Link Uno

The Simple One

Getting from point A to point B doesn’t have to be a complicated thing, and neither does your transportation. If you live in a flat city, you only need one good gear for going fast. Unfold, ride, arrive. Repeat as needed.

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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.

  • Taller, 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

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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Physis Handlepost

Stronger, Stiffer, Better Ride

Flexy handleposts and noodly handling are the Achilles heel of many folding bicycle designs. The Physis handlepost solves this with a massively strong, precision machined design that virtually eliminates flex. Four new patented technologies go into the design. The proof, of course, is in the ride.

  • Massive Strength — To eliminate flex, the Physis Joint knuckle was beefed up and made wider by moving the pivoting surfaces outward from the center axis.

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Cable Free Design

Ultra-clean Look

A bike without cables is an interesting design problem. How do we do it? Well in flat cities, you really only need one proper gear for going fast. So we did that and got rid of shift cables. We also use rear hubs with a back-pedal coaster brake which let us get rid of brake cables. Added bonus: bitchin’ skid marks. (Some countries require an additional front brake).

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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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Luggage Socket

Carry More Stuff

When you need to carry more stuff on your bike, just plug the optional Luggage Truss into the Luggage Socket that’s welded to the head tube of every Tern bike. The Luggage Truss works with any bag, basket, or rack with a KLICKfix adapter. The benefit of a frame mounted luggage system (as opposed to fork or handlebar mounted) is that it doesn’t adversely affect steering. Available Tern accessories include: Kanga Rack, Tour Bag, and CarryAll Basket.

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Trolley Rack

Easy Rolling Transport

No matter how light your bike, carrying it for any long distance is tiring; but rolling is easy. The Trolley Rack converts a bike into a rolling suitcase so even subway stations like Tokyo Main can be navigated easily. The included cover hides the bike and keeps you and other passengers grease free. Compatible with the following models: Link D8, Link P9, Link P24h, Link D7i, Link P7i. Tern patented technology.

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Specifications

General Info
Color:
Wheel Size: 20 inch wheels
Speeds: 1
Weight: 11.5 kg
Folding Time: 10 sec
Folding Size: 36 x 79 x 72 cm
Frame Sizes: One size
Gear Inches: 61"
Distance: Seatpost to Handlebar: Min: 59 cm Max: 63 cm
Distance: Saddle to Pedal: Min: 70 cm Max: 96 cm
Suggested Rider Height: 142 - 190 cm
Max Rider Weight: 110 kg (243 lb)
Frame
Frame: Link, 6061-AL, patented OCL Joint and DoubleTruss technology
Fork: Integrated, hi-tensile steel
Cockpit
Handlepost: Physis QR, 2D forged aluminum, 4 patented technologies
Headset: Flux, cartridge bearings, Tri-seal technology
Handlebar: Flat bar, 6061-AL
Grip/Bars Tape: BioLogic Ergo, kraton
Saddle: Sport
Seatpost: SuperOversize, 6061-AL, casted clamp
Seatpost Clamp: SuperOverize, 6061-AL
Brakes
Front Brake: none
Rear Brake: Shimano coaster hub
Brake Levers: V (option)
Brake Cable & Housing: Anti-compression housing, slick cables (option)
Wheels
Front Hub: Mini by Formula, aluminum
Rear Hub: Shimano Coaster, 1 spd.
Spokes and Nipples: stainless steel, brass nipples
Rims: Aluminum
Tires: Schwalbe Citizen, puncture protection, Reflex
Transmission
Crankset: Cold-forged 6061 aluminum crank arms, hand-polished
Cassette/Freewheel: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Semi-cartridge
Chain: 408H, silver/black, 3/32"
Pedals: Suntour folding
Shifter Cable & Housing:
Extras
Chainguard: BioLogic FreeDrive
Kickstand: Aluminum, Dacromet bolt
Clip System: Magnetix 2.0
Luggage Socket: Yes
Fenders: SKS, stainless hardware
Rack(s): Trolley Rack
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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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."

Lea el artículo original aquí.

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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BIKE ZONA
May 29, 2012

”La bicicleta Link P9 es una versión con otientación deportiva de la gama intermedia de las plegables de 20" de Tern, comparte la mayoria de los componentes del modelo P18 de la plataforma tope de gama Verge.“

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WIRED
May 3, 2012

"If you’re looking to buy a folding bike, I’d encourage you to test ride a Tern Link . . . At around $1,000, they’re well priced, sitting just above the budget Dahon bikes and below the comparable Brompton models. Tern bikes in general are well appointed, and feature some impressive construction that makes for a comfortable ride that rivals more expensive folders."

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Momentum Magazine
February 17, 2012

"The eight-speed derailleur has a comfortable range of gears (32 to 85 gear inches), which helped me ascend some of the steeper hills with relative ease. The frame was stiff and responsive and the oversized seat post had very little flex. The handling is stable and the v-brakes worked flawlessly during testing. This bike is a very good value for what you get."

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NYCEWheels
January 27, 2012

"For such a solid folding bike, these bikes are light weight and portable enough when folded to transport easily during your commute. Each bike rolls along on sturdy 20" wheels, which are more than capable of handling any city street, back country roads and scenic bike paths for weekend rides."

Read the full comparison of the Link bikes here.