GSD Gen 1
Enormously Useful. Surprisingly Small.
The GSD is designed to carry two kids, a week’s worth of groceries, or 180 kg of cargo, but it’s only 180 cm long—the same length as a standard bike. With Tern’s best-in-class folding technology, it packs down small enough to fit in a VW Touran or an urban apartment. Plus, it adjusts to fit riders from 150 – 195 cm—so mom, dad and the kids can all share it.
[The] GSD is already one of the best cargo bikes on the market. But with the addition of the Storm Shield, which provides an impressive layer of protection for passengers on the rear rack, you may be tempted to ride right into the eye of the storm, come hell or high water.
'We like the practical and ecological aspect of the bike, and the GSD allows us to carry everything we need,' says one of the nurses.
The Tern GSD S10 is the minivan of e-bikes. It’s built to carry two kids plus groceries and can handle up to 440 pounds, making it a hauling heavy hitter.
Roadworthy additions on the LX and R14 models include a high-/low-beam headlight and, on all models, an always-on brake light that intensifies when you squeeze the Magura MT5 eStop levers.
This is probably our favorite e-bike here at eBikeTips, and it's a bike that can easily replace a car for many people.
With the GSD S10, anyone and everyone can really get going right away and need not fear getting into awkward situations, such as cumbersome turning maneuvers due to an unusually large turning circle.
Bicycling Magazine Newsletter
The Tern GSD is funny-looking. But use it once, and in short order, you’ll realized its brilliance. Notice I said, “use it” instead of “ride it.” [...] The GSD is a tool, an appliance, a life accessory. It could replace a car for, I’d estimate, over 90-percent of my day-to-day needs.