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How fast can you go on your MTB/Hybrid?

Old 09-07-17, 12:33 AM
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How fast can you go on your MTB/Hybrid?

I own a full suspension MTB with a steel frame that fits in the heavy range. My bike's suspension is sort of limp (the rear one in particular), so that's another factor that goes into my performance (and my analysis thereof). The tires are a knobby 26*1.95 front, a pattern treaded 26*1.75 rear that doesn't have knobs. On my daily recreational rides (which I take rather seriously) within my metropolis, I average around 18 kmph on rides that are mostly an hour long. The average speed- I care less about, since the traffic conditions are truly pathetic.

However, another way I gauge my performance are the maximum speeds I achieve (and maintain, for as long as the traffic allows). I achieve speeds ranging from 41-44 kmph (on flats, no inclination) on my rides during the rides' prime.

How fast do you go on your MTB's/ Hybrids? My question doesn't really concern Road Bikes, but all answers are welcome. The answers should include maximum speeds on flats, but averages are always great to know of. 🙂
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Old 09-07-17, 12:40 AM
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And no, I'm not 50+. This is for the general cyclist: young or old.
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Old 09-07-17, 04:27 AM
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Om my commuter(rigid MTB) I spin out around 40 kmh/25 MPH.
My mtb has bigger tires, so I manage perhaps a brief appearance at 50 kmh.
Don't really have a hybrid.
The road bike can get to maybe 60-63 kmh - with a bit of gravity assist.


Averages depends hugely on ride conditions.
Commute average is pretty much 25 kmh.
Training rides road, solo, I manage 28 kmh.
MTB can be anything from 12 kmh to 25 kmh.
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Old 09-07-17, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan00 View Post
How fast do you go on your MTB's/ Hybrids?
Well, I don't really track my speed. But there's a nine-mile-ish loop of local singletrack that I typically get around in roughly an hour and half, give or take. So maybe 5-6 mph, on average.
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Old 09-07-17, 07:05 AM
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Are you asking about speed on pavement?
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Old 09-07-17, 07:07 AM
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On a local trail, which is steep, rocky, and plenty of wooden 1 foot steps, go up the hill my gps thinks I have stopped. But I am moving and having a hard but great work out. Speed does not count in Mountain biking on technical trails.
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Old 09-07-17, 09:06 AM
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I bought a cheapo Magna 7sp hybrid in 2002 for $100.00 at local Target. Shock fork, spring seat post, upright bars, carrier on back, Q/R basket on front, installed SPD/flat side pedals.

Have been on 20mph average 40 mile long "A" club rides drafting at 28mph and pulling at 22mph. Longest ride 60 miles when out camping but strictly on paved road surfaces. 8,000+ miles

Use it for food shopping, Home Depot errands-brought home a potted/producing Meyer lemon tree, 10' long 4" PVC pipe, brought batteries-used oil and fluorescent bulbs to recycle transfer station.
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Originally Posted by marcw View Post
On a local trail, which is steep, rocky, and plenty of wooden 1 foot steps, go up the hill my gps thinks I have stopped. But I am moving and having a hard but great work out. Speed does not count in Mountain biking on technical trails.
My post concerns city riding on paved roads with none of the technicalities of true Mountain biking.
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Old 09-07-17, 03:26 PM
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I average 17mph over a 9 mile MUT circuit that's relatively flat. This is on 1990s steel frame hard-tail with 2.1" nubby tires.
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Old 09-08-17, 07:31 AM
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Research, competition, just wondering how you are doing?
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I remember being happy w sustained 15 mph here

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Mt biking on paved road? Just no. Average? Fast. Like a sofa. Sofa king fast.
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I couldn't ride a road bike without a speedometer. I couldn't ride a mountain bike with one.

I've hit 60mph on the road when racing. I've also hit 3mph going up the same road.

On the mountain bike, my dog can run 40mph and she keeps up with me. So I have to assume that I'm averaging 40mph.
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SkiTracks said I hit 46 MPH on the Holy Rollers trail at Sun Peaks this summer.
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Old 09-12-17, 07:02 AM
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I suppose it really depends on where you are. I recently was in a race and we were cruising at 32 MPH on a flat paved road (on MTBS - not drafting). Coming down a big mountain road decent on my MTB here locally I frequently break 45MPH. On trails it really depends on the terrain. There are some super techy trails where I average 6 MPH and some singletrack race courses where I average 15MPH.
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Old 09-17-17, 08:13 PM
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Still confused about the point of the OP's questions
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It depends only on your self control. If you have in high speed but you don't have the power to control your speed then what you can do. So, it only depends upon you.
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Old 09-24-17, 06:44 PM
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It depends only on your self control. If you have in high speed but you don't have the power to control your speed then what you can do. So, it only depends upon you.
Thank you Yoda
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