Another Greenspeed Magnum XL finds it’s way onto Queensland roads and paths.
Two of the four gone and we need to have the next two ready for a southern (Gold Coast) visitor on Monday.
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.