Tern Launches New Models at Eurobike

Two new models win Eurobike Awards in the Urban Bike category

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – August 29, 2012 – Urban transport specialist, Tern, today introduced four new bikes to their lineup, including an all new low-step frame platform. The new bikes are the Eclipse X20, the Castro D8, the Swoop Duo, and Swoop D7i. The Eclipse X20 and Swoop Duo both recently won coveted Eurobike awards in the Urban Bike category.

“Last year, we introduced a tight line of twenty-two models and we’ve been amazed at how quickly customers and dealers have taken to the brand and the bikes,” stated Joshua Hon, Tern vice president. "We also made a commitment to eliminate model years for our bikes, saving ourselves, our dealers, and our customers, the annual re-training, re-stocking of spare parts, discounting, and delays that accompany the typical model year change. So instead of revamping the entire model line, every year, we get to concentrate on a smaller number of models. We’re really pleased with how these four new models have turned out; they round out our tight product range nicely by meeting the needs of a broader range of riders.”

Eclipse X20
The Eclipse X20 is one of the fastest folding bicycles ever developed. It carries on the tradition of the award-winning Eclipse family by winning a 2012 Eurobike Award for design. The Eclipse X20 is fast enough to chase down road bikes on your morning commute, but flexible enough to fold in a flash when you choose to hop on the train for the journey home. The road-worthy specs include a 20-speed SRAM Force drivetrain, and top-flight parts from Syntace, Schwalbe, Ergon, American Classic, Sapim, and FSA.

  • Weight: 10,7 kg (23.6 lb)
  • Fold Time: 10 seconds
  • MSRP: €1.900 (US$2,200)

Castro D8
The Castro D8 rides like a full-size bike but folds as small as most small-wheeled folders. The Castro is designed to be an everyday transport workhorse – whether it’s getting you to work, getting you to the market, or delivering you to that tasty lunch spot. Featuring an 8-speed, low-profile Neos derailleur system, the bike features quick shifting for a good gear range for all types of urban terrain.

  • Weight: 13 kg (28.7 lb)
  • Fold Time: 10 seconds
  • MSRP: €650 – €750 (US$700 – US$800) (with options)

New to the Tern lineup is the Swoop, an all new low-step frame platform that makes it incredibly easy to get around crowded urban areas where riding can be marked by frequent stops and starts. The security of the low step frame design can be appreciated by young and old: the young, when in tight jeans or short skirts, and the old, if they have an old injury or haven’t ridden in some years.

The Swoop comes in two configurations: the Swoop Duo and Swoop D7i. The Swoop Duo is a cleanly-designed bike with minimal cabling and automatic 2-speed shifting. It is the winner of a 2012 Eurobike Award in the Urban Bike category. The Swoop D7i features a Shimano Nexus 7 integrated hub for a wider gear range and low maintenance. Both models feature integrated racks, mudguards, and lighting.

Swoop Duo

  • Weight: 13,4 kg (29.5 lb)
  • Fold Time: 10 seconds
  • MSRP:€770 – €870 (US$900 – US$1,000) (with options)

Swoop D7i

  • Weight: 13,7 kg (30.1 lb)
  • Fold Time: 10 seconds
  • MSRP: €900 – €1.000 (US$1,000 – US$1,150) (with options)

All new models will be shipping worldwide at the end of 2012.

Tern will be showcasing its product lineup at the Eurobike tradeshow in booth B4-501 and at Demo Day at booth #101