It's almost as though Tern, in developing the GSD, created a checklist of improvements over the current crop of cargo bikes, and then systematically went about making them a reality. Hence, the GSD.
Shorter in length and still able to carry a lot...check.
The GSD is the same length as a standard ebike, but can carry up to two passengers, 6 panniers, or a range of cargo.
Powerful motor with a week's worth of range...check.
The Bosch Performance Line motor is suitable to get you up the steepest hills, and the optional dual battery doubles your range to upwards of 100 miles per charge.
Ability to store inside for security...check.
The GSD can be compacted and stood upright on the rear rack, becoming a 6 foot tall tower of useful bicycle, conveniently parked out of the way in your home, garage, workplace or school.
Serious components for longevity, reliability & safety...check.
From motorbike style 4-piston brakes, to thru axle hubs, to super strong 20" wheels with custom oversized tires, to Shimano Deore shifters, this bike is designed to ride great and hold up.
Adjustable to fit riders of all sizes...check.
|Size||One frame size fits riders 4'11" - 6'5"|
|Fork||Tern GSD aluminum, 1.5" taper|
|Frame||Aluminum, OCL+ Frame Joint, Quadric Dropouts|
|Rims||Tern 36mm Atlas, heavy duty cargo wheel|
|Tire||Schwalbe Super Moto-X, 62-406, Green Guard|
|Hubs||Tern Atlas, Boost thru-axle|
|Seat||Tern GSD, with rear handle|
|Seat Post||Tern Telescope, Aluminum, 34.9 mm|
|Brake||Magura MT-5, hydraulic disc 180mm F & R|
|Transmission||Shimano Deore, 1x10 spd|
|Shifter||Shimano Deore Shadow+|
|Crankset||Tern GSD custom alloy|
|Chain||GST 10 spd, DHT for eBike|
|Pedals||Urban, sealed bearings, non-slip surface,|
|Gear Ratio||Rear: 11-36t|
|Handlebars||Tern Alloy Sweep, 27 degrees - Andros adapted|
|Stem||Tern Andros Adjustable (G2)|
|Grips||Ergon GC10, for swept bar|
|Headset||Flux Pro, angular contact bearings, Physis integrated|
|Stem||Tern Andros, adjustable, forged construction|
|Motor||Bosch Performance Line Drive|
|Power Pack||Bosch Powerpack 400 Std. (500Wh optional 2nd battery)|
|Console||Bosch Purion, 4 mode selectable|
|Ride Mode||Torque Sensed Pedal Assist w/ Walk Throttle|
|Max Range||50 miles (100 mi with 2nd battery)|
|Top Motor Assist Speed||20 mph|
|Front Light||Tern Valo, integrated, 41 lux/150 lumens|
|Rear Light||Herrmans H-Trace, for eBike|
|Fender||SplashGuard, stainless hardware|
|Frame Lock Mount||Rear wheel & front fork mounts for Abus Shield 5650|
|Rear Carry Rack||Integrated Cargo Rack|
|Weight Rating||400 lbs Rider + Cargo|
|Chain Guard||SKS Chainblade|
|Kickstand||Heavy-duty double stand, 80 kg capacity|