Simple is 9 widely spaced gears and a single shifter. Fast is an incredibly stiff, hydroformed aluminum frame, ultra light wheels and high pressure tires. Convenient is a dynamo front hub powering front and rear lights all the time. No more forgetting and fretting! Perfect for your ride downtown Monday through Friday, or a quick weekend workout. All this in a package that folds in less than ten seconds.
|Wheel Size:||20 inch wheels|
|Weight:||11.0 kg (24.2 lb)|
|Folding Time:||10 sec|
|Folding Size:||38 x 79 x 72 cm (15" x 31.1" x 28.3")|
|Frame Sizes:||One size|
|Gear Inches:||33" - 95"|
|Distance: Seatpost to Handlebar:||Min: 580 mm (22.8") Max: 640 mm (25.2")|
|Distance: Saddle to Pedal:||Min: 690 mm (27.2") Max: 950 mm (37.4")|
|Suggested Rider Height:||142 - 190 cm (4'8" - 6'3")|
|Max Rider Weight:||110 kg (243 lb)|
|Front Brake:||Kinetix SpeedStop V-brakes, Ashima Direct noodle, stainless hardware|
|Rear Brake:||Kinetix SpeedStop V-brakes, Ashima Direct noodle, stainless hardware|
|Brake Levers:||Avid FR5|
|Brake Cable & Housing:||LiveWire 7.0, anti-compression housing, slick cables, DuPont L3 lubricant, alloy ferrules|
|Front Hub:||Kinetix Neutron, cartridge bearings, QR|
|Rear Hub:||Kinetix Comp, ground races, 9 spd. cassette, QR|
|Spokes and Nipples:||Stainless steel, brass nipples|
|Rims:||Kinetix Comp, doublewall, CNC sidewalls, powder finish|
|Tires:||Schwalbe Kojak, 35-406, 95 psi, RaceGuard puncture protection|
Folding bicycle design hasn’t changed much in decades. N-Fold Technology is a small but important change that results in a faster, and more compact fold. N-Fold Technology includes new frame and handlepost geometries and spins the front wheel by 180 degrees before the central fold, resulting in a package 40 mm (1.5") shorter. Using N-Fold technology, our Eclipse and Castro bikes are only very slightly larger than the typical small wheel folding bicycle. Bicycles with N-Fold technology can also be folded – easily – in less than ten seconds.
Stronger, Better, State of the Art
The OCL Joint is a new reference in folding frame technology. It includes two new patents and everything we know about making the safest, strongest, and most durable frame joint.
- Taller, Stronger, Stiffer — Making the hinge taller and moving the pivoting surfaces outward from the center axis more than doubles overall strength and stiffness and it’s a difference you’ll feel from your very first ride.
Folding bikes have a sometimes deserved reputation for flexy frames. All Tern frames feature patented DoubleTruss technology which turns the rear half of the frame into a three dimensional truss so that it’s much more resistant to torsional forces. That equals increased stiffness and much better power transfer from the pedals to the rear wheel.
The Physis has quickly built a reputation as the stiffest folding handlepost on the market, but the Physis 3D takes it up a notch with 3D forging technology. The Physis 3D is forged from a single piece of aluminum. Only a small handful of factories around the world can 3D forge such a complicated, large piece. Welds are eliminated and material distribution optimized for strength. The result is a handlepost that is 2 1/2 times as strong as the original benchmark on rigorous EN tests.
You know the feeling: you’re on a ride and you need to adjust something and discover that you’ve left your bike tool at home. BioLogic figured that if the most handy tools could be stashed on the bike someplace, it would be one less thing to worry about. So they designed the T-Tool – a special bar end plug and hex key tool that fit right inside the handlebar grip – invisible but always there when you need it. The patented T-Tool features 4 mm, 5 mm, and 6 mm hex keys built into one handy unit with a long leverage design for the 5 mm and 6 mm tools.
Co-developed with FSA and exclusive to Tern, our new SharkTooth Anti-Drop Chainring uses full-height chain teeth that maximize contact with the chain. We even pitched the angle of the teeth forward just a tad to create yet more grip area. What you get is a precision, CNC machined chainring that delivers excellent shifting performance and hangs onto the chain like a long lost friend. All that so you can ride with a little broader smile.
When you need to carry more stuff on your bike, just plug the optional Luggage Truss into the Luggage Socket that’s welded to the head tube of every Tern bike. The Luggage Truss works with any bag, basket, or rack with a KLICKfix adapter. The benefit of a frame mounted luggage system (as opposed to fork or handlebar mounted) is that it doesn’t adversely affect steering.
|Frame||Verge, hydroformed 7005-Al, patented OCL Joint and DoubleTruss technology, Igus bearings|
|Headset||Flux w/ Physis integration, cartridge bearings, dual-seal technology|
|Rims/Wheels||Kinetix Comp, doublewall, CNC sidewalls, powder finish|
|Hubs||Front Hub: Kinetix Neutron, cartridge bearings, QR Rear Hub: Kinetix Comp, ground races, 9 spd. cassette, QR|
|Spokes||Stainless steel, brass nipples|
|Tires||Schwalbe Marathon Supreme|
|Crankset||FSA Vero custom for Tern|
|Chainwheel||55T SharkTooth anti-drop chainring|
|Bottom Bracket||Cartridge, sealed bearings|
|Chain||KMC 9 Spd., narrow|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Cogs||Sunrace 9 spd., 11-32T|
|Handlebars||Kinetix Comp, double-butted 6061-AL|
|Tape/Grips||BioLogic Arx, lock on w/ T-Tool|
|Stem||Physis 3D, Igus bearings, 4 patented technologies|
|Brake Levers||Avid FR5|
|Brakes||Kinetix SpeedStop V-brakes, Ashima Direct noodle, stainless hardware|
|Pedals||LiteForm QR, alloy body, anti-slip Kraton inserts, QR right/standard left|
|Saddle||BioLogic Impel, chromoly rails|
|Seat Post||SuperOversize, 6061-AL, forged clamp|
|Seat Binder||Syntace OverLock|
|Folded Dimensions||38 x 79 x 72 cm|
|Weight||11.0 kg (24.2 lb)|