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Is Tern Joe D24 has a sturdy enough frame?

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Old 06-12-18, 12:52 AM
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Is Tern Joe D24 has a sturdy enough frame?

I see it uses this very unsettling design approach placing folding mechanism at the bearing beam of bike's frame. And unlike Dahon's Espresso bike, it doesn't have an additional supporting beam which would inhibit part of the torque tearing the frame at this weak spot apart.

Is this bike really fit for something except riding on a good pavement? Like, what about some non-aggressive off-road rides, some bunny hops over a curb or two? Especially if rider has ~85kg in him?
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Old 06-12-18, 06:51 AM
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The D24 is a road bike so I would say no. You can get a Montague Paratrooper Express for about the same price though which is made for more rugged style riding. The components are low end but still seems a capable bike and you can always upgrade stuff. or get a higher end Paratrooper or a ChangeBike if your budget allows.

https://www.montaguebikes.com/produc...ooper-express/
https://flatbike.com/product/612/
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You've answered your own question in two threads now. No, fold-in-half bikes are not built to take huge downward forces on the hinge. You can ride any terrain you want with the wheels on the ground, but bunny hops and jumps aren't going to work.
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Is this bike really fit for something except riding on a good pavement? Like, what about some non-aggressive off-road rides, some bunny hops over a curb or two? Especially if rider has ~85kg in him?
I think any bike well designed should be able to handle non-aggression off-road, if you use reasonable judgement.
Heck, I think my commute is as hard on the bike as some single track riding.
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I have the TernJoeP24, and I use it on light trails, gravel, and hard packed dirt. It's a strong bike. I do go off curbs, and it's handled it fantastically.

Now, for the BUT. But it's NOT good for bunny hopping, popping wheelies, jumps, and real rough riding. Neither is the Dahon you asked about. And the TernJoeP24, IMO, YMMV, is the tougher bike.

If you want a tough, MILITARY developed bike, get the Montague Paratrooper/Paratrooper Pro. Don't debate,...it's solid. And the company stands behind what they make 100%.
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I want to do the GDMBR on a Change bike.
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I did a bunch of the Blue Trails at the SingleTracks Of Rockland in Madison CT this past weekend on my ChangeBike 612. Handled it no problem. I ride it down stairs, up and over cement blocks, and jump off the same 2 foot high wall at the boat launch near my house all the time. In my experience It rides like any other hard tail. (My riding background is mostly bmx).
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Where did you buy the Change?
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Where did you buy the Change?
All the information is in this thread: I just got a ChangeBike
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Correct. that thread has the info. I got it from flatbike.
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Old 07-02-18, 08:36 AM
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Hey, guys. I'm terribly sorry, as this topic didn't attract immediate answers back then, I stopped checking on it, and then completely forgot about it..
In the end, after a lot of considerations, I decided to buy a bike from Montague, but not Paratrooper (it was hard to get a decent one (not Express, for sure) around here, and I saw a lot of objections against using an MTB in the city environment), but one of their pavement bikes (the Navigator). It offers a similar-working folding mechanism, and I really hope the frame will be about as sturdy as frame of their MTB bikes too, and won't crack after a bunny hop, or two
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All depends on your skills at getting the landing right.. Every Time..
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Great bike! Even if this is more of a sales pitch, it does show how good the bike is. And Conner is a pretty solid reviewer,...
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