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GREENSPEED MAGNUM

at last – no compromises

Many people have said that it is not possible to build a trike that is suitable for road as well as off road. Others have said, you must have suspension to give a smooth ride. However, this increases the weight, adds complication, and cost. Well, the Greenspeed Magnum breaks the mould in trike design! No longer is it necessary to agonize between the choice of a high seat trike for off road, or a low seat trike for on road, suspension or non-suspension, disc brakes or drum brakes, or a heavy, low performance trike to take your weight.

The Magnum is the first recumbent trike to have a seat that is adjustable for height. Plus, it is adjustable for angle as well. The seat height is adjustable from 12” to 17” and both adjustments are with Quick Release levers. Thus, the rider can choose the seat height to suit ease of entry and exit, the riding conditions, and personal preference – low for speed and high for visibility in traffic. Some riders may find they need the seat high at first to help get them on and off the trike. Later, as they become fitter and lose weight, they might find they can lower the seat and take advantage of the lower centre of gravity. This gives better cornering and road holding. Wind tunnel tests show that the lower seat is 2 MPH faster at 25 MPH.

While the seat may look simple, it is actually the most comfortable on the market. First of all, the seat cover is completely open weave. This allows cooling to the back, and does not hold water if it rains. Then, the curves were designed by a chiropractor to give proper support to both the lumbar and the shoulders. Secondly, the shock cord lacing provides a good fit to your back, plus it provides suspension for insulation from road shock.

Suspension is also provided by the Schwalbe Big Apple balloon tyres, which give both a low rolling resistance and a comfortable ride. The third secret in the Greenspeed ride is the frame. Normally, aluminum frames give a hard ride. However, each tube on the Magnum was carefully selected to give the same good ride characteristics as the CroMo frames. Thus, by just adjusting the tyre pressures, the trike is equally at home on rough roads and smooth roads.

Now, for off road use, you need a high ground clearance and low gears, yet for road use you need high gears and good road holding. The Magnum has a massive 5” of ground clearance, yet with the seat low, and the cambered wheels, it has outstanding road holding. Plus, the 9-32 Gold Ace cassette, combined with the 52/42/30 triple crankset, gives a very wide range of gears, from 19” in bottom to 116” in top gear – a range of over 600%! So, you can easily go fast or slow.

Disc brakes normally have superior stopping power to drum brakes, but disc brakes make it harder to take the wheels off and on. They are difficult to adjust, the pads wear faster, and they cause more drag. So, the Magnum is the first trike to use the new, larger 90 mm Sturmey Archer (SA) drum brakes. Plus, they are used with the matching SA brake levers, which are longer, and have more leverage. Thus, the performance is as good as the disc brakes without all the disadvantages. Then as a bonus, they come with a press button quick release. So, if you need to make the trike smaller, to place it in your car, taking the wheels off is effortless! Believe it or not, with the central frame hinge, and the quick release wheels, the Magnum will pack down in to the same size box – 28x15x32 inches, as its smaller brother, the Greenspeed GT1.

The smaller 16 inch wheeled GT trikes have been limited to a rider weight of 265 pounds, whereas the Magnum, with its larger diameter frame tubes, has a rider weight limit of a whopping 400 pounds! Yet thanks to the high strength 7005 aluminum tubing, the weight of the whole trike is only 2 pounds more than the GT1, at 42 pounds. So, you can be sure that the trike will be strong enough to cope with all your adventures.

The Magnum will be available from Greenspeed dealers from Februrary 2012. Pre orders suggest first shipment could be s old out by the end of March. To become on of the first Magnum owners, we advise you to place your order now to avoid dissappointment. To find your nearest dealers, just log on to http://greenspeed.com.au

The new Greenspeed Magnum

 GREENSPEED MAGNUM SPECIFICATIONS:

Frame: 7005 Aluminum with quick release seat and centre fold

Width: 34 inches

Length: 76 inches (with crank extension at max)

Height: 30-35 inches

Seat Height: 12-17 inches

Seat Angle: 30-48 degrees

Ground Clearance: 5 inches

Turning Circle: 14 feet

Track: 31.5 inches

Wheelbase: 41.3 inches

Front Wheels: push button quick release

Rear Wheel: standard bike quick release

Rims: 20 inch alloy

Spokes: Stainless Steel

Tyres: 20×2.0 inch Schwalbe Big Apples

Gears: 27 speed Shimano

Cranks: Shimano Sora 170 mm, 52/42/30t

Cassette: Gold Ace 9 speed 9-32

Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora Touring Triple

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore super long cage

Chain: SRAM nine speed

Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace bar end

Gear Range: 19 inches to 116 inches

Brakes: twin Sturmey Archer 90 mm drums

Rider Weight Limit: 400 pounds

Luggage Weight Limit: 80 pounds

Trike Weight: 42 pounds

Boxed Size: 32x28x15


Glide:

Some of founder and CEO Ian Sims’ earliest (and now longstanding) thoughts have always revolved around creating products that would give people a viable alternative in personal transport. The many products that Greenspeed have since brought into fruition over the years have been envisioned to not just compete with the car (and fossil fuel) market but also to benefit the health of the planet and people’s individual health. Much of this was happening, of course, long before environmental conservation and sustainability became household bywords and savvy politically strategy.

For Greenspeed the GLYDE velomobile is the natural culmination of close to two decades of hard work and dedication to its founder’s early vision. At the same time, this new velomobile takes the company a quantum leap into the future. Welcome to this era!

FEATURES:

body fiberglass with hinged cockpit door

incorporating wheel arches and luggage

repair removable derailleur hatch for rear tyre

tray hinged luggage hatch

standard finish orange gel-coat

frame true space frame, hand made from 4130 cromoly

powder coated black

incorporating quick adjustable seat

standard drive train set up

track 760 mm

wheelbase 1270 mm

widest point 800 mm

body width 700 mm

overall length 2.7 m

turning circle 6.5 m

seat angle 30 degree standard

seat height 140 mm

ground clearance

under mid-body 100 mm

suspension rear trailing arm w/ coil spring and oil dampening

suspension front Glyde Scissor linkage w/ coil spring

weight (approx) 30kg 65lb

wheels hand built (fronts include wheel covers)

rims front Jetset 349 (32 hole)

rim rear Jetset 406 (32 hole)

spokes 14g stainless

rear hub SRAM DualDrive 3×9

front hub Greenspeed disc 16

tyres Greenspeed Scorchers

brakes Avid bb7

shift lever Shimano Dura-ace bar end

cranks Shimano 105 octalink hollowtech 147mm 52/40/30

cassette SRAM 11-26t 9 spd

rear derailleur Shimano tiagra mid-cage

Gear inches 16 – 123″

max rider weight 120kg

rider x-seam 36″-49″(91.4-124.5cm)

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GT 1:

The GT1 is a small trike with a big personality. Designed as an easily transportable trike so that you can fold it up to fit in your car or to take up less space in your shed, it’s quick fold is achieved with only a 6mm Allen key for the single seat bolt and one quick release for the frame hinge.

COMPONENTS
Cranks Chain Control Shifters Rear Sprocket Front hubs Rear hub Rims Spokes Tires Brakes Pedals
Driveline 170mm std 155mm sml Shimano Nexus tensioner Nexus Revo Nexus 22t Sturmey Archer Shimano Nexus 8spd internal Alloy 349 Stainless 14g Greenspeed Scorcher Sturmey Archer Plastic toe-clip
DIMENSIONS
Track Width Wheelbase Length Height Turning circle Seat angle Seat height Ground clearance Weight Rider weight limit X-Seam
Range
29.5″ (75cm) 32.7″ (83cm) 39″ (98cm) 69″ (175cm) 27″ (68cm) 12′ (3.7m) 40 degrees 10″ (25cm) 2.6″ (7cm) 37.5lbs (17kg) 265lbs Standard
41-49″
Small
37-45″

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GT 3:

This trike is ideal for weekend riders, commuters or even assisted touring. Made in a small and standard size, you should find one to suit you. There is a weight limit of 265lbs for this trike. The GT3 is a small trike with a big personality. Designed as an easily transportable trike so that you can fold it up to fit in your car or to take up less space in your shed, it’s quick fold is achieved with only a 6mm Allen key for the single seat bolt and one quick release for the frame hinge.

COMPONENTS
Cranks Derailleurs Shifters Cassette Front hubs Rear hub Rims Spokes Tires Brakes Pedals
Shimano Sora Shimano Sora / Deore Shimano Dura-Ace 9spd Capreo 9-26 9spd Sturmey Archer Shimano Capreo Alloy 349 Stainless 14g Greenspeed Scorcher Sturmey Archer Plastic toe-clip
DIMENSIONS
Track Width Wheelbase Length Height Turning circle Seat angle Seat height Ground clearance Weight Rider weight limit X-Seam
Range
29.5″ (75cm) 32.7″ (83cm) 39″ (98cm) 69″ (175cm) 27″ (68cm) 12′ (3.7m) 40 degrees 10″ (25cm) 2.6″ (7cm) 37.5lbs (17kg) 265lbs Standard
41-49″
Small
37-45″

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GT5:

The GT5 is a small trike with a big personality. Designed as an easily transportable trike so that you can fold it up to fit in your car or to take up less space in your shed, it’s quick fold is achieved with only a 6mm Allen key for the single seat bolt and one quick release for the frame hinge. This trike is ideal for weekend riders, commuters or even assisted touring. Made in a small and standard size, you should find one to suit you. There is a weight limit of 265lbs for this trike.

COMPONENTS
Cranks Derailleurs Shifters Cassette Front hubs Rear hub Rims Spokes Tires Brakes Pedals
Shimano Tiagra Shimano Tiagra Shimano Dura-Ace 9spd Capreo 9-26 9spd GS Disc narrow Shimano Capreo Alloy 349 Stainless 14g Greenspeed Scorcher Disc Gator brakes Plastic toe-clip
DIMENSIONS
Track Width Wheelbase Length Height Turning circle Seat angle Seat height Ground clearance Weight Rider weight limit X-Seam
Range
29.5″ (75cm) 32.7″ (83cm) 39″ (98cm) 69″ (175cm) 27″ (68cm) 12′ (3.7m) 40 degrees 10″ (25cm) 2.6″ (7cm) 37.5lbs (17kg) 265lbs Standard
41-49″
Small
37-45″

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X3 Sport:

The X3 was created as a sports trike first. Then we added the GT3 folding feature. A low seat base helps to lower the center of gravity for better cornering, front wheels are cambered to increase cornering grip and caster angle has been increased to improve rider feedback. With a reclined seat (30 degrees) and awesome road holding ability, this is the perfect trike for a fast rider with the “need for speed”. Great for commuting, day rides or touring with a trailer. New for 2008 we have added a new wheel package, Velocity Aerohead rims and Schwalbe Stelvio narrow high pressure tires.

COMPONENTS
Cranks Derailleurs Shifters Cassette Front hubs Rear hub Rims Spokes Tires Brakes Pedals
Shimano Tiagra Shimano Tiagra / Deore Dura-Ace 9spd 9-26 9spd Capreo GS narrow disc Shimano Capreo Aerohead 349 Stainless 14g Schwalbe Stelvio Sturmey Archer Plastic toe-clip
DIMENSIONS
Track Width Wheelbase Length Height Turning circle Seat angle Seat height Ground clearance Weight Rider weight limit X-Seam
Range
29.5″ (75cm) 31″ (79cm) 39″ (98cm) 69″ (175cm) 26″ (66cm) 12′ (3.7m) 30 degrees 9.5″ (24cm) 2.6″ (7cm) 37lbs (17kg) 265lbs Standard
41-49″
Small
37-45″

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Greenspeed has more models from which to choose. Please visit their website for additional information.

http://www.greenspeed.com.au/trikes.html

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