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Tern Quick Haul P9 Sport Class 3

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The Quick Haul P9 Sport with Bosch Performance Sport motor is the best Class 3 compact electric cargo bike we have tested.

Original price was: $3,299.00.Current price is: $2,899.00.


Class 3 Cargo Bike product write-up with this disclaimer: There is a steep injury curve if you crash your bike over 20mph, so please be mindful when you have precious cargo on board. Whether riding a Class 1 or Class 3, I typically keep my speeds below 16mph if my kids are on board.

The Quick Haul P9 Sport with Bosch Performance Sport motor is the best Class 3 compact electric cargo bike we have tested. It is also the most affordable Class 3 Bosch-equipped cargo bike in the United States.


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Tern Quick Haul P9 Sport Details

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  • Class 3 E-bike with Bosch Performance Sport motor provides up to 65 Nm of torque and 300% support, max speed of up to 28 mph
  • 1×9-speed Shimano Alivio groupset with trigger shifter


  • Cargo capacity: 50 kg on the rear rack, plus an additional 20 kg with optional front rack
  • Fits riders 160 – 195 cm (5’3” – 6’5”), and also riders 145 – 180 cm (4’9” – 5’11”) when equipped with a shorter, 350 mm seatpost
  • Lots of available kid, dog, and cargo-carrying accessories—easily create your perfect setup
  • Ultra-low 490 mm standover height makes (dis)mounting and waiting at stops easier
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for reliable stopping power—even when heavily loaded and riding fast
  • Proven safe and reliable: frame and fork are EFBE-tested up to the 150 kg (331 lb) Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight


SPEEDS: 1 x 9
WEIGHT: 23 kg (50.7 lb)
GEAR INCHES: 31″ – 95″ (2.45 – 7.57 m)
DISTANCE SEATPOST TO HANDLEBAR: 60 – 64 cm (23.6 – 25.2 in)
DISTANCE SADDLE TO PEDAL: 68 – 110 cm (26.8 – 43.3 in)
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT: 160 – 195 cm (63 – 76.8 in)
MAX GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT: 150 kg (330.7 lb)
MAX RIDER WEIGHT: 120 kg (264.6 lb) 
FRAME: Tern Quick Haul, Patented Design, 6061-AL, EFBE Tri-Test approved: 150 kg
FORK: Cargo, steel, EFBE approved: 150 kg


STEM: Speedlifter, 150 mm extension, 3D Forged stem, 31.8
HEADSET: TH, cartridge bearings
HANDLEBAR: Low riser, 31.8, 6061-AL
GRIPS/BAR TAPE: Velo ergonomic, lock-on
SADDLE: Velo Comfort
SEATPOST: 31.6 mm, 6061-AL, micro-adjust clamp


FRONT BRAKE: Shimano, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE: Shimano, hydraulic disc
BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano, hydraulic disc
BRAKE CABLE & HOUSING: Shimano, hydraulic disc


FRONT HUB: Shimano disc
REAR HUB: Shimano disc
SPOKES & NIPPLES: Stainless steel
RIMS: Kinetix Comp, for disc
TIRES: Schwalbe Big Apple, 55-406, puncture protection, Reflex


SHIFTER(S): Shimano Alivio, 1 x 9 spd, trigger
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Alivio Shadow
CRANKSET: Tern custom, forged 6061-AL crankarm
CASSETTE/FREEWHEEL: Shimano 11-34T, 9 spd
BOTTOM BRACKET: Motor integrated
CHAIN: KMC for eBike, 9 spd
PEDALS: Urban with non-slip surface


MOTOR: Class 3, Bosch Performance Sport, 300% Assist, 65 Nm Torque, max speed 28 mph
BATTERY: Bosch PowerPack 400
DISPLAY: Bosch Purion
RANGE: 400 Wh: 51 – 100 km (31.7 – 62.1 mi)
CHARGER: Compact Charger, 100-240V, 2A


BELL: Aluminum
KICKSTAND: Pletscher design, rear mount
FRONT LIGHT: Herrmans, 120 lumens
REAR LIGHT: Herrmans
FENDERS: Chromeplastic, stainless hardware
RACK(S): Atlas Q Rack, UpperDeck Mount System, Vertical Parking, 50 kg capacity

Specification: Tern Quick Haul P9 Sport Class 3

General Info
Intended Use

1 Child

Cargo Bike Style



Class 3 – 28mph

E-Bike System Type

Bosch eBike System 2

Model Year

2022, 2023

How to Purchase


DIN Rating

330 lbs

UL Certification

UL 2849


5-10 Years

Frame Info
Fork Material


Frame Sizes

One Size

Max Gross Vehicle Weight

330 lbs

Max Rider Weight

264 lbs

Suggested Rider Height

4'9" – 6'5"

E-Bike System



Bosch Performance Sport



Battery Type

Bosch PowerPack

Number of Batteries



Bosch Purion

Passenger Carrying
Child Seat Compatibility

Yepp Maxi EasyFit, Yepp Nexxt Maxi

Infant Seat Compatibility



50.5 lb


9 spd, Shimano 11-34T

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Alivio Shadow


1 x 9 spd, Shimano Alivio, trigger











Rear Light


Max Rack Weight

110 lb

2 reviews for Tern Quick Haul P9 Sport Class 3

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  1. Deb liptzin

    Love my tern quick haul! Had a radrunner plus whose front wheel fell off while I was riding. This has been an amazing replacement bike. The only thing I don’t like is the geometry—I prefer sitting more upright and have a lot of upper back/shoulder pain, so I am getting a pt to suggest a bike fit. Will be expensive but worth it.

    + PROS: Price point was palatable. Kid is in a captains chair and he loves it. 👍👍👍
    - CONS: Geometry as above. Miss the throttle from the rad, but I think I’m getting more exercise and brakes need replaced much less!
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    • Arleigh

      Deb! Thanks so much for chiming in. Have they adjusted the handlebars back for you?

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  2. Richard Pak

    The Tern Quick Haul is currently our family’s favorite Tern electric bike. We currently own the GSD Gen 2 and have owned the GSD Gen 1 and a Vektron P9. We have two kids and our oldest was getting too big to ride on the Vektron. We didn’t want to worry about the logistics of either parent having the right bike to pickup the bigger kid. And so our search led us to the Quick Haul.

    What we were looking for:
    1. Either Bosch or Shimano mid drive motor that can handle San Francisco Hills and go up to 28mph with assist. We need enough torque for steep San Francisco hills. I also commute several miles to work after school/daycare drop-off and want to ride more quickly with no passengers. I didn’t consider hub drives because of our steep hills.
    2. Ability to carry our oldest child until she was about 11/12 (~100-120lbs)
    3. Light and small enough to regularly bring onto a commuter train. I take the commuter train after daycare drop-off a few days a week and carrying the GSD was a bit of a pain, while the Vektron was easy.

    Bikes we considered beside the QH P9:
    1. Tern HSD P9 Performance. We took this off our list pretty quickly because its main benefit over the QH was front suspension, which means added weight. Also, we knew that we could add a suspension stem to the Quick Haul. Also we preferred the slightly more sporty riding position of the QH over the very relaxed HSD.
    2. Benno Remi Demi Performance Sport. A lot to love, but it cost more and it’s max passenger weight was a lot lower (85lbs).
    3. Benno Boost 10D Performance Speed Low Step. Honestly, this was our favorite bike to ride. The motor was the most powerful. It had a better passenger area than the QH, could fit two kids, almost as compact in length as our GSD, and much lighter. It’s 24 inch wheels also made for a smoother ride and we could still add a suspension stem. But it also cost several thousands more.
    4. Xtracycle RFA Speed motor. Our second favorite bike and very similar to the Benno Boost (a bit heavier). But ultimately we prefer Bosch over Shimano motors. Bosch has a stronger track record for reliability and serviceability. I plan to service the motor myself once the warranty expires and Shimano motors are not user serviceable. If the RFA still used a Bosch motor, I might have bought this bike because I do like the idea of supporting a local company, especially the one that invented the longtail cargo bike.

    Why we chose the Quick Haul P9
    We chose this bike because a) the motor torque was enough for getting around the city with a kid and was zippy enough when riding solo; b) passenger capacity was enough for kid to grow into; c) It was much lighter and nimble than the other bikes considered.

    My modifications:
    1. Drivetrain. The Alivio drivetrain is a bit clunky when shifting on Sport or Turbo. I think the acute angle caused by the pulley wheel causes some of this issue. I replaced the Alivio with a 10 speed Shimano Zee drivetrain (same 11-34T gear range)that I got for under $100 on FB marketplace. It fixed all my shifting issues. I then removed the pulley wheel because the Zee has a clutch and much shorter cage. I now have perfect shifting and better clearance. No dropped chain thus far. I’ve also helped a friend upgrade to Microsoft Advent Super Short 9 speed drivetrain. Also works great and you can keep the original cassette.
    2. Handlebar. I cut 10 mm off each end and added Ergon GP1 grips.
    3. Suspension stem. I found a used Kinekt stem that works great. Ads a bit of weight, but insignificant to the weight of a fork. Perfect enough damping for rough roads.
    4. Tern Hauling Accessories: a) Hauler Rack w/ Weather Top Bag, b) Cargo Hold 37 Bags. Enough for groceries, school supplies etc.
    5. Tern Passenger Accessories: a) Captains chair, b) Seat belt; c) Stirrups. Works for my 3 year old and my 9 year old.
    6. Paint protection decals. A must for this bike around locking points.
    7. Litelock X1. Easy to lock around street signs, bike racks, and parking meters with this angle grinder resistant lock.

    + PROS: - Bosch Performance Sport motor. Strong enough for this lightweight bike and a passenger. Zippy enough for solo commuting. - Very lightweight and nimble for a cargo bike - Sportier riding position than HSD - Ability to add suspension stem - Lots of locking points for a U Lock. - Warranty and frame tested certifications - Easy to service compared to other cargo bikes. - Price/Value: For a DIN certified bike frame with a Bosch Performance motor, this bike is a great value.
    - CONS: - Alivio Drivetrain. Upgrading to Microshift Advent Super Short shifter and derailleur (~$100) will make a huge difference - Quick Release instead of Thru Axle. Makes maintenance a little fussier, especially aligning wheel perfectly with brakes. - Paint. Tern clearly used cheaper paint than other bikes here and any slight knock from a lock will fully chip, not scratch, the paint
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    • Arleigh

      Amazing review, thank you for all the detail!!

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