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What's the fastest you've ever gone on the flats on a bike? I never seem to be able to break 30 km/h
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>>1051702
Maybe a little over 30mph (48km/h), I haven't tried a flat ground speed since getting my speedo (I've hit 36mph downhill, with a longer hill I could probably get to 40mph with my gearing).

30km/h (18.6mph) is pretty slow if that's your flat out sprint speed, that's a typical cruising speed for me and I'd imagine most riders on here. What is it that you think is limiting you, your strength, gearing, or your bike?
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>>1051704
Lungs/strength
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about three fiddy
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I can hit about 40 mph with a 53x11 on the flats with my road bike. I can hold this for a few miles before I burn out. I always end up running out of gearing with a 46t when in route to the trails.. I understand you think you are some eilte rider that 'knows' everything about biking but I think you are just weak as fuck.
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Current record without a tailwind or negative slope to assist me is 56 km/h.
With tailwind, I've easily broken 60+.
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>>1051702
What the fuck? The average healthy human can run ~15 mph. You're seriously saying you can only go ~3 mph faster than that on a bike?
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42-50kmh probably I don't look at the computer when I'm riding fast, but on flats I can cruise at 35kmh with no problem and kinda low rpm. Of course I'm not fast and not really strong, yesterday I did a 65km short ride and averaged 30/kmh and my knees exploded because I averaged 35kmh on flats and climbed pretty fast too.
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>>1051746
I just felt like making a thread don't judge me.
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>>1051702
Fuckin pleb
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>>1051746
Out of curiosity and I suppose it's kind of relevant to this thread, how fast can you guys run? It's a harder thing to measure but I know I can hit at least 20mph as I can max out the treadmill at my work gym.
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>>1051787
I fucking hate running
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Been cycling semi seriously for about 9 months I think. Not tried sprinting my fastest out the saddle. Seated on the flat I got to 49km/h averaging about 45km/h along a 1.5km segment once. I was pretty cooked after that though.

I'm a total pussy at descending. Once it gets over about 55km/h I get a squeaky bum. Not confident enough in my cornering, desu. Slowly improving though. I'd like to get above 60km/h
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>>1051791

Averaging about 40km/h, not 45. My mistake.
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>>1051787

>running
>ever

true pleb
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>>1051797
Usain Bolt probably gets more pussy than any cyclist. Fuck long distance running though.
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>>1051787
No idea I hate running. I'm not fast, so I'd guess I'd max out around 12-15 mph.
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MAYBE 15mph. sub-30 psi Minions aren't really conducive to going fast on a road.
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>>1051810
Flat out? I don't care if you're riding a damn fatbike, if you can't break 15mph you suck.
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A bit over 30mph. Would probably be higher if I had a road bike and didn't chicken out.
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>>1051746
I assume he means in the snow. I have trouble breaking 12mph in the snow myself, especially if there's a packed layer under the fresh powder

Anyway as far as top speed ever, I briefly hit 47.5 once on a descent, it terrified me and I will never do that again
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>>1051826
What part of his post makes you assume he means in the snow?
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>>1051826
>I briefly hit 47.5 once on a descen
OP here. I've gone almost 60
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The only bike I have a cycling computer on is my fixed gear, because watching my cadence is fun. I briefly hit ~38 mph on a ride with my coworker. It was terrifying to spin at 190 rpm.
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42.3mph according to strava
>t-thanks /fit/
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>>1051702
I can get over 30mph on flats; I've never really recorded it.

I've topped 50 mph once on a steep descent, yikes.
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>>1051702
50 km/h on a utility bike
55 km/h on a 26er MTB
62 km/h on a road bike
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>>1052044
>55 km/h on a 26er MTB
I don't believe you. No mtn bike is geared that tall.
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>>1052045
Git gud
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>>1052045
I'm guessing he means descending and not on flat ground.
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I don't have a modern 11 speed bike yet, but spinning out 14 x 53 on my 8 x 2 yields 40 - 50kmph. Usually cruising around 25-35 kmph though. Really excited to see what it's like to train and race w/ 6800 on carbon.
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I have no idea what my max speed on flats and without wind is because where I live there aren't very many flats, there aren't very many days without some noticeable degree of wind, and the really flat plains near me are ALWAYS windy. I would speculate that my top sprint without any assistance would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 35mph or 60kph...

I think it's more useful to say that my cruising speed over the course of a ride is 16mph on a day when I'm taking it easy or just really early in the springtime, an average in the 20-21 mph over a decent length ride means I'm moving pretty good. My goal for this coming year is to do a century ride, solo, breaks and pit stops included, in under 5 hours. I nearly achieved it this past May before injury interrupted my season, so it's definitely possible.
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>>1052045

t. 30t 1x chainring babby

meanwhile in the real world, the vast majority of 26' MTBs come with a triple and a top gear of 44x11, which can easily get up to 55 or even 60 km/h on the flat.
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I did 88mph in -85, been here for a few years now.
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>>1052151
>MTBs come with a triple and a top gear of 44x11, which can easily get up to 55

you CAN go 55kmh on flat on a mtb but doesnt meand you COULD. Its close to imposible even with 1,5" slicks
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>>1052176
Seriously? I did it with nobby tires. Schwalbe Nobby Nics 2.3's.
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>>1052151
this assumes a perfectly windless day which is rare
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>>1052176
You are weak.
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>>1052313
>Seriously? I did it with nobby tires. Schwalbe Nobby Nics 2.3's.

BULLSHIT DETECTED

NN's are 2,25, not 2,3. jokes aside, have you reallly done 60khm on a flat and held it?
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>>1052478
Of course he fucking hasn't. That sort of speed is going to take 1200-1500w, whilst he might possibly be able to put out that sort of power he won't be able to do it for long enough to get up to that speed.
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>>1051787
16:25 5k on Saturday
I don't really ride bicycles though
going to start soon though
got a road bicycle on cl recently
going to get some lightweight rims
got a deal lined up with some guy on cl to get a dura ace cassette...those make you faster right?
I'm reaelly starting to think these people are afraid of running...it's a form of transportation...but no cyclists seem to have the courage to say how fast they run...maybe they don't know how, but I'm skeptical since I've spoken with an ex-pro and he said he ran a 5:10 mile in PE once, though he never formally trained for running
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50kmh sprint but only for about 10 seconds. Probably had a bit of wind pushing too.
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45 km/h on my 13 kg 9 0 s m t b w / s l i c k s , fuck you freds.
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>>1052176

I've done it myself with Conti X King 2.4 27.5's and 30/10 gearing. Cadence is like 240 or something, so you can't hold it for long, just enough for the gps to get a fix.
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>>1054144
>>1051787
I am not a runner, but I am a strong rider. This past year my family did the annual Thanksgiving meal a day early, and a family member invited me to participate in a 'turkey trot' 5k run together the next morning for fun - under the influence of the spirit of family togetherness and several glasses of wine I agreed. Despite being somewhat hungover, having done essentially no running (occasionally I'll go hiking, and I did do a bit of jogging this past summer for some complicated reasons) in the past few months, and terrible shoes that led to some very real pain before the 5k was over (and the entire week afterwards), I put in a time of 23:12 and spent the entire run passing people who had started earlier, including a lot of people who were obviously runners.

So yes, cycling fitness can translate into decent running performance, but really what does it matter? Running is still horrible, it's an athletic activity that destroys your joints and offers none of the excitement of riding a bike.
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>>1051702
>tfw you went to high school with Sasha

She didn't seem like the kind of girl who would go into porn.
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>>1054266
Maybe that's why she's so hawt.
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>>1051702
around 70kph on a dyke, carried by a gust of wind on a very windy day. Span out my 52x11 there unfortunately. Going the other way wasnt very pleasant though as I was working my ass off to go 15-20kph.

Without a tailwind to assist me I can go about 50-55 if I try really hard, but I would barely last 15 seconds doing that.
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>>1054266
Did she talk a lot?
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>>1051702
I used to practice this all the time, I have hit 34 mph on the flats for about 100 yards. I have been trying to break 50mph (best so far has been 49.2) on a decent for awhile now and I think I really need to work on my aero to achieve that as pedaling really isnt working. I only have a 53-12 so maybe with an 11 I could but we will have to wait and see about that.
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>>1054343
You just need a bigger hill.
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>>1054275
Plz OP. We must continue this wonder off-topic discussion.
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25mph for me on flat paved surfaces. Though it was on a heavier and older MTB that had a fucked up drivetrain stuck on a medium gear. Meaning the bike would not go any faster even if I pedaled more. Not to mention I was using MTB tires instead of slicks.

Bike needs a lot of maintenance and has recently become unrideable. I'm a poorfag so when I get the money for parts and new slicks I can probably fix it up and get it to do 50mph or more.
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>>1054275
>>1055007

I don't remember her standing out at all to be quite frank with you famalam. I think we were both class of 06 but she moved schools and graduated from somewhere else
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47 km/h flat,
71km/h downhill with tail wind.
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>>1051705
pussy
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>>1052478
Held it? No. Of course not. It was an all out sprint effort with a tailwind.
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>>1055189
I smoke
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>>1051833
are we talking MPH or KPH here? Theres a hill near me that i take on nicer commutes that i can usually hit just about 50 mph on. it's curvy too so it feels real nice to bomb down
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I can hit about 40 mph with a 53x11 on the flats with my road bike. I can hold this for a few miles before I burn out. I always end up running out of gearing with a 46t when in route to the trails.. I understand you think you are some eilte rider that 'knows' everything about biking but I think you are just weak as fuck.
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>>1051702
lol u pussy

I've gone at least 25mph that I know of cruising (for a short stretch). I don't have a speedo but some dude in a truck was pacing us and at a stop light was like damn y'all going fast lol
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59km/h on my roadbike is the fastest I've gone when I really went all out for it just to test how fast I could go
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>>1055403
km
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close to 60 on capital expressway san jose

i grabbed a truck who was at the front of red light que, he didnt want me hanging on so he hit the gas hard.

i did a little wheelie after letting go
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>>1057391

>i grabbed a truck

cheater
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>>1054261
I pr'd by 20 seconds on Saturday
I never have joint pain
I'd finish when you're still looking at a little under a mile... Anyways I'd like to know your max speed on a bicycle for reference
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>>1051702
>I never seem to be able to break 30 km/h
Are you shitting? I'm 32 and only do casual rides on my 80s bike and I easily get over 30 km/h. Not even joking. You must be either fat or have bad cardio bruh.
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>>1058119
Wow get a load of this bad ass
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>>1051702

Have you tried trying?
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>>1058123
He's right though, 30kmh isn't a lot
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>>1051702
>I never seem to be able to break 30 km/h
What in the actual flippity flappity flying fuck?

I could average 18 MPH over four+ miles in traffic (on my best run) on a shitty Big 5 bike with a milk crate filled with shit (1/2 to 1 gallon of bater, books, etc.) zip tied to my rear rack while wearing a shirt, tie, and slacks with absolutely no training. With no milk crate on I could sprint up to and touch 25/26 on the flats and sustain 23 for a short period of time.

What the hell is the matter with you?
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>>1051791
>Not tried sprinting my fastest out the saddle.
There's no way you're faster out of the saddle, especially on the flats, than in the saddle if you have even the slightest bit of technique. Getting out of the saddle lets you change the muscles used so you can climb without burning out but it is by no means faster.
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>>1052045
>he can't spin at 200 rpm
pussy
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Fastest I've been able to reach on a flat was 32 mph, 36 with a tail wind. This was in Oklahoma, so the tailwinds could be a big assist.

The fastest I've ever gone was on a descent from the Columbia glacier going down towards Jasper in Alberta. I hit 58 mph that day.
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If you want a non-cyclist benchmark, I'm just a pilotfag but when I was a kid I hit about 25-30 mph on the flat with my mountain bike in a sprint. I wasn't a fatty but I wasn't athletic either. I didn't have a computer or anything to get an exact number but my neighbor and I did try to measure eachother with two chalk lines in the street 50' apart and a stopwatch.
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>>1051702
About 62-65 km/h On the flats, but that's when I was doing a lot of plyometric training as well as riding.
If I recall my gearing was 53/13 I think.

Also, OP pic is a QT; are there nudes of her?
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>>1051702
It depends a lot. normally im comfortable around 35 km/h on flat road. But it all depends on wind.
> pic related: looked at one of my flattest runs. and I hit around 45km/h on the flat. I could probably have gone a bit faster. Mind youthough, I have only recently taken up road biking.
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i broke the sound barrier

it was amazing

i went up knob hill on my huffy and pedaled down as fast as i could. i'm still on the bike to this day, i''m currently going 212 mph
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>>1051702
I almost hit a solid 40 km/hr at the end of a small descent, with my mountain bike bought in 1992 by my father because discounted (99 bucks lasted 25 years, yea!)
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26' hardtail, 48x11t, diamond slicks. can hit 55km/h. can hold ~45 for kilomemes, depending on road quality/graining.
max speed was 86km/h on gravel, downhill. feels awesome.
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>>1058141

Pacing is faster in the saddle because it's more efficient, but top sprint speed is achieved out of the saddle.

You put more power out when you're out of the saddle. You bring more muscles into the movement and you use the legs/glutes in a stronger part of their range of motion.

See:
>Track cyclists getting up to speed out of the saddle
>Other pros getting up to speed out of the saddle during TT
>The entire pro peloton getting out of the saddle simultaneously for the final sprint
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>I never seem to be able to break 30 km/h

Senpai you really gotta step it up.
https://www.strava.com/activities/167221357#22072140240
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>>1059694
I bet your little island looks beautiful
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I did some sprint reps in February. I don't "train" but I found this area of nice smooth low traffic road and it seemed the thing to do. Max on flat w/o wind about 32mph. not momentary, but not long enough to win any races for damn sure.
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>>1059706
Also, I don't have a dedicated gofast road bike. I keep a full rear fender on always and at that time had dual side flat/spd pedals.
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>>1051702
Hammering in a 500m sprint, 56km/h max at 48km/h average.
Also
>using imperial for cycling
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>>1051702
My average cruising speed is 24mph
Unless I'm really taking my time at 15mph to take in scenery.
What kind of bike do you have?
Multi geared mtb?
Road?
Single gear?
Or convenience store/walmart bike?
You may be in the wrong gear if cruising faster isn't comfortable or you may need to put in effort to maintain a higher average until it's more comfortable.
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Managed to get up to 8.5 furlongs / microfortnight 2 Sundays before Pentecost last year in the Magyar crownlands.
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>>1060288
It's a 1/2 carbon 1/2 aluminum road bike with 21 speeds

I'm pretty sure it comes down to the fact that I smoke.
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>>1059978
>using imperial
ftfy
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>>1051702
Strava says 58km/h on a 26'er.
I dunno, this is not even that good.
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>>1060428
On flat ground? If so that's really quick, especially if it's a mountain bike (unbelievably so). If it's downhill that's still pretty quick.
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>>1051799
Do you think this is some sort of argument?

Speculation about how much pussy being good at x gets you is true pleb shit but I'd bet my next paycheck any sample group of straight women would find Peter Sagan more attractive than you, bub.
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>>1055314
Smoke or vape? Be specific
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>>1060454
I make my own cigs with loose tobacco. 10-15 a day.
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>>1060418
Probably. You should quit friend.
Make sure you are in the right gear and your tires are firm too.
I think if you're willing to invest in the equipment like you have, you might as well not cap your potential with cigarettes and make it worth it.
You can do it.
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>>1060519
My equipment is adequate and I'm currently chewing the gum :)
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>>1051702
You think she does nudes???
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29er in flat I've managed to hit 55km/h+ for about 10 or 15 seconds
down a slope with the same 29er I reached 76km/h according to my GPS and it was scary as fuck (it was a dirt road with a somewhat thin line)

could probably go much faster on tarmac though
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>>1060620
not everyone is a whore, anon. she looks much too classy to put naked pictures on the internet
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My best up till now is 34 km/h time trialing over a course of 46 km with about 200 heightmeters and little wind.
Fastest downhill is 80 kmh down Mont Ventoux.
Sprinting on flat surfaces I have no idea but I can sprint over 40 kmh on a 5 to 6% hill.

I don't consider myself a good cyclist by any stretch of the imagination but I don't understand how it can be hard to hit 30 kmh for a few minutes, wind or not, if you have had any practice. Something must be up.
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>>1051702
I like Sasha Grey so hard
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>>1051787

>all these slow faggots

My best was a 15:55 5K at one point. Along with you I could hit 20mph in a full sprint. I have difficulty believing I could much faster than that though.
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>>1060384
>8.5 furlongs / microfortnight
8.5 furlongs/microfortnight * 0.125 miles/furlong * 10^6 microfortnight/fortnight * fortnight/2 weeks * 1week/7days * 1day/24hours =
3162 miles/hour
Even your shitposts suck
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>>1060923
>I can sprint over 40 kmh on a 5 to 6% hill
What team do you ride with?
How did you do in the Paris-Roubaix today?
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>>1051702
75mph, using a tow.
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Only been riding a month and I've sustained 15-18 mph if I didn't cycle the day before. If I'm cycling consecutive days my legs just don't have it in me to go super fast.

26 mph is as fast as I've done downhill and that's about as fast as I can spin in the top gears.

Then again the longest I've ridden at once is 13 miles.....expecting to be doing 25 by a month from now. Oh i'm also fat as fatass, weighed in at 257 this morning, down from 280.

I'd like to give myself a rest day between rides but right now it's too much fun and excitement to not ride everyday.
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>>1062694
250 lbs OP here

Get a gym membership
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>>1062696

I have one, been lifting off and on for 15 years. I quit smoking and drinking this year and decided to go full /fit/ for real this time. Hence, buying two bicycles and getting my lungs back.
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>>1062696
You don't need to join a gym to lose weight. If you eat like a normal person instead of a greedy pig (or even better, eat even less) it's not hard to burn a decent amount of calories with cycling or other sports. If for some reason you can't go outside then use that gym money to buy a spin bike or rollers and ride indoors.
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>>1062697
Nice
>>1062698
It's more complicated than that. Building muscles makes you burn more calories just by sitting around, and it's great to have intermittently to give your legs a break.
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>>1062694
Good on ya
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>>1062698
I was quite a bit fatter and I lost a significant amount of weight by change my eating habits


I didn't add anything or subtract anything from my life style. They say it's 80% what you eat 15% what you do rest is genetics
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>>1051702
on the flats while do a short sprint for about 30 seconds, I can usually hit 50-55km/h on my road bike (50x12).

I've managed to hit 79km on a nice straight downhill, not sure about the accuracy of my cycling comp though.
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>>1051702
Your speedometer is rigged incorrectly
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imperialfags should be forced to convert their units before posting
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>>1054259
>Cadence is like 240 or something
Do mtb people measure cadence differently?
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>>1051702
>30km/h
I have ran faster than this...
Good thing I have never come to this thread before.
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I can hit about 40 mph with a 53x11 on the flats with my road bike. I can hold this for a few miles before I burn out. I always end up running out of gearing with a 46t when in route to the trails.. I understand you think you are some eilte rider that 'knows' everything about biking but I think you are just weak as fuck.
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>>1051702
36km/h something like that if there's no wind, I don't have a speedometer so I use an app on my phone to record GPS data
I assume it would be a lot better if I was on a light road bike, but I ride a MTB and I sit fairly upright.
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>>1065899
>strava
the fastest I have gone according to strava is 88.6 km/h on a flat road.
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I'm not in the best in shape so even with a decent road bike I can only get around 21-22 mph (33-35 kmh) sprinting. Although my excuse for being shit at sprints is I mainly focus on trying to get a high average speed which depending on things like wind, hills, and the number of crossings where you have to come to a complete stop can either be a breeze or quite difficult actually.




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