Magazine: 48 Hours with the Tern GSD

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The GSD is a utility bike with more range than most electric cars. And, we’ve been getting lots done with it. The 150-mile range means it can replace a car, an SUV, and whatever else you want to do. The capacity is two kids, a week’s worth of groceries, and all my camera gear, but it’s only 180 cm long—shorter than a standard e-bike. It packs down small enough to fit in a large SUV or an urban apartment, and it adjusts to fit riders from 150 – 195 cm.

48 Hours with the Tern GSD

That’s more range than most electric cars.

My usage for the GSD is errands, dropping off packages at the shipping center near my house, and the occasional commute. I’ve also zipped around to shoots like the one yesterday about morning commuters and another today about taking photos with an iPhone.

There’s much buzz about the GSD and, as you can read, it’s well deserved and mostly because of how the bike handles. As I wrote in the article

The GSD works so well, because it was designed around a Bosch mid mount electric motor, and considers the ride above all.