An e-bike that quite beautifully bridges the gap between it's big brother Tern GSD cargo bike and the folding e-bikes beloved of city dwellers.
The HSD has 20" wheels so it's as small as many folding bikes, and while the frame doesn't fold, the handlebars do, and the seatpost collapses down. The rear rack is as large as the GSD's so will take a child seat, large panniers, a seat pad or even a special rear carrier tray.
All of this e-bikes components are of top quality too, with a Bosch Active Line Plus motor, Shimano disc brakes and Shimano 9-speed gearset.
Just like the GSD, the HSD has an agile feel to it, which might surprise anyone looking only at photos of it.
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!