The new Greenspeed Anura delta trike
Greenspeed's New Anura delta trikes have
The first delta trike from Greenspeed has arrived! Now the
KettWiesel has some competition. We have both the Hase and the Anura in
stock and ready to ride so you can decide for yourself which suite you
best. I'll review them further here soon.
Previously tagged the “frog” this new Greenspeed delta trike is now
known as the Anura. The 2007 model is a great deal at $2450 with the
Schlumpf speed drive giving 16 speeds. Its high gear is a bit lacking,
if you are interested in high speed you might want to consider the Hase
KettWiesel, but at ~$3500 with 2 wheel drive you might not. In a tight
space the Anura cuts a pretty small turning circle, in both directions.
Adjusting it to fit different riders requires changing the chain length
making it hard to share this trike between two riders. We recommend
trying both the Hase & the Anura before deciding.
In future years Greenspeed is considering 3 Anura models, with one new
model released each year. The three Anura frames will likely be pretty
similar if not the same the difference being in the components. The 2007
Anura frame size is Medium/large size, the small medium should become
available in 2008.
Testing the Anura rectangular tube alloy frame.
The Anura’s drive train will have a 13-28 rear cluster with a Schlumpf
Speed Drive at the cranks. This will give a great range and good high
gear even with the It will also allow use of a short cage rear
derailleur for better ground clearance and leave a spot on the left
handlebar for a mirror.
It will have the
Avid mechanical discs on all 3 wheels with a 2 into one for the
rear brakes and a single for the front. Wheels will hold three 16” (349)
tires. Overall weight will be just about 40 lb.
will be Yellow/Black and Silver/Black in a pattern as shown in this
Greenspeed’s new Anura delta trike color scheme
You will be able
to stand it on its end to save floor space. The crank extension will be
marked to more easily change between two riders. A RANS seat will
provide plush seating. Recline angle will be adjustable with
non-incremental sliding seat braces (instead of the common “grenade pin”
system.) We will see how the RANS seat is in the side support department
for that fun hard cornering (weee!). There will be a versatile boss
welded into the rear of the frame for attaching a trailer or hooking
another Anura on to have a tandem extension.
aiming at a $2495 US price.
For accessories there will be a tandem/trailer coupler, racks for
carrying loads, a place for a mirror, computer, lights and fenders.
Three water bottle mounts will be available, 1 on the frame between your
legs, 2 on the back of the RANS seat. Of course the RANS seat bags will
fit so you can carry a hydration bladder if you prefer.
will mount straight into the top of the fork and a universal rear light
mount will clamp to the seat top rail (and still allow it to stand on
Lights could be mounted to a number of different positions on the rear
of the trike.
For the Dynamo
fans (a favorite at the Greenspeed shop) they suggest a front dynamo hub
will be best.