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One less car

Queensland Recumbent - One less car

Another happy QR (Queensland Recumbent) rider! Lisa has been riding every day since their trike was collected and have just written to say …

“All up (we’re) very happy with the trike.”

Queensland Recumbent - One less car
Queensland Recumbent – One less car (flag by Lisa)

Love the flag! That’s a brilliant way of making an already highly visible trike more eye-catching! Fantastic safety feature!

Thank you Carl and Lisa for your feedback.

Regards
Eric and Susan

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Another Greenspeed Magnum XL

Queensland Recumbent - Yellow Magnum XL by Greenspeed

Another Greenspeed Magnum XL finds it’s way onto Queensland roads and paths.

Queensland Recumbent Magnum XL Flat-Pack
Queensland Recumbent Magnum XL Flat-Pack

Two of the four gone and we need to have the next two ready for a southern (Gold Coast) visitor on Monday.

Queensland Recumbent - Greenspeed Magnum XL
Queensland Recumbent – Greenspeed Magnum XL
Queensland Recumbent - Yellow Greenspeed Magnum XL
Queensland Recumbent – Yellow Greenspeed Magnum XL
Queensland Recumbent - Yellow Greenspeed Magnum XL
Queensland Recumbent – Yellow Greenspeed Magnum XL
Queensland Recumbent - Yellow Greenspeed Magnum XL
Queensland Recumbent – Yellow Greenspeed Magnum XL

Thanks Greenspeed. I’m really getting to like the seat on the Magnum XL. Greenspeed say their Magnum XL seat is the most comfortable on the market, and while I’m not that well travelled on all the brands available, I have ridden a few. With the extra seat width your body is much more suspended than sitting on frames as some trikes are set out. The much higher back of the seat really adds to the comfort, I just need to find a good way of mounting a fishing rod holder on the front, perhaps where I can hook a toe around the line should I “drift off“.

Considering the trike is rated at 220 kgs for the rider plus another 40kg of luggage, even I have a lot of wiggle room. This trike looks and feels like it sits up and inch or so higher than the original Magnum and first thought is a change in stability, and there may well be. I haven’t found a detrimental change as the track and wheelbase on the Magnum XL are a little wider than the original Magnum. It tracks very well into fast corners and feels very stable and predictable even on gravel surfaces.

The red MXL above is the standard configuration while the yellow has additions (extras) such as head rest, grab handles with mirrors and a 40kg capacity alloy luggage rack. For those with mobility or balance issues, the grab handles make a big different to comfortable entry and exit.

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Greenspeed Magnum XL new arrivals

Queensland Recumbent - Magnum XL by Greenspeed

Tuesday 15th Nov 2016, we have four new arrivals arrived today from Ian at Greenspdeed. Four Magnum XL recumbent trikes.

Two yellow, one blue and one red.

Have someone coming Friday to look and one to pick up, better get started on getting them out of the boxes and putting them in a more presentable form.

Queensland Recumbent - Magnum XL by Greenspeed
Queensland Recumbent – Magnum XL by Greenspeed

Friday has come and gone. I was going to get a photo of them first two out of the boxs, but they are gone :o( and no photo opportunity.

Maybe the next one!

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