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Tern Bikes

Tern HSD P9 Cargo Ebike

$5,845.00

Tern Bikes

Tern HSD P9 Cargo Ebike

$5,845.00

With a longer wheelbase and extra-low center of gravity, the HSD is 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. 

Swap out the seatpad for a 600 mm x 400 Eurocrate and haul a week’s worth of groceries, or bring a (very) little one along in a Thule Yepp Maxi seat. With specialized tubing that protect small hands, and a compact profile for vertical storage, the Clubhouse lets the whole team ride together.

  • Designed to fit one kid, from 5 – 10 years old*
  • Converts in seconds to a heavy-duty grocery-hauler, built for 600 × 400 mm Eurocrate compatibility
  • Includes four bottle-mounts for water bottles, coffee mugs and locks
  • Designed with extended side rails for added hand protection
  • Includes bartape for added rail-padding
  • Includes seat-cushion and kid-designed reclining backrest

*Recommended height between 150 - 195 cm; also requires Sidekick Lower Decks and Cargo Hold Panniers to be fitted 

Tern HSD vs. GSD: How to Choose

If you’re thinking of buying a Tern e-bike, you may be wondering: Should you get a GSD or an HSD?

For some people, the answer is obvious. For others, the decision might be a little more nuanced. This article will discuss some of the factors you should consider in choosing between the two bikes.

Choose the GSD for Maximum Hauling Ability

One of the first questions you’ll need to answer when deciding which e-bike to buy is, “What do you need to carry on the bike?”

The GSD has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 200 kg (440 lbs), while the HSD has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 170 kg (374 lbs). The GSD can carry two kids or one adult on the back rack, while the HSD can carry one kid or one small adult (up to 60 kg).

We’ve noticed a few people asking, “Since the GSD can carry more than the HSD, why would I want an HSD?”

And that question highlights an important truth: If you know for sure you’ll need the GSD’s extra cargo capacity, then your decision is made. Parents who need to use the bike to drop two kids off at school each day need a GSD. So does anyone who plans to use the bike to haul extra-heavy loads.

But for folks with fewer than two kids who are looking for a versatile bike for everyday transportation needs, there are some scenarios where it makes sense to consider the HSD. 

Here are a few of them:

You’re Extra Small

The HSD is 10 cm shorter than a GSD, so smaller riders may find it easier to handle—especially with a load on the back rack. It takes less strength and leverage to lift the HSD over curbs and park it vertically, compared to the GSD.

You’re Extra Tall

The HSD’s cockpit is adjustable to fit riders from 150 - 195 cm (4’11 “- 6’5”), and very tall riders may find it more comfortable than the GSD. 

The HSD’s slack seat tube angle means that the higher you put the seat, the longer the cockpit is, which gives extra-tall riders some much-needed space. Even folks on the tall end of the rider height range should be able to enjoy a comfy, upright riding position on the HSD.

You’re Looking for a Cushier Ride

All HSD models have front-fork suspension, which makes riding on bumpy roads much more comfortable. The S+ also has a suspension seatpost, which makes an already-comfy ride even cushier.

The HSD also offers a fully upright riding position across all rider heights. Many riders find an upright riding position more relaxing, and it also makes it easier to see over traffic.

You Have a Small Living Space

The HSD is 10 cm shorter than the GSD. Its ultra-compact size is a big advantage for people with small living spaces, such as city apartments. The HSD is even easier to vertically park and takes up less space overall than the GSD. This is especially handy if you need to take the bike inside small elevators regularly.

You Want to Transport the Bike by Car

The HSD and the GSD both fold flat for storage and transport, but the HSD is easier to fit inside a car. As long as you have a small SUV and can fold the back seats down, transporting the HSD by car should be very do-able. This is a big deal because bike racks strong enough to carry an e-bike are quite pricey.

You Want to Take the Bike on Public TransportationThe HSD’s smaller size makes it easier to take on trains, light rail, and other forms of public transportation. This makes the HSD better suited to multimodal commutes.
You Want a Low-Maintenance Belt Drive


Unlike the GSD, the HSD S8i and S+ both feature the Gates Carbon Drive® CDX belt. This means that instead of a chain, the bikes have a belt, which is a series of nylon teeth that are reinforced using carbon fiber cords. Belt drives offer two significant advantages over chains.

First, belts are very low-maintenance. There's no need to lubricate or degrease your belt as you would with a chain. The most you'll need to do is scrub the belt with a toothbrush from time to time, and the belt drive will always run as smoothly and silently as a freshly cleaned and lubed chain.

Second, belt drives have a very long service life. A regularly cleaned belt drive can last upwards of 30,000 km (18,641 mi) before needing to be replaced—up to 4 times the life of a chain. And unlike a chain, it won't rust in wet or humid conditions.

As you can see, the HSD offers some serious advantages for people who don’t need the GSD’s heavy-hauling abilities. So are there any downsides? Just one.

No Dual Battery Option on the HSD

The GSD has a dual-battery option, which can extend the bike’s range to over 250 km (155 mi). The HSD only has room for one battery and has a range of 42 - 110 km (26 - 69 mi). So if you know you’ll want to ride extra-long distances without charging, the GSD may be a better fit.

  • 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

 

GENERAL INFO COLOR: WHEEL SIZE: 20" wheels SPEEDS: 1 x 9 WEIGHT:

25.7 kg (56.5 lb)

FOLDING SIZE: 163 x 40.5 x 86 cm (64" x 15.9" x 34") FOLDING TIME: 5 sec FRAME SIZES: One size GEAR INCHES: 33" - 97" (2.65 - 7.72 m) DISTANCE: SEATPOST TO HANDLEBAR: Min: 490 mm (19.3"); Max: 590 mm (23") DISTANCE: SADDLE TO PEDAL: Min: 690 mm (27.2") Max: 1050 mm (41.3") SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT: 150 - 195 cm (4'11" - 6'5") MAX GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT: 170 kg (374 lbs) MAX RIDER WEIGHT: 120 kg. (264 lbs.)
FRAME FRAME: Tern HSD, 6061-AL, patented design, Tern sliding dropouts, EFBE Tri-Test approved: 170 kg FORK: Suntour custom for Tern, Chromoly steerer, 32 mm stanchions, Thru-axle, EFBE tested for 170 kg COCKPIT HANDLEPOST: Tern Physis 3D (G2), 3D forged, 5 patented technologies, 12°, 290 mm STEM: Tern Andros (G2), adjustable, forged construction, patented technology HEADSET: Tern Flux, cartridge bearings, Physis integrated HANDLEBAR: Tern Sweep, 6061-AL, Tern Andros adapted GRIPS/BAR TAPE: Ergon SADDLE: Tern HSD SEATPOST: Tern Telescope, 34.9/30.9 mm, 2014-AL SEATPOST CLAMP: Tern Collar, 6061-AL, 2pc BRAKES FRONT BRAKE: Shimano, hydraulic disc, 180 mm rotor REAR BRAKE: Shimano, hydraulic disc, 160 mm rotor BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano, hydraulic disc BRAKE CABLE & HOUSING: Shimano, hydraulic disc WHEELS FRONT WHEEL: Tern Atlas H, cargo wheel REAR WHEEL: Tern Atlas H, cargo wheel FRONT HUB: Novatec, Thru-axle, sealed bearings REAR HUB: Shimano disc SPOKES AND NIPPLES: Stainless steel RIMS: Tern Atlas H, wide 35 mm TIRES: Schwalbe Big Apple, 55-406, puncture protection, Reflex TRANSMISSION SHIFTER(S): Shimano Alivio, 1 x 9 spd, trigger REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Alivio Shadow CRANKSET: Tern HSD custom CASSETTE/FREEWHEEL: Shimano 11-32T, 9 spd BOTTOM BRACKET: Motor integrated CHAIN: 9 spd, DHT for eBike, GST corrosion resistant coating PEDALS: Urban with non-slip surface SHIFTER CABLE & HOUSING: Jagwire LEX-SL, slick treatment, alloy ferrules E-SYSTEM MOTOR: Bosch Active Line Plus (Gen 3), max speed 25 kph (EU); max speed 20 mph (US) BATTERY: Bosch PowerPack 400 DISPLAY: Bosch Purion, 4 mode selectable, walk assist RANGE: 42 -110 km (26-69 mi) BELLS & WHISTLES BELL: Aluminum CHAINGUARD: SKS Chainblade KICKSTAND: Ursus, rear mount LUGGAGE SOCKET: Combo Mount FRONT LIGHT: Tern Valo 2.1, 45 lux/190 lumens REAR LIGHT: Herrmans H-Trace, for eBike FENDERS: SKS, stainless hardware RACK(S): Atlas H rack, Atlas Rack Mount, 6 point mounting ACCESSORY: ABUS 5650L, keyed-alike with Bosch battery

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