More bikes and fewer cars is a great idea and one that I think we can all get behind. Well, urban mobility specialist, Tern , is making it easier to ditch the car and take a bike by unveiling their new Short Haul compact cargo bike.
Tern says that the Short Haul is a practically-priced bike designed to get a rider, plus an extra passenger and cargo from home to work, school, and everywhere in between. The Short Haul is a sister platform to the recently launched Quick Haul, which we just reviewed in March .
“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.” For Cargo and Kids
The Short Haul has a max gross vehicle weight of 140 kg (308 lb)! That means it can easily carry an extra passenger and plenty of cargo, it’s built with a long rear rack that is rated to carry 50 kg (110 lb). Tern claims that it can be configured to carry a child in a child seat, an older kid, or even a small adult.
You can even carry another 20kg (44 lbs) with the optional front-mounted rack.
For extra convenience, you can lean the bike back, […]