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    I didn't found any sub-forum/thread about it....

    Hi,
    How are you?

    I could not found any sub-forum for Folding bicycles.
    So hope it's fine to post here in this case.

    I have a Tern C7 - the 'basic' starting model.

    I want to improve braking quality.
    Thought maybe to buy a nice qualityu calipers and mayby levers and replave them with the factory ones came from Tern.

    Can you please help by giving me some ideas of what to buy (eBay prefered).

    Thank you very much!

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    Kool Stop brake pads and Avid Speed Dial 7 levers should be an improvement.
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    It's fine. Don't try to categorize everything. Except e-bikes, those fall firmly into the "suck" category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiretracks View Post
    Kool Stop brake pads and Avid Speed Dial 7 levers should be an improvement.
    Hi,
    Thank you!
    But what about a quality calipers?

    Oh @Procter you're so funny! So nice of you and I so grateful for you kindness.

    So aside from - would be gr8 to have recommend/s for calipers.

    Thank again.

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    Avid single digit are decent v-brakes for reasonable prices. Or Shimano XT.

    To be honest, at this point, rim brakes are not actively being developed or experiencing significant design improvements since the entire industry went to disc brakes 15 years ago. There are some high end CX models still available but they are probably frozen in time as of 2013 or so.

    So, any decent MTB rim brake from Shimano, Avid.

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    Hi Procter,
    Thanks very much for your help!
    i assuming that the brake callipers are important too.
    So, can you plz recommended of good callipers too?

    ** Is it possible using ROAD callipers, I found these:
    For example:
    Shimano Tiagra BR-4600
    Miche Performance
    TEKTRO R340
    A Generic pair

    Or maybe these are "overkill" for such a simple bicycle I have?

    Thanks very much!

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    Looking at the pics of your bike here:

    | Tern Folding Bikes | United States

    Road calipers won't fit your tires, and definitely won't fit with those fenders.

    In fact, those Avid Single Digit or Shimano XT might have trouble clearing the fender too - hard to know until you have them in hand. I would buy from someone who accepts returns, or take the bike to a bike shop - you know whatever they order for you will fit or they will return it.

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    OK
    But with levers - it not a problem at all, right?
    Will consult about it with Tern.
    Tnx!

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    Nope levers are levers, should be fine

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    Got it.
    Hate Tern... It is not the first time I contacting them and it take them few days! More like 4 days.
    Thank you!

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    shaby- you will not find much discussion about folding bikes on here because MTBR stands for MounTain Bike Review. I think there are a few folding mountain bikes, but 99% of the discussion on this forum is about mountain biking. you might find something helpful in the Commuting forum. otherwise, it looks like you already found the folding bikes forum on bikeforums.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    shaby- you will not find much discussion about folding bikes on here because MTBR stands for MounTain Bike Review. I think there are a few folding mountain bikes, but 99% of the discussion on this forum is about mountain biking. you might find something helpful in the Commuting forum. otherwise, it looks like you already found the folding bikes forum on bikeforums.net
    Be careful. You might rile up some of the characters who smash around on those "Hummer" things and we will never be able shut them up.

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    Got you @mack_turtle
    @big_papa_nuts, I could not understood what stands behind your replay (;
    Thanks

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    there is a Hummer-branded folding mountain bike that is thoroughly ridiculous, but people who ride them are militant about the fact that they are the best mountain bike ever! I got into an argument with one such character once and regretted it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiretracks View Post
    Kool Stop brake pads and Avid Speed Dial 7 levers should be an improvement.
    this. first change the brake pads to kool stops. If that doesn't solve your issues change the levers.

    exactly how are you not liking your brakes. are they not braking well when dry and wet? also the sub for this qeustion is the brakes subforum.

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    Just an Observation...

    Just hanging out since 2008 and about half of those posts are in this one thread.

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    A bad day of cycling is better than a good day at work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Just hanging out since 2008 and about half of those posts are in this one thread.

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    He's got amazing willpower.
    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    He's got amazing willpower.
    If he does not easily submit to the requests or commands of others.
    A bad day of cycling is better than a good day at work

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    I expect this kind of behaviour from A jerks people.
    I did not expect that kind of...
    And from users with 5K and even 28K posts.
    Ugly behaviour.
    Shame on you.

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