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    what are your guys average speeds on trails? how many miles do u ride a week? how many hours do u ride a week?

    i average around 15-20 on trails, i ride around 250-300miles a week, and i average 25hours a week.

    just curious to c what you all do...

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    I average 0 mph. Crazy, huh?
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    i dont think i could keep up with those kind of speeds!haha

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    One of the places I ride, I average around 10mph or 8 depending who I'm riding with and/or what stunts I hit (around 12mph for race pace). Fairly flat, but its around 9 miles of trail packed into a very small area, so its all curvy with almost no straight away. The other place has about 9 miles of trail that I average between 6 and 9mph on (I have never pushed really hard on it and the way it is set up right now, there is no way to do a race because of only one entrance/exit). If the other place is curvy, this place is even more so only it has no straight aways and is all up and down. My personal worst was on a trip out west I averaged around 4mph (going from 100 feet or so above sea level to 9000 feet kinda gets you, but after about a week I increased that).

    Edit: The winner of the expert men category averaged a high 13mph over a 3 race series on the trail that I can get low 12mph.
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    8ish or so, but the trails around here are really pretty technical. One set of trails not too far I can average 15ish without trying too hard.

    EDIT: and your math doesn't work. 250-300 miles a week for 25 hours would be 10-12 mph.

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    I think he's getting average confused with what it seems like he's going a lot.
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    I don't honestly think that these numbers mean anything because most of our trails are extremely different.
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    Yeah, average speed on trails of 15-20mph? I call BS unless your trails are baby ass non-technical smooth fests. Or paved.
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    I try to average 10 on xc trails, some trails that's easier to achieve than others.
    I only pedal uphill.

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    Mtn biking isn't about average speeds. It's about having fun. And bleeding. :-)
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    OVER 9000!!!!! KMH
    Only on good days though.
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    There's nothing average about my speed.

    Giant sucks btw..

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    Hey, can I piss? I like pissing contests. Since I have only ridden once it's easy to find my averages.
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    how long and where do you avg. 20mph on a trail? Does this mean you can do sub 2.5 hour 50 mile rides on your mountain bike. Do you climb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant rules!!! View Post
    i average around 15-20 on trails, i ride around 250-300miles a week, and i average 25hours a week.
    You just pegged the BS meter.
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    15-20 mph average. 100% shenanigans.

    Most of the trails in my hood are completed at 10 km/h average. Put a racer on the course and they do it in 12-13 average. 15-20 mph is what we get on our road rides [hills and headwinds FTW].
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    Quote Originally Posted by giant rules!!! View Post
    what are your guys average speeds on trails? how many miles do u ride a week? how many hours do u ride a week?

    i average around 15-20 on trails, i ride around 250-300miles a week, and i average 25hours a week.

    just curious to c what you all do...
    Yep your just average I clock 42 mph averages for 1 hour free ride sessions, in my local skate park. Which, by the way has an elevation change of over 10k feet

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    Ummm, 300miles/25hrs = 12 mph average.

    Where are you getting this 15-20 from?

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    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Yeah, average speed on trails of 15-20mph? I call BS unless your trails are baby ass non-technical smooth fests. Or paved.
    there xc trails and i ride with my coach who is a pro velodrome racer. our slow speeds while climbing are about 12 and max speed is about 45. so it averages out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant rules!!! View Post
    there xc trails and i ride with my coach who is a pro velodrome racer. our slow speeds while climbing are about 12 and max speed is about 45. so it averages out...
    If by XC trails you mean really bumpy road or gentle fire roads, than maybe yes. If not, you defiantly need a new computer for your bike. Or you need to stop while you are ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giant rules!!! View Post
    there xc trails and i ride with my coach who is a pro velodrome racer. our slow speeds while climbing are about 12 and max speed is about 45. so it averages out...
    Uh, yeah. I still call BS. Max of 45mph on a trail is mach ********.

    I've been at speeds in the 40-50 mph range on my road bike. Getting those speeds on a mtb, on a real trail, not some groomed path or pavement? Yeah, right, not unless you're a pro DH rider. And that fast for even them is mach stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giant rules!!! View Post
    there xc trails and i ride with my coach who is a pro velodrome racer. our slow speeds while climbing are about 12 and max speed is about 45. so it averages out...
    Climbing speed of ~20 km/h. Max speed of 45 mph is [gets out slide rule] 72 km/h. Again, 100% shenanigans unless you're shuttling and your mountain bike has slicks and a fairing. Further, your coach is a pro track racer? Well, that makes perfect sense, 'cause the guys winning the omnium are always kicking my ass on singletrack. I'm always thinking, "Damn, that guy in the skinsuit with no water on a fixie sure can handle the left-hand turns".
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