Greenspeed GLR 16/19 Race Trike 2003 Recumbent Bike

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-1 of 1  
[Mar 20, 2021]
karlInSanDiego


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

The Greenspeed Low Racer has an extreme 20 degree seating position. It is a raw, purpose-built racer with no compromises. It uses 16" front wheels with Sachs 70mm drum brakes. The trike came with a Sachs/SRAM Spectro 3x7 internal gear hub with -27%, 0%, and +36%, mounted on a 20" rear wheel. Mine has been modified to use a 9 speed cassette. It has very good feel through indirect steering and holds its line. Cornering speeds are very quick, with extremely low center of gravity. My trike came equipped with Dura Ace front derailleur, 57/42T TA Specialites front crank, Ultegra 9 speed short cage rear derailleur and an 11-32 cassette. I've fitted a Bafang BBS-02 750W motor and 550Wh battery on mine with 46/52T steel chainrings.

Weakness:

The trike is fairly heavy for its lack of suspension relative to modern speed trikes, at 37 lbs. It has minimal ground clearance, and the return chain and rear derailleur are very close to the ground, making speed bumps a hassle. Mine is the early version with straight seat rails, where later versions had curved back rails. The GLR lacks a stock headrest, which it really needs because the extreme seat angle mean you need to use your neck muscles to keep your head/neck tilted up. With neck support it is easy to ride for long distances.

Price Paid:
1100
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
2002
Roadbikereview Newsletter

Get the latest roadbike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2021 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.