Known as the Poeple’s Choice, the Tern Link C8, is an amazing riding, folding bike, at an incredible price.

Just like the Tern Link D8 I purchased almost two years ago, when I needed a bicycle to do a round trip of 10 miles daily, the Tern Link C8 folds fast, and folds small-so it’s easy to tuck away or transport.

  • Wide 8-speed gearing for climbing hills and racing through the city
  • Entry-level price with advanced Tern technology, including the super-stiff Physis™ 3D handlepost
  • Folds compactly in 10 seconds for storage and transport
  • Magnetix™ 2.0 lock the bike in place when folded

With incredible technology such as a stiff 3D-forged handlepost, versatile gearing, and comfortable tires, the Tern C8 is the People’s Choice

Just like the Tern Link D8, the Link C8 was also available at NYCEWheels. For only $749, the Link C8 has most of the same features as the Tern Link D8, except for the N-Fold Technology, DoubleTruss Technology, Andros Stem, and OCL Frame Joint.

If you’re looking for a reliable folding bike that will hold up to the everyday abuse of commuting, and still fold fast, and small, this is the bike for you. You can still store it at home, at work, and bring it onto public transportation such as a bus or train. Yet amazingly, still rides just as good as a full sized bike.

Here’s the things that makes the C8 the People’s Choice

FBL™ 2 Frame Joint

HIDDEN BENEFITS

Check out the FBL™ 2 Frame Joint
Check out the FBL™ 2 Frame Joint

The FBL 2 Frame Joint has 3 patented technologies and incredibly precise manufacturing. This makes 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.

Serviceable

Good things are built to last and that’s why the FBL 2 Joint is designed to be dealer serviceable. Tern keeps 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.

Physis™ 3D Handlepost

THE NEW BENCHMARK

Physis™ 3D Handlepost
Physis™ 3D Handlepost

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 has 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.

Impac BigPac Tires

RIDE IN COMFORT

Impac BigPac Tires
Impac BigPac Tires

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

Magnetix™ 2.0
Magnetix™ 2.0

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

Tern Link C8 Luggage Socket™
Tern Link C8 Luggage Socket™

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.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL INFO

COLOR: Blue, Red
WHEEL SIZE:
20″ wheels
SPEEDS:
1 x 8
WEIGHT:
12.8 kg (28.2 lb)

FOLDING SIZE:
39.5 x 80 x 73 cm (15.6″ x 31.5″ x 28.7″)

FOLDING TIME:
10 sec

FRAME SIZES:
One size

GEAR INCHES:
35″ – 95″ (2.78 – 7.57 m)

DISTANCE: SEATPOST TO HANDLEBAR:
620 mm (24.4″)

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, FBL 2 Joint, 3 patented technologies
FORK:
Integrated, hi-tensile steel

COCKPIT

HANDLEPOST:
Tern Physis 3D (G2), 3D forged, 5 patented technologies
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:
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; Opt: BioLogic Joule II dynamo
REAR HUB:
8 spd, aluminum
SPOKES AND NIPPLES:
Stainless steel
RIMS:
Aluminum
TIRES:
Impac BigPac, 50-406, Reflex

TRANSMISSION

SHIFTER(S):
Shimano 1 x 8 spd, twist
REAR DERAILLEUR:
Shimano Tourney TX
CRANKSET:
Forged 6061 aluminum crank arms, hand-polished
CASSETTE/FREEWHEEL:
Shimano 8 spd, 11-30T
BOTTOM BRACKET:
Two-piece
CHAIN:
8 spd
PEDALS:
Folding, alloy body
SHIFTER CABLE & HOUSING:
SP

WHISTLES

BELL:
Aluminum
KICKSTAND:
Deluxe center mount
CLIP SYSTEM:
Magnetix 2.0
LUGGAGE SOCKET:
Yes

 

Tern Link C8 REVIEWS

Outside

Folding bikes tend to excel at either folding or riding. The Link nails both.

Metro

In terms of commute bikes, [the Link C8] is my fave. Its 20in wheels make it speedy and its eight gears handle hills.

Radwelt

Mit diesem Mobilitätslückenfüller par excellence macht das Pendeln mit Bus und Bahn Freude.

[With this “mobility gap filler,” commuting by bus or train is pure joy.]

Abendblatt

Es ist einfach ein ideales Stadtrad, ein Stattrad eben. Nicht nur zum Bahnfahren.

[…an ideal city bike, an all-in-one kind of bike. Not just for traveling by train or bus.]

WIRED

Tern bikes in general are well appointed, and feature some impressive construction that makes for a comfortable ride that rivals more expensive folders.

NYCEWheels

For such a solid folding bike, these bikes are light weight and portable enough when folded to transport easily during your commute.

To check out the Tern Link C8 folding bike, plus others, go to ternbicycles.com

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