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    Senior Member Greg's Avatar
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    Downhill Speed Record

    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.

    Sick.

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    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
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    I saw that, or another article. It was some French guy! I saw the frame by frame of the crash, pretty nastly wipeout!

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    Just Pedal
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    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.

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    Faster than I'd want to go on a bike!
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    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
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    03 Giant iguana marzocchi mx comp fork, time atac alium pedals, race face prodigy crank, sun ringle rhyno lite rims with xt hubs, avid mechanical disc brakes, easton ea 70 riser bar.

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    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
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    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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