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Tern! Tern! Tern!

Last June, after inquiries from our customers, we began selling Tern folding bikes. We began with a selection of models that we thought might sell: the Tern Link with 20″ wheels, the Tern Node & Castro with 24″ wheels, and the Tern Joe with 26″ wheels.

Almost a year later, I realize we haven’t shared much about these bikes. What makes them special, what’s popular, and why.

The Tern Link line remains popular with commuters.  Most are equipped with fenders and rack. Some with dynamo lights. A2012-tn-photo-link-d7i-blk-gray-p1-webll with nicely rigid frame and decent shifting. Most popular? The Tern Link D7i.

The Tern Node & Castro are unique, with their 24″ wheels. They feel almost full size, and fold up very nicely.  When folded, they’re the largest size permitted on Amtrak, and fit in the trunk of most sedans. Last year, we sold many Tern Castro D8s, and may be the only dealer with the Castro D8’s still in stock!

tn-photo-node-d8-blk-blue-p1-web-2The only Node available last year was the  Tern Node D8, equipped with 8 speed derailleur. This year, there’s a choice. In addition to the Tern Node D8, there’s the Tern Node D7i (7 speed internal) and the Tern Node D16 (with 2×8 shifting).  Most popular? Still the Tern Node D8.

The Tern Eclipse, another 24″ wheeled bike, is typically equipped with an tn-photo-eclipse-s11i-2015-web-2Andros stem; making it easier to adjust for personal comfort. And designed to go fast; with the Kojak tires and 11 speed internal hub gearing.  And quite visible with the dynamo hub providing battery-free front & rear lighting.

The Tern Joe line remains an option for those looking for a full size folder to pull out of the trunk.  We’ve found the multitude2012-tn-photo-joe-c21-wht-red-web-2 of gearing not necessary, and the posture not very comfortable for our boomer clients. The Tern Joe C21 remains a steal at $400.

One of the best things we like about being a Tern dealer? The great support we receive from Tern USA, which makes it easy to remain Tern dealers.

Looking for a 20” 1 speed folding bike? 

There’s the Citizen Gotham 1 for $299 that you can mail order, which weighs in at 26 pounds.  Though colorful, if you have any issues with the bike, there’s no local dealer to take it to.

The2012-tn-photo-link-uno-blk-dkgray-web_0n there’s the Tern Link Uno, offered through Tern dealers nationwide, who assemble and test before handing the bike over to you. For any warranty issues, you’d just bring the bike back to your local Tern dealer.  The Uno weighs 25.3 pounds, comes with front and rear fenders, rear coaster brakes and offered for $400.  It offers a firm, secure ride.

Optionally, I’d haboardwalk_S1_unfolded_gross_01ve you consider the Dahon Boardwalk S1, also sold & supported via a dealer network, which weighs 27.6 pounds.  Front and rear fenders, rear rack, rear, rear coaster brakes, front pull brakes & kickstand are standard.  All for $299.

69348Or the Origin8 F1 Select. Also single speed, it’s the lightest at 24 pounds and priced at $359. Rear coaster brakes are standard.

You choose.

Montague folding bikes, now at PHEW!

We’re finally a dealer for Montague folding bikes. Never heard of them?

Montague is known for full-size folding bikes, making them a good addition to our selection of folding bikes: Dahon, known for their quick fold; Xootr, beautifully designed & manufactured locally; & Origin8, well-priced bikes for around-town.

The Montague bikes are rugged. Good to take anyplace.  And have a feature that’s omitted from all their literature: no rider weight limitations. I suppose this might be implied by the term Military Technology seen on their bikes, but we need to say it again.

There’s no limit on the rider’s weight. On any of their bikes.

So those of you that have gone to bike shops wanting to work off some of that weight and been told there’s no bike for you, there’s the Montague line of Pavement & Mountain bikes.  Again, with no rider weight limit. And easy to fold into the trunk.

A selection of Montague models can be found at PHEW!..stop by for a test ride.  They’ve been hard to keep in stock!