Tern Unveils Eclipse S18

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TAIPEI, Taiwan – Urban transport specialist Tern introduced the Eclipse S18 as the latest addition to its Eclipse lineup. “When you say ‘folding bike’ most people think of small wheels, flexy handling, poor riding geometry.”

Tern Unveils Eclipse S18
The Eclipse S18 features a hydroformed frame and a 3D-forged handle-post. - Photo Tern

“With these and lots of other compromises, especially for taller people we set out to design a bike for the hardest-of-the-hard urban riders”, says Eric Lin, Tern senior product manager. The Eclipse S18 features a hydroformed frame and a 3D-forged handle-post. Together these critical folding parts, featuring six patented Tern technologies, create an incredibly stiff riding platform that is ideal for big and tall riders.

Some of these patented components are the integrated lighting and the adjustability. The Valo 2 light is a powerful 41 lux, 150 lumens front light designed in partnership with the Finnish company Herrmans. It integrates directly with the Andros for optimal visibility and protection theft. The CryoCore cooling design draws heat away from the LED chip, allowing for brighter light output. The BioLogic Joule 3 dynamo hub is among the lightest, and most efficient dynamo hubs on the market. It is one of the very few high efficiency hubs on the market that surpasses 70% efficiency.

The Andros adjustable stem allows fast and easy adjustments without any tools, so riders can find the most suitable riding position whenever they want. According to Tern it is also substantially stiffer than traditional adjustable stems. Finally the PostPump 2.0 seatpost features a high-capacity floor pump built right inside the seatpost. The pump features a foot stand and uses the saddle as a handle so a user can stand comfortably while pumping up a tire, just like a regular floor pump.

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