Video: This is the Fastest* Bike in the World

Oct 30, 2018 at 2:25
by Mike Levy  



How fast have you gone on a bicycle? 40mph? 50mph? Maybe even 70mph? That's quick enough to scare most of us off from making a habit of hitting such skin-peeling speeds, but then there's Denise Mueller-Korenek, who most definitely isn't like most of us. Denise hit 183.93mph this past September, otherwise known as NOPEmph and a number that was high enough to crush the motor-paced bicycle land speed record by 17mph.

That's 296kph in my currency, which is nearly three times the national speed limit on the highway. Or just a touch slower than the top speed of the new Acura NSX. Or way faster than a human's terminal velocity while free falling.


KHS Landspeed Record Bike
You think that your Pole or Nicolai is long? That's cute. Wheelies are probably out of the question.


First, what the heck is the motor-paced bicycle land speed record? It's pretty much what it sounds like, with the car (a freaking dragster in Denise's case) towing her for a mile and a half before she pulled a lever that released her from the back of it. But - and this is the important part - she stays tucked in behind a giant fairing attached to the back of the car while pedaling up to her max speed of NOPEmph. After that, Denise actually bumps up against the back of the car to slow down until she can use her one brake, which is just a simple V-brake.

The bike itself is equal parts exotic, rough around the edges, and pretty strange looking. And really, really long.


KHS Landspeed Record Bike
The carbon frame sports extremely thick tubes and aerodynamic sections that were designed to increase rigidity.


The wild looking frame is carbon fiber from tip to tail, and it was designed and manufactured by Len Lochmiller in San Diego. It also appears to be longer than Manute Bol was tall, and that's not too far off; it's well over 7ft long. That's for stability, of course, with a lot of the length behind Denise. The frame is so long, in fact, that a third triangle was created around the rear wheel by an aerodynamic tube that joins the seatstays and chainstays. Hey @paulaston, is this long enough for you?

Weight isn't of much concern when you're doing nearly 184mph across Utah’s legendary Bonneville Salt Flats; the frame ain't light, and the whole package is around the mid-30lb mark. In other words, it's longer than a Nicolai but still lighter. I jest.


KHS Landspeed Record Bike
KHS Landspeed Record Bike
The 17'' rims and spokes (left) come from the vintage drag racing world, and the tires are shaved down to make them as round as possible. There's just a simple V-brake (right) on the back to slow down.


One of the biggest challenges at these kinds of supercar-like speeds are the wheels and tires - who would have thought that cycling rubber isn't meant to go 300kph? Actually, there aren't many tire options for those speeds regardless of the vehicle you're using, which is why Denise's team ended up looking at vintage drag motorbikes.

That's where the 17'' rims and spokes ended up coming from, as well as the tires, and there's a set of modified Profile mountain bike hubs at the center. These were put together by Chris Garcia of SD Wheel Works.

Things get really wacky when you look at the number of chainrings and chains, but it's all there to serve a very specific purpose. If you had legs for days and four or five thousand watts to spare, you still probably wouldn't be able to break 40mph on flat ground simply because the gearing of your mountain bike, which is what provides the leverage, is going to top out. Even road bikes with tall gearing will spin out not far past that.

The answer: A compound drivetrain using two chainrings, two cogs, and a whole lot of chain. All this was assembled by Todd Schusterman of Davinci Designs.
KHS Landspeed Record Bike
Which side is the drive-side?

Remember, Denise didn't have to pedal her bike from a standstill but was towed by that dragster for the first mile and a half or so. After that, she unhooks from the car and is under her own power, so she only needed gearing that's going to work well into triple-digit speeds. What they came up with was a 62:12 ratio that's doubled which, when you do the math, works out to about 130ft of distance traveled every time she spins the cranks around. One pedal = 130ft. Wowzers.

For some context, your 29er and its 30-tooth chainring and 10-tooth cog give you approximately 23ft of distance with each rotation of the crank. So yeah, Denise is pushing a bit of a tall gear.


KHS Landspeed Record Bike
KHS Landspeed Record Bike
Without the compound drivetrain, Denise's chainring would have had to be comically large.


The compound drivetrain combines the left and right-side via a bottom bracket (of sorts) with a driver that sits on a slotted mount, and it's a bit like a bastardized, single-speed tandem drivetrain designed to break the sound barrier. I suspect that you'd just fall over if you tried to get it going from a standstill, but I would love to watch people try.

The dual crown fork is an RV1 from X-Fusion, and it's been modified to supply around 1.5'' of travel while still being long enough to give the bike speed-appropriate angles. There's no shock, but there is a suspension seatpost; go ahead and make fun but I bet things feel pretty rough at 183mph, and this has to help. There's a Hopey steering damper, too, because speed wobbles are the last thing you want in this game.


KHS Landspeed Record Bike
KHS Landspeed Record Bike
I've always like to push a tall gear, but with a nearly 130ft rollout this is taking things a bit too far no matter how many squats and lunges I do.

KHS Landspeed Record Bike
KHS Landspeed Record Bike
One side of her Speedplay pedals were fitted with these aerodynamic covers that resemble the surface of a golf ball. And no, that's not dirt - it's salt that was thrown up from the ground when Denise was at speed.


There are two more things at the front of the bike that are worth pointing out, one of which she needs to speed up and the other to slow down. Attached to a small carbon piece that extends out from the headtube is a cable-operated hook that attaches Denise's bike to the back of the drag car while she gets up to speed. Once she hit somewhere around 100mph, she pulled the left brake lever that's connected to the hook, and it releases her from the car. At that point, she's both under her own power and tucked in close behind the dragster's custom-made fairing.


KHS Landspeed Record Bike
The bumper (in red) is how Denise slows down as she bumps it up against the back of the dragster. The cable-operated hook behind it is what she used to get towed up to 100mph or so before pulling the left lever to release from the car.


Once she hit mach chicken, it was time to slow down ever so gently. If she simply pulled out from behind the fairing, the wind speed would likely feel like hitting a wall, a wall that would probably roundhouse kick the strongest of riders to the salty ground. Even with motorcycle leathers, that'd be pretty nasty.

Instead, Denise actually bumps up against a specific section of the back of the drag car as it coasts down from speed, and then she can use the rear V-brake once she's going at a more normal pace.


KHS Landspeed Record Bike
KHS Landspeed Record Bike
Remember Hopey steering dampers? Denise needs hers (left) to keep the bike stable. And of all the places to use a suspension seatpost (right), this has to be the coolest.


Unless you like to set landspeed records for a fun (and ridiculously scary) hobby, Denise's bike doesn't have much in common with what you or I spend most of our time on. It's certainly not a mountain bike. What it is, though, is an example of what happens when you have a single focus and one job: To go fast as f*ck. It doesn't have to jump, corner, or even start from a standstill under its own power, and while a common bicycle can do all those things, it would likely fall apart long before NOPEmph. The right tool for the job is the saying. So while Denise's wild, one-off "KHS" has no bearing on what we ride, it's neat to see a bike that has one very simple, yet very dangerous task.

So, what's the fastest you've ever gone on a bike?


169 Comments

  • + 130
 17 ain't dead.
  • + 2
 Plus sized 17.
  • - 40
flag aljoburr (Nov 14, 2018 at 2:32) (Below Threshold)
 17 is the rims size
  • + 49
 Looks like a Session
  • - 13
flag djbritec (Nov 14, 2018 at 6:05) (Below Threshold)
 I heard Randy rides plus sized 17
  • + 63
 @IluvRIDING: “Plus sized 17” AKA my prom date.
  • + 2
 @Marcencinitas: lol, ouch.
  • + 30
 Dom : You owe me a 10 second bike
KHS: Ok
  • + 12
 It definitely looks like a KHS...
  • - 19
flag speed10 (Nov 14, 2018 at 7:37) (Below Threshold)
 @aljoburr: this guy is right you haters. 17 is the rim size, we measure wheel diameter. so its more like 20"
  • + 17
 @speed10: You must be a blast at parties.
  • - 5
flag speed10 (Nov 14, 2018 at 8:54) (Below Threshold)
 @ninjatarian: I mean every comment below is bitching about how “technically” no real record was set, but here we are bumbling with a simple technicality that we all fundamentally agree on. So I’m the a*shole. Whatev. But yeah I got the joke, we all thought the same thing.
  • - 1
 @chyu: Dom: Oh god, KHS? you can have it back
  • - 1
 @MikeAzBS: My thought exactly
  • + 67
 All fine and good, but claiming that motor paced ride is a "fastest bike in the world" is like saying that Evel Knievel was the fastest man in the world, because he got shot out of a cannon. That might be true, technically, but totally misses the point of cycling.

Fastest bike in the world is a recumbent raced somewhere in Battle Mountain, Nevada. Last I heard they were doing close to 90mph. With their legs as their sole power source.
  • + 19
 And a full fairing.
  • + 30
 See it as a thought experiment. What is the fastest man can go pedalling on a bicycle with every help they can get. Surely there are other, more realistic categories of records, such as the example you mentioned. But these all out records have something fascinating to them imo.
  • + 10
 @sebazzo: "World motor bicycle assist." Most the drag is the air resistance. This has the possibility of adding forward airflow dependent on the cars design.

This is not an un-assisted human powered record.
  • + 13
 @sebazzo: If you tape a dude to a bike and drop him out of a plane flying at very low altitude he might have enough time to get a pedal stroke in after hitting the ground and thus smash this record (swiftly followed by every bone in his body). But, like with this actual attempt, why bother?
  • + 8
 @BenPea:
I would argue that the terminal velocity of a dude taped to a bike is probably far less than the 183.93 mph.

Edit: Nevermind, If you're including the initial forward velocity from the plane then you would be correct.
  • + 1
 @mrleach: yep, the plane is travelling at 600 knots to circumnavigate the terminal velocity issue.
  • + 12
 @mrleach: If two dudes were dropped out of planes, one at point A and one at point B, which one would arrive at the train station first?
#ILoveMaths
  • + 1
 It’s similar to big wave surfing. There’s competitions where you have to paddle in, and then competitions you can have a jetski tow in.

I’d like it if she had to pedal all the way from 0, but as long as she did the final 1/3 of the velocity under her own power, I’d call that honest.
  • + 29
 Yeah motor assistance is lame.

*Books uplift*
  • + 3
 @BenPea: "Why bother?"
I reckon an aeroplane assisted bike speed record would be awesome to watch. I'd definitely click that link, if it was posted.
  • + 22
 Like most of you, my initial instinct was to hate... Goofy looking bike, motor assisted... But after reading this and really thinking about it, it's insane.There's a lot on the line here and just so dangerous. Think about going that fast on this Frankenstein bucket of bolts. Slamming up against the car to slow down. One false move, and you've entered a world of pain you couldn't imagine. I don't know what a physical feat this is, but damn it takes guts. So as much as I'd like to, just can't hate on this.
  • + 4
 True. But the Battle Mountain record was set on a downhill course, even if only 1 ft. per mile. She was on the flats! Seriously though, there are many fastest people in the world.

Markus Stokl's ride of 102 km/h down the side of that Atacaman volcano gets my vote for worlds fastest ride.
  • - 2
 She was going faster than freefall, hence dropping her out of a plane would have been stupid on a couple of levels at least.@BenPea:
  • + 1
 @TheR: it's a bit like what Eric Barone used to do going down mountainsides, but at least he had the courtesy to entertain us with a massive wipeout at least once.
@willj82: yes, I would actually click on that vid, rather than just talking shit about it.
  • - 1
 Unless dropped out of the space shuttle. Point taken.
  • + 0
 @Lugers: you read my mind
  • + 1
 Markus actually went 167km/h on dirt.
  • + 1
 Lol true @Steventux:
  • + 6
 @nozes: Battle Mountain www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNW1gaYR9wg

Well technically. Even these gentleman and ladies at Battle Mtn. are getting an assist. Right at the start, a little human push assist.

I find this exercise interesting, because it's how the Higgs Boson Field might work and show why we can't travel faster than light. It makes me wonder, can an object be drafted in a HB Field, so that the second object is prevented from experiencing the same time dilation and acquiring increased mass of the first object which is creating velocity? Or is the reaction of an object passing through the HBF the same for each object traveling through space no matter the distance relative to one another? Do the people at CERN think that the HBF might have a gravitational wake of some sort? Finally, if something could exceed the speed of light, would it shed its mass in some sort of "light boom", reminiscent of a sonic boom achieved going faster than sound?

I think it's pretty cool. I'd be terrified back there. Time for a long safety break.
  • + 2
 @bjorntsc: They used a huge horse float looking thing to generate a wind shadow that could probably drag another car along if it got up to speed and then went into neutral gear.
  • - 1
 I dunno.. I would really call a fully incapsulated recumbent a bike either though.
  • + 0
 Still thinking about speed of light. There has to be something faster than light. Has to be.

I've read about the big bang and the fist few moments. They talk about how fast the universe expanded. That was faster than light in those first few minutes. Supposedly. What was is? Was there resistance? I think the Higgs Boson field sets on top of another field than has no resistance or maybe encourages or accelerates movement like a vacuum cleaner placed in front of something.

I'm also wondering about Plank's Constant. We can measure Planks constant, but does it change with different types of light. If light is shining on a train, going the speed of light, is that light going faster than light? Or is Higgs Boson the reason that light goes the constant speed it goes? Does the HB also limit the speed of all things? But, if the speed of light could be sped up, would Planck's Constant decrease? Just like objects approaching the speed of light compress and decrease in size?

I'm thinking that if there is some type of wave or field that is capable of faster than light, the key is a perfect observation of a supernova. My theory is that there is a field that is faster than light and it will be observable by watching the total light bulb of a SuperNova. I think that some effect of the explosion will travel/ripple a faster than light field. This will cause objects and dust to glow (give off photons) far far away from the star, (on the edge of the star system, in the Oort Cloud region) before the actual explosion ever reaches that distance. This might be why Super Nova are thought to be so bright. We might observe more light than just the light of the star exploding. Seeing this material light up just after a stellar explosion will be proof of a new field and pave the way for faster that light travel. I call it the Wild Field, it will be where time and distance are irrelevant. And traveling in this field is how we will get to other stars and even galaxies. It has to be true, we can't be just stuck here in this little solar system forever and ever.
  • + 27
 Very cool to see the way equipment had to take a step back to meet the requirements if the speed; small wheels, fat tires, v brake.
  • + 6
 The SCTA regulation doesn't allow regular tires to go over 130mph so none of the bicycle tires could pass the control. Also a smaller tire diameter with the same mass can hold speed easier, but still we're talking about over 130mph so nothing to do with 50 on a downhill circuit. You can keep using your 29 it won't blow out...
  • + 3
 Don't step back too far or the wheels turn into wood. m.pinkbike.com/photo/13764920 this used to be the fastest bike in the world on wooden Wheels
  • + 1
 @qreative-bicycle: Would a larger wheel of the same mass not hold speed easier? Larger rotational inertia
  • + 1
 @natemeyer: wood is the new carbon
  • + 1
 Looks like a bloody death trap.
  • + 2
 @Protato: everything gets bloody when you step back in history
  • + 0
 Ya, but I'm pretty sure just to stop the brakes were worn all the way through, I wouldn't doubt that those aren't the original pads :o
  • + 1
 @natemeyer: Yes it would but I don't think they wanted that then I'm pretty sure it would be harder to stop
  • + 1
 The fact that meeting the requirements of going fast in a straight line on a flat surface meant using what we thought was passable for trail riding really underscores how backwards we had it.
  • + 1
 @DrPete: If only it were that simple of a conclusion we could draw. Smaller wheels are still more likely to get speed wobble, right? And the benefit of rim brakes is stopping power over sensitivity so that makes some sense, but not so much that drag cars are doing it, right?

I think this is interesting because this bike comes near a place where the simplistic level of Newtonian physics (which I am told is really the elementary school of physics) that most of us use from day to day just isn't enough to describe the material needs at this level.
  • + 27
 7 water bottle supports compatible...
  • + 26
 “Fastest towed bicycle in the world”
  • + 16
 I've done 100kph on my mtb, which I was at for a grand total of 3 seconds before the hill started to mellow out. I cant even comprehend what three times that speed would feel like. Nor do I want to...
  • + 5
 To be fair, behind a drag car you probably get a lot less wind than you did riding 100kph. Your effectively in a vacuum.
  • + 1
 @clarky78: I don't even understand why this is a record for fastest bicycle to begin with.
There is no real wind resistance and they could not even speed up their own weight. Ridiculous stupid to call this bicycle world speed record.
  • + 1
 @Serpentras: Because it is something insane the average person would never do.
Yeah its not solely pedal powered, but it take immense skill to keep a bike stable at that speed. Imagine falling at over 100mph on a bicycle, it would be insane. Yeah people on motorcycles go that fast all the time, but this is on something you are actively pedaling, not powered by motor.p
  • + 15
 So many haters. I get the "record-breaking" aspects of this thing are weird, but I don't really think the point is that it has anything to do with traditional bicycling. Sure it broke "a record". Why the hell can't you just appreciate the fact that for a few moments, she's traveling that f'ing fast, on a bicycle, relative to the ground? It's the risk factor that is gnarly. We like risky stuff on bikes, right? And she did it on this machine that looks like it was built in a garage, by poor college students who had access to carbon fiber from their aerospace engineering lab and uncle was a into motorcycle drag racing, with literally bolts they could find just lying around...I mean look at the underside shot of the compound drivetrain. Thats 3 different types of fasteners making up the 4 bolted joint locations on the intermediate crank shaft mount thingy. They didn't even have 4 of the same bolts, and at least one is standard thread Grade 8! Does your bike have grade 8 fasteners?!?!?! I love it.
  • + 1
 It’s like riding 2018 RB Rampage with a Karpiel...
  • + 15
 Folks... it doesn’t matter whether it was assisted or not, she went 183mph or 296kph.

Let that sink for a moment...

Not many people would do that, even WC level...
  • + 1
 I once drove an excessively tuned GTI at about 160mph down a mountain pass in Mexico...it was sketchy on so many levels!
  • + 3
 Most people won’t ever do that in a car! I’ve had some cool cars but bottled it beyond 155mph. That is ridiculously fast!
  • + 3
 @cunning-linguist: that was way too fast...I was young and thought I was indestructible...nowadays I rarely hit even 100mph, which makes me one of the slowest drivers on German highways!
  • + 16
 Pinkbike Users, "nothing could be more useless than E bike articles."
Pinkbike, "hold my beer."
  • + 8
 I gotchu
  • + 11
 That's the new Sram Reverse Boost Eagle Plus Dub chainset. I'll wait for the NX version. Amazing stuff though! Mega brave lady.
  • + 8
 Haters can hate, but simple fact is that she accelerated from 100 mph to 184 mph under her own power.

Sure there is drafting involved but I dare say that none of the tough talking little pricks on this website would have the balls to do 200 km/h on a bike, let alone almost 300 km/h!

Have a look at the actual video of the run with the salt and shit flying everywhere. It's hardcore and the margin for error is minuscule at that speed. Amazing effort.
  • + 10
 Want to impress me , use a unicycle
  • + 5
 It would be interesting to know what the rules are about the tow. Is there a maximum tow speed? Do you have to pedal a certain amount above release speed? Basically I was wondering what is stopping you just being towed to 200mph and then sitting in the slip stream at that speed for a while? (Other than massive proverbial balls!)
  • - 3
 "(Other than massive proverbial balls!)" or massive boobies (or lady bits?), it was a woman riding this bike...
  • + 4
 @Obidog: did you just assume her genitalia?!
  • + 3
 @Obidog: 109 sex in the world and you chose a woman?
  • + 5
 I'm not sure I get this at all. Basically your in a vacuum behind the car, I'm pretty sure with taller gearing some of those track dudes, with thighs so big they walk like they have a horse between their legs could easily smash that. No disrespect, but getting pulled to a high speed and then pedalling in a vacuum is not that insane. Anyone who has ridden behind a vehicle will know the affect it has, you don't even have to try to maintain 40-50mph.
  • + 10
 I'm not sure who this really appeals to, other than the people who partake. I understand it's pushing the limits of human capacity and technology to some extent. Once you start towing a bike with a dragster, it turns into a "who gives a crap" record (IMO).
  • + 5
 @derekbob: That should be a Friday Feature on PB. The Weekly Who Gives a Crap Record. We could come up with lots.
  • + 4
 I got up to 52.5 mph on my mtb in the mid 90's at a DH race. Then I had a fork seal blow out, covering the rim and v-brakes with brake fluid. Good thing the back brake kinda slowed me down. The baby head sized rocks slowed me down too. Going that fast wasn't scary, having no front brake going into a rock garden, that was scary. I rolled through it, but my run was shot. But I tell ya what, was that ever fun.
  • + 2
 The f*ck would you want your front brake in a rock garden for?!
  • + 7
 @isolationismdivision: launch yourself OTB and over the finish line?
When in doubt, air it out.
  • + 1
 @mburnes: legendary words to live by. Huck to flat to yard sale across the finish line.
  • + 2
 @isolationismdivision: Like, to slow down. There was a steep shoot, with a few roots at the end of it, then a berm, then rock garden. I had no idea the speed I was going, but knew it was way too fast for the rock garden. Hit the roots, felt it, saw it, smelt it, right away when the seal let go. You had to slow way down for the rock garden, not a simple brake check, I had a whopping 80mm's of fork travel. I went in there balls out. There was a 5 foot rolling drop right after it, I launched it. It threw me off line, I just couldn't stop. Missed a tree and some old lady. Jeez, you act like I can't ride a bike. #rodea1milewheelieonmy47thbirthday
  • + 1
 @isolationismdivision: you do realize you have better control when you can manage the majority of your breaking with your front brake instead of slowing the wheel that you need the most rotation from?
  • + 0
 Hush child, please.
  • + 6
 I think the fastest for me is 70km/h or 43.5mph. I remember thinking, "If I fall I'll be skinned alive" and, "this thing's pretty garbage to be going this fast".
  • + 2
 Yeah I did 70km/h on my road bike over the summer and was shitting bricks. It was a lot of fun, but terrifying.
  • + 1
 @mburnes: Yeah, this was going down a mountain road into the town of Radium British Columbia. You could probably go well over 100km/h, if you put leathers on, and rode the proper bike.
  • + 8
 So.....29ers aren't faster??
  • + 5
 I'm going to break her record by riding a children's bike inside a 747 while it's flying to Singapore. I may get arrested in the end but i'd still break her record.
  • + 2
 How did she signal to the dragster to go faster? I mean, if the car goes too fast, she is dropped from the slipstream. IF she has has more energy in the tank to push a bit more, how did she tell the driver? Did they agree on a speed before hand?
  • + 6
 What?? Marketing was wrong, all bs that you need a 29er to go fast..
  • + 1
 Too much wind resistance?
  • + 1
 I'm guessing...
these are motor cycle wheels so I reckon they need to be stiff an very strong. To make a 29er wheels with the equivalent strength an stiffness would more than likely weigh way too much an possibly have too much rolling resistance ???
  • + 1
 gyroscopic effect could be a factor too?
  • + 1
 Because riding 190mph on a salt flat requires the exact same equipment as riding up and down mountains on trails.
  • + 4
 if you have to use imperial, please add metric so the rest of the world don't need to google it.
  • + 1
 It's not very well taken care of. Still has sand and dirt all over it. Not to mention the random bolts used on the 2nd BB...2 Phillips,one 12mm and one Allen...wtf is that? I build better bikes than this, and travelling behind a car is not biking to 183mph, it's coasting in the tailwind. I can do 80 on my bike too when I hold onto the back of a semi...come on, get real!
  • + 4
 "...aerodynamic sections designed to increase rigidity..." Why the hell do you need aerodynamics when wind isn't a factor?
  • + 5
 130ft rollout ...
I'll put that down as "climb like a goat"
  • + 5
 you ever take it off any sweet jumps?
  • + 1
 I can't even begin to imagine how much it would hurt if you fell off at that speed! Denise has definitely learnt how to override her sense of self preservation, that's for sure.
  • + 4
 Why yes, I do think my Pole is long.
  • + 2
 Being able to drive a sports car at that speed would be quite the experience...I can't imagine a bicycle. Who here has driven a car north of 250kph?...I haven't.
  • + 3
 whats the speed record for a bicycle on flat ground with no motor assist or drafting?
  • + 13
 At least 12 km/h.
  • + 3
 In the end, It's just the fastest sleigh bike in the world.
  • + 1
 Cool read, dig this article. To answer the question, 63mph for me and it was an MTB on dirt.....thought that was pretty ridiculous, but 184mph must be nuts.
  • + 2
 It's also a fixed gear. They forgot to mention that. So if she stopped peddling=death
  • + 1
 can't stop. don't want to either.
  • + 1
 Came for the butthurt "but drafting" and "motor assist sucks but now I gotta go because my shuttle is leaving" comments, wasn't disappointed.
  • + 2
 All I want to see is someone trying to pedal from 0. Even just picking up the back wheel and try to turn the cranks over.
  • + 1
 The attention to detail is startling. It’s a cobbled together monstrosity. I’m surprised the bike passed tech inspection.
  • + 3
 This towed record craze is stupid
  • + 3
 shocked by the fact they use a V-brake
  • + 3
 Strange record, riding behind the bumper of a dragster, with a bicycle.
  • + 2
 Fastest was 76km/h on a downhill with cobbles. People were already looking from far because of the noise of the tyres
  • + 2
 The fastest i have been on a bicycle was like 30... - Thirty what? - Thirty speed!
  • + 3
 I could have sworn you guys already posted this article.
  • + 2
 Nothing says 184mph like a V-brake.
  • + 1
 Looks like the "long, low & slack" trend works in some other cycling disciplines
  • + 1
 i got 63mph on my roadie, after about 25, its going to sting a bit no matter what speed your hitting
  • + 1
 They way she did it with the car assisting, it is not the fastest bike in the world
  • + 1
 And the second attempt with the 183.93 record is here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-FC1wMPu8Q
  • + 2
 Looks like a BMX with DH forks on it?
  • + 2
 Going 300kph with only a V-Brake attached to the rear seems great!
  • + 0
 Please update your post with this video instead:

"Project Speed - Denise Mueller Sets Women's Land Speed World Record"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz8_wH3dZ-w
  • + 2
 Crazy to see all these details.
  • + 2
 But it wasn't pedal power....
  • + 2
 Most world records are just weird flexes
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 Cool that a woman is pulling this off. Testosterone just slows you down. Got to check out this video of the 'Red Baron' going for another downhill speed record on a somewhat normal bike. Frame builder is still crying, and so is the helmet chin strap designer. Holy lava colonic. And remind anyone of the intro to The Six Million Dollar man? We can rebuild him.
m.youtube.com/watch?v=iRGcrN41cj8
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 Yes, that does remind me of one of the best TV intros ever.
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 Looks like a Trump bone spur!
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 Looks like a bike you'd see at NAHBS
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 She must be that fast because she trains with her brothers.......
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 Grip2 damper in that seat post
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 183.9 m/h and they didn't even take off the chain guard......
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 No mention of the head tube angle, I am disappointed.
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 How v-brake need stop this bike?????? Please video)))
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 I like the guy in the red Gumby suit, riding down a volcano, better
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 There is one wingnut on the bike. Quality stuff right there
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 No water bottle? Guess I'll settle for the second fastest bike...
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 Is that a new wheel size?
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 I didn’t think khs made their own carbon bikes lol
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 Imagine how fast you could get on a 29er......
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 need to see the actual video of her doing the record....please
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 184mph with a single V-brake has to be the most insane thing I've ever heard
  • + 0
 We landed on the moon
  • + 1
 What does a steering damper do?
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 Dampens the steering ???? But actually it just adds resistance so you can’t steer as easily or something like that so basically it’s for stability.
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 @evanmtb: That's what I thought but I wasn't sure. A lot simpler than I thought it would be.
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 B,bu but but 29ers are faster........?
(sarcasm btw)
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 Ellsworth...is that you?
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 "Wheelies are probably out of the question."

Challenge accepted
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 Is it 29+ compatible?
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 @mikelevy what is the geo on that beast? Head angle must be sub 60º?
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 Looks like a right piece of sh*t !
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 this is so stupid, fuck off.
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 Here is where every angry neckbeard complains because a woman did it.
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 not very green
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 Take it to megaavalnche
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 16.98
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 HArdtail gang
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 How can it be fast? Look how long those chain stays are????
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 longer lower slacker...
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 Randy's old bike
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