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Greenspeed GTO Recumbent Trike


The GTO was Greenspeed’s best selling model till the less expensive GT-3 and GT-5 came out. The GTO is a versatile full size trike with 3 20” (406) wheels. With it’s S&S couplings it can be disassembled and packed into two suitcases. Designed to be taken on an airline as baggage it does not fit in a car trunk as quick and easily as the GT-3. To fold the GTO you take off the seat by removing one screw at the front and two at the rear of the seat. Then disassemble the frame with a single S&S coupling (S&S tool is included with trike). The GTO and GT-3 & GT-5 frames are made in Taiwan, another way they saves you money.


The GTO high back seat has a 40-degree recline. It is their highest seat angle; casual riders often find it is the most comfortable. This upright angle puts more weight on your but and may cause some discomfort on longer rides. Its dropped frame lowers your center of gravity for sporty cornering but still gives four inches of ground clearance, more than many other trikes. I find 4” clearance to be enough for most dirt roads. The GTO is a versatile design based on a prototype Paul Simms used in 1999 for practical Human Powered Vehicle competitions at HPV races in Australia. The practical races include road races, criteriums, drag races, slaloms, sprints, a hill climb, a shopping race, and an off-road race. The winner must use the same machine for ALL events.


The Greenspeed GTO Touring Trike is suitable for most types of riding: touring, (even on vacations overseas) everyday commuting and fitness riding. It will disassemble and fit in luggage for airline travel. It requires about ¼ hour to disassemble or re-assemble for transport in a car. Packing for airline travel takes longer. The GT-3, GT-5 and GT-X fold to fit in a car in ~30 seconds. Don’t believe it? Stop in and time me!


Greenspeed GTO Specs:   Greenspeed GTO Options:  
Track width 31.5" (800 mm)   Magura hydraulic disc brakes $450
Width  34.6" (880 mm)   Hope hydraulic disc brakes $675
Wheelbase 38.4" (975 mm)   Gore-tex Ride-on Cables $70
Length  71.5" (182 cm)   Rear Suspension $750
Height  27.6" (700 mm)   Rohloff 14 speed internal gear hub (w/ external cable box) $1,015
Turning circle 14' 11" (453cm)   Schlumpf Drive 2 speed crankset - extra wide gear range $375
Seat Angle 40 degrees   Shimano Ultegra/XT upgrade $225
Seat Height  11" (28 cm)   Heavy duty removable Cro Mo luggage rack (cap. 88lbs) $90
Ground clearance  5" (120 mm)   Heavy duty frame (1 lb extra) N.C.
Wheels  20" x 1.75" (406) alloy rims   20" x 1.125" wheels (save 2 lb) $160
Spokes  DT stainless steel   Titanium spokes $565
Tyres  Tioga "Comp Pool" 90 psi slicks   Front fenders with mudflaps and reflectors $130
Brakes  Sunrace/Sturmey Archer Drums   Head Rest (fully adjustable) $120
Gears  81 speed - SRAM 3x9 + triple crank   Busch & Muller Halogen 6v dynamo lighting set $260
Crank Shimano 105 52/42/30   Busch & Muller Halogen 12v dynamo lighting set $475
Rear Cluster  SRAM  11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 34.   Arkel T-42 pannier bags  
Hub ratios  0.734, 1, 1.362   Arkel RT-60 Recumbent style pannier bags  
Gear Range  13 to 125 inches   Grab Handles (used to get in and out of the trike) $75
Frame  Cro Mo 4130 tubing   Sigma BC 800 Cycle computer (8 functions) fitted $56
X-seam range STD 42.5-49" LG 45-51.5", SM 39-45", XSM 34.5-40.5"   Sigma BC 1600 Cycle computer (16 functions) fitted $72
Steering  Centre point Ackermann with inclined handle bars.   Cadence Kit for BC 1600 - fitted $26
Weight  38.5lbs (17.5kg)   2nd Mirror $30
Standard fittings  S&S Coupling, Rear fender, Rack, Mirror, Safety Flag   Mirror-spedo-front light mount (like a handle bar) $16
Base Price $4,250 US   GTO frame tube protectors (for travel protection) $100
  Note - specifications are subject to change   Topeak Combination Pump $45








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