Tern’s Smallest Folding Bike To Date

Tern’s BYB P10 is an ultra-compact bicycle able to fit in the smallest of spaces. The urban transportation specialists Tern have achieved production of their smallest folding bike yet by using their patented TriFold frame design making use of two hinges, and the unit measures only 33 x 80 x 50 cm (13.0" x 31.5" x 19.7").

Tern Team Captain Josh Jon said: "In folding bike design, the challenge is always to create something that folds usefully small, but also something you actually want to ride. There are many bikes out there that fold, but are cumbersome and hard to move. And in other cases, there are bikes that use small wheels to fold really small, but the ride quality is so compromised that you don't want to ride them for any significant distance. The BYB gets the mix right with larger 20" wheels and an incredibly stiff frame that shrinks to a tiny size in a few easy steps."

The BYB is designed to handle the day-to-day use of being knocked around and thrown into tight spaces, the small and slim bike is rock solid with its DoubleDeck frame and secure locking hinges. The ride is smooth and comfortable using an Andros stem that’s easily adjustable to suit different rider sizes (147 - 195cm / 4’10” – 6’5”).

While the BYB P10, as standard, doesn’t have “commuter-focused” features like fenders, racks, and chainguards, it uses a Shimano 1x10 drivetrain and fast-rolling Schwalbe Kojak tires to provide a sportier ride. Combined, without the kickstand, it weighs in at 11.8kg, 17% lighter than a fully equipped P8 model.

Those looking to add more carry capacity to the BYB P10, however, could do so with additional front and rear after-market rack options. The slim and sturdy Pack Rack - a frame-mounted rack - carries up to 15kg (33.1 lb) and even doubles as a comfortable handle for trolleying the BYB.

Additionally, Tern provides the Metro Transit Rack which holds up to 20kg (44lb) and it can easily fit two Ortlieb Sport Roller panniers. This rack also enables the BYB P10 to stand up vertically when folded and it is equipped with smooth spinner wheels that make maneuvering in tight spaces easy.

The BYB P10 is available from $1,699/€1,599 with prices varying from region to region. Asian customers can expect arrivals at shops in the summer of 2023.