Short Haul D8


  • Tern Short Haul D8 Side
  • Tern Short Haul D8 Carry Passenger
  • Tern Short Haul D8 Angle
  • Tern Short Haul D8 Shopping
  • Tern Short Haul D8 Stored Vertical

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  • Special geometry that makes the bike easy to ride and maneuver, even in big city traffic
  • A 70-kg carrying capacity (20 kg front, 50 kg rear), suitable for hauling groceries, toting work supplies, or carrying a kid
  • Compatibility with Tern's modular accessories ecosystem, so riders can configure custom cargo-carrying solutions that work for them
  • A compact size and light total bike weight that make owning the Short Haul simple and stress-free (it's easy to carry the bike up staircases and store it indoors)
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  • Technical Details
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  • Description

    Few things in life are simple anymore—which is perhaps why so many consumers have a newfound appreciation for well-designed, built-to-last essentials. In these complicated times, simple solutions that get the job done right hold a special appeal, and that's exactly what the Short Haul offers.

    The Short Haul is for riders who need to get themselves, their stuff, and their families from Point A to Point B with minimal fuss, often multiple times each day. These riders want to mount up, enjoy the ride, arrive at their destination, and then turn their attention to whatever comes next in their day—without wasting mental energy on navigating traffic jams, crowded public transit, or parking.

    The Short Haul fills this essential role perfectly. What it lacks in bells and whistles, it more than makes up for with thoughtful design choices that seek to maximize utility and flexibility.

    Better Ride

    Longer wheelbase (than a standard city bike) and lower center of gravity deliver a more stable ride when carrying weight.


    We have an extensive ecosystem of modular accessories that will let you customize the bike to your exact needs. So whether you're using the bike for cargo or kiddo's or for adventure touring, the Short Haul can be quickly and easily adapted for your exact needs.

    More Cargo Space

    The Short Haul is designed to haul. Whether it's groceries, work supplies, pizzas and beer, or a kiddo, the Short Haul is built for the task. The Short Haul has over-sized racks front and rear that can handle up to 70 kg (154 lbs.)

    Best for Baby Seats

    Typical bikes don't work well for child seats. Many standard racks are not strong enough to handle a baby seat or have heel clearance issues. And even if they've solved those issues, the weight of the child sits so high that handling the bike can be precarious. With its extra long, extra strong, and extra low rack, Short Haul solves these issues.

    Easy Transport

    A compact size and light total bike weight make owning the Short Haul simple and stress-free (it's easy to carry the bike up staircases and store it indoors)

    Easy to Store

    The Short Haul is designed to park vertically, so that it'll easily stash out of the way in a corner or back room.

    Low Step-Through Frame

    It's really easy to get on and off the Short Haul. It's really important when you're carrying a kiddo or a bunch of stuff on your bike.


    The Short Haul has a Max Gross Vehicle Weight of 140 kg (308 lb), and the frame and fork have already passed the rigorous EFBE Tri-Test.

  • Technical Details
    Color(s) Satin Black
    Wheel Size 20"
    Speeds 1 x 8
    Weight 16.1 kg (35.5 lb)
    Folded Dimensions
    Fold Time
    Frame Size One Size
    Gear Inches 31" - 95" (2.45 - 7.57 m)
    Distance: Seatpost to Handlebar 600 - 640 cm (236.2 - 252 in)
    Distance: Saddle to Pedal 620 - 1,100 cm (244.1 - 433.1 in)
    Suggested Rider Height 147 - 190 cm (57.9 - 74.8 in)
    Max Gross Vehicle Weight 140 kg (308.6 lb)
    Max Rider Weight 120 kg (264.6 lb)
    Frame Tern Short Haul, Patented Design, 6061-AL, EFBE Tri-Test approved: 140 kg
    Fork Steel, EFBE approved: 140 kg

    Stem Forged, 31.8
    Headset TH, cartridge bearings
    Handlebar Low riser, 31.8, 6061-AL
    Grips Velo ergonomic, lock-on
    Saddle Velo Comfort
    Seatpost 31.6 mm, 6061-AL, micro-adjust clamp
    Seatpost Clamp Tern Collar
    Front Brake Shimano, hydraulic disc
    Rear Brake Shimano, hydraulic disc
    Brake Levers Shimano, hydraulic disc
    Brake Cable & Housing Shimano, hydraulic disc
    Front Hub Disc Aluminium
    Rear Hub Disc Aluminium
    Spokes and Nipples Stainless steel
    Rims Doublewall, for disc
    Tyres Schwalbe Big Apple, Performance Line, 55-406, puncture protection, Reflex
    Shifter(s) 1 x 8 spd, trigger
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Crankset Forged 6061-AL crankarm
    Cassette/Freewheel Shimano 11-34T, 8 spd
    Bottom Bracket FSA Cartridge, Sealed Bearings
    Pedals Urban with non-slip surface
    Chain KMC 8 spd
    Shifter Cable & Housing SP

    Bell Aluminium
    Chainguard SKS Chainblade
    Pedal Holder No
    Kickstand Pletscher design, rear mount
    Luggage Socket Combo Mount

    Fenders Splashguard, stainless hardware
    Rack(s) Atlas Q Rack, UpperDeck Mount System, Vertical Parking, 50 kg capacity
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