Tern GSD S10 Cargo bike review - a genuine car replacement

The longtail electric cargo bike that actually changes family life

This image shows the Tern GSD side on in full with a stone wall and greenery behind, is one of the best electric cargo bikes on the market
(Image credit: Hannah Bussey)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The incredibly easy to ride Tern GSD S10 cargo bike changed our family. It made us happier, saved money on fuel and genuinely improved my mental health. In just a couple of months, we've fully adopted the Tern GSD cargo life as a car replacement and we're a better family for it. It's taking the space of owning a second car more and more, and I've increasingly found myself pining for us to have gone by Tern instead. We're yet to face a winter together, but we've tackled torrential rain and gusty winds, and its still our preferred method of transport. Yes it's expensive, but the rideability and versatility is top notch, and it's now very much part of the family.

Reasons to buy
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    Rides like a regular bike

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    Powerful motor for hilliest of terrains

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    Versatility of rear carry frame

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    Front cargo space

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    Multiple accessories and set-up options

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    Fold-down handlebars and quick release seatpost for storage options

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    Integrated front wheel lock

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    Integrated lights, with brake light

Reasons to avoid
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    Rear load design means you can't keep an eye on your cargo

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    Misses some basic data displays

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As a busy family of three who live in a very hilly semi rural location, I'd always been sceptical of a cargo bike working for us, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Turns out, I can't live without one, but it has to be the right one.

Testing the best electric cargo bikes back to back has helped me identify that the Tern GSD S10 is the perfect one for me. 

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