Meet the Node
Where Comfort and Convenience Meet
The Node is for riders who want it all: the convenience of a folding bike plus the comfort of a big sturdy city bike. The Node rolls on full-size wheels and rides like a Dutch city bike—but folds down small in seconds for easy storage, transport, and security. At the intersection of folding and full-size, the Node stands ready for service.
Real life has gnarly commutes, last-minute grocery runs, rainy days, and even the occasional pothole—and the Node is equipped to tackle it all. Versatile gearing and rugged tires make city riding less of a chore, while the included or optional rear rack, fenders, and integrated lighting makes the Node an all-weather, day-or-night workhorse.
Compact Folding Convenience
Despite its big bike bona fides, the Node folds down small in about 10 seconds. The Node’s folded size is compact enough to carry it onto the subway, stick it in the trunk of your car, or stash it under your desk at work. With more places to go and fewer opportunities for theft, folding means freedom.
Big Bike Comfort
Featuring 24-inch wheels, swept-back handlebars, and wide, grippy tires, the Node is as sturdy and comfy as a Dutch city bike. The Node lets you sit up high relative to traffic for confident commuting, and we’ve built extra stiffness into the frame for a rock-solid ride—wherever your day takes you.
Why the Node?
Tern Folding Technology
Achieving a big bike ride with a compact fold requires us to have a few tricks up our sleeve. Innovations like our patented Andros Stem, Physis 3D Handlepost, and OCL+ Frame Joint make it possible.
One Size Fits Most
Adjusts to fit a wide range of rider heights with an adjustable seatpost and the adjustable Andros Stem (Node D8 and D7i only), which lets you change the height and angle of the handlebars in seconds without tools.
All the Right Gear
Choose from our extensive ecosystem of accessories to create solutions that work for you. From bags to baskets to briefcases for your bike, we’ve got what you need to turn your Node into an urban-commuting workhorse.
OCL+™ FRAME JOINT
ROBUST FOLDING TECHNOLOGY
A heavy-duty update to our iconic OCL frame hinge, the OCL+ is built to exceed ISO 4210 and EN 15194 testing requirements. Leveraging the hinge design of the long-tail Tern Cargo Node, the OCL+ features a single-shaft design, advanced welding techniques, and robust gussets, so it stays stiff and strong during even the fastest commutes.
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.
ADJUST TO FIT
The Andros is our 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.
When you ride around the city, you want to take it all in. Our 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.
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.
El gran caballito de la marca. [Tern’s mighty steed.]
…it’s easy to fold and easy to carry down subway stairs, or onto a bus.
A folding e-bike: the Tern Node D8.
…the optimal urban bicycle for any city-dweller.
Adam Housley shows off hot outdoor tech, including the Tern Node D8.
Sturdy, dependable, and able to handle bumpier rides, my first impressions of the Tern Node D8 were all good.
…das Tern agiert nicht “wackelig”, sondern bleibt souverän in der Spur, auch Rahmenflattern ist dem D7i fremd. […a fantastic riding experience, the bike doesn’t “wobble” due to the very stiff frame.]
…some nice features like the ergonomic BioLogic grips, V-brakes, an 8-speed derailleur with Neos 1.0 shifters on the handlebar, and a SRAM MRX…
*Note: These are our standard model specifications. The bike’s weight and folded dimension may not include racks and fenders. The specifications for your country may differ slightly. We do our best to ensure that the specifications listed here accurately reflect the exact parts found on our production bikes. However, component changes do occur for various reasons and there may be brief delays on site updates. We reserve the right to make component changes without prior notification, which may cause discrepancies with the information listed on the web.