The Magnum SD was to disappear and be replaced by the Magnum XL in conjunction with the new GT20 series.
The new GT20 has brought the Greenspeed GT Series up to date and as suggested by the name: GT20, the new GT series is fitted with the standard 20″ trike wheels and tyres. The GT20 feels a little larger than the earlier GTs.
The Magnum XL which was to replace the Magnum SD is able to carry up to 200kg of rider weight, about 20kg more than the Magnum SD, along with the traditional Magnum 40kg of luggage. The XL is about 5cm longer and wider than the SD. Susan’s current choice of trike is the Magnum XL in spite of it being a little larger saying the seating is very comfortable.
Have a great day.
Greenspeed cross over steering, comfortable and very stable to use. Adjustable handle grips in width and tilt. Four position seat height adjustment and quick release seat struts for sitting upright or reclined. Elastic strung ergonomic cool mesh seating.
Thank you to all the people that visit and pick up trikes from QR at Tewantin.
I don’t know if its the weather that is bringing people out or wether we only sell Greenspeed trikes… but we have been quite busy here at Tewantin. Perhaps the younger are starting to realise trikes are not just for the young at heart (but long in the tooth [oldies]) and are quickly becoming popular for the younger people wishing to bring up their fitness.
Greenspeed trikes are extremely popular across USA and Europe. Queenslanders are more than happy to put a Greenspeed Magnum on Qantas and go touring through Europe, one or two also to the US from here.
The Magnums in particular are long tried and very tested. We now have the addition of the Magnum XL: a littler more sure footed with about 5cm + on the track and length and able to carry an additional 20kg of rider weight.
If you have questions, we are happy to help out if we can and if not we’ll try our best to find the answers for you. Give us a call, drop a line and make a time to come and see a trike close up.
Too far for a Trike
If you think we are too far away and you want to be able to have your trike service locally, there are many bike shops familiar with Greenspeed Recumbents and are more than happy to provide ongoing service. So – you can comfortably buy here and not need to do a long return trip a couple of years down the track but instead of buying from a picture be able to actually put your seat on one of our seats.
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.