Fastest Speed Ever On A Bicycle



Top Dog

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What was the fastest speed ever recorded by a cyclist i know Greg LeMond was once clocked at something like 66mph in the Tour De France was that the fastest speed ever for a cyclist ?
 

jhuskey

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Top Dog said:
What was the fastest speed ever recorded by a cyclist i know Greg LeMond was once clocked at something like 66mph in the Tour De France was that the fastest speed ever for a cyclist ?


I believe about 78 mph on a downhill MTB and 167 mph slipstreaming behind a very fast car on the salt flats.
Somehow I was thinking I heard of someone going faster on a MTB but I can't remember.
Maybe someone else knows for sure.
 

Capt.Injury

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jhuskey said:
I believe about 78 mph on a downhill MTB and 167 mph slipstreaming behind a very fast car on the salt flats.
Somehow I was thinking I heard of someone going faster on a MTB but I can't remember.
Maybe someone else knows for sure.

Wasn't it Sean Kelly who recorded 120 km/h down the descent of the Tourmalet just south of La Mongie?
 

Top Dog

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Capt.Injury said:
Wasn't it Sean Kelly who recorded 120 km/h down the descent of the Tourmalet just south of La Mongie?
What is that in miles per hour ?
 

jwalker

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I'm sure the fastest ever speed on a bike is around 200mph by some norwegian guy or something, shortly after he set the record the frame snapped, and yes at that speed too.

It was set going down the side of some mountain
 

slowfoot

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not to good with the search engines ehh?
1) google search:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNwmpLPhoHw

2) from CF:
http://www.cyclingforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12684&highlight=Fred+Rompelberg

3) you'll find the peak average speed answer in here( well sort of answers your question). some other interesting stuff
tour info

4) here's a peak of over 60 kph
commesso's

during the 2008 tour i remember one sprint clocked boonen at 50 MPH
http://www.visitkent.co.uk/tourdefrance/quizanswers.pdf

dave
 

slowfoot

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LOL a coke alert
do i get credit for the links at least?
dave
 

slowfoot

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okay
i found a 65kph reading in a sprint which corellates to about 40 mph.

i don't count speeds reached on downhills.

dave