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Old 08-11-04, 11:26 AM   #1
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What is a good average speed on a MTB?

I'm just starting riding seriously. I bought a Trek 3700 to ride both around town and on trails on the weekend. I live in a rural location, so I ride on a lot of dirt roads. I'm just wondering, what is a good average speed on relatively flat roads with little wind on a mountain bike for a new/intermediate rider?
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Old 08-11-04, 02:41 PM   #2
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14-15 mph is a good average over a considerable distance. One "beginner" versus another will be different but that is where i normally average. I ride 20-30 miles on gravel roads plus some pavement every day.

Wind, tire pressure, tire tread, air temperature, your conditioning, road surface-pavement, dirt, mud etc. will all play a part in the ultimate average. (not nec. in that order)

I am amazed that no matter how far our fast i seem to ride i normally end up in the 14 mph range on my daily ride. This is done at a fairly good clip but not a pace that is overly exerting.
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Thanks, Ranger. I'm in KS also, Lyons.
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