Innovations

The BERNDS toothed-belt drive

Simplicity

Toothed belt drive

Never oil a chain again!

We use the new carbon-reinforced GATES toothed belt - no oil or grease, long-lasting and stands up to power surges.
You can combine our toothed-belt drive with all commonly available hub gears.

The BERNDS folding seatpost

No more adjusting the saddle after folding the bike!

Folding seat post

Unique:

With our folding seatpost, even after unfolding, the saddle position remains unaltered.
No more annoying time-wasting while you adjust the saddle.
What's more, we use standard-sized parts so that you can use the most suitable seatpost.

The BERNDS handlebar stem clamp

Three-fold safe and flexible

Handsbar stemp clamp

Owing to our handlebar stem clamp, the handlebars and the stem adjustment remain unaltered even after folding!
You can mount any handlebar shape the way you want and always fold it in without difficulty.

The BERNDS tandem hinge

Compact and robust

Tandem hinge

Our BERNDS-Folding Tandem Lowstep has the only hinged joint in our range:
unique because of its interlocking blades and particularly robust and safe.
Consequently, the Lowstep tandem fits in the boot of a VW Golf - without even folding the rear seat down!

The BERNDS suspension block

Efficient and maintenance-free

Suspension block

Why make it heavy and complicated, if you can make it light and simple? We build our tried and tested, maintenance-free spring and damper block into all BERNDS bikes. The rubber-based material has ideal characteristics: high self-damping properties and constant suspension characteristics!

The BERNDS mudguard stays

Flexible and with style

Mudguard stays

Just a small BERNDS detail - but it shows our love of perfection:
We have bent our mudguard stays because that way they are especially flexible and stable - and they look elegant into the bargain.

The BERNDS rear sub-frame

Changing the chain without tools

Rear sub-frame

Our BERNDS rear sub-frame is open on the chain side. This method of construction which is also used on motorcycles not only looks good, when it comes to cleaning or a repair, it has a priceless advantage:

you can take the chain off all in one piece without undoing it.

The BERNDS headset construction

safe AND adaptable

Headset construction

Our headset ingeniously combines the advantages of the Ahead method of construction with those of a classic bolted headset.

The BERNDS folding technique

Simple, quick - and safe!

Folding technique

SIMPLE: only 4 steps - the "Usability" test winner!
QUICK: Fold it up or unfold it in just 10 seconds - without adjusting the handlebars or saddle!
SAFE: Even before the quick-release catches are closed, everything is in its right place- no catches have load-bearing functions

The BERNDS cables

extremely reliable

Cabling

Particularly with folding bikes all cables are subject to special loads.

The BERNDS brake booster

always fits, always ready.

Brake booster

For all those who like just that bit more responsiveness:
we have specially developed a modified booster for the hydraulic rim brake (HS33)!

Our front brake …

is placed BEHIND the forks.

Front brake

BERNDS has done some extra thinking on the matter:
When being applied, the front brake is pressed between the forks and is held firmly in place. As a result it doesn't squeak and is easier to modulate and adjust.

The BERNDS rear light bracket

Simple and ingenious

Rear light bracket

One of the little details which make all the difference:
our patented rear light bracket made of spring steel ensures secure and simple mounting of the rear light - even if you happen to be out riding without mudguards or luggage rack, you will still be safe in traffic.

Our innovations at a glance

The BERNDS handlebar stem clamp

28.08.2009 12:21 by Carsten Mombre

Three-fold safe and flexible

Handsbar stemp clamp
Lenkerfixierung

 

The BERNDS push-fit construction with flexible handlebar mounting offers several advantages: 

  • you can use very different handlebar shapes – simple and functional Moon handlebars, curved touring handlebars or racing handlebars. Due to the flexible mounting, all handlebar shapes can be optimally folded in and fixed in the best position for each one.
  • Security against incorrect use: Even if in fact the locking lever was not tight, the handlebars could not simply come loose and you could still steer because of the built-in twist-lock.
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