When it comes to modern, urban life, we think the answer is a resounding yes. The Tern GSD range has been created to be the most useful electric bike around. With an extremely strong rear rack and the ability to add different carrying accessories, the GSD S00 can haul a maximum gross vehicle weight of 200kg. Whether you are carrying children, and an adult passenger or just the weekly shop, this bike can handle it.
Putting the fun in functional
It's definitely the case on the Tern GSD that you buy one for its usefulness and keep it because it is enormous fun. There is something about e-bike with small wheels which really does make for a fun experience - maybe because it feels a bit like what cycling was like as a kid(?) Whatever the reason, riding the GSD is addictive and it won't come as any surprise that our GSD customers use their cars less and less.
The Bosch system is the best choice for this bike. You need a system that balances pure power with smooth riding. You certainly wouldn't want to have a jet engine style power system rattling you and your passengers around. The Bosch Cargo Line has the perfect mix.
The S00 is even more user-friendly thanks to the maintenance-free belt-drive and hub gears. Unlike a traditional, chain-based drivetrain you don't have to lubricate the belt drive.
200 kg (440 lb) Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight
Bosch® Cargo Line Motor provides up to 85 Nm of torque and 400% support
Bosch dual-battery system (500/1000 Wh) for a range of up to 206 km (128 mi)
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
Integrated Abus® Wheel Lock, keyed-alike with the battery
Upgraded Atlas Wheels with custom CNC machined hubs for extra strength and durability
Wide range of cargo- and passenger-carrying accessories Fits two Thule® Yepp Maxi seats, no adapters needed
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!