba.com
    aliexpress.com
    hummer-bicycle.com
    paratrooper-bicycle.com
    dhgate.com
    globalsources.com
    cnyccy.en.made-in-china.com

    Examples

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    Note the suspension fork is installed BACKWARDS. Little attention to detail is given when counterfeits are made. They are often not safe to ride.

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    In addition, all offical Montague accessories are shown on the www.montaguebikes.com website. All other accessories are counterfeit and likely low quality.
     
  2. dxtr

    dxtr Peternak Sepeda

    Cukup mudah kan membedakannya? Jangan sampai tertipu yaa....
     
  3. wsaputra

    wsaputra Well-Known Member

    tfs

    Ini salah satu calon sepeda pertama saya, suda pengen bener, untungnya dulu di scbd ada di delta-cyle, ternyata harganya beda jauh, jadi mengurungkan beli, baru ketauan ternyata palsu setelahnya. Padahal mau belinya juga di took sepeda yang lumayan ternama, sudah bolak balik tanya, apakah asli, pemilik toko teramat pandai ngomongnya, saya lupa tapi dia tidak langsung ngomong bahwa barangnya palsu saya agak lupa, kalo ga salah dia ngomong "iyahh.. ini asli merk montbike/hummer". Untungnya sempet browsing, dan liat yang asli tulisan di dekat Xnya itu MONTAGUE bukan MONTBIKE.. hadeehhh... Toko besar dan ternama ngga jaminan juga..
     
  4. dxtr

    dxtr Peternak Sepeda

    Depends on buyer juga akhirnya om, alhamdulillah om @wsaputra tidak menjadi korban penipuan.

    Maybe its tiring, but "Always be a good buyer" ask, research, consider from every angle.
     
  5. alwalij

    alwalij New Member

    tipsnya kerenn ... semoga dengan ini jauh bisa mendapat barang yang bagus
     
  6. opick

    opick New Member

    ada yg tau yg jual ori nya dimana? makasih buat infony
     
  7. mt

    mt Pensiun Dulu

    Coba cek Delta Cycles di STC Senayan. Sepertinya mereka ada.
     

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