Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Top Speed Thread
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07-13-09, 06:57 PM
Post the fastest you've ever gone on flat ground and your gearing
48/17 -- 30.8 MPH
07-13-09, 08:45 PM
on what im currently riding
46/16 -- 33mph
07-13-09, 08:54 PM
Edit. Oops just ready flat ground. Uh 30ish.
07-13-09, 09:08 PM
for those that frequent trexlertown, whats the competitive top speed range?
07-13-09, 11:35 PM
48x16...34mph, but not for very long.
52x14 on a road bike yolo causeway appx. 34mph for about 4 minutes before I was burned
48x16 track bike 30 ish
07-14-09, 12:19 AM
52x19 (so about 74 GI)-28.7 mph
gotta work on my spin more, but i would imagine with a 17 i could do 30 alright.
07-14-09, 08:26 AM
30MPH on flat
I was riding next to my fiance's car totally spinning out, it was great.
07-14-09, 08:31 AM
(Sustained for a rural block.)
30 is very easy (hit it each day i ride... making lights, or merging in traffic, etc)... 31 takes being "fresh"... 32 is when I've been riding a lot lately and feeling good. Pretty spun out at that point.
EDIT: Gear calculator shows about 150-160 rpm
Downhill I've spun at least 180.
31 with a 44x17
I was next to my buddy on his road bike with a spedo.
07-14-09, 09:38 AM
didn't this thread happen just a week or so ago? I'm sure it did.
07-14-09, 09:46 AM
49x16 @37.1mph. That was a few years ago. I can't do that anymore.
I've gone faster than that on flat, but only with a strong tailwind, so that doesn't count.
The longest sustained speed I've ever held on a flat road with a fixed gear was 27-32 mph for about 11 miles, but that was in flat-as-a-pancake central IL, through a big stretch of open fields with no stops, with a massive tailwind. Loads of fun. Going back the other way sucked.
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