Legacy trike brand set to flourish with space to grow at WizWheelz
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.
The WizWheelz, Inc., family of brands includes TerraTrike, KMX Karts and Greenspeed. Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., TerraTrike was founded on the simple notion that recumbent touring trikes are more fun. For more than 24 years, TerraTrike has been bringing adventure touring and leisure triking to the masses, maintaining one of the industry’s most extensive sales and support teams, with over 250 dealers and 300 doors internationally. With the acquisition of KMX Karts in 2019 and Greenspeed in 2020, WizWheelz is proud to offer the industry’s most extensive roster of recumbent trike options, worldwide.