High Quality Electric Folding Bike
The Tern Vektron P7i is the latest of our Vektron folding bikes.
Tern are renowned for the quality of their folding bikes and we are delighted that they have brought to market an electric version with the Bosch motor. They have designed a Folding Electric Bike that’s built for the commuter. Incredibly easy to fold and carry, it fits easily onto any public transport, it’s an accomplishment not just in engineering, but in every aspect of design.
The Electric System
The bike comes with the Bosch Active line motor. This has 50 newton metres of Torque and will give you assistance of upto 250% in turbo mode- that’s 250% added to whatever power you put in. There are 4 levels in total and if you select the lowest level (Eco) then the assistance is 40%.
The battery is a 400 watt hour battery. In ideal conditions and using Eco you could get upto 100 miles of range. Assuming average conditions and a mix of assistance levels you can still get a very impressive 40 miles with this combination of battery and motor.
The Purion display is easy to use, and gives quick access to the motor’s four levels of assistance – eco, tour, sport and turbo, while also displaying speed, battery life, trip or total distance and of course range. The Purion combines your display with the controller, giving a neat finish to the handle bars.
The frame of the bike really stands out amongst the competition of other commuter bikers. Not only is it gorgeous, it’s packed with features to make it easily adjustable, without complicating the ride and very good components.
The gears are Shimano Nexus 7-speed Hub – ideal for electric folding bikes as you get a good range from lowest to highest, but compact and requiring less maintenance. The brakes are Shimano hydraulic disc giving you confidence in the stopping power.
The seatpost system utilises a unique telescopic system, which very unusually for a folding bike means the bike can accommodate someone up to 6′ 5″. The rear rack can carry up to 27 Kg and will accomodate a child seat. The Tern Vektron P7i rolls on Schwalbe Big Apple tyres, which have a great amount of grip, and smooth out even rough, bumpy roads and have puncture protection. These tyres ensure a comfortable yet firm ride and comfort is further enhanced by the padded saddle and the ergonomic grips. It also has a unique adjustable stem to that you can adjust the handle bars exactly as you want them.
Built for the Commuter
Folding the bike is simple and well thought out. The clasps are easy to open and close but everything about them is reassuringly solid. The front wheel folds back and is held in place by a magnet and a strap. The handle bar is also held in place with a strap. Finally the right side pedal is quick release and slots into a housing at the back of the saddle.
This is a truly beautiful folding bike that is manufactured with every aspect of the commute in mind. It’s easy to fold, equipped with a powerful and reliable motor, and feels smooth and comfortable to ride.
Finally, size: as with many folding bikes the wheel size is 20″ and because of the telescopic seatpost and the adjustable, telescopic stem the bike is suitable for anyone from 4′ 10″ to 6′ 5″!
If you’re thinking of a quality electric bike, that also happens to fold, come and see us soon.