The BERNDS tandem hinge
27.08.2009 09:24 by Carsten Mombre
Compact and robust
All BERNDS-Folding bikes stand out due to their hingeless frames. All of them?
Not quite: in order to be able to fold the BERNDS-Foldingtandem Lowstep to ultra-small size, we have built a very special hinge joint.
We have more than compensated for the basic disadvantages of a hinge by using a very solid, mechanically highly-resilient design with an array of interlocking blades.
On a tandem the necessary extra weight can just about be put up with.
Because the result is: the BERNDS-Foldingtandem Lowstep becomes so compact that it fits in the boot of a VW Golf.
You don't even have to fold the rear seat down!