The Tern GSD from Lug & Carrie

May 18, 2020

The Tern GSD from Lug & Carrie

Subscriptions starting at $57/week

The Tern GSD: The GSD stands for 'Get Stuff Done', and this bike lives up to its name.

Keep reading to find out everything that's great about the Tern GSD.

Dad and two kids on at the market with the Tern GSD
Tern GSD at the market

The Tern GSD can replace your car

No really, it can.

We like to think of the GSD as the family car, one that you’re actually proud to be caught in.

The Tern GSD has an overall load capacity of 180kg, so is able to carry just about anything you would want to stow in the 68 litre panniers, stack on the shortbed tray, or stow in the front rack. 

Got kids? The GSD has room for two Thule Yepp Maxi childseats. And they are so easy to install that you’ll be mad at your car.

Need to grab groceries? Add a couple of the Cargo Hold Panniers and ride home with your weekly shop. 

What else? Try bags of soil, trays of plants and a spade for digging. The options are endless. 

The GSD is equipped with a powerful Bosch electric pedal assist motor that makes hauling all your stuff easy. It gives you a smooth extra push when you’re fully loaded and the light turns green.

What the Reviewers Say

“The Tern’s power and [180-kilogram] capacity make it as useful as a small truck.”- Bicycling Magazine, who awarded The Tern GSD 2018 Gear of the Year
“Park the car, Tern has thought of nearly everything on the GSD. For urban, everyday utility it’s close to perfect.” - Bike Radar
woman and child smiling while riding a blue Tern GSD

Hauls like a ute. Doesn’t ride like one.

With all its muscle, you might be tempted to think that the Tern GSD would be a big bike that’s rough around the edges and hard to handle. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The GSD accomplishes the feat of being stout but smooth through smart design.

The Tern GSD is the same length as a regular bicycle, but has a longer wheelbase, which keeps it stable. Smaller wheels give it a low centre of gravity, and a low step through height means you can easily balance the bike when it's loaded.

image comparing the size of the Tern GSD to a normal bicycle

The combination of these smart elements makes for an e-bike that’s comfortable, easy and fun to ride, even when it is working hard.

Everyone in the family is going to want a turn riding the GSD, not to mention the parents in your mother’s group, and some admiring onlookers at the shops. Luckily, they all can - if you let them.

The Tern GSD was built to be extremely flexible in terms of who can ride it. The bike has handlebars and a seat which, when adjusted, accommodate any rider from 150-195cm tall. 

What the Reviewers Say

“Brilliantly simple, amazing range, stable and enjoyable ride.” - Cycling Plus Magazine
“Tern’s GSD doesn’t come in a range of sizes, but what it does have is a giant range of adjustability. Instead of ‘one-size fits all’ being a joke, it’s actually an accurate statement with the GSD.” - Bike Radar

a picture of the Tern GSD

Solidly Built. Thoughtfully detailed.

To the solidly built frame, Tern has added top quality components from bottom to top. 

The electrics are by Bosch, who produce some of the best e-bike motors and batteries in the world. This shows in a performance that is so smooth and comfortable you’ll forget it is there until you are passing people going uphill. 

The battery charges easily and quickly, and can charge fully in around 4 hours. A full charge will last for up to 110km of riding, depending on how much pedal assistance you are using. That’s enough to get you back and forth to school drop off for a week.

First rate, all-condition tyres, hydraulic disc brakes that’ll work well no matter the conditions, and accessories like mudguards and built-in lights complete the package on the GSD.

Lug & Carrie has a range of other accessories available to add to a subscription, such as child seats, panniers, or racks, allowing you to equip the Tern to suit your lifestyle.

And then there are the little things. Even though the Tern is built tough, it has been designed to stand on end so you can fit it into the elevator at work, or to store it indoors at home.

What the Reviewers Say

“The Tern GSD is, without a doubt, the most useful bike I’ve ever ridden and there’s a hole in my life now I’ve had to give it back.” - eBikeTips, who named the Tern GSD their 2019/2020 cargo e-bike and overall electric bike of the year

The Tern GSD in Action

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