Link D7i

The Stealthy One

Why not trade $4.00 gas, monthly insurance, parking fees, and traffic jams for a stealthy cool Link bicycle, daily workouts, and a car-sharing service? The Link D7i is perfect for getting around in the city; for longer trips, just fold it and jump on the nearest subway or bus line. And Costco runs — that’s what ZipCar or your friend’s car is for.

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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 Eclipse and Castro 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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DoubleTruss

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. That means increased stiffness and much better power transfer from the pedals to the rear wheel. As always, the proof’s in the ride.

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Physis 3D Handlepost

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

The handlepost is the Achilles heel of most folding bikes – it is incredibly difficult to make a handlepost that doesn’t flex like a wet noodle when you’re cranking up a hill. We don’t generally brag but the Physis 3D is in a class by itself when it comes to strength and stiffness. We literally could not break the Physis in testing and ended up turning off the test machines after we surpassed the EN standard by 400%. The Physis 3D gets its incredible strength from the 3D forging technology which creates the post from a single block of aluminum.

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Shimano Nexus 7 Drivetrain

Durable, Low Maintenance

In countries where bicycles are a primary mode of transportation –- the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark –- hub gears have always been the default choice of drivetrain. Hub gears have a number of benefits: with the gears all protected inside the rear hub shell, hub gears require almost no maintenance; they are much easier to keep properly adjusted; and you can shift from a standstill –- perfect after you’ve stopped for a red light. The Shimano Nexus 7 is one of the best hubs on the market –- 7 speeds are perfect for just about any kind of city riding and the shifting is super smooth.

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Schwalbe Big Apple Tires

Big and Cushy

There’s an unfortunate misconception that wide, large volume tires are slow and inefficient. We were guilty of this ourselves the first time our Swiss and German product guys recommended we try the Big Apple’s. But then we rode the tires and fell in love. As you might expect, the Big Apple’s are super plush and give a great feeling of security on streets where potholes, train tracks, and drainage gates are the norm. But they are also surprisingly fast and easy rolling. Integrated puncture protection and reflective sidewalls add to urban functionality.

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BioLogic FreeDrive

Clean and Quiet

The BioLogic FreeDrive encloses the bicycle chain to keep the rider’s clothing protected from grease and dirty spray. The FreeDrive’s ingenious design moves with the chain so it is friction free, unlike with some other chain protection methods. It also reduces chain vibration and noise. With a FreeDrive, you can say goodbye to bulky chainguards and enjoy the looks and cleanliness of a belt drive with the efficiency of a chain drive.

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Specifications

General Info
Color:
Black/Grey/Green
White/Orange/Grey
Wheel Size: 20 inch wheels
Speeds: 7
Weight: 14.4 kg (31.7 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" - 79"
Distance: Seatpost to Handlebar: Min: 570 mm (22.4") Max: 680 mm (26.8")
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
Frame: Link, aluminum, patented OCL Joint and DoubleTruss technology, Igus bearings
Fork: Integrated, hi-tensile steel
Cockpit
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: BioLogic Como DLX
Seatpost: SuperOversize, 6061-Al, micro-adjust clamp
Seatpost Clamp: SuperOversize, 6061-AL
Brakes
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
Wheels
Front Hub: Mini, aluminum; BioLogic Joule II dynamo (option)
Rear Hub: Shimano Nexus 7 freewheel
Spokes and Nipples: Sapim Leader, stainless steel, brass nipples
Rims: High profile, doublewall
Tires: Schwalbe Big Apple, 50-406, KevlarGuard puncture protection, Reflex
Transmission
Shifter(s): Shimano Nexus 7 spd.
Crankset: Cold-forged 6061 aluminum crank arms, hand-polished
Cassette/Freewheel: 17T
Bottom Bracket: Cartridge, sealed bearings
Chain: 408H, 3/32"
Pedals: Folding, alloy body
Shifter Cable & Housing: Shimano
Extras
Bell: Aluminum
Chainguard: BioLogic FreeDrive
Kickstand: Aluminum, Dacromet bolt
Clip System: Magnetix 2.0
Luggage Socket: Yes
Front Light: Trelock i-Mini LED, 12 lux (optional w/dynamo hub)
Rear Light: Deluxe Rear Light, LED (option)
Fenders: RP Chromeplastic, stainless hardware
Rack(s): Optional: Trolley Rack compatible
Spiegel Online
March 12, 2014

"Link D7i offers a good compromise between riding comfort and design. Upgraded with balloon tyres even paving stones wouldn’t be a problem."

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Radwelt
April 1, 2013

"Schickes Design und gute Fahrleistungen. Mit diesem Mobilitätslückenfüller par excellence macht das Pendeln mit Bus und Bahn Freude."

Aktiv Radfahren
April 1, 2013

"Die Kooperation mit Stadtwerken und ADFC passt zu den tollen Fahreigenschaften des Tern Link. Der Faltvorgang ist modern und einfach."

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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LondonCyclist.com
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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Piciplegable.net
January 27, 2013

"Si tomamos el número de velocidades, los modelos comparables en otras marcas, superan en casi 100 € el precio de la D8, por tomar un punto de referencia. La Link D8 es una bicicleta magnífica en cuanto a relación calidad / precio."

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Folding Bikes
January 26, 2013

"In the folding bike world, if you’re looking for a multifunctional, affordable, durable bike the Tern Link D8 is a great choice. The comfort and ride is great whether it’s your first time on the bike or whether you’ve been using it for months. I’ve had a blast using my bike instead of the bus at Duke, and it’s led to some great conversations with people I never would have met otherwise."

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Men's Journal
October 1, 2012

"Think choosing a space-saving, easy-carrying fold-up bike presents to many compromises? Test drive this aluminum-framed folder, which boasts the solid ride of a full size bike-and the gadgetry of one, too."

The Samosaurus Chronicles
September 26, 2012

"I see the future in Tern Bicycles as the company continues to progress with their award-winning designs. As for the Link P9, this is one bike that you can use for your daily exercise, short distance commute and it has the capabilities of being upgraded for touring and bikepacking. For its firmness, solid lock-up and handling, I would give this bike a two thumbs-up."

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Outside
June 1, 2012

"Folding bikes tend to excel at either folding or riding. The Link nails both. Its hinges are seamless and sturdy, and the fold-down process is so intuitive that you can do it in less time than it takes to say 'Hold that bus!'"

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