N-Fold™ Technology

De kunst van het snelle vouwen

Dankzij de N-FOLD Technologie laat je TERN zich eenvoudig en ergonomisch vouwen. In enkele seconden verandert je TERN in een com-pact pakket, dat op zijn eigen wielen rolt.

OCL™ Frame Joint

Hightech –vouwtechnologie

Onze hightech frame-scharnier is stabiel en stijf. Vakkundig gefreesd en door de vakhandel te onderhouden, om jarenlang mee te kunnen. Wrijving-arme igus® glijlagers garanderen prob-leemloos vouwen. De hevel laat zich vlak op het scharnier klappen en zorgt zo voor bescherming bij transport.

Stronger by Design

Making the hinge taller and moving the pivoting surfaces outward from the center axis more than doubles overall strength and stiffness. It’s a difference you’ll feel from your very first ride.

Smooth Operation

The patented design puts four igus® bearings between the aluminum and stainless steel moving parts so the folding action is always smooth and friction-free.

Interlocking Joint

The front and rear joint surfaces lock together to eliminate torsional movement.

Easy to Use

Large rounded surfaces on the lever and joint bodies are easy on your hands and allow good leverage for easy operation.

Doubly Safe

Close the lever and the AutoLok automatically locks in place, for extra, easy security.

Floating Point Technology

Patented technology allows the lever to fold flat and brace against the joint for protection in transit.

Serviceable

Good things are built to last and that’s why the OCL Joint is designed to be dealer serviceable. We keep every part in stock and if your bearings ever wear out, your dealer can replace them in a few minutes.

Precision-Machined

A machining tolerance of only 50 microns ensures a tight fit and eliminates looseness and rattling.

Stainless Steel Hardware

Cold-worked stainless delivers the durability and reliability needed for daily riding in all weather conditions.

DoubleTruss™ Technology

Extra stijf dankzij 3D constructie

Af en toe- denk aan een hangbrug- zijn de meest functionele constructies ook de mooiste. Onze DoubleTruss (tm) frameconstructie is de perfecte verbinding tussen vorm en functie: ontdek het als je de lichte en elegante TERN uitvouwt.

Tarsus™ Fork

Hydroform meets function

Utilizing a single hydroformed tube mated to a precision-machined steerer, the Tarsus delivers superior strength in a shape that matches the sophisticated lines of the Verge and Eclipse frames.

Hydroformed Tubing

The process of hydroforming aligns the grain structure and strengthens the aluminum material. It also minimizes welding in the most highly stressed area of the fork.

Internal Wire Routing

If you decide to equip your Tarsus with a dynamo hub, it’s ready for internal cable routing, keeping the profile of your bike clean.

Physis™ 3D Handlepost

De maat voor stabiliteit en stevigheid

Niet minder dan vier onafhankelijke patenten zijn bij de ontwikkeling van de extra stevige stuurpen verkregen. Daarmee is elke ver- draaiing tijdens het rijden praktisch uitgesloten. De stuurpen is 3D- gesmeed uit een stuk alu-minium, dus geen lasnaden of zwakke punten. Onze veiligheidsknop fixeert de stuurpen auto-matisch, op het moment dat de hevel gesloten wordt. Zo is je vouwfiets blind te vertrouwen.

No Flex

To eliminate flex, the Physis uses a massive joint knuckle and a post that gradually tapers from thick at the base to thin. Moreover, it has 150% more clamping height between the fork steerer and the handlepost than common designs.

Flux Technology

The base of the Physis is machined so it functions as the upper race of the headset. This patented direct integration contributes to the incredible stiffness of the design.

Interlocking Halves

Joint surfaces lock together to improve torsional stiffness. We've fine-tuned the shape to virtually eliminate squeaks.

Redundant Double Bolts

Two bolts clamp the Physis to the fork steerer for improved safety.

igus® Bearings

The patented design puts sliding bearings between the moving parts so the folding action is always smooth and friction-free.

Large, Smooth Lever

Large rounded surfaces are easy on your hands and provide good leverage for easy operation.

AutoLok Technology

Close the lever and it automatically locks in place, for extra, easy security—using an aluminum pin.

Floating Point Technology

Patented technology allows the lever to fold flat and brace against the joint for protection in transit.

SpringLock Technology

Patented SpringLock technology holds the adjustment rod firmly in place so the locking lever is always properly tensioned and can never vibrate loose.

Serviceable

Good things are built to last and that’s why the Physis is designed to be fully dealer serviceable. We keep every part in stock and replacing the bearings can be done in minutes.

TriSeal Design

Three rubber seals keep weather out and the headset bearings functioning smoothly.

Precision-Machined

A machining tolerance of only 50 microns ensures a tight fit and eliminates looseness and rattling.

Stainless Steel Bolts

Cold-worked stainless hardware delivers the durability and reliability needed for daily riding.

Andros™ Stem

Instellen, klaar!

Zonder gereedschap te verstellen, lichter en ergonomischer dan zijn voorganger, maar net zo stijf. Stel hem in op je ideale zitpositie- in enkele seconden. Ook bijzonder: de VALO™ 2 koplamp kan er perfect in geïntegreerd worden.

Quick Release

Patented quick-release, tool-free design is easy to operate.

TwinStem Design

The Andros design uses two stems, spaced widely apart for excellent torsional stiffness.

Fits the Family

Accommodates riders of all sizes so one bike can be shared by multiple riders.

Forged Construction

The patented design is FEA optimized and fully forged for maximum strength with minimum weight.

Built to Last

Stainless hardware and brass bushings for long-term durability.

Stasis Seatpost by Syntace

Light AND strong

The Stasis is based on Syntace’s renowned P6 design and is incredibly light, yet durably strong. It is forged from 7075 aluminum and hard-anodized for extra durability. Packed with smart engineering details that make the post easy to use and adjust.

Syntace Tested

Syntace testing is done on what they call the Red Monster and it exceeds the DIN+ standard which is typically used for freeride and downhill components. Needless to say, if it passes Syntace testing, its plenty strong enough for our bicycles.

Light

In the 33.9 x 580 mm size, the Stasis seat post weighs only 447 grams, lighter than many carbon posts of the same size.

Easy Adjustment

Syntace’s ERS technology delivers loads of fore/aft adjustment for the saddle. You can run the saddle forward for zero offset stiffness, or all the way back when you want more room to stretch in the cockpit.

Easy to Use

Two-bolt micro adjustment allows for an infinite number of saddle angles. Obsessive attention to detail means the bolts are angled outward at 40 degrees for easy tool accessibility.

Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

All-weather stopping power

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes deliver powerful stopping power in all weather conditions with the touch of a finger.

BioLogic Joule™ 3 Dynamo Hub

Maak je eigen power

De Joule 3 naafdynamo is zo licht en efficiënt, dat je hem nauwelijks zult opmerken- tot je hem nodig hebt. Als stroomvoorziening voor je koplamp of smartphone- met de Joule 3 heb je altijd genoeg energie.

73% Efficiency

The Joule 3 is so efficient that there’s no noticeable drag even as it’s powering your lights. Most other dynamo hubs are much less efficient; the lower the efficiency, the more drag you feel when you’re riding.

Ultra Light

The non-disc version of the Joule 3 hub weight a mere 356 grams.

Disc Version

Available in 6-bolt disc brake version with 100 mm OLD.

Shimano® Alfine 8 Hub Gear

State of the art

The Alfine 8 is Shimano’s masterpiece of an internal hub gear, packing 8 evenly spaced gears inside a weatherproof hub. The hub has very low rolling resistance and features silky smooth shifting so you’re ready to tackle anything on the commute.

Schwalbe Big Apple Tires

Cush for your tush

Big Apples are special because they’re fast rolling AND super comfy. Sounds hard to believe but you’ll just have to take them for a ride to become a believer.

Faster Rolling

Wide tires roll better than skinny tires at the same tire pressure. Yes, it’s true! Big Apples are extra special because they use a light and flexible tread and sidewall for extra low rolling resistance.

Wide for Comfort

Super-wide Big Apple tires are like 2" of super-efficient suspension. They roll smoothly over drainage grates, train tracks and potholes with little complaint.

Puncture Protection

Big Apples feature a Kevlar belt to protect from punctures.

Reflex for Safety

Each Big Apple tire features a reflective stripe so you are immediately, and obviously, visible to cars approaching from the side.

Gates Carbon Belt Drive

Clean living

The Gates belt drive is the ultimate commuter drive system: it’s clean, light, quiet, and requires zero maintenance.

Clean

Unlike chain drive systems, the Gates belt drive doesn’t require any grease. It’s always dry and clean—an extra bonus when you’re riding with your nice pants or squeezing onto a crowded subway.

Light

The Gates belt, rear sprocket, and front sprocket together weigh less than just the chain it replaces.

Low Noise

The Gates belt runs silently—always—unlike a chain that needs regular lubrication to run quietly.

Zero Maintenance

The Gates belt does not stretch (unlike a chain) and will last twice as long. It won’t rust and never needs lubrication—a big plus if you ride in wet, icy weather and roads get salted in the winter.

Cargo Kickstand

Ready to Haul

The Cargo Kickstand is built strong and will keep your fully loaded Tern bike upright. It uses Pletscher’s rear chainstay mount design.

Valo™ 2 Light

Een zee van licht voor de donkere ritten

De VALO™ 2 koplamp heeft een lichtkracht van 41 Lux en 150 lumen, gevoed door de naafdy-namo en is volledig in de Andros- of VRO 47 voorbouw geïntegreerd. Door de volledige integratie is de VALO tegen diefstal en bescha-digingen beschermd. Door de standlichtfunctie ben je ook tijdens stilstand zichtbaar.

Herrmann’s Expertise

We designed the Valo with Herrmans, the Finnish lighting experts who have a side business making lights for massive earth tunneling machines. No surprise then that the Valo is ready for all weather conditions: it’s made from cold-resistant ABS with built in water management channels.

Extra Bright

The Valo puts out 41 lux of light, 4x brighter than the European requirement for bicycle lighting. That means you get a bright, wide beam of light that makes cycling at night safe and reassuring.

Clarity™ Optics

The Valo has a carefully shaped mirror that optimizes the beam pattern for cycling. It is wide, so you can see potential obstacles or hazards on the side of the road. It is even, without hotspots, so your night vision is not compromised. And it is clipped at the top of the beam pattern so you don’t blind oncoming cyclists or motorists.

Side Lighting

The Valo has light channels on each side so that you are visible to cars approaching from the sides. For additional safety, the Valo has two additional LED’s on each side, which light up when you’re stopped at a traffic light.

Visor

The Valo protects your sensitive night vision with a small visor that blocks light from the Valo from reflecting back into your eyes.

Patented CryoCore™ Design

LED lights need to run cool to work optimally. If they run too hot over a period of time, they gradually lose brightness. Most LED lights have a tiny button sized heat sink that is used to dissipate heat. Our patented design connects the Valo to the handlebar so the entire bar is used as a massive heat sink.

720° Visibility

See and be seen

You need to be safe when you’re out on the road. That’s why we’ve designed our hard-core commuter bikes with 720° Visibility: 360° of active lighting and 360° of reflectivity.

360° Active Lighting

Specially designed lights allow you to be seen from all angles when it’s dark out. Accidents often occur at 90° angles at an intersection so active side lighting is especially important.

360° Reflectivity

Bright car headlights can overwhelm the active lights on a bike and this is why reflectivity is important: the brighter a car’s headlights, the brighter the reflective patches shining back at the driver. Bikes with 360° Reflectivity are visible from every angle to oncoming cars.

Cargo Rack™

Load ’er up

The Cargo Rack is designed to get stuff off your back and onto your bike so you can enjoy the ride. It is outrageously stiff and chock full of smart details that make it better than anything else we’ve used for hauling large loads. Optimized for the unique geometry of Tern bicycles.

Outrageously Stiff

A rack with inadequate stiffness has a very disorienting fishtail effect when carrying a heavy load. For stiffness, we use super-oversized tubular aluminum for the top deck and a DoubleTruss™ rear stay design that triangulates the rear stays.

Pannier Compatible

The Cargo Rack is height adjustable so that it will fit pannier bags and baskets of all sizes. It’s designed so panniers sit a little further back on the rack, ensuring adequate heel clearance on every compatible Tern bicycle.

KlickFix Compatible

The Cargo Rack is compatible with all KlickFix Rackpack compatible baskets and trunk bags on the top deck.

SideStrap™ Bungee System

Anybody who’s had something on the rear rack slip off and into a rear wheel knows how important it is to have a steadfast rear strap system. The simple but versatile SideStrap™ system is brilliant at keeping loads of all shapes and sizes firmly in place so you can ride with confidence.

Adjustable

Fully adjustable upper and lower stays allow you keep the rack low and sleek when you’re in town and up high when you’re touring with full-sized panniers.