Video: World Record 333 km/h on a Bicycle

Nov 10, 2014 at 17:08
by Karl Burkat  

On November 7th 2014, François Gissy set a new record by going 333km/h on a rocket propelled bicycle at the Circuit Paul Ricard, in France.

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142 Comments

  • + 165
 Well it's not really a bicylce at that point.
  • + 37
 What are you talking about?! Id take that down Whistler!
  • + 50
 Haha you could probably clear all the jumps from the first takeoff on crabapple hits with that thing.
  • + 96
 he went so fast that it blew the hair off the top of his head
  • + 15
 @The Mastodon
Remi Metallier can do that without a rocket bike!
  • + 2
 Yeah you could certainly clear all the jumps, but you might need a lake at the bottom to survive the landing... unless your Robbie Maddison of course Big Grin
  • + 20
 Must be a 29er lol
  • + 9
 Of course its still a bike. Its not electric assist Wink
  • + 0
 lol ))))))))
  • + 13
 no speed wobbbles?!
  • + 12
 It's a rocket in wheels, not a bike
  • + 13
 But seriously...... that mullet
  • - 10
flag oldmanDan (Nov 11, 2014 at 4:39) (Below Threshold)
 @quesadilla34 ..rocket or not, if it has two wheels, it's a bicycle. (From the Latin: 'bi' meaning two, and 'cycle' meaning wheel )
nowhere does it say it had to be 'man powered'!
  • + 18
 A motorcycle has two wheels and that is not a bicycle.
  • - 9
flag oldmanDan (Nov 11, 2014 at 7:49) (Below Threshold)
 But the fact it has pedals for riding, means it's a bicycle.
if you put a manually operated drivetrain (pedals) on a motorcycle, it becomes a bicycle too....
  • + 14
 It becomes moped, not a bicycle
  • + 19
 Ironic that an audience that hardly pedals (DH riders) is debating on what is a bicycle or not...
  • + 1
 I'd betting on Coaster Brakes or maybe upgrade to the V-Brake
  • + 2
 deadpool did it first by the way... www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmdA88l0lzs
  • + 2
 It wouldn't go in a straight line if it was a 29er
  • + 3
 If you put a rocket on a Twinkie it would probably go faster and still be edible. Not really seeing how this applies to bikes
  • + 2
 Regardless of whether it was a "real" bike or not, would you all really have been more entertained if some guy on a regular bike just pedaled up to like 60mph and called that a record?
  • + 5
 If it was on a fixie... fuck yes.
  • + 2
 Its a rideable nitro bottle! Im sure with wings its the first bike flying bike as well
  • + 55
 So that's how Remy Metailler does it.
  • + 48
 I would rather have the Ferrari
  • + 26
 Yeah kinda hard to pick up the ladies on one of those, especially with that hair.
  • - 1
 well i like ferraris. but those things are too expensive to be having 7000 000 000 of them. and it woudnt be fun if everyone had one anyway. and it is stupid to have one only topick up ladies i just want a little 2 stroke, and a place greater then one can buy with 3 ferraris. full of step up down jumps drops and canyon gaps ranging from 10 till 100 feet and i would be very happy i believe. not to forget the camera.
and it would look very big. it would be me on my little bike sendin huge stuff. but it are my little dreams and i have them since 3 years? hope just one day to make a part of that dream
  • + 2
 you sound insane.
  • + 0
 ty.
  • + 25
 If only it was done by pedalling...
  • + 15
 So funny how they put a ferarri up against it. Its a car not a jet! Lol MAYBE an F1 car would have a tiny wisp of hope but prob not as soon as that thing started going it was GONE! Im blown away by this..not to mention this takes the term "balls of steel" to a whole other level lol that guy is BRAVE!
  • + 9
 Balls of Steel. Yes.. no foot pegs.. they must have taken a beating..
  • + 8
 Balls of steel and a sketchy mullet!
  • + 10
 They shoulda put it up against a Top Fuel Funny Car. For those who don't know... well, they go 0-330mph (NOT kmh!!!) in 3 seconds.

It would SMOKE this thing.

Still pretty cool they pulled this off though...
  • + 5
 F1 would still be far off from even being close to competitive. Only a top fuel dragster would do er... maybe the funny car, itd be interesting.
  • + 1
 yea man i wouldve shit my pants on that thing. this things definitely faster than a dragster, or at least it could be
  • + 1
 I think you don´t get the point of a F1 car, it was designed to be quick around corners and not just a straight line like these dragster "cars".
F1 cars have got different regulations from year to year so this season they were only allowed to have a 1.6 Liter V6 that gets turbo charged to prevent the insanity that could be done with a F1 car to save the racers.
  • + 1
 I'm not amused by the way the new F1 engines sound Frown
  • + 2
 Its a damn shame, not even worth cranking the volume at the start anymore. I miss F1 of the 90's
  • + 18
 That hair...
  • + 2
 ... yup!
  • + 2
 It's like Al Iafrate late in his career xD
  • + 5
 Business up front, party at the back.
  • + 0
 @bigtim hahahahahah..
  • + 2
 Best. Mullett. Ever.
  • + 3
 there are various mullet styles. his is not to be feared.
  • + 2
 The skullet
  • + 1
 the meximullet
  • + 16
 taking e bike to whole new level
  • + 5
 that's definitely not an E-bike. more like Gas bike.
  • + 8
 G-bike?
  • + 14
 I don't know if I would ride a bike with a bomb right underneath my balls!
  • + 1
 tricky situation... if you don't...no balls... if you do... probably no balls either
  • + 9
 Not as cool as when Guy Martin did 112mph on an actual bike www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT0eJXtrwHg
  • + 5
 CHEAP PARTS EVERYWHERE.

The guy has some big balls to trust his life over that kind of components! do you guys took a look at the wheels and tires ??
  • + 2
 Surprised his tyres didn't break up to be honest , can you even get speed rated bicycle tyres ?
  • + 6
 Did you expect ROCKET RONS to go with that?
  • + 1
 hahahaha ! i should of thought of these tires !

more seriously though, i dont know maybe a set of street/skate park tires like maxxis hookworms or whatever. I had a set of specialized rythm on my p.3, they were pretty slick, folding bead and they were rated 100 PSI ...
  • + 5
 Tires were tested by Michelin up to 300km/h for one hour with a 100kg load.
  • + 6
 Hahaha that guy looked hilarious!
  • + 60
 if that thing has avid brakes he's fucked
  • + 11
 he's stopping that thing going 333kmh using v-brakes.
  • + 2
 holy fuck his balls have just gotten bigger.
  • + 3
 Seriously, where is the Guy Martin-esque documentary about the hows, whys, wherefores and such. It would make riveting watching.
  • + 5
 Now thaaaat is what you call a crotch rocket!
  • + 5
 Good thing he has some trusty rim brakes!
  • + 3
 I'm surprised he didn't build some mega wide & burly 29er wheels with 2.4 slicks (at least). That whole set up looks flimsy as hell. Wild man.
  • + 6
 Ugh e-bikes...
  • + 4
 what about this is electric...its practically a freaking rocket at this point!
  • + 1
 This is just what downhill needs to remain relevant!

Unless, of course, Enduro specific rockets are already available... Frown

But seriously, it's no longer a bike at this point... so this "record" is BS I'm afraid.
  • + 2
 there are motorbikes with engines or jets that go like 440km/h
so why is this a "World Record" ?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfo1xcnLV7E
  • + 1
 It makes me remember the scene from fast and the furious where they pull up next to the ferrari and asked what the retail was on one of them and the duche just says ferrari..... this takes it to another level
  • + 5
 was that bike 650b ??
  • + 4
 nah 1050b mate ahah
  • + 1
 " that was unimpressive, you can go way bigger on skis!""
  • + 3
 As soon as you put an engine on it it is no longer a bicycle. Motor(jet) cycle it is. Next up - JATO lawn mowers!!
  • + 2
 I counter with Colin Furze's Jet Bike, which cost about 300 quid to make...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKHz7wOjb9w&list=PLGjbAdaOBLBnIoUrJqPAuRe38kvcQ9_V7
  • + 3
 And Colin's may not be anywhere as fast but he gets props for the most sketchy.
  • + 1
 The best thing about Colin is his youtube channel and all the DIY videos... hell the valveless pulse jets he builds can be done in any decent garage (sure he uses rolled stainless steel tig-welded together, but actual exhaust pipe sections could be used also with a wire-fed Mig welder).
  • + 2
 70-80 mph and powered by legs on flat ground. www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V2FgwN_re4
  • + 1
 It' s a great option in space delivery of the astronauts at their orbital station .....))) less weight, less fuel, small budget !)
  • + 2
 I wonder whats the 0-60 time? It's practically a rocket strapped to a custom made bicycle! Mad.
  • + 3
 Stick that on ya Strava !
  • + 1
 I'm surprised his drivetrain withstood the 200+ MPH run. I wouldn't think 8/9spd chains and cassettes could withstands speeds that high and not break apart.
Nice run...
  • + 3
 Crazy Frenchman is using v brakes on that thing!!!!!
  • + 1
 Don't worry. They're Avids.
  • + 1
 they raced it against a car now if they would have raced sick mick with his power that would have been a different story.. Smile
  • + 2
 Haha dude was like: hey lets build superfast rocketbike and go +300 km/h and for stopping lets use v-brakes!!
  • + 1
 I noticed that there was an ambulance pulling up at the end. Perhaps hospitals are looking for faster ways to retrieve patients?
  • + 2
 no human power there! but still... crazy!!!
  • + 2
 Paint it black! this IS the batbike...
  • + 1
 Cool. Hey Mr. Gissy, now I want to see this rig set up for the unicycle land speed record. Merci Beaucoup.
  • + 1
 Hmmm, not for me. Whack a bomb between your legs and pray your engineering holds up.
  • + 2
 the power of the skullet.
  • + 2
 Gee Atherton is faster....
  • + 1
 It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Frenchman flying through the air on two wheels with a rocket out his ass!!!
  • + 2
 epic feat, epic hair lol
  • + 2
 sir, your Darwin award is waiting for you at the hospital
  • + 1
 I think this British anser to speed beats that, Guy Martin hit 112mph on a bike using pedal power! Have that lads!
  • + 1
 this is what i feel like oing down my local trails... then i go to a bike park and feel like shit agian Frown
  • + 1
 He'll have the KOM.... ....until someone rides down the road next the track and their GPS signal does a random skip.
  • + 2
 It may take a while for him to ride back to where he started.
  • + 1
 So i have a question, what kind of propellant was used? Like what kind of rocket?
  • + 2
 That sir, is a crotch rocket.
  • + 3
 crazy french Smile
  • + 1
 ha, im gonna send this to my car fanatic friends and see what they have to say...
  • + 1
 he uses a handlebar shorter than 780mm. l4m3.
  • + 1
 This isn't bike... It have engine :I
  • + 1
 The guy on the bike looks like a member of DARKNESS the rock band lol
  • + 1
 he doesnt have balls the size of watermelons........he has 29ers
  • + 1
 that freewheel must be singing at that speed
  • + 1
 I'll take the Safety Car instead.
  • + 1
 After ages, they finally found something that has more boost than me
  • + 1
 xtr brakes would have stopped way quicker
  • + 1
 I want one! I'd never be late for work again Big Grin
  • + 1
 Guys it's fine, they have a SAFETY CAR there
  • + 1
 That would've been some serious road rash
  • + 1
 there's e-bikes.. then there is this
  • + 1
 those v brakes are as much use as a nuns tit
  • + 1
 Did he have Rocket Ron tyres?
  • + 1
 does it come in downhill form?
  • + 1
 That was super awesome!
However can we consider this a bicycle?
  • + 1
 That has got to be the sketchiest looking thing ever haha.
  • + 1
 Flat track enduro bitches!!
  • + 1
 I like the ambulance on standby.
  • + 1
 I hope he leaves the front v-brake alone...
  • + 1
 Houston, we have liftoff.
  • + 1
 that's not a bike
  • + 1
 He needs a scooter....
  • + 1
 Weight?
  • + 1
 miracle he lived thru it
  • + 0
 Must have been clipped in.......is that an enduro specific jet engine?
  • + 1
 #nerdalert
  • + 0
 Man he must have eaten heaps of beans...........

hehe??
  • - 1
 Without any doubt, the 27.5" wheels made him go faster !
  • + 1
 I heard the prototype had disk brakes before they tested V-Brakes and realized they work better on 27.5 wheels
  • - 1
 f*cking pointless; needs to get a steady job - and a haircut!
  • - 2
 Looks like the guy is farting Big Grin
  • - 2
 Never mind it's working now! (I'm stupid)
  • - 2
 Why is this on Pinkbike; P
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