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Tern HSD P9

The HSD is the little sibling of the Tern GSD. Even more compact and agile, the Tern HSD can hold 1 child of any age plus panniers at the back and is still compatible with the great front carrying options of the GSD. Features the Bosch Active Line Plus motor drive system.

 

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Description

ENORMOUSLY USEFUL. SURPRISINGLY SMALLER.

The HSD is mighty but mini: It’s easy to handle, easy to share, extremely comfortable to ride, carries a whole lot of cargo—and all of this in a compact design that’s shorter than a standard bicycle.

 

Easy to Handle

Whether you’re riding, storing, or moving it around, the HSD is a breeze to handle. It’s shorter than a regular bike and its weight is the same as a regular ebike.

 

Ready to Haul

Despite its diminutive stature, the HSD is a mid-sized cargo bike with some serious hauling capacity. With a maximum gross vehicle weight of 170 kg (374 lb) and an XL-sized Atlas H Rack™, it’ll carry a week’s worth of groceries or camping equipment for the weekend. It even has a dedicated trailer mount, so adding extra cargo is a cinch.

 

A Comfier Ride

With a longer wheelbase and extra-low center of gravity, the HSDis smoother and more stable than your standard ebike. Easy-Step frame design paired with an adjustable stem and seatpost offers a comfortable upright riding position for both taller and shorter riders. Add a suspension fork and balloon tires and even the meanest cobblestone roads are comfortably navigated.

 

Happiness Shared Daily

The best things in life are meant to be shared, and the HSD is one of them. The HSD resizes in seconds to fit riders from 150 to 195 cm (4’11” to 6’5”) so everybody in the family—from teens to grandparents—can enjoy the ride. The Easy-Step frame design is nice and low for easy mounts and dismounts.

 

Cargo Bike Tough

The HSD gets its genes for strength and durability from the GSD. EFBE Prüftechnik GmbH, one of Europe’s leading bicycle test laboratories, has tested the HSD frame and fork to 170 kg (374 lb) according to their own rigorous Tri-Test standard AND the German DIN 79010 cargo bike standards.

 

Details

Bosch® Active Line Plus motor with Purion display

400 Wh battery for a range of up to 110 km (69 mi)

Custom Suntour suspension fork

9-speed Shimano® Alivio Shadow RD derailleur

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

Abus® keyed-alike frame lock

Fits riders from 150 to 195 cm (4’11” – 6’5”)

Fits one Thule® Yepp Maxi, Yepp Nexxt Maxi, or Bobike® GO Maxi child seat—no adapters needed

Brand

Tern

In the fall of 2010, we established a team of people who knew a thing or two about how to make bikes. We saw an opportunity to form a new company and walk the hard path of starting anew. Once committed, the first step was finding the right name and identity for our fledgling brand. There were about a dozen of us, brainstorming poolside, in the backyard of a Las Vegas rental after Interbike. Our Art Director swung us back to a particularly inspiring quote of Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, from the film 180° South: “The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life. It’s so easy to make it complex. The solution, may be, for a lot of the world’s problems is to turn around and take a forward step. You can’t just keep trying to make a flawed system work.” The idea of turning around and moving forward to face the challenges head-on was compelling. It meant retracing some steps, but we would know where to expect the bumps in the road. The discussion kept coming back to the word, turn and all of its connotations, but the word itself lacked personality. With the beer and creativity flowing, a tangential discussion led us to names of migratory animals. After all, we wanted to change how people get around, so that category seemed a fitting source of inspiration. Serendipitously, an internet search found the world-champion of migratory animals to be the Arctic Tern. Being a homophone was already a huge plus, but the nature of the bird is what helped solidify the choice. The Artic Tern has innate characteristics that embody the company we envision.

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