Hand Magnum Overview

Whereas most hand trikes are developed from wheelchairs to which a front driving wheel has been added, GreenSpeed hand trikes are developed from GreenSpeed recumbent trikes, and have rear wheel drive, with two front steering wheels. Thus they have both superior traction, and better steering and handling, with a smaller turning circle, making them more manoeuvrable. The Hand Magnum is the result of over 20 years of development. It has a 7005 aluminium alloy folding frame for transport, and folding column to ease entry and exit. It will take riders up to 400 lbs, and is suitable for touring, commuting, exercising and just having fun.

Comfort & Ease

The seat was designed by a chiropractor, so that is has both lumbar and shoulder support. Plus, the seat cover is laced with shock cord so that it confirms to the shape of your back, and gives a good measure of suspension over road bumps. Like the Magnum, the seat is adjustable both for height and for angle. The handle for the brake lever and gears can be adjusted both in and out, as well as fore and aft. The crank handles are made so one can get a full hand grip with no interference from the spindle, and the handles can be adjusted in and out with quick release clamps, to suit the rider’s shoulder width. The cranks can also be adjusted both for height and reach, so that any rider should be able to get a comfortable cranking position. The crank handles are also long enough to accept both brake levers and gear levers, should the rider prefer to have them on the crank handles rather than on the stationary handle. Plus there is 6” of adjustment in the leg length, and if that is not enough, the footrest length can be reduced by up to 10”, giving a total leg length adjustment of up to 16”. The Big Apple tires are rated from 35 to 70 psi, and can be run as low as 30 psi to give a soft ride.

Performance & Fun

We realize that riders without the use of their legs cannot get off and push the trike if the hill is too steep, so the Hand Magnum is equipped with 3 gear systems as standard. The cranks are mounted on a Mountain Drive two speed bottom bracket. Then there is a 9 speed cassette, and three speed hub, giving 54 gear combinations, but more importantly, an enormous gear range of from 7” in bottom gear to 104” in top, or a range of 1434%! Thus it is possible to climb mountains with the Hand Magnum, and still crank downhill if you wish. Plus both the three speed hub and the MD can be changed while the machine is stationary.

High ground clearance and the fat, Big Apple tires with the very wide gear range make it suitable for both on road and off road use. As well as having a folding frame the Hand Magnum also has “Pop-off” quick release front wheels, with the same Q/R axles as used on wheelchairs. Plus the seat can be removed by just flipping 3 quick release levers. This can make it easy to fit into a car for transportation.

Uses & Accessories

The primary aim of the Hand Magnum is to provide exercise and outdoor enjoyment for people without the use of their legs. Luggage racks are available to take panniers, plus there are accessory posts available for mirrors and cycle computers, GS etc.. A rear fender is standard, and optional for the front wheels. With the high ground clearance and very wide range of gears, the Hand Magnum can be used for shopping, touring, exercising or just having fun outside. One of the main advantages of the Greenspeed Hand Trikes is that they use the same engineering which has made Greenspeed trikes the 1st choice for long distance touring in all parts of the world, and this has now been enhanced with the design of the Magnum, which has been developed for both on road and off road use. This advantage cannot be explained in any list of specifications, no matter how detailed, it can only be felt by the seat of the pants, in an extensive test ride. Some riders have even ridden long distances on other machines before realizing that none can compare with Greenspeed for comfort, roadholding, handling and reliability over long distances. In fact many Greenspeed trikes bought over 20 years ago are still in use today.

GreenSpeed – Changing Lives

“My Name is Peter James, a 62 year old disabled man diagnosed in Oct 1995 with Multiple Sclerosis. MS is an insidious incurable autoimmune disease affecting the central nerve system. With a rapid decline in mobility and associated health issues forced me to early retirement at age 54 in Jan 2006.

I have secondary progressive MS, T2 Diabetes and Osteoporosis. Gradually I became obese through a sedentary life style and increasing disability from the ravages of MS”.


Frame Aluminium Alloy 7005 Folding
Width 34”- 86 cm
Length 76″ – 193 cm
Height 35″ – 88 cm
Seat Height 12 to 17″ – 30 to 43 cm
Seat Angle 30 to 48 degrees
Crank Height 31 to 37” – 80 to 94 cm
X-seam range 35 to 50” – 88 to 126 cm *
Ground Clearance 5” – 13 cm
Turning Circle 10 feet – 3.0 m
Track 31.5” – 80 cm
Wheelbase 41.3″ – 105 cm
Front Wheels 20” Alloy rims with Stainless Steel Spokes & push button Q/R
Rear Wheels 20” Alloy rim with Stainless Steel Spokes
Tires 20″ X 2.0″ (51-406)  Schwalbe Big Apple, 35 to 70 psi
Gears 54 speeds
Cranks ATS two speed drive, 34 t x 160 mm
Cassette 9 speed 11/34 plus 3 speed hub
Front Derailleur Not required
Rear Derailleur Sun Race short cage
Chain YBN S9
Shifters MicroShift Bar End & SRAM Twist Grip
Gear Range 6 to 84” – 1434%
Brakes Sturmey Archer 90 mm drums
Standard Equipment Rear mudguard, safety flag
Optional Extras Mirror, head rest, luggage
Rider weight Limit 400 lbs – 180 kg
Luggage Weight Limit 88lbs – 40 kg
Trike Weight 46lbs – 21kg
Boxed Size 33 x 29 x 18″ -83 x 73 x 47 cm

Greenspeed Hand MagnumStarting At

$ 4290.00


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