Your top speed km/h

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

Moderator: Moderator Team

Your top speed km/h

Poll ended at Sun May 21, 2017 4:44 pm

76-80
25
26%
81-85
17
18%
86-90
14
15%
91-95
13
14%
96-100
12
13%
101-105
8
8%
106-110
3
3%
111-115
0
No votes
116-120
3
3%
121+
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 95

User avatar
Lelandjt
Posts: 449
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:10 am

by Lelandjt

In an enduro race in Aspen two years ago the course went onto a very rough dirt road (ski area maintanence). It was steep and straight for about 1/2mi, then flattened and turned left. I hit 54mph. This was on a mountain bike. The turn at the bottom was sketchy cuz drifting on gravel at 40+mph is not something I'm well practiced at.

by Weenie


fromtrektocolnago
Posts: 1006
Joined: Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:15 pm

by fromtrektocolnago

42 mph. I'm a big chicken. I think too much about what can go wrong. On most rides I top out in the mid 30 mph range but only if I'm comfortable with the road.
Colnago C-59 (Dura Ace)
Firefly(Ultegra)
Trek 5200(ultegra)

User avatar
PSM
Posts: 1570
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:45 pm
Location: Stockholm, The Arctic...

by PSM

78 km/h on my Anthem a few years ago.

User avatar
de zwarten
Posts: 839
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:32 pm
Location: belgium

by de zwarten

a bit over 60 on the flat, alone, no wind.

Every other comparison (wind, downhill, group ride) is just not relevant.

Alone and on the flat is the one that counts.

User avatar
kidrob
Posts: 239
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:06 am
Location: Belgium

by kidrob

There is usually a point of speed where I know I have lost all control over my bike/myself and especially where I would never be able to brake reliable anymore that I really don't want to pass. This is, deepening on underground usually at around 60-70km/h and really really scary...

User avatar
jekyll man
Posts: 1388
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:23 am
Location: Pack filler

by jekyll man

My hills bigger (and straighter) than yours...... :wink:


Bottled it about 60mph coming off the Fediaia years ago, more a case of thinking about the next bend coming up quickly along with crosswind fears :oops:

Locally there's a steep straight hill (Cat Tor) which is err ripe for a weighty bullet to hit at speed, but there have been cases of forks snapping descending it in yeaars gone by, so thats a no thanks from me.

Other than that, the state of the roads, what else is likely to be on the road (slow agricultural), and as its moorland there's a lot of sidwinds, means you're always covering the brakes here, 50 is probably the cut off point.
Official cafe stop tester

Broady
Posts: 299
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:02 pm

by Broady

61mph in the lakes somewhere, can't remember where.

User avatar
stockae92
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:13 pm

by stockae92

I don't make it on the list :D

My max was like 46 mph (74 kmh)

I don't get paid for going faster and that's fast enough (for the road that I ride around here) :p

(btw, I hate that traffic light close to the bottom of the hill :D )

User avatar
MJB
Posts: 174
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:17 am
Location: bottom edge of Australia

by MJB

83km/hr max on a dead straight, 12% downhill sealed bitumen country road with 1.3km of clearly visible (empty) road ahead of me.

I average 70km/hr max. for this hill ridden maybe 100 times now.

Descending around narrow blind corner mountain stuff, 50km/hr is fast for me and 60km/hr for a few moments is truly warp speed.

nickcube
Posts: 137
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:01 am
Location: Melbin, 'Straya

by nickcube

I cracked 80km/h in 400m, along a 20% bit of road, if I had someone spotting out the blind corner before the steep part I reckon I could go quicker but the road is maybe 1.5 cars wide and isn't the best quality, maybe not as crazy as what's in europe but still probably not worth time in hospital, I found a segment for it too https://www.strava.com/segments/11997683

User avatar
sugarkane
in the industry
Posts: 1800
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:14 am
Location: SYD
Contact:

by sugarkane

Cracked 100kph a few times.. have a bit of a thing for it actually. A prerequisite of my English build was shore footedness at 3 figures. Have so far only managed 93kph though.. need some bigger hills and a good tail wind :mrgreen:
Last edited by sugarkane on Mon May 29, 2017 9:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

kaguri
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon May 29, 2017 9:19 am

by kaguri

79.2 km/h in last week. And I will never ride like that speed..

User avatar
jimaizumi
Posts: 719
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:48 am

by jimaizumi

86km/h before I nearly pi$$ed myself.... I love speed but not when I feel that I'm on the brink of going back in time...
THE PAST: 2005 C'dale R700, 2006 Spesh S-Works Tarmac Gerolsteiner, 2009 Pinarello Dogma FPX My Way, 2011 Time RXR VIP

THE PRESENT: 2016 Colnago C60 ST01, 2017 Wilier Cento 10 Ramato, Cinelli Gazetta

THE FUTURE: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

campbellrae
Posts: 547
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:20 am
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

by campbellrae

I somehow hit 124kph in the alps when I was 16 (and a f#cking idiot!!!). Thinking back to that ride, it was sheer stupidity the risks I took to hit that. Now that I've developed some sense of self preservation I very rarely get above 100kph, normally start feathering the brakes or sit up a little bit to increase the wind resistance around 90kph if I ever get that fast. I think the fastest I've hit in the last few years was 110kph down Glen Shee here in Scotland.

by Weenie


eins4eins
Posts: 49
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:49 am

by eins4eins

some crazy madmen in here ;) fastest I was going was 81kph. Normally I hit the brakes everytime speed goes over 65-70kph, because in my head its just wrong to go this fast wearing nothing but lycra and a hard hat.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post