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Tern launches e-cargo bike for adventures and business use

Published February 22, 2024

(BRAIN) — Tern is entered a new category for its Orox e-cargo bike, which is designed to navigate off-road terrain while hauling passengers, adventure gear or professional gear.

The Orox has dual-battery capability and a Bosch motor, allowing a range close to 200 miles.

"Six years ago, we introduced the GSD with the belief that a compact and easy-to-ride bike capable of carrying passengers and cargo would get people out of their cars and onto bikes," said Josh Hon, Tern Team Captain. "We were right, and we love seeing all the amazing things people are doing with the GSD in crowded cities. But we also realized that there are plenty of places people want to go that are unpaved. And they want to bring their gear. For those trips, we made the Orox."

The Orox has large-volume tires to provide traction and comfort on =challening surfaces. If extreme conditions require special tires, Orox's frame and fork are designed to let riders swap in their choice of 26 x 5", 27.5 x 4" or 29 x 3" wheels/tires. Heavy-duty fenders keep rider and bike cleaner when things get sloppy, while the Frame Pack insulates the battery for optimal performance when the temperature drops. 

With two frame sizes, Orox fits riders 5'1" to 6'5".

The Orox has a maximum gross vehicle weight capacity of 462 pounds on-road and 397 pounds off-road. 

Besides recreational trips, Tern said the Orox is "an ideal vehicle for organizations and businesses that need to move people and gear to tough-to-reach places. Whether that's chainsaws and shovels for trail maintenance workers, medical equipment for EMTs at concert venues and sporting events, or safety equipment for first responders, Orox is built to get the job done."

Businesses interested in Orox can research use cases and contact Tern at

Orox pricing starts at $6,499 and specs may vary slightly according to region. Bikes will begin to arrive in bike shops in Europe and North America in April, with other markets following later in the year.

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