Tern (Taiwan) - New cargo bike for everyday riding helps replace more car trips with bike trips.
Urban mobility specialist, Tern, today unveiled the new Short Haul compact cargo bike. The Short Haul is a practically-priced bike designed to get a rider, plus an extra passenger and cargo, from home to work, to school, and everywhere in between. The Short Haul is a sister platform to the recently launched Quick Haul, which is additionally equipped with a Bosch electric drivetrain.
"The Short Haul is our vision of how a bicycle designed for urban transportation should look," stated Josh Hon, Tern Team Captain. "It's shorter and easier to handle than a regular bike, but it'll carry much more. It's the perfect bike for people who want the function of a quality cargo bike but are working within a budget. It's simple but very capable."
Better for Kids and Cargo:
With a max gross vehicle weight of 140 kg (308 lb), the Short Haul can easily carry an extra passenger and plenty of cargo. The bike's extra-long, extra-strong rear rack is rated to carry a hefty 50 kg (110 lb) and can be configured to carry a child in a child seat, an older kid, or even a small adult.
Some of the accessory options include the fully-enclosed Clubhouse Fort Mini for all-weather riding with a little one in cold and rainy conditions, and the Doghouse Mini for pet parents in need of a specially-designed solution for their favorite companion. The Short Haul also has an exclusive water-resistant storage compartment: The all-new Carryall Trunk transforms unused space into the perfect place to stash ride essentials.
Ready for Business:
Its practical design and cargo capability also make the Short Haul a great option for commercial applications, with modular accessories that allow businesses to build the ideal bike setup to fit their needs—whether that means delivering goods, handling logistics and operations, or providing hospitality services.
The Short Haul is built with high-quality components that are durable and easy to service, meaning less downtime and better ROI when compared to cheaper alternatives. Businesses looking for an affordable fleet solution can also find more customization options under Tern Business—a Tern-backed initiative that helps organizations integrate bicycles into their business operations.
Pricing and Availability:
At $1099/€1249, the Short Haul is Tern's most affordable cargo bike yet. Bikes will start arriving in stores in Q3/2022.