The Verge X18 may look small but you won’t know it when you’re in the saddle. From the cockpit through the drivetrain to the ultra-strong 20 in Kinetix™ Pro X Aero wheels, the Verge X18 delivers a complete road bike experience in a bike that fits under your desk.
- Kinetix™ Pro X drop bars with Shimano 2×9 STI
- Shimano Capreo rear hub for an extra-small rear cassette (and 28 – 109 gear inches)
- Shimano Ultegra derailleur for crisp and precise shifting
- Kinetix Pro X Aero rims with patented Rolf Paired Spoke design
- Bladed spokes and near-frictionless American Classic front hub
- Hydroformed Tarsus™ fork with room for internal cable routing
- Folds compactly in 10 seconds for storage and transport
- 20" wheels
OCL™ Frame Joint
Advanced folding technology
The key to any folding bicycle is the frame, and specifically, the folding joint at the heart of the frame. Done well, it locks the two halves of the frame together without any hint of movement or sound. It should be easy to operate and work flawlessly year after year. The OCL Joint does all of these things and is a new reference in folding frame technology.
Physis™ 3D Handlepost
The new benchmark
Five patented technologies and unique manufacturing technology add up to the strongest, stiffest folding handlepost available. The Physis uses a special manufacturing process called 3D forging, which forms the post from a single piece of aluminum, eliminating all welds.
FSA MegaEVO BB386 Crankset
You wouldn’t think something as small as a bottom bracket would make a big difference to your ride experience. But you’d be wrong. The massive aluminum spindle and oversized outboard bearings make this crankset incredibly effective at turning your pedaling into forward momentum.
Paired with the 9-26 cassette (yes, that’s right – the smallest sprocket has just nine teeth) [the Verge X18] gives a range of 28-109 gear inches, which is comparable to a standard compact road bike gearing set-up.
The Tern Verge X18 barrels up to speed nicely and has little trouble maintaining its pace.
Sporting smaller 20 inch aero wheels on the Blue Streak, but having a drop handle bar, and a worthy groupset did help in my quest to keep up with the peloton at high speeds.
Super lightweight at only 22.9 pounds, the X18 will keep up with--or even overtake--any full-size road bike.
The Washing Machine Post
...incorporates some impressive frame technology that allows it to behave as if it has big wheels...
*Note: These are our standard model specifications. The bike's weight and folded dimension may not include racks and fenders. The specifications for your country may differ slightly. We do our best to ensure that the specifications listed here accurately reflect the exact parts found on our production bikes. However, component changes do occur for various reasons and there may be brief delays on site updates. We reserve the right to make component changes without prior notification, which may cause discrepancies with the information listed on the web.