WizWheelz the owner of Terra Trike is probably the largest trike manufacturer around the world and has a strong reputation for very good customer service. They have acquired the Australian legendary trike producer Greenspeed just recently after its founder Ian Sims passed away last year. Read the press release here.
UPDATE – You can also watch the video from Laid Back Bike Report where Marshall and Mark from WizWheelz visit the Greenspeed Factory and give us some very interesting inside view not only to the deal itself, but also into the factory and some developments. When have you seen an 82 teeth chainring the last time? And when have you seen several of them at once? If never, just look at them in the video!
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — WizWheelz, Inc., owner of TerraTrike and distributor of KMX Karts, has acquired Australian trike brand Greenspeed in its bid to bring the contagiously fun world of recumbent trikes into the cycling mainstream.
Greenspeed was founded in 1990 by the late Ian Simms, and is known for its history of innovation. Greenspeed pioneered the use of a 20-inch rear wheel, was the first to offer a tandem recumbent trike and the legendary cross-over linkage steering.
“Greenspeed is really the original trike brand,” said WizWheelz Managing Director Mark Crews. “Its late founder, Ian Simms, developed the vision of a mainstream pedal powered machine that could be ‘greener’ than automobiles without losing fun and ‘speed.’ Ian liked to prove what was possible, and I hope we can honor that by giving Greenspeed plenty of space to grow with its own identity.”
Greenspeed’s GT20 RS Suspension trike, delta trike and aero race trike models are unique standouts within the WizWheelz brand family, complementing the already strong and diverse offerings of TerraTrike and KMX Karts.
“We’ve had shops knocking on our door at WizWheelz because we offer great products, support and margins for our dealer network,” said Crews. “We take care of our dealers, so they can take care of the customers, and bringing in Greenspeed gives us the opportunity to bring this philosophy to more shops.”
To get up to speed on all that lies ahead for Greenspeed and WizWheelz, stop by and say hi at booth #348 at CABDA Midwest, February 12-13 in Chicago.