3kg heavier? that must be a very special chainring.
I guess the weight difference comes from the wheels and possibly the frame.
Besides the weight and the chainring, the price also differs.
Hence the thread.
According to NYCe, the weight different is 3 lbs, not 3 Kg (6.6 lbs) - 11 Kg vs 9.7 Kg.
3 lbs won't make a big difference riding (remember, you're going to be on the bike); it will make a difference when carrying the bike. More expensive components may make the more expensive bike nicer to ride (but for the most part, the cheaper Tern seems reasonable enough).
If it were me, I'd do the 20 speed and save $500.
Thanks for the input.
If someone's riding an X10, could you explain what this means?
(source)But when you fold it, you will need a hex wrench to free its handlebar. Unlike the conventional handlebar latch, this one keeps in firmly in place and yields a really solid ride.Most high-end Terns would feature a VRO synthace handlebar, but this impedes folding if you require a compact and fast action on the go. It's a little price to pay for performance, but when you are used to it, its not a hassle.
Here's the (un)folding instructions from Tern (see picture 6).
Does it mean that the X? series requires using an hex wrench every time we need to fold/unfold the bike, or is it just to adjust the handlebar while riding?
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Thanks for the clarification.