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Tern Wins Red Dot Design Award

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The Tern Verge Duo bicycle won a prestigious 2012 red dot design award. This marks the third major international design award the company has received for its line of urban bikes since the company launched last year.

Tern Wins Red Dot Design Award

 

The Tern Verge Duo bicycle won a prestigious 2012 red dot design award. This marks the third major international design award the company has received for its line of urban bikes since the company launched last year.

“It’s great to be recognized for the Verge Duo because we work hard to achieve clean, functional design,” stated Joshua Hon, Tern vice president. “The fact that we have received three major international design awards all within a year of the launch of our company is a validation of our philosophy and objectives, which is to produce bikes for urban transport.”

Engineering and design

This year, 1,800 manufacturers and designers from 58 countries submitted 4,515 products for consideration for a red dot award by a panel of 30 international experts. In addition to the red dot award, Tern received a Eurobike Award at the 2011 Eurobike Show for the Eclipse S11i and a Taipei Cycle Design & Innovation Award at the 2012 Taipei Cycle Show for the Verge X10.

Both awards are organized by iF, the International Forum Design. “Although the Verge Duo looks clean and simple, a tremendous amount of engineering and design effort went into it,” stated Joakim Uimonen, Tern chief designer. The cleanly-designed Verge Duo features a coaster brake and an automatic shifting 2-speed hub. A hydroformed frame gives the bike a distinctive look. The patented DoubleTruss design provides torsional stiffness to make the bike feel as rigid as a regular bicycle.

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