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The GSD is designed to carry two kids, a week’s worth of groceries, or 400 lbs of cargo, but it’s only 6 feet long—the same length as a standard ebike. With Tern’s best-in-class folding technology, it packs down small enough to fit on a train or in an urban apartment. Plus, it adjusts to fit riders from 4-8″ to 6′ 4″—so the whole family can all share it. Despite everything it can haul, the GSD is actually the same length as a regular ebike, so it fits anywhere a standard ebike can. But there are lots of places a standard ebike doesn’t fit. That’s why it’s designed to pack down to 1/3rd its volume in only 10 seconds. That means you can store your utility bike in your urban apartment, fit it in the elevator, or stash it on a train or bus rack.
Riding with kids? Uphill? (Both ways, in the rain?) No problem. The GSD is one of the few bikes equipped with Bosch’s latest Dual-Battery technology. You can connect up to two batteries for a range of over 250km. Tour from dusk to dawn, load it up with kids and cargo, or commute for weeks on a single charge.
Cargo Hold Panniers
Think of the Cargo Hold panniers as a trunk for your bike. Keep your lock, rain jacket, and tool kit inside so they’re always ready. And then load them up with a week’s worth of groceries, or a tent, balance bike, cooler and toys for a weekend trip to the park. Use the lid when it’s raining or roll it up and out of the way when you’ve got extra large stuff to carry.
Thule Maxi child seats are the best in the business. The GSD is designed to fit two, with plenty of foot clearance for the rider. No special adapters needed.
Cargo bikes are most useful in cities but they’re also harder to manage and store in small apartments and offices. Most people don’t have space for a cargo bike. The GSD is designed to fit small elevators, so you can keep it indoors and the rack lets the bike stand vertically, for compact and stable storage:
More reasons to love this bike
The GSD features a relaxed geometry that puts the rider in an upright, comfortable position. Swept back handlebars and ergonomic grips take a lot of stress off the neck, shoulders, and wrists. You’re also able to see and be seen over the tops of most cars, which is a great benefit in traffic. Tern uses dependable cutting-edge mountain bike technology to make the GSD superlatively strong. Magura 4 piston disc brakes, custom 62 mm Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires, Boost thru-axle hubs, and custom 36 mm wide double-joined rims, provide the rock-solid foundation for a bike spec’d to carry 180 kg.
And getting it on and off the train is a breeze. Note that I’m still holding my coffee: