Greenspeed Aero Trikes
FOR THOSE WITH A NEED FOR SPEED
Greenspeed Aero recumbent trike has been designed to satisfy your “Need for Speed”. At 20 mph, 80 percent of an ordinary bike rider’s energy goes into pushing the air aside. This is what makes it so much harder to ride into a headwind, than a tailwind.
You will LOVE headwinds on Greenspeed Aero! Because when you turn into a headwind on Greenspeed Aero, you will leave the competition behind, if you haven’t already. Even the cross member on the Aero is streamlined. This is because a streamlined tube has 1/10th the drag of a round tube!
The more the seat is reclined, the smaller your frontal area is to the wind and the faster you go. The seat of Greenspeed Aero is reclined at a low 20 degrees. Wind tunnel testing shows a large gain in speed when using wheel covers. Most bikes and trikes cannot use front wheel covers due to instability in cross winds. Greenspeed Aero overcomes this and further reduces drag by using 16” front wheels with a 20” rear wheel.
To further reduce air drag, Greenspeed Aero uses the joy stick steering that was first used on the SLR. This is linear action steering, allowing the hands and arms to be closer to the body, moving fore and aft, instead of moving sideways, where your arms catch more wind.
The cranks are above the seat, so that the feet are within the frontal area for the body, reducing air drag. Our wind tunnel testing has shown that the exposed callipers on disk brakes produce more drag that drum brakes, where the drum is contained within the wheel. So the Aero uses special 90 mm drum brakes which have been reduced in overall width to fit within the wheel slim wheel covers.
Finally, there is a new headrest available if needed. It has a single support strut, in line with the neck, instead of the two struts on previous headrests.
Greenspeed Aero Specifications
|Frame||Aluminium Alloy 7005|
|Width||30”- 76 cm|
|Length||80”- 202 cm|
|Height||20” – 51cm|
|Seat Height||6.5” – 16 cm|
|Seat Angle||20 degrees|
|Crank Height||12.5 to 14.7” – 32 to 37 cm|
|X-seam range||39 to 47” – 99 to 119 cm|
|Ground Clearance||2.6” – 7 cm|
|Turning Circle||14 feet – 4.3 m|
|Track||28.3”- 72 cm|
|Wheelbase||41.3” – 105 cm|
|Front Wheels||16” Alloy rims with SS spokes and carbon fibre covers|
|Rear Wheels||20” Alloy rim with SS spokes and carbon fibre covers|
|Tires||GreenSpeed Slicks, 16” x 1 ½” & 20” x 1.5” – 40-349 & 40-406, 40 to 100 psi.|
|Cranks||Shun SS-ZO-300 56/42/28 x 165 mm|
|Cassette||10 speed 9/28|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Shifters||Shimano Dura Ace 10 speed Bar End|
|Gear Range||18 to 124” – 689 percent|
|Brakes||GS – Sturmey Archer 90 mm drums|
|Standard Equipment||Carbon fibre wheel covers|
|Optional Extras||Head rest, luggage rack, rear mudguard|
|Rider weight Limit||250 lbs – 120 kg|
|Luggage Weight Limit||66 lbs – 30 kg|
|Trike Weight||31 lbs – 14kg|
|Boxed Size||58 x 25 x 16” – 148 x 63 x 40 cm|
Laid Back Cycles – Sacramento, NorCal and Bay Area Recumbent Trike Dealer
At Laid Back Cycles we have the top Trained Mechanics to Repair Recumbent Trikes serving the Sacramento and Bay Area.
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