A closer look at the Node D7i

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.
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.

Andros™ Stem

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.
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.

Swept-Back Handlebars

Dutch-style comfort

When you ride around the city, you want to take it all in. Our swept-back handlebars let you sit comfortably upright so you can see everything that goes by. And a more natural grip position is extra kind on your wrists.

Shimano 1.5W Dynamo Hub

Solar, wind, hydro...

This lightweight hub generates electricity to power your bike lights. Beyond creating your own green power, you'll be able to strike a few things from your to-do list because you'll never have to replace batteries on your lights or worry about recharging. Shimano's design ensures rotational smoothness and long life thanks to a clever internal sleeve that shuts out water, mud, and dirt.

Shimano Nexus® 7 Hub Gear

Everything inside

Shimano tucks 7 smooth and evenly spaced gears inside the rear hub, protected from water, salt, and road grit. The best choice when you need reliability and low-maintenance.

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.

Valo™ 2 Light

Floodlights for your ride

The Valo 2 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.
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.

Freelance™ Fenders

Hey good lookin’

The Freelance Fenders have a hidden rear stay design to keep the design of the bike clean and uncluttered. But good looks wouldn’t mean much unless they did a great job of keeping road spray off you. And that’s just what they do.

Freight™ Rack

Everyday workhorse

Don’t let the clean lines of the Freight Rack fool you―it’s ready to get to work hauling your stuff. The upper deck is made from oversized tubular aluminum so it’s very stiff―even when fully loaded.