Joshua Hon, son of Dahon founder David Hon, founded Tern Bicycles in 2011. Although the two companies produce similar looking products, Tern folding bikes use an improved hinge design and nicer components to offer a line of folding bicycles that are not only more easily serviced but generally provide a superior ride quality.
There are a variety of Tern folding bicycles available. We've organized them by their frame type which generally speaks to their intended use. Read over these quick descriptions to get an idea what each type of Tern bike is best at.
|The Link D8 is the least expensive Tern folding bike that incorporates the incredibly smooth and well designed hinge technology that Tern is known for. With the Link D8 you get a solidly built frame, decent components, and nice bonuses like fenders and a rear rack. It's a folding bike that's built for daily use and leisure rides but not so much high performance.|
|Tern has changed the face of folding bicycles with their new Node series. The Node D8 is basically a big wheeled version of the incredibly popular Link D8. This is Tern's "Do Everything" folding bike. Beefy tires, sturdy frame, nice paint job... The Node D8 has it all - at a great price too!|
The Link Uno Trolley is a simple bicycle with a hidden talent. It has an integrated trolley system bolted to the bicycle so that, when folded up, it can be rolled as easily as a suitcase. That makes it especially convenient to carry this folding bicycle on subway platforms, through malls and buildings, and even store it in your closet. The single gear on the the Link Uno Trolley is set to be pretty fast but still easy enough to get up moderate hills with ease.
|Tern folding bicycles may not have the same history as other folding bicycle manufacturers, but they sure deliver one amazing product. The folding bikes are built with precision, attention to detail, and an eye for style and design that you don't often see in the folding bike world. Tern bikes are here to stay.|
|If you're looking for a luxurious folding bike with 24" wheels, tons of extras, and super comfort the Tern Eclipse S11i has everything you could want. Dynamo lighting, 11 speed internal hub, hydraulic disc brakes.... wow!|
|If you want a fast folding bike without the weight, the Tern Verge X10 is what you need. This bike has a one track mind, and that's speed. At just 21.3 lbs the Verge X10 is the lightest folding bicycle in the shop. It combines simplicity with performance in a 10 speed power packed package.|
|The Tern Verge X30 is the top dog of road bike style folding bikes we have in our shop. With a super wide gear ratio and sleek stiff frame the Verge X30 is setup to give you the fastest ride possible with efficient shifting and cadence. This is the perfect folding bike for road bikers and those who are into tracking cadence and efficiency but who need need portability on top of all that.|
The Eclipse X20 is equipped nicer than many racing bicycles and will offer you smooth shifting, an incredibly regular bicycle feeling (thanks to the larger 24 inch wheels) and the extreme portability of it's small and quick folding mechanism.
|If you want the performance of a high-end sports car in a folding bicycle, the Tern Verge X20 is the ultimate choice for your cycling needs. This is a lightweight, 20-speed rocket of a bike.|
|If you want the ultimate folding commuter bike, the Tern Verge S11 is the bike for you. This bike comes loaded with the best components, all built upon a beautiful hand-masked painted frame.|
|With its 24in wheels and disc brakes, the Tern Eclipse P9 could be the perfect folding bike made for the urban jungle. It's fast, comfortable and ready for all your urban adventures.|
|The Tern Link D7i is one stylish folding bicycle, with its seven seed hub and a matte black finish. When looking good is just as important as getting there, the Link D7i makes for an excellent commuter bike.|
|If you want a folding bike that comes equipped with everything you need for riding to the office, the Tern Link P7i is the right bike for you.|
|With larger wheels and a low, step-through frame design, The Tern Castro is perfect for your day trips to the market. This folding bicycle will remind you of when you first started riding!|
|If you're riding across town or just across campus, and you're looking for a basic folding bike that will last you for years to come, the Tern Link Uno is for you.|
Your Tern folding bike is more than just a way of getting around, it's a whole way of living. There are many things that can make that life easier and more fun - especially if you ride a lot. Whether you need to travel with your Tern Bicycle or just store it while at work Tern accessories can help you out.
Browsing product reviews is one of the most helpful ways to decide whether a Tern folding bicycle is right for you or not. These reviews of Tern folding bikes give you an in depth look at each folding bicycle and what makes it unique. There are also several comparisons between different bikes and models.
Link bikes are both affordable and versatile. Their 20" wheels are a great mix of portability and speed. While not as light at Tern's Verge line of high performance folding bikes the Tern Link bikes ride very smoothly and have all it takes to tackle daily commutes or weekend leisure rides.
Starting at $500.00
Verge folding bikes are built to be high performance folding bikes. They share that same 20" wheel size as Link models but feature a lighter frame designed for speed and easy carrying. If you love to go fast, want the lightest folding bike possible, or just want the best of the best then the Verge line of Tern folding bikes is for you.
Starting at $700.00
The Tern Swoop bikes are made for customers looking for an easy to use step-trough bike that also folds for easy transport.
The Tern Swoop series of folding bikes is quickly becoming a favorite.
Starting at $900.00
It's the beach cruiser of Tern bicycles. The Tern Castro is like the bike you rode when you were a kid: just a coaster brake (back pedal brake) with no complicated shifters to fuss with. This is the perfect folding bike for lazy Sunday rides, short commutes or running errands.
Starting at $900.00
Tern's Eclipse line of folding bikes runs on slightly larger 24" wheels with disc brakes. These larger wheels make the bike handle a bit more like a full size bike. Larger folding bikes can be a little more comfortable on longer commutes or if you are especially tall. The Tern Eclipse folds down nearly as small as the 20" bikes.
Starting at $1100.00
The Joe by Tern is a full size folding bike with 26" wheels. That means it has the same feel as the average mountain bike - namely stability. The Joe folding bike is your best choice if you need to ride on rough pavement or dirt because larger wheels just swallow holes better.The Joe is easily to fold to fold up and can be stuck right in the trunk of your car. No more fiddling with setting up a bike carrier on your car. It can also easily fit on trains and buses.
Starting at $500.00