The GSD is a utility ebike that packs an impressive amount of functionality into its squat, compact frame. From head to tail, the GSD is the same length as a standard bicycle, but thanks to its smaller tires and robust frame, it has a carrying capacity of 400 pounds (180 kilograms). Owners can stash goods on an optional front rack which the GSD already has integrated mounting points for, or on the rear rack that comes on the GSD from the factory.
The company has an array of accessories that let owners bolt, snap, stretch, and clip-on dozens of accessories to build up the bike that suits their lifestyle. Bolt-on racks and bags for maximum cargo-hauling capabilities or clip on a few Yepp Maxi seats and chuck the kids onto the back for a family getaway to the park with all the necessities for a day at the beach. It’s not hard to imagine grabbing a pair of GSDs and heading out for a week of touring with the family, kids and all.
The rear Clubhouse addition on the GSD was designed brilliantly to allow the bike to be stored vertically, on its tail. This allows riders to stash the GSD in a far more compact corner of the garage, house or hallway than it would otherwise require.
Tern chose Bosch’s Performance Line CS motor and paired it with a 400 Wh or 500 Wh battery. A second battery slot was built in to allow for touring, longer commutes, heavier loads and the like, enabling a range of up to 200 kilometres (124 miles) per dual charge.
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#terngsd The Electrified Tern GSD Utility Bike Can Haul 400 Pounds Of People & Gear
The folks over at Tern have built a number of bikes and ebikes that enable more people to spend more time on bikes, thanks to the unique functionality they pack under the hood. They brought a fully loaded Tern GSD over for us to run through the paces for a few weeks so naturally, we obliged. We took the GSD out on the town on long commutes, beach rides, hauling the kids around town, and fully-loaded trips to the store. In every circumstance, the GSD performed admirably, even asking for more as our weary legs were increasingly augmented by the battery and mid-frame mounted motor.