The Tern GSD

Subscriptions starting at $57 week

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.

“Park the car, Tern has thought of nearly everything on the GSD. For urban, everyday utility it’s close to perfect.”
- Bike Radar

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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 Reviewers Say

“Park the car, Tern has thought of nearly everything on the GSD. For urban, everyday utility it’s close to perfect.”
- Bike Radar

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.

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 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

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 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

General Information

  • Weight
  • Max Rider Weight
  • Wheel Size20" Wheels
  • Speeds1x10
  • FOLDING SIZE173 x 40 x 83 cm (71" x 15.7" x 33”)
  • FRAME SIZEs181 cm (Total Length)
  • GEAR INCHES29" - 95" (2.31 - 7.57 m)
  • SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT150 - 195 cm (4'11" - 6'5")
  • Weight27.06 kg (59.66 lb) w/ 1 battery
  • Max Rider Weight120 kg. (264 lbs.)


  • Frame
  • Fork
  • FrameTern GSD, 7005-Al, patented MultiTruss design
  • ForkTern GSD, 1.5" Taper, Boost Thru-axle, 110 mm, 7005-AL


  • Handlepost
  • STEM
  • HandlepostTern Physis 3D (G2), 3D forged, 5 patented technologies, 12°, 290 mm
  • StemTern Andros (G2), adjustable, forged construction, patented technology
  • HeadsetTern Flux Pro Taper, 1.5", angular contact bearings, Physis integrated
  • HandlebarTern Sweep, 27 degrees, 6061-AL, Tern Andros adapted
  • GRIPS/BAR TAPEErgon GC10, for swept bar
  • SADDLETern GSD, with rear handle
  • SEATPOSTTern Telescope, 34.9 mm, 2014-AL


  • Front
  • Rear
  • Levers
  • FrontMagura MT5, 4-piston hydraulic disc, 180 mm rotor
  • RearMagura MT5, 4-piston hydraulic disc, 180 mm rotor
  • LeversMagura, hydraulic


  • Front Hub
  • Rear Hub
  • Spokes & Nipples
  • Rims
  • Tires
  • Front HubTern Atlas, Boost thru-axle
  • Rear HubTern Atlas, Boost thru-axle, Syntace X-12 standard, ebike reinforced design
  • Spokes & NipplesStainless steel, 13G
  • RimsTern Atlas, ultra wide 36 mm, dual reinforced joint
  • TiresTern x Schwalbe Super Moto-X, 62-406, Green Guard puncture protection, Reflex


  • Shifters
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Crankset
  • Cassette/Freewheel
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Chain
  • Pedals
  • ShiftersShimano Deore, 1 x 10 spd
  • Rear DerailleurShimano Deore Shadow+
  • CranksetTern GSD custom, forged 6061-AL DH crankarm
  • Cassette/FreewheelShimano 11-36T, 10 spd
  • Bottom BracketMotor integrated
  • Chain10 spd, DHT for eBike, GST corrosion resistant coating
  • PedalsUrban with non-slip surface, sealed bearings
  • SHIFTER CABLE & HOUSING:Jagwire LEX-SL, slick treatment, alloy ferrules


  • Motor
  • Battery
  • Display
  • Range
  • MotorBosch Performance, 36 V/250 W, max speed 25 kph (EU); max speed 20 mph (US), max torque 63 Nm
  • BatteryBosch Dual Battery system, 400wh/500wh/900wh
  • DisplayBosch Purion, 4 mode selectable, walk assist
  • Range400 Wh: 50-110 km (31-68 mi), 500 Wh: 60-140 km (37-87 mi), 900 Wh: 110-250 km (68-155 mi)

Bells & Whistles

  • BELL
  • RACK(S)
  • BELLAluminum
  • CHAINGUARDSKS Chainblade
  • KICKSTANDHeavy-duty double stand, 80 kg capacity
  • FRONT LIGHTTern Valo Direct, integrated, 41 lux/150 lumens
  • REAR LIGHTHerrmans H-Trace, for eBike
  • FENDERSSplashGuard, stainless hardware
  • RACK(S)Frame integrated, heavy duty design

As individual as your needs

Try something out, pay for them weekly, give them back or buy them outright.
View Accessories
$3 per week
Hauler Rack
Open-ended front rack, perfect for bulky gear. Bottle holder, crate, and champagne not included.
$4 per week
The Captain's Chair Bundle
The seat to accommodate a passenger in style. Bundle includes the seat, handlebars, and foot pegs. RRP $329
$4 per week
Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi
Lighter version of the Yepp Maxi child bike seat that fits perfectly with the Cargo Hold Panniers. RRP $299
$4 per week
Cargo Hold 37 Panniers
The Bike-Trunk: The Cargo Hold Panniers are like a trunk for your bike. Weekly price includes a pair of panniers. RRP $304

The Tern GSD in Action

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