Joe C21

The Easy Cruiser

Was $500 Now $400

Living in the city means staying flexible and adapting to change. That’s why transportation that adapts to your itinerary is the way to go. Smooth Sunday cruise? Check. Friday night ride down to the pub? Check. Cutie from the office offering a ride home on a rainy day? Check.

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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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FBL Frame Joint

Strong and Secure

The FBL (Four-Bar Linkage) Joint is a tried and true design that keeps a frame securely locked. It features a forged and precision machined lever designed to offer a smooth surface for fingers. All other hardware is stainless steel for durability.

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3-D = Stronger

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 equals increased stiffness and much better power transfer from the pedals to the rear wheel.

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General Info
Wheel Size: 26 inch wheels
Speeds: 21
Weight: 13.9 kg (30.6 lb)
Folding Time: 30 sec
Folding Size: 35 x 92 x 85 cm (13.7" x 36.2" x 33.2")
Frame Sizes: S (16"), M (18"), L (20")
Gear Inches: 23" - 104"
Distance: Seatpost to Handlebar: Medium -- Min: 640 mm (25.2") Max: 700 mm (27.6")
Distance: Saddle to Pedal: Medium -- Min: 725 mm (28.5") Max: 940 mm (37")
Suggested Rider Height: S: 157 - 167 cm (5'2" - 5'6"); M: 167 - 183 cm (5'6" - 6'); L: 183 - 190 cm (6' - 6'3")
Max Rider Weight: 115 kg (254 lb)
Frame: Joe, 6061-AL, patented DoubleTruss technology
Fork: Integrated, hi-tensile steel
Stem: Forged 6061-AL
Headset: Cartridge
Handlebar: BioLogic Crescent, 6061-AL
Grip/Bars Tape: BioLogic Ergo, kraton
Saddle: Sport
Seatpost: 6061-AL, forged clamp
Seatpost Clamp: QR, 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: Formula mountain, aluminum, QR
Rear Hub: Formula, 7 spd. aluminum
Spokes and Nipples: Stainless steel, brass nipples
Rims: Aluminum
Tires: Impac by Schwalbe, 47-559, Reflex
Shifter(s): Microshift 3 x 7 spd.
Front Derailleur: Microshift
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus
Crankset: Forged crank arms, 48/38/28T
Cassette/Freewheel: Shimano 7 spd., 14-28T
Bottom Bracket: Two-piece
Chain: Taya, 7 spd.
Pedals: Wellgo, alloy cage
Shifter Cable & Housing: SIS-SP, DuPont L3 lubricant
Kickstand: Aluminum, Dacromet bolt
Clip System: Magnetix 2.0
Luggage Socket: Yes
January 20, 2013

"A collaboration long in the making, the Cargo Joe combines Tern’s 26-inch wheeled Joe C21 with the tried and true Xtracycle FreeRadical longtail platform to create the world’s first folding cargo bike."

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July 27, 2012

"With wider tires to tackle cobblestones and weather-beaten paths, a "doubletruss" rear frame for stiffness and 24 speeds, the utilitarian bike can tackle most commutes while allowing the option of being packed up for the train or bus instead."

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November 3, 2011

"Now the last folding bike that I rode had a “squishy” feeling to it – the frame wasn’t super sturdy, and tended to flex on big bumps.  That’s not a problem with the Joe D24 though, because Tern has gone out of their way to make sure that the frame here is completely solid."

Read the full review of the Joe D24 here.