Link D8

The Jack of All Trades

We call the Link D8 the Jack of All Trades because it’s good at everything. Dress it up with racks, fenders, and lights for a commute. Or keep it simple and light for weekend rides. It also plays well with other forms of transport – ten seconds and the bike is folded to bring aboard a bus, train, ferry, or the trunk of your car. The Link D8 is your ticket to instant transportation.

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N-Fold Technology

The Faster Fold

Folding bicycle design hasn’t changed much in decades. N-Fold Technology is a small but important change that results in a faster, and more compact fold. N-Fold Technology includes new frame and handlepost geometries and spins the front wheel by 180 degrees before the central fold, resulting in a package 40 mm (1.5") shorter. Using N-Fold technology, our bikes are only very slightly larger than the typical small wheel folding bicycle. Bicycles with N-Fold technology can also be folded – easily – in less than ten seconds.

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OCL Joint

Stronger, Better, State of the Art

The OCL Joint is a new reference in folding frame technology. It includes two new patents and everything we know about making the safest, strongest, and most durable frame joint.

  • Stronger, Stiffer — Making the hinge taller and moving the pivoting surfaces outward from the center axis more than doubles overall strength and stiffness and it’s a difference you’ll feel from your very first ride.

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Stronger by Design

Folding bikes have a sometimes deserved reputation for flexy frames. All Tern frames feature patented DoubleTruss technology which turns the rear half of the frame into a three dimensional truss so that it’s much more resistant to torsional forces.

Traditional bike frame seat stays start at the seat tube to create the rear half of the bike. On Tern bikes, the seat stays form a rigid triangle with the seat tube to fashion a continuous structure that extends to the rear axle.

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Physis 3D Handlepost

3D-Forged = Even Stronger, Stiffer, Better Ride

Flexy handleposts and noodly handling are the Achilles heel of many folding bicycle designs. The Physis 3D handlepost solves this with a massively strong, precision machined design that virtually eliminates flex. The Physis is 3D-forged from a single piece of aluminum, eliminating welds to give a stronger, lighter, and more cost-effective part.

The Physis uses four patented technologies and is 100% serviceable, so all parts can be replaced if needed. It has igus™ bearings for smooth operation and rubber seals to protect headset bearings.

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Schwalbe Citizen Tires with K-Guard Puncture Protection

Take Me Home

The Citizen is everything you want in a great tire, and more. A solid all-around 20 inch city and touring tire offering superior riding dynamics and road feedback. Constructed of Schwalbe Basic Compound (SBC) with a dense 50 epi carcass, 65 psi max pressure and K-Guard puncture protection. The enhanced Kevlar protective layer is strong and safe and elastic. That means smoother running and a higher level of protection. In other words, a real nice tire.

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Neos Rear Derailleur

Designed for Small Wheels

The Neos derailleur was developed to solve issues specific to small wheeled folding bicycles, specifically, ground clearance of the derailleur cage, and protrusion of the derailleur body from the chainstay, making it susceptible to damage. Working with Suntour, we developed the Neos family of derailleurs. The low-profile design mounts directly to the chain stay with the body of the derailleur tucked underneath, protected from damage. The ultra-short cage doubles the amount of ground clearance and produces lightning fast, precise shifts.

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General Info
White/Grey/Cobalt Blue
Wheel Size: 20 inch wheels
Speeds: 8
Weight: 12.1 kg (26.7 lb)
Folding Time: 10 sec
Folding Size: 38 x 79 x 72 cm (15" x 31.1" x 28.3")
Frame Sizes: One size
Gear Inches: 32" - 85"
Distance: Seatpost to Handlebar: Min: 590 mm (23.2") Max: 630 mm (24.8")
Distance: Saddle to Pedal: Min: 700 mm (27.6") Max: 960 mm (37.8")
Suggested Rider Height: 142 - 190 cm (4'8" - 6'3")
Max Rider Weight: 110 kg (243 lb)
Frame: Link, aluminum, patented OCL Joint and DoubleTruss technology, Igus bearings
Fork: Integrated, hi-tensile steel
Handlepost: Physis 3D, 3D forged construction, 4 patented technologies
Stem: Fixed QR
Headset: Flux, cartridge bearings, dual-seal technology
Handlebar: Flat bar, 6061-AL
Grip/Bars Tape: BioLogic Ergo, dual-density Kraton
Saddle: Velo Sport
Seatpost: SuperOversize, 6061-AL, micro-adjust clamp
Seatpost Clamp: SuperOversize, 6061-AL
Front Brake: V, aluminum, linear spring
Rear Brake: V, aluminum, linear spring
Brake Levers: V, aluminum bracket/lever
Brake Cable & Housing: Anti-compression housing, slick cables
Front Hub: Mini, aluminum, QR
Rear Hub: Formula, 8 spd cassette, QR
Spokes and Nipples: Sapim Leader, stainless steel, brass nipples
Rims: High profile, doublewall
Tires: Schwalbe Citizen, 42-406, KevlarGuard puncture protection, Reflex
Shifter(s): SRAM MRX Comp, 8 spd.
Rear Derailleur: Neos 1.0, low-profile design, RapidRise
Crankset: Cold-forged 6061 aluminum crank arms, hand-polished
Cassette/Freewheel: 8 spd, 12-32T
Bottom Bracket: Cartridge, sealed bearings
Chain: 8 spd.
Pedals: Folding, alloy body
Shifter Cable & Housing: SP
Bell: Aluminum
Kickstand: Aluminum, Dacromet bolt
Clip System: Magnetix 2.0
Luggage Socket: Yes
Fenders: RP Chromeplastic, stainless hardware (option)
Rack(s): Trolley Rack compatible (option)
July 28, 2015

"La Link D8 es sin duda alguna, la mejor opción en su horquilla de precio, que podríamos considerar gama media. Si hablamos del aspecto estético, el upgrade, en mi humilde opinión, es plenamente acertado."

[The Link D8 is undoubtedly the best choice in the middle price range. If we talk about aesthetics, the upgrade, in my humble opinion, is fully successful.]

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April 10, 2015

"Das Tern D8 eignet sich sehr gut für tägliche Kurzstrecken und Ausflüge. Ein Allround-Faltrad mit guter Qualität zum fairen Preis."

[The Tern D8 is very suitable for daily commuting and excursions. An all-round folding bike with good quality at a fair price.]

Stuttgarter Zeitung
May 25, 2013

"Vom Faltrad [...] sind wir angetan: Es hat sich als gut ausgestattetes, wendiges Stadtvelo mit hohem Spaß- und Nutzfaktor erwiesen."

Turbo Bob's Bicycle Blog
March 22, 2013

"Modern folding bikes (the better ones) are rock-solid, fun-riding everyday bikes. Add in a reasonable price point and you have the Tern Link D8. Here is a bike you can enjoy and ride as your only bike in the stable. It’s light, stores and secures easily, has many gears and rides great. It fits a wide varieties of body sizes and styles. t looks sleek and has some nice pieces. It is just one great little bike."

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March 3, 2013

"I’ve lived with the Tern Link D8 for the last year, and put close to 1000 miles on it in total, so what has it been like? Well, it’s on road manners are surprisingly full-size bike like. I’ve never noticed any instability from the front-end, and the rear of the bike is planted even in the worst conditions. It really is a nice ride."

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February 28, 2013

"Es bringt regelrecht Spaß, sich mit dem agilen, kleinen Rad zu bewegen. Selbst wenn man sonst mit Rennrad oder Mountainbike unterwegs ist: Es ist einfach ein ideales Stadtrad, ein Stattrad eben. Nicht nur zum Bahnfahren.“

Fairkehr (VCD)
February 1, 2013

"Zusammengeklappt nehmen die Räder wenig Platz weg und lassen sich wie ein Gepäckstück transportieren. Deshalb können sie im ÖPNV jederzeit kostenlos mitgenommen werden.“

February 1, 2013

"Mit dem ADFC-VVS-Faltrad verknüpfen die Partner des Projekts “Urbane Mobilität” im Gebiet des Stuttgarter Verkehrs- und Tarifbunds die Vorteile von Fahrrad und öffentlichem Nahverkehr.“

February 1, 2013

"Gemeinsam bieten Tern, VVS, ADFC und die Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart den Fahrgästen ein preislich reduziertes und qualitativ hoch­wertiges Faltrad-Sondermodell mit einem zusätzlichen Komfortpaket an. Die kostenlose Mitnahme auch während der Hauptverkehrszeiten ist in allen VVS Verkehrsmitteln ausdrücklich erlaubt.“