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Old 06-12-19, 08:14 AM
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Tern Luggage Truss V.1 vs. V.2

Has anyone used both the Tern Luggage truss 1 and truss 2? I only recently saw that a new version of the truss was available, and I have been considering getting the truss plus the Kanga Rack for my Tern Link D7i. Are there any reasons Tern redesigned the truss? Are there drawbacks to Truss version 1 that the new truss eliminates? I see they're both rated to hold the same weight, but I can't help but think the broad flat aluminum extrustions on Truss v. 1 are more sturdy than the thinner, rounded extrusions on Truss v. 2.

Any thoughts on these trusses?

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Old 06-12-19, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Robert.rbcnyc View Post
Has anyone used both the Tern Luggage truss 1 and truss 2? I only recently saw that a new version of the truss was available, and I have been considering getting the truss plus the Kanga Rack for my Tern Link D7i. Are there any reasons Tern redesigned the truss? Are there drawbacks to Truss version 1 that the new truss eliminates? I see they're both rated to hold the same weight, but I can't help but think the broad flat aluminum extrustions on Truss v. 1 are more sturdy than the thinner, rounded extrusions on Truss v. 2.

Any thoughts on these trusses?

Thank you.
they are bolth bad, as they hold the wheight high and off bikes gravity center.
there is some alternatives to hold cargo in front, i.e. brompton adapter
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Old 06-12-19, 11:55 AM
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I think the reason for the trusses is get the bag out of the way of the cables which stick out further on Dahons than the Brompton. Not as good design but better than nothing.
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I have the Mk1 truss and the Kanga rack on my Tern and find the combination excellent. Not as rock solid as the Brompton system but I’ve had no issues carrying stuff up to its weight limit. The only issue I’ve had is the Mk1 truss rubs the brake cable outers as the edges are quite sharp so I’ve wrapped my cable outers in some tape to protect them. The newer Mk2 truss shouldn’t do this as it’s round profile. Other than that I think it’s the same.
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Originally Posted by BromptonINrio View Post
they are both bad, as they hold the weight high and off bikes gravity center.
I've got the earlier edition and have had no issues with it. The bike has over 6,500 miles on it; mostly commuting, but several long rides including a Century. Steering is fine, though it's a little weird having the rack out front but not turning with the wheel.


Tern Verge S11i on a 37-mile loop.
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Originally Posted by BromptonINrio View Post
they are bolth bad, as they hold the wheight high and off bikes gravity center.
I have a Luggage Truss 2.0 and Kanga rack and wouldn't want the setup to be any lower than it already is. No problems with steering either. Its kinda weird not seeing the front wheel, but steering feels more solid and stable with the weight over the front wheel. This pic was taken during a 2 day 150km ride along the Shimanami Kaido route.
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Originally Posted by Robert.rbcnyc View Post
Are there drawbacks to Truss version 1 that the new truss eliminates? I see they're both rated to hold the same weight, but I can't help but think the broad flat aluminum extrustions on Truss v. 1 are more sturdy than the thinner, rounded extrusions on Truss v. 2.
I'm pretty sure the V2 is made out of steel, not aluminium, so is plenty strong enough. V1 has sharp edges, V2 has no sharp edges and is easier to route cables. If there's a breakage, it would be a bolt at the bolt on point to the frame rather than anywhere else, I suspect, so no real difference between the V1 and V2 in that regard.

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Old 06-14-19, 08:45 AM
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its ok to have many options and many tastes.

here what we have done to our luggage lug

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I don't know anything about folding bikes
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For the curious in the audience, here's what Tern's 2.0 truss looks like:


https://www.ternbicycles.com/jp/gear/472/luggage-truss
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Originally Posted by Winfried View Post
For the curious in the audience, here's what Tern's 2.0 truss looks like:


https://www.ternbicycles.com/jp/gear/472/luggage-truss
It looks shorter than the other one. True? That would be good.
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Thanks for your replies. I think the the issue of the sharp edges on the Luggage Truss 1 vs. the rounded edges on V. 2 satisfies my indecision as to which one I will consider buying.
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Maybe ask Bfold in NYC if they stock
both and if you can see them side by side.
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