At Eurobike final week, Tern unveiled the BYB, a new folding bike that is 30% smaller sized than common 20-inch wheel folding bikes, and is Tern’s smallest but. The bike transforms into a tiny and slim package thanks to new folding technologies.
The BYB is the culmination of 4 years of focused operate by the group,” stated Josh Hon, Tern Group Captain. “We had to create some radically new technologies for this bike and the manufacturing tolerances are, in the words of our factory companion, ‘tighter than automotive’. But we’re excited since new folding bike paradigms only come along just about every handful of decades or so, and we feel the BYB falls into that milestone category.”
Ordinarily, you need to have to carry a folded bike to bring it with you. To make your life less difficult on public transport, the BYB has rack-integrated spinner wheels, and stands upright inside effortless attain. Wheeling the folded BYB on crowded subway platforms or rolling it into an elevator can be performed with a single hand, just like rolling a suitcase.
For flying, the bike folds and fits into its personal specially-created really hard-shell suitcase, the AirPorter Slim (sold separately). Sixty seconds and your bike is packed and protected for your subsequent flight—no tools or disassembly essential.
With 20-inch wheels, the BYB has a ride high quality benefit more than folding bikes with smaller sized wheels. Add the stiffness and durability of the Tern frame style, a comfortably lengthy cockpit, and premium componentry—and you have a improved ride.
We spent a lot of time debating wheel size at the begin of the project,” stated Hon. “Some argued for utilizing a smaller sized wheel which of course benefits in a smaller sized folded package. But smaller sized wheels come with a compromise in ride high quality. In the finish, ride high quality won out since if we and our prospects are going to be on a bike, placing in miles day in and day out, it has to ride nicely.”
Tern believed that a bike created for commuting should really let you bring your stuff, so in addition to its personal accessory line, the BYB is also compatible with a variety of Ortlieb and KLICKfix panniers and bags to aid you carry much more.
The new Tern BYB lineup consists of two models: BYB P8 beginning at €1195 and BYB S11 at €2295. The very first production run has currently arrived in retailers.