Recently, our dealers provided feedback that the interest in 26 inch foldables are on the rise for several reasons. All of us grew up riding big wheeled bikes and they like the specs and price for buying something that they are more comfortable with. Unfortunately with more rubber and metal, it’s not a weight weeny but it’s still lighter than your average 26 inch MTB and more expensive options.
While the Joe series are less compact, preferences by our mainstream customers cannot be ignored and therefore the foldability for a 26 inch wheel bike that has at least 21 speeds (the Joe P24 is 24 speeds) is welcomed but a word of caution that it will not meet the LTA’s guideline for commuting recommendations. For those who recently purchased a Tern Joe series, there is a feature ( other than Tern’s excellent track record of design really nice looking bikes and innovative folds), its the ability to flatten your bike for you to fit it into your car/taxi boot AND that gap between walls or cupboards for storage. How did the Tern design team achieve that?
N fold design gives you a faster and more even fold. and the real gem is in the handlebar. with a provided allen key that is part of the ARX grips, you can now release the stem with the handlebar and reinsert it in parallel to the bike after its folded ( what a mouthful!)
Now – that’s what I call a head-Terning innovation.
Joe P24s are retailing at S$1250 and Joe C21 S$950.