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Old 10-19-04, 07:30 PM   #1
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Speeding - Post your record.

Today I rode my mtb bike at 28.9mph. I tried really hard to push it through 29mph but just couldn't. I do feel the "burn" in the legs. This is the highest speed I've ever attained on flat road.. Consider my bike is 30lbs and I am only 5'7 145lb I believe it's quite a good speed...

The speed limit on the road is 25, don't know if they would give me a speeding ticket if I got caught.

What's the fastest you've riden on a mtb on flat roads?
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Old 10-19-04, 07:48 PM   #2
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I've hit 27 even. I was racing my friend on the bike path. It's fun to pass road bikers, and to just plain fly by anyone. I love the sound when i speed up. My back tire like "whurrs." God, it's just insane.
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Old 10-19-04, 08:15 PM   #3
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umm im too lazy to convert to mph, but i got to like 37 kph on my friends bike...just devide by 1.6 im too lazy
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Old 10-19-04, 08:20 PM   #4
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umm im too lazy to convert to mph, but i got to like 37 kph on my friends bike...just devide by 1.6 im too lazy
37km/h = 22.99mph
27mph = 43.452288 km/h
28.9mph = 46.51 km/h
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Old 10-19-04, 08:31 PM   #5
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63km/h for me.

My hardrock comp with semi slicks going down a steep hill on the largest chain ring. Still got smoked by my buddy on the road bike.
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Old 10-19-04, 08:33 PM   #6
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anyone know the fastes dh speed?
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Old 10-19-04, 08:42 PM   #7
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wow man 63 kph is fast...i dunno if i could hold that
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Old 10-19-04, 08:58 PM   #8
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Hit 62km/h on my Cannondale F600 racing my friend driving his Dodge Phoenix!

(in a 50 zone)
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Old 10-19-04, 09:40 PM   #9
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broke 43mph today on my cross bike. Just wondering what hills you guys a breaking 50+? This hill was fast and long with lots of wide turns, but just couldnt seem to get it up their.
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Old 10-19-04, 10:07 PM   #10
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broke 43mph today on my cross bike. Just wondering what hills you guys a breaking 50+? This hill was fast and long with lots of wide turns, but just couldnt seem to get it up their.
Notice the ones that are 50+ are all in kph. Fastest downhill was probably about 65kph and flat about 40 i think, not sure since i dont have a speedo on my bike anymore.
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Old 10-19-04, 10:47 PM   #11
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hit 40+kph (25mph) on sunday on a firetrail. it was so rocky, i was hanging onto the bars for dear life...
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Old 10-19-04, 11:33 PM   #12
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Flat = 36 mph.
Down a hill Ive gotten 52 mph (on a Giant Yukon with semi slicks, LOLOLOL), couldve pushed it but I was quite scared. Ive heard that if you maintain speeds like that the bearing in your freewheel can melt and seize up causing a lockup. That would SUCK!!!!

EDIT: This is all on concrete. On the trail my top speed comes in around 3 mph.
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Old 10-19-04, 11:38 PM   #13
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I've hit 50 on a road bike
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on flat only about 42km/hr
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Old 10-19-04, 11:51 PM   #15
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28.6 MPH on flat road, 52 approx going down a hill
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No idea. I go fast..sometimes I don't. I don't use nor plan to use a computer on my bike
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Old 10-20-04, 12:04 AM   #17
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I plan on it, just so I know how long I have to walk back up the dang trail after my bike breaks down, and my chaintool breaks trying to fix the dang chain.

Then I'll post my fastest speed.. probably 15 mph or something lame hehe.
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Old 10-20-04, 02:17 AM   #18
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anyone know the fastes dh speed?
yeah some downhiller called Christian Taillefer rode down a ski run called 'the Flying Kilometer' in les Arcs france. He hit 212km/h (132mph) on a rigid bike that was made by peugeot.
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Old 10-20-04, 02:19 AM   #19
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i hit 35mph on a 30mph limit and passed a speed camera. Anothre great thing to do is to use your phone while riding. See if you get arrested!!!
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Old 10-20-04, 04:42 AM   #20
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I plan on it, just so I know how long I have to walk back up the dang trail after my bike breaks down, and my chaintool breaks trying to fix the dang chain.

Then I'll post my fastest speed.. probably 15 mph or something lame hehe.
Nice avatar Jallen are you a h4xX0r?
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Old 10-20-04, 04:57 AM   #21
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my best was around 60km/hour in some kinda short downhill, but with a bmx!! with an mtb on a flat road, like 42.6km/hour...
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Ive hit 37mph on a slight hill on this really old bike I have.....and during a DH race, I think it was 35, maybe 38. Dropped pretty fast because I crashed going that fast, and was clocked through the finish gate
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Old 10-20-04, 06:28 AM   #23
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I have done 30 on a flat road, 43 on a dowhill(speed limit was 25 and 35, respectively), so yes, i am guilty of speeding.
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Old 10-20-04, 06:31 AM   #24
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Nice avatar Jallen are you a h4xX0r?
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But let's not hijack (hack?) this thread.....
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Old 10-20-04, 06:41 AM   #25
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Mine its 37 mph I really wanna break into the 40's and i will be happy...
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