Attending two press events in two countries in a week means we’re out of sync on what we post, but it’s all good photos and news just the same. This morning it’s back to Taipei and Tern Bicycles for photos, notes, and then lots more to share from PressCamp.
The Verge is a showroom floor type bike that will pop with its paint job and build kit. There’s an OCD-level of attention to detail from the Product Designer, Yo Yo.
Yo Yo is more into bikes than we are
As soon as we get a demo bike, I’ll list all those details off. For now, the main ones are hydroformed, shaped frames and massive OS hinges. These are as stiff as Moultons and I expect future product cycles will include suspension.
Like Lexus to Toyota
Tern is a mid-to high-end folding bike company and is about what happens after you unfold the bike. The ride quality. Tern’s massive hinges address flex in folding frames and also are spec’ with premium parts. I noticed the welds, paint, and details.
If Tern was a carbon bike company that just launched, the press releases would’ve been all about how stiff the frame is. While that doesn’t matter to their consumer, other folders move at least 2 cms fore and aft and in the steerer mast. The Verge S11s I rode does NOT move. It just goes.
Very impressive and the crowd was enthusiastic at the launch.…