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Tern: Node D8 - 2017

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Tern: Node D8 - 2017

The Tern Node D8 is the workhorse of Tern's Around-Town bike family. With big wheels, comfortable tires, and swept-back handlebars, it’s as comfortable and solid as a Dutch city-bike, but it folds down small—in 10 seconds flat.

-8-speed drivetrain for all the range you need in the city
-Shimano Claris derailleur for reliable shifting and durability
-Swept-back handlebars offer an upright and comfortable riding position
-Andros™ handlebar stem for tool-free riding position adjustments on the fly
-Includes integrated Freelance™ Fenders and Freight™ Rack
-Schwalbe Big Apple tires with Kevlar puncture protection
-Folds in under 10 seconds for storage or transport

 

SPECIFICATIONS

COLOR: Black
   
WHEEL SIZE: 24" wheels
   
SPEEDS: 8
   
WEIGHT: 13.3 kg (29.3 lb)
   
FOLDING SIZE: 39 x 86 x 84 cm (15.4" x 33.9" x 33.1")
   
FOLDING TIME: 10 sec
   
FRAME SIZES: One size
   
GEAR INCHES: 33" - 96" (2.64 - 7.67 m)
   
DISTANCE: SEATPOST TO HANDLEBAR: Min: 350 mm (137.8") Max: 550 mm (216.5")
   
DISTANCE: SADDLE TO PEDAL: Min: 795 mm (31.3") Max: 1050 mm (41.3")
   
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT: 148 - 195 cm (4'10" - 6'5")
   
MAX LOAD WEIGHT: 115 kg (254 lb)
   
FRAME: Tern Node, aluminum, 2 patented technologies
   
FORK: Integrated, hi-tensile steel
   
HANDLEPOST: Tern Physis 3D (G2), 3D forged, 5 patented technologies
   
STEM: Tern Andros (G2), adjustable, forged construction, patented technology
   
HEADSET: Flux, cartridge bearings, Physis integrated
   
HANDLEBAR: Tern Sweep, 6061-Al, Tern Andros butted
   
GRIPS/BAR TAPE: Velo ergonomic, lock-on
   
SADDLE: BioLogic Como DLX
   
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: -
   
REAR HUB: Formula, 8 spd cassette, QR
   
SPOKES AND NIPPLES: Sapim Leader, stainless steel
   
RIMS: Doublewall aluminum
   
TIRES: Schwalbe Big Apple, 50-507, puncture protection, Reflex
   
SHIFTER(S): Shimano trigger, 1 x 8 spd
   
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Claris
   
CRANKSET: Cold-forged 6061 aluminum crank arms, hand-polished
   
CASSETTE/FREEWHEEL: Shimano, 11-30T, 8 spd
   
BOTTOM BRACKET: Cartridge, sealed bearings
   
CHAIN: 8 spd
   
PEDALS: Folding, alloy body
   
SHIFTER CABLE & HOUSING: SP
   
BELL: Aluminum
   
KICKSTAND: Deluxe center mount
   
CLIP SYSTEM: Magnetix 2.0
   
LUGGAGE SOCKET: Yes
   
FRONT LIGHT: Opt: Tern Valo 2
   
REAR LIGHT: -
   
FENDERS: Freelance, stainless hardware
   
RACK(S): Tern Freight Rack

Note: These are standard model specifications. The specifications for your country may differ slightly. Tern does their best to ensure that the specifications listed here accurately reflect the exact parts found on their production bikes. However, component changes do occur for various reasons and there may be brief delays on site updates. Tern reserves the right to make component changes without prior notification, which may cause discrepancies with the information listed on the web.

 

A closer look at the Node D8

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.

 

OCL™ Frame Joint

ADVANCED FOLDING TECHNOLOGY

The key to any folding bicycle is the frame, and specifically, the folding joint at the heart of the frame. Done well, it locks the two halves of the frame together without any hint of movement or sound. It should be easy to operate and work flawlessly year after year. The OCL Joint does all of these things and is a new reference in folding frame technology.

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. Tern keeps every part in stock and if your bearings ever wear out, Bike Attack 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.

 

DoubleTruss™ Technology

STIFFER BY DESIGN

The rear half of Tern frames use a patented 3D structure Tern calls DoubleTruss to build in extra stiffness. It helps resist torsional forces so Tern 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. Tern 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. Tern keeps 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 Tern's 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.

 

Swept-Back Handlebars

DUTCH-STYLE COMFORT

When you ride around the city, you want to take it all in. Tern's swept-back handlebars let you sit comfortably upright so you can see everything that goes by. And a more natural grip position is extra kind on your wrists.

 

Velo Ergonomic LockOn Grips

BE KIND TO YOUR HANDS

ErgoLock grips are nice and wide for excellent palm support so your hands can relax during the ride. They also lock in place on the handlebars so they’re always in the correct position, unlike non-locking grips which tend to rotate out of position.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Valo™ 2 Light

FLOODLIGHTS FOR YOUR RIDE

The Valo 2 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

Tern 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. Tern's patented design connects the Valo to the handlebar so the entire bar is used as a massive heat sink.

 

Freelance™ Fenders

HEY GOOD LOOKIN’

The Freelance Fenders have a hidden rear stay design to keep the design of the bike clean and uncluttered. But good looks wouldn’t mean much unless they did a great job of keeping road spray off you. And that’s just what they do.

 

Freight™ Rack

EVERYDAY WORKHORSE

Don’t let the clean lines of the Freight Rack fool you―it’s ready to get to work hauling your stuff. The upper deck is made from oversized tubular aluminum so it’s very stiff―even when fully loaded.

 

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