The Greenspeed Anura is designed to be easy to ride. Rather than having a low seat like most tadpole trikes (2 wheels front, and 1 rear), and some deltas (1 wheel front, and two rear) the Anura seat is set at the same height as a kitchen chair, at 17 to 18” above the ground, plus there is no cross member or front axle in front of the seat, so mounting and dismounting is much easier. The higher seat also gives more confidence in traffic, yet having the seat closer to the paired wheels than the single wheel gives more stability than expected.
Unlike other delta trikes the Anura has a differential as standard equipment, which gives balanced two wheel drive. And with 75% of the weight on the driving wheels V 33% for a tadpole trike, the Anura has far superior traction on loose or slippery surfaces, like gravel, mud, or snow. The three wheel disc brakes provide more powerful braking than most trikes, and steering is light, positive, and accurate with a small turning circle. To reduce weight the Anura frame is made from 7005 aluminium alloy, and the rectangular main tube allows the length of the frame to be varied by 10 inches to suit the leg length of rider, while keeping the front frame in perfect alignment. 16” wheels are standard on the Anura because they result in a lighter and more compact trike, than could be built with 20” wheels. Furthermore with the special Scorcher tyres they roll easier and give a better ride than most 20” wheels! However for a still higher seat and more ground clearance, 20” rear wheels are now available, and later in 2013 there will be a 20” front wheel option.