Tern & BioLogic Capture 3 Taipei Cycle d&i Awards
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Urban transport specialist Tern, together with bike accessory sister brand BioLogic, have been awarded the 2014 Taipei Cycle Design & Innovation (d&i) Awards for their Swoop Duo bicycle, Link with Trolley Rack and BioLogic FixKit.
“We like to say that sometimes innovation comes at an easy pace. Not everything in the biking world is about going lighter and faster,” said Dwight Jurling, Director Global Marketing at Tern. “I think these awards make that case. Our Link with Trolley Rack is a fantastic solution for bringing your bike on the metro or train. You roll it through stations like a suitcase.”
Taking things in other directions
“The Swoop Duo takes things in another direction. It offers a wonderfully low centre of gravity that makes riding, stopping and getting going again relaxed and simple.” Jurling added, “Our third winner, the BioLogic FixKit, is a something you’re glad you have but hopefully won’t need.”
Practical multi-modal transportation
The Tern Link with Trolley Rack makes multi-modal transportation practical with roll-on, roll-off convenience for daily commuting. Equipped with a Trolley Rack, Tern Link bikes roll easily through train and bus stations like a piece of luggage on wheels integrated into the rack. The Tern-patented system utilizes the seatpost & seat as the handle to pull the bike along. The included cover hides the bike and keeps other passengers grease-free.
The Tern Swoop Duo’s ultra-low design invites the rider to step through for a comfortable hop-on, hop-off. The low centre of gravity keeps the bike stable when riding or stopped. The SRAM Automatix 2-speed drivetrain is friendly and cable-free. The Swoop incorporates Tern innovations including faster N-Fold technology; an OCL Joint, a safe, strong and most durable frame joint; a 3D forged Physis handlepost and a 2013 d&I award winner; and Tern’s rigid DoubleTruss frame design.
Sometimes size matters
The BioLogic FixKit multi-tool is a super-thin, compact bicycle tool that features 20 commonly-used tools. It includes a high-leverage 15 mm wrench for axle nuts and pedals. The patented design securely locks the wrench to the tool body, so the body becomes an extended handle with 14 cm of leverage. The included neoprene pouch slips onto the body handle for a more comfortable and firmer grip. “The tool folds into a flat, compact size,” said Jurling.
Tern & BioLogic will be showing their full product line-ups at the Taipei Cycle Show in booth M1019a.