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Tern unveils the GSD — a compact utility ebike that fits the whole family, but carries a family too

Enormously useful—surprisingly small

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(businesspress24) - Taipei, Taiwan, Spring 2018

"That means that all of the valid compromises that were made in designing a muscle-powered vehicle are carried over to the ebike, where they don700c bikes but thanks to smaller wheels, deliver punchier acceleration. The smaller wheels also allow us to maximize cargo capacity. And with top speed removed from the optimization equation, we were free to design the GSD with a comfortable Dutch-bike riding position. Best of all, we were able to f

Fits the Family

The GSD is an ebike that everybody in the family can ride. Ternly buttressed frame and fork, and components that are designed to handle a total weight up to 180kg.

Super Stable

Just as a scooter is easier to ride than a motorcycle, the GSD rides and handles better than many ebikes on the market today. The GSDith cargo, especially with the wriggling child variety. And since ebikes are typically ridden at higher average speeds, this extra stability adds to safety.

Capacious Capacity

The GSD is built to carry stuff, lots of it. The frame, fork, and components have been tested to exceed 180kg of total weight for the rider and cargo. The GSD comes standard with an 80cm integrated rear rack and side panniers with a total capacity of 62L. The GSD fits two children in Thule Maxi child seats or one adult passenger. Additional carrying capacity can be added with lower deck supports, a rear tray, and a front tray. Tern will open source the frame attachment point dimensions so riders with an interest can also design and build their own custom cargo accessories.

Portabilty, Storability

Despite its extra large cargo capacity, the GSD packs small to fit into tight urban environments. Since the GSD is no longer than a standard bike, it will work with standard bike racks on cars and buses. But even better, patented Tern folding technology lets the GSD pack even smaller ecially designed rack that allows it to stand vertically.

Component Quality

Whereas many cargo-oriented bicycles use mostly standard bicycle parts, the GSD goes a step further with some of the most robust parts available. Examples include Magura 4 piston disc brakes, custom 2.4" Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires, Boost thru-axle hubs, and custom 36mm width double-joined rims.

The GSD, designed as the ultimate car replacement or small business utility vehicle, launches together with a collection of accessories, including Eurocrate-standardized front and rear racks, a passenger kit with KLICKfix adapters, and optional foot supports. The rear rack, sized for up to four Ortliebs, is designed for optimal compatibility with up to two Thule Yepp Maxi Seats. The base price of 3,999 EUR (3,999 USD) includes a pair of 62 L Cargo Hold panniers, and a Bosch Performance mid-drive in 400 or 500 watt hour configurations. The US version will be available in 400 or 900 watt hour configurations.

The bike will be available in stores in the second quarter of 2018.

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Tern is dedicated to the goal of sustainable transportation and designs and manufactures bicycles for urban transport. The company has corporate offices in Taiwan, the United States, China, Finland, and the United Kingdom. Tern donates at least 1% of net profits every year to social and environmental causes.

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Alban Manz
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marketing communication services for brands in motion
Rosensteinstr. 22
D-70191 Stuttgart

Tel +49 711 351 640 93
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published by: Dennis Erbst
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Date: 03/07/2018 - 10:25
Language: English
News-ID 1533446
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Stadt: Stuttgart
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Freigabedatum: 07.03.2018

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