The brompton is certainly best at space but if you are willing to sacrifice a little space and want a different ride other options may work better. Unlike the brompton the tern has larger wheels and wider tires.
The main negative is that you lose that elegant clever and tiny fold the brompton is famous for.
Brompton vs tern. We asked olympian and cycle fan jonathan edwards to put the latest through their paces. Brompton birdy dahon strida tern. The tern uses standard bicycle gears which is more intuitive and far smoother to use than brompton s.
Weird ass 6 speed system. The tern vs brompton as far ride quality is concerned are like night and day. In this video we look at the two very different design philosophies of brompton and tern folding bikes.
The tern fold is bigger but nothing compared to a traditional bike. You also get a nice 8 speed shimano gear set with trigger shifter that many bicycle mechanics are familiar with. Easy to adjust fit just bring the stem down for an aero ride up if i wanna enjoy and smell the flowers.
This makes the tern much more comfortable when going over rough surfaces. We take closer look at one of the common component t. There are a host of folding bike out there but which is best.
20 wheels are also way more comfortable and less twitchy. Which bike to choose really depends on your riding style terrain and storage options space. The tern fold is fine but it s clumsy awkward and bigger but i adapted to it and it s.