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The Tern HSD

Subscriptions starting at $44 week

It’s Lug & Carrie’s mighty red e-bike that’s nimble but can handle almost anything you throw at it. Keep reading to find out why we love it.

"Tern’s folding, compact commuter ebikes have gotten even better."
- Wired Magazine

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The Tern HSD is a multi-tasker

The HSD looks like a compact regular bike, but is so much more. It is designed to carry cargo, with a built-in rack that will hold up to 60kg. That means it can easily carry everything you need for work, a couple bottles of wine, and the pizza you pick up on the way home on a Friday night.

The HSD is equipped with a Bosch electric pedal assist motor that makes carrying that 60kg a breeze. Pedal assist means the motor adds to your pedalling effort almost without you knowing, with five different levels of assistance from Zero to Turbo.

Accessories like mudguards, built-in lights, and a rack come standard with the HSD.

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

What Reviewers Say

"Tern’s folding, compact commuter ebikes have gotten even better."
- Wired Magazine

"I believe the HSD will change peoples' minds about what they can do daily by bike."
- Bike Shop Girl

Young woman riding a red Tern HSD

Easy to ride, for everyone

We also appreciate the smart design of the Terns when it comes to rideability. The oversized tyres and a low centre of gravity make for a comfortable, balanced ride, even when loaded. Those elements coupled with the excellent rider visibility that comes with an upright riding position, and you feel confident and safe.

The Tern HSD only comes in one size, but that’s ok. It 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.

The HSD adds front suspension for a cushier ride over varied terrain.

What Reviewers Say

"Riding the [HSD] is simplicity itself."
- eBikeTips

Top quality and thoughtfully designed

One of the most important parts of any electric bike are the electrics. Bosch is one of the top names in the business of e-bike motors and batteries. These deliver a ride that’s smooth and comfortable. 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.

HSD is light enough to quickly fold up and load into the back of your car, and is small enough to use in those multi-modal commutes where you find yourself and your bicycle on the train. Couple this with quality tyres, hydraulic disc brakes that’ll work well no matter the conditions, and excellent overall craftsmanship, and you have an e-bike that is solid, reliable, and fun.

What Reviewers Say

"A cheaper e-bike will get you to your destination. But a bike like the Tern HSD will get you there reliably, day after day, and the ride will be so much better thanks to the higher quality components and better engineering of the entire system."
- Electrek

General Information

  • Weight
  • Max Rider Weight
  • Wheel Size20" Wheels
  • Speeds1x9
  • FOLDING SIZE163 x 40.5 x 86 cm (64" x 15.9" x 34")
  • FRAME SIZEsOne size
  • GEAR INCHES33" - 97" (2.65 - 7.72 m)
  • SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT150 - 195 cm (4'11" - 6'5")
  • Weight 25.7 kg (56.5 lb)
  • Max Rider Weight120 kg. (264 lbs.)


  • Frame
  • Fork
  • FrameTern HSD, 6061-AL, patented design, Tern sliding dropouts, EFBE Tri-Test approved: 170 kg
  • ForkSuntour custom for Tern, Chromoly steerer, 32 mm stanchions, Thru-axle, EFBE tested for 170 kg


  • Handlepost
  • STEM
  • HandlepostTern HSD, 6061-AL, patented design, Tern sliding dropouts, EFBE Tri-Test approved: 170 kg
  • Stem Tern Andros (G2), adjustable, forged construction, patented technology
  • Headset Tern Flux Pro Taper, 1.5", angular contact bearings, Physis integrated
  • Handlebar Tern Sweep, 27 degrees, 6061-AL, Tern Andros adapted
  • SEATPOSTTern Telescope, 34.9/30.9 mm, 2014-AL
  • SEATPOST CLAMPTern Collar, 6061-AL, 2pc


  • Front
  • Rear
  • Levers
  • Cable & Housing
  • FrontShimano, hydraulic disc, 180 mm rotor
  • RearShimano, hydraulic disc, 160 mm rotor
  • LeversShimano, hydraulic disc
  • Cable & HousingShimano, hydraulic disc


  • Front
  • Rear
  • Front Hub
  • Rear Hub
  • Spokes & Nipples
  • Rims
  • Tires
  • FrontTern Atlas H, cargo wheel
  • RearTern Atlas H, cargo wheel
  • Front HubNovatec, Thru-axle, sealed bearings
  • Rear HubShimano disc
  • Spokes & NipplesStainless steel
  • RimsTern Atlas H, wide 35 mm
  • TiresSchwalbe Big Apple, 55-406, puncture protection, Reflex


  • Shifters
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Crankset
  • Cassette/Freewheel
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Chain
  • Pedals
  • ShiftersShimano Alivio, 1 x 9 spd, trigger
  • Rear DerailleurShimano Alivio Shadow
  • CranksetTern HSD custom
  • Cassette/FreewheelShimano 11-32T, 9 spd
  • Bottom BracketMotor integrated
  • Chain9 spd, DHT for eBike, GST corrosion resistant coating
  • PedalsUrban with non-slip surface
  • SHIFTER CABLE & HOUSING:Jagwire LEX-SL, slick treatment, alloy ferrules


  • Motor
  • Battery
  • Display
  • Range
  • MotorBosch Active Line Plus (Gen 3), max speed 25 kph (EU); max speed 20 mph (US)
  • BatteryBosch PowerPack 400
  • DisplayBosch Purion, 4 mode selectable, walk assist
  • Range42 -110 km (26-69 mi)

Bells & Whistles

  • BELL
  • RACK(S)
  • BELLAluminum
  • CHAINGUARDSKS Chainblade
  • KICKSTANDUrsus, rear mount
  • FRONT LIGHTTern Valo 2.1, 45 lux/190 lumens
  • REAR LIGHTHerrmans H-Trace, for eBike
  • FENDERSSKS, stainless hardware
  • RACK(S)Atlas H rack, Atlas Rack Mount, 6 point mounting
  • ACCESSORYABUS 5650L, keyed-alike with Bosch battery

As individual as your needs

Try something out, pay for them weekly, give them back or buy them outright.
View Accessories
$3 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
$3 per week
Hauler Rack
Open-ended front rack, perfect for bulky gear. Bottle holder, crate, and champagne not included. RRP $220
$4 per week
Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi
Lighter version of the Yepp Maxi child seat that fits perfectly with Cargo Hold Panniers. RRP $299

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