Delivery van, school bus, gym, taxi - this bike wears all those hats. The genius of the GSD range is that it is a heavy-duty bike with a high load carrying capacity that retains the footprint of a regular bike. With the foldable handlebars, it is easy to store and will even fit into the back of an estate car.
Gutsy, Stable and Durable
We're not actually sure what GSD stands for, but gutsy, stable and durable are good words to describe the GSD S10 LX. The 'gutsy' Bosch Cargo Line motor delivers 85nm torque right when you need it - especially welcome if you take full advantage of its 200kg max gross vehicle weight capacity. The bike's weight is carried low in the frame on top of relatively wide tyres, so it always feels very stable. The supporting components are super tough too: the Atlas lockstand, rear rack, Shimano gears and Magura brakes are all designed for durability.
Optional Add ons
The Tern GSD bikes have the capacity to add on several bits and pieces that you might find useful. For example, the Thule Yepp child seats can be fitted in a pair on the rear rack with no adaptor plates required. For slightly bigger children, the Clubhouse seat is available which will also fit two children (see pics below). You can even add a second battery to create an extra large 'fuel tank' to go for double the distance at a time.
Summary: An electric cargo bike at this quality for under £5000 is a great investment, especially when you consider how cheap it is to run an electric bike over a car.
Bosch® Cargo Line Motor provides up to 85 Nm of torque and 400% support
Bosch dual-battery system (400/900 Wh) for a range of up to 195 km (121 mi)
Shimano® Deore 1 × 10-speed hub for smooth, efficient shifting
Super tough Atlas Lockstand™ auto-locks when engaged—just press a button on the handlebars to unlock
Heavy-duty frame-integrated rear rack and integrated lower decks
Powerful and responsive Magura® MT5 eSTOP 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes
Always-on RearStop™ Brake Light helps you safely signal stops
Upgraded Atlas Wheels with custom CNC machined hubs for extra strength and durability
180kg cargo capacity
is ample for carrying kids, groceries or luggage
Standard bike length
for easy storage and maneuverability
One size fits all
with easy adjustments to fit riders 150-195cm tall
Can carry 2 child seats
so all the family can join the fun
Key Electric Features:
Bosch Cargo Line
External behind seat tube
About the Tern brand
Tern is a very modern brand which was born as an off-shoot of the Dahon bicycle brand which you may be familiar with. Tern has taken its inspiration from the Arctic Tern - a small bird which is capable of travelling extremely large distances. Its bikes have the same capability. They're compact bikes - and though they wouldn't be described as 'lightweight' - they do store away easily, pack into cars well and have enough power to go as far as any full size electric bike.
We like the way they are set up to be utility vehicles, capable of carrying large amounts of cargo or children on the back., The wheels are nice and wide for comfort and traction and yes, believe the hype, we have had customers who have bought Tern bikes and then have been able to sell their cars!
Full spec and description to come but here are some highlights...