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 has changed the face of folding bicycles with their new Node series. The Node D16 is Tern's "Go Anywhere" folding bike. Fast tires tires, sturdy frame, nice paint job... The Node D16 has it all - at a great price too!|
|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.|
|With its 24in wheels and great price, the Tern Eclipse P18 could be the perfect folding bike made for the urban jungle. It's fast, comfortable and ready for all your urban adventures.|
Some people don't like the small wheels of a folding bicycle. That's where the Joe P24 comes in. You get full size (mountain bike size) 26 inch wheels, a strong frame, and enough gears to get you up and down some pretty serious hills. If you're used to a regular bicycle you'll feel right at home on the Tern Joe P24.
|You've got to ride the Verge P20. It may not be the lightest folding bike with 20 gears, but it's sure to put a smile on your face. With plenty of gears and a nice light frame the Verge P20 is ideal for hilly riding. We love the classic black and white finish!|
|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.|
|Do you want to trek accross the globe? Do you want to ride through snow and slush? Do you want to roll over gravel and glass without issue? The Eclipse S18 does. It's ready to meet your every need with a list of features a mile long.|
|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 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.|
|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.|
|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.|
The Swoop D7i is a step up from it's 2 speed cousin, the Swoop Duo. It has enough gears to get you up and down hilly city or country roads and offers the comfortable easy step on and off frame design which literaly swoops down to let you step over. The Swoop D7i is set up as a commuter bicycle with the added bonus of a step through frame to make getting on and off much easier.
Tern's Swoop Duo is designed for laid back riding and enjoyment of every moment on the bicycle. It's setup for easy step on and step off thanks to the low swooping frame! You'll love getting around on your new Tern Swoop Duo. This bicycle has only 2 gears so it's incredibly simple. A great folding bicycle for leisure riding and getting around your neighborhood.
The first time you ride your Castro Duo you'll notice right away how much like a regular bicycle it feels. That comes from the 24 inch wheels, which are larger than the standard 20 inc wheels found on other Tern bikes. The Castro Duo is a simple folding bicycle with only 2 gears - one for hills and one for cruising. This is a great bicycle to ride to and from the beach or around a fairly flat neighborhood. It's straightforward, comfortable, and looks great.
|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!|
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