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Your top speed km/h
Poll ended at Sun May 21, 2017 4:44 pm
76-80 26%  26%  [ 25 ]
81-85 18%  18%  [ 17 ]
86-90 15%  15%  [ 14 ]
91-95 14%  14%  [ 13 ]
96-100 13%  13%  [ 12 ]
101-105 8%  8%  [ 8 ]
106-110 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
111-115 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
116-120 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
121+ 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes: 95
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 Post subject: Your top speed km/h
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 4:44 pm 
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Just want to know how fastest you go?


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 6:28 pm 
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It's so hard for me to get the last couple mph to get over 60mph (I think 61 is my max). It takes a long, straight, steep hill. I can't imagine there's a paved road anywhere that I could use to get over 70. So far the poll says the same thing.

P.S. That's 96 and 111 in kph.


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 7:02 pm 
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:mrgreen: 119km/h Kühtai Downhill Austria :mrgreen:


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fritzbox wrote:
:mrgreen: 119km/h Kühtai Downhill Austria :mrgreen:

Pulled the brake at 101kph there. That was enough for me. Also, the group of motorcyclists in front of me was coming quite near as they abided the 80kph speed limit :).


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 8:45 pm 
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118 km/h down a mountain in Italy


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 8:57 pm 
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I've only gotten to 65, I live in a pretty flat area and am no watt monster.

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Fastest was 58 mph (93 km/h) coming down Oakville Grade in Napa. That was fast enough.


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:48 pm 
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evan326 wrote:
I've only gotten to 65, I live in a pretty flat area and am no watt monster.


Nothing to do with watts unless you have like a 65 front chainring....!

Even 130 cadence on a 53-11 will not get you above 80km/h.

It's a question of guts and % incline (long enough and straight enough).

You just have to have the right hill and some testosterone, basically.....!

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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:05 pm 
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I'm shocked by the large percent of slow speeds. Maybe I have a very false assumption that everyone has ridden in the mountains. Where its pretty easy to get up to 60 mph. I've hit 60 mph on several mountain descents with a fully loaded touring bike.


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 11:31 pm 
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cyclespeed wrote:
evan326 wrote:
I've only gotten to 65, I live in a pretty flat area and am no watt monster.


Nothing to do with watts unless you have like a 65 front chainring....!

Even 130 cadence on a 53-11 will not get you above 80km/h.

It's a question of guts and % incline (long enough and straight enough).

You just have to have the right hill and some testosterone, basically.....!

I've only got one overpass :(

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I ride in small mountains all the time (1000 meters with 500-700 meter passes) but the fastest speeds I ever get to are 70km/h in full tuck. The roads just aren't that straight. I think to go over 100kmh you need to go out and find the right mountain road or get lucky. From an interview with the pros on GCN it sounds like Austria and the USA have more of those kind of roads.


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55-60mph on Appalachian hairpin descents is enough pucker factor for me.


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Lewn777 wrote:
I ride in small mountains all the time (1000 meters with 500-700 meter passes) but the fastest speeds I ever get to are 70km/h in full tuck. The roads just aren't that straight. I think to go over 100kmh you need to go out and find the right mountain road or get lucky. From an interview with the pros on GCN it sounds like Austria and the USA have more of those kind of roads.


Maybe true. Alps in Switzerland and Rockies in USA, its easy to hit 60+ mph. They are straight, clear, wide open descents. Only 7% or so, but still steep enough.


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97 km/hr down Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid.

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91 km/h but I am light rider. There are some hills in my area but the straights are no longer than 800 m where I go full gas. I often hit 80-82 but than it is very tough to go faster even if I keep pedaling. The faster you go, air resistance/density is the main problem I think.


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