Tern Verge P10 Is Rocket Science

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A few years ago when I received the Tern Link D8 from NYCEWheels, I couldn’t believe the quality and attention to detail. The Tern Link D8 has everything that I could ever ask for in a bike. It rides just like a full-sized bike, and has all the extra accessories needed to make daily commuting comfortable and fun. Ever since owning this folding bike, I’ve become a huge fan of Tern bikes. But, if I was ever to decide to upgrade my ride, it would definitely be a Tern Verge P10.

What makes the Tern Verge P10 so special?

The answer is simple. Take one good look at this mean, lean folding machine, and you’ll notice that the Verge P10 is built for performance. With 451 racing wheels and aerodynamic T-Tuned™ geometry, it rides with exceptional comfort and stability.

With an adjustable handlebar stem, you can dial in your riding position with surgical precision. There’s even an included a Porter™+ saddle for comfortable all-day riding and convenient portability.

  • Rides with exceptional comfort and stability thanks to our unique technology and T-Tuned geometry
  • Light and portable—only 11.7 kg (25.8 lb)
  • Fold and store indoors for the ultimate theft protection
  • 451 wheels deliver a full-sized ride with minuscule impact on the folded size
  • Shimano Deore 1x drivetrain, delivering a huge gear range in a simple package

Let’s take a closer look at the amazing technology on the Tern Verge P10

N-Fold Technology
N-Fold Technology

N-Fold™ Technology


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
OCL Frame Joint

OCL™ Frame Joint


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.

Easy to Use

Large rounded surfaces on the lever and joint bodies are easy on your hands and allow good leverage for easy operation.


Good things are built to last and that’s why the OCL Joint is designed to be dealer serviceable. They keep every part in stock and if your bearings ever wear out, your dealer can replace them in a few minutes.

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.

Doubly Safe

Close the lever and the AutoLok automatically locks in place, for extra, easy security.


A machining tolerance of only 50 microns ensures a tight fit and eliminates looseness and rattling.

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.

Stainless Steel Hardware

Cold-worked stainless delivers the durability and reliability needed for daily riding in all weather conditions.

Tern frames use a patented 3D structure called DoubleTruss to build in extra stiffness.
Tern frames use a patented 3D structure called DoubleTruss to build in extra stiffness.

DoubleTruss™ Technology


The rear half of Tern frames use a patented 3D structure they call DoubleTruss to build in extra stiffness. It helps resist torsional forces so their 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.

T-Tuned geometry
T-Tuned geometry

T-Tuned™ Geometry


At Tern, they endeavor to build fast-folding bikes that ride like full-sized bikes. Their T-Tuned geometry is the culmination of our commitment. They tweaked the wheelbase, rake, and seat-tube angle of their design to deliver the most confident and stable ride of any bike in their lineup. Ride one and try it. Take your hands off the handlebars if you’re feeling bold.

Tern Verge P10 has Quadric dropouts
Tern Verge P10 has Quadric dropouts

Quadric™ Dropouts


Dropouts are often overlooked, but a good dropout goes a long way. Tern’s Quadric dropout is built taller, so your disc brakes are protected inside the frame. The design makes the eyelets for mudguards, racks, and their clip system more user-friendly and accessible than ever before. Tern even included a mount for a sturdy rear kickstand.

Tarsus Fork
Tarsus Fork

Tarsus™ Fork


Utilizing a single hydroformed tube mated to a precision-machined steerer, the Tarsus delivers superior strength in a shape that matches the sophisticated lines of the Verge and Eclipse frames.

Hydroformed Tubing

The process of hydroforming aligns the grain structure and strengthens the aluminum material. It also minimizes welding in the most highly stressed area of the fork.

Internal Wire Routing

If you decide to equip your Tarsus with a dynamo hub, it’s ready for internal cable routing, keeping the profile of your bike clean.

Physis 3D Handlepost
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.

Redundant Double Bolts

Two bolts clamp the Physis to the fork steerer for improved safety.

AutoLok Technology

Close the lever and it automatically locks in place, for extra, easy security—using an aluminum pin.


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.

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.

igus® Bearings

The patented design puts sliding bearings between the moving parts so the folding action is always smooth and friction-free.

Floating Point Technology

Patented technology allows the lever to fold flat and brace against the joint for protection in transit.

TriSeal Design

Three rubber seals keep weather out and the headset bearings functioning smoothly.

Interlocking Halves

Joint surfaces lock together to improve torsional stiffness. We’ve fine-tuned the shape to virtually eliminate squeaks.

Large, Smooth Lever

Large rounded surfaces are easy on your hands and provide good leverage for easy operation.

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.


A machining tolerance of only 50 microns ensures a tight fit and eliminates looseness and rattling.

Tern Verge P10 has a Syntace VRO Stem
Tern Verge P10 has a Syntace VRO Stem

Syntace VRO Stem


Your bike should adapt to fit you―not the other way around. This adjustable stem allows you to position your handlebars further, for a more stretched and aggressive riding position, or up higher for increased comfort.


Stems are 47mm in length and infinitely adjustable so you can find your perfect fit.


Two stems spaced widely apart means excellent torsional stiffness so go ahead and crank hard on your bars with confidence.

Syntace quality

Syntace is a boutique German company renowned for their best-in-class bicycle components that are selected by many champion professional riders. They are perhaps best known for their manic attention to detail and brutal testing standards.


Only 120 grams. 100% CNC machined from 6066 aluminum.

Porter Saddle
Porter Saddle

Porter+™ Saddle


Tern reengineered the underside of the age-old bike saddle into a comfortable grip for transporting your folded bike. Up top, the dual-density construction and gel cushioning will keep you comfortable on the road, and the impeccably finished vacuum construction makes the saddle waterproof and easy to clean. Down below, the GripPad™ lets you roll your folded bike with comfortable confidence.

Pedal Holder
Pedal Holder

Pedal Holder


Tern’s bikes come loaded with lots of wow features, but one of  their enduring favorites is the quick-release pedal. Once removed, it gives you a smaller and more maneuverable folded package. This under-saddle pedal holder lets you keep your free-floating pedal conveniently at hand.

The Tern Verge P10 has a Strut Seatpost
The Tern Verge P10 has a Strut Seatpost

Strut™ Seatpost


Made from special 2104 aluminum, the Strut is their lightest seatpost ever. It’s designed with an 8 mm offset to deliver a spacious cockpit and an aerodynamic riding position. It’s capped with a dual-bolt rail clamp for precise saddle adjustment.

Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes


Shimano hydraulic disc brakes deliver powerful stopping power in all weather conditions with the touch of a finger.

Kinetix Pro Disc Wheels
Kinetix Pro Disc Wheels

Kinetix Pro Disc Wheels


A paired-spoke design allows Tern to build a strong wheel with fewer spokes—resulting in a lightweight, aerodynamic wheel for fast riding.

Rolf Paired Spoke™ Technology

Paired Spoke lacing allows Tern to use fewer spokes at higher tensions, resulting in a wheel that is lighter, stronger, and more aerodynamic.

Double-Butted Spokes

To reduce weight on your bike, Tern uses nice thin spokes. They build-in strength by making them thicker at the ends where stresses are higher.

Resistance to the Elements

Tern’s custom-built wheel hubs use sealed cartridge bearings to resist to dirt and water.

Tern Verge P10 has Schwalbe Durano Tires
Tern Verge P10 has Schwalbe Durano Tires

Schwalbe Durano Tires


We love these sporty tires for their impressive high mileage. They’ll let you log mile, after mile, after mile. A double layer of nylon fabric protects you against flats, and the dual-compound rubber gives you excellent grip—even on wet winter roads—while keeping rolling resistance in check.

The Tern Verge P10 has a Shimano Shadow Derailleur
The Tern Verge P10 has a Shimano Shadow Derailleur

Shimano Shadow Derailleur


Originally developed for mountain bikes—for extra durability and to avoid catching on trail debris—the Shadow derailleur is streamlined and incredibly resilient, which comes in handy when you need to transport your folded bike. Whether your bike is bagged on the subway or riding in the trunk of your car, everything is neatly tucked away.

Tern Verge P10 has a 1x (“One-By”) Drivetrain
Tern Verge P10 has a 1x (“One-By”) Drivetrain

1x (“One-By”) Drivetrain


There’s a revolution in drivetrains across the industry. Thanks to the recent introduction of hyper-wide cassettes from SRAM and Shimano, it’s possible to achieve massive gear ranges with only one chainring up front. That makes 1x an ideal configuration for folding bikes, because it reduces maintenance, weight, and complexity. Enjoy all the range of a 20-speed drivetrain, with none of the complications.

Cargo Kickstand
Cargo Kickstand

Cargo Kickstand


The Cargo Kickstand is built strong and will keep your fully loaded Tern bike upright. It uses Pletscher’s rear chainstay mount design.

Magnetix 2.0 uses powerful magnets to keep The Tern Verge P10 together
Magnetix 2.0 uses powerful magnets to keep The Tern Verge P10 together

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™


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.



COLOR: Black, Silver
WHEEL SIZE: 451 wheels
SPEEDS: 1 x 10
WEIGHT: 11.7 kg (25.8 lb)
FOLDING SIZE: 38 x 80 x 74 cm (15″” x 31.5″” x 29.1″”)
FOLDING TIME: 10 seconds
GEAR INCHES: 26″ – 95″ (2.08 – 7.57 m)
DISTANCE: SEATPOST TO HANDLEBAR: Min. 610 mm (24″); Max: 660 mm (26″)
DISTANCE: SADDLE TO PEDAL: Min. 650 mm (25.6″); Max: 910 mm (35.8″)
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT: 142 – 190 cm (4’8″ – 6’3″)
MAX LOAD WEIGHT: 105 kg (230

FRAME: Tern Verge, hydroformed aluminum, 3 patented technologies
FORK: Tern Tarsus, 6061-Al, hydroformed

HANDLEPOST: Tern Physis 3D, 3D forged, 5 patented technologies
STEM: Syntace VRO, adjustable, Built for Tern
HEADSET: Flux, cartridge bearings, Physis integrated
HANDLEBAR: Kinetix Comp, double-butted 6061-Al, for VRO
SADDLE: Tern Porter+, patented GripPad design, PrimeGel padding
SEATPOST: Tern Strut, 2014-Al, 2 bolt clamp
SEATPOST CLAMP: Syntace OverLock

FRONT BRAKE: Shimano, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE: Shimano, hydraulic disc
BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano, hydraulic disc
BRAKE CABLE & HOUSING: Shimano, hydraulic

FRONT WHEEL: Kinetix Pro Disc, Paired Spoke technology, Shimano Centerlock, 20H
REAR WHEEL: Kinetix Pro Disc, Paired Spoke technology, Shimano Centerlock, 20H
TIRES: Schwalbe Durano, 28-451, puncture protection, 115 psi

SHIFTER(S): Shimano Deore, 1 x 10 spd
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Deore Shadow
CRANKSET: FSA Vero, Built for Tern, 53T
BOTTOM BRACKET: Cartridge, sealed bearings
PEDALS: LiteForm QR, alloy body, QR right/standard left
SHIFTER CABLE & HOUSING: Jagwire LEX-SL, slick treatment, alloy ferrules

BELL: Pitch, brass
KICKSTAND: Rear mount, Pletscher design
CLIP SYSTEM: Magnetix 2.0
REAR LIGHT: Biologic TailLight
ACCESSORY: Pedal Holder

Tern Verge P10 Reviews

Bicycle Retailer

Tern’s new 451 Verge family of bikes feature new larger wheels, more stable geometry and single-chainring drivetrains with wide-range cassettes.

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Die 22-Zoll-Laufrädern erwiesen sich im Praxistext über mehr als 200 Kilometern entlang Taiwans Ostküste als tauglich für Langstrecken wie für den Stadtverkehr. (…) Insofern hat sich das Konzept im Praxistest voll bewährt.

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Freewheeling France

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Urban Cyclist

So is the Tern P10 ‘sick’? Well, yes, probably – especially if a little extra speed, control and comfort constitutes ‘sickness’.

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To check out the Tern Verge P10 folding bike, plus others, go to ternbicycles.com

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