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Tern Link D8

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Product Description

Mobile phones, umbrellas, point and shoot cameras—the natural arc of evolution moves in a direction of increasing portability—the bicycle is no different. The Link D8 is your everyday travel companion, whether your trip is exclusively on two wheels or in combination with buses, trains, or automobiles.

  • 8-speed drivetrain for all the range you need in the city
  • Andros™ handlebar stem for tool-free riding position adjustments on the fly
  • Shimano Claris rear derailleur for quick and responsive gear shifting
  • Schwalbe Big Apple tires with Kevlar puncture protection
  • Folds in under 10 seconds to fit under a desk
  • Magnetix™ 2.0 lock the bike in place when folded
  • Rear rack, fenders and integrated lighting available as options, in select countries

Tech Specs

GENERAL INFO

WHEEL SIZE: 20" wheels

SPEEDS: 1 x 8

WEIGHT: 12.1 kg (26.7 lb)

FOLDING SIZE: 38 x 79 x 72 cm (15" x 31.1" x 28.3")

FOLDING TIME: 10 sec

FRAME SIZES: One size

GEAR INCHES: 33" - 87" (2.60 - 6.94 m)

DISTANCE: SEATPOST TO HANDLEBAR: Min. 620 mm (24.4") Max: 690 mm (27.2")

DISTANCE: SADDLE TO PEDAL: Min: 700 mm (27.6") Max: 960 mm (37.8")

SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT: 142 - 190 cm (4'8" - 6'3")

MAX LOAD WEIGHT: 105 kg (230 lb)

FRAME

FRAME: Tern Link, aluminum, OCL+ joint, 3 patented technologies

FORK: Integrated, hi-tensile steel

COCKPIT

HANDLEPOST: Tern Physis 3D (G2), 3D forged, 5 patented technologies, 12°, 350 mm

STEM: Tern Andros (G2), adjustable, forged construction, patented technology

HEADSET: Flux, cartridge bearings, Physis integrated

HANDLEBAR: Flat bar, 6061-Al, Andros butted

GRIPS/BAR TAPE: Velo ergonomic, lock-on

SADDLE: BioLogic Como DLX

SEATPOST: SuperOversize, 6061-AL, micro-adjust clamp

SEATPOST CLAMP: SuperOversize, 6061-AL

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE: V, aluminum, linear spring

REAR BRAKE: V, aluminum, linear spring

BRAKE LEVERS: V, aluminum bracket/lever

BRAKE CABLE & HOUSING: Anti-compression housing, slick cables

WHEELS

FRONT HUB: Mini, aluminum, QR Opt: Panasonic dynamo

REAR HUB: Formula, 8 spd cassette

SPOKES AND NIPPLES: Sapim Leader, stainless steel

RIMS: Doublewall aluminum

TIRES: Schwalbe Big Apple, 50-406, puncture protection, Reflex

TRANSMISSION

SHIFTER(S): Shimano, 1 x 8 spd, trigger

REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Claris

CRANKSET: Forged 6061 aluminum crank arms, hand-polished

CASSETTE/FREEWHEEL: 11-32T, 8 spd

BOTTOM BRACKET: Cartridge, sealed bearings

CHAIN: 8 spd.

PEDALS: Folding, alloy body

SHIFTER CABLE & HOUSING: SP

BELLS & WHISTLES

BELL: Aluminum

KICKSTAND: Deluxe center mount

CLIP SYSTEM: Magnetix 2.0

LUGGAGE SOCKET: Yes

FRONT LIGHT: Opt: Tern Valo 2, integrated, 41 lux/150 lumens

REAR LIGHT: Opt: Deluxe LED

FENDERS: Opt: RP Chromeplastic, stainless hardware

RACK(S): Opt: Tern Loader Rack

 

 

*Note: These are our standard model specifications. The bike's weight and folded dimension may not include racks and fenders. The specifications for your country may differ slightly. We do our best to ensure that the specifications listed here accurately reflect the exact parts found on our production bikes. However, component changes do occur for various reasons and there may be brief delays on site updates. We reserve the right to make component changes without prior notification, which may cause discrepancies with the information listed on the web.

Features

OCL+™ Frame Joint

ROBUST FOLDING TECHNOLOGY

A heavy-duty update to our iconic OCL frame hinge, the OCL+ is built to exceed ISO 4210 and EN 15194 testing requirements. Leveraging the hinge design of the long-tail Tern Cargo Node, the OCL+ features a single-shaft design, advanced welding techniques, and robust gussets, so it stays stiff and strong during even the fastest commutes.

  • Stronger by Design Making the hinge taller and moving the pivoting surfaces outward from the center axis more than doubles overall strength and stiffness. It’s a difference you’ll feel from your very first ride.
  • Smooth Operation The patented design puts four igus® bearings between the aluminum and stainless steel moving parts so the folding action is always smooth and friction-free.
  • Interlocking Joint The front and rear joint surfaces lock together to eliminate torsional movement.
  • Easy to Use Large rounded surfaces on the lever and joint bodies are easy on your hands and allow good leverage for easy operation.
  • Doubly Safe Close the lever and the AutoLok™ automatically locks in place for extra, easy security.
  • Floating Point Technology Patented technology allows the lever to fold flat and brace against the joint for protection in transit.
  • Serviceable Good things are built to last and that’s why the OCL+ Joint is designed to be dealer serviceable. We keep every part in stock and if your bearings ever wear out, your dealer can replace them in a few minutes.
  • Precision-Machined A machining tolerance of only 50 microns ensures a tight fit and eliminates looseness and rattling.
  • Stainless Steel Hardware Cold-worked stainless delivers the durability and reliability needed for daily riding in all weather conditions.

 

N-Fold™ Technology

THE FASTER FOLD

With N-Fold Technology, Tern bikes fold small and fast—in three easy steps. It’s simple enough for anybody to master. And with the handlepost folded to the outside of the package, Tern bikes can also roll when folded for easy transport.

 

DoubleTruss™ Technology

STIFFER BY DESIGN

The rear half of Tern frames use a patented 3D structure we call DoubleTruss to build in extra stiffness. It helps resist torsional forces so our bikes flex less. That means increased stiffness and much better power transfer from the pedals to the rear wheel. The proof’s in the ride.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Shimano Claris 1 x 8 Drivetrain

SIMPLE AND CLEAN

For urban riding, a 1x gear set up is the way to go for simplicity and low maintenance. Shimano’s Claris derailleur combined with a Shimano trigger shift is fast and precise and gives you 8 widely spaced gears.

 

Valo™ Light

FLOODLIGHTS FOR YOUR RIDE

The Valo 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.

 

Magnetix™ 2.0

KEEP IT TOGETHER

The Magnetix 2.0 uses powerful magnets to keep your bike folded for situations like carrying your bike up and down stairs. With a pull force 10-15 Kgf, the Magnetix 2.0 will keep your bike folded even when being jostled and moved about.

 

Luggage Socket™

CARRY MORE STUFF

Fix the Tern Luggage Truss to the Luggage Socket and you can plug in your choice of front luggage: rack, basket, or bag. If it’s KlickFix compatible, it’ll work.

 

Loader™ Rack

A REAR RACK THAT'S READY TO CARRY

Built from 6061 lightweight aluminum and with a triangular design for strengthened support, the Loader Rack carries loads up to 25 kg (55 lb) without a hassle. This KLICKfix™ compatible rear rack supports compatible bags and baskets, and its lower side tubes ensure your loaded side panniers always stay in place.

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