Yep! You did not read this wrong, the ship that has a container load of Link D8s, some quantities of Link D7 ( for those who preordered) and Joe P24 and Joe C21 has sailed off and on schedule to port in Singapore on the 30 Dec. In FACT, there are a few 24 inch Tern bikes (Eclipse P9, Eclipse S11i) in that very container and we cannot wait to preview them at our Dealers.
This means the first week schedule we said we will handover those nice Link D8s for so many who preordered will be available from 5 Jan 2012 onwards. No need to re-Tern anyone’s payment, you will get your bike!
The Verge X20 is for people just like to go fast, really fast. If that’s what gets you going, we’ve got your bike — in a nice portable package so you can get your speed fix no matter where you are. RRP S$4699.00 The first 4 units sold gets S$100 off!
Key improvements ( Or why are you paying that much more):
3-D = Stronger. 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.
Beauty Meets Function. The normal TIG welding process for aluminum bicycle frames is done by hand and involves the welder laying down a series of small, overlapping beads covering the two parts to be joined. The better the welder, the more uniform the beads. In the smooth TIG process, the welder makes a “double pass”, laying down a second layer of beads on top of the first. These beads are then sanded down by hand in an intensive process that requires extreme care. Done properly, the frame is strengthened because the possibility of stress risers is reduced. And the result is a very smooth weld joining the two tubes.
Stronger, Stiffer, Better Ride. Flexy handleposts and noodly handling are the Achilles heel of many folding bicycle designs. The Physis handlepost solves this with a massively strong, precision machined design that virtually eliminates flex. Four new patented technologies go into the design. The proof, of course, is in the ride.
Massive Strength — To eliminate flex, the Physis Joint knuckle was beefed up and made wider by moving the pivoting surfaces outward from the center axis. Fork steerer interface with the handlepost was increased by 150%.
Flux Technology — The base of the Physis is machined so it functions as a zero-flex, zero-play headset top cover. Patented.
Interlocking Halves — Unfolded, the joint surfaces lock together to improve torsional stiffness….
Find Your Perfect Fit. The VRO stem from Syntace gives you all-important adjustability so you can fine-tune your riding position for speed or comfort –- whatever your heart desires. The stem is 33 mm long and it’ll go anywhere from -45 degrees to +90 degrees or even backwards if you want to reduce the reach. And it exceeds Syntace’s brutal in-house test procedures for downhill gear. Syntace is a German company renowned for their incredibly light but brutally strong stems and bars. The Syntace VRO handlebar system used on select Tern bikes allows adjustment of handlebar height and reach for perfect rider fit. The system is stiff and strong but incredibly light.
Ultra-light, ultra-tough. The Syntace P6 is one of the strongest and precisely engineered seatposts on the market. We wanted the best so we worked with Syntace to develop a 580 mm seat post with a variation of their 3D cold-forged P6 clamp. Made from ultra-light 7075 aluminum and hard-anodized (black color option) for scratch resistance. ERS technology delivers loads of fore/aft adjustment for the saddle: you can run the saddle forward for zero offset stiffness, or all the way back like an offset seatpost. Two bolt micro adjust for infinite angle adjustment. Obsessive attention to detail means the bolts are positioned to for easy accessibility with 40 degrees of pivoting range.
What about the Verge X30h? There’s a common misconception among some folks that small wheels equals a slow bike.
One spin on the Verge X30h should change that. This is a bike designed for flat out speed with 30 speeds and a top gear of 121”. Or, you might just want the bike for the way it looks, which we’d also understand. RRP S$3199.00. The first 4 units sold gets S$100 off!
The Link D8 is your 8 speed aluminum foldable bike that fits your style and also your wallet. It has special appeal to those who want the new Tern innovations but do not want to spend above S$1k.
12.1kg in weight and has the 6061 Alu frame.
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 every day travel companion, whether your trip is exclusively on two wheels or in combination with buses, trains, or automobiles.
The Link C7 is really your value entry level foldie, but if you want to have that something a little bit more special but you do not want to cough up more than S$1000, the Link D8 is for YOU! RRP S$930. Preorder @S$899 ONLY at Premium Tern Dealers. Closing date is 30 Dec 2011.
Expect it to be stocked with Tern Premium dealers first week of 2012.