A little about us..
The who, why and what of Montu
Montu is a Canadian business started by husband and wife Hani & Katharine in 2021 in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada.
We created Montu to bring some soul into the world of bicycles and technical cycling apparel. We make products that reflect who we are and what we want: to enjoy the freedom of cycling and to celebrate the growing geographical and cultural diversity of endurance sports. Montu is a Canadian company with roots in Egypt. Our design and product development philosophy showcases elements that define and connect the different cultural and historical influences that make us who we are. ‘Montu’ is an ancient Egyptian God signifying strength, courage and victory.
We are endurance sports enthusiasts with experience in the various disciplines of the sports of cycling & running. We approach product development with a keen eye of what we would like to use, ride and wear. We value and admire good design and beautiful aesthetics, as long as they don’t deprioritize function. We take pride in and use our products in our own athletic pursuits.
Our products aim to strike an important balance: that between aesthetics and functional features. The Ancient Egyptians believed that everything had a unique character known as “Ba“. All our products are developed with the central principle of building a unique “Ba” into the final design, balancing elements of form and function that makes for gear guaranteed to please, whether you’re out for a spin on your local roads or trails, on an epic bikepacking trip, a local club ride or gearing up for a grueling ultra-endurance event.
When we’re not working on up the next piece of kit or gear, we’re probably out on our bikes or going for a trail run.
We come from diverse cultural backgrounds and have been fortunate to ride and run in many parts of the world. We aim to make Montu gear that reflect this wonderful diversity of backgrounds and experiences, in both form and function.
At the core ethos of our business is a desire to support young athletes within the boundaries of our resources as a small, and young, business. We especially emphasize the need to support athletes from communities on the margin of Canadian and global cycling. This is one important way by which the sport(s) we love and enjoy engaging in will continue to thrive on a truly global scale.
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