The Cargo Node is a game changer for people who live in cities. Thanks to 350 lb (160 kg) of carrying capacity, big wheels and an ultra-stiff handlepost, it’s a full-sized cargo bike, yet it folds down to 1/3rd its total volume in only ten seconds. It’s designed to fit in an elevator, so it’s easy to store in an apartment, and it’s light enough to carry onto public transit. It’s the ultimate transportation solution for people who want to live car-free. Now officially approved for kid-carrying.
- Full sized cargo bike that folds to fit tight spaces like car trunks and elevators
- Versatile, all-weather CarryAll™ bags with 35 L / 22 kg capacity per side
- Optimized to fit up to two children with the Yepp Maxi Easyfit seat and adapter (see here)
- Andros™ handlebar stem for tool-free riding position adjustments—on the fly
- Electricity-generating hub powers the wide-beam 41 lux Valo™ 2 front light
- Full-size tire pump hidden inside the seatpost—so you never leave it behind
- Promax hydraulic disc brakes for stopping a cargo bike’s worth of gear
- Xtracycle Kickback™ bipod kickstand for stability when stationary
- 160 kg (350 lb) total cargo capacity including a rider of up to 115 kg (254 lb)
- 24" wheels
With the Cargo Node, you have all the benefits of a cargo bike but you can fold it up, and stick it next to your couch.
OCL+™ Frame Joint
Robust folding technology
A heavy-duty update to our iconic OCL frame hinge, the OCL+ is built to exceed ISO 4210 and EN 15194 testing requirements. Leveraging the hinge design of the long-tail Tern Cargo Node, the OCL+ features a single-shaft design, advanced welding techniques, and robust gussets, so it stays stiff and strong during even the fastest commutes.
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.
Adjust to fit
The Andros is our patented adjustable stem that lets you set your handlebars where you want—no tools, no fuss. In just seconds, you can set your riding position to long and low in a tough headwind, or upright and comfy for riding around town. You decide how you want to ride and the Andros makes your bike fit.
BioLogic PostPump™ 2.0 Seatpost
You’ll always be prepared with this high-capacity floor pump hidden inside your seatpost. A true floor pump, it delivers a much higher volume of air than traditional mini-pumps, and the pumping action is easy—great for those high pressure or large volume tires.
BioLogic Joule™ 3 Dynamo Hub
Make your own juice
A hub dynamo is the ultimate green power source because it generates electricity while you ride—no batteries or recharging required. The Joule 3 is one of the very lightest and smallest dynamo hubs on the market and is one of only a handful that exceeds the High Efficiency (HE) 70% threshold. Say goodbye to batteries.
Floodlights for your ride
The Valo is a powerful light designed to help you navigate safely at night. The unique design integrates directly into the handlebars of an Andros or VRO-equipped Tern bicycle so it’s protected from theft and damage. And because it’s hub-dynamo powered, you never need to worry about batteries or charging again. Flick a switch and you have instant light.
Overall, this is an extremely user-friendly cargo bike, with a price that reflects its quality specification.
If you thought cargo bikes made errands and city living easier, you've gotta try one that can fit in the trunk of a car
This bike is the long-awaited solution for people who need (or really, really want) a cargo bike but don’t have the space to store it.
Das Rad ist robust und ordentlich verarbeitet. Und: es fährt sich gut, auch mit Ladung im Heck. [The bike is robust and well manufactured. Plus, it rides well, even with a load in the back.]
Tern and Xtracycle collaborated to make the Cargo Node...(a) full-sized folding cargo bike, which retails for $1,800 USD.
The campaign reached over 100,000 potential customers through social media and received support from 168 backers in seven different countries.
Knapp 170 Unterstützerinnen und Unterstützer haben auf Kickstarter im Schnitt 900 Dollar zugesichert, sodass das Finanzierungsziel von 60'000 Dollar um mehr als das Doppelte übertroffen wurde. [Nearly 170 supporters pledged an average of $900 to Kickstarter, so that the funding target was exceeded by 60,000 dollars to more than double of the amount.]
*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.