Tern and Enviolo team up to launch new automatic shifting system for e-bikes

Tern has launched its new HSD S+ e-bike, equipped with fully automatic shifting from Enviolo, at Eurobike.

Enviolo’s next-generation AUTOMATiQ technology integrates the Bosch motor and the Enviolo drivetrain, shifting automatically based on speed, cadence and terrain.

Tern is one of only seven exclusive launch partners to offer the next-generation Enviolo AUTOMATiQ in model year 2020.

The Tern HSD is a “mighty but mini e-bike that’s easy to handle, easy to share, comfortable to ride, and a capable cargo hauler — all in a compact design that’s shorter than a standard bicycle”.

“We all know what a pain it is to drive a manual shift car in stop-and-go traffic,” stated Josh Hon, Tern team captain.

“Well, it’s the same on a bike, especially when you’re carrying a load of stuff. But with AUTOMATiQ taking care of shift duties, urban riding becomes a lot more enjoyable.”

The HSD S+ has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 170 kg (344 lb) and is equipped with components such as Bosch Performance motor, Enviolo hub, Gates belt drive and Magura hydraulic disc brakes.

The new Enviolo AUTOMATiQ features improved cadence control and higher torque. It also features Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology for easier maintenance, over-the-air updates, and faster service and data sharing of system analytics.

The HSD S+ resizes to fit riders from 150 to 195 cm (4’11” to 6’5″). The Enviolo app can save each rider’s preferences and is available on Android and iOS.

“We strive to create systems that are easy to assemble, easy to maintain, and more importantly simple to use,” stated Richard Hilgart, senior marketing manager at Enviolo.

“With the new AUTOMATiQ, we’ve implemented over-the-air updates in all automatic groupset components so that riders can easily get the latest tech updates. And the app allows riders to customise it to their needs.”

Eurobike visitors can learn more about the Tern HSD at B4-403 and test-ride it at DA-420 from 4th to 7th September 2019.

The HSD S+ retails for $4999/€5199 and will be in stores in late Q1 2020.

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