The Tern Vektron is a mean looking utility bike that has various functional and practical features as well as high performance components to make every commute and errand a breeze.
The S10 400 uses a 400W battery with a little more power storage whereas the S10 300 has a more economical 300W battery.
With a compact 20″ wheel and 2-point folding frameset, it will drop to 1/3 its original size to fit into elevators, on trains and buses, under your desk or in the boot of your car whilst retaining comfortable, efficient and nimble feel when assembled.
The seamless power-assist integration gives a considerable boost to your pedal stroke, getting you to those meetings extra early with plenty of time to whip up a brew. The battery will assist the bike for +30 miles on a single charge, and even if you choose not to use it there’s a 1×10 Shimano Deore drivetrain with plenty of gear range. Another useful feature is the battery powered lights for 24 hour visibility.
The high volume city tyres combined with hydraulic disc brakes provide ultimate control on the tarmac and the 20″ diameter allows agile filtering and negotiating, because who wants to be stuck behind 3 taxis and a bus on a beast like this?
Frame and Forks
Frame: Tern Vektron Aluminium Folding, Motor/Battery Integration
Fork: Tern Tarsus 6061 Aluminium Hydroformed
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore 10-Speed
Cassette: Shimano HG500 10-Speed, 11-34T
Chain: KMC X10
Crankset: FSA Forged Alloy
Bottom Bracket: Motor Integrated, Sealed Unit
Shifters: Shimano Deore 10-Speed
Brakes: Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disc
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore Hydraulic
Rims: Kinetic Comp Alloy Disc, 20″
Hubs: Shimano Disc, Centrelock, Cup/Cone Bearings
Spokes: Stainless Steel
Tyres: Schwalbe Big Apple, 55-406 (20×2.15″) Puncture Protect, Reflective Sidewall
Handlebar: Kinetic Comp 6061 Butted Alloy
Grips: Velo Ergonomic Lock on
Headset: Sealed Cartridge
Stem: Tern Physis 3D Forged Alloy Adjustable
Seatpost: Tern Telescopic 2014 Alloy
Saddle: Tern Porter+ Gel Padded
Pedals: LiteForm Quick Release, Alloy Body, Clips to saddle when removed
OCL+™ FRAME JOINT
ROBUST FOLDING TECHNOLOGY
A heavy-duty update to our iconic OCL frame hinge, the OCL+ is built to exceed ISO 4210 and EN 15194 testing requirements. Leveraging the hinge design of the long-tail Tern Cargo Node, the OCL+ features a single-shaft design, advanced welding techniques, and robust gussets, so it stays stiff and strong during even the fastest commutes.
ADJUST TO FIT
The Andros is our patented adjustable stem that lets you set your handlebars where you want—no tools, no fuss. In just seconds, you can set your riding position to long and low in a tough headwind, or upright and comfy for riding around town. You decide how you want to ride and the Andros makes your bike fit.
CARRY YOUR BIKE COMFORTABLY
We reengineered the underside of the age-old bike saddle into a comfortable grip and shoulder pad. Up top, the dual-density construction and gel cushioning will keep you comfortable on the road, and the impeccably finished vacuum construction makes the saddle waterproof and easy-to-clean. Down below, the GripPad™ on the underside of the saddle lets you grip the saddle nose with comfortable confidence when your rolling your folded bike.
SHIMANO DEORE HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES
STOP ON DEMAND
Leveraging technology that’s been working successfully on motorcycles for decades, these brakes will bring you to a confident stop—even in rain, snow, or mud. All it takes is the gentle pull of just two fingers. The caliper design is both ridged and durable, and the non-corrosive mineral oil brake fluid is gentler on the environment than most hydraulic brake fluids.
BOSCH ACTIVE DRIVE UNIT
Adapted from Bosch’s German-engineered automotive applications, the Active Drive Unit can take you up to 25 km per hour (20 mph in the U.S.) and operates dependably—day in and day out. Its high-performance electronics, whisper-quiet operation, and low-levels of vibration are remarkable—especially given the lightweight, ergonomic design.
BOSCH POWERPACK BATTERY
This impressive high-energy, high-power cell clips on and off your bike. The best-in-class design charges fast and lets you ride longer and further between charges. You’ll be impressed by its long lifespan, light weight, and ease of charging. Select from 300, 400 and 500 Wh variants and forget about range anxiety.
BOSCH PURION CONTROL PANEL
COMPACT CONTROL CENTER
The on-board computer lets you switch between five different riding modes, and feeds you handy information like speed, battery level, and distance. It optimizes shifting actions and constantly updates you on the remaining range, just like a typical German car. Best of all, it’s now more compact and robust than ever.
VALO™ DIRECT LIGHT
Our 41 lux, 150 lumen Valo Direct lights up your ride without adding the drag or weight of a dynamo. It’s engineered to sit inside the handlebar stem, where it’s safe from knocks, bumps, and theft. That means it’s protected while folding, and optimally positioned to give you the most light.
Op zoek naar een e-vouwfiets voor de camper? De Vektron-lijn van Tern is aangevuld met drie nieuwe modellen: met Boschaandrijving, een ander frame en robuust bagagerek waar de Bucketload-fietstas op past. Zo heb je meer comfort, minder gewicht en geluid en houd je de compacte vouweigenschappen. (…)
[Looking for an e-folding bike for the camper? The Vektron line from Tern has three new models: with a Bosch motor, an updated frame and a robust rack that fits the Bucketload Pannier. So you have more comfort, less weight and the maximum benefit of compact folding properties. (…)”]
It’s an e-bike with the charm of a country rider but with the wit of a city-engineered 2-wheel wonder.
It’s well thought out, and comes with just about everything you’d need, besides bags, for a solid commuting bike.
This is hands down the best folding bike I have ridden.
La Vektron S10 es el Nuevo buque insignia de Tern; el nivel de calidad de cada detalle es para estar orgulloso.
[The Vektron S10 is the new flagship of Tern; the quality of every single detail is to be proud of the result.]
Excellent performance and a tidy fold make this a very usable electric bike for mixed commuting
Tern has hit this one out of the park […] one of the most impressive folding bikes we’ve ridden.
Das Vektron damit ideale Voraussetzungen für Berufspendler, deren Arbeitsweg neben einer Zugfahrt auch eine längere Radstrecke umfasst.
[The Vektron is an ideal choice for urban commuters, whose way to work includes a longer cycle route or train journey.]
Das Vektron kann richtig was!
[The Vektron is a game changer!]
Ultimately, the Vektron satisfies more than just the folding ebike scenario. It truly rides more like a full sized bicycle.
1 x 10
EU: 21.8 kg (48.1 lb); US: 22.2 kg (48.9 lb)
41 x 86 x 65 cm (16.1″ x 33.9″ x 25.6″)
30″ – 93″ (2.40 – 7.43 m)
DISTANCE: SEATPOST TO HANDLEBAR:
Min. 630 mm (24.8″) Max: 690 mm (27.2″)
DISTANCE: SADDLE TO PEDAL:
Min. 740 mm (29.1″) Max: 1140 mm (44.9″)
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT:
147 – 195 cm (4’10” – 6’5″)
MAX LOAD WEIGHT:
105 kg (230 lb)
Tern Vektron, hydroformed 7005-Al, 3 patented technologies
Tern Tarsus, 6061-Al, hydroformed
Tern Physis 3D, 3D forged, 5 patented technologies
Tern Andros, adjustable, forged construction, patented technology
Flux Pro, angular contact bearings, Physis integrated
Kinetix Comp, double-butted 6061-Al
Tern Porter+, patented GripPad design, PrimeGel padding
Tern Telescopic, 2014-Al, 2 pc.
Shimano Deore, hydraulic disc
Shimano Deore, hydraulic disc
Shimano Deore, hydraulic disc
BRAKE CABLE & HOUSING:
SPOKES AND NIPPLES:
Kinetix Comp, for disc
Schwalbe Big Apple, 55-406, puncture protection, Reflex
Shimano Deore, 1 x 10 spd
Shimano Deore Shadow
FSA for Bosch
Shimano 11-34T, 10 spd
10 spd, DHT for eBike, GST corrosion resistant coating
LiteForm QR, alloy body, QR right/standard left
Bosch Active, 36 V/250 W, max speed 25 kph (EU); max speed 20 mph (US)
Bosch 300 Wh (EU); Bosch 400 Wh (US)
Bosch Purion, 4 mode selectable, walk assist
up to 50 – 100 km (EU); up to 40 – 80 mi (US)
BELLS & WHISTLES
Rear mount, Pletscher design
Tern Valo Direct, integrated, 41 lux/150 lumens
Herrmans H-Trace, for eBike
SplashGuard, stainless hardware
Tern Cargo Rack