"Many ebikes on the market look like standard bikes with motor systems and batteries wedged in," stated Josh Hon, Tern team captain.
"Tern started the HSD project with the goal of designing a better, more useful, ebike. That meant wiping away pre-conceived notions for things like frame design, riding geometry, and wheel size. The result is the HSD, a small bike that is just much more useful."
Only 170 cm long, the HSD is shorter than a regular bike. It's a breeze to handle in tight spaces and goes easily where other bikes won't. The HSD flips up for convenient vertical parking and elevator rides, and can be flat-folded in seconds to go into bus racks and SUVs.
Despite its diminutive stature, the HSD is a mid-sized cargo bike with serious hauling capacity. With a maximum gross vehicle carrying weight of 170 kg (374 lb) and an XL-sized rack, it'll cope easily with a week's worth of groceries or camping equipment for the weekend. It even has a dedicated trailer hitch mount, so adding extra cargo is a cinch.
The Atlas H rack is rated to 60 kg (132 lb) and compatible with many different child seat brands, including Thule Yepp and Bobike. An upcoming passenger kit will allow riders to continue carrying their kids as they grow older.
The HSD resizes in seconds to fit riders from 150 to 195 cm (4'11" - 6'5") so everybody in the family from teens to grandparent can enjoy the ride. The easy-step frame design offers a comfortable upright riding position for riders tall or small, as well as easy mounts and dismounts. Paired with an adjustable stem and seatpost, a suspension fork, and balloon tires, the HSD delivers a smoother and more comfortable ride even on the meanest cobblestone roads.
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 upcoming en cargo bike standards. In addition, the HSD is equipped with several safety features that make it ready for almost any situation: integrated front and rear lights, hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, puncture-resistant tyres, and even reflective decals.
The HSD is powered by Bosch's next generation Performance line or Active Line Plus motors. Bosch motors are smooth, silent, and deliver power with a wonderfully natural feeling. And of course every motor and battery system is backed by the best-in-class warranty and service from Bosch.
On top of all the standard features mentioned above, different Tern HSD models are also packed with extras like Gatesbelt drives, Abus keyed-alike frame locks, and Cane Creek Thudbuster suspension seatposts.
If you're planning to use your Tern cargo bike to carry a kid or even an adult passenger, please take a moment to learn more about how you can do this safely: https://www.ternbicycles.com/uk/tern-passenger-guide
* Bike = weight of the bike plus batteries; ** Rider(s) = weight of the cyclist and any passengers
In addition to MGVW, your bike's load limit also depends on its rear rack capacity. So Tern have designed and tested their e-bikes to the following load limits:
If you are investing in one of Tern's cargo bikes then also consider upgrading it with a selection of great accessories that boost the utility of your new bike – click below for details.
Before despatch, bikes need to be built, configured and tested. We aim to despatch a boxed bike 3 -5 days after an order is placed (not including weekends). For parts and accessories we aim to despatch the next working day after the order is placed. For more information about delivery timescales please click HERE
Boxed Bike Delivery
FREE boxed bike delivery is available to mainland UK locations, for Highlands and Islands there is a surcharge. We can also deliver to BT Northern Ireland and IM Isle Of Man for an additional charge, for other non mainland locations please contact us for a quote. **this service is not available for Cargo bikes.
Choose our Ready2Ride Service and one of our team will deliver your new bike, fully built, configured and tested, we will personally hand over your new bike, make adjustments if required and can also wait while you take a short test ride round the block. This premium delivery is available to locations within a 75 miles radius of one of our stores, if your postcode qualifies for this service it will available to select at checkout. If your delivery address is outside our delivery area please contact our Customer Services team on 0117 452 6571
Ready2Ride Delivery For Cargo Bikes
As our electric cargo bikes are larger than standard electric bikes these are only available for home delivery via our Ready2Ride delivery option (or click and collect). One of our team will deliver your new bike, fully built, configured and tested, we will personally hand over your new bike, make adjustments if required and can also wait while you take a short test ride round the block. This premium delivery is available to locations within a 75 miles radius of one of our stores. If your postcode qualifies for this service it will available to select at checkout. If your delivery address is outside our delivery area please contact our Customer Services team on 0117 452 6571
Parts & Accessories
Place an order for £50 or more and delivery is free to mainland UK (including Highlands), for an order under £50 delivery is charged at £8.99.
For Highlands, Northern Ireland, Isle Or Man and other non mainland locatons additional charges will apply.
Click & Collect
For Click & Collect orders, for security you must present photo ID plus the payment card used at time of collection. This is also applicable when you have purchased using V12 Finance. For more information click HERE
Full Warranty On Your New Tern Bike
Tern bicycles are sold on behalf of our company (“Tern”) by selected Authorized Tern Dealers who understand the assembly and service needs of our products. Tern provides a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship to the original retail purchaser (“Owner”) of a Tern bicycle from the date of purchase according to the following terms:
5 Years on Frame, fork and handlebar post (can be extended to 10 years with Tern Care), 1 year on components
One Year: All Tern or BioLogic branded parts and components, except as noted below.
Other: Any other parts or components are covered by the stated warranty of the original manufacturer of that part or component.
24 month Bosch warranty on motor and battery.
For more information on warranty, click HERE
If you intend to purchase a bike or accessory via a Cycle to Work scheme, please review our Cycle to Work page first to make sure we accept your scheme.
If you need a quote, you can save your basket as a quote at the checkout, or get in touch by phone, email or via our Live Chat and one of our team will send you a quote by email.
Only full priced bikes and accessories can be purchased online using a CycleScheme or Gogeta voucher.
To purchase a reduced bike via CycleScheme, VIVUP, My Benefits World, Cycle Solutions, Gogeta and Bike2Work customers please contact our Customer Services Team on 0117 452 6571 and we will process your order manually.
Any bike reduced or on SALE may be subject to a 5% build and handing charge depending on your scheme, there is no charge with purchasing via Gogeta.
Service Plans are available on all bikes purchased in store and online within 60 days of purchase and a great way to save money on future services.
Your Service Plan is non-refundable, non-transferable and is registered to you and your bike (frame number required)
To ensure that we never let our you down, we proactively monitor competitor prices and adjust our own prices every week.
However, if you do find a product online for less than the price offered on our website or in store, please get in touch and we may be able to match it, as long as it matches the criteria below.
If you want to request a price match from us, simply contact our customer service team on 0117 452 6571 or contact us via our live chat.
|Wheel size||20" wheels|
|Speeds||1 x 9|
|Weight||25.7 kg (56.5 lb)|
|Folding size||163 x 40.5 x 86cm (64" x 15.9" x 34")|
|Folding time||5 sec|
|Gear inches||33" - 97" (2.65 - 7.72m)|
|Distance - Seatpost to handlebar||Min: 490mm (19.3"); Max: 590mm (23")|
|Distance - Saddle to pedal||Min: 690mm (27.2") Max: 1050mm (41.3")|
|Suggested rider height||150 - 195cm (4'11" - 6'5")|
|Max gross vehicle weight||170kg (374lbs)|
|Max rider weight||120kg (264lbs)|
|Frame||Tern HSD, 6061-AL, patented design, Tern sliding dropouts, EFBE Tri-Test approved: 170kg|
|Fork||Suntour custom for Tern, Chromoly steerer, 32mm stanchions, Thru-axle, EFBE tested for 170kg|
|Handlepost||Tern Physis 3D (G2), 3D forged, 5 patented technologies, 12°, 290mm|
|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|
|Seatpost||Tern Telescope, 34.9/30.9mm, 2014-AL|
|Seatpost clamp||Tern Collar, 6061-AL, 2pc|
|Front brake||Shimano, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor|
|Rear brake||Shimano, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor|
|Brake levers||Shimano, hydraulic disc|
|Brake cable & housing||Shimano, hydraulic disc|
|Front wheel||Tern Atlas H, cargo wheel|
|Front hub||Novatec, Thru-axle, sealed bearings|
|Rear wheel||Tern Atlas H, cargo wheel|
|Rear hub||Shimano disc|
|Spokes and nipples||Stainless steel|
|Rims||Tern Atlas H, wide 35mm|
|Tyres||Schwalbe Big Apple, 55-406, puncture protection, Reflex|
|Shifter||Shimano Alivio, 1 x 9 spd, trigger|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano Alivio Shadow|
|Crankset||Tern HSD custom|
|Cassette||Shimano 11-32T, 9 speed|
|Bottom bracket||Motor integrated|
|Chain||9 speed, DHT for eBike, GST corrosion resistant coating|
|Pedals||Urban with non-slip surface|
|Shifter cable & housing||Jagwire LEX-SL, slick treatment, alloy ferrules|
|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 - 110km (26 - 69mi)|
|Charger||Bosch Compact Charger|
|Kickstand||Ursus, rear mount|
|Luggage socket||Tern Valo Direct, 45 lux / 190 lumens|
|Front light||Tern Valo Direct, 45 lux / 190 lumens|
|Rear light||Herrmans H-Trace, for eBike|
|Mudguards||SKS, stainless hardware|
|Rack(s)||Atlas H rack, Atlas Rack Mount, 6 point mounting|
|Accessory||ABUS 5650L, keyed-alike with Bosch battery|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||TERN2020|
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.