Tern Node C8


Product Description

The Node C8 is designed to make even the biggest cities feel human-sized. Built around 24” wheels, it rides with confidence down alleys and boulevards, but still folds small to go wherever you go.

  • New colors and updated styling
  • Folds in 10 seconds or less to fit on trains, in cars, and under desks
  • Rides like a regular bike thanks to our unique technology
  • 24” wheels give you a big ride with minimal impact on the folded size
  • 8-speed drivetrain for all the range you need in the city
  • Tourney TX derailleur for reliable shifting and durability
  • Options: rack, fenders, and integrated lighting with electricity-generating hub

Tech Specs


SPEEDS:1 x 8

WEIGHT:14 kg (30.9 lb)

GEAR INCHES:33" - 100" (2.59 - 8.01 m)

FOLDING SIZE:39 × 86 × 84 cm (15.4 × 33.9 × 33.1 in)



DISTANCE: SEATPOST TO HANDLEBAR:79.5 - 105 cm (31.3 - 41.3 in)

DISTANCE: SADDLE TO PEDAL:79.5 - 105 cm (31.3 - 41.3 in)

SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT:148 - 195 cm (58.3 - 76.8 in)

MAX GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT:120 kg (264.6 lb)

MAX RIDER WEIGHT:105 kg (231.5 lb)



FRAME:Tern Node, aluminum, FBL 2 joint, 3 patented technologies

FORK:Integrated, hi-tensile steel



HANDLEPOST:Tern Physis 3D (G2), 3D forged, 5 patented technologies, 12°, 290 mm

STEM:Fixed height, forged QR

HEADSET:Flux, cartridge bearings, Physis integrated

HANDLEBAR:Flat bar, 6061-AL

GRIPS/BAR TAPE:BioLogic Ergo, Kraton

SADDLE:Velo Comfort

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

SEATPOST CLAMP:SuperOverize, 6061-AL



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



FRONT HUB:Aluminum; Opt: BioLogic Joule II dynamo

REAR HUB:8 spd, aluminum

SPOKES AND NIPPLES:Sapim Leader, stainless steel

RIMS:Doublewall aluminum

TIRES:Impac Big Pac, 50-507, Reflex



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


CRANKSET:Forged 6061 aluminum

CASSETTE/FREEWHEEL:Shimano 11-34T, 8 spd


CHAIN:8 spd

PEDALS:Folding, alloy body





KICKSTAND:Deluxe center mount

CLIP SYSTEM:Magnetix 2.0


FRONT LIGHT:Opt: Trelock mini


FENDERS: Opt: RP Chromeplastic, stainless hardware

RACK(S): Optional

*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.


FBL™ 2 Frame Joint

Hidden benefits

3 patented technologies and incredibly precise manufacturing make the FBL 2 frame joint one of the best in the business. It’s strong, secure, and thanks to integrated bearings, always easy to use.

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.

Floating Point Technology

Patented technology allows the lever to fold flat and brace against the joint for protection in transit.


Good things are built to last and that’s why the FBL 2 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.

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.


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.


A machining tolerance of only 50 microns ensures a tight fit and eliminates looseness and rattling.

Stainless Steel Bolts

Cold-worked stainless hardware delivers the durability and reliability needed for daily riding.


BioLogic Joule™ II Dynamo Hub

Green power

There’s nothing we like better than clean energy. The Joule II produces electricity when the hub rotates while riding. It's small and light, and lets you generate your own electricity to power your lights and electronics.


Impac BigPac Tires

Ride in comfort

Made by Schwalbe, Impac BigPac tires are based on the legendary Big Apple tire design. The large volume design is comfortable on even the worst roads yet still fast-rolling.


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.


Trelock Mini Light


The Trelock Mini is a 15 lux dynamo light, designed to give you reliable lighting anywhere you ride. It lights up the road for up to 35 m (115 ft) in front of you, and with an automatic standlight, you’re still be visible even at a stoplight.

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