Mountain Biking - Downhill Speed Record
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I glanced at an Adventure magazine while waiting for a haircut and saw that a stunt man broke his own downhill speed record on a mtb to a speed of 107~ mph! He crashed and broke a bunch of bones in the process.
He currently holds the downhill record on snow also at something like 128 or 138 mph.
01-21-03, 08:20 AM
I saw that, or another article. It was some French guy! I saw the frame by frame of the crash, pretty nastly wipeout!
01-21-03, 09:27 AM
I know of a frenchman named Christian Taillefer who in 96 set a downhill speed record at 111 mph on a special built Peugot (sp?). I am nt knowing of a faster speed record though.
Faster than I'd want to go on a bike!
01-24-03, 09:08 AM
i was watching warren miller tv and this girl with a custom made peugot broke the record at 143 on snow. along with other skiers going 160
01-24-03, 12:39 PM
Too bad you don't have a pic of the bike. The thing is crazy looking. The gear ratio on it was ********. :)
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