Cambridge, Massachusetts (PressExposure) August 21, 2009 -- With the fall season fast approaching, trips are being planned and flights are being booked. In the fervor of 2009 travel planning, Montague Corporation, a Massachusetts based bicycle manufacturer has launched the SwissBikeâ¢ TX, a new bicycle that allows people to choose to the moment how they would like to travel. The TX is a full-size bike, with full-size performance, but it folds to fit in the trunk of a car, on the train, bus, or even in a cab. The multiple functions of these bikes neatly fill in the gaps that often cause people to write off cycling as a serious travel solution.
Be it an international adventure or domestic road trip, the SwissBike TX is the ideal compliment to the savvy traveler. "Many people don't realize how much a bicycle can enrich your experiences in new locales", states inventor David Montague. "The TX is designed to increase mobility, providing a wider range than walking while giving the rider the ability to explore their surroundings in a way that is beyond the confinement of a car".
The SwissBike TX line is also great for longer excursions such as cruises or trips by train through Europe. Combine a TX with a train pass in the EU and have instant, simple mobility at every station, a concept that could save significant amounts of money and time. There's no need to rent bikes when you can take your own.
In under 30 seconds, each SwissBike model easily folds down to 36" x 28" x 12" (about the size of a large suitcase) without the use of tools. There is also an optional carrying case available that is perfect for transporting the bike through train and bus stations and for keeping your car trunk organized and clean. The entire package weighs just about 30 lbs making it easy to transport while folded. All SwissBikes offer 26" wheels and eyelets for racks and fenders for those who want to take day trips or even longer excursions by bike. The TX has an MSRP of $699.00, a price that can easily be recuperated in transportation expenses.
"The SwissBike range of bikes offers a great ride for all levels of riders," said Jonathan Vandenberg, sales manager for the SwissBike. "The patented folding technology found in the SwissBikes provides the cyclist with a great combination of performance and portability. At the same time these bikes are fun, healthy and good for the environment."