I made the trip down to the Recumbent Cycle Con in Pomona today. I had a chance to check out the new Greenspeed prototype and have a chance with Ian Sims. This is a very interesting trike. To me it looks like an updated version of the old GLR. It has the new curvier seat and aero tubing on the cross members of the cruciform. It also has negatively cambered front wheels like the X-series and the SLR. Unlike the GLR, it has the steering above the frame. Ian says that this is just a prototype and that the production version will have disc wheels and perhaps a hard shell seat option. He expects it to be available next year.
Ians says the goal of the trike is to make a trike as fast as a two-wheeler so that people don’t need to buy a trike and a bike. I’m not convinced that any trike will make that step in speed, but I’m very happy to see Greenspeed get back into the fast trike business again.
Please excuse the poor quality of the photos. I didn’t realize that my flash was lighting up the Kojak lettering on the tires so badly..