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Video of the Week: Mountain bike speed record


This successful record attempt is a few years old now (not sure if there is anyone else on the earth stupid enough to try to break it). It was achieved on a stock downhill mountain bike which you could purchase at a local bike shop.

Markus Stöckl beat the old record by going to the top of a volcano in Nicaragua, putting on a skin tight red super hero suit and funny aero helmet, jumping on a stock standard downhill mountain bike and letting go of the brakes! In doing this he managed to clock an unofficial speed record of 102mph (164.95 km/h).

I guess this is what is possible with moths flying close to the flame and having a company like RedBull to encourage it. Chapeau Markus.

If only he had tucked those elbows in a bit more.....




ProfileAuthor: Christian Woodcock
Christian loves riding bikes. He has many years experience working in bike shops and has raced mountain bikes at a high level with success. These days expect to see him climbing and suffering on a road bike, or talking it up on the trails with mates.

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