OUR HISTORY AND INNOVATIONS
Monty was founded in 1983 by Pere Pi, an entrepreneur with extensive experience in motorbikes: 9 times Spanish champion in three categories: motocross, trial, and speed. This, combined with extensive knowledge acquired during 25 years as a technical designer for Montesa motorbikes, was the base for the birth of a prestigious brand name: Monty Bikes.
Oversized steering components
1983 – The first combination of oversized steering components, integrated and perforated to avoid imbalance.
Invention and patente
1985 – Invention and patent of the “Monty-Power” brake, achieving a higher braking power.
1987 – Chainwheel kit Increases gear ratio without the need to change the original chainwheel
1988 – First Trial bicycle with hydraulic brakes on the wheel rims.
1988 – First oversized back wheel of 19”x2.5. Completely new measurement
Bicycle with sloping
1990 – First bicycle with sloping bar to facilitate access to the bike and for a more sporty aesthetic.
“Wishbone” frame type
1990 – Invention of the “Wishbone” frame type to avoid back rear stays.
1992 – The first bicycle in the world with front freewheel to overcome obstacles more easily.
1992 – First handlebar in the world with a diameter of 31.8mm to increase rigidity and decrease weight.
Dual chain guide
1994 – First dual chain guide for front freewheel to protect from blows during competition.
1995 – First perforated chain protector to achieve better grip when overcoming obstacles.
1996 – First bicycle with seatpost incorporated into the frame, achieving a lighter ensemble.
Bicycle without saddle
1998 – First bicycle in the world without saddle, achieving better steering mobility.
Stem with a top cap
2003 – The first sloping top cap, minimising possible blows whilst also being more compact.
2003 – The first hub/ cassette made from one single piece providing rigidity and lightness.
2004 – Invention of the “SSS integrated steering cap”, avoiding the possible breakage of tubes during falls.
2004 – The first integrated support for hydraulic brakes, achieving better rigidity and braking increase.
2004 – The first concave frame, designed to absorb impact during its operation
2004 – Replaceable or non-replaceable derailleur hanger to achieve a more integrated and compact ensemble.
2005 – Positioning system using “nonius” in the bicycle handlebar to let you know your personal position.
Chain inside the frame
2012 – First bicycle with a chain through the inside of the frame.
Carbon fibre frame
2012 – First completely carbon fibre frame achieving one-of-a kind weight and rigidity.
Aluminium monocoque frame
2013 – First Trial aluminium monocoque frame achieving one-of-a kind weight and rigidity.