Fastest you ever rode on a mountain bike

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by K50, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. K50

    K50 New Member

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    I feel left out by the other thread hahaha...so how fast has everyone gone on a mountain bike?

    Last year I was doing a mad downhill rush on a shale single track with nasty boulders to the sides and hit 75km/h. Then my friend bailed in front of me and did a complete 360 after clipping a wheel on one of the rocks. Miraculously, I flew past him, and he was unhurt, and didn't even destroy a tire...It happened to fast I don't even know what really happened. It was intense. Fastest most exhilerating thing I've ever done. It was definitely a hell of a lot harder than 65km/h on the road. I had a flatbar too, and that thing was running mad with vibration.
     
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  2. Napalm73

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    72km on graded fire trail.

    Cheers,
     
  3. velomanct

    velomanct New Member

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    I've never really opened it up on a mtn bike. I have hit 40mph going down Killington mtn on my steel GT hardtail. The frost heaves slowed you down. I'm more into pegging it on the road, where I have some faith in the surface I am going down. I can't wait for it to get warm out and I can get in better shape so I can set more downhill records.
     
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    I've never gone very fast on a MTB, but I was with a group on the bike trail through town , and some dude on a hardtail, complete with nobbies, was keeping up with us at about 23 mph for over two miles. I was very impressed with his fitness, but he had a really shitty attitude towards us, which was a shame because one is a cat-2 who also races mountain.
     
  5. Archibald

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    68kmh down a firetrail in the otway odyssey - scared the hell out of me!
     
  6. Xsmoker

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    Not sure how fast I was going but our Tue. night group was flying down a potholed dirt road in the dark in a driving rainstorm after drinking one too many. I had only a 5w nighthawk. But it will be one of the greatest memories ever.
     
  7. kclw

    kclw New Member

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    86km/hr on a smooth downhill in Revelstoke BC. bike was a 92 Rocky mountain Hammer, no suspension fork and of course cati-lever bikes.


    Oh and I used a 61 tooth chain ring.
     
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