The Art of Folding

The Art of Folding

This article refers to Link C3i, C7i, C8 and eLink bikes with a Physis™ 3D Handlepost


The Tern fold is simple and elegant. With a little bit of practice, it will feel like second nature, or, if you prefer, as intuitive as riding a bicycle.


Folding Your Bike

1 Rotate Cranks so that the Left Crank extends downward

2 Drop Seatpost down

3 Open Frame Joint

4 N-Fold

5 Open Handlepost Joint and fold Handlepost down

6 Secure Handlepost with the Handlepost Strap


For a more compact folded package, fold your Pedals before Step #2.

You can get a smaller folded package by positioning the Brake Levers upright, before Step #2, so that the Brake Levers point upwards.

Make sure you know how to use your Folding Joints. For a quick tutorial, click here.

Don’t over-tighten the Handlepost Strap, or you might weaken the magnetic bond in the Magnetix™ 2.0 Clip System.

Unfolding Your Bike

1 Unhook Handlepost Strap

2 Unfold Handlepost and close Handlepost Lever

3 N-Fold

4 Close and lock Frame Joint

5 Raise Seatpost

6 Check that your bike is ready to ride using the ABCQD test


To disengage the Magnetix™ 2.0 Clip System, give the Handlebar a quick turn to the left after you’ve closed the Handlepost Lever.

Your Seatpost has minimum and maximum insertion point markings. For safety reasons, make sure your Seatpost is inserted within this range.

Download our quick guide to folding